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!


    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.


    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.


    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?

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

    anywhere door

    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?

    Random Thoughts : Zooey News, Oscar Noms & Cooking

    • Happy birthday to geeky darling, Zooey Deschanel! She’s 35 now, but still lookin’ cute and adorable
    • She’s expecting a baby too with his boyfriend, Jacob Pechenik (didn’t realized they were dating).
    • I had a thought that she might not be a baby person, but it’s hard to think that way when she looks motherly and loveable

    new girl season 4

    • I loved New Girl‘s season 4, Girl Fight episode. Every episode where Cece and Jess are fighting are hilarious. I liked it so much, I didn’t mind watching the reruns.
    • This week the buzz is about Oscar nominations. I honestly didn’t get why people are so pissed about snubs (okay for Gone Girl should get a nomination for music score), but the slots for each nomination is just 5 and it’s just impossible to include all and please everyone.
    • Also, what do you expect? It’s Oscars, so they should pick movies and characters with inspiring and outstanding theme. Yes, just ‘cool’ isn’t enough.
    • But, I don’t know about the whole racism. I haven’t seen Selma.
    • Anyway, before I get too emotional, let’s talk about something else. These couple of weeks I’ve been trying to cook meat and I think it’s not bad. I start to ‘get to know’ it and tried variety ways to cook it.
    • One day I decided to make ribs soup but run out of seasoning, so I googled other ways to cook it and tried oriental sauce. It’s not bad at all.
    • Now I actually think that I do have a bit of cooking talent (sounds arrogant, but last year I didn’t know much about cooking). Oh just ignore this one :))

    meat ig


    • I’ve been trying to make higher traffic for my other blog, but sometimes I wish I can hire someone to do the SEO and the programming. I love writing and blogging, and editorial, but the code and internet stuffs can be overwhelming
    • But I learned new ways to improve the content, which is good. It’s important not to be easily satisfied.
    • It’s quite rainy and cloudy here in my city, which makes perfect weather to do napping or being lazy
    • To think that last year, I was preparing for my wedding and worried if it would be pushed back because the fiancee was recovering from accident
    • And we were going to have a semi-outdoor wedding early year, which should be rainy. It’s funny to think about that now. No wonder my family thinks we should just have an indoor wedding.
    • I heard bad reviews about the movie Black Hat. I now have this conclusion that every movie shot in my country is bad. There’s Java Heat and Eat, Pray & Love. But I heard that there’s one Bond movie in the past that was shot in this country.
    • Okay, I’m going to have a nap now. Thanks for reading these random thoughts 🙂