Saturday, March 29, 2014

Movie that makes you think

Have you seen A Separation? Link

Or perhaps you have seen The Past? Link

I'm telling you. Go see both immediately, as they are movies that will make you think. Directed by A. Farhadi, are not your typical movies you see these days.

I had the pleasure of seeing The Past recently at an event organized at the University of Gdansk, Poland. Absolutely amazing as all they movies they show in there are inspiring and thought-provoking.

What also was refreshing was the fact that each movie is followed by a discussion. One time it can be a short one, while another time it is longer. I guess it all depends on the movie and the crowd. But for sure there is one happening every single time.

I loved it mostly because it reminded me of my university years in there...

But I also Loved listening to other people's thoughts and how they understood the movie. Some opinions were more "me" than others but nonetheless, all was very refreshing.

 

Tuesday, March 18, 2014

The gym

Before the wedding, I was super motivated. I had a goal in mind and tried my best to make it happen

Now, it's a bit harder. My Big Day has passed and it's back to reality mode.

 

I try as I may but I simply cannot go to the gym every day. Not that I did before the wedding.

I just made sure I did it regularly.

 

These days, I go to my favorite body pump class and try to bike every now and then.

It still is something I really enjoy but it's not as regular as before. Nowewhere close...

 

Do you ever wonder why certain life events get us going, motivate us, make us push harder and others just simply don't?

 

I guess I'm on the right track to get back into the sporty mode. I can see how my body's changing and I'm loving it.

also, I'm staying motivated by reading sports blogs and watching youtube channels dedicated to active lifestyle.

 

Sadly, though, none of my friends is really into sports.

Guess this is another thing... Whenever I mention a good work out or a nice motivational blog, they just look at me like I'm a crazy person. I guess not everyone needs physical effort to stay alive.

I certainly do.

I immediately notice the difference in my body, general well being and attitude towards people if I stop working out regularly.

I bet you do too :-)

 

Let me know if there are some good ways to stay motivated that work for you.


Stay fit, stay happy

B.

Saturday, March 1, 2014

Oscars 2014

If you're anything like me, Sunday night you won't get much sleep as you'll be watching the Oscars. Starting with the glam of the red carpet and finishing with the actual award ceremony, I love everything about it.

This year's nominees didn't surprise me. Sure, I have my strong favorites and I'm wishing them all the best, but there are some really good movies out there.

 

  1. 86th Academy Awards nominees
    2 Mar 2014 — Host: Ellen DeGeneres
    Best Picture
    Best Actor in a Leading Role
    Best Actress in a Leading Role
    Best Actor in a Supporting Role
    Best Actress in a Supporting Role
    Best Animated Feature
    Best Cinematography
    Best Costume Design
    Best Directing
    Best Documentary Feature
    Best Documentary Short
    Best Film Editing
    Best Foreign Language Film
    Best Makeup and Hairstyling
    Best Original Score
    Best Original Song
    Best Production Design
    Best Animated Short Film
    Best Live Action Short Film
    Best Sound Editing
    Best Sound Mixing
    Best Visual Effects
    Best Adapted Screenplay
    Best Original Screenplay
    1. I'm rooting for the song from Frozen 'Let it go', of course.
    2. Also, I'm hoping Leo will finally win his precious prize.
    3. My underdogs this year are Philomena and Captain Philips. Some great acting and raw emotions...
    4. And you? Will you be watching anything from the Oscars nominees?
    5. I still haven't seen Nebraska and The great Beauty, which I'm hoping to see today and tomorrow.