Saturday, February 13, 2016

The Big Short and green tea masks

It's currently 4 degrees out (but the weather app says it feels like 1) and I just switched on the heater because even with 2 layers on, I'm so cold. Warm weather, where are you when are you coming? I'm sipping on green tea and the sensation of having hot green tea down your throat is very refreshing.

I just finished dinner and I'm kicking myself for taking a 5 hour nap.


I stayed up late last night and put an alarm for 9 am because I was waiting for my Amazon delivery (I ordered a cleansing oil from The Face Shop) and if I were to oversleep and not hear the mailman, he would pass it to my neighbour and that has happened way too many times. I hate going to the neighbours and ask for my delivery because I don't like to menyusahkan them. They're really nice about it because it's nothing much really, it's not like they have to do anything with it anyway. It's just that I don't like the thought they they had to hold my packages for me.

So basically I slept 4 hours last night because I didn't want to inconvenient my neighbours.

And also at 10 am just now I realised you can ask the mailman to just put your package in your back porch if you're not home.


So right after the mailman came, I giddily went to wash my face with my new cleansing oil (it's lush!) and had lunch before going back to sleep. I've also had bad menstrual cramps so sleep was necessary.

I have my mask days once a week and today was the day for me. I used my Innisfree green tea mask and it's gotta be one of the best smelling masks I've tried!

2 days ago, I watched The Big Short as recommended to me by Farhan and it's sooooo good, guys!!!

Obviously, I had to Google the financial and economic terms they were using and I still didn't really get it. So after the movie, I spent about an hour and half on Google and on Youtube about the 2008 financial crisis. 

I know, I know, 8 years too late but hey, I'm finally at the party!

It's such an interesting phenomenon and the movie, some articles and helpful Youtube ( 1 2 3 ) videos were incredibly insightful. 

The movie is very easy to understand (well... relatively easy)- they literally pause the movie for you to have celebrities explain to you what 'sub-prime mortgages' and 'CDOs' are. It was interesting to see how they broke the fourth wall, it does a great job in engaging with the audience thus a lot more interesting. There was an effort to distinguish itself from other 'documentary' movies which I loved a lot. It's highly fascinating and I actually watched the movie for the 2nd time after properly learning the terms and actually getting around to understand what really went down in 2007-2008. And I really appreciated it a lot more after studying about it.

And then I went on to watch The Inside Job - a documentary about the 2008 crisis and it was so interesting! It was narrated by Matt Damon and there were interviews by tons of economist and high positioned people. Both these films were such eye-openers for the oblivious (me) and helped me loads in understanding what went wrong and most importantly, how it went wrong. 

And now I'm watching an almost 3 hour long documentary about it on Youtube. I love it! Hahaha I don't know why I do but I just do. It's almost like a horror movie, to be honest, because of how scary modern age power looks like.

I'll gladly sit down with someone for coffee to talk about the 2008 crisis now! Hahahaha I would love to learn more about it.

If you've not already watched these films, you should! Especially The Big Short! I didn't think I would like it as much as I actually do. Ryan Gosling and Steve Carrell were especially brilliant in it - unexpectedly the one who brought humour was the very handsome Ryan Gosling. He had to wear a wig and put on an obnoxious tan in this film but I will forever remember him as Noah from The Notebook. 

I'm looking to go buy the book. I haven't read a fictional book in ages so to actually read a non-fictional one is ~ m a j o r ~ , guys!! But I'm so excited to start reading it. 

Also, I was craving for something sweet so I made banoffee pie. This time, all by myself!

 I'm pretty satisfied with how it turned out although it shouldn't be much for all you baking enthusiasts (this doesn't actually require any kind of baking) but it's my first time, so I'm pretty happy ! And bias aside, it tastes really good!

Sent a photo of it to my mum and

"You did this by yourself???? Whoa!!!"

Yes, Mum. *blows nails* *pats back* *flips hair* Totes on my own.


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