I was drinking my usual cup of coffee one morning and I had a lightbulb moment. I’ve always liked the idea of writing blog posts about current favorites or updates about what I’ve been up to lately but they have never stuck. That’s when “Monthly Monologues” popped into my brain and I instantly fell in love with the idea. You know, “monthly” posts filled with “monologues” about my current favorite things *nudge nudge wink wink* ya feel? We’ll see if I will actually be able to stick to this but I really hope I do!
So this month I started my senior year of college and honestly, I still can’t believe it. It wasn’t too long ago when I was just a little baby freshman trying to figure out the ins and outs of college life and now in around 7 months I will be graduating and off to actually start adulting. Where did the time go honestly?? So life’s been pretty hectic adjusting to the new school year and extra duties and tasks outside of class that come with senior year.
Where do I even begin honestly haha. For one, I have fallen down my never-ending pit of love for Timothee Chalamet. I have had several Timmy movie marathons this month with absolutely no shame, with Lady Bird and Call Me By Your Name on constant repeat. Both movies were just so emotionally honest and beautiful in their own rights. Lady Bird perfectly captures all the ups and downs of a close relationship between mother and daughter which I could totally relate to. It was scary sometimes how accurately they depicted them fighting one minute then making up right after. It also captured the many truths of a young person trying to find themselves before going to college and being on their own for the first time. Call Me By Your Name was beautifully shot throughout and had such a raw take on first love and first heartbreak. (bonus if you guys know about his rapping skills *clutches chest*)
While we’re talking about movies, I can’t NOT include my undying love for the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before movie! Very rarely does it happen that a book-to-movie adaptation is successful, let alone better than the book. I absolutely adored this movie. Everything from the coloration of each shot, to the song choices, to their casting choices just did the book so much justice in my opinion (especially since only one company was willing to stay true to the characters’ ethnicities instead of white-washing the entire cast). I will say that there still were several changes in the movie from the book, but overall I think it made for a great adaptation. 34875982730/10 RECOMMEND!!
It was also a big weekend for Asians everywhere because not only did TATBILB just come out, but Crazy Rich Asians also came out on the same weekend!! Crazy Rich Asians also hit the #1 spot in their opening weekend at the box office. W.ith an ALL ASIAN CAST I MIGHT ADD!!! This was another book-to-movie adaptation that I think was really well executed and was a lot better than the book in my opinion. I know what you’re thinking: “Two movies in one week that are BETTER than the books???” Yes. I am just as shocked as you are. But they were well deserved. Just like TATBILB, there were some plot points that were changed, mainly the one thing about Astrid (if y’all read the book and watched the movie, you’ll know what I’m talking about). But I think the timing and overall flow of the movie was very smooth and straight to the point compared to the book which made the overall experience for me that much more enjoyable. My little Asian heart was so happy that week and TATBILB has been on constant repeat since first watching it (currently watched it 5 times).
Books I’ve Read:
- Darius the Great Is Not Okay 4/5⭐️
- Wait For You 4/5⭐️
- Scythe 5/5⭐️
- Children of Blood and Bone 4.5/5⭐️
- Gemina 4/5⭐️
- Crazy Rich Asians 4/5⭐️
Here are all of the songs that I added to my 2018 playlist this month!
I hope you all had a great August! Can’t wait to see what September has in store…