My week in photos (Week 4)

Happy Chinese New Year everyone! This week, was a bit hectic since I was depressed for a while, my shoulder pains, not enough sleep and sick all combined together. That's why I couldn't able to write my blogpost for yesterday. I just went to see River Huong Pao with my boyfriend's family for fireworks and they were outstanding. A vlog will come very soon! Other than that, nothing really excited happened as I was at home most of the days. 

My long holiday is finally here and I'm super excited. A bit stressed out since I need to finish my 3 assignments during that 7 days though. But, I will try to work hard so that I'll get good marks.

Moana Movie Review

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I was anticipating the release of Moana after watching the trailer during November. However, with the graduation and the visiting of my mother to Singapore made it a lot harder for me to make time to watch movies with my boyfriend. After my mother had gone back, I was busy with YouTube, this blog and after one month had gone by, I still hadn't watched the movie yet. Fast forward, I finally watched the movie today since I saw the movie on KissCartoon where I normally watch cartoons. That's why for today's post, I would like to review Moana.

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For movie, I absolutely loved it. It was really refreshing and it stood out among other animated movies from Walt Disney.

The one thing that stood out the most is the animation on the backgrounds. In Moana, the majority of the backgrounds are the ocean but there were few scenes on proper background and I absolutely fell in love with the backgrounds and the animation of ocean when Moana was young. 

Plot wise I'm not sure as I didn't know the background history of Maui and how it is associated with the heart of Te Fiti and the Demigod Maui. So, the plot itself is freshening and it is highlighted among the remaining movies Disney has created.  
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Character designs of Moana are not my style as they are more tanned skin toned with beachy waves hairstyle and men were covered in tattoos. I'm super used to seeing the old Disney movies so, it'll make a few times to get used to the movie's characters. But nonetheless, they are beautifully drawn has it own unique characteristics that stood out individually.

In the case of BGM, I really loved the soundtrack which I embedded below. I completely adore this song and I have been listening to this song for the past few weeks on repeat. 

The plot and the songs make a lot of people curious to take a peak into their culture and I think it is really an interesting way to expand the culture that not many people know. 

Well, overall, this movie isn't a masterpiece for me. I really loved watching it and it does deserve a few rewatches but it is not a movie that lasted in my heart as the Lion King movie when I was young. The overall rating from me is 7.5 out of 10. It is a good watch and I recommend you to watch it. It's refreshing but just not a masterpiece. 

If you want to watch behind the scenes, Flicks and the City has uploaded a video all about Moana behind the scenes with the cast.

Which Disney Animated Movie you loved the most? Let me know! Mine was the Little Mermaid and the Lion King.

GET THE LOOK | First Day of University Get Ready

Today, I wanted to share with you my get ready video from my first day of university get ready. I did very simple makeup look. FYI, if you have followed my blog for a while, you'll know that I've already graduated from university and if you are wondering why I'm going back to school. It's because I'm now doing Master Degree in my university so, that's why I'm going back to university.

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Are you in high-school or university? Let me know!

GET THE LOOK | Colourful Glowy Makeup Tutorial

Today, I want to share a video that I did a while back to you. As Chinese New Year is near, this makeup look will be great for a lot of people. My take on this makeup look is more glowy than I normally am used to and you can use this makeup look as an inspiration to create more complex looks. It's really simple to do and it doesn't take a lot of time. This makeup look requires a lot of blending so just blend away~
What are your plans for Chinese New Year? Let me know! Mine is doing all my assignments since due dates are near!

5 Best Shounen-Ai Mangas that You need to read ASAP

Shounen-ai mangas are getting more and more popular due to fandoms and the adaption of certain shounen-ai/yaoi (BL) anime that causes the fujoshi(girls who love BL) and fudanshi(boys who love BL) to go overboard with their imaginations. Therefore, today's topic is about my best five shounen-ai mangas that you need to read ASAP.
People tend to mistake with Shounen-ai and Yaoi/BL altogether. Shounen-ai is mostly based on the emotions that the main character felt when he fells in love with another person from same gender. Shounen-ai tends to not having sex scenes in the manga whereas Yaoi manga does. Yaoi manga are mostly for adults above 18 years old but people under 18 can read some of the shounen-ai mangas. Therefore, take caution if you are reading one.

This blogpost is a list of manga purely categorised in shounen-ai.

5.  Yamette Kudasai, Mabushii Desu 

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4. Yuki No Shita No Qualia

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3. Koimonogatari

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2. 23:45

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1. Komatta Toki Ni Wa Hoshi Ni Kike!

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These are my best of the shounen-ai mangas so far in 2017. Have you read them? Let me know!~

xXx: The Return of Xander Cage Review

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This is my second movie review and I'm thrilled to talk about the xXx: The Return of Xander Cage. My last movie review was not satisfactory but I am super pumped about this one.

Today, my boyfriend and I went to see the Triple X movie. We were both fans of Vin Diesel and excited to watch this movie. Well, let's say I got sucked into the show the entire time. I normally don't really enjoy stunts that look fake but whenever Vin Diesel does it, he does it quite nicely.

I didn't understand some of the concept of this movie because I've never watched the old one before so I don't know the timeline on what happened previously. According to IMDB, the story line is that Xander Cage was supposed to be dead but he is set on collision with warrior Xiang(Donnie Yen) and his team to recover the pandora box, known to be the very powerful weapon. The plot line to me is pretty simple and easy to catch up since there is no proper back story. The story to me is that Xander Cage was called back to look for Pandora's Box and he and Xiang needed to race to get Pandora's Box.

Visuals to me is pretty normal. The things that stood out to me the most are the action stunts. Knowing Vin Diesel and Donnie Yen, they really can perform a great stunts and makes you suck into the movie. Others, pretty normal. There are some jokes that really cracked me up. All the actors preformed really well though. It's just that Vin Diesel and Donnie Yen just shined a lot in this movie. I really liked the Deepika's jokes. She is funny and can perform some action stunts pretty well. For Nina Dobrev, I find she doesn't fit with the team. My boyfriend told me that Nina is like a fried egg in the ice cream haha. Don't get me wrong, I like the way Nina performed in this show. It's just that her role doesn't fit with the team since she cannot fight properly when in danger.

Sound system wise, I really liked the soundtracks in this show. If you want to listen to the soundtracks, you can go to this site and listen to them. The song that I really enjoyed is by The Americanos called In My Foreign.

Overall, it is really good show to me. I couldn't understand all the hate this show is getting but for me, this is a good show to watch if you have nothing to watch or you really liked the first movie. My rating for this movie is 7 out of 10 because firstly, I love Vin Diesel and Donnie Yen, secondly, you can watch this show without watching the prequel and thirdly, the action stunts are really good and the music is dope.

My Week in Photos (Week 3)

I can't believe it's already week 3 of the year. This week, I tried making tteokbokki (Korean rice cake) and I went swimming with my boyfriend during the weekends. It was fun but I got sore muscles since I was struggling in the water a lot haha. This week was fun and now from next week, I'll have to start studying a lot often since my assignment 1 due dates are coming veryyy soon.

What's your week like? Let me know!
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