Life Lately

mr. park @ grand indonesia
apologize for long radio silence. my introvert side kicked in and i just really wanna curl under bed cover all week long. another week passed with minimum social interaction. but here's some snippets of my weekend out with some friends. tried out a korean casual dining in town and it's safe to say i had a great lunch. affordable, hearty meal above!

can't wait for avengers 2: age of ultron! CAN YOU FEEL MY EXCITEMENT!!!



things of march
still got some cinema vouchers left since october (wut?) and finally put them to good use, for cinderella and the gunman. cinderella was okay. the gunman, not recommended. i'm not even sure if it's worth it to be reviewed here. maybe someday.

tried fat straw at gandaria city for the first time! went there twice within a week lmao. left one is caramel milk tea with honey boba and the right one is matcha milk tea without topping (i like my matcha milk tea plain). both are so good. can't wait to come back and try their brick toast matcha cream! the honey waffle below is free for purchase of large-sized milk tea in limited period of time, in which i managed to get it twice! hoho

as a sucker for black and white but too afraid to tackle some bold pattern, finding this wallet on octopus project is heaven. it's big enough to use as mini bag inside my huge work bag, but also quite handy to bring as purse for daily use. it can fit a 6" tablet nicely, and also some bus pass cards + e-money. love it!

the left one is my to-go shoes! i prefer to wear flats to work and these cute suede flats from the little things she needs have been my to-go flats since i bought it almost two years ago. formal enough to work yet casual enough for hangout. just saying, i only buy my flats here!

speaking of it, after checking out some of their collection at zalora made me making mental note to buy another pair soon. loving the black and white stripes!

lately i just want to eat out. i haven't cook at home for almost a week. dunno why. i just kind of bored, perhaps. chicken blackpepper-don in 7-eleven is my to-go, and iced cappucino is my new fave! kind of drooling while typing right now. gotta go to the nearest one soon.

suddenly, totoro! a failed karaoke/noraebang appointment resulted in a girl's day out consisted of food trips, make up and beauty visit to several parlors, and drooling over anime-manga figurines. not to mention all the spazz while looking at new harry potter covers! kind of a harsh reminder why i go to work (buy all the goddamn beautiful amazing books!). we found those totoro squishing each other in a shop. now they look more like ninjas haha.

overall, it's been a great march. i'm happy enough. it covered all the gloomy february brought. can't wait to see what april would bring. how's your march been?



title: cinderella
country: united states
director: kenneth branagh
release date: march 12th, 2015 (imdb link)
been anticipating the movie since its trailer released. although cinderella is not my fave story from disney, there's always something romantic and enchanting about a girl finding his man (or in this case, the opposite), isn't it? and also, richard madden. do i need to say a word?

warning, review may contain spoiler.

the movie; usually oversaturated movie made me dizzy. and this one is no exception. in some scenes it looks too bright for my eyes. but it really enhances the details and the dreamy-fairytale world it brings. so i guess it's a nice touch. it does look like a real-life fairytale though.

the casts; tbh, i come to see helena bonham carter! she's just, captivating. i really like her being casted as hairy dogfather, um, fairy godmother. it just so fresh. lily james looks like she's a real-life cinderella, and richard madden is as prince-y as he could bring the prince alive with such gorgeous set of blue eyes. and cate blanchett... a canon thought. if the prince saw the stepmother first, perhaps he'll pick her instead. because cate blanchett, 10/10 would bang.

the story; you know how it goes so it's kind of predictable. there's been some twists here and there but nothing too stand out. i wish there'd be some kind of maleficent moment, y'know. but nah. and some scenes are just a wee bit too exaggerated. to me, i feel like it was pretty lack of character depth so it gets kind of boring.

the fashion; here is where i just want to give the crews a standing applause. everyone seems to dress on point! there was no dull in their clothing even on the ordinary people's. i believe it has something to do with the saturation though. but, damn i want ella's wedding dress.

overall; i enjoyed the adaptation. i wouldn't say i'm an aesthetic lover but this pleases my ears and eyes so much. for the sake of curiosity, go watch. but don't except too much.

rating; 6.8 out of 10

have you seen it? what do you think about this movie?