I don’t think I’ve recovered from watching La La Land. Stop reading if you haven’t seen the film yet and are bothered by spoilers. I don’t think I’m giving anything away, but who knows what you may read between the lines. Continue reading
Somehow, this song from Cartoon Network’s Steven Universe (episode: Mindful Education) struck a chord with me. Even without paying close attention to the lyrics, I was comforted by its melody and the way the vocalists expressed themselves. Knowing the lyrics made the song even more meaningful.
Rebecca Sugar, the creator of Steven Universe, has stated that she wrote the song when she wanted a song that would calm her during a difficult time. I get that – it’s a song that I’ve been listening to over and over again because, to me, it’s about all the setbacks and problems I’ve faced, and also because it reminds me that I have people who are here for me, but that, ultimately, I’ve survived everything I’ve been through. ‘I’m here’ is not just reassurance from loved ones but also a self-affirming declaration.
So, as I was saying in my previous post, I finally finished watching the first season of Insecure, the HBO series starring Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji.
I don’t watch much telly and don’t keep up, so I had not heard of the show. I happened upon it when googling about Nigeria: one link led to another and I suddenly found myself watching a recording of a radio interview with Yvonne Orji.
Orji is my partner Don’s surname and in the interview the radio host remarks on how it sounds like Orgy, something I’ve always laughed about.
Anyway, I looked up Insecure immediately after that, started watching the series, and binged on Season 1’s final three episodes today.
OK, if you haven’t yet watched the series and intend to, there will probably be spoilers after the ‘read more’ tag. Continue reading
Yes, I’m back in Kuala Lumpur. We arrived at 0500hrs yesterday (Sunday) and it took me a whole day to start feeling human again.
Right now I’m not even sure if I ever will ever return to India, but actually, yes, I will, but only if it’s without whingey teenage sons and if I can afford to stay somewhere super posh. Hah.
I will write another post about the holiday, but right now, I just want to say that I finally watched the final episode of the first season of Insecure, the HBO series starring Issa Rae and Yvonne Orji, and I’m like ….
I mean, really ….
I want badly to blog about the series and especially the last couple of episodes, but I have to go off and do something right now, so I’ll just say that I don’t know how I’ll survive til Season 2. Boo hoo hoo!
I was writing my impressions of Sefi Atta’s Everything Good Will Come when I realised that the way I felt about a decision made by her protagonist said a lot about the way I’ve been living my life.
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