Final Embrace.

So we shot this end of April, and it came out a few days ago.¬†The last shoot I did before this was in January, so it’s just nice to remember that I get to do shoots too. (For some reason, a lot of my work this year has to do with theatre or post-production… it’s not a bad thing, but¬†shoots are my first love so yeah…)

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The Oscars.

Every year there is one day when I bemoan the fact that I don’t have TV. These days, one doesn’t really need TV anymore, what with our local TV channel streaming online, and things like Netflix. However, on this one day, the fact that I don’t have a TV means I don’t get to watch the Oscars. It plays on our local TV channel, but “due to copyright restrictions”, it isn’t streamed. I’m not surprised. Oh well.

I spent the morning (yes, the Oscars are live here in Hong Kong in the morning) watching Netflix and following the results (and reactions) on Twitter. Twitter is really incredible. It makes me laugh so much.

Anyway. I love that Suicide Squad is now “Academy Award-winning film, Suicide Squad.” I love that Hacksaw Ridge won two. I’m so glad that The White Helmets won Best Documentary Short – the actual people who comprise the white helmets should really be given all sorts of accolades, but anything to raise awareness is great… I thought Jimmy Kimmel’s opening monologue was incredibly on point, and the Meryl Streep section made me laugh out loud. And I’m glad that Moonlight opened and closed the show with its awards… despite the controversy. I also think we should give PWC a break. I mean come on. It’s been 89 years of Academy Awards. It’s just one mistake (although a pretty massive one haha). I loved Twitter’s reaction – mostly related to Steve Harvey hahaha…

Alright then. Here’s looking forward to another year of awesome films :)

I left my flat today

I finally got hungry enough to get changed and leave my flat to buy groceries. I think my tolerance for hunger gets less as I get older. So now I have milk and eggs and sausages and bread and biscuits and crisps and frozen dumplings and ginger beer. I debated (with the self) about whether or not I should go… I think the deciding factor was that I probably won’t go out tomorrow either, so I might as well.

Maybe tomorrow, somehow, I will find enough motivation to go to the gym. Or maybe not.

The heater is off!

Thank God. It was getting a little too chilly for a little too long. My little heater fan does not make much difference in a big empty flat with zero insulation haha.

I need to commit to either staying here or not. My lease is up later on this year (October, actually) and I’m worried my landlord will want to increase my rent. My place is big and very convenient, but it’s also quite rundown and I’m not sure I want to pay any more than I am already paying to stay here *sigh* So. There’s a part of me that wants to tidy up the house and make it more comfortable and homey, but there’s the part of me that thinks I should not spend any money on any of that, and my lease is up later this year anyway. Dilemmas.

For me to be even thinking about this, means I am currently very bored. Ten more days until I travel again. Can’t bloody wait!