September was

Rewind what happened and what’s hot in September.

Fashion in Motion

It’s October now and not just today but for the past six days, too. That means fashion weeks came and went in Paris, Milan and NY (did you watch?) and soon it will be Toronto’s turn.

Let’s take a moment to reflect on the fab of September – thick magazines filled with fashion dreams outdone by sensational outfits paraded on sidewalks.

All images courtesy of The Cut.

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Review – Gone Baby Gone

One of my favorite crime movie. I wrote an article about Gone Baby Gone last year on Hubpages with the philosophical analysis. But, I like to see how others understand this movie as well.

A Door Into Movies

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Crime movies have taken place in a lot of cities. When you get down to it, though, there’s mainly a few that are most often re-visited. Boston seems to be the main one. It’s hard to explain, but everything comes off so much deeper and real. From the characters, to something as simple as the atmosphere. Gone Baby Gone is based from one of Dennis Lehane novels. Another one of his novels had already hit the big screen, Mystic River. Clint Eastwood directed. The bar was set extremely high in his suburb adaptation of Lehane’s compelling story. Which top tier director takes on this? That would be Ben Affleck, in his directional debut. His acting cannot even be compared to Clint Eastwood, but now he tries to see how good he can be behind the camera. He exceeds all expectations tenfold.

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Fight Club

I love Fight Club. It is such a classic movie. I love how the blogger provides a great review of this movie. Thumbs up.

Fast Film Reviews

Fight Club photo starrating-4stars.jpgAn everyman, let’s call him “Jack“, is discontent with his life and pretty much with life in general. Jack begins attending support groups for problems from which he doesn’t suffer, in an effort to make his personal existence seem better by comparison. At first it works until the presence of another fraud, Marla Singer, disrupts his healing process. Then he meets Tyler Durden, a soap salesman with a mutual distaste for consumerist culture. The two embark on a journey of doctrine to mutually improve their lives.

At heart Fight Club rests on the relationship between its central trio. Edward Norton capably embodies the loser emboldened by fighting. He is at once pathetic, but mesmerizing. His all consuming quest to lift himself out of the mire of his life, is captivating. As the film progresses, he becomes more and more debilitating in outward appearance, while manifesting a more confident attitude. Brad…

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9 Things To Do Before Season 9 of Supernatural

Apparently, I laughed out loud when I read this blog post. A funny way to prepare new season of Supernatural!

Three Chic Geeks


Teasers, photos, metas, gifsets, spoilers and wild speculative theories for season 9 of CW’s Supernatural are left, right, center, above and below you. You can’t look at fireworks or airplanes in the night sky or shooting stars without sobbing in pain and cursing the name of Metatron; if you had a wish right now, you’d use it to sing the chorus of a Lily Allen song in his face (you know which one I mean). Going nuts from waiting for the next season of a show is one slippery slope – just look at BBC Sherlock. To keep yourself from going crazy until the next season premieres in October (so close, oh so close, yet not quite there), we recommend doing the things on this handy list. Just… to keep it together, just a little bit. Or not.

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the people.

A nice blog post about life aboard in Russia. Pictures of people are amazing.

Life in Russia.

One of my largest regrets of my time spent abroad in Russia and my travels to other post-Soviet countries, was that I did not take more photographs of the people. I don’t know if it’s that I don’t want to intrude on anyone’s privacy, or if I feel people might be intimidated by my 200mm lens, but….. either way, I hope I will gain more courage to photograph people as I travel in the coming years. For the time being, here are some photos of the people I encountered during my time abroad in Russia. I love observing people and these are some of my favorite candid “portraits” from my travels.

On that note, I’m happy to announce that my husband and I have rescheduled our trip to Russia and the Ukraine and if all goes according to plan (and I do not need another surgery!), I will be flying…

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Changing Jobs

Changing is not always bad. It leads to improvement and better as well. Anita Clew is correctly providing good blog post about change.

Job Talk with Anita Clew

Dear, Anita,

I just accepted a new position with my company and am very excited about the opportunity… yet at the same time, I’m feeling really nervous about the change. What are some ways I can overcome my fears?

Dear, “New and Nervous,”

ButterflyCongratulations on this new chapter in your career! Changing jobs is a part of life, and the fear that goes along with each change is only natural. Our human instinct is to stay within a certain comfort zone, develop habits, and stick with routines that are familiar to us. The idea of rocking the boat with change tends to heighten our anxieties and can create unwanted stress.

The key is to simply reset your frame of mind.

  1. Don’t look at change as a bad thing. This is a very exciting time for you! You need to embrace the opportunities that come with it. I often remind myself…

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If in doubt, pinky finger out

Jane Austen’s Persuasion is a piece of art in literature. However, many question left for us to answer. This blog post has good analysis of this novel. Check this out.


Persuasion by Jane Austen

My book

In my previous review of Robinson Crusoe, I mentioned that I own a large collection of Collins Classics books, because they’re inexpensive. That isn’t the only link between Robinson Crusoe and Persuasion however. Persuasion was published 1818 – in the Georgian era, as I’m sure any Austen fan knows. Crusoe was also a product of this age. The only significance that this link has is to me. I have a personal project going at the moment, looking into Georgian literature – gothic novels, the romance movement etc. A few more reviews may be appearing from a similar time frame.

The Collins Classics collections have such a useless glossary at their back that I’ve begun to keep a dictionary on hand. I definitely haven’t been able to rely on that glossary to find out what any antiquated word means. You know the saying: if…

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