“I thought we’d go for a walk,” Sophie said.

Agatha leaned against the door. “I’m still trying to figure out why you’re friends with me.”

“Because you’re sweet and funny,” said Sophie.

“My mother says I’m bitter and grumpy,” said Agatha. “So one of you is lying.”

– The School for Good and Evil, Chainani


P. S. Thanks to Bea who have lend me this awesome book. I’m actually more of a classic and books-that-don’t involve-power-but-real-life-scenario kind of reader. This is the first fantasy novel I’ve buried my nose. This day realization is that, you should always read something new. Be out of your comfort zone and wander in the world of literature. As a reader, you should not get to choose what to read because sometimes, in unexpected circumstances, there you’ll find the true magic and lasting happiness and contentment.


How can we effect change in the world when only half of it is invited or feel welcome to participate in the conversation?

– Emma Watson


Making the world more open is not an overnight thing. It’s a ten-to-fifteen year thing.

– Mark Zuckerberg

Top 100 Movies / 01

Every shoe differs in sizes, each flower has their own unique aroma, every cuisine has their own distinct taste, and every person has their will and right to choose what movie deserves to be watched more than once.. movies that they fell in love with and brought drastic effect in their lives.

I’m going to share to you the first top 85 movies that for me, are worthy to spend your spare time with. It’s supposed to be a hundred, but I have a list of movies that I’m still going to watch, and I’ll make sure to update this post to come up with my target number. Below are the movies I am deeply fond of and I chose them from a set of 200 movies I’ve watched. I included links of their trailers from Youtube to be more exciting! 🙂

(Not chronological:)

  1. Submarine (2010) https://youtu.be/P-WCCdkVDr4
  2. Amelie (2001) https://youtu.be/HUECWi5pX7o
  3. Pan’s Labyrinth (2006) https://youtu.be/4Evmr2ZCjWc
  4. Up (2009) https://youtu.be/pkqzFUhGPJg
  5. Dead Poets Society (1989) https://youtu.be/wrBk780aOis
  6. Gone Girl (2014) https://youtu.be/2-_-1nJf8Vg
  7. Swiss Army Man (2016) https://youtu.be/yrK1f4TsQfM
  8. Black Swan (2010) https://youtu.be/5jaI1XOB-bs
  9. Ghost (2001) https://youtu.be/_2ArbmRdpmk
  10. The Lovely Bones (2009) https://youtu.be/jvWXV-c2hWo
  11. Schindler’s List (1993) https://youtu.be/gG22XNhtnoY
  12. Big Eyes (2014) https://youtu.be/2xD9uTlh5hI
  13. Orphan (2009) https://youtu.be/2ywOPNNii9w
  14. Safe Haven (2013) https://youtu.be/p4vhm3_-3VM
  15. Lost in Translation (2003) https://youtu.be/W6iVPCRflQM
  16. Her (2013) https://youtu.be/6QRvTv_tpw0
  17. Berlin Syndrome (2017) https://youtu.be/Y8tpKbrN9Uo
  18. Forrest Gump (1994) https://youtu.be/uPIEn0M8su0
  19. XOXO (2017) https://youtu.be/bUN5uSu_VQM
  20. Age of Adaline (2015) https://youtu.be/clbSd2JzAqc
  21. Begin Again (2014) https://youtu.be/uTRCxOE7Xzc
  22. Matilda (1996) https://youtu.be/XuyElRs_48Q
  23. Cafe Society (2016) https://youtu.be/Rl4X6pFfmTI
  24. The Boy in Striped Pyjamas (2008) https://youtu.be/9ypMp0s5Hiw
  25. Nocturnal Animals (2016) https://youtu.be/-H1Ii1LjyFU
  26. The Breakfast Club (1985) https://youtu.be/BSXBvor47Zs
  27. Don’t Breathe (2017) https://youtu.be/76yBTNDB6vU
  28. Blue is the Warmest Color (2013) https://youtu.be/Y2OLRrocn3s
  29. 500 Days of Summer (2009) https://youtu.be/PsD0NpFSADM
  30. Life of Pi (2012) https://youtu.be/j9Hjrs6WQ8M
  31. Catch Me If You Can (2002) https://youtu.be/71rDQ7z4eFg
  32. Upside Down (2012) https://youtu.be/XPdlrOP22NM
  33. The Silence of the Lambs (1991) https://youtu.be/RuX2MQeb8UM
  34. Lolita (1997) https://youtu.be/HzfLrEAhpzU
  35. Perfume: The Story of a Murderer (2006) https://youtu.be/zutiIw_2e2g
  36. Me and Earl and the Dying Girl (2015) https://youtu.be/2qfmAllbYC8
  37. Leon: The Professional (1994) https://youtu.be/DcsirofJrlM
  38. Pulp Fiction (1994) https://youtu.be/s7EdQ4FqbhY
  39. Divergent (2014) https://youtu.be/sutgWjz10sM
  40. Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind (2004) https://youtu.be/yE-f1alkq9I
  41. We Need to Talk About Kevin (2011) https://youtu.be/Mmf42pkfgZw
  42. The Beguiled (2017) https://youtu.be/YoaatT4izPw
  43. Ginger and Rosa (2012) https://youtu.be/tFYeYKAGVek
  44. One Day (2011) https://youtu.be/zVuuooZqVaU
  45. Charlie and the Chocolate Factory (2005) https://youtu.be/OFVGCUIXJls
  46. 13 Sins (2014) https://youtu.be/dLaBxTeRHV4
  47. Spirited Away (2001) https://youtu.be/ByXuk9QqQkk
  48. Flipped (2010) https://youtu.be/q40GxY5n2Dg
  49. Juno (2007) https://youtu.be/K0SKf0K3bxg
  50. I Spit on Your Grave 2 (2013) https://youtu.be/Vcp1kTOGwl4
  51. Departures (2008) https://youtu.be/6UFlWO5zhO8
  52. Barfi! (2012) https://youtu.be/nQ3FYUgSjC8
  53. The Lunchbox (2013) https://youtu.be/xwYN-XS92yY
  54. The Book of Henry (2017) https://youtu.be/r5UUqe9_Fjo
  55. Slumdog Millionaire (2008) https://youtu.be/AIzbwV7on6Q
  56. The Karate Kid (2012) https://youtu.be/XY8amUImEu0
  57. An Education (2009) https://youtu.be/qn9IMe5jmf0
  58. And While We Were Here (2013) https://youtu.be/rNk1YL9G2QA
  59. The Tree of Life (2011) https://youtu.be/RrAz1YLh8nY
  60. The D.U.F.F. (2015) https://youtu.be/ci7eKlNRiuw
  61. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) https://youtu.be/8Eg6yIwP2vs
  62. The Reader (2008) https://youtu.be/8tCqSm4Phug
  63. Moonrise Kingdom (2012) https://youtu.be/_eOI3AamSm8
  64. Never Let Me Go (2010) https://youtu.be/sXiRZhDEo8A
  65. The Grand Budapest Hotel (2014) https://youtu.be/2bTbW70umbQ
  66. No Escape (2015) https://youtu.be/VFpK71yBv1s
  67. Indignation (2016) https://youtu.be/fV4RbVYQYbI
  68. La La Land (2016) https://youtu.be/0pdqf4P9MB8
  69. Midnight in Paris (2011) https://youtu.be/FAfR8omt-CY
  70. The Pursuit of Happyness (2006) https://youtu.be/89Kq8SDyvfg
  71. Sucker Punch (2011) https://youtu.be/9k10AzCcMOM
  72. Insomnia (2002) https://youtu.be/1OY5J11CWrE
  73. The Dressmaker (2015) https://youtu.be/hyLrIq_ZHDA
  74. Anna Karenina (2012) https://youtu.be/Z-nyXX5zOLg
  75. Memoirs of a Geisha (2005) https://youtu.be/4L-xlmakQvc
  76. Interstellar (2014) https://youtu.be/zSWdZVtXT7E
  77. The Bucket List (2007) https://youtu.be/vc3mkG21ob4
  78. The Girl with All the Gifts (2017) https://youtu.be/HjGkB_oWTe0
  79. The Danish Girl (2015) https://youtu.be/d88APYIGkjk
  80. The King’s Speech (2010) https://youtu.be/pzI4D6dyp_o
  81. The Butterfly Effect: The Director’s Cut (2008) https://youtu.be/K_57sQWtSbg
  82. The Theory of Everything (2014) https://youtu.be/Salz7uGp72c
  83. Nerve (2016) https://youtu.be/AX1BTiHzq-I
  84. We Are Your Friends (2015) https://youtu.be/aWkj2d7m1Zw
  85. This Beautiful Fantastic (2016) https://youtu.be/Rq_7LPpKcT8

Today’s Mantra / 02

In my field, I see people that come into it with big, idealist visions of becoming the leader that will create a better world. They enjoy the goal but not the process. But the reality of it is, the true work of improving things is in the little achievements of the day, and that’s what you need to enjoy.

I was working for this organization that helped villages in Mexico and their concerns was how to get the pencils sent to kids in those little country schools. It was not about big, revolutionary ideas. It was about pencils. I see the people that do the real work and what’s really sad is that the people that are the most giving, hardworking and capable of making this world better, usually don’t have the ego and ambition to be a leader.

They don’t see any interest in superficial rewards. They don’t care if their name ever appear in the press. They actually enjoy the process of helping others. They are in the moment.

– Celine, Before Sunset (2004)