Friday, June 03, 2016

Mini-review: Grace & Frankie, season 1

After seeing Grace & Frankie being mentioned so many times on facebook by friends I thought I had to check it out, see what all the fuss was about, especially since people of all ages seemed to like it.

After finishing season 1 I can say I understand, it is a very sweet show with great actors which I feel are believable in their roles and the script is overall. I do however feel that the writers seem afraid to pinpoint Sol as bi which he clearly is since he loves both Robert and Frankie. It's a rather classical problem though in series or movies that bi characters only are pinpointed as gay. There need to be more bi representation.

What I really like though is that it's a series focused on people in their 70's, I feel more movies and series should dare to take on the stories and perspectives of older people. Series and movies about teens, young adults or people in their 30's are everywhere, it has saturated the market. It was about time a story about people later in life got the chance. Let's hope more series and movies will come.

I chuckled and I cried as I watched this show and I will definitely continue to watch season 2.

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Journal prompt 16: The happiest moment in your week so far

Sadly I cannot remember. That must mean this week overall was rather neutral I guess since most of my happy times was when I watched series or movies, I was happy and giddy after watching 'Home' and I was happy when Claire made the choice I wanted her to make in 'Outlander' and so on.

I have to make it better next week.

Monday, April 18, 2016

Journal prompt 15: Something that's been making you laugh lately

Considering I binge watched 'Call the midwife' the last week or so and it's more of a crying party than anything else I had to think about this one. I skyped with my mother yesterday (Saturday) and we laughed together so I will have to say talking with my mother :)

Friday, April 08, 2016

Journal prompt 14: Something you're stressed about

Not having a job. I really want to get my foot into the job door now and start living my life for real. Old high school classmates are buying houses, have pets and starting families and I don't even have a job and it stresses me out because I want the chance to prove myself, to show what I have to give and to work with my brain.

I apply to everything from berry salesperson to culture organiser right now. I am just hoping something will stick soon, that someone will look at my resume and go "That's the one that we want".

Thursday, March 31, 2016

Journal prompt 13: Someone you admire and why you admire them

Since I've been trying to write a fantasy story since last year (approx 75k into first draft at the moment) I've come to the conclusion that I admire every author, published or not, who created a whole new world and wrote about it.

Writing a novel is a challenge in itself but to come up with a new world and rules and looks and names and geography and climate and the list go on... is a whole new set of challenge on top of the writing.

So my hat off to fantasy authors, especially the female ones since it seems to be a very male dominated genre and those women have paved the road I want to take, so thank you.

Sunday, March 27, 2016

Some new stuff on etsy!

In the next few weeks I am widening my range of necklaces, so far three new have found their way to my etsy shop Caja Creations, check them out! If you want to go to a specific item, click on image.

First off is 'Selena', my moon necklace with a starry sky.

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Second is another night sky (and galaxies) inspired necklace.
Note that there is only 1 of this, similar will be made but not exact copy since glitter is hard to put in the same spot.

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Third and last one for this time is a necklace inspired by summer, beaches and the night sky.
Note that there is only 1 of this, similar will be made but not exact copy since glitter and the texture is hard to put in the same spot.
  
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Journal prompt 12: A word that actually describes your life, and a word you wish described your life

A word that describes my life: stagnant

A word I wished described my life: exciting

Friday, March 18, 2016

Journal prompt 11: Something that you think holds you back.

Fear. It's simple, fear in different ways hold me back, that is why I try to remind myself with my new motto (Fear does not lead me) to break that - to free myself from unhealthy fear which will only hold me back.

Fear can be good but when it stops you from living life the way you want then it's not good fear anymore. Remember that.

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