I am extremely happy to show you the Favourites that I have compiled for this March! It’s not often that I don’t have a beauty favourite to share – in fact, this might be a first – but since I had so many other favourites, it’s probably for the best (although purely coincidental).
Some of it is going to be very random but I feel that’s what makes Favourites fun because certain items get honourable mentions and help define a moment in your life.
Let’s get started shall we?
Featured in this post:
Queer Eye (Season 3)
Terrace House: Boys & Girls in the City
Happy Glass (game)
Stop Stealing Dreams – Seth Godin (A manifesto available on Medium – please read)
I don’t watch as much Netflix as most people because I am trying to enjoy everything I watch in small doses. In other words, I’m restraining myself from binge-watching too much at a time.
I don’t know about you but whilst it was good to binge-watch at the beginning, it eventually ruins your viewing experience. Your mind hasn’t caught up with what you’ve just seen and therefore you just don’t anticipate the next episode as much the same way you would if you were viewing on tv.
I started Queer Eye a couple of months back when one of my best friends recommended me the series. Since devouring the first 2 seasons, I have been waiting forever for the 3rd season to come out and it’s finally here! For those who don’t know, it is about 5 queer guys who specialise in an area and come together to help make-over a person’s lifestyle.
It’s more than just a generic make-over programme. It teaches a lot about self-love and acceptance! All the guys’ personalities really comes through and they bounce off of each other. Season 3 gave me all the feels – plenty of laughter with some moments where I did tear up a bit. You won’t want to miss this series – top of my Netflix Recommendations for sure.
Next up is a series called Selling Sunset. This is new to Netflix and nevermind you, I was just as surprised to have watched the entire first season! For those who know me, I tend not to watch reality tv. The only exception ever was The Hills. I strangely enjoyed that and Selling Sunset is a bit like The Hills mixed with real-estate selling.
It is a show about real-estate agents who work for the Oppenheim Group, trying to sell houses that are worth millions. All the agents are female which I’m assuming is intentional but can’t quite explain for what reason other than to sell that American/LA Dream even more. (Big house, lavish lifestyle, pretty girl.) Of course, without this real-estate element, I really wouldn’t bother with the series. It’s not the drama I enjoy so much but actually looking at how they sell the houses and what they are selling!
Last from my Netflix favourites is Terrace House. My good blogger friend Polished and Inspired recommended Terrace House on her blog a couple of months ago and I’m so glad she did!
It’s a refreshing Japanese reality show unlike any other reality show I’ve ever seen. At first, I thought it was a house that they couldn’t leave unless they wanted to leave the entire show (like Big Brother) but the occupants are free to get on with their day-to-day activities including work whilst still coming back to the house.
One of the things that has to be praised about the show is how non-trivial and non-bitchy it is. There’s no specific aim such as winning prize-money. There’s no tasks. 3 guys and 3 girls come together under one roof to get to know one another whether through dating or just plain interaction. Oh, and perhaps it’s a huge part of Japanese culture but everyone is so well-mannered. What makes the show even more are the commentators – they are HILARIOUS. Another must-watch.
I try not to download and play too many games on my phone because I want to spend my time as productively as possible. Games tend to take away precious amounts of time without you realising and before you know it, your battery is dead.
I’ve been really enjoying Happy Glass though. I saw my sister-in-law playing it and now guess what? The whole family is playing it! It’s a strategy game that involves getting water from the tap into the glass hence the name Happy Glass. Your aim is to draw something whether it’s a line or an object so that A can get to B. Sounds easy right? The levels get more and more challenging and some really are difficult but once you pass the level, it’s rewarding.
One of the things I don’t do enough is read but lately I’ve been reading from different sources. I came across Seth Godin through a design video that I was watching on YouTube. He’s a best-selling author and teacher who I didn’t know at the time but if you’re into marketing, IT and entrepreneurship – he’s a big deal. His blog is also a big deal so check that out.
His manifesto, Stop Selling Dreams is free to read and it’s one of the best short reads I’ve come across. He explains how important education is but also how the system needs to be improved so that it’s not just about a grade. He also talks about how we’re doomed if we’re just racing to the bottom (going for low-tiered jobs) when we should be racing to the top, to create new, evolving jobs that would benefit the economy greatly. It’s a read that everyone needs to get involved in because I know I learned a lot from it.
We’re going to end this on a fun note.
I’ve discovered a new app called BeautyPlus which I guess is a girly app that gives you lots of filters and stickers for when you take photos with your friends. Some of the filters are super funny (there’s one that gives you an ugly face) whilst others are more cute. Give it a go if you love taking silly selfies now and again!
Somehow, not writing about beauty felt refreshing so perhaps I should explore outside of this constraint more often since there’s so much that I want to write about. I’ve been channelling a lot of energy in the need for change lately so I think it’s time.
How has the month of April been treating you so far?
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