DAY 67 (05.11.13): CLOUD ATLAS!
Watched a great movie today that I DEFINITELY recommend. Although I couldn't understand part of it because the accent was so thick, it was still a great film. It was three hours long, but I was interested the entire time and Shannon didn't sleep through it :P. I feel sad because I didn't read the book before I watched it, but the book is very very long.. One day I hope to read the book because if I liked the movie that much, then I know I'd love the book! The movie touched many emotions; I was sad, scared, and happy. It also had many gory scenes I was not expecting. The production and costumes were great and I love the idea of having actors and actresses portray a variety of characters. I love this movie because the story is told from different periods in time. Here is the plot summary from Wikipedia:
Cloud Atlas is a 2012 German drama and science fiction film written, produced and directed by Lana and Andy Wachowski and Tom Tykwer. Adapted from the 2004 novel by David Mitchell, the film features multiple plotlines set across six different eras. The official synopsis for Cloud Atlas describes the film as: "An exploration of how the actions of individual lives impact one another in the past, present and future, as one soul is shaped from a killer into a hero, and an act of kindness ripples across centuries to inspire a revolution."
What I got from the movie was to face your worst fears and that it can change your life and destiny. Maybe the change won't appear in your lifetime, but for future lifetimes it could change what people believe. It was interesting how all the stories were interlaced within each other and was kind of confusing at first. I may need to watch it one more time, but I got the main message of the movie I'd like to think.
DAY 68 (05.12.13): HAPPY MOTHER'S DAY!
Hello all! I woke up at 9:30 AM to get ready for a mother's day dinner at Mitch's parent's house. It was great because we went about 20 minutes out into the suburbs and I got to see where he grew up. The house was beautiful and it was a real house, not a flat :) My first german house! His family was very sweet to me and his mom is an excellent cook! I was sad because I didn't have any gifts to bring because we made the decision for me to join so last minute. We had a wonderful meal of schnitzel, cordon bleu schnitzel, gravy sauce (I don't know, but it was like gravy and had mushrooms in it), peas and carrots in sauce (this was my favorite), baked potatoes and for dessert we had a wonderful strawberry cake or maybe it was a strawberry tiramisu :) All ingredients for a good day! Mitch's dad drove us back home and I got to go on the autobahn. He drove so fast in his car it was about 180 km/hr or whatever which is about 111 mph!!! THAT'S CRAZY! But it was awesome.. We also got our picture taken after we got off the autobahn for speeding lolol... It seems that everything is automated, so no popos needs to be patrolling the highway. When we got into town we biked home, but then it suddenly started to pour. Yes.. I was biking in the pouring rain and it sucked :( Later I did homework and skyped with my own mom :) I miss her a lot and hope that she is doing well without me. She didn't receive the gifts I sent her yet, but hopefully soon it will get to her!
DAY 70 (05.14.13): OFF TO CORFU WE GO!
GUESS WHAT GUYS! The day has come where I depart for Corfu with Bailey and Shannon for a week! I am SO SO excited.. In case you guys don't know what Corfu looks like, just imagine paradise! I also got a wonderful package from my boyfriend and his sister! It has hot cheetos, mac n cheese, reeses pieces, reeses cups, and rice crispies! THANKS GUYS SO MUCH! I am so psyched and happy :) I will update you all when I get back.
YES THIS IS CORFUUUUU!
Shout out to Dirron for being ugly :D