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[1: 1,890 of 10,000] Tinder Experience

In Review on August 5, 2017 at 4:22 AM

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I downloaded the Tinder app, signed up, deleted my account, signed up again, deleted my account again, and finally deleted the app in a span of less than two months.

I am scared to be flirty although I did try and made an effort. I am afraid to fall in love with a wrong man… I know the mere thought of finding a wrong man already set me up for disaster. I doubt that the man I want to settle down with signed up in Tinder. Could it be that as hesitant as I may be is the same feeling of the man I am meant to meet?

Or are we crossing paths but I never looked, paused?

For something to happen, I need to take an action, but I couldn’t seem to stomach signing up in Tinder and swiping as fast as I can. In seconds judging an individual with their photos and brief write up then making all these assumptions.

I hated it when I mistakenly liked or even super liked somebody I don’t even meant to be just because my silly thumb has a mind of its own to the right direction. I swiped left too soon and missed the possibility of I might like that man. I wonder if I am going to find a really honest gentleman. I laugh when I found a match only after a few minutes one of us would decide we are not a match after all ouch quick rejection!

It feels like so much work to be part of it so I have to challenge myself and find another way to meet good men. I have to sign up for activities where I will actually interact with men.

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[1: 1,868 of 10,000] The Good Wife (2009-2016)

In Review on February 3, 2017 at 8:59 PM

The Good Wife

I was obsessed of The Good Wife the moment I started it in Netflix, a total binge watching moment. If I am picky then I didn’t like Cary’s pretend drinking and eating acting. I cried like I’ve never cried before when Will Gardner died.

I told my sister who just become a first time mother to watch it because I like the practical, fun, and yet stern parenting skills of Alicia. It was also Eli Gold’s branding of Saint Alicia that made me believe for sometime that she is an honest woman who wants to get the bottom of things, to honor law and fight injustice, and yet the writers pulled back and made her very human who also try her best of the situation, she is not perfect.

The seventh and final season was not really gripping but I liked all the six seasons. I also liked it that Diane slapped her at the end, it made it a dramatic ending, and as my youngest sister said, that should wake her up.

It is life, I will never know what the future holds. I will never be able to please everyone. It is important to do what I believe, and for heaven’s sake I hope what I believe will lead me to a decent path no matter how challenging it may be.

 

[1: 1,837 of 10,000] Surprising Personal Observations In Australia

In List, Review on December 26, 2016 at 1:25 PM

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I was in Australia this September and October of 2016 to survey if the country is a place I would like to settle in while visiting family and friends too who were trying to persuade me to move.

  1. People in Australia know how to chill. It is a country that is both progressive and relaxed. People really utilize the park for unwinding.
  2. Progressive and yet homeless people are present that actually scared me a little, alarmed not to even interact with them. I don’t understand their ordeal and I am not ready to understand it.
  3. Shops close early and that makes me sad.
  4. It is populated by various Asians so Asian restaurants were quite rampant.
  5. The airport field is refreshingly beautiful with the natural trees and green grasses.
  6. I believe that the food and wine made in Australia are clean and well made.
  7. There is not much in the news because there is not much crimes going on.
  8. TV shows are filled with shopping episodes.
  9. There are so many beautiful places to see, both current and historical.
  10. It is a good country for a family because it takes care of its citizen.

I don’t party a lot but having said that I still prefer to live in a country with cities that lit up at night not necessarily that doesn’t sleep. Australia right now is too relaxed for my taste.

[1: 1,814 of 10,000] Gilmore Girls Is Back On Netflix

In Review on November 25, 2016 at 11:59 PM

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I’m in Dubai so I have to wait just a little bit for US to strike November 25th so I can finally see the all new 4 episodes (Winter, Spring, Summer, and Fall) of Gilmore Girls on Netflix.

Incoming spoiler alert, beware!

Forevermore I truly love the mother-daughter relationship of Lorelie and Rory. Whenever the past is being brought up, I remember the teen episode of Lorelie when she’s being her at a very tender age though.

As a woman, I couldn’t help to connect my life with theirs. My mom is gone so I am sort of the Lorelie to my almost 30 year old little sister, yes she’s playing Rory at this part. We are a crazy duo who travels whenever we can, fight relentlessly, binge on television and food, and cheer each other up. The only difference is we mock each other like we really mean it.

The series fell flat in some parts, like they’re all doing things all over again and there were odd scenes, was it just me reminiscing with them and quite surprised to see how they all looked like now?

I’ve seen Gilmore before, I’ve rewatched the entire 7 seasons (I’m committed) on Netflix, and I’m again taken aback that Rory is sleeping with an engaged man. Why does she do that to herself? Or the writers just think they want to represent the most possible truths that romantic people fall in love too easily? Again, she’s lost with her career and going some detour; only to end the show that she’s pregnant. Probably Logan or the recent one-night stand? I couldn’t expect my personal hope of happy ending from a television, after all, I am 4 years older than Rory.

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Of all the 4 episodes, Fall made me sobbed starting when Lorelie gave the best memory she could think of about her dad. When Suki reappears and as usual prepared endless array of cakes for Luke & Lorelie’s wedding. I’m cracking up again just by remembering it. And finally, the set for the wedding was beautiful, including the song being played.

I’m happy for Lorelie that she is happy knowing her path… she finally settled down and a true business savvy. She had finally accomplished what she wanted and living the life she needed.

[1: 1,802 of 10,000] Designated Survivor

In Review on November 13, 2016 at 6:16 AM

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I’ve watched 5 straight episodes of the latest TV series “Designated Survivor,” another political thriller. If Francis Underwood is one nasty U. S. president not by accident; Tom Kirkman is one very gentle and a righteous one. Now, is it just me and my evil side that I am more fascinated with Frank’s exciting ruthless plotting; than the very soft leader Tom? Or when it comes down to real life, I would rather be lead by a man who is thorough, makes mistakes, but at the time when it matters will make the decision. I feel bad that a good man is boring.

I have to admit that in every end of each episode there is something that hooks me to see the next. Netflix only had 5 episodes otherwise I could have continued seeing everything and call in sick for work the next day. There are moments when Tom’s too much kindness is just chokingly too much; but as I examine my heart isn’t that how it should be, well I like people being good but at the same time strong and decisive at the right moments.

It is not easy to lead people who has so much opinion and don’t want to be lead. You can’t please everybody so they have to go down to a road that they compromise to decide on what’s best for all and a path that leads to progress and coming from good intentions and love.

[1: 1,778 of 10,000] The Latest Bourne Movie

In Review on August 14, 2016 at 12:56 AM

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I’ve always watched Jason Bourne in the cinema because I like the story, Matt Damon, and the thrill it brings.

The new movie wasn’t rich enough in terms of story. Matt and Tommy were still amazing actors, the action was okay, the cinematography is good, but the story was really a let down. It wasn’t gripping enough to keep you wanting for more or be thrilled to see it again. Alicia Vikander was a pretty actress but her character was forgettable. Vincent Cassel on the other hand was more memorable but still his story isn’t good enough.

The first three instalments were captivating and the fourth lost a better development of characters like Jason’s biological dad or a better problem to solve.

If you ask me if I’ll recommend you to watch it, if you’ve been watching Bourne then you’ll be disappointed so it is okay that you wait for it in cable television. If this is the first Bourne that you’ll watch, well I’m quite curious about what you think; but I would recommend that you better watch the last 3 movies so you wouldn’t be missing the best bits.

[1: 1,762 of 10,000] That Brit James Corden Doing Carpool Karaoke

In Review on July 23, 2016 at 11:31 AM

James Corden

James Corden is my favourite comedian right now and his carpool karaoke acts are something I look forward to watch. I have seen every single one of them and the latest with the First Lady Michelle Obama jamming and dancing is way too cool and very candid!

I like his humour and I find his looks very adorable. He might be chubby but definitely cute. I wonder if I will still like him if he loses a couple of stones, I guess as long as the humour stays the same then it must be fine.

He’s very likeable, seems humble, and something in him reflects authentic.

Thanks James for being such a wonderful entertainer for me.

 

 

[1: 1,728 of 10,000] Hey Sherlock, We Meet Again

In Review on June 20, 2016 at 12:01 AM

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Elementary (2012-) is my latest television obsession! I distinctively end my first sentence with an exclamation instead of a period because it is how much I adore Elementary in so many respects. I love the execution of Robert Downey Jr. movies and I equally love Elementary. Too much love words in one paragraph, obviously a fan here.

1. Every story line is alive with wit. Every episode was carefully crafted and the string of episodes are consistent. The team writing poured pure genius. It is amazing that with a number of writers they can still keep one voice for each characters.

Elementary Writing Credits

2. It refreshing that Lucy playing the best friend Watson doesn’t need to wear provocative clothes and clearly they are not going to sleep together (so far until Season 2, Episode 20, they’ve done it in Ugly Betty’s US version for Betty and Daniel, there’s a second hope). Finally, a story that focuses on the crime solving, humanity, and a partnership without sexual tensions with one another .

3. The four main characters play their part so well that it doesn’t get tiring to see them in almost all of the episodes. There’s Holmes, Watson, Greyson, and Bell; great combo!

Elementary Main Casts

4. And then there’s the guest star that plays Irene Adler or Jamie Moriarty by Natalie Dormer. It’s a brilliant addition that make the very unique Sherlock a little bit more relatable on the part that he has fallen in love to someone of his equal. There’s a female version for a Holmes.

I have loved House but it almost didn’t end so well. I hope Elementary could keep the storyline incredible and end it when it needs to. Breaking Bad is one of the best television series who started and ended well without dragging the story for the sake of more cash in but ruining the story. Unless Miller couldn’t play Holmes, there is actually rich materials that they can create to make the series gripping one episode after another.

[1: 1,725 of 10,000] Daily Blog Revisited

In Review on June 17, 2016 at 10:18 AM

I’ve created this blog years ago, there were certain periods that I was really consistent in writing one post a day or even more if there are just too much idea to be written, and then there was hiatus especially when I feel like professional work should have my undivided attention.

Writing a blog post denote work, I do give some thought on what to write even if I am not particulary aiming to write for someone. It is a bonus though when someone liked it, when those time comes, at the back of my head, maybe I’ve written that for that person to see. If no one liked it, I did indeed only wrote it for myself.

It would be wonderful that I could earn a living by just writing but unless I have sort of aim for a direction or a real service to other people, this blog will always remain a hobby. This is my little public sanctuary where every possible subject that I fancy goes in, almost no limitations or is it without FOCUS.

I have a little obsessive compulsive disorder, and whenever I looked at my posting activity insights (see image below), it felt like I’ve been lazy through December to May, and it bugs me terribly! How do I expect to find progress if I don’t put in the time, the work, the effort, the energy, and the dedication for something that I do love (Steven Pressfield in his “The War of Art” had a pretty good explanation on that)?

Posting Activity Insights

Progress after all according to Dechardin is the soul of the universe. Wouldn’t it be nice to be part of contributing to the soul of the universe where we are all inexplicably connected whether we accept that notion or not.

So turning a year older this month is another challenge to get my SHIT together. Put in LOVE and WORK but most especially finish things (the procrastinator in me is yelling, hell NO!). I am going to try very hard again to keep posting a blog daily… for me and when someone happened to stumble upon this world of mine, and for you too.

[1: 1,707 of 10,000] The Movie Characters and My Age

In Article, Review on May 13, 2016 at 10:08 PM

I watched the Sex and The City movies back-to-back. Quick review: I was disappointed about the Part 2, I didn’t like it because I didn’t believe it. I live in UAE and I know that they were not in Abu Dhabi, it doesn’t really reflect authenticity about the city so it ruined the sense of entertainment.

Setting aside my disappointment about the portrayal of everything Abu Dhabi, I just recognised myself laughing and seeing the characters. I understand their decisions and their points of view, because I am now 35. I still remember when I was a teenager, I am drawn to Dawson’s Creek and couldn’t really enjoy stories of older people (why will I follow the lives of my parents’ age); but now that I have experienced adulthood, I do appreciate them.

I tend to find similarities with others and it is comforting to find oh she felt that, that is REALLY difficult (I know, been there), now looked like a success to me, and so forth… Although, in another part, I do believe now that each of us is unique, both our joy and pain, and we couldn’t actually say we have identical experiences because it could never be; maybe a slight hint but not entirely.

One of the scenes that I will never forget is when Charlotte was so furious at Big. Saying “NO” with so much dignity, firmness, and anger. She was rooting for Carrie and Big and yet she knew when it was time to protect her friend.

Charlotte