movie nights, Writings

Movie Nights with Ann

Hello, lovelies! Happy Friday! This week is so stressful! So many schoolwork needs to finish! BUT one of the things that ease me out is WATCHING MOVIES! I mostly watch in Netflix.Oh my, I love Netflix. It not only helped me to release some stress, but it also helped me by not staying bored in this pandemic.

Genre: Documentary

The Social Dilemma

The Social Dilemma: Why Is It The Most Important ...
Directed by Jeff Orlowski.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

The Social Dilemma features the voices of technologists, researchers, and activists working to align technology with the interests of humanity.”

I really love this documentary film. This explains how the algorithm is made, functions, and how can it affect us, users. It also discusses what happens behind, about how every platform earns money, the dark psychology of social networks and more.

I really recommend this documentary. It will change your perception of how to consume social media.

Genre: TV shows/ TV Series

Anne with an E

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Created by Moira Walley-Beckett

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“Based on a 1908 novel by Lucy Maud Montgomery, Anne With an E recounts the life of Anne Shirley, a 13-year old orphan. Set in the late nineteenth century, the series follows Anne as she is accidentally adopted by siblings Matthew and Marilla Cuthbert, who initially wanted to adopt a boy to help them on their lineal farm of Green Gables.”

I love this series! This has my heart! I love that it discusses feminism, womanhood, and of course Shirbert! This is such a wonderful series! It makes you dream, give hope and importance of friendship.

Unfortunately, this series will come to an end because Netflix canceled it (Netflix really loves to cancel shows.) But we are still hoping for another season. *cross fingers*

Genre: Movie/Film

Call Me By Your Name

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Directed by Luca Guadagnino

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“In 1980s Italy, romance blossoms between a seventeen-year-old student and the older man hired as his father’s research assistant.”

You want to cry? Well, this is a film for you. This film is a *chef’s kiss*. Just Perfection. From the production, cinematography, THE ACTORS! This is a romantic drama of coming-of-age based on the 2007 novel of the same name by André Aciman.

I love it. You’ll love it. Let’s cry together.

Genre: Animated Film

Klaus

Netflix Drops Trailer For First Original Animated Movie ...
Directed by Sergio Pablos, Carlos Martínez López.

Rating: 5 out of 5.

“A simple act of kindness always sparks another, even in a frozen, faraway place. When Smeerensburg’s new postman, Jesper, befriends toymaker Klaus, their gifts melt an age-old feud and deliver a sleigh full of holiday traditions.”

This animated film is full of hope. It just centers hope and love. I love that it tells a different story about “Christmas origin”.

Kindness is within us if only we know how to give it to people.

Genre: Period Drama

Emma (2020)

Directed by Autumn de Wilde.

“Jane Austen’s beloved comedy about finding your equal and earning your happy ending is reimagined in this. Handsome, clever, and rich, Emma Woodhouse is a restless queen bee without rivals in her sleepy little town. In this glittering satire of social class and the pain of growing up, Emma must adventure through misguided matches and romantic missteps to find the love that has been there all along.”

Can we all agree that Autumn de Wilde is one of the best director?! This is the highlight of my 2020. Everything about this movie is a vision, from the clothes, the palette, the scenery and of course the cast!

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Do you like my line up? Would you/Have you watch any of my recommendations? If so, which one? Let’s talk!

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Book Tags, Writings

WWW Wednesday

Hello, lovelies! It’s time for another WWW Wednesday! How’s your week going? I recently had my flu shot. Oh my, it hurts so bad! I really hate needles. Anyway, I hope you guys enjoy my entry!

1.WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

The Witch of Portobello by Paulo Coelho

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This book is breathe of fresh air for me. It follows the story about a mysterious woman named Athena or Sherine, told by the many who knew her well—or hardly at all. I’m looking forward to finishing this book because as you read through it, you also find yourself reflecting.

2. WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston
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I so so so love this book! It’s a perfect debut book! I laughed, cried, fell in love with all the characters of this book! I highly recommend this book! 5 stars!

3.WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Thunderhead by Neal Shusterman

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This is the second part of the Arc of Scythe Trilogy. I finish Scythe last week. You can see my review here! I’m excited to follow the journey of Rowan and Citra!


That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave your thoughts about it!

Thank you lovelies!

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Book Review

Book Review || Scythe by Neal Shusterman

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“If the conscience of the Scythedom fails, replaced by the avarice of privilege, we could become our own worst enemy again.”

Rating: 5 out of 5.

It is a perfect teen adventure for me. The world on which Neal Shusterman created in this book is fascinating. I am captivated by how this world works because there are no deaths! Humanity has conquered all things. This book is pure genius. It gives us an idea or a glimpse of what might occur in the future if we attain immortality. Truly not the best concept, killing people to balance out the population but this book gave us a possible reality if this situation might occur and how people learn to live in this perfect world knowing that it would come to a heavy price.

I am also captivated about how ‘change’ is the most permanent happenstance in humanity, in the world. Especially how morality changes in the process of becoming this world they created and they were not the same being they once were.

Absolutely one of my favorite books! I highly recommend this book especially to those who had fun reading Mortal Instruments or Hunger Games kind of books! This is such a unique well-written story. The characters are great and no interaction nor page is boring. Can’t wait to read the second book!

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journal, Writings

Journal || When it rains, it reminds me of you.

Hello, lovelies! It’s been a week since I’ve posted. This will be a short journal.

It’s been a hard week for me. My pet cat died and I didn’t handle it well. She was a few weeks old when we rescued her from the storm. She was in a box, alone. Her name was ‘Ulan’ a Tagalog term meaning rain in English.

I love her so much. No days come by that I don’t miss her. I always believe that all animals go to heaven so that I won’t get sad when an animal dies especially in unfortunate ways.

To Ulan, I hope you’re doing great. When it rains, it reminds me of you. You made rain a bittersweet memory of you. 

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Book Tags, Writings

WWW Wednesday

Hello, lovelies! It’s my first time doing WWW Wednesday, a meme revived by a blogger Taking on a World of Words. I found this tag to Soph’s Book World. Check out her blog. I really love it. Here is her entry.

HAPPY WEDNESDAY EVERYBODY!! I hope you my lovelies are doing well!!!

1.WHAT ARE YOU CURRENTLY READING?

Scythe by by Neal Shusterman

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I really love this book. It’s about a world without hunger, disease, or death; basically, they conquered immortality. Due to an increasing population “Scythes” are the ones who can take life to control the size of the population. It’s a very interesting concept because it makes you think of “What if we did conquer death. Must we kill? Sacrifice?” I love that this story also comes with conscience and foreshadowing politics.

Even though i haven’t finished the book/series yet. I highly recommend it.

2. WHAT DID YOU RECENTLY FINISH READING?

Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
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I love this book! I rated it 5 stars! I got a lot to say but just wait for my review! 😘 All I can say for now is I HIGHLY RECOMMEND THIS BOOK!!!

3.WHAT DO YOU THINK YOU’LL READ NEXT?

Red, White & Royal Blue by Casey McQuiston

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I will read this book! 100% sure! It is in my currently-reading shelf in Goodreads. I am looking forward to reading this book because I’ve seen good reviews about it.


That’s all for now! I hope you enjoyed this post! Leave your thoughts about it!

Thank you lovelies!

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