July 12, 2014
sixpenceee:
THE UP SERIES: It follows the lives of 14 children through their lives interviewing them every seven years. It’s amazing to see how they change and where they go. It shows that personality traits do not tend to be very static. Being introverted at 18 doesn’t determine how you’ll be at 32. A girl on there around 20 was totally against having a family and was very cynical about relationships and marriage. Next interview, she was happily wed with children. I link you to 7 UP, which is the first documentary in the series. 
QUEEN OF VERSAILLES:If you have any interest in the SUPER RICH of America and how absolutely delusional they can be, then this documentary will blow your mind. It’s a great window into the lives of people who literally have everything a person could need. Even when they loose everything, they’re entirely incapable of believing that they’re a normal citizen.
THE ACT OF KILLING: One review describes it as: “This is the most gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you understand the nature and true face of evil, and it’s terrifying because it’s so, so normal. After watching it you know that in some other life, you could be him.”
BABIES: It shows the different ways, different cultures raise their children. It shows how different but similar we all are at the end. They documentary follows 4 different babies, from Mongalia, to Tokyo, to Namibia and then the U.S
INSIDE NORTH KOREA: An eye-opening film that shows you the truth about a hidden country 
TOUCHING THE VOID: A documentary about two mountain climbers who have an accident on their way back. As one review described it: “Better than any fictional suspense film. Just unreal. You know throughout that the two climbers lived because you’re sitting there watching them narrate, but at times you just can’t believe it.”
THE COVE: A 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. One review described it as “an impeccably crafted, suspenseful expose of the covert slaughter of dolphins in Japan.”
THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKE: The documentary follows U.S. Marines as they train Afghan security forces, showing their ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.
BBC PLANET EARTH (All 11 Episodes): An HD exploration of our world. You’ll just love everything about this, trust me. 
JESUS CAMP: About a Christian summer camp, where children spend their summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts” and can “take back America for Christ”. This documentary led to the shut down of this summer camp. 
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sixpenceee:

  1. THE UP SERIES: It follows the lives of 14 children through their lives interviewing them every seven years. It’s amazing to see how they change and where they go. It shows that personality traits do not tend to be very static. Being introverted at 18 doesn’t determine how you’ll be at 32. A girl on there around 20 was totally against having a family and was very cynical about relationships and marriage. Next interview, she was happily wed with children. I link you to 7 UP, which is the first documentary in the series. 
  2. QUEEN OF VERSAILLES:If you have any interest in the SUPER RICH of America and how absolutely delusional they can be, then this documentary will blow your mind. It’s a great window into the lives of people who literally have everything a person could need. Even when they loose everything, they’re entirely incapable of believing that they’re a normal citizen.
  3. THE ACT OF KILLINGOne review describes it as: “This is the most gut-wrenching film I’ve ever seen. It actually makes you understand the nature and true face of evil, and it’s terrifying because it’s so, so normal. After watching it you know that in some other life, you could be him.”
  4. BABIESIt shows the different ways, different cultures raise their children. It shows how different but similar we all are at the end. They documentary follows 4 different babies, from Mongalia, to Tokyo, to Namibia and then the U.S
  5. INSIDE NORTH KOREA: An eye-opening film that shows you the truth about a hidden country 
  6. TOUCHING THE VOIDA documentary about two mountain climbers who have an accident on their way back. As one review described it: “Better than any fictional suspense film. Just unreal. You know throughout that the two climbers lived because you’re sitting there watching them narrate, but at times you just can’t believe it.”
  7. THE COVE: A 2009 documentary film that analyzes and questions dolphin hunting practices in Japan. One review described it as “an impeccably crafted, suspenseful expose of the covert slaughter of dolphins in Japan.”
  8. THIS IS WHAT WINNING LOOKS LIKEThe documentary follows U.S. Marines as they train Afghan security forces, showing their ineptitude, drug abuse, sexual misconduct, and corruption as well as the reduced role of US Marines due to the troop withdrawal.
  9. BBC PLANET EARTH (All 11 Episodes): An HD exploration of our world. You’ll just love everything about this, trust me. 
  10. JESUS CAMP: About a Christian summer camp, where children spend their summers being taught that they have “prophetic gifts” and can “take back America for Christ”. This documentary led to the shut down of this summer camp. 

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July 6, 2014

scratch that i guess this was a Monthly Picture Update

also i think this month marks the most shoes i’ve ever bought in one entire month and the most times i’ve ever cooked for myself ever

apartment life is still goin’ great

July 6, 2014

It’s been a while oops! Today is July 5th. I’ve got a 10 page paper i haven’t started due Monday. I went on huge shopping spree today and even more accumulatively this entire week. Including my birks!!!! I finally got it and it’ll be a birthday present for myself :-) Speaking of….4 more days heheh. I will now do a picture update of my week

June 20, 2014

It’s June 20th and i’m officially employed! I now work at the University Librarian’s Office with Zsuzsu, the coolest boss ever. I was extremely lucky to have just fallen into this job. I was turning in my optometry library work study app when the lady, Judy suggested I’d be perfect for Zsuzsu. She sent me up to chat with her a bit and immediately it all aligned and she hired me! It made me so happy to finally have a job somewhere. It makes all the past rejections worth it. On top of that, it is a super easy job, probably easier than a normal library job. Barely anyone comes by this office so i’m pretty much in front of a computer all day taking phone calls but barely any really. I immediately started a day after i chatted with her. So yesterday, my first day, i was helping my boss out with throwing a party at a really beautiful library for retiring librarians. It was a great first day and i met some other workers. Now i’m typing this as i’m “working”. Things are looking up. :-)

June 17, 2014

Hey, it’s June 17th. I just applied to some more jobs today. Crossing my fingers…

I’ve also decided I’m going to start getting back into reading. I miss the feeling of being really motivated and attached to a book. I’m currently reading Into Thin Air which I found at Pegasus Books the other day with Abi but didn’t want to buy for $8. I was going to get a library card but turns out I still need mail with my name on it or just something that proves that this Berkeley address is mine. Anyway, I went to savers with Abi yesterday and FOUND IT! I was ecstatic! It was only $2 and now I can’t wait to read it all the way through. I’m doing this instead of finishing my paper due in an hour FYI. Back to my paper.

June 6, 2014

Today, I chopped off my hair after over 1.5 years! It was such a relief to finally get rid of so much hair. I was in need of a shorter cut for summer as well as just an overall change for myself! I’m super excited to see what I can do with my hair and look forward to being part of the Short Hair Crew. Thank you CODE Salon in San Francisco and Denise for the wonderful and much needed haircut

June 6, 2014

Starting today, June 6th, 2014, I’ll be using this blog for picture updates of my life! Come along for the ride if you’re up for it. :)