Ghost in the Shell (2017)

geisha robot ghost in the shell

 

I’m back to work from short breaks. Yesterday, I spent my time off watching Ghost in the Shell and bought the whole series of Miss Peregrine books by Ransom Riggs. I enjoyed watching Ghost in the Shell even though the controversial of “whitewashing” of the main character played by Scarlett Johansson. The storyline of the movie is fast-paced, and the effects are good especially the Geisha robot. The Geisha robot beautifully designs and love the scene where it kills the Hanka scientist in the restaurant.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Today I decided to take a break for a couple of days in April. I’m so burned out with the workload. I wish I can spend my time travelling and read books.

On my free time, I read novels and currently, I’m reading a book called Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs. I love the book and decide to collect all the series.

I watched the movie version last year and before that I have no idea the existence of the book. The reason I watch the movie is because I love Tim Burton films. His thoughts and works are so unique and brilliant. Its suit me well because I think people would agree to say that I’m also a peculiar person. I remember when I was an undergrad student, one of my friend felt weird when I bought Tim Burton’s Corpse Bride: An Invitation to the Wedding movie book. I don’t care what people think of me being weird liking Tim Burton works.
I hope there will be more movies to come based on the book series and Tim Burton films.

Big Bad Wolf Penang 2016

Yesterday, I drove to Penang with my brother with this excitement because of Big Bad Wolf in Penang Times Square. I always wanted to go to Big Bad Wolf and finally this year I managed to go to Big Bad Wolf Penang 2016.

Unfortunately, I only bought four books only because I don’t really find the academic books that I wanted for my research. I managed to find one book about Pantone: Guide to Communicating with Color and the rest are fictional novels.

Personally, I don’t really find these “Wow” factor while browsing the books. Maybe because I have this high expectation about finding lots of academic books with great prices. My theory is that those books are “left over” from the big city like KL and they bring it to the Northern.

Carol OST CD

It has been awhile since I updated my blog. I’m quite busy with work and planning to further my study. Lately quite a lot happening in my life and my country in the year 2016. Even though the economy so bad, I still manage to entertain myself with good books, movies and musics.

 

Carol CD

 

Finally I got “Carol” CD that I have been waiting for almost a month to arrive safely. I ordered from Amazon.com. Usually I just use standard shipping because it is a lot cheaper. Overall I gave Carol CD five stars because I love the scores so much by Carter Burwell.

 

Carol Soundtrack

Carol Soundtrack

 

Yesterday I ordered Carol soundtrack CD from Amazon.com. I’m so addicted to Carol after watching the movie. The score is so beautifully done by Carter Burwell. I can’t wait for the CD to arrive somewhere in January.

 

The Danish Girl

 

I’m also looking forward to watching The Danish Girl. I haven’t read the book yet but I think I will just watch the movie first. Usually I will watch the movie first because I was once to be a lazy bum when it becomes to read the thick book.

 

I’m looking forward the year 2016. I think my New Year resolution would be trying to lose some more weight and hope to further my study or get a new job. I’m quite happy because I manage to maintain my weight but I need to lose some more. Haha… lame resolution but, I do need to find time and energy to exercise like 3 to 4 in a week. Now I usually exercise every weekend only because when I get back from work almost 7 pm so I don’t have the energy to exercise just relaxing with my cats (my babies).

Merry Christmas Wishes to All Readers and Followers

I have quite a long holiday so I took an opportunity to buy another two books for myself from thriftbooks.com. This is the first time I buy used books from the thriftbooks.com. I hope the service is good because usually I will read other reviews before commit to buy anything from the website that I am not familiar with.

One of the reasons I buy books from the thriftbooks.com is because the shipping costs. I’m so happy with the standard international shipping costs and they also offer expedited shipping.

I bought Kim Wilkins books called The Infernal and Fallen Angel. I love Kim Wilkins works and I never read any of her work as Kimberley Freeman. I like the element of horror and supernatural in her writing style. I can’t wait to read The Infernal because it was her first novel and it won the Aurealis Award.

Carol by Patricia Highsmith

Carol

This is the first time that I ever read from Patricia Highsmith. I loved the book and I cannot wait to watch Carol after reading the book written beautifully by Patricia Highsmith.

I did pre-ordered the book from the bookdepository and happy with my purchased because I cannot wait for the book to be sold in Malaysia.

At first the book quite slow, I think it is because the storyline was in 50s and I need to imagine and get use with Patricia Highsmith written styled. I’m able to finish the book less than a week.  I love the cover design but the cover too soft and I need to be delicate to read it.

I wish I could watch the movie in the cinema because I was amazed with Cate Blanchett and Rooney Mara performance in portraying the Carol and Therese. The cinematography of the film is also beautifully done.