Blogging challenge day 1 – What made you happy today?

I know its a shallow thing but believe me, when your a programmer and your program works the way it should do, it can really make your day. So thats what happen to me today, the pr0gram that I’ve been agonizing for so many days now has finally worked. Another thing was that my long time crush is still single 🙂 Earlier today my friend told me that she and my crush are going somewhere and my crush is bringing along someone. At first I was stopping myself from asking who it is but eventually I asked in a way that its not obvious that I’m jealous. Our friends are not that 100% in favor of my affection for my crush thats why I just keep silent about it. Good thing that the friend his bringing along is a guy 🙂 Lastly, meeting up with friends and catching up can really change someone’s day and it did for me. 

Hwarang: The Poetic Warrior of Youth

Call me one crazy fan but I’m really fond of this koreanovela right now that I think I watched it from start to the latest episode twice. And its because of Park Hyungsik! *So handsome*

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Hwarang is about a group of gorgeous men who even though has their own history on their own, were merge together to form Hwarang – the Flowery Knights of Silla.

Park Seo-joon plays as Moo-myung and Sun Woo. He has a very strong character who is not afraid of whatever is infront of him especially if it means saving those that he cares for. Go Ara plays as Kim Ah-ra, a physician who is a strong willed girl that caught the attention of both Park Seo-joon and Park Hyungsik. Park Hyungsik plays as Sammaekjong/Ji Dwi. He is the next in line king for Silla but was kept in hiding by his mother. He’s a determined guy, going for everything he wants, even the attention of Go Ara. Choi Min-ho (Shinee), Do Ji-han, Cho Yoon-woo and Kim Tae-hyung (BTS) plays as the Flowery knights as well.

This koreanovela is a must watch because even though it involves historical pieces in it, its very entertaining because of the great cast, the love triangle and the humour of the Hwarang guys. Though they keep on fighting with each other due to differences in their political opinions, it doesn’t appear like an action movie at all. Plus, all of them are so handsome and manly, especially Park Hyungsik! 🙂 I can’t wait how he will get the throne from his mother and get all those arrogant officials off their posts. And also how the love triangle will end for Go Ara, Park Seo-joon and Park Hyungsik.

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Movie Review: Rogue One

Clearly a famous name on its own, Rogue One is a new Star Wars movie to watch. With a great cast and detailed attention to the story line, this has been another superb Star Wars film. Though the movie has been filmed into a modern era we’re living now, the people behind the Rogue one movie made it sure to make the it appear like it was filmed decades ago – a classic movie indeed.

Rogue one: a Star Wars story is set between the Star Wars III and IV. The story line revolves around how Jyn Erso join ties with the Rebels to steal the Death Star’s blueprint in order for them to destroy it. Death Star is a huge moon-like weapon made by the Imperial army capable of destroying an entire planet, which was shown twice in the movie. Good thing that Jyn Erso’s father, Orson Krennic, was one of the brains who made Death Star possible. And through a hologram message from her father, the Alliance has a chance to defeat this humongous weapon. In the end, Jyn along with the other Rebels, successfully retrieved the blueprint for the Death Star, with them sacrificing their own lives. Of course, Darth Vader was present in the movie, killing the Alliance soldiers with his light saber in order to retrieve the Death Star’s blueprint. However, he was unsuccessful and the blueprint made it to the hands of Princess Leia (one of my favorite scenes in the movie).

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Though there was no Star Wars beginning music and roll up as this is clearly a spin-off and not part of the entire series, justice has been given to this movie because of its great attention to the props, costumes and set design. As this was set between Star Wars III and IV, the people behind this movie ensured that this has to be set way back to that era. The casts were also excellent, especially Felicity Jones who played Jyn Erso. There were also humorous scenes mainly because of the blind warrior played by Donnie Yen. The appearance of the original Star Wars casts, Darth Vader, C3PO, R2-D2, Grand Moff Tarkin, Princess Leia, made the movie more exciting to watch.

In the end, Rogue one is a Star Wars movie worth the bucks. It’s exciting and nostalgic especially for Star Wars fans.

Fantastic Beast and where to find them

Yey to another JK Rowling movie! Hearing the opening hymn took me back to the 8 Harry Potter films all over again. Good thing to know that this movie has sequels.

The movie started when Newt Scamander arrived in New York in search for one of his missing magical creatures. He was accompanied accidentally by Jacob, a muggle and Tina, a former auror. In his search for his missing magical creature, he was caught and detained by MACUSA and was accused even more because his briefcase (which contains the magical creatures) contains a Obscurus. Recent destruction and chaos caused by this Obscurus is bothering New York that’s why when Newt was caught red-handed Tina and him were sent to death. Fortunately Queenie, Tina’s sister, who is skilled in Legilimency overheard her sister’s mind and came to her aid. Meanwhile Credence, an Obscurial, is growing unstable and grew even more unstable when he was rejected by Grave, a skilled auror and director of Magical Security in MACUSA. Credence started creating massive chaos in New York which a lot of muggles saw in action. Newt and Tina tried to talked and calm Credence down but President Seraphina orded the aurors to kill Credence. After he was killed, Grave became furious and was later revealed to be the wanted dark wizard, Grindelwald. In the end, Newt helped to wipe the muggle’s memories away – even Jacob’s which sadden Queenie who grew an affection for him. Newt, before leaving New York, bump into Jacob once again and exchange briefcase which contains Occamy seashells which in turn can be his collateral for a bank loan for his dream bakery.

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I haven’t read the book yet because I thought it was just stories about the different magical creatures from the wizarding world. But seeing movie made me want to buy the book now. 🙂 Thanks to JK Rowling and David Yates, the movie has the same feels from the Harry Potter movies, plus the great acting of Ed. The end was a real shocker because Johnny Depp portrays Grindelwald. All in all, it was a brilliant movie. Can’t wait for the next sequels! But first got to read the books! 🙂

Doctor Strange

Another Benedict Cumberbatch movie 😉 Doctor Steven Strange is a neurosurgeon who due to a tragic accident became a sorcerer under the guidance of the Ancient one. In there he learned sorcery and the different worlds beyond what he currently lived in which equipped him in defeating Kaecilius and Dormammu.

Kuddos to another magnificent Marvel movie! 🙂 The movie effects were really awesome and Ben’s portrayal of the magnificent and humorous Dr.Strange gave the movie more wow factor. The bond between Dr. Strange and his cape was really funny because the cape has a life and mind of its own. What really psych me is the first post credit scene where Thor is seeking for Dr.Strange’s help to find Odin along with Loki! Oh my! The two most handsome british actors in one movie! (One of the reason why I want to go/relocate to London ^.^) I can’t wait for Thor Ragnarok!

Climate Change

I’ve recently watched a NatGeo documentary entitled – “Before the flood”. It tackled the drastic climate change that is currently happening in our beloved Earth. From carbon emissions, continous consumption of fossil fuels and humans not being aware of how to conserve the natural resources we have at hand – these all results to global warming. Due to the excessive heat that we are currently experiencing, ice caps are continuously melting from the artic which leads to the high rise of sea levels. Our artic friends have nowhere to live as well because for them the ice caps are their land, and without it they will drown to their own death. The artic caps acts as the air condition of the earth and without it, the Earth will be summer forever. Continuous coal/fossil fuel consumption from factories, residential homes and cars are the contributors of the rising heat temperature. Deforestation are also a source of climate change because trees are also one of the air conditoning factor of the Earth and they are also the homes of many animals. With the continuous cutting of the trees, these animals have nowhere to live. Some are being relocated, and some unlucky ones die. These deforestation are also the source of great floods that we have been experiencing lately because there are no more trees to prevent the huge amount of water that comes down from the mountains. It just so sad to know that the Earth is continuously suffering because of our own doing – and we are not doing anything about it.

After seeing the documentary, I started to think what I can do on my own to stop global warming. Even before watching it, whenever I have a trash at hand I don’t usually throw it anywhere. Our country is prone to occasional floods, even my hometown, that’s why I always keep in mind to throw my trash to the proper trash can so as to avoid flooding. I also conserve energy at home or at the office by turning off appliances that are not in use. What I am going to do moving forward is to purchase an eco bag that I can use anywhere and avoid plastic or paper packaging to lessen garbage. One of the surprising thing that I learn from the documentary is to eat less or no beef at all. Because cows produce more methane than chicken or pig, and methane is one of the pollutants of our atmosphere. By eating less beef I can do myself and the Earth a favor. One last thing to do, is to spread the word and urge people around me to help prevent climate change.

We must act now or it will be all too late for us. Climate change is nearing our door step and once its in our doors, there’s nothing we can do stop it.

Suicide Squad

I’m a late bloomer for watching this controversial movie just now. 

Suicide squad is kind of an antihero team that was formed to perform dangerous missions. The squad comprises of Deathshot, Harley Quinn (my favorite villain now), El Diablo, Killer Croc, Slipknot and Captain Boomerang. In the movie, their mission was to eliminate Enchantress and save the world. Joker was also in the movie wherein he played his usual self, enigmatic and saddistic villain.

I found the movie fun and cool because of the different characters of the antiheroes. Fortunately I don’t really know anyone of them except for Harley and the Joker, because maybe if I knew their storyline I would probably dislike the film. For one (based on reading from wiki) Enchantress is not an enemy to the squad, instead she’s one of them. Its a good thing that the various characters of the antiheroes made the movie cool especially Harley because she can go from this fun girl to one hell of a crazy Joker’s lover. The Enchantress was amazing, too, with all her dark magic which was both creepy and awesome. All in all the movie is worth watching, another DC movie to add up.

Finding peace

In my everyday life, there are a lot of noise, confusion, anxiety, and stress. And I’m wondering how on earth I’m keeping up and staying positive. Thankfully I have everything at hand to stay positive. But there’s one thing that really ease my soul whenever everything gets so confusing and that’s planning. It keeps me grounded and helps me to realize where I am. Though not everything are followed ar least I know where I should start. Good thing everything can be saved in the cloud nowadays so I can easily access remotely my files anytime, anywhere. It’s good to have something to keep me at peace and calm.

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