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Mar. 6th, 2017 06:58 pm
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Anastasia is back on BROADWAY!! I'm so excited. This was such an undertated movie, loved the songs, story, and everything in it.

Im glad they are doing a redo of the 90's movie ☺ This transports me back to my childhood.

Baba Yetu

Feb. 19th, 2017 11:36 am
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Came across this song, and had been playing it in an endless loop.

Baba Yetu is actually a song from Videogame Civilization IV, but is now famous globally. It's a Swahili version of the song 'The Lord's Prayer', and is the first video game song to win a Grammys.
Have you guys heard this, or any of its renditions before ? I've seen another live rendition by Christopher Tin (original composer), with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra. I thought this was more closer to the original, which was sung by Ron Ragin.

V Day

Feb. 15th, 2017 09:32 am
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How was everyone's valentine's day ? I didn't have much going on. I had planned to cook dinner but it was half 8 by the time I got home from work. Boyfriend was very tired as it was a promotion day at his store. He left at around 4:30am in the morning and was home fast asleep by the time I got back. So I just ordered a Dominoes pizza.

But he did get me a cute make up case over the weekend. I had been wanting one for a while.

On the other hand, I finally said goodbye to Non, my little travling toy friend, and she is on her way to another country. I planned to take her to a few places, but didn't have enough time. So it was mostly around Glasgow and Stirling.

If anyone wants to have a look at Non's journeys, here is her Instagram account:


Feb. 11th, 2017 09:58 pm
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My boyfriend made some amazing vegetarian kebabs today.

This was how it looked like before entering the oven:

This looked out of the oven:

Also I've had a blast from the past this weekend, on a reunion with my old coworkers. Maybe when I am a bit more relaxed and have had a time to think, I can make a post. Someday.
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During last weekend, me and boyfriend took a short trip to Stirling.

It is the smallest city in Scotland, and is very much seeped in history. Its most famous attraction is the Stirling Castle, which sits atop of Castle Hill. Several Scottish Kings and Queens have been crowned at Stirling, including Mary, Queen of Scots, in 1542. It was also one of the main focal points for Scottish Wars of Independence,the last one in 1746 during the Jacobite Invasion (a nod for Outlander fans). It was hard to pinpoint exactly when it was built, but it certainly dates back to earliest twelfth century.

We took quite a few photographs around, and the evening views were beautiful with the snow.

Here's another gorgeous evening view:

Surrounding the castle are the famous Douglas gardens,with its own myths and histories:

Also surrounding the main Castle buildings are some beautiful stony courtyards:

Lastly to add, there is a ghost present in the castle, who is said to be one of Queen Mary's servants in the form of a green lady. She has bern viewed quite a few times. And Mary herself is seen as a pink lady.
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I havent updated for a while.. one of the reasons is LJ is refusing to upload more pictures, unless I buy a plus account with higher storage space.

This has gotten me contemplating for a while. Should I go for it, or not? Its 25 dollars for a one off payment for one year. Or 20 dollars annual billing.

I dont want to pay at the moment. But the other option is to loose some of my oldest pics to clear some storage space.

Are there quite a few of my friends with plus accounts? Is it worth it ?
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I was very depressed and upset since yesterday. I'm not sure why I'm in the gloom, and I go back to work on Monday. My boyfriend suggested we go out, he wasn't in the mood to ruin the weekend. He drove me to Loch Lomond.

Loch Lomond is half hour's drive out of Glasgow. It was a beautiful late afternoon, much cooler than Glasgow. It was quite quiet also, I can imagine most people around were locals.

There isn't much to see around in Loch Lomond, a little sea life aquarium, a few cafes and an expensive mall. They are on the shores of the loch.

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To all my friends, old and new, wish you a very happy new year 2017. Hope all your dreams come true.. wish you the very best.

Thank you very much for your friendship, love you all xxxx

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To my beautiful LJ family...

Wish you all Merry Christmas, wonderful holidays, and wishes for a beautiful New Year 2017!! Love you all xxx

See you next year!

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Bawled my eyed out watching this show, it is so beautiful and perfect and sad at the same time.

'14 Sai no Haha' tells the story of a cute bubbly 14 year old girl Miki who falls pregnant after a night spend with her boyfriend (Haruma Miura) on a treehouse. The result is the constant battle between her longings of motherhood at such a young age, and the norms of society. Her boyfriend ran away scared, leaving the girl and her parents to pick up the pieces. This beautiful tale is about her and her wonderful and strong mother (Misako Tanaka) and father(Katsuhisa Namase), who supported her throughout the whole ordeal.

The lead actress Mirai Shida was only 13 during the time of shooting, watch out for her brilliant and heart wrenching performance. Probably the only thing pretty unrealistic looked to be the 'romance' between the couple, probably because of the massive age difference between the actors. This is definitely Mirai Shida's show.


Aug. 5th, 2016 06:35 pm
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This week has been very tiring. For some reason I had trouble sleeping every single night. Each night for the past few nights I ended up sleeping at 1am and waking up at 5am to catch my bus. Im tired. I wonder if its the caffeine in my system; the morning after the first late night I ended up taking three glasses of coffee in the morning and four in the afternoon. That night I lay wide awake.

Caffeine is a vicious cycle. After lunch at work, I barely could keep my eyes open.

Now I'm at the bus stop in Edinburgh waiting for my regular bus to go home. Two of them passed on front of my eyes, for some reason I just stared.

Bored, I took this picture of a tiny mural of Edinburgh Castle. It is on top of a lamp post on a bridge near my stop.

I sincerely hope I don't doze off in the bus stop.
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I've been watching quite a few live action movies and Jdramas the last couple of days.

On Sunday I saw the movies Gantz 1 and 2. It was quite gruesome but I enjoyed the plot. I recall a few years ago I tried to watch the anime, but the plot wasn't of a much interest to me those days. How wrong I was :) This is quite a complex world. Plus it was great to Matsuyama Kaniichi among the cast members.

The second one is a jdrama called 'No Dropping out :Back to school at 35'. This reminded me a lot of Gokusen, but this one had much more content - class heirarchy, bullying, teenage suicide, depression, friendship, peer pressure, violence, even depression and bullying amongst teachers. The first episde had me in tears. This is a very good series, and thankfully no cutesy romance to spoil it all. It starts Ryoko Yonekura as the lead.

Work is going all right. I won a raffle at an event at work, and the prize was a £40 gift card to Vue Cinemas, plus a box of movie munchies.


Jul. 10th, 2016 10:35 am
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I started watching this since yesterday, and I love it!!! Its funny, quirky, and doesn't need to get serious. I cant believe I took so long to find this :)

Also, I love it when this guy comes on with his own little funny soundtrack, the track itself is a stroke of genius :)
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This weekend I stayed at home. I had a 'Kuroshitsuji' weekend, so basically I saw the first two seasons, the OVAs, and the latest 'Book of Murder'.

After which I progressed to the movie. Having not seen before and knowing the basic premise, I wasn't too keen on it. But I was pleasantly surprised. Leaving aside the flimsy plot and the half hearted acting for most of the part, this was a very STYLISH movie. I actually enjoyed the action, and Hiro Mizushima did a great job as Sebastian. Ayame Goriki wasn't too bad, though how can anyone in their right mind inagine her to be a boy? Meyrin was a surprise, she had some very well choreographed action scenes. I think the movie did try their best to combine East with the West, though fell short on numerous fronts.

Also, a special mention to the little fanservice towards the end..


Jun. 15th, 2016 09:26 pm
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I can understand why Toradora is called a 'complex' anime.. a plethora of feelings and emotions, such an amazing whirlpool.. or maybe its the fifteen year old inside of me. I love this series.

Im not much into romantic animes, or anything remotely close. But Im so glad I gave this a chance. Extremely likeable characters, layers of emotions, beautiful storyline with a good dose of comedy. Its a very warm, fuzzy and relaxing anime.

Would be glad for some similar recommendations!!!!


Jun. 14th, 2016 11:12 am
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Isnt watermelon a marvellous fruit ?

So when me and boyfriend saw watermelons for 75p at our local Tesco, we couldnt help buying two. But reaching home and looking at our tiny fridge, out lightbulbs went out. How do we fit two massively sized watermelons in there ? Boyfriend had an idea, to juice it up.

He had the laborious task of cutting both into tiny little pieces. For some reason he left the seeds in. The end product, after straining, was delicious.

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Despite all the criticisms, I think the cast of the play looks really cool. Its a pity I wont get to see them live in action, but I hope they release DVDs.

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Below is a list of TV shows I'm into; based only on the ones currently airing.

TV shows currently watching :

Game of Thrones, Penny Dreadful, Madam Secretary, Elementary, Arrow, Flash, Supergirl, Fresh off the Boat, Dr Ken, Big Bang Theory, Chicago Fire, Stitchers.

TV shows to bingewatch later
(current season) :

Supernatural, The 100, The Good Wife, Agents of SHIELD, 12 Monkeys, Once Upon a Time.

TV shows dropped :
Scandal, Blacklist, Vampire Diaries, Originals, Legends of Tomorrow, The Path, Heartbeat, Castle, Containment, Gotham, Bates Motel, Person of Interest, Blindspot, The Good Witch.

I wohld love to catch up on Gotham and Bates Motel, but I barely have enough time as it is. I found Containment interesting, but lacked likeable characters. Please feel free to recommend me anything :)


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