What’s Going On? – May 2017

What’s Going On? is essentially going to be a summary of my life as it currently is. It will be written on the 7th of every month for no other reason apart from the fact that I am writing this today and wanted to do this monthly – so the 7th it is, and it’ll be a summary of the previous month (so it is June 7th and I am writing about the month of May). This month features: iPad games, Terrace House, Big Little Lies, One Love Manchester, and too much butter chicken.

I’VE BEEN:

DOING SOME DRAWING

I’ve started to get back into sketching. No, I will not show you any.

PLAYING STUPID IPAD GAMES

I recently got an iPad and I’ve been cross stitching my own face on Cross Stitch Mania. I’m also the mayor of a town on SimCity BuildIt and I keep losing games on Quiz Up, the quiz game that my boyfriend Zach introduced me to that I know will eventually ruin our relationship.

READING BIG LITTLE LIES

I wanted to read the book before I watched the TV show. This isn’t because I’m pretentious or anything, it’s just not on Netflix and I can’t be bothered looking for it anywhere else.

WATCHING NARCOS SEASON 2

IT’S SO GOOD WHY DID I STOP WATCHING IT? I wanted to finish it before I see THE REAL Javier Pena and Steve Murphy IN REAL LIFE AT MY WORK NEXT MONTH I ALREADY CAN’T BREATHE.

WATCHING TERRACE HOUSE: ALOHA STATE

Don’t spoil this for me I am up to episode 7 and I can’t watch anymore because I watch it with Zach and he would probably murder me if I watched it without him.

WRITING A COMEDY SHOW

I’ve been writing some new comedy that I’m really excited about and am hoping to turn into a new hour long show for next year’s NZ International Comedy Festival.

PANICKING ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE

I’ve been working on the Doc Edge documentary festival at Q Theatre and in doing so have seen 4 documentaries about climate change in a very short amount of time. I am afraid and I never want to touch plastic ever again. I will try to do and be better.

WORKING ON

Some VERY interesting shows that I can hopefully tell you all about real soon!

I CAN’T STOP EATING:

ANY VARIATION OF DAIKOKU

Daikoku have so many different restaurants, and I ate at 3 different ones this past month. Daikoku on Quay St which does INCREDIBLE teppanyaki (and under $20 at lunchtime on weekdays!), Daikoku Ramen at Britomart which is my favourite ramen place in Auckland, and Daikoku on Victoria St where I also had some very delicious ramen, but they also have an array of Japanese dishes.

BUTTER CHICKEN

I can’t stop eating butter chicken. I don’t know what the fuck is wrong with me.

AMERICAN SNACKS FROM MARTHA’S BACKYARD

Martha’s Backyard is an American store in Mt Wellington and I love going there to stock up on weird and extremely unhealthy snacks and candy. I recently came home with a whole bag of Tootsie Rolls, Airheads, Funyuns, Nutter Butters, Reese’s Pieces, Jolly Rogers, and a whole lot of other cheese flavoured things. I think I’m going to die soon. Please help me.

I’VE BEEN USING:

ESTEE LAUDER DOUBLE WEAR FOUNDATION

God’s own personal gift to this world. I don’t think I’ll use anything else ever again, it’s well worth the investment. Buy it here.

THIS IPHONE APP CALLED CLUE

Because I always forget when my period is going to happen so it’s nice when my phone gives me a heads up as to why I’ve been crying a lot recently. Check it out here.

TAHINI

In everything. Who am I? Gwyneth Paltrow???

I’VE BEEN LISTENING TO:

POP

I’ve been listening to a lot of pop recently and it’s because so much of it has just been released recently. There’s so much good stuff out! My faves include:

Strangers – Halsey ft Lauren Jauregui, Don’t Take The Money – Bleachers, Perfect Places – Lorde, Down – Fifth Harmony ft Gucci Mane, Swish Swish – Katy Perry ft Nicki Minaj, and Life Of The Party – Chelsea Jade.

ONE LOVE MANCHESTER

I was really moved by the One Love Manchester concert that helped to benefit the victims of the terror attack that happened at the Ariana Grande concert. I was really impressed with the acts, particularly the Parrs Wood High School choir and their rendition of My Everything with Ariana herself. It was the highlight and had me in tears. Other highlights included Little Mix performing Wings, Take That performing Rule The World, Ariana Grande and Miley Cyrus performing Kiwi classic Don’t Dream It’s Over, and I couldn’t not mention The Black Eyed Peas with Where Is The Love?, a song that was released 14 years ago but is still as relevant as ever. I just thought that concert was something truly remarkable and I wish we had things like that more often. I can’t stop thinking about how many people’s lives we could save and change around the world if we had more of these.

DELANEY DAVIDSON

I first discovered Delaney Davidson during my Marlon Williams phase on the track The Ballad of Minnie Dean. My second run in with him was during the Doc Edge documentary festival that was recently at Q Theatre. His film Delaney Davidson: Devil In The Parlour played in the festival and gives audiences an insight into his creative processes and heavily features his music throughout. It’s a visually stunning film and Delaney is such an interesting person. As a result of the film, I walked away with a few new favourite tunes – namely How Lucky You Are featuring Marlon Williams.

 

 

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