what have I been watching

whazzuuup.. surprise, surprise, the busy mom has a little time to write. After the drama rollercoaster I have today, best to focus on things I am excited about.  Didn’t feel like doing anything but I decided to talk about some shows and movie I have watched.

What have I been watching lately…or have finished?

  • The Office (whole season). The series has its ups and downs but I loved it anyway. Too bad Steve Carell appeard weak and too little on the finale episode. 
  • Younger (still on season 3). Caught it on iflix and hooked. But I found out late that I watched the season 2 first so that’s a bit weird.
  • Madame Bovary. Didn’t plan to watch it until one bored hour I saw Mia Wasikowska in the opening. Enjoyed the performances, especially Mia and Ezra Miller. Good for Wasikowska finally taking adult roles, not as a teen anymore. But a bit disappointed with the plain ending. As a wife, I can get that waiting for husband all day (especially on old times and small towns) can be very dreading. Back then divorce probably not an option and perhaps a couple of best friends can help the misery away. I personally still think Wasikowska felt still a bit too ‘green’ as a bored wife, but can’t get any other actress in mind who can play Emma Bovary (except young Kirsten Dunst or Amy Adams).
  • Take a little peek of Riviera starring Julia Stiles, looks good and intense but since I can’t watch with the baby around (too vulgar) Haven’t finished the first episode. Stiles was awesome.

    Anyhow, that’s all for now. Baby still asleep. Have a great week!

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    What I’ve Been Watching Lately: Hindsight, Spy, Me Before You & HIMYM

    Since my life is all about my baby now, and not that I don’t love the little man, but I could use a little ‘walk’ to another field. Yes, I’d like to talk about what I have been watching lately.

    My blog film has been inactive for 6 months perhaps, just after I gave birth but I have been thinking to end it for some time. I must say sometimes I miss ‘judging’ film or TV series. Since I am busy taking care the baby I don’t know when I can watch a movie, but I can have little time to watch TV series.

    Here’s the new ones I’ve watched:

    Hindsight – TV Series



    Becca suddenly travel back in time to the moment she’s about to marry her first husband, Sean. She knows the marriage would fall apart in the future so she ran away the day she should get married. She also quit her job and start a new one. The guy she ended up with still a bit vague. We also know that in the future she will break her friendship with her BFF, Lolly.

    This is my new fave TV show, since it goes back to the decade I grew up with, the 90s. I love the cast, the accuracy of 90s feel and Becca’s chemistry with Lolly, and her cute brother. But after a couple of episode, I got annoyed with Becca’s unstable decisions. She’s adorable, but clueless.

    Now that I’ve watched the whole first season, I must say this series is still my favorite. It doesn’t need to be over the top like Empire but still got me hooked.

    Me Before You (2016) – Movie

    Not that I have seen Emilia Clarke before but from Games of Thrones images (haven’t seen the show). Have heard that the movie is good.

    The story reminded me of Dying Young and Intouchables. I loved Clarke’s performance and the leading actor who have been in many romantic movies before (forgot his name and too lazy to google). Being bitter and angry surprisingly fits him. Too bad with the ending, it is a bit wrong for me (can’t explain more unless you want spoiler).

    Spy (2015)


    Have been wanting to see this. It was hilarious and not at all bad with the action scenes. I love that Jason Statham is a clumsy agent in here. Melissa McCarthy and Jude Law surprisingly have a good chemistry. Overall, very entertaining (or I have not been watching good comedy for a while).

    How I Met Your Mother – Reruns 

    I usually watched Friends reruns at Warner channel, but the new TV cable package we signed doesn’t have it so I watched HIMYM reruns at Star World. 

    Here’s the summon: I still love the 1st-6th season, but the rest is a mess. I feel like the writers must be bored or pressurized writing the episodes. Worse, I feel that the they also never been married or planning a wedding before. I apologized for sounding like a douche but they do. 

    There’s too many details to point on, but looking at Marshall and Lily’s life after having a kid looks too good to be true (even when they already add their tiredness and bit changes, but it was only on the surface). 

    Robin and Barney’s behaviour before the wedding also looked unrealistic. They shouldn’t have time to joke and hanging around with their friends, they should be busy with the day. 

    I still haven’t finish watching the reruns but I’m pretty sure I would want to write my own ending.

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    What about you? What did you watched lately?

    Prince and New Girl

    I’m sure you have heard that one of Pop’s legend, Prince, passed away couple of days ago at age 57.

    While I grew up in ’90s and am familiar with Prince’s stylish yet eccentric style, I don’t know much of his songs besides ‘Most Beautiful Girl in The World’. And that was because the one TV channel (back then, there was only one TV channel available) played that song everytime during music segment. I like the song, and wish I have explored more of his work.

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    Most recently what made me paid attention to Prince was that one episode last year where he starred and sing in New Girl TV series, which starred and produced by Zooey Deschanel. I adored Zooey Deschanel since seeing 500 Days of Summer and then fond of her band, She & Him. But I would never have guessed that Prince would be in it, considering the show’s previous guest stars (Taylor Swift, Olivia Munn, Jessica Biel). During that time, New Girl was challenged to gain more viewers, so I thought ‘well played!’.

    But I have just discovered yesterday that it was actually Prince who wanted to be in the show. He said he only watched two things, the news and New Girl. Apparently he was a big fan. Such pleasant surprise for the producers, especially when the legend also pitched the story idea for the episode himself.

    To be honest, I felt that episode was too good to be true. But there’s usually one night in your life where things happen magically, like you happened to be in Prince’s party, actually met the legend and have him give you relationship advice, like Jess (Deschanel) in the episode did.

    The episode was a bit corny, but quite memorable and a stand out among other episodes. What topped the episode more was Deschanel’s performance singing with Prince on stage. The song wasn’t bad at all, quite catchy. In fact it should be a hit. Both Deschanel and Prince performed their own style and their voices blended great together. They should have released a single together.


    (I couldn’t find the clip, so if you want to see the full video, you have to see the whole episode someplace else)

    I just love knowing this fact, how Prince was enjoying one of my fave TV show. Nice to remember him by that one New Girl episode.

    Have you watched that episode? What do you think about Prince?

    Hello Favorite Skirt, Thank You PinkEmma

    Pardon me for be a little promotional. I’m joining PinkEmma Review Competition, since it’s one of my favorite e-commerce site and the competition involved blogging, couldn’t resist to join

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    I found PinkEmma from one of the most popular social media about two years ago, clicked it, browsed the site and fell in love with the cardigan collections. Back then, I loved to wear cardigans because my office were always cold with air conditioner. I bought one called Shabby Cardigan Blue. I remember how I love their packaging, tidy and fancy. I love how they used gold pins to hook the brand tag, it’s quite classy and effective to put it off.

    After that, I purchased several clothes more, since they always have discounts. What made me always come back to the site, was how they have reasonable prices and didn’t made me intimidated by the look of their site (and surely the prices). Once you signed up, it will actively e-mail you about discounts, midnight sale and previewing items you previously checked. It surely knows how to persuade us to buy!

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    Union Pleated Skirt White – Image belongs to PinkEmma

    I think the peak point why I love PinkEmma was when I got an e-mail about a new brand by Zaskia Sungkar. By the items I checked, the site knows I wear hijab and I am absolutely their target market. I didn’t really know Zaskia Sungkar before, other than she’s the sister of Shireen Sungkar, a famous TV series actress. Also the fact that she wears hijab and married a well-known actor.

    I tend to pick preppy look, which is hard for a hijaber to find. Another thing, I am always a little skeptical to buy something too pricey. Because who wants to buy anything too pricey, am I right? But then I saw her collections showed in the e-mail anyway and I loved it. By the time, I already used to wear skirt and need to find one that isn’t pastel color (that are too popular up until now) or used flowery/girly patterns (I loved flowery, but it’s better when it’s vintage look).

    Then, there’s one item of her collection that haunted me. It’s Union Pleated Skirt (currently sold out). The price is a little bit out of my range. I really loved the white one, but I don’t think I can wear it daily. I’ll be worried if it gets dirty or won’t wear it on rainy day. Buy it or not? Maybe not. But I love the skirt. Should I? Is the question wondering in my mind for a little while. I don’t think I’ve ever have that kind of wandering thought over a skirt before. But in the end, I just have to buy it. It’s so, so cute and I love the pattern. I don’t care if it’s white, I just have to buy it.

    By the time I received the skirt and feel the fabric, I know that it’s worth the price. It surely upgrade my look instantly, and I love the simple and classy look it gives. I know it sounds exaggerating, since it’s my favorite skirt, it always made me feel good. I also think that for an actress who launched her own brand, the price is not that expensive. I wore it on Ied Fitri without planning it, but it’s a wise choice.

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    Now, seeing Zaskia Sungkar actually joined Dian Pelangi and Barli Asmara in New York Fashion Week 2015, I can only feel blessed. Hey, I have her collection. And she’s amazing for joining them considering she just launched her collection.

    So, great job PinkEmma for having her as your partner and for responsible making me fall in love with my favorite skirt. Love how you combined reasonable prices with good quality items. I will look forward for any ZS new collection 🙂

    EF #4 – Grab A Tool From Doraemon’s Magic Pocket!

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    Now following from the two previous EF posts, today’s actual topic is about picking a tool from Doraemon‘s pocket. If you’re not familiar with Doraemon, it’s a robot from the future send to make Nobita, a lazy and wimp 4th grader. Previously aired as a comic strip in magazines, then comic books, and then TV series. They also have released the 3D animated movie last year, Stand By Me Doraemon.

    My answer is going to be easy and used often in Doraemon series : Anywhere Door (Dokodemo Door).

    It’s a door to go all places you wish. Imagine not having to deal with long hours of traffic jam or flight and free! I know, sometimes it’s about the process and not the destination. But it can save hours and energy, also reduce stress from the traffic jam (Jakarta and traffic jam are practically married).

    Also, it can be a quick getaway when you’re stressed, just go to the beach or someplace pleasant. Run out of fruits or grocery? Just open the door to the favorite supermarket. Want to go to the movies on time and avoid long queue? Or, visit your relative in another region? Just use the door! It’s practical and definitely useful.

    Well, that’s it. What about you? Or, any thoughts?