Journey through Samsara

This weekend was absolutely beautiful and relaxing. I spent with lovely people doing things I love. We explored new brunch spots, went to a relaxing yoga class, had awesome food, walked into random festivals and watched a movie.

I spent all of Sunday with my sister – she took me out on a dimsum brunch so I decided to take her to the movies :) My sister tried to make me watch Resident Evil 5 but I convinced her that I wouldn’t enjoy it since I haven’t seen any of the Resident Evil movies (1,2,3 or 4). So we decided to watch Samara, which both of us were patiently waiting for anyway.

Being it a lovely Sunday afternoon (beautiful weather) and an awkward hour (1:30pm), the theater was empty! With barely anyone around us, it was so much easier to just focus on the film without any distractions.

Samsara really took me on a journey – the scenes not only took me on a travel around the world, it took me on a life journey and an emotional roller coaster. I cried, laughed, cringed and most of all stared at the screen being mesmerized at the beautiful shots. There were definitely particular scenes that linger with me the most but all of the scenes were perfectly filmed and tied to the music to make sure the audience felt the emotions the they intended to create.

I really don’t think I can describe this in words so if you get a chance, make sure to check it out!


Movie Review: Broken English

I haven’t done a movie review is a while so I thought it was about time. The past week, I’ve been trying to take things really slowly. It has been kind of hectic not just physically but mentally and emotionally as well that I just needed a break from everything and spend some time alone. Being constantly surrounded by people is fun and I love it – but it can have a detrimental effect – it starts to turn me into this person that tries to depend on others for happiness and forget how to enjoy ‘me’ time.

After a great yoga session at Back Bay Yoga, I came home, grabbed dinner, and went on Netflix.  I’ve been wanting to watch a travel/life related film but haven’t had the chance to find anything decent. I decided to watch ‘Broken English‘ because the title caught my attention.  The movie is about a thirty-something single woman who’s looking for something but not really sure what. Nora, the main character, works in a hotel, is single and lives a somewhat of a dull life while it seems as though all her friends have figured it all out. She then meets a French man who she’s afraid to fall in love with due to the uncertainty of the relationship.When Julien, the French lover, has to go back to France, she decides to stay and live her dull life. Until one day, she decides to quit her job and move to France to look for him. She, of course, loses his number and has no way of finding him so ends up spending her entire time in France at first looking for him, then just trying to figure her life out.

The whole movie is basically her learning to deal with the uncertainty, be a little spontaneous and get out of her comfort zone. Good story overall – definitely something I’ve had to learn to do and am learning to do.

I wouldn’t say it was a good movie and that you have to watch it – it’s a decent movie. I wish it showed a little bit more of Paris. I think they tried to fit too much into the story that some good points were dismissed.  The biggest thing however was Nora’s character and Parker Posey‘s acting. It just didn’t do it for me. She was starting to kind of annoy me actually. But, I did enjoy the movie and did take away a few thoughts because if I hadn’t, I wouldn’t be writing about it ;)

I’m definitely all about taking chances and not losing the opportunity to get to know someone because of the uncertainty of the future. Sure, that person may have to leave in a week, a month or even a year – there could be an expiration date but any relationship could have an expiration date and not last forever – who knows? I think it’s always better to get to know that person because you never know – one day you’ll see them again.. Everyone I’ve met whether for a short time or a long time have taught me lots of emotions and have gifted me with great conversations. All relationships involve some risk-taking… right?

Have you seen the movie? What did you think?

Weekend Recap: Titanic 3D, Yoga & More Dancing!

Last weekend wasn’t too eventful. I just wanted to relax and spend as much time as I could with Mr. Penguin before he jetted off again on Sunday evening. Good-byes are always hard but I’ll be seeing him again in a couple of weeks so I’m not complaining!

On Friday we went to watch Titanic in 3D and I don’t care what you say, Titanic is amazing even if I’ve seen it more than 10 times in the past few years (I watched it on HBO last year as well). Despite the fact that I’ve seen it many many times, I still cried like a fool when the movie ended. I tried really hard not to cry throughout the movie but as soon as the credits started rolling, so did my tears. Haha. I have never watched it on a big screen and watching it in 3D was awesome! I guess the main reason I like watching Titanic is that it makes me think about the different ways people deal with life and death. What would I have done in a situation like that? Would I have been a coward and gotten myself on the rescue boat putting myself before others? or would I have enough faith in me to just accept the situation and let things go without fighting for my survival?

Anyway, the takeaway from the movie and the experience really changes with age. Me watching the movie as a 7 year old and me watching it now, is completely different. So if you have not seen it in a while, it might be worth checking out :) It’s definitely not all about love and whatnot.. at least that’s not what I watch it for.

Other than Titanic, last weekend was full of yummy foods, yoga and lots of dancing :) I also bought a new Coelho book to put me back into summer mood (he’s always been my go-to author for summer vacations).

Hope your week has been amazing so far! I have a busy week ahead and lots to look forward to. :)