Strawberry For Breakfast

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I’m having strawberry for breakfast today with tea and juice. I just have it like that. It sounds and looks so healthy. I’m tired of real food. I feel like having something light instead. I love fruits and vegetables. I think, I eat more fruits and vegetables than meat. Sometimes, I like going to a market nearby and buy lots of fruits and vegetables to store in my fridge. Then I use them up quickly before they get bad. When I have used them up I take another tour to the market again. I don’t like buying frozen fruits and vegetables. They don’t taste and feel fresh. I wish I had a small garden, so that I could plant everything myself. Then whenever I need fresh produce for my cooking I can just go grab it in my garden. Raw, natural material makes food taste delicious without much seasoning. I do lots of stir-fried dishes which I just stir-fry it quickly, so that all the ingredients just stay as crisp as possible. And just a little bit of seasoning to enhance the flavor. You would be surprised how Thai Fried Rice can be made using just salt & sugar to enhance the flavor – no need of soy sauce, fish sauce, etc. And it tastes equally delicious, or even better than when you use soy sauce, fish sauce, oyster sauce, and similar.

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My Top 20 Films

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My top 20 Films which I can watch them again and again:

1. King Kong (2005)
2. Planet of The Apes (1968)
3. The Time Traveller’s Wife
4. Memento
5. Blade Runner (1982)
6. Basic Instinct
7. The Hangover
8. The Lord of The Rings
9. Betty Blue
10. Ted
11. Wings of Desire
12. The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo
13. The Cook, the Thief, His Wife & Her Lover
14. Midnight Express
15. Bridesmaids
16. Thelma & Louise
17. The Phantom of the Opera (2004)
18. Anastasia (1956)
19. Les Misérables (2012)
20. Shine

Enjoy!

I Love Traveling

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I love traveling and exploring the world. I think, travel makes us feel alive. I like visiting different markets or places in and around London, looking for vintage stuff, trying different foods, and enjoying the new adventure. You learn a lot about life, yourself, and others by traveling. You become more open-minded, laid-back, and be positive about almost everything and your future. I don’t know about others, but it works for me. I don’t have to go that far. I just go to some places in London that I have never been before, or interesting places that I love going again and again. I see this vivid, inviting vegan food stall at Spitalfields market every time I visit the market. I don’t know if it is still there. Last time I visited the market was about a month or two ago. I think, it’s Ethiopian food or something like that. I have never tried it before. Maybe, I should try it next time. It looked so colorful and clean.

Even though I am not a vegetarian or vegan, but I felt tempted to buy food from it. It just looked so irresistible. I promise myself, I will go back next time and try it, eventually. The stall looks this good, the food must also taste as good as it looks. I love street food. I don’t like going to a nice restaurant. It just feels so….formal. I like relaxing, friendly atmosphere and all things natural. It’s so me. I just like everything that represents a bohemian and positive lifestyle.

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Instant Risk in Cartoon Version

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I love drawing. So I, initially, wanted to make Instant Risk as a cartoon. But then, it took me too long to draw each scene and each character’s movements, so I decided to make it as a normal film instead using real actors. I managed to draw the opening scene, two characters as you see in the video above, and that’s it. It could turn out good if I continued with it. Who knows. I’ll keep that in mind for my next projects. And making animated film is not that easy as many might think. I think, personally, it’s more difficult than making movies with actual artistes. Each scene and character has to be drawn to a tiny detail. Well, maybe not. It depends. Anyway, it’s not just the sketches, after the figures are being shaped then the movement techniques, the sound, the voice over, and many more which requires lots and lots of time to produce.

But, the easiest thing about it that it can be made single-handedly, which is good if you don’t have that much money to make film – to hire actors, film crew, equipment, film locations, and so on. But patience is key in making cartoon. So, even if you can get away with it by producing it on your own, but then you have to be very patient to make it. And I just wanted to create something quickly, so I just skipped the animation movie idea and made film with tangible performers instead.

The scene as you see in the video above is the opening scene of my short, Instant Risk, in which the heroine, Birgit (Buppha Witt), is being followed by the attacker on her way home. You can view the trailer here.

Easy drawing of Pokemon cartoon.

In Love With Music

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I love music so much, so that at one point in my life I wanted to be a musician, a singer. Then I found out that I have a terrible singing voice, so I gave up the idea and focused on acting instead. But my love for music hasn’t gone. I still love listening to music. Whenever I feel sad, happy, and so on, I always turn to music. It’s my therapy. I think, it’s also because my ex is a musician, guitarist. We were together for about 5 years. So, in all those years, I had listened to music day & night and every day. Thus, I started falling in love with music, too. And that’s a good thing. I also went to several music festivals and concerts – mostly when his band’s performing. It’s one of the best experiences in my life. As soon as we entered the music festivals or the concert scenes, there’re only music and joy. It’s like a whole new, different world. I still have good, fun memories of it. Good memories are precious. Because, they last a lifetime. Every time I think about it, it brings a smile to my lips. I wish, I could turn back time, to go back and experience those happy moments once more. 

Enjoy the music from INXS, “By My Side”:

Dreaming vs. Reality Video

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Hi, again! Today, I’m making a new video about dreaming vs. reality for aspiring actress. I think, it’s fun to make and laugh about it. I have been working constantly on my screenplay, so I need to make a fun video to take a break from my work for a moment. After this video, I will continue to work on my script again. Hope you like the video. Thanks!

Quick And Delicious Noodle Soup Recipe

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I made quick and delicious noodle soup for my lunch today, yesterday, the day before, and….. I can, basically, have it every day. Noodle saves me a lot of time. And since I want to finish my screenplay as soon as possible, I want to save time as much as I can to only use it to complete my work. I even stop going to martial arts classes for a while. I was used to attending martial arts workshops on Sundays which is today, actually. When I’m done with my script, which is very soon, I will start attending it again. And the place I go is quite far from where I live; It’s on the opposite side of London. So, it’s such a time-consuming, to just attend a martial arts class when I don’t really have time to waste. I have sacrificed a lot, even my health, to write a film script. Yes, going to martial arts classes really improves my health, too. Not just to gain new skills. Regular exercise is good. But, having finished my screenplay is also very important in terms of income. Because, becoming an established screenwriter is what I wanted to do for a living as well beside being an actor. I only take a short break from martial arts classes, until my screenplay has been materialized. Living a healthy lifestyle is very vital for me. So, I won’t be neglecting my martial arts classes for too long.

Ok, here’s an easy recipe how to make a quick, easy, tasty noodle soup in no time at all. Just place dried rice noodles in a big bowl, cover them with hot boiling water for about 3 minutes. Be sure to cover the bowl, to quicken the process. Then make a soup with vegetables and whatever meat you like, or just vegetables. You can also use leftover meat, which is perfect for making this meal. It’s a great way to use leftover meat to cook something delicious out of it. After 3 minutes, drain the noodles and place them in a bowl, pour the soup on top, and ta-dah your yummy home-cooked noodle soup is ready in a second!

Still Working On My Screenplay

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I’m working on my screenplay again right now. I enjoy it a lot. You can always feel how passionate you are with the thing you do. I write the script every day. And there’s not a single moment I doubt myself: I can’t do this, I have never written a screenplay before, this is very difficult, I think I should find something else to do instead, and so on. No. I still feel so passionate and determined to complete it. My ambition for the project is still the same from day one till now. That’s a true feeling when you love what you do. I think, the place I live, surely, is an ideal place to live for a writer like me. It’s so peaceful and calm. It really helps me concentrate on my writing without a lot of distraction. it would slow me down to a certain degree if I lived somewhere hectic with lots of noises. I’m certain about that. And there’s a park nearby for me to take a nice walk, get some exercise and fresh air. I can also walk to Wimbledon Village to have a good cup of coffee at some of the cozy coffee shops there.

But even though, I live close to Wimbledon Village, I don’t really go there. I don’t know why. I like to go somewhere lively and laid-back instead, such as Camden, Shoreditch. I even consider moving to one of the places. But no hurry. I am good where I am now anyway. But, I’ll keep them in mind when I’m ready to move.

My Studio Tour

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I decided to do a vlog today when I stood up this morning. I haven’t made a vlog in a very long time. Today is such a sunny day….again, so I feel in the mood to show off my studio 🙂 I will make more vlogs in the future whenever I have time to do so. Let’s try this one for now and see how it goes.

Mental Health Issues

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What a coincidence that I just talked about mental health issues in my recent blog post on Thursday 15th, I Love Summer, and then the school shooting incident in Florida which ties to mental health issues as one of the causes did happen simultaneously. And, I was wrong that I think the weather has a huge impact on people’s mental health. Florida is nice & warm, but a horrifying crime like this did happen anyway. What’s wrong with the world today. What makes people tick? I feel so sad for those families who’d lost their kids and loved ones in this madness. I think, people have to start taking mental health issues seriously. The people who suffer it will likely harm or kill others and/or themselves. We have seen lots of examples, even celebs. I just don’t want to mention the names of those who committed suicide because of the mental health issues, depression, and similar, for the sake of respect. I don’t want to talk about mental health issues and gun laws into details in USA either. It’s up to the US’ president to handle which problem is the most important to address first in his country at this very moment: Mental health issues or gun controls – or both? 

I’m still working on my screenplay. But I will take a break now. Maybe watch a good film, eat ice cream, to re-charge my energy. Sometimes, when you work on something constantly you go blank. You can’t come up with something new & unique. You need to let it be and go away from it for a while. And when you come back and work on it again, you tend to have more excellent ideas to juggle with. OK, I think, I will find a good film to watch now.