Current Mood


Reading... The Sense of Style: The Thinking Person's Guide to Writing in the 21st Century. I do freelance writing and I like to make sure that I stay sharp and am always improving my skills. This book offers a lot of sound and practical advice for those with more intermediate skills.

Watching... Melting Me Softly. It's a little wacky due to the cryogenic element of the storyline but a fun watch and Ji Chang Wook is really good in it.

Recommending... Parasite. This film from Bong Joon Ho which took home the top prize at this year's Cannes film festival is generating all sorts of buzz for good reason. Part thriller, part disturbingly dark comedy, it is a masterful social commentary that is highly entertaining and thought provoking at the same time. Everything from the acting to the pacing to the cinematography is solid and it is completely unpredictable. The acclaim it has received is well deserved and I will never be able to look at peaches the same again after watching this movie.


Seasoning...  my food with nutritional yeast. I'm trying to cut down on cheese consumption to better manage myself so I've been been using nutritional yeast as a substitute. It has a similar flavor profile without the fat. It is also rich in vitamin B12 and contains all nine of the 18 amino acids that the body can't produce plus antiviral, antibacterial properties and digestive benefits.

Rolling... my face daily. I kind of slacked off from doing this and have gone back to using my REFA S Carat every day. I prefer it to a jade roller for the stimulating micro current action it produces. When I use it consistently, I feel like my face is firmer and more contoured. It works well for undereye circles and puffiness as well. It's a must for the jawline cause there's nothing cute about a wide jaw.

Obsessed... with Milk & Mocha. My husband and I see a little bit of ourselves in these cute bears and we've been using their stickers to express ourselves in our SMS.

Wearing... new kicks from P448. I've been stalking this stylish Italian sneaker brand and grabbed this pair once I spotted a great sale opportunity.

Missing... Hawaii. We had the best time in Oahu and I will put together a travel guide of the highlights on here soon. Until then I will be continuing to post photos on Instagram.

Can't... stop watching this adorable video.

21 comments

Shireen L. Platt said...

I watched the trailer of Parasite and looks like a cinematic masterpiece. I will download and watch it when I have time!

hellen said...

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The Dainty Dolls House said...

Need to see these, they look fab!! x

Doctor Anne said...

Is there a book you would recommend for beginning writers?

Pilar said...

That's wonderful you had a great time in Hawaii Rowena! Have a wonderful week!

Emmylou said...

Oh my gosh! I am so dying to watch Parasite as I've heard so many great things about it, chingu!!!! Now, I am dying EVEN MORE!!!! And thanks for sharing that cute vid:D

Jenny said...

I love nutritional yeast! My mom got me into these as a child, and I remember they use to sell them in tablet form in Taiwan and I'd eat them as a snack. Will have to try cooking with them too!

♥︎ Geeky Posh

ALLIE NYC said...

Oh Parasite sounds really good I am going to check it out. I am watching Colony on Netflix and hoping they may do a 4th season it was the number on show in it's time slot until they moved it around and changed production and then ratings fell off, but with binge watching it may give it new life. A bit Hollywood here and there but for the most part interesting to watch not quite as cerebral as West World but not bad.

My stepbrother who is a doctor swears by nutritional yeast as a preventative solution for hair loss though I am not too sure, I have wanted to try but have heard it can increase migraines and yeast infections.

Allie of
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Hena Tayeb said...

I saw the trailer for Parasite.. I am intrigued and have been hearing all the raves.

The Exclusive Beauty Diary said...

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little luxury list said...

That kitty is too cute! Thanks for the recommendation on Parasite - it's on my list now!

mike garlick burnley said...


This is really good. Will bookmark this one for sure!

Ivana Split said...

That book about writing sounds great, I might look it up myself.

» Joha said...

Great post, Thanks for sharing,
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Carolyna's world said...

OMG this video is so so cute.
I watched Parasite movie too- great movie with original and unusual script. It's definitely worth to see.

OMG I wish to go to Hawaii

FASHION TALES said...

I still use nutritional yeast, I buy it online. I started using it when I was vegetarian, works nicely in sauces and on popcorn too.
I keep hearing about it but have not had time yet to watch Parasite, perhaps I will get on that. Enjoy the week, Rowena!

R's Rue said...

I need to try nutritional yeast. Blessings.

jo said...

I need to read that book too! There is always room for improvement when it comes to writing.

xo Jo

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Matthew Feargrieve said...

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