28 outubro 2016

#THEGLEESONPROJECT - Frank and Black Mirror

Okay, so this is my first post with a double review of one episode and one movie of the #THEGLEESONPROJECT. I hope you like it!

BLACK MIRROR (2013) Be right back s02e01 - This is my advice, this episode is MINDBLOWING! This is the story of a couple and they have a happy life, the guy whose name is Ash (Domhnall Gleeson) he is kind of addicted to tecnology so he is always on his cellphone, like most people are nowadays and his girlfriend, whose name is Martha, is an artist, and they live in the country side. The story starts when the guy dies, and I'm not giving you any spoilers, this is just how the story begins. The thing is: this serie aims the subject technology, so as you can expect something very "futuristic" is going to happen and it does! 

After he passed away, a friend of Martha subscribed her in a program that helps people to overcome difficulties creating an artificial intelligence of the person who died and it sounds creepy because it is creepy. As Martha misses Ash so much, she accepts the idea and she starts being part of this program. I cannot say more about it, because it is going to spoil your experience, but I just wanna say that the best part is that the whole idea and how they create the artificial intelligent is very real and possible, so I thought that this was the best part of the plot, you kind of finish the episode with such a unexplainable sensation and thinking about that this could be possible is even weirder.

FRANK (2014) - Okay, I don't even know how to start explaining the movie LOL It's about this guy and his name is Jon Burroughs (Domhnall Gleeson, drrr), he is probably my age, 26 or 20 something, and he works every single fucking day in an office, but his dream was always to be part of a band. Right in the beggining we see his struggle to write a song and how difficult can it be for him. And one day Jon is walking and looking for inspiration and he sees this guy trying to kill himself one the beach and when he gets closer he notices that this guy is part of a band. So, Jon kind of volunteer to substitute the suicidal man in the band and the guys except it. 

The problem is that the lead singer is a guy called Frank that is ALWAYS wearing a mask. When I say always is FUCKING ALWAYS LOL So that makes the movie so ridiculously good, because you just can't tell his face expressions, and some scenes that are supposed to be dramatic are so funny and disturbing.

The movie has some comedy/drama that I really enjoy and as I am kind of lost on what I should do with my life I can easily relate to Jon, because if I could, I would quit my job and join a band or something LOL 
Of course I'm not gonna spoiled you, and I shouldn't see nothing on the internet because to me, the person behind the mask was such a surprise! I never imagined that actor doing this kind of job, so I was amazed when I found out. The end is coherent, but I finished wishing for a little bit more. In general, I would say that I recommend to those who like a good mix of comedy and drama.


ANOTHER FUCKING PROJECT! UHULL! LOL Yes, but this time I'm gonna try to watch everything related to Domhnall Gleeson. He has been in lots of movies lately and there are lots of movies in his list, but let's try it.

Freddie Joyce
 2013Black Mirror (TV Series)
Be Right Back (2013) ... Ash
 2012Immaturity for Charity (TV Movie)
Clan Techie
 2010When Harvey Met Bob (TV Movie)
Bob Geldof
 2010Your Bad Self (TV Series)
Various Characters
Episode #1.6 (2010) ... Various Characters
Episode #1.5 (2010) ... Various Characters
Episode #1.4 (2010) ... Various Characters
Episode #1.3 (2010) ... Various Characters
Episode #1.2 (2010) ... Various Characters
 2009Corduroy (Short)
 2009Perrier's Bounty
 2009Um Ano do Cão
Anthony Armstrong
 2005The Last Furlong (TV Series)
Sean Flanagan
Episode #1.4 (2005) ... Sean Flanagan
Episode #1.2 (2005) ... Sean Flanagan
Episode #1.1 (2005) ... Sean Flanagan
 2005Stars (Short)
Brian (voice)
 2005Boy Eats Girl
 2004O Revólver de Seis Tiros (Short)
 2001Rebel Heart (TV Mini-Series)
Episode #1.1 (2001) ... Byrne (as Donal Gleeson)

12 outubro 2016

PWM#2 - The first week of October

WE ARE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SECOND WEEK and I hope you forgive me LOL I didnt' have time to post a picture, but I continue to plan my week. In a comparison, the first week had a lot of stickers and information on the pages, but I've noticed that when I have a busy week I look for more space to write and I need to organize myself better so I can clearly see what is going to happen in the next few days.
I think I will never stop using stickers and colourful stuff, but I reduced a lot of the information that I was able to produce next week. I also have been thinking about what kind of organization works best for me because as the end of the year approaches I need to start thinking about what kind of planner will I have and what kind of planner reflects my lifestyle.
That's it! Next week I'll be back to show you how I took notes of this week.

Self studying Japanese - Part I

Okay, so this is another post that I do it to keep track of what my goals are and when I want to accomplish this goals, and how... and all those questions that we do once in a while. 
I've been self studying japanese for ONE YEAR, but let me tell you something serious: I have NO discipline. That's what you read, I have NO discipline. I always start studying and at the begging everything is so easy, but when it starts to get a little bit complicated, I stop. I'm a quitter! But this time, I wanna keep it register that I am really gonna try it.

So for today's post I am going to talk about how I've learned hiragana em katakana one year ago and it continuous to show to some results, as I didn't have to memorize them again one year after.

If you don't know what hiragana and katakana is, I will simply define it as two different alphabets. They are complete different from the american or brazilian alphabet because their "alphabet" represents syllables, like ta, te, ti, to and tu.
It looks impossible to learn when you see it for the first time, because they look too different and sometimes too similar. But I can say it for sure, that it's easier than you think. 

A lot of people are against buying books to learn those two alphabets but to be honest, I think that it depends on what kind of learner you are, I am very visual, so books and different references work very well for me. I used two books: Hiragana for Begginers and Katakana for begginers combined with a series of exercises on the app Memrise. On theses books I had enough space to practice my writing and also some exercises and on Memrise I had a lot of different games to help me to memorize them.

I think that as a whole I took one month to fully comprehend and memorize all the sounds and I didn't have to study them twice ever since. And I think this should be the beginning of everybody's journey to learn Japanese, because it is not just about speaking but also writing. We have to practice all the skills when we are learning a language and this can complete your full experience pack.

04 outubro 2016

Science of Study series

So I watched the Science of Study! OMG, how come I didn't know about this youtube series? This is amazing and I hope I can apply all those tips in my own life, that's why I decided to share the first episode of it here.

After watching it I started to think about my studying space, or actually about my whole house, but I study everywhere and whenever I want and this is totally wrong. My goal for this week is to think about where can I produce more and where will my studying place be and how is it going to be like.
When I finish I will take some pictures and share it with you!
I hope you like it,
Thais Okubaro