I’m making bacon and egg sandwich for my breakfast. It’s yummy when I don’t have it too often. Well, everything you make it yourself tends to taste naturally good anyway. I always have late breakfast during the weekends. I also got up late around 9am because I went to bed around 2am this morning. So many things to do. I could not therefore just go to bed although I was tired. A decent breakfast gives me the energy I need to get started my day. It will be another busy day.
I will soon be on my way out to a vintage market. It’s Saturday, a perfect day to walk around antique market. The sun also shines and all that. I hope, it’s not gonna rain. According to the weather forecast, there will be no rain. But who knows. The weather is changing a lot at the moment. The weather will be up to 23 degree. It’s okay. I just have to wear a jacket, just in case. I don’t trust the weather in UK. I have been sick very recently despite warm weather. So I have to be careful when I go out. To have a cold when the sun is shining outside is just not fair.
The reason I have to go out today is not just to go to a flea market, but I also have a meeting with another member of the film crew who I may potentially take on board. The filming date (s) is approaching. I’m therefore very busy. I have to do whatever I can to get things ready.
Last weekend music festival in Hyde Park was amazing. But performance that I liked the most was Stevie Wonder. Although, so many people were disappointed that there were sound problems, so much that they left the festival mid show. It’s also raining. But for me, I didn’t mind. Seeing him perform live was what I wanted. So the poor sound didn’t affect me that much. It was worth it, in deed. Once-in-a-lifetime. Why not? The rest was ok. Celine Dion’s performance was also fantastic. But I am not a fan of her music that much, compared to Stevie Wonder. So, it was ok. I love music. So it was great seeing all legends onstage for real. Even though I wasn’t a fan of some of them.
British Summer Time Hyde Park music festival is here! Celine Dion will open the festival today. Can’t wait to hear her voice for real. I don’t think I can see her clearly since the people coming to festival will be massive. It’s ok just to hear her voice. What a lovely sunny day. I will be going out shortly, heading to Hyde Park for the concert. It will be a long day today. The sun is shining and all that. Perfect for attending the music festival. After this blog post, I will take a shower, get dressed, then I’m all set. I might have some great photos to post later on.
I managed to contact some candidates for my horror short “Blood Type O” before I go out. I spend at least a few hours or so each day to recruit cast & crew for my film. If I didn’t do that I wouldn’t be able to get the people ready for the filming dates. So I have to do whatever I can to assemble all cast & crew as soon as possible. Doing something each day is better than nothing, even just for a couple of hours. I’m also very busy with lots of things. So managing my time wisely is crucial.
Lunchtime! I have just made nachos for my lunch. Mexican food is also one of my favourites. There is a Mexican eatery near my place, actually. But I haven’t been there, yet. I will one day. I just like cooking and creating delicious dishes. It’s fun and I know what’s in it. I can use quality ingredients and fresh produce. So I know the food is of superb quality. Cooking is just my hobby. Well, it’s part of my everyday life, to be precise. It’s part of my well-being and health. So, it’s not just something I do for fun. That’s why I take extra time and care to do my cooking, to achieve the exquisite dish I am after as much as possible. But sometimes, I just want something quick and simple. Therefore, Mexican snacks or food, Chinese food (noodles), burger, pizza, and the like, are the foods that I resort to when I don’t have time to cook. These types of food are yummy when you don’t have it too often. I haven’t had nachos for a very long time. So today’s the day. Next time, I might make tacos.
It’d been a very warm weekend. I enjoyed the weekend at music festival in Finsbury Park. It’s something totally different from my daily life. It’s good to experience something new, sometimes. I love music and love going to music festivals. The atmosphere at the festival was very cheerful yesterday. People were enjoying the music, dancing and singing along. It’s always like that at the music festivals, though. That’s why I like attending live music or concerts or music festivals. It’s something I always did when I was a bit younger with a group of friends. It’s just an adventure to remember, listening to music, wearing fun & fabulous clothes, eating, walking around, enjoying the whole new experience, and living like a gypsy for a day or two, depending on how many days you plan to be there, or how many days that festival you attend lasts. Time stands still when you are at music festivals. There are only happy people, singing, dancing, and partying all day long. You just live your life to the full when you are there and let the music take you to a whole new world.
The weather starts getting more and more warm. So iced-cold drinks seem to be the best solution to help fight the heat in this incredibly warm weather. Iced coffee is one of my favourite summer drinks. It’s also very easy to make it yourself. You just make black coffee with lots of sugar in it, depending on how sweet you like it, then pour cream on top of it. Voila! your delicious iced coffee is ready. Since the weather is getting warmer and warmer, I drink iced coffee almost every day now.
I don’t like drinking coca cola or other soft drinks. So when it’s very warm like today, I either drink iced coffee or juice or just cold soy milk. I try not to consume too much garbage into my body. That’s why I am not a fan of fizzy drinks and sugar, but lots of sugar in iced coffee is an exception since I drink it only during summertime, and not so often. Normally, I just drink water. That’s it. I also eat spicy food almost daily. So iced coffee seems to go along with it quite well.
Lots of coffee also keeps me awake at night which is good when I have lots of things to do, especially working on my feature-length drama screenplay, which I try to complete it as soon as possible. There is a lot of things that need to be adjusted in the script. So I work constantly on it, to really create a compelling manuscript the best I can. It’s my first spec script, after all. So I must write it as entertaining as possible. I also love reading books. I have some novels that I haven’t had a chance to finish them, yet. But for now, I just don’t really have time for that. I just want to finish making my horror film “Blood Type O” and my drama screenplay as soon as possible first.
Maybe this blog title isn’t entirely true. Ok, it’s one of the scariest horror films. I started watching Paranormal Activity last night. It was so scary. But I only saw it the first half an hour or so. Not that because I was too terrified to watch it till the end. But because, I was tired. I watched a comedy film before that on Netflix which was “Murder Mystery.” So although, I wanted to watch “Paranormal Activity” after that, I only managed to see about half an hour of it. But, it was enough to judge the film (the first 10 or 30 mins should already make the audience care, ready for the ride).
I have read its reviews: Some like it and some dislike it. It’s a film that you either love it or hate it because nothing really happens for the most part of the movie. But I think that’s the point. It cleverly filmed in a way that gives you a sense of unease. Consequently, it gradually builds the tension, anticipation, and anxiety within you. Before you know it, you’re ready to jump at any slightest sound or movement. Less is more actually did work here in this film. I think.
Another tactic of this film (in my opinion) is also that the actors look just like anybody and act naturally. It could be you. It could be me. It could be your neighbours, relatives, family, coworkers, friends, and so on. They just look like common people, which makes many easily identify themselves with the characters. Their house as well. It just looks like a typical house or apartment that you normally see, which ordinary people usually live in. Most movies, the actors look so Hollywood movie stars that seems out of reach. The houses in most movies also look so opulent or totally the opposite. So, this method did work for this particular horror film. It just depends on the film, really. Each film is different in its own unique way.
All in all, I just like this movie. I look forward to watching it till the end tonight.
I was in and around Chinatown the other day and saw the Danish House of Cake or “Lagkagehuset” near Chinatown and Covent Garden, which is always packed every time I pass by. It just opened very recently. So I had to take some photos of it. I have seen the rise of Danish restaurants and eateries in London in recent years. I think maybe the style is different, of course. Just the whole package that draws people in, perhaps: The atmosphere, the decoration, the food, the culture, and so on. Although Denmark is a very small country compared to Britain, but I liked living in Denmark. It’s just so peaceful in so many ways.
Now I will watch a good film again. I just got home not long ago from filming. I don’t know what to see. Maybe I will watch a comedy or something scary. There are not that many good comedy films. I think. On the contrary, there are plenty of thrilling horror movies. But today, I think I prefer to see something funny – just to chill out, relax, and have some laugh.
I’m having oatmeal for breakfast. It’s fantastic! At first, I didn’t like oatmeal. I thought, it’s just bland and boring. But after I found out, if I added boiled egg, spinach, butter, cinnamon, and more to it, it would magically turn out very yummy. It utterly transformed an uninteresting taste to something very flavourful. Since then, I try to include a variety of vital ingredients to my oatmeal. Now, it has become my top favourite early meal. It’s simply a healthy breakfast. But I don’t know why I don’t eat it that often. I think from now on, I will have it as breakfast maybe 3-4 days a week. For the sake of my health and wellbeing. Oats also cost almost nothing, compared to other things you can buy for breakfast. One bag of oats also lasts for several days. The same with butter, cinnamon, eggs, etc. I can even just have it with cinnamon and butter. I love the smell of cinnamon. It has such a lovely, aromatic scent. And it’s healthy, too. Now I’m ready to start my day.
This morning I felt like having a light breakfast. So I made fruity smoothie instead of real breakfast. It’s banana, strawberry, and blueberry smoothie. it tasted very refreshing. What I did was that I purchased fresh strawberry and blueberry and stored them in the freezer, to preserve their freshness. If I didn’t do that I then had to eat the fruits within 1-2 days already. Otherwise they will rot very fast, especially strawberry and blueberry they tend to spoil very rapidly. After I put them in the freezer, I have them for 3-4 days now, and they are still as fresh as when I bought them.
That’s why I love summer. It somehow persuades me to eat healthy when the sun is shining and the weather is warm. You just feel like eating lots of fruits, vegetables, salads, and the like when it’s sunny outside. Just like when you are on vacation somewhere exotic and tropical. You can create a sense of being on holiday in a warm country by eating healthy food with all sorts of vegetables and having fruits as dessert or snack instead, and maybe making a cocktail to go along with it. I have some simple cocktail recipes to share next time for this warm weather.
Although it’s officially summer now. But the weather is still changing a lot. It’s like we have all seasons in one day. This week, for example, we have rain, sunshine, dull and cold weather, and so forth. I can’t figure out anymore what to wear. Sometimes I get out in the morning and it’s cold because of the rain, so I wear winter coat, then as the days goes by the sun starts shining and all, and I look awkward with winter jacket on when everybody else is wearing summer clothes. That’s London rain. You just have to get used to it. I have been living here for many years, but I still haven’t adjusted myself to its inconstant climate yet.