(Pop)culture in real life

Why the La La Land didn’t make me go all la la

14 Oscar nomination. 144 other awards, and 200 nominations. A Metascore of 93 (!) on IMDb. Piles upon piles upon piles of enthusiastic critic reviews. And yet I left the cinema disappointed. All throughout this movie, I was sitting there, in my surprisingly comfy seat in Stratford's Picturehouse, wondering what the hell went wrong with this… Continue reading Why the La La Land didn’t make me go all la la

Away from the Desk, Foodie Adventures

Do you honestly love burgers?

It was November 2014. I had just moved to the UK for the second time (my first time was a failed attempt at being an Oxford student, which you can read more about here), and I was actively looking for a job. Given that the only education I had was a high school diploma (albeit… Continue reading Do you honestly love burgers?

(Pop)culture in real life

Why you should drop everything and watch Fantastic Beasts

I am a true Potterhead. Always have, probably always will. I genuinely can't wait to introduce my future children to Harry, Ron and Hermione's adventures at Hogwarts. But somehow the little addition to the series, Fantastic Bests and Where to Find Them, has never found itself on my shelf. When I heard that a story based around… Continue reading Why you should drop everything and watch Fantastic Beasts

(Pop)culture in real life, Smart Spender

4.5 years with a Kindle – review

*Just to make things clear - this review is in no way endorsed by Amazon, I have never been asked by them to do it, and although I did receive my Kindle for free, it was from my parents, not a multibillion dollar corporation. So my opinion is honest and biased only by my love for… Continue reading 4.5 years with a Kindle – review

Beauty Parlour

Dear Clarisonic…

Dear Clarisonic, I had high hopes for our relationship. Before I bought you, I read numerous reviews, just to make sure that we could have a future together. I was sure we would. I was dreaming about you joining my beauty routine for weeks, if not months. When my parents offered to contribute towards buying… Continue reading Dear Clarisonic…

(Pop)culture in real life

Money Monster – review

What do you do on holiday when it's raining? Go to a museum? Nah, boring. Sit in a cafe and drink hot chocolate? Nah, you can do that any time. The true escape from cold, torrential rain can only occur if you can neither hear nor feel nor see it. And that's only possible if you… Continue reading Money Monster – review