Thursday, 17 September 2009

"You see, we're in the business of killin' Nazis, and boy, business is a-boomin."

(This post is brought to you by the epic-ness that is Inglourious Basterds and might - and by 'might' I mean 'will definitely' - contain SPOILERS. As Mr. Billy Shakespeare would say, thou hast been warned :))

How weird is it that I cannot wait for Uni to start just so I can have more free time? Two more weeks and I will be stalking hospital hallways and running away from syringes. Ah bliss!!

Was out 3 times in less than 48 hours this week and a) enjoyed being way too dressed up for the supermarket, b) Inglourious Basterds, and c) Starbucks and blue-eyed boys. It's good!


dress & blazer: Zara, tights: Golden Point, watch: Tissot, bracelet: Police.

Tuesday Night/Wednesday Morning:
Midnight screening of Inglourious Basterds. We started out being 4 and ended up being 16 people in total. But I'm not complaining because the popcorn fights are always better with more people! Night ended with a ride through the non-stop supermarket in search of waffles.

If anyone is interested, you'll find the movie of our post-Basterds chit-chat HERE. I'm the red-head with the funny accent :P

dress: Mango, blazer: Zara, heels: Nine West.

Wednesday Morning (Again):
5 hours after the above. Starbucks and a good time, what more can a girl want?
Same dress, different style. Because sometimes you like a piece of clothing so much that you can't give it up!

dress and cardigan: Mango, heels: Nine West.


Did I mention I saw Inglourious Basterds? I think I might have.

Short review is: OHMYGOD INGLORIOUS BASTERDS TARANTINO I LOVE YOU. (and the required exclamation points abuse!)

Long review: I loved it.
It is Tarantino rocking it. It's a violent, raw, unapologetic, entertaining thrill-ride. It's big and bold and you don't have to be a Tarantino fan to love it. Now, I admit it's not his masterpiece (Reservoir Dogs will always hold my number one spot in my heart!) but it's a great thrilling adventure and it is worth watching.

It's not for everyone, I admit it, because if you actually care about it being, you know, like historically accurate and stuff you will not like it that much seeing as it just gives History a passing glance as it sails nicely along :)) And there is gore and blood and Mexican testicles standoffs but I always thought Tarantino makes the blood work in his movies.

Plus, it's Tarantino, you just know he's gonna kill as many people as possible! It's the guy's nature, like a dog chasing its tail!
I always loved that his characters never have that moment when they pause and think about it. It's all like BAM BAM WE'RE DEAD YAAY!!

But the thing that makes this movie for me is the cast.

Now seriously, just look at these GQ Motherfuckers (Author's Note: For anyone who doesn't know, a GQMF is someone so incredibly hot/classy/stylish/amazing that they should be on a GQ Magazine cover all. the . time!) :

And you know what's even better than them being all hot? They're a bunch of amazingly talented people who did not just get in character, they simply owned that screen and that script!

Michael Fassbender as Lt. Archie Hicox and that British accent killed me. And even though he screwed up an entire plan I still loved him to bits. Til Schweiger as the psychopathic German Hugo Stiglitz was pure awesome, from his introduction to the way we was so not subtle when sticking his gun in a guy's crotch, I loved him!

My favrite boys in this movie were these two German boys, Daniel Brühl as Fredrick Zoller and August Diehl as Major Dieter Hellstrom. Daniel Brühl was adorable as the hero who maybe doesn't want to be a hero. And whose love will be his demise.

And August Diehl completely rocked my world. His character was not exactly evil but he was a really, really creepy douchebag. That is also the reason I will always refer to him as Major Creeper and also the reason why I have fallen in love with him!! He's acting is A++ and he owns the Tavern Scene. He has such and expresive face and the way he went from one emotion to the other just kept you guessing constantly if he knows that our Basterds are trying to pull one on him.


Please stay seated for the I Love The Germans intermission. Posting will resume momentarily.

August and Daniel and Til wish you a very pleasant day.

Posting will now resume as usual, thank you for your time :))


Do I seriously need to tell you how much I love Diane Kruger? Because she is perfect!

The only things I can say about Eli Roth are a) He looks just like Heros' Sylar and b) he is awesome. His character Donny Donowitz, the Jewish baseball bat swinging Nazi Hunter is awesome. Everything about him is awesome!
Brad Pitt as Lt. Aldo Raine is one funny, thick-accented, ass-kicking commander and I think that Pitt should star in a lot more comedies because his comedic timing is perfect!

Christoph Waltz as Hans Landa is, in my opinion, the star of the movie. The man won Best Actor at Cannes and I can see why. His performance is spot on, his language an his expressions and the character was the perfect combination of camp yet creepy!
He is a very very tricky guy who always knows what he's doing and that just makes his smile and easy tone that much scarier! Loved him so much!


All in all you need to see this movie as soon as possible. If not for the plot than for the acting. If not for the acting than for the amazing soundtrack (the use of music in this movie is magnificent!). And if not for that, you can always be as superficial as me and see it for the hottie German actors. Your choice ;)


Song of the Day: Rob Dougan - Clubbed to Death

Sunday, 13 September 2009

"And I'm floating in a most peculiar way"

So Friday night was Twestival. Twitter folks met up and chatted and enjoyed each others company and all was well. (Congrats to Pasi Catre Viata by the way. For all the good you did and for all the people you manage to bring together :)

I told you I wasn't kidding when I said Twitter has become my main online social interaction tool.

But that's only because of the wonderful people Twitter is helping me keep in touch with. Especially the people I met offline at first but who I "see" everyday online and who have been making my days (and Starbucks breaks and nerd parties and concerts and spur of the moment trips to other cities) better and happier.

The types of people who know how to hug tight and who get how LEGEN - wait for it - DARY some things are ;))

Offline-five dudes!!


Most of the Twestival photos are here and here. And here's me from that night (slightly overdressed as usual but that's why I'm the fashion blogger around there ;):



dress: Mango, jacket: DiKa, lace top (worn underneath): Vintage, bag: Nine West, shoes: Guess


Also, two great new things in my life right now:

Awesome Patrick Bateman from American Psycho t-shirt!! That I am so gonna wear during visits in the hospital come October!! (thanks again Andi!)


And guess who has a brand new fancy, shiny stethoscope? That's right, yours truly!
And who has proven she really is a giant dork? Yup, me again! Good guesses, you get a cookie from me.


Song of the Day: David Bowie - Space Oddity

Wednesday, 9 September 2009

"Whisper's hello, I miss you quite terribly"

One of the websites I always check on a regular basis is's movie trailers page. You already all know I am a very big movie freak but I also enjoy watching trailers maybe just as much as the actual movies themselves.

I love the anticipation, I love the fact that most movies always look good in trailers, I love getting a sneak peek and having a new movie to look forward too. And even if the movie disappoints, at least the trailer totally made me gasp and 'awwww' and giggle sigh.

This week has been slightly slow - study and late nights spent drinking hot chocolate and watching shows on repeat - so I decided to share two of my favorite trailers of this month. I chose these two because I love the stories behind them, because they are visually interesting and beautiful, and because I've seen them a dozen times now and I'm still not bored yet.

Also, I am a big sappy romantic at heart and I really, really, really wanna see them!!

Sweet and heartbreaking and rich, all wrapped up in under 3 minutes, hope you enjoy.


Bright Star:
Imdb link here. Trailer here.

The movie centers around the beautiful yet tragic romance between the poet John Keats and his love Fanny Brawne. I say tragic because it was too short due to his death at 25. I fell in love with Keats' poetry when I was in the 8th grade (him and Byron made my heart flutter with delight back then and still do.) so I personally cannot wait for the movie.

It stars Abbie Cornish and Ben Wishaw. I love him and think he is a breathtaking actor, if you haven't seen Perfume or Brideshead Revisited you need to right now. There's something very mysterious and fragile about him and I always love how that translates onto film. Love him!

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There is a holiness to the heart’s affections you know nothing about.

"I almost wish we were butterflies and lived but three summer days. Three such days with you I could fill with more delight than fifty common years could ever contain"


(500) Days of Summer
Imdb link here. Trailer here.

I don't think I need to explain this one, do I, considering the fact that I think everyone and their grandma's dog has heard of it! An off-beat love story that isn't a love story, staring the always darling Zooey Deschanel and the multitalented Joseph Gordon-Levitt.
I can't wait to see the movie. Until then at least there's this funny, quirky, colorful trailer to enjoy.

This is a story of boy meets girl. The boy, Tom Hansen grew up believing that he'd never truly be happy until the day he met the one. The girl, Summer Finn did not share this belief. This is a story of boy meets girl, but you should know upfront, this is not a love story.

Summer: We've been like Sid and Nancy for months now.
: We've had some disagreements but I hardly think I'm Sid Vicious.
: No I'm Sid.
: Oh, so I'm Nancy...


All screencaps by me. All trailers from
Hope you're now just excited for these two gorgeous movies as much as I am :)


Song of the Day: Hellogoodbye - Here in Your Arms

Monday, 7 September 2009

"Let your heart meet mine."

(This post is brought to you by the amazing 10-22mm Canon lens I managed to get my tiny greedy little hands on this weekend. I was this close to holding it tightly against my chest and whispering 'My Preciousssssss' over and over. This close!)

I love it when things work out. You know that feeling of happiness you get in the depth of your chest when you look around and it feels like all the cogs are rolling perfectly in sync and everyone is rolling with it and it's like butterflies under your skin and like the pleasant shock of a warm drink to your body? Yeah, that feeling there.

Saturday was Urban Soup Nights which in theory was a night where soup was served and at the same time donations were made for the “Grigore Alexandrescu” Hospital.

Why do I say in theory? Because it was that and so much more!! It was an evening of smiles and warmth served along steaming hot cups of soup. An evening of old friends reuniting over so many hugs and new faces greeting each other with nothing but smiles. It was an evening of friendship that popped up in unexpected places. It was proof that our city, as run down and lost as it might sometimes look, still has so much good to offer in the form of wonderful, funny, smart, caring individuals.

It' s amazing how many people soup and Twitter can bring together :D

Thanks to everyone I met there for a great night and I can't wait for the next one!

For more links and photos, Pranzul Din Caserola has it all wrapped up so nicely. And my photos can be found, as always, on my Flickr Account.

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Love you guys :-*


What's better than a Sunday night? A Sunday night when you decide in the spur of the moment that sitting inside is not fine and that the best plan is to Geek Up!! (How I Met Your Mother references rock!) and join the happy peeps at the Wild Nerds Party.

Lovely night with sweet funny people that embraced their inner geek and danced the night away and did not kick my ass for burning off their retinas with my camera's flash. Thank you!

A lot more photos HERE

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Wearing dress: Kotton, white vest: Mango, tights: Accessorize, hair bow:


Song of the Day: The Kinks - All Day and All of the Night
If you haven't seen The Boat That Rocked you should now!! If not for the amazing Bill Nighty (I don't think it's possible to love this man more that I already do!) or for the cutie-pie Tom Sturridge or for the over the top and fabulous wardrobe, at least do it for the music! The soundtrack will have you dancing all day and all of the night ;)