Hello friends! Let me get a little informal — I haven’t written in a long while! It feels strange. Writing on this blog has always been my outlet and through the years it has served as somewhat of a second journal to me (I keep a physical one and it’s a delight!), so, coming back to it after two months feels strangely awkward. It’s like I don’t even know what to write about… kind of. But one lovely thing I want to share is my weekend — I had such a lovely one.
I thought I must begin by saying that it started off very nicely as I finally got around to watching From Up on Poppy Hill! A friend recommended it to me over on Instagram when I posted about loving Whisper of the Heart. Honestly, I don’t know why it took me this long. I absolutely loved and enjoyed it so much. Last month, I watched my very first Ghibli film which was Howl’s Moving Castle and since then I’d made it a goal of mine to watch every Ghibli film I come across (wait… just a thought, what if I make it some sort of a weekly thing: one Ghibli film every Friday. Hmm… I’m already excited about it!). Seriously, though, where have I been? Anyway, please do let me know which one is your favourite so that I may give it a watch!
The previous week was a little too exhausting for me, to be honest. I chose to take 18 credits so really, it’s all on me (haha). There were a lot of essays that I had to finish for university — and not to mention the amount of readings I needed to get done working on. And then I also wanted to start revising this early on in the semester so that I avoid procrastinating… I guess it’a good thing to have goals but I do try to get as much rest as I can, too.
Oh and I also got new books! I’ve been deliberating over picking up Marcel Proust’s Swann’s Way for weeks now and I thought, if I don’t attempt to read it now, when will I ever do? A lot of readers mark the beginning of their months by listing down their monthly TBR’s and I genuinely could never relate to that… I like to pick my reads depending on the kind of mood I’m in so when that voice in the back of my head told me to pick Swann’s Way up right at this instant, I knew I just had to (ahaha)! Also, I got Amor Towles’ A Gentleman in Moscow because I am totally living for his writing. I recently finished Rules of Civility and it has easily become one of my favourite fiction novels; I really just had to pick up his other book — and his latest The Lincoln Highway is definitely queued up, too! Lastly, Albert Camus’ The Plague… Camus has always interested me, I thought it’s about time I get started on his works.
It had been a lovely weekend, sincerely speaking. I’m so glad I got to at least document it through these photos so that I may have a look at them again at a later time if I ever want to. It’s also very refreshing in a way — and not all my weekends turn out like this so I figured I just had to write about it on the blog.
Wishing everyone a lovely week ahead! Now let’s all start counting down to Friday again, shall we? 🤍