Wednesday, February 26, 2014


This post is dedicated to my favorite director, artist, animator, producer, and screenwriter of all time:

Hayao Miyazaki.

Recently, I've heard the news that Miyazaki might have made his last film and it's being released nationwide this Friday (the English version).

"The Wind Rises"
 I found information on this film from The Wall Street Journal: Speakeasy where it also contains a small clip from the movie that really makes the audience want more. I wanted more; this was the website I immediately thought of: IMDB. The film received an 8.1! Whereas, the average movie gets a good rating of 6.5. Therefore, I KNOW it's going to be good. Even though I don't really need any persuading since it's a Hayao Miyazaki film.

Plot, cast, trailer, all can be found on I can't give my own review yet because I haven't seen it yet. But readers should expect much praise when I do write on it. From the preview, the story seems like it's going to be a nice love story.

However, with the good news of this film, I also read somewhere that it might be the last film of Hayao Miyazaki. But the news might be incorrect. This website I just found might shed some light to all those interested: Miyazaki Retires?

My favorite of these include Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind, Castle in the Sky, My Neighbor Totoro, Kiki's Delivery Service, Princess Mononoke, Spirited Away, Howl's Moving Castle, Ponyo, and hopefully The Wind Rises.

What I'm worried about it the fact that it'll be a historical fiction in 'The Wind Rises' and usually what attracted me a lot to Miyazaki's films was the magic. It filled my child-like hunger for fairy tales.


As I'm writing all this, it makes me curious. Who is Hayao Miyazaki? What kind of person is he? How tall? Is he introverted or extroverted? How did his childhood influence his career? Maybe I could interview him. I'm so used caring only about him as a director, I didn't think of him as a complete person. He has a wife and two sons. But other than that, I need to do more research.

Ta ta for now.

Through the camera lens

 I'm not photogenic. And I think it's in part due to my face's inability to express myself well. I may be the happiest person in the world but take a picture of me and you get a person looking really high or sleepy. I don't know how people keep up with making sure they look just right for pictures. For some reason, I can't just look plain happy. I can make a cute kid face and a try my hardest to make my eyes big, but me trying to make a sad, mad, frustrated, annoyed, tired, or angry face all look the same. 

But I'm gonna work on it. My goal for this month will be to be gain the ability of making every facial expression. I'm going to copy every face in the emoticons below:
Of course, this is a drawing exercise. But if artists try to depict human beings, that means the facial expressions are what the common way people can tell a person is feeling some way. 

Therefore, I will look in the mirror every morning and practice each facial expression. When the end of 4 weeks pass, I will take a photo of each expression on this picture. And I will strive to make a pose for each.

I admit this is a silly challenge. However, I think my desire to do this stems from the selfies my friends and I take. Every time they say a pose to strike my mind goes blank and my body doesn't know what to do. Maybe this means I don't show my emotions enough on my face. Anyways, when the picture is taken, my face looks like halfway attempt of a pose. 

Wish me luck!

Kisses :*

Is the above too sappy?? sorries :( I tend to talk about my relationship on this blog more than when I talk with friends. I think I feel like if i mention my boyfriend to my friends and family they will get annoyed.

Sunday, February 23, 2014


I can't imagine how couples did it back in the old days without Skype. I'm getting better at being away from him, but it's always really really nice to be able to talk to him and see his face just like that. Here's a picture I took of us talking last night. He felt weird with his shirt off therefore I blurred his nipple, lol. But I just love looking at him.

I think he's the only guy in the world for me. He can even deal with me when I'm emotional, and that says a lot. I know my friends must be tired of my rants and emotional outbursts, but this guy can deal with whatever I throw at him. 
Even if it's paint. Thanks to the dream photography Facebook page: 
We had a paint fight with the art club at my school and even though we had plans of going out for our anniversary, he still went to the paint fight with me even though it meant getting covered in paint and looking absurd for our planned dinner. 

Last night on Skype though, was great since we're on school break and he's around 3 hours away right now. But even without skype, he never fails to text me that he's thinking of me.

Which reminds me of a poem I heard a few days ago:
I'm Thinking About You by Mike Taylor

I attended a post-Valentine's event at an English Theme house in my college and heard this poem and I thought it was great.

Anyways, this is my spiel about Skype...kind of. Thumbs up to Skype!

Monday, February 3, 2014

Monday Inspiration

Sometimes, all you gotta do is breathe.

College, and life and general, can get pretty hectic. 

Take a breather: inhale for 4 seconds, hold for 2 seconds, and exhale for 4 seconds. And repeat til you're calm again. 

You got it, dude.

~Barbara Kingsolver

Thumbs up to relaxation.