ahh november. you’re finally (and already?!) over. can you believe the US elections were this month? that in itself felt five months long, andat leasta month ago. then the days started to getso darkat like 4pm and the seasonal depression was real. at least i got some good sunset pictures from it.
the day to day activities of november were a slow crawl to the end of the year. as the days continued, i felt myself losing motivation to work on my studies, myself, and my work. (but being me, i still did the work.) i used the last week to step back and reset. i deleted social media for a week, went on an adventure with a friend (safely!), and caught up on media i missed. now that thanksgiving break is coming to a close, i feel back to myself & ready to finish the year on a strong note. we can do it, team!!!
only one month left of 2020!! i’m honestly very excited that this year is almost over, and although the changing of the year won’t magically fix everything, i have more hope for 2021 :’) anyway! we’ll keep this month’s updates short and sweet. after all, a picture is worth a thousand words, right?
this month, i watchedblackpink: light up the sky(2020),击倒房子(2019),frances ha(2012),house of hummingbird(2018),andtigertail(2020).i made it a goal to watch (at least) a film a week and it made me so happpyyyyy to have dedicated ~2-hours to pure enjoyment each week. i think one of my goals for 2021 will be to watch 50 movies because i realize,, I LOVE MOVIES. (follow me onletterboxdfor my progress~)
in terms of shows, i finished season 1 ofhaikyuu!!with those inmy discordand it’s SO GOOD why did i wait this long to watch it T–T (oikawa 4ever <333). i spontaneously binge-watcheddash & lilyand it made me SO HAPPY AND SAPPY. i read the book years ago and honestly think the show is better than the book. *eyeballs emoji* as for shows in progress:legend of korra(which i watched with priscilla! :’)),persona,violet evergarden,mismatched,accidentally in love(although tbh this is getting so cringey idk if i want to continue,,).
lastly!! books!!! i hardly read until i did a 24 reading vlog lol. this month i finishedthese violent delights，通过Chloe Gong（在NYT Bestsellers名单上首次亮相!!!!我很自豪），atomic habits, by james clear, andpachinko, by min jin lee (akasubtle asian book club‘s botm!). i’m currently working onsour heart, by jenny zhang (which is so good i bought a physical copy in addition to my audiobook) andthe poppy war，r.f.匡（再次）。我认为这是一个非常成功的媒体月份。
i’ve been re-readingharry potterand really falling back in love with the story and all the characters (and remembering how much i dislike draco, snape, and umbridge). now that i’m almost done re-reading the series, i really really want to re-watch the movies too – maybe i’ll do a hp movie marathon during winter break!
i didn’t spent too much time on netflix this month (is it even worth continuing to pay for my subscription? sigh), but i watched a bit of community,the great british baking show,avatar the last airbender, andlegend of korra（用Xan！）。我喜欢爱情xan的目标是一周看电影，我有点想做一些类似的事情!!我是非常遗产特别是旧电影哈哈所以也许我应该通过一些〜经典〜。你们所有的手表电影吗？或任何通往假日电影？
foresights of december
ahh december!! FINALLY. holidays!! sag season!!! however, i’mmostexcited for this year to end. i think many can relate in this sentiment. we all want a fresh start, a new beginning. that’s something january of 2021 can (hopefully) offer us. but before the year ends, let’s cherish it as best as we can. (we deserve “i survived 2020” stickers.)
here are some things i’m looking forward to:
- the semester ending!! my first semester back to school is OVER. i just want my finals to be done and over with :’)
- christmas and new year holidays!!! because i’m still a sentimental person at heart :pleading:
- 工作一贯&跟上我的目标s – i’m DETERMINED to keep myself accountable. (but then again, i say that at the start of every month)
oh man we’re sooo close to the end of the year, but first i have to get through the last two weeks of classes and finals. so many assignments and projects coming up and i can’t say i’m not stressed…. but we’ll get through it!! and then it’ll be WINTER BREAK and i’ll get to really really ~rest~ for a couple of weeks and i absolutely cannot wait.
我想知道为什么我当我永远不会跟上他们时，我总是打扰设定目标，但我想在本月的身体上更好地照顾自己（以及精神上，但我们可以专注于本月的身体！）。我希望在运动中更加一致，并且希望每天至少锻炼一点，即使它只是10分钟。但是，老实说，我只是想整体更加活跃，我也非常高兴每隔一天锻炼身体！我甚至不能说我想得到backinto shape, because, well, have i ever really been in shape? hahaha well i guess it’s a process~ wishing you all a peaceful december!
how was your november? let us know in the comments!
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