Thursday, 31 January 2013
What am I suppose to do now... Get a job? What kind of job can I get?...or study? Master? Where?
It feels like I'm at a crossroad and wonder which way, but when thinking about it, it's not up to me..
My dream would be to attend 慶應義塾大学 - Keio University, for a year, studying Japanese language. But that seems far away, even to attend Grad school there would be awesome. I mean, I wouldn't mind spending 2 years on 日吉キャンパス - Hiyoshi Campus.
But then again, I need funds to support myself, and I'd need to get much better at Japanese. So I'd probably have to spend 3 years there, 1 year language school then 2 years Master studies. However 3 years is a lot, I would be 28 when I'd be done with it all. And at that time, I should probably think of having a family, good job etc.
Which right now feels far away from the lifestyle I have.
Anyway... I need to settle on what to do, time is ticking
I know some people asks me why I don't use my mobilephone as mp3, however I listen so much to music my battery cannot support it.
Also I can have more songs on the mp3...and it's not heavy so why not ^^
Anyway, just want to recommend Beats, I know they are huge already, but there is a reason for it.
I want a pair of headphones too, but only for use inside which kinda feel like a waste as I don't really need it.
To have the earphones is enough to me... ^^
They are one of my best buy of 2013, I know it's still January, but like I said, I need my music.. I love great sound ;)
I cannot believe that they are that fast, but then again I don't complain ^^
So....all I need to do is to wait until the parcel arrives ^^
There are so many kinds, my fave are normal sliced cabbage kimchi, radish kimchi and cucumber kimchi.
For now I settled for the normal one... and I also bought some instant noodles, so you can guess what my dinner today will be :D
It's not cheap but what can you do? after all I'm in Sweden.....
Still wonder how it could be so cheap in Canada, consider it takes longer to fly from Korea to Canada than Korea to Sweden....
Wednesday, 30 January 2013
I kept my promise :P
I bought both Arashi's Arafes dvd and Shinhwa's 2012 Grand Tour in Seoul - The Return dvd.
Both Korean editions.... Although I wanted to support Arashi in Oricon, it's sooo expensive and Korean version is still official. and keep them popular in Korea ^^
I cannot wait until I get them... I know dad will watch Arafes with me ^^
I'll give you a hint, it's NOT in the US......
This burger can actually be bought and eaten in Seoul, South Korea!
I know... that's not what you'd guess right!?
I saw this photo on FB, Seoul Korea posted it, and was amazed too... and now I know where to go this summer. Not that I will be able to finish it, it's more to see it in IRL.
Also I got to say, it looks delicious!! Not like a McD add and then when you get the burger it looks nothing like it. I guess that why I haven't visited McD for food for many many years.
Anyway... so where can you get this burger you ask, as Seoul is a big city.
You can get it at Jacoby's Burger in Yongsan. Well... it's America town ^^;;
Address: 45-6 Yongsandong 2(i)-ga, Yongsan-gu,
Opening hours: until 2 a.m (Closed on Tuesdays)
Direction: Noksapyeong station (line 6 - brown line, exit 2). Walk along about 250 meters to the intersection. keep left and follow the brown large pots up the hill. Walk about 300 meters and you’ll see Jacoby's on your right.
Been walking around with my left overs from my life in Canada, finally i got some money!
also i got my money back from London!
I'm on my way to school, but when i come home i will order Arashi dvd and Shinhwa dvd! ^^
Better do it before i realise i need the money for something IMPORTANT as my dad says ^^
Tuesday, 29 January 2013
This song is one of the new songs of her upcoming single, “beautiful / Chiisana Ashiato”, which will be released on February 20th. Despite it's almost one month away the PV has been revelead.
This song is being used as the CM song for Shiseido’s ‘MAQuillAGE‘. (various make-up)
I have to say the colours reminds me of Google ^^;; and stuff I watched as a child.
Kinda surprising since, well, Shiseido is make-up and all ^^
Last night we went and saw Jack Reacher, the latest Tom Cruise movie.
I had seen the trailer in Canada but the movie theatre was too far away, one hour away and that made me not go and see it, so it was great that mum also wanted to watch it!
Anyhow, it was a typical Tom Cruise movie, not as much action as MI but it was good, there were some scenes I enjoyed more than other. But in all totally worth watching!! ^^
Also it was nice to be with mum, it has been a very long time since we went to the movies ^^
Anyway...another reason is because of Yunho/U-know :D I think he has become a better actor, so it will be very interesting to follow his progress.
Also since the drama is starring Kwon Sang Woo and Soo Ae, it has been a hot topic....
Title: 야왕 / Yawang
Also known as: Queen of Ambition / Night King / Wild King
Broadcast network: SBS
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-14 to
Air time: Monday & Tuesday 9.55 pm
It tells of a greedy woman who wishes to shake off her poverty and become First Lady, and a man who can do anything for her. The two venture forth into lethal love, betrayal, unstoppable greed, conspiracy and salvation
Kwon Sang Woo as Ha Ryu / Cha Jae Woong
Soo Ae as Joo Da Hae
Park Min Ha as child Da Hae
Jung Yoon Ho as Baek Do Hoon
Kim Sung Ryung as Baek Do Kyung
Monday, 28 January 2013
The drama he will be starring in is called "Family Game" and is a remake of the drama and movie from the 1980's.
It will start airing in April!! so a spring drama..... ^^
So far I have only seen one episode of the two that aired so far, and I really like the mix of actors in this drama, also the story in itself.
So this will be a fresh start of 2013!!
Title: Last Hope
Broadcast network: Fuji TV
Broadcast period: 2013-Jan-15 to
Air time: Tuesday 21:00
Theme song: Calling by Arashi
Inspired by the works of Nobel Prize winner Yamanaka Shinya, comes a medical suspense drama that focuses on the cutting-edge medical technology. Set in the infamous Institute of Biomedical Research and Innovation hospital (aka IBRI), it tells the story of a medical team, that is made up of doctors from different fields of expertise, age-group and career aspirations. They are the last hope for all the terminally ill patients who are sent there. 「What does it mean to live?」, 「What does it mean to save a patient?」 and 「How far is one supposed to go in the name of medical care?」. These are the questions that trouble the team, as they slowly grow as an individual and as a team, helping each other overcome their complexes and their past.
Hatano Takumi is a qualified GP, and had thought of taking over his father's family practise. However, his father has other plans for him, and recommended him to join IBRI instead. Takumi is excellent at diagnosing a patient's illness, but he is considered an eccentric, due to his habit of dropping everything to have a snack on-the-dot at 3 o'clock. Unbeknownst to himself, he actually carries a secret from when he was a kid. When that secret is exposed, what will happen to Takumi?
Aiba Masaki as Hatano Takumi
Tabe Mikako as Tachibana Ayumi
Tanabe Seiichi as Takagi Junji
Koike Eiko as Ogiwara Yukiyo
Kitamura Yukiya as Soejima Masaomi
Kohinata Fumiyo as Komaki Toshiaki
Takashima Masahiro as Naruse Tetsuji
Sakuraba Nanami as Tokita Maki
Hirata Mitsuru as Hatano Kunio
Maeda Aki as Uda Tomoko
Sugawara Daikichi as Kuramoto Shigeru
Eguchi Noriko as Imai Mai
Anyway she's clever to release a new track just before the "comeback" concert.
The song is called 그런 너 (Disturbance), to me it's a quite sad song but I guess it also depends on how you decide to look at it..
Also it surprises me that BoA releases these kinds of songs, to me she does more dance and up-tempo. Of course she has released quite a few ballads in her days, but then again I'm still stuck on her 6th album including Hurricane, Game, Copy and paste...compare to her latest album Only One.
I think I need to update myself to the latest version, but for somehow I feel kinda lost these days because of school.
hmmm.... anyway here is the MV for her new song!
Sunday, 27 January 2013
Saturday, 26 January 2013
Yesterday afternoon i went to see a friend of mine, although she has grown a lot since the very first time we met, she's still very innocent yet bright. I guess that's what's her charm points in a way!
Anyway we have known each other since High school, and I'm happy we are still close.
So yesterday we talked a lot about the future, writing resumes, where to work etc. it was very interesting.
it's surprising we are almost done with our education, she's way a head of me too but I'm happy that she has become as successful as she is!
Wonder what the future will hold for us!
Also if lucky we'll meet in Seoul this summer, she said that she wanted to visit the city while I'm there! :)
Friday, 25 January 2013
I know I said I wanted the Galaxy Note 2, but now I think I'll skip it :P
I mean listen to this....
1. It will run Android 5.0 and have a 13 mega pixel camera
2. Larger battery
3. Wireless charging
3. Flexible Youm display - Which means it'll have an ultra strong flexible touch screen.
4. 5 Inch HD display
5. Quad core processor
Also because she reminds me of YUI but a little more "go".
It's kinda amazing how Japanese singers can be found, the industry seems different from Kpop, yet these days they expand between countries.
Anyway.... I'd say u'd check her out!
This is my fave song of her... Shine
Thursday, 24 January 2013
I saw lots of movies in Canada, and i also managed one in US! still there are so many more i want to see, however the price has gone up since i left Sweden last summer!
it totally sucks, because i don't think it's worth the money!
i can buy the dvd for that price in North America, or Asia for that matter!
i wonder why we have to pay that much for a movie at the theatres!?
hmmm...go and watch or not?
i need to get a job asap!
There are too many things i want, but cannot afford as I'm a student!
High on my list are following
Arashis Arafes dvd
Shinhwa Return dvd
Samsung Galaxy Note 2
Steve Madden boots
as you can see, not cheap stuff!
And i also need to save money for my upcoming travel to Korea this summer!
Wednesday, 23 January 2013
Today i had one of the most weird and non-giving class ever.
we all had to do a self-introduction, around 5 min each.
What can i say, but who cares about me?
I mean, listen to my life story isn't the most interesting - not that it's boring but to my classmates I'm not sure if it matters, i rather listen to a professional athlete, ceo of a company or somebody similar.
Anyway 3 hours has passed and I'm now on my way back home!
it feels good!
also, why does it have to be so cold in Västerås? Stockholm is much warmer!
Tuesday, 22 January 2013
One week ago, i was in Canada finishing my packing~ and did laundry.
Then i had my final meal with my roomies and friends!
it's so weird.
Today was my day off school and i couldn't bare to leave my bed!
i just stayed put for a few hours after i woke up!
Today is a so-so day~
i just spent a lot of money on public transportation!
i have to say, it feels like somebody robbed me!
I thought public meant cheap, or at least cheaper than using a car.
Also student discount meant discount...
Welcome to Sweden!
we give you 1-5% discount! we consider it generous XD
That's how it feels like~
Monday, 21 January 2013
I finally did it, it didn't take far too long... it's kinda easy lyrics to be honest.
But then again, it's sometimes difficult to find the right word in English.
As many of you might know, Korean and English languages are very different.
Anyway... hope you enjoy it!
I probably won't do any other songs from their album...sorry GG but this is the only song I really really liked! (^^;;)
*Just some translator's notes regarding some words.
시작해 = Start/Begin
말도 안돼 = No way! It's not possible! I cannot believe it - there are many ways to say this is English depending on the context, I chose to use "I cannot believe it" and "No way"
그치? = Right? - more humble and not 100% sure
맞지! = Right! - That's right! More sure that it's right!
미쳤어 = Crazy or insane - I chose crazy for this one..
Also.. when they sing "I got a boy" part, like I got a boy 멋진! They put the adjective last as it would be weird to mix it. And in the translation I could have put it last too, but I think it sounds better to put it in the middle. 멋진 means wonderful, nice, fabulous or cool, I prefer cool for this part.
If you'd like to use this lyrics, ask for permission.
Ayo! GG! Yeah Yeah 시작해 볼까?
Ayo! GG! Yeah Yeah Shall we begin?
어-머! 얘 좀 봐라 얘, 무슨 일이 있었길래 머릴 잘랐대? 응?
Oh my! Just look at her, what happened that she cut her hair? Huh?
어-머! 또 얘 좀 보라고! 머리부터 발끝까지 스타일이 바뀌었어
Oh my! Agin, look at her! She changed her style from head to toe
왜 그랬대? 궁금해 죽겠네 왜 그랬대? 말해 봐봐 좀
Why did she do that? I'm dying of curiosity, why she did that? Can someone tell me
Ha Ha! Let me introduce myself! Here comes trouble! 따라 해!
Ha Ha! Let me introduce myself! Here comes trouble! Repeat after me!
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 너 잘났어 정말!
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh You're such a show-off, seriously!
지가 뭔데? 웃겨. 너무 콧대 센 거 아니? 나보고 평범하단다 얘
Who does she think she is? Ridiculous. Isn't she too haughty? Telling that I'm ordinary
어~~그 남자 완전 맘에 들었나 봐!
Ah~~ She must really like that guy!
말도 안돼! 말도 안돼!
I cannot believe it! No way!
너무 예뻐지고 섹시해 졌어 그 남자 때문이지? 물어볼 뻔 했다니까? 너 바꾼 화장품이 뭔지
She became so pretty and sexy, all because of that guy right? I almost asked her to what brand she changed her makeup to
사실 나, 처음 봤어 상처 입은 야수 같은 깊은 눈
Actually, for the first time I saw deep eyes like those of a wounded beast
얘기만 해도 어질 했다니까?
I got dizzy just by saying that?
너 잘났어 정말! 잘났어 정말!
You’re such a show-off, seriously, such a show-off seriously
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 너 잘났다 정말!
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh You're such a show-off, seriously!
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 너 잘났어 정말!
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh You're such a show-off, seriously!
Ayo! Stop! Let me put it down another way.
Ayo! Stop! Let me put it down another way.
*I got a boy 멋진! I got a boy 착한! I got a boy handsome boy 내 맘 다 가져간
*I got a cool boy! I got a kind boy! I got a boy, handsome boy who completely stole my heart
I got a boy 멋진! I got a boy 착한! I got a boy awesome boy 완전 반했나 봐
I got a cool boy! I got a kind boy! I got a boy, awesome boy, I think I completely have fallen for him
아 내 왕자님! 언제 이 몸을 구하러 와 주실 텐가요?
Ah, my prince! When are you going to come to save this body?
하얀 꿈처럼 날 품에 안아 올려 날아가 주시겠죠?
Like a white dream you will fly away holding me in your arms, right?
나, 깜짝! 멘붕이야! 그 사람은 내 민 낯이 궁금하대. 완전 맘에 들어 못 이긴 척 보여줘도 괜찮을까?
I'm surprised! Mental collapse! That person said he's curious about my bare face. I really like him. Would it be okay to pretend that I'm giving in?
오우! 절대로 안되지! 그치? 그치?
Oh! You can never do that! Right? Right?
우리, 지킬 건 지키자! 맞지! 맞지!
Let's protect what should be protected! Right! Right!
그의 맘을 모두 가질 때까지 이건 절대로 잊어버리지 말라고!
Until you have his whole heart, don't ever forget this!
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 밤을 새도 모자라 다 다
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh Even staying up all night is not enough
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 우리 최고 관심사 다 다
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh He's our greatest interest
내 말 들어봐 그 아이 너네 알지? 좀 어리지만 속은 꽉 찼어
Listen to me, you know that guy right? He's a bit young but he's really mature
어떨 땐 오빠처럼 듬직하지만, 애교를 부릴 땐 너무 예뻐 죽겠어
Sometimes he's reliable like an oppa, but when he shows his charms he's so pretty I could die
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 너 미쳤어, 미쳤어
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh You're crazy, crazy
오 오오 예 오. 오오 예 오 너 미쳤어, 미쳤어
Oh oh oh yeah oh. Oh oh yeah oh You're crazy, crazy
난 정말 화가 나 죽겠어 내 남잔 날 여자로 안보는 걸
I'm so angry I could die, my guy doesn't see me as a woman
막연할 땐 어떡하면 내가 좋겠니? 질투라도 나게 해볼까? 속상해! 어떡해! 나?
What should I do when he's vague? Should I try to make him jealous? I'm upset! What should I do?
말도 안 돼! 말도 안 돼!
I cannot believe it! No way!
Don't stop! Let’s bring it back to 140
언제나 내 곁엔 내편이 돼주고 귀 기울여주는 너---- 너----
Being by my side and listening to me, you, you
난 이대로 지금 행복해 잘 될 거니까
I’m happy, and confident that we’ll be okay.
I got a boy 멋진!
I got a cool boy!
I'm on the bus on my way to uni, early i know but i do have things i need to fix, therefore the early morning despite my afternoon class!
i cannot believe more than 7 months has passed since i rode this bus last time!!!!!
Anyway i hope i don't need to ride it as often as last year! :)
Sunday, 20 January 2013
Today, once again i slept until late.
Then i went to unni's house, she had made Korean food!
so awesome, besides that we also spent time talking a lot, tomorrow is time for school, i don't want to but i have too~ ^^
i wonder what this year will bring, my Arashi year has already started, i still wait for their new dvd...
Also M-Chan told me she shipped my Arashi goods already!
Time to get excited, also I'm waiting for the towel S-san said she had bought for me :)
Also, as most people, Arashi fans are aware of, they already announced their new single!
I like the sound :)
Time to get excited!
Today i met up with a classmate, we talked about our semester abroad.
To me it felt weird being back and talking about it, i mean 5 months passed so quick.
Anyway, by seeing her also means the new semester starts, and to be VERY honest, i don't want the semester to start, oh did i mention I'm not a fan of my home university?
Friday, 18 January 2013
At the moment I feel empty, I guess the PCD kicked in. (Post Canada Depression)
Although I'm happy to be home, it also feels terrible. I miss my roomies, I miss campus and Tim Hortons!
I'm happy I bought two cans with Tim Horton French Vanilla coffee.
My parents are not too happy with me as I still have lots to unpack and all I do is sleeping.
But I cannot change, I'm still in Canada time, or something.
I look at Swedish TV and it feels strange. It feels like coming back from the dead or something, because it feels so new... I don't think I felt like this after Korea but well, not much to do.
However, I wish someone could tell me something I don't know!
Okay, maybe not private, but it felt like it...
At first i wasn't happy about it, i mean to enter i had to walk outside in the stupid cold in Regina.
second it was so small i couldn't even fit my bags in the overhead compartment!and it was full of toddlers who all had to scream in round.
Also, it took 50min longer than with a big airplane! Stupid Air Canada!
If you ever fly in Canada, use WESTJET!
My jetlag is here.
I went to bed around 4 am and guess when i woke up... 4 pm!
and the only reason i woke up was because my mum called! XD
And her wake up call wasn't too happy, she told me to go down with the laundry!
so well, I'm still somewhere between Canada and Europe time, where I'm not too sure but i hope it will pass asap!
Seems like classes start on Monday so i need to get into right time zone!
Thursday, 17 January 2013
One of the best was from my friend Sayuri. She gave me Panasonic's フェリエ ES2105PP.
What's that you might wonder... well it's a eyebrow shaver and also hair shaver.
It's one of the best inventions EVER!!!!
I'm so happy she got me one, it was my roomie in Canada who introduced me to it and well.. it's a very good gift for women!!! I do wonder why they don't sell it all over the world?!
Also Sayuri unni knows me well... she got me the white one :)
Anyway this little thing well keep my eyebrows stay in the right shape!
Also it also removes other hair, accoring to my old roomie, she said it was good to shave off hair on arms ;)
At least for my long flight between Calgary and London i got a good seat, at the emergency exit, so no one in front of me!
the guy next to me took quite some space but it was alright.
i also managed to watch 2 movies, and sleep 2 hours.
By staying up all night i got into the Swedish time zone, now its passed midnight so I should sleep!
good night from Sweden ^^
Wednesday, 16 January 2013
So here i thought i had done everything right. i had asked several times and i got cleared.
Then today when checking in for my connecting flight to Sweden i got in trouble!
According to BA, i was supposed to give them a voucher for my second luggage, Air Canada was supposed to give me one which they didn't.
So sent back and forth between the two companies, i got frustrated and pissed off!
i have been calling both companies since October so in my opinion this shouldn't have happened.
Air Canada sucks, no help what so ever! they advised me to pay an additional fee for my luggage to BA then when coming back home call the Air Canada office to reclaim my money!
i told them it's ridiculous and i probably wouldn't see that money again.
I wanted to slap the woman at the Air Canada counter, i have never met such rude Canadian before! stupid Air Canada!
The most ironic part is that, throughout my HRM class this previous semester we have been talking about the difference between WestJet and Air Canada. i never thought it could be that bad. NOW I KNOW why!!!!!!
Back to what happened, i went back to BA, they explained everything again, and i said i had it up to here with this, as i have been contacting their offices around the world for the past two months.
because of my frustration my tears came out, then this head for the BA department came and also he got angry with Air Canada.
In the end he waived my payment for the luggage and let me go.
so now I'm sitting by the gate waiting to board my flight to London!!!
A happy ending of a kind.
Still from the bottom of my heart i hope that Air Canada will go bankrupt in the very near future!!!!!
Tuesday, 15 January 2013
We ended up having a quick lunch, before i knew it, i had to go upstairs to get my stuff.
We said our final good byes and i couldn't stop the tears from running. i blame Shoko for it.
We have seen each other every day, she has been an awesome room mate and now I'm alone. it's sad, that's all i can say, because there are no words that can describe the feeling inside me right now.
Good bye Regina!
Not any fancy or so, just down at Riddell Centre, so food court stuff! But it's all about the company. Guess we will be 6-7 people.
It feels awesome to have a lunch with them before leaving, and I know 3 of them will have to run from class to make it as their class ends at 12.45pm and I have to leave at 1.20pm.
Yesterday I said goodbye to Ashley and Felix, and today I first said bye to Maria Paula in the morning before she headed to work, then I met with Hitomi on my way back from buying a stamp. It felt good to have a last good bye with her too, as we only had a small chat the other day!
I'm already crying on the inside, and I want to cry on the outside too but I'll try not to do so.
It has been a great time here in Canada and I have made wonderful friends and have had a great experience here.
In a way it also feels good to leave but in many ways it feels horrible... no terrible!
I know we all talked about seeing each other again somewhere somehow.
I mean 2 of my roomies (they are sisters) are from Dominican Republic and I'd love to go there, my other ones are from Colombia, Mexico and Japan - Also places I want to visit. It's all about time and money. Money with a capital M!
My Mexican friend already left, now it's my turn as the others will stay for one semester, at least.
But for my long flight from Calgary to London, not well... not well at all!
I called both AC and BA but no luck, so I just have to go to the airport and hope for the best, I hope the flight is not full... please let it be empty :P
I really need my space, either emergency exit seat or..if 3 seats would be nice, then I can sleep on all the chairs.
I mean now is not a season for travelling, last time I went was end of August which meant summer vacation is over, time to go home!
Anyway I pray it will be an empty flight :P
Only bad part, the agent I spoke to at BA told me the flight is delayed which means I'm delayed in London too. However she told me I do not have to go through security again... that means I will only walk gate to gate, and therefore, I will be able to pick up some stuff from Victoria's Secret!!
Right now I'm doing my laundry from New York, one week of dirty socks and underwear is needed to be cleaned!!!
Today I will have a final lunch with a bunch of friends, I cannot believe it's the end (T_T)
Monday, 14 January 2013
I'm of course talking about LES MISERABLES, the movie! I saw it during my US trip. It was an awesome movie/musical.
I was so surprised how well the actors could sing.
The thing I was most amazed by was that the actors actually sang LIVE when they recorded the movie. Normally they just add the soundtrack but here they had to sing it out!! I want to see it again, my mum said she'd go with me! This is a movie you want on dvd!! ^^
In 1815, convict Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman) is released on parole by prison guard Javert (Russell Crowe) after serving a nineteen-year sentence. He is offered food and shelter by the Bishop of Digne (Colm Wilkinson), but steals his silver during the night. He is caught by the authorities, but the Bishop says that the silver was given as a gift, and secures Valjean's release. Touched by the Bishop's generosity, Valjean breaks his parole and vows to start an honest life under a new identity. Javert swears he will bring the escaped convict to justice.
Eight years later, Valjean has become a factory owner and mayor of Montreuil-sur-Mer. Fantine (Anne Hathaway), one of his workers, is discovered to be sending money to her illegitimate daughter, Cosette (Isabelle Allen), who lives with the unscrupulous Thénardiers (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter) and their daughter Éponine (Natalya Wallace), and is dismissed by the foreman (Michael Jibson). In a desperate attempt to support her daughter, Fantine becomes a prostitute. She is arrested by Javert after she attacks an abusive man, but is saved by Valjean, who has her hospitalized. Later, Valjean learns that a man believed to be him has been arrested. Unable to condemn an innocent man, Valjean reveals his identity to the court before departing for the hospital. There he promises a dying Fantine that he will look after her daughter. After escaping from Javert, Valjean finds Cosette and pays the Thénardiers to allow him to take her, and promises to be like a father to her...
Hugh Jackman as Jean Valjean
Russell Crowe as Javert
Anne Hathaway as Fantine
Amanda Seyfried as Cosette
Eddie Redmayne as Marius Pontmercy
Helena Bonham Carter as Madame Thénardier
Sacha Baron Cohen as Thénardier
Samantha Barks as Éponine
it's less than 24h left in Regina, or at least until i have to leave campus.
i went to the registrar's office this morning and got my transcripts!
i also made pancakes for my roomies.
soon I'm off to see some friends for the final time.
feels weird and sad but it's nothing i can do about it.
Tomorrow I'm going home to Sweden!!
It felt weird, it was the final time we'd hang out. My time here in Canada is coming to an end.
We decided to see the new Bradley Cooper movie.
It was good, weird but good, it got a bit boring in the middle but the ending was good ;)
I'm happy I saw it, also I had no idea Jennifer Lawrence is only 22!!! she looked older XD
Pat Solitano (Bradley Cooper), who has bipolar disorder, is released from a mental health facility into the care of his parents after eight months of treatment. He learns that his wife, Nikki (Brea Bee), has moved away and his father, Pat Sr. (Robert De Niro), is out of work and resorting to bookmaking to earn money to start a restaurant. Pat is determined to get his life back on track and reconcile with Nikki, who filed a restraining order against him after the violent episode that sent him away.
Bradley Cooper as Patrick "Pat Jr." Solitano
Jennifer Lawrence as Tiffany Maxwell
Robert De Niro as Patrizio "Pat Sr." Solitano
Jacki Weaver as Dolores Solitano
Chris Tucker as Danny, a friend of Pat's from the Baltimore mental health facility
Julia Stiles as Veronica
Anupam Kher as Dr. Patel
Sunday, 13 January 2013
Today i went down to downtown Regina and Cornwall centre for a last time, i think.
I bought two t-shirts, one for dad and one for my brother.
I also bought a cd for myself ^^
I should get my mum something but then again i got her stuff in NYC that she likes so i think she will be pleased with it ^^
Tomorrow I'll go with Sara and chill in a hot tub, then dinner and a movie! ^^
Saturday, 12 January 2013
Friday, 11 January 2013
Yet during this time I have been to Vancouver, Seattle, Los Angeles, and New York.
I have had a wonderful time with both friends and family.
However I also know that as this journey comes to an end so will also my stay in North America.
Within less than a week I will be back home in Sweden. My mum left for JFK, going back to Stockholm, while I'm waiting at LaGuardia for my flight to Canada.
Time passes fast, and my time here is running out on me....
In a way I want to go home but in another I want to stay longer!
Canada has become my home in a way.... And I liked it. Of course there are things that annoyed me too however that's how it always is right ^^;;
I'm sleepy, and I just saw a photo of a SNOWY Regina... Lucky me?!
I'm now sitting on the bus on my way to the airport here in NYC!
I already put my mum on another bus, even though her flight is later than mine, she still did not feel confident enough to be by herself so therefore she also decided to leave early!
I cannot believe one week passed already!
Now back to Canada for a few days then flying all the way home to Sweden!
Today we had Korean bbq for lunch!
Totally awesome! i so miss it~ told mum we would eat it with dad in Korea this summer!
i do miss dad, it's too sad he couldn't be with us on this trip!
Anyway, Korean food is always good!^^
Thursday, 10 January 2013
Wednesday, 9 January 2013
Today we started off by having lunch in Little Italy, then we walked over to SoHo, followed by upper Manhattan.
All with good foods, sights and shopping.
Now we are back in Midtown and time for dinner, we are at a Japanese restaurant! Very nice one but the waitress sucks!she won't get any tips when we leave!
Anyway the food looks good so that's good ^^
Monday, 7 January 2013
Today we spent our morning at Ground Zero.
It felt unreal to see the two gigantic holes in the ground.
Also, 11.5 years has passed since it happened.
it's so sad to think of the event that occurred!
If you visit NYC, You must visit the 9/11 memorial.
Today we spent half the day in Central park, it was an awesome day.
It was crowded and full of life.
We also headed down 5th ave, and central station before having dinner at Dallas BBQ.
Tomorrow we'll try to get musical tickets, and go to Ground Zero, statue of liberty, Wallstreet, and Little Italy.
Sunday, 6 January 2013
Saturday, 5 January 2013
I finally arrived in NYC!
i slept for one hour before heading to the airport.
i slept on the flight, and also watched a movie, Pitch perfect.
At JFK i had to wait for my mum for more than 3 hours, as it took time for her to get through border control.
We finally came down to Manhattan and Times square where our hotel is located!
It's a great hotel!!! Much better than i thought!
We headed down to Times square for dinner than back to the hotel as both of us are tired!
Tomorrow i guess we will be hanging around Manhattan!
Friday, 4 January 2013
We were late, LA traffic and public transportation is not a joke.
anyway we finally made it to our appointment and we ended up having Korean BBQ for dinner!
it was a all you can eat, so delicious!!!!
We ate so much i think we will be full for the next couple of days ^^
it took a very long time to get there and it was so crowed but we had fun!
i really enjoyed Disneyland, however...it was totally different from when i went there back in 1999!!!! ^^
We only managed to go on four rides, as waiting time was more than 90min for most!
Anyway we had a great time!
Thursday, 3 January 2013
Yesterday we had dinner in Koreatown, today we are eating in Little Tokyo.
We first went to a really popular restaurant, but didn't want to wait for an hour so we walked around. in the end we looked in some shops then ended up at another restaurant. However despite getting seated at once we had to wait 30min for the food.
so thinking about it we could easily have waited for an hour for the other place that is much more famous.
we are now so hungry words cannot describe it~