Friday, 27 January 2017

Sleep Goals

Getting into a new year, most of us get busier and restless. We have to seek a way out of it and make sure ourselves to get enough rest, at least to have a good night sleep every night. And of course, we have to find ways to stay happy and avoid stress. So, here's a few tips for you!

Do Something Positive
Do things that sets your day up for greatness! Read good books, do some stretch, drink coffee, write a journal, etc. You can also do this with your friends to boost up the mood! Positive things done with favorite people can be a very good remedy for our tired body and mind. 

Be Productive
Boost your productivity through doing great things. Do some workout, take small jobs, etc. Most of all, I think the best one to do is let your passion do it. Develop your hobbies! Turn it to something awesome that you've never imagine before.

Drink Water & Eat Breakfast
Food has always been the sweetest escape. Give your energy level a boost by rehydrating and refueling. Sometimes, healthy foods and drinks are everything you need to make each of your days. It's okay to set your 'cheat day' but make sure you set limits!

Nighttime Prep
Don't let your mind be full of so many things in the morning. So, prep things for tomorrow before you go to bed. Set your outfit of the day, pack your lunch, and organize what you need for the day (make sure you have everything you need in the bag!). No more chaos in the morning!

Set a Bedtime
I know, sometimes we're just not in the mood of sleeping although we have to. But we have to know ourselves and make commitment to sleep at the time that will allow us to get enough sleep before the alarm rings! Start setting an alarm just for a precaution instead of wake you up. That would be amazing!

Make a Gradual Change
To change your bedtime and alarm habits, you can start setting your alarm back 10-15 minutes more each day until you reach your goal. I know it might be so hard to do at first, but we'll never know what kind of change we can make, right?

Adjust Your Alarm
I hate the beeps that repeats all the time to wake me up. Yeah, we all do. So, how about pick your favorite upbeat song to be your alarm sound? It might spark your morning spirit to get up and start a dance. And if it doesn't work because you keep hitting snooze button? Just set the most annoying noise as you alarm sound, highest volume, and put it across the room. 

Upgrade Your Bed
With good sleep environment, comes a good sleep quality. You know, you won't regret investing your money in a new mattress, upgrade your pillow, and buy new sheets and blankets, because it will be totally worth it. Plus, you can always find your best sleeping company at Leesa ;)

Thursday, 26 January 2017

[Movie] La La Land

Genre: Comedy, Drama, Musical, Romance
Directed by: Damien Chazelle
Written by: Damien Chazelle
Release date: December 25, 2016 (USA)
Production house: Black Label Media, Gilbert Films, Impostor Pictures
Duration: 2 hours 8 mins. 

Here's to the most overrated movie of 2016. So sorry for those who hyped a lot to La La Land, but for me, this movie is so overrated! My first impression to this movie was just like everyone else's! I really thought this movie gonna be very good since it looks like that everyone love it! Plus, I've always liked Emma Stone since I watched The Amazing Spiderman (and omg how i love her relationship with Andrew Garfield!!). But, boom. My expectation was shattered. La La Land didn't impress me as much as I hoped it might be.

I watched the movie with my friends. We picked this movie for that reason we talked about: it looks like that everyone love it. That's all. Turns out, the first-half of the movie was really boring, and I can't help but to check out the rating of this movie on IMDb right on my seat during the movie. And I was really surprised that the rating is 8.8! I was like 'wuuuuuuuuuut' and... well, tried to just enjoy the movie. Then, as the movie finished, I can say that this movie is good, but not 'that' good. The ideas they're trying to tell is really good; about people trying to reach for their dreams and how dreams don't just magically come true like we usually seen in movies. But for me, the beginning is too boring and a bit weird. I don't like the idea to begin a movie with a bunch of strangers dancing and singing together in a middle of traffic jam... The point is, as the beginning of the movie didn't get my attention, it makes me lost curiousity to continue watching the movie. I can say, if I watch this movie online and not in the cinema, I might never watch this movie until the end.

Other than that, let's talk about the good things. I really liked the relationship between Mia (Emma Stone) and Sebastian (Ryan Gosling). They look so cute together, and their relationship development is so lovely! My favorite part is when Mia just sent a voice message to Seb, telling how she misses him, but it turns out that Seb's at home, preparing a dinner for two (too bad the dinner ended with a fight). Actually, I might be very touched by this movie if (once again) the beginning wasn't so boring... Because I know that they loved each other so much. Seb got a job that he doesn't really like for Mia (that her parents want a 'good man' to be with Mia), and it's so... Ugh. Please find me someone like this to be my future husband lol.

The songs are so geeeeewd! My favorite is Audition (The Fools Who Dream) by Emma Stone and City of Stars by Ryan Gosling. Both are very good, and it's so awesome that both main actors/actress who sings the songs. A Lovely Night is great too, as it's the song that comes along with the iconic dance by Emma Stone and Ryan Gosling. To be honest, this dance was also a reason I watched La La Land. It's so cute and entertaining!

Rate: 6.8/10
but 8.8/10 for the songs! :)

Sunday, 22 January 2017

4 Pop Culture Cars I Admired

I don't know much about cars, but I'm excited to talk about pop culture ones!

I've always adored Volkswagen Beetle, because I think small is cute, and I love cute things. 
And somehow, despite what year it is now, VW Beetle always looks vintage and cool at the same time. Timeless and beautiful!

Mr. Bean's Car
Another cute small car! I googled and found out that it's a 1976 British Leyland Mini 1000. The color also made me like it even more. Who knows if someday I might drive this car on the highway by sitting on an armchair on the car? It must be a so challenging and awesome!

The Mystery Machine
Who doesn't know about this legendary van? The best, one and only vehicle for the Mystery Inc. wandering around while breaking mysteries. The big size will let me bring my friends go places and maybe, just maybe—solve mysteries as well? I'm so sure that this car can get everyone feel a lot of fun!

The fabulous Hudson Hornet! I love Disney Pixar's movie Cars, and Doc was one of my favorite character (despite him being a total jerk in the middle of the movie lol). Vintage cars always steal my attention. I really want to know how it feels to get inside this car and feel the 'vintage' feeling~

But I know, there's some people that think this kind of cars are too overrated in some ways and they prefer modern cars. You know, if you're thinking about renting a car, you can check out Turo's page and find your best suitable car by its type or anything! You don't have to worry about the price because it's totally affordable and worth the experience you get with the car. And I want you to know that Turo also has its own fun rentals like the Aviato!! Turo brings dreams to reality by letting us seize our golden opportunity to rent the most iconic car Silicon Valley has to offer.