Saturday, March 23, 2013

Horror Movies Worth Watching Part 2!!!

Hi everyone, I'm An Trieu. This week is my spring break, so I'd love to update you guys with some movies I've watched recently. Interestingly, I've found out that my two favorites till this date are two of the movies I mention below! Give it a read! Are you ready for some scares?
1. The Shining (1980)


 - Intro & Plot: The Shining is a classic, psychological horror film produced and directed by Stanley Kubrick in 1980. It is based on Stephen King's famous novel "The Shining." In the movie, Jack takes a job as a caretaker at an isolated hotel. His son, Danny, posses psychic ability to see things in the past and future, therefore, he could be able to see ghosts in the hotel. After settling in the hotel, Jack seems to be gradually influenced by some supernatural forces that he decides to murder his wife and son.
- Comments: It is an excellent and fantastic film, right down my alley! I love love psychological horror film that is not too much cutting/ blooding parts! :) In fact, Jack Nicholson's (staring Jack) acting is fantastically amazing! His face's expression is beyond scary, regardless of all makeup/effects that people use in  horror film nowadays. Moreover, Shelly Duvall (Jack's wife) is great also! And I love Danny a lot too! He's just so cute! This film, I have to say, my favorite horror film so far!
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2. Psycho (1960)

 - Intro & Plot: Psycho is an American horror film directed by Alfred Hitchcock and based in the 1959 novel "Psycho" by Robert Bloch. Marion Crane who has embezzled $40,000 from her employer and ends up at an isolated hotel whose disturbed owner is Norman Bates. And things happen, like really disturbing and weird! 
 - Comments: This is a great classic black and white American movie with acceptable scary scenes in my opinion! Ranked among the greatest films of all time and after Hitchcock's death, Universal studios began producing follow-ups, three sequels, Psycho II, III, IV- The Beginning, a remake in 1998 (which in my opinion is far worst even though they keep the same voices and sounds but different actors/actresses), and a television movie spin-off. Honestly, I enjoy the original Psycho the best. I also watched the 3 sequels and the remake (which I fast-forwarded for I found it's the same thing but with horrible acting), not the tv version though. My favorite also!!! Love love these types of psycho horror!!!
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3. The Sixth Sense (1999)

 - Intro & Plot: The Sixth Sense is an American supernatural thriller and drama film directed by M. Night Shyamalan. The film tells the story of a "troubled" boy who possess the ability to see dead people that meets a also "troubled" child psychologist who tries to help him. The film is famous for its surprise ending and its great plot.
 - Comments: The movie got quite boring at first to me for it didn't scare me or anything, but it gets so intense towards the end. I love its surprise ending that made me go "ohh ahh." :) A really meaningful and must-see movie, ya'll!!!
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4. Mama (2013)

 -Intro & Plot: Mama is a Spanish Canadian horror film co-written and directed by Andres Muschietti, produced by J. Miles Dale and Barbara Muschietti, and based on Muschietti's Mama ("Mom"- a 2008 Spanish short film which captured Guilermo del Torro's attention- movie's executive producer). The film tells the story of the two young girls in an isolated cabin, fostered by an unknown entity/creature that they call Mama, which eventually follows them to the suburban home after their uncle's retrieval.
- Comments: This movie is very worth watching! Go watch it right now for it's still shown in some of your local theaters. I love the lot and the meaning of it! Mama's love is forever, indeed! It gets really emotional at the end though. It's my favorite modern horror film, I would say! One thing I don't like is that they draw our attention to a well-seen figure of Mama (too much of the effects) that makes "MY MAMA" literally ruined! EEK, rather that that, it's cool!
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5. Let Me In (2010)

 - Intro & Plot: Let Me In is an American romantic horror film, written and directed by Matt Reeves. It is based on a Swedish film "Let The Right One In" (I watched the film a year ago already!- quite slow-paced but great) and the novel by John Ajvide Lindqvist. It tells the story of a bullied 12-year-old boy who meets a newcomer and gradually developing a close relationship with a vampire child.
- Comments: This remake English version is said to have stayed pretty true to its original film and produced by Hammer films (which also produced The Woman In Black in 2010- staring Happy Potter as I'd love to say that I also did a review on- you can read it, here: Horror Movies Worth Watching- Part 1)


My mind has gone quite messed up after watching so many horror movies in that short amount of time, jk! :)) Thanks for reading though! Remember to stay awake and inspired! 

Sunday, March 10, 2013

The Power Of Introvert!

Hi all, my name is An, and I'm back again with another post!
Recently, I've encountered many situations and experiences that I've come to realization that I'm a complete Introvert! I took a Psychology class, and I got to know about this also! 
Contrary to what most of people think, an introvert is nota person who is shy. In fact, "shyness has an element of apprehension, nervousness and anxiety, and while an introvert may also be shy, but not necessarily, introversion itself is not shyness." (about.com)
What is an introvert by the way?
- It is a person who is energized by being alone and whose energy is drained by being around people.
What make them different from other, as opposed to an extrovert?
- Introvert people are more concerned with the inner world of the mind. They enjoy thinking, exploring their thoughts and feelings. Even introvert people who have good communication skills (not me 
=[[), they still avoid social situation because being around people drains their energy.
People think that introverts are sick, really?!
- In fact, it is their choice to be alone, it is not, however, a sign of depression. It means that they either need to regain energy from being around people or they simply want the time to be with their own thought- being introspective! However, it does not mean they have conversations. Those conversations, indeed, are generally about ideas and concepts, not about what they consider trivial matters of social small talk.
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Introverts make up 60& of the GIFTED POPULATION, but only 25- 40% of the general population.
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Interestingly, I've found these series that these guys from the dwFilms made and posted on YouTube. I thought they are quite cool and informative. Hope you'd learn something!
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The Power of Introverts- EP1


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The Power of Introverts- EP2

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The Power of Introverts- EP3

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The Power of Introverts- EP4

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Hope you enjoy it and thanks for reading!!!

Saturday, March 9, 2013

My Jan&Feb 2013- Instagram Recap!

Happy March!
I'm a fanatic Instagrammer as you would like to know! Indeed, I personally love to take picture to keep as memories for later days. I treasure the moments lots! Hope you enjoy!
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First picture of the year!
Quotes for the year to live on...
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Dressed so nice for the Vietnamese new year mass,
then got a flat tire, and ended up waiting for 2 hours at Sears for the tire replacement!
=.=
good start!
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HTs got-together party
Warm and cozy!
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Cafe Latte late night soups and bread 
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The HTs retreat cook for each other
SUch an emotional kind of day also!

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After New Year Tet celebration at the UofM
with the bf
enjoying good food and good country music!
The beers were so good!

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With my silly bff! <3

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Random posing at the MoA
with the HTs girl crew!

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Me again with the fav. outfit at the moment!
light striped jeans- American Apparel
Patel pink nails
chunky-heeled sandals- Zara

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Bought the package at the Paper Source uptown
and finished them by 1 night!
Look kinda cool though

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Again added these three cuties in my collection of 
cactus & sulucents

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Self posing with my old MyTouch
crappy quality
:))

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Cafe Latte's all kind of cakes

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Home-made Papaya salad
That's how Vietnamese roll
my fav dish. of all time!

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Korean cuisine is also in my book!

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Nailtini's Frappe from the MyGlam bag

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My causal lazy me pose!

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Got so excited after finding out that the gold chain necklace was sold at the H&M store!
Score!!!
I've been wearing it nonstop!
SO-IN-LOVE
  
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Have you noticed the quality of these pics?
Yup, I got my new iPhone5
Loving it!
POsing with my cutest baby Richard! He's gonna be a bigger brother soon! In 3 months, lol
  
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With my 2 fav. cousins!
Nancy is a nerd! lol

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With my fav American girl!
My cousin's friend- Joanna

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Frozen Yogurt- Cherry Berry- local store!

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MoA with my fav. cousin at Lego store! Love the beautiful picture made of millions of Lego pieces!!!

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This believed to be the last snow day of the year, hopefully!
Counteract with the coldness, I chose a Mocha cooler!
haha

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School gym
Early Monday!
I hate!
=.=

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The blue printed jeans I got from Mango
Believe it or not?!?!
They were $5
OMG!!

Monday, March 4, 2013

Sunday Outfits- Transitioning From Winter to Spring- 2013

Finally, here is my very first look book of the outfits I would wear for Sundays- church, brunch, half-casual and half-dressed up! Excuse my bare face and messy hair! 
Hope you like it!

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Outfit 1
shirt- AA
necklace & belt- H&M
pencil skirt- Cotton On
pumps- Zara





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Outfit 2
sweater- Free People
scarf- Lens
pencil skirt- Cotton On
velvet wedges- Michael by Michael Kors





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Outfit 3
necklace & belt- H&M
black crop top & jeans- AA
chunky-heel sandals- Zara






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Outfit 4
necklace & sweater- H&M
jeans- AA
sneakers- Converse





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Outfit 5
shirt- UO
sweater- thrifted Goodwill
jeans- AA
platforms- Jeffrey Campbell Tardy Lo. NastyGal.com



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Outfit 6
crop blazer & belt- H&M
crop top- Motel Rocks. NastyGal.com
skirt- AA
pumps- Zara
 nails- Revlon 515 Cheers







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Outfit 7
necklace- Pacsun
sweater- H&M
skirt- AA
chunky sandals- Zara




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Outfit 8
shirt & beanie- UO
jeans- Diesel
pumps- Zara






THANKS FOR READING!!!