The Intervention ( 2016 )

What a movie, ladies and gentlemen! Ok long story short, 3 couples, 6 people plan an intervention for a married duo, since they seem to be getting along really bad, they are in this summer house, there’s a lesbian couple, a widow guy with a young lover, a sorta engaged couple and the said married couple arguing a lot.

What could go wrong right? … Ah someone has drinking problems, someone has commitment issues and the hell lot of them ain’t honest enough often enough.

I do not wish to spoil this movie for you, but there is this quote that just got through me, pierced my heart and came out bleeding with rejoice. I honestly don’t remember it EXACTLY, *slaps own wrist* but it goes along these lines :

“What if we can’t go back to what we were?” – Ruby
“Why don’t you try to make something new?” – Lola

I do know that feeling, of wanting to go back to the starting point, ( mostly in romantic relationships, can apply to other things as well ) to “when things were good”, but we often forget we change, we evolve, I do think there is a core essence in us that doesn’t change, but the things that may hold us back or be in some ways we may not like to be, those do change, so… isn’t it a bit ilogical to want to go back to be the person you were some months ago, or years? or to have the exact same relationship you had at the beginning? That would mean there is no progress, no evolution, no new understanding, (man I love it when movies make me think and realize shit.)

So, we change, the others change, the world changes, just gotta go with it and open up, for example in relationships, I do believe in trying to work out things and stuff, I do, but that requires, I think, to have a good conversation about the issue and to embrace the fact that things will not be the exact same, this will be new for both persons and it might be truly awesome, it may show both sides they didn’t think the other had, that they themselves had or it could also just show that is best not to be together at least at that specific time in life.

So, do watch the movie, expect a few laughs and it’s easier to stop resisting change, the more you wanna avoid something, usually the more it comes kicking you in the face so, right things come at right times, so do right people.  Try to think about the last time you felt a situation was hopeless and doomed, like really bad shit, think you would never be happy again and stuff maybe? Well, most likely you did so, it all passes.

All in all the acting is great, specially Annie, oh boy, she nailed it big time. I only disliked Lola’s voice but that’s totally biased subjective opinion.

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Apps

Ok this one goes in Spanish because for what I can tell in Google Play store most users from say, US and Canada and Europe are already familiar with this subject and there’s tons of articles about apps that are good for this or that.

Bueno, hace mucho que no escribo nada en español, hasta me parece raro, y de fondo claro “Blutmond” de Untoten. Dejen les cuento que bueno, en México conocemos las aplicaciones para el celular, pero mucha gente no pasa del buen WhatsApp, Facebook, a lo mejor Twitter y uno que otro juego, pero hay muchísimas aplicaciones super útiles para todos los aspectos de la vida.

Primero les voy a decir que aplicaciones tengo y como he visto que me sirven mucho, (ah si los enlaces están creo que en español, yo todas las tengo en inglés, pero eso ya es onda de cada quien)y son :

Obvio las redes sociales, Facebook pues medio lo uso, la verdad casi no, y que bueno, porque es una perdida de tiempo, lo único bueno es enterarme de eventos como las rifas navideñas y eso.

WhatsApp, medio uso, casi que si no me hablan no les hablo,  pero bueno ahí está.

Twitter para leer en la noche cuando no hay más que hacer.

Messenger principalmente para ignorarlo, a veces para hablar con alguna amistad.

Instagram…. gatos, comida, cerveza artesanal, gatos y cosas al azar.

Gmail, para recibir correos para hacer encuestas #CineGratisForever! y para que me avisen, cuando ya me pagan $_$

Ahora las que sí, las buenas:

Castle Clash, obvio para jugar, pero este es un juego más complejo, hay heroes legendarios, misiones, mejoras, no es que lo acabas en 2 semanas, tiene tela para años, van introduciendo cosas y puedes hacer mucho.


Every3 que es para recordarnos el comer cada 3 horas, en lo personal me parece esencial porque así no se me va la onda de hace cuanto comí.


Flo, para hacer un seguimiento del periodo menstrual, que bueno , nos sirve para hacer algunos ajustes en como entrenamos o hacemos ejercicio y también para hacer algunas compras o tomar precauciones jeje.


Fabulous, esta es creo la más significativa, apenas la empecé a usar hoy pero pinta demasiado bien, es para crear un estilo de vida mejor, empiezas con un reto de tomar agua la primer cosa al despertar, por 3 días y así van subiendo, por ejemplo puedes crear tu ritual de la mañana, tarde y/o noche, yo puse en la mañana primero beber agua, luego tener un buen desayuno, decir cosas positivas o decretos, asearme ( cepillado del cabello, la cara etc) y leer 30 minutos.

Para la tarde,por ahora, elegí  leer 30 minutos, ( sí, otros ), apagar la tablet y el cel por una hora y meditar 5 minutos.

Para la noche apagar todas las luces y crear un ambiente relajado para dormir, y pensar en todo lo que tengo para estar agradecida.

A esta aplicación le veo gran potencial porque si mucha app para jugar y redes sociales, pero esta, y hay varias del tipo, es como para decir “Bueno, ¿Quieres una vida más así y menos así? pues vamos a hacer estos nuevos hábitos y cambiar cosas”, de una manera divertida y pues con recordatorios, lo chistoso es que con esta aplicación me mantengo más alejada del teléfono, ¡¡puntos extra desde ya!!


Dejen les cuelo aquí la aplicación de Relax Melodies, claro hay muchas, yo probé varias pero esta me pareció la mejor, hay muchas opciones bloqueadas pero se puede o pagar mensual o una vez por siempre como 340$ algo así, yo no sé si comprarla o no pero la básica sirve re bien, eliges una melodía que va a estar sonando y un/unos sonidos de la naturaleza, tipo, fogata, grillos, aves, trueno, etc y los combinas y los puedes guardar como tus “tonos” favoritos y hay un timer desde 10 minutos hasta creo 3 horas, y ya, lo pones, lo oyes y te duermes, es super padre porque yo siempre tenía que poner música, ahora pongo esto y que maravilla.


Una de mis grandes favoritas, que también uso en su sitio web, My Fitness Pal, esta amiga nos ayuda a contar calorías, teniendo en cuenta macro nutrientes,yo por ejemplo tengo 40% carbs, 20% prote y 40% grasas, pero lo interesante es que nos ayuda a ver si nos pasamos de sodio, de azúcar, porque mucha caloría entra y sale pero no es lo mismo, ni lo será nunca 2000 calorías de helado y pizza que 2000 de fruta, verdura y salchis veganas, a mi luego me cuesta llegar a mi meta de calorías sin pasarme de carbs por ejemplo, entonces esto me ayuda un buen, y pues te das cuenta si comes mucho de esto o de lo otro o si te pasas de sodio o comida ya preparada o en cambio, que tanto cocinas tu ,etc.


Ah y claro, para despertar apropiadamente AMdroid, una alarma que me gusta mucho, uy he probado montones, esta ganó porque tiene unas alarmas bonitas con sonidos calmados, no un pinche escándalo del infierno que casi me de una embolia, y tiene “problemas” que resolver antes de mandarla a la chingada, entonces te despiertas si o si, y tiene opciones como pre-alarmas para que sea más suavecito todo y te cuenta los ciclos de sueño y toda esa vagancia.

 

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Hice este artículo en español porque a mi parecer la gente de EUA y Europa como que está más en este pedo por si misma, acá en latinoamérica no he visto tanto uso de este tipo de aplicaciones, o sea, yo soy la única persona que conozco que las usa y un amigo, pero el es moderno jaja, entonces espero les sirva, claro hay un mundo de cosas que descubrir, echen ojo a las categorías de Google Play o de Itunes si son fresas jiji.Y bueno las aplicaciones que les describí, vienen con todo y su link para que las chequen.

 

 

 

 

 

 

December and another age year is here

Kuuuh, I have the feeling 99% of people writing blogs have an entry for December/Holidays/New Year… my new year has passed, but still I do not ignore 2017, that’d be impractical and a bit weird… But this is more about me birthday, which is as everyone should know and remember, on the 22nd.

I used to hate Xmas cos no one remembered my b-day or it wasn’t relevant enough cos baby Jesus > baby me. It made me laugh to write that…I do not hate it at all anymore, but don’t expect me to sing them jingles eh. Anyway, I like to take this time to reflect upon my actions and my self, actually any moment is good, ESPECIALLY when showering, dat water makes all feel mystical and inspiring somehow. This is like the big one though, I’ll stop being 33 and pass to be 34… wow that sounds old, still in my heart I think I’m around 27-28 and thank heavens I also look around that age, don’t take me wrong, growing older is cool AF, but due to various reasons I feel I deserve those years “back” so to speak.

This was the year when I really started to connect more with myself, which somehow lead to me going out the least in the last 4 years, I like that to be honest, keeping to myself and mostly remaining home/going to gym. Oh yes I also fell off the gym wagon hard and got on it harder, that sounds so bad… I also met some wonderful people, I had a strong connection with someone that, at least for a while, won’t be around no more, maybe never again, nonetheless she helped me to change once and for all some behaviours that I had been dragging from my past and happened to give me one of the best birthday gifts ever to exist, you can see it on my Instagram, which of course you don’t know about but let me show ya

¡Gato!#catbracelet best birthday gift EVER❤

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So, as a first timer for me, I won’t just put it aside and not wear it cos this, what we had may be over for good, the intention when it was sent was for me to like it and I love it and I will treasure it for what it is, an awesome cat bracelet from someone who means a lot to me.

Speaking of keeping things, I am wearing the softest cotton boxers ever, that my ex left here, I also learned a lot from that one, mostly that I wouldn’t change to please anyone no more and I can’t just dish soft clothing so… most of the other stuff is gone though cos I decided that’d be the best and it was.

I also learned to put in practice the whole “letting go” thing, it is a bit easier said than done , as most things are but, it does bring peace of mind, it also exposes human flawed logic, trying hard not to lose someone and suffocating them will usually result in the exact opposite result as it would have to seem obvious but apparently it wasn’t, well not for me, now it is, I feel I finally got it and I just took that sack of worry off my back and build a little castle and let it sink in a lake..which is a metaphor.. I’d love to go to a lake though.. but you know what I mean right? This applies to other aspects in life as well, cling to money and be cheap and it’ll seem not to last as much, worry a lot about being fat and you’ll struggle ( cortisol is to blame too, you know that hormone..well it’s not nice!)

I spend much less time at the computer too, mostly cos it makes this freaking noise now and then… but that’ll stick, it is nice to have other things to do in the morning to be honest, sometimes gym, sometimes cooking, oh that too, I got back on the reading wagon, well that’s always been on and off, but now it’s ON, just today I read 70 pages off “Summer Knight” by Jim Butcher, yes it’s not so impressive but woot!!

Those cats are there cos… reflexive winter and cats,why not?

What else… well those things are major for me hehe, oh right, I’ve had this job for..what? 6 months now? at the chat support and I’ve landed some pretty cool side jobs, like transcribing these interviews, $200 made! I ended up crazy but so happy I can pull that off and not have to do it on a daily basis, we shouldn’t have to kill ourselves and drain our souls to live, there’s gotta be more to life than that and hell I am finding out about it!!

Well, got cool new music as well and I think I won’t worry about holiday’s weight gain cos.. I don’t ever really attend parties or meetings or posadas or anything…like at all, so how on earth could I over eat? and what? nothing is vegan except the special dinner we order haha, so hooray for me!

Hope you all learned a lot too and put into practice things as well, I wish you the best and to have nice moments with your loved ones and stuff.

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Totes happening to everyone else ha!   :p

 

 

Vlog

I honestly don’t know how aware you are about the fact that I have a Vlog on YouTube, well I made some videos but I left that, now recently, well, someone reminded me about it and I thought  I’d upload some stuff now and then, this video is the first one I am using instead of my normal writing ,  today has been a really interesting day, got some hard news and well I hope sharing this may help others to get on the right track,  there are things I know, but somehow I need to be reminded of, you see? So, best wishes for all of us.

I do look like crap but well, like I said,  long day, the best I take from this though, is the unmatchable feeling of knowing you won’t make the same mistake ever again. Hmm I don’t know how many times I’ve got this feeling, I’m sure it’s about 10… always room to improve huh?

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Keijo!!!!!

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This anime is based on a manga, as many others are, I did read it before but I am finding the anime is funnier and more entertaining, which is very rare cos 9 out of 10 times it’s the other way around. So that says a lot already.

Keijo is a sport, you are on surfaces on a big pool, and you must take down your opponents using only your breasts and your ass. Yes, exactly like that, is it ecchi? Well a bit, what did you expect?  But not enough as to make it stupid and unwatchable for me ( I’m looking at you Rosario+Vampire, odd enough, the manga was so good compared to the anime, loved every bit of it)  it’s funny, it has cute moments, the normal pep-talk feeling any sport anime has to have, to believe in yourself, and do your best and all that crap.

They have awesome techniques, like the VACUUM BUTT CANNON!!!, you can’t beat such an attack name. Nopers. So it’s all taken very seriously, I think that is why it’s good, oh they can make insane amounts of money, this is of course the main character’s motivations, at least at the beginning.  I love greedy characters for some reason lol.

So give it a chance, it’s not the deepest philosophical anime out there this season, for that go and watch Wixxos Lostorage Incited, ah that one is driving me crazy, what the hell is wrong with those girl! Chi!!

Ahem anyway, for an easy watch, with some gratuitous meaningless yuri moments, go get some Keijo!!! anime.

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Arbeito. ( Work )

No, no Rihanna music video here, sorry. I am trying to diffuse my mind and also not to worry too much about  “something” *glances at Skype*  so… I’ll write this quickly and get back to work.

As you know I’m a free lancer, I have a regular job in chat support, for a video editing company, but as a free lancer I  get very interesting tasks, like fixing subtitles for an american guy living in Mexico at the moment , who makes videos to try and teach Spanish to people from the USA ( rrrrroll them R’s!!) or right now I’m transcribing some interviews conducted with convenience stores owners, also here in Mexico.

I am not particularly interested in either subject, but gaining new knowledge and perspective on things it’s invaluable. There is this part with a lady talking about the meaning of things, what hard work means to each of us, etc.

It took me to this point in my life when I was questioned about not having a career, a proper job, like , sitting on a desk rotting away for years… my ex was wrong, it’s not impossible to find something you do like doing and certainly so called experience is important but, I can’t even imagine myself being behind a desk doing the exact same thing for years without end. If people like that and value it, that’s great, go drone away, that’s not for me. There has to be more than life than that and I am looking for it, yeah at almost 34 years old, yup no career, that doesn’t make me any less of a capable person than anyone else. I don’t care about having the latest phone ( I do need a new one though lol ), yeah living comfortably is nice, but, i don’t know… I think people usually have more than they need, but, to each their own , just please do not impose such ideals on me, that is not what I came around this time to do ( I wonder what is it then hum?)

I am in the search of what happiness means to me. Ah that reminded me of Vanilla Sky… watch that movie, it’s really nice.

Let’s walk our own paths, even when that means removing some wild weeds with a machete cos the path ain’t made yet.

 

 

 

In this Moment ( band & politics sorry )

I usually leave politics untouched, because well it’s usually a touchy subject as is religion, but of course I have an opinion about it as well as about everything that exists apparently.

I was expecting Hilary Clinton to win , yes I was, was I flipping my imaginary hat when I realized slowly and painfully it wasn’t the case? Yes. The peso ( my country’s coin) already went down hard, so did stock market, it’s all chaotic, Yes.

But this doesn’t mean I am going to jump on the wagon of “Wtf USA you so racist,etc” I am not going to go into detail on the policies and politics cos I do not know enough about them, I am going to take this from a simple human point of view. If we, ( we being everyone not living in USA ) are so damn angry and upset and offended.. what does that say about us?  What are we doing so good and so flawlessly that we feel entitled to call out on an entire nation about something like this? Yes, it does feel a bit backwards, but they also had Bush at one point..that man was not nice at all as I can remember… but haven’t other countries had less than desirable presidents? They are still standing, some might had struggled more yes that is true.  I was excited about the idea of such an important country to have a real chance at having a woman president but well, she wasn’t the right one for this time and era, in my country a woman running seriously is still so far away…so at least you got that.

I honestly think he is not all that, rather I can’t allow myself to go down that line, I think we all have to chill and see how things will really be, if anything this was a big shock and may it be a wake up call for everyone, not only regarding politics but our own lives which ultimately reflect on how do we want to be ruled.

Hell it was a ride though, I honestly felt like crying…I did a bit seeing the reactions of many people, emotional this is… now we need to make the best of it.

In this moment : The band

I don’t think I had heard about them before, until a curious day in a certain chatroom a certain someone posted a link, I didn’t think much of it cos I saw this guy with tattoos and piercings, and I thought at first he was singing with a sorta weird voice and the woman was like…just there, as sometimes it’s the case, but I was reminded of it again with the video for “Big bad wolf” and I remembered this first song “Whore” I had to go check it out, the lyrics…the lyrics are something else, the whole piece has this decadency fuck you I will own this vibe to it and the music, the cadence of the words, one of those times everything is just prrrrfect.  Since then I am listening to all they have to find more magnificent treasures, even if I didn’t like any other song this one is so good it will last me a lifetime.

Please do check it out. As a bonus the singer Maria is a vegetarian!