We’re finally here! The absolute last post dedicated to Valentine’s 2013!
From the weekend till now, I’ve been planning for this and not really sure if I wanted to do it. I went through all the books I had and tried out a whole bunch of stuff. Seeing which one would be awesome to put here. I guess I’m a last minute decision person because some time last night I started convincing myself that this was a good idea. My few original ideas still needed a bit of polishing. (Note to self: stop putting things to the last minute) BUT, point is, I managed to get it together.
Enough with the talking…I’ve already posted and wrote WAY too much.
My cover of Cinderella’s So This Is Love. I did this last minute so its not perfect! I would’ve added vocals if I did have more time. If you would like that, I could always do that and repost again (on the weekend).
I was going to even turn it into a little vlog style. But I was a bit shaky and nervous thinking about my face on a camera and talking to all of you..haha! What if I say disastrous things? :O I will do it one day though. I’d love to tell you how much I love and appreciate all of you with my actual voice and not just my writing 🙂
Happy Valentine’s Day and hope you you enjoy it! I promise this is the last post…until tomorrow!
My fellow awesome friends/bloggers/visitors (whatever you’d like to call yourself), any song recommendations you’d like me to learn and cover on here? I’d gladly do it 🙂
What do you think about posting up a vlog? Anything you want me to talk about other than getting all mushy and appreciative.
P.S. You know I had to watch Cinderella after this. Review coming up soon 🙂
Valentine’s is about 2 weeks away. I have no idea at all what I’m going to do for it. Usually my boyfriend and I don’t do much. We don’t believe in the whole consumerism scam, so maybe we’ll stay in watch a few movies and eat a nice meal, but we still have time to figure that out.
However, since yesterday I couldn’t bake..more that my mom baked the other day and we still had some dessert left, I didn’t get a chance to bake yet. But I do know what I’m making next to start off some Valentine’s Day baking. I should get to that soon.
Today, we are here not for all that ramble but rather to see my little crafty trial at making an origami Ball of Hearts.
I had a bit of technical difficulties with this one. The ball is actually looking much like one on the other side. But I will figure it out. I think its because instead of origami paper I should have used construction paper. However, my construction paper seems to have vanished…
But regardless isn’t it cute? I think it matches perfectly with the coming occasion.
So I’m here to show a little love with lots of hearts!
Nifty stuff, right? I’d have doodled a valentine or something but it would resemble stick figures or figures with over huge hands. Never actually grew out of doing that since I was a kid. Drawing just isn’t really my thing.
Oh right, if you do want a Valentine’s card or this little ball of hearts or even good old fashioned letter through snail mail. I’ll be glad to send you some love. My way to show how much I appreciate you all for always hanging around and giving me all those wonderful suggestions to de-stress and just being awesome like you all are! All you have to do is drop me an email at email@example.com!
How many of you guessed that I’d be doing a Valentine’s day marathon? Well, I think I probably talked about it here and there, but I don’t remember if I did. So today, I finally finalized the list. Last year, I did a Ten Faves Romantic Comedy (which you could find HERE). No full reviews or anything since I wasn’t really doing many reviews then. So this year, seeing as I am committing myself to reviewing more and seeing that my whole (hectic, for me) Christmas marathon turned out pretty good and I had loads of fun. I learned to lower my burden of movies and selected randomly from what I own a list for this year’s Valentine’s marathon. Rest assured..so are new to my collection, maybe not new releases per se but I haven’t seen them so it’ll be a fresh look. I plan on doing 10 movies for this marathon but the list won’t be revealed, you’ll just have to come back and check it out :). It’ll have rom-coms and romantic dramas, that sort of thing.
So let’s start this off!
First movie up is FRENCH KISS (1995)! If you’re in Canada and only had bunny ears (like I did and still do), I remember my high school years having this movie come up at least 2-3 times EVERY YEAR. You’d think I’d be sick of it but somehow it grew on me. Maybe its because I love Meg Ryan but we’ll see later…once I give you all a little plot and details.
Kate (Meg Ryan), a woman waiting for her Canadian citizenship in Toronto, and Charlie (Timothy Hutton), a doctor in Toronto are engaged. Charlie has to fly to Paris for conferences and asks Kate to go with her but because of her citizenship issues and her fear of flying, she stays in Toronto until one day, Charlie calls and tells her that he wants to call off the engagement because he’s found the love of his life, Juliette. Kate picks up her courage and flies over to Paris to get back her fiance. On plane, she meets Luc Teyssier (Kevin Kline) who is French and also puts his vine and stolen bracelet into her bag to cross customs. Because of that, Luc eventually gets tracked down by an inspector (Jean Reno) who is also a good friend of his. With a few accidents and mishaps, they end up having to cross paths and eventually accompany each other through Kate’s journey in France.
This is a fantastic way to start my marathon because this may not be one of the best romantic comedies widely known but to me, it holds a place in the awesome. I say that not due to the plot because it is predictable at times but to the cast and characters. I’ve probably mentioned it before, but romantic comedies are all about the chemistry between their characters. In this one, Meg Ryan is great at being her scared of everything self, a woman who is scared of change or feeling hurt and the negatives in life. When she meets someone who appears to be her complete opposite, you just can’t help but to laugh. Kevin Kline has this charisma when he talks (or maybe its his French accent). Their debates and his reasonings for everything is plain awesomeness.
For example: When he first meets her on a plane and she panicking about it taking off.
Luc: What do you think, the plane is going to crash and we are all on the ground in a thousand pieces dead? I promise you, if it happens, you won’t feel a thing. Kate: You’re French, aren’t you?
I grabbed that from IMDB quickly to give you an idea but its not the same with the whole scenario and acting going on. Plus, I’m starting to notice these trivial things but the glimpse of the TV in the beginning of the movie was a NHL game of Habs/Montreal Canadians as one of the teams playing on the hockey game. I have a thing against NHL and the team but whenever a Habs game goes on, I still want them to win…secretly. I’ll explain that another day but back to the last thing about the movie…
The music. It introduced me to the French version of a song that I extremely adore and not to mention lots of other great songs that went great well with this movie. So here it is, the French version of Dream a Little Dream of Me (is that the name?) called Les Yeux Ouverts.
This may not be a strong point for a romantic comedy but I’m happy that my Valentine’s marathon started with this. It was fun and charismatic set in the beautiful France. Meg Ryan and Kevin Kline was fantastic. Best of all, it was just an awesome feel good movie. I recommend it with the warning that you have to be okay with a normal story line but in it only for the chemistry. If that’s the case, you can come out of this happy.
I feel like I watch a lot of movies that aren’t great or haven’t really been popular.
Does anyone know this rom-com? Like it or dislike it? How about a Meg Ryan fan? I know I miss her appearing on screen a lot.