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England Trip 2019

So, from the 23rd of April to the 2nd of May I went back to my second home and hung out in London for a few days and then when up to Wolverhampton (where I used to live) to see my friends again. I try to do this at least once a year cuz I miss it and my friends. I have an away sickness…I don’t know the proper term for that haha xD

So here’s all the Vlogs I did every day 🙂 Hope you like

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Bohemian Rhapsody

Title: Bohemian Rhapsody
Directed by: Bryan Singer
Produced by: Graham King, Jim Beach

Starring: Rami Malek, Lucy Boynton, Gwilym Lee, Ben Hardy, Joe Mazzello, Aidan Gillen, Allen Leech, Tom Hollander, Mike Myers

Country of Origin: UK/USA
Year: 2018
Length: 134 minutes

Bohemian Rhapsody is the story and becoming of one of the greatest Rock Bands of all time, Queen and its lead singer, Freddy Mercury. The movie starts in 1970 when the band formed, up to their mindblowing 21 minutes performance at Live Aid in 1985. It focuses on Freddie’s life in and outside the band, his illness, his sexuality, his relationships and how he dealt with everything.

I think for me the biggest plus in this movie was Rami Malek playing Freddy. I don’t think you could have gotten a more accurate actor to take on this role. From his background to his looks, it was just perfect. I definitely have to hand it to Rami for his incredible acting and how he adapted all the little things that were necessary to get a perfect Freddy. From the look to the style to his British accent, he nailed it all. 100% deserving of the Oscar he got.

The casting in general for all the 4 band members I thought was on point and perfect.

Another thing I really loved as well, was how they adapted the clothing style and changed it through the years. From the hair to the clothes, they had so many style changes and according to the interviews I watched on the Bluray, they never had Rami wear the same thing twice. He especially went through so many changes and it was perfect. He lived it. He lived Freddy and it was incredible. Also, Brian May & Roger Taylor (the original Queen members) had their saying in the movie and they even gave the cast original clothes to wear in the movie. They also helped with the music and the instruments, how to play them and so on. I think those little details are what makes this movie so accurate.

It was also great to see how the songs melted into the story and how you were able to see what real life part got the idea for a particular song.
The Live Aid performance was incredible and as a BluRay extra you’ll get the entire 21 minutes and interviews.

Overall I thought this movie was fantastic, with a fantastic cast and I was captured by Freddie’s story, how he had this shy, vulnerable personal life and how on stage he became this totally different showman. He had no easy life but he lived till the end and he’ll always be a legend in my eyes.

Bohemian Rhapsody is one of the greatest songs of all time and it’s definitely my favourite Queen song and to see the birth of this song in the studio was amazing to watch as well. It’s so interesting to be able to go behind the scenes.

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My Brother’s Husband

Title: My Brother’s Husband (Otooto no Otto)
Author: Tagame Gengoroh
Genre: Comedy, Slice of Life
Medium: Manga
Publisher: Pantheon Books
Rating: 5 Stars

I had this series on my “to buy” list for a while now but I wanted to wait for a bit longer until I’m up to date with other stuff. Fortunately, Ashley, from Ashleyoutpaged has started this manga club last month and the first volume of this series was on for reading so I thought, what the heck, and went and ordered the first one. And I regret nothing.

This is essentially about Yaichi who used to be married and lives with his daughter, Kana and works from home. He has sadly lost his twin brother a year ago and he regrets so many things which he can’t change anymore. His brother, Ryoji, was gay and he came out to him as a young adult and Yaichi didn’t know how to deal with it. He accepted it but at the same time, he thought it was weird. His brother then moved away to Canada, met a guy named Mike and married him.

Jumping to the present, Mike Flanagan suddenly stands in front of Yaichi’s door and this is where the story begins.

Mike essentially wanted to meet Ryoji’s family and wanted to see all the places Ryoji has told him about and thus he stayed with Yaichi and Kana to do just that. Thing is that Yaichi at first wasn’t comfortable with that situation. He still doesn’t know how to feel about a gay guy in his place and then no other than his own brother’s husband, but Kana, this very curious and open girl is constantly amazed by everything and all she wants is Mike and to do everything with Mike and asks all the questions about Mike and she starts talking to her friends about her Canadian Uncle Mike and in school and this opens a lot of problems for the adults in this town because it’s not a subject they are comfortable with.

I find this story really beautifully written and it’s so cute and sad and heartwarming and I’m so glad I’ve read the whole series. It’s very slice of life and not a lot is happening. It’s just Mike staying with them in Japan for 3 weeks and it’s about all the things they do and talk about. I just love how the Mangaka of this series touched the subject of same-sex marriage and how the Japanese people view it differently compared to the western world. It was really interesting for me, who is open to pretty much anything at this point in time, to see how other people aren’t as fond of the idea. I like how Yaichi develops as a character. How he warms up to Mike and learns so much about his brother and himself and how his point of view changes and how he starts to stand up for Mike. I also loved to see how the kids in this story, especially Kana, don’t give a crap about anything and it’s only due to the adults that they change their point of view. The characters are beautifully portrayed, the character development of certain characters is so well done and I just overall really really love this story so much and I can already tell that this is definitely a favourite of mine.

Also, those 2 little hardcovers are so pretty and I will never get rid of this series. And what really adds to it, the Mangaka is also openly gay in Japan which makes this more legit as well.

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Changing my hair (again)

So, back in 2015 I have decided that, for the first time, I wanted to totally cut my hair short. I’ve always had shoulder length and longer and then I went all crazy and cut it all short with shaved sides and all that jazz. My hair grew out so quick within 3 years and now I decided to do this again and so, after Christmas, I did it again and this month I also went to colour it. 🙂

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“You know, you’re one bad day away from being me.”

~ I’m sorry that I’ve been so absent again and haven’t posted an update in a while. I’ve been busy and when I had time I was lazy so there’s that. I’ve always been terrible at this.

~ It’s already November and it’s gotten cold here now. I hate it. I hate cold, grey, rainy days and the snowy/frozen days aren’t that great either. When is it spring again. *sighs loudly*

~ I’ve finished watching The Defenders on Netflix. I did really enjoy it. I love Luke Cage. He’s my fave. Well, actually, Claire is my fave and Claire and Luke is even better.

~ With that said, I’m hella excited for The Punisher. Can’t wait to dive into this one. It’s gonna be epic!

~ I’m still watching 2 Broke Girls. I’m on Season 4 now and I just really enjoy this series a lot. Give me all the comedy shows. If there’s any comedy show you think I should watch, please let me know 🙂

~ I started Calligraphy class 2 weeks ago. I haven’t done a lot yet sadly. It’s really hard for me to get motivated at the moment. This time of the year is always a depressing time for my mood and motivation. Let’s keep fingers crossed.

~ Speaking of art, I also started to sketch some ideas for Christmas cards but that’s another thing I’m very bad with. 4 out of 5 times I fail to get them done in time and I end up buying cards.

~ It’s sad to think that I wanna be an artist but everything artsy I do I end up postponing, quitting or not even starting. I’m so bad at this thing. I wanna do it but at the same time, I’m lazy and unmotivated with no ideas. What am I even doing *sighs loudly again*

~ A new thing I’m doing now is watching Basketball. I really like watching that now. I mean, I got an app (I pay for it) where I can watch all the American sports plus all the football (soccer for Americans) and I am able to watch Basketball on demand so I don’t have to get up at 4am to watch the game. I haven’t really watched a lot yet because they only show like one game per day and I’m usually not interested in those teams so yeah. I’ve been influenced on my favourite team but I really like the Portland Trail Blazers. I like the teams that aren’t the most famous ones. I’m like that in all sports. I also like watching the Toronto Raptors, the Minnesota Timberwolves and the Philly 76ers. If you watch Basketball, who do you support?

~ Speaking of Basketball, I’ve also been thinking about doing a US trip in a few years. Meaning, I wanna travel across America for maybe 2 months. I don’t know yet when exactly this is gonna happen because it all depends on money and situation but I would love to do it and visit some states. I would like to go to New York/New Jersey, Florida, Illinois, Tennessee, Texas, Nevada, Cali & Oregon and maybe some other places but I don’t know yet. It’s gonna cost me a lot of money so I have to save up some money first before I can really think about this. I’d love to do it in 2020 but yeah, as I said, it’s still just a plan.

~ Speaking of holidays, next year I might go to Sweden for the first time. That as well is only a plan because I have a friend there and I’d like to visit but I have to see first if she is available at that time or not so I have to wait and see. I will definitely go to England again because I plan on going every year but the length of that trip depends on Sweden. If I don’t go to Sweden I go to England for 2 weeks and if I go to Sweden I might only go for 5 – 7 days. Let’s see how that plays out