All posts tagged: Films

Day 363: Beautiful Scottish weather, Melancholia, Being back at Pauline & Alan’s, Bryan, Kris, Mally and Gill!

Who would’ve thought Scotland would have better weather than England! But there you go… Grateful for the opportunity to walk around Edinburgh this afternoon, soak up a bit of sun and feel the buzz of a regular afternoon on George St. / Bryan, thank you so much for your time today. Definitely worth it! / Gill, lovely to meet you, and Mally and Kris… and everyone else =) I have every faith… / Melancholia – artistically, intelligently, I appreciate your brilliance and I commend you on your success. I wasn’t really expecting an apocalyptic film (that’s two now this week + 3 planetary coincidences, recent dreams included!) but for what it was, I can’t fault it. And judging by the reviews, neither can the critics! / Aunty Pauline, Alan – it’s good to be back =) x  

Day 361: Seeking a Friend for the End of the World, Padma Mayurasana Jumpbacks and Learning to breathe…

Seeking a Friend for the End of the World – one of the best films I’ve seen this year. And you know it’s good when you leave the cinema going, “…wow. i loved that.” And you stand at the bus stop thinking, “yea, that was really good…” And you get on the bus thinking “man, i’d love to watch that again.” And the entire bus ride you cannot help but feel the world outside is like a continuation of your thoughts and that wonderful film you’ve just seen. And then you get home screaming “Kaaaat [or replace this name with whichever is relevant to you!!] the film was soooo good!”.  So good I am still thinking about it… and am right now blogging about it. Highly recommended. Very much grateful! / Andres, good seeing you tonight. Quality catch-up indeed! =)  It’s all about the Orange Wednesdays 😉 Batman next! / Today, I realised separating my hands a little bit made my Padma Mayurasana jump backs so much better. Grateful for the eureka moment! Practice, practice, …

Day 343: Finishing my yoga demo, London Pleasure Gardens, Indian curries at Brick Lane, The Five-Year Engagement and Hanging out with Andres and Shaun!

Glad I got to do my yoga demo today… and that it didn’t turn out like this! =p / London Pleasure Gardens – perfect weather for it! What an awesome way to spend the day with the boys =) / Shaun, what can I say. It was sooo nice seeing you today! It has been way too long. And honestly… I cannot wait til you take me up on a plane!! Super excited and super chuffed! Oh man, this takes road trips to a whole new level! =O =D / Andres… you’re not too bad yourself! =p Especially when you’re knackered! haha / Brick Lane curries = YUM! / The Five-Year Engagement… so long, you actually feel their pain! On purpose? I hope so! At least the ending and intermittent laughter made up for it! 😉 x

Day 340: The day I become a fully certified DYRT® Yoga Teacher, T-Rex Trying, This scene from “Meet the Robinsons” and Doodlers Anonymous…

Day 340 – The day I become a fully certified and registered Dharma Yoga Teacher… There are no words, except: so incredibly honoured, and so, so grateful. Let the journey begin… =) =) =) / I may have gotten straight A’s and a First Class Honours degree from Goldsmith’s… but can I just say… this certification has been more invaluable and is worth so much more than any one of those things. And I mean that from the bottom of my heart. / T-Rex Trying to me is like what the Bunny Suicide cartoons are to other people… addictive! It’s crazy how hard this makes me laugh. If I had wallpaper made out of T-Rex Trying images… I swear I would wake up laughing for the rest of my life… What a GREAT idea… Actually… I’m gonna go print some out now… / This scene from Meet the Robinsons… well, let’s just say it is a continuation of my joy =p / Doodles Anonymous… can’t even remember how I found it… but I’m glad I did =) Note to self: must draw …

Day 322: Teaching my 10th yoga class, My remote control apps, Buysellads, Movie2k and my local HSBC…

Today, I taught my 10th yoga class. Illy and Dani got up into their headstands. Amazing. Grateful! / So I discovered these nifty little apps called Hippo LITE and simply ‘Remote’. Hippo LITE turns your phone intro a trackpad that controls the mouse on your laptop. ‘Remote’ syncs up to your iTunes so that every morning when you are groggy in bed and still under the covers, you can roll over and press a button on your phone that will blast ‘Sweet Disposition’ from the speakers on your desk. LOVE. IT. Oh, mornings are glorious these days =) / BuySellAds – boy did you just make my research so much easier! =D Thank you. Grateful! =D / Movie2k – my new favourite evening pastime. Grateful! (Especially now I have my Hippo!! YES!) / HSBC – we all know it’s the world’s local bank. But when you actually have a local bank at the end of your street. Well, you can bet your bottom dollar I’m gonna be grateful! =D So convenient… Thank you, Ulla, for taking time to …

Day 321: Alt J, Glozell and The Cinnamon Challenge, Hula Hoops and Handstands, Tikka Masala and Zoolander…

Alt J – excuse the language but f*ckin awesome. These my favourite for today: Intro and Breezeblocks. You could get drunk and sunburnt listening to this music. =) / Glozell, you are friggin nuts. Thank you for the entertainment. I hate to love it! / This is what Jo and I do during our lunch and coffee breaks at work… =p Grateful for the space! =p / Mince meat tikka masala – YUM! / Zoolander… so many precious moments. Unfortunately, I have seen that face all to often =p Grateful / And there you have it. You can see how my day went. Pretty fun stuff. Grateful! =) x

Day 316: Baba Hanuman, The day Anna sleeps over, Our MasterChef Cook-Off and 21 Jump Street…

This feeling… nothing can take it away. x / Grateful for the day Anna comes round to see the new house for the first time and challenges me to a Master Chef cook-off. Though… sorry to say this, banans, but I totally win this round! 😉 Better luck next time =p / 21 Jump Street – so funny I have now seen this film 2 days in a row… and laughed equally as loud and hard both times =D

Day 301: 300 days of appreciation, Finishing my first 6-week teaching course, Having my class observed by Mark, The Dictator and Adele, Live at the Royal Albert Hall…

300 days of appreciation. And not a single bad day in between… / My colleague asked me the other day if gratitude really works, and if I can honestly say I haven’t had a bad day in the last 200++. To which I responded, “You will never have a bad day, if you can be grateful for at least one thing that happened. Because just that one thing, would have given your day purpose.” I truly believe this. And I am grateful it’s something I learned sooner rather than later. / Today, I taught my 6th yoga class, which was technically the end of my first 6-week teaching course. So far, I have taught 10 people in total, with an average of 4-5 per class. 4 of those were men. 2 of which were brand new to yoga. 1 of those men bought a mat from me. And the other just signed up to a 10-day, unlimited, special induction package at Indaba. Every Saturday morning, my students come to class. They lay their mats and they …

Day 300: Last Holiday, Michael Jackson and Triton Lite…

Last Holiday – feel good film with Queen Latifah on a quiet, Friday night in. Grateful. Not so much because it is an Oscar-quality film, but more because the idea of a small-town woman from humble and modest beginnings, thinking she has brain tumours and is about to die, finally realizing the value of life and taking chances, is something that ties in nicely with what I’m doing tonight. / Michael Jackson – tonight, I’m grateful I remembered this song and found the perfect space for you on my G.A.P. project. Thank you. Whatever you might or might not have done in this life, there is no doubt your music changed and made a difference to the world. Thank you for being an inspiration. Thank you for these lyrics. I am, I am… trying. / “Towfiq” – thank you for creating the Triton Lite WP theme. You’ve just given me the perfect platform I was looking for! =) Grateful.

Day 253: Screen on the Green, Byron Burgers, Werner Herzog and Learning to live my dash…

Today I’m grateful for Byron Burgers and a cosy and hezzelig lunch with Dani, and our little ray of sunshine on the table =) / There’s absolutely nothing better than a bit of Sunday afternoon escapism at the cinema. Grateful I got this time to completely unwind and not think about anything… Well, anything other than the questions Werner Herzog poses in his documentary on the death penalty in Texas. This may not be the most feel-good film in the world. But at least it makes you feel something. And it sparks conversations and debates and perhaps a deeper look at yourself and how you see the world afterwards. / I’m grateful for the opportunity and the consciousness to live my dash, every day to the fullest. May we never lose sight of the important things in life. The end.