I don’t review books, tv shows, or films anymore because I hate saying bad things about them, but I still want to share some great finds. So, after a year which has allowed me to consume more art than usual, I have come up with a list of my favourites.
This past week has been one of the busiest I’ve had so far this year, and all in a good way. A great way, in fact.
The following won’t contain any huge spoilers, as in, nothing you won’t have already guessed if you’ve seen the trailer or the first episode of any superhero-type of tv show ever. Still, if you get annoyed at any spoilers at all, just watch the show first.
I watched the pilot of Supergirl and the entire time, I was messaging my thoughts to my friend Pat. Instead of writing an articulate critical article here, I thought I’d just copy and paste most of my comments. Enjoy.
Okay, so let’s do this.
The Devil Wears Prada:
It is that time of semester again. All my assignments except for one are due within the next two weeks. My past three days have been completely packed. I’ve been busy and I will be busy for a little while longer. That’s why I’ve been blogging less. Hopefully things will go back to normal around April 2nd.
Instead of another Weeklies, I’ve decided to just do a television show review today.
*Note, I’m about to say “Asians” a bunch of times. I know Asia is huge and there are a lot of asians who aren’t from or descended from south-east Asia. I never really say Asians are just from south-east Asia or look like it, but I don’t say otherwise for the rest of this review either, so I just thought I’d say it here. “Asian” is a really broad term for describing people.
Television – Fresh Off The Boat
The struggles of a 90s kid with asian immigrant parents whose family moves to Orlando to start a western restaurant. 30 mins, Comedy. (I just did my pitch for Scriptwriting for Mainstream Television yesterday. Can you tell?) According to Wiki, it’s ‘based on chef Eddie Huang’s memoir of the same name’ and stars Hudson Yang as Eddie, Randall Park and Constance Wu as his parents, and Eddie Huang narrating as himself.
Today wasn’t bad. Woke up at 9:07 for a 9am tutorial which the tutor didn’t show up for, felt horrible for an hour and a half, cancelled on a friend, then I went back to sleep and slept until 3-something. And I had spaghetti for dinner. Yup. That was pretty much my whole day. Sleep and food. Can’t get any better, right?
Whew! What a week!
I started out the by listing the assignments I needed to do and which were already done.
- Textual Intervention 2 Essay
- Fiction For Children Creative Piece
- Textual Intervention 2 Creative Piece
- Creative Voice 2 Essay
- Creative Voice 2 Creative Piece
To Do With Group Members:
- Fiction For Children Presentation
- Scriptwriting For Mainstream Television Script
- Scriptwriting For Mainstream Television Presentation
Doesn’t that look terrible? But then I took some of the projects I’m working on outside of school, and decided to make them my Creative Pieces. They got good receptions from peers and lecturers. Moral of the story: To do good in Creative Writing, just write whatever the fuck you want and then make it fit the criteria somehow. Now my To Do (Alone) list has been cut in half. Things are good.
Enough about school! Here are today’s Weeklies:
Double ones! To commemorate this meaningless coincidence, I’m going to be doing a lot of doubles for this Weeklies.
Maybe I should stop doing these Weeklies? I dunno. But hey, double digits! *high five*
So let’s see what I’ve been loving lately.
Chinese New Year is awesome (or as my mom’s family likes to call it, “Vietnamese New Year”). That was this week. At home, there’s always a party at my grandparents’ house and all the parents give the kids money in exchange for good wishes for the new year. Here, however, my friend’s family and friends visit and she invites a few of her friends (me included) for dinner. Dinner is always delicious, and then we get money just because it’s new year. Am I missing anything? Oh! We’re supposed to wear bright colours. The picture to the left is what I wore. You’re supposed to wear brand new clothes for the brand new year, but I wore my old jeans. But the top I only got the day before at New Look. Bright enough? I tried to tone it down for the rest of the outfit with just grey jeans and a grey jacket.