The last time I recapped my monthly favorites was in October 2022, so here are some of my favorite things from November and December 2022, and January 2023!
Streaming service(s) might change from the time of writing this post due to the services’ contract with the movie/TV show networks.
이상한 변호사 우영우 (Extraordinary Attorney Woo) (2022) | 1 season, 16 episodes
This series was very wholesome. I adored the storyline and the characters. There were scenes that made me smile, made me cry, made me angry, and made me laugh. What I loved the most about the series was the highlight of autism and the mannerisms, actions, and character of someone who is autistic. I am not an expert on autism, but I think the actress who played Woo Young-woo did a spectacular job with her role.
Maturity Rating: TV-14 • Genre: Drama, Courtroom • Original Language: Korean • Streaming Service: Netflix
악의 꽃 (Flower of Evil) (2020) | 1 season, 16 episodes
This entire series was perfect in many ways – the characters, the storyline, and the actors (I was very impressed with the actress who played the main lead’s six-year-old daughter). I thought I became pretty good at establishing the plots and endings of movies/series, but this one kept me intrigued and surprised all the way through.
I watched this series around November, and as I’m typing this, I can’t help but re-watch a couple of episodes.
Maturity Rating: TV-14 • Genre: Suspense, Romance • Original Language: Korean • Streaming Service: Netflix
A Boy Called Christmas (2021)
This film was very endearing. Of course, many Christmas films are made with the purpose of bringing viewers feelings of hope, love, happiness, and a bit of adventure. Although the storyline was somewhat predictable, by the end of the film, I was feeling nostalgic and content. It’s a good watch, and I would definitely watch it again come the Christmas season.
Maturity Rating: PG • Genre: Family, Adventure • Original Language: English • Streaming Service: Netflix
I think Jason Momoa is starting to become one of my favorite actors of all time. This is another wholesome film for me. It’s one of those that I don’t mind watching repeatedly. I think what made this film stand out to me the most was the plot twist near the end. I honestly didn’t see it coming, and I cried when things were being brought to light.
Maturity Rating: PG • Genre: Fantasy, Adventure • Original Language: English • Streaming Service: Netflix
Yes, I have officially opened a shop on Etsy! I attended design school, but I haven’t truly focused on doing design work mainly because I didn’t fully believe in myself and my abilities as a designer. I thought it was time for this to change. I want to believe in myself. I want to trust in my abilities as a designer, a creative artist. And so I’ve opened a shop online.
Why didn’t I just put up a shop on my website? It’s because I feel like I would gain more traffic on Etsy for now since it is a more established website with thousands of users. I also do not trust myself yet with setting up the whole payment process on the backend.
What exactly am I selling on Etsy? Well, for now, I’m mostly selling digital products – wallpapers for mobile phones, tablets, and desktops, as well as printable trackers, checklists, etc. I feel like these are my strongest suits for now. I’ve been designing my own personal wallpapers for a couple of months and have been doing bullet journaling for about two years, so I think I’m pretty aware of how I envision my designs to be and what I hope for my visitors/customers to possibly invest in.
If you have an Etsy account, kindly follow my shop! If you’re interested in any of the items I’m selling and have made a purchase, kindly leave a rating and review. Thank you in advance!
Spending a day with close friends
This past month, a good friend of mine was born. And to celebrate him and his day, we planned to have a simple brunch. What he didn’t expect was that I invited some of our other good friends and so not only did we have brunch, but we also visited one of the locations where the Chinese Association of Saipan was having their Lunar New Year Lion Dance. After that, we spent some time at a café, and by the end of the day, we watched the latest horror film, M3GAN. It was an amazing day, getting to spend it with friends who we haven’t been able to spend time with due to our busy and differing schedules. I can’t wait for more adventures with the people I cherish most in this lifetime.
Boba and Spamon Plushies
It’s been a while since I treated myself to something that’s more of a want than a need, and that’s not food-related. So for Christmas, I thought I’d get myself something that I have always been wanting – a boba plushie. It’s adorable and squishy, and I’ve been sleeping with it since I got it. I’m wanting to collect all available boba plushie styles and sizes now. Oops.
Another plushie I’ve had my eyes on for a while now too is Spamon!! I’d never heard of it until I saw it at the store, and I’ve been wanting one ever since. My friend knew about my interest in the plushie, and she surprisingly gifted me one for Christmas! I was so happy to see it, and it is now part of my workstation desk.
I AM GRATEFUL FOR...
- Welcome a new year;
- Opening my Etsy shop;
- Having my first Etsy sales;
- Spending a day with close friends;
- Being able to go on more walks.
A gratitude list does not have to include major life events (but include them when they do happen). Simple blessings, such as showering with clean water, are overlooked privileges to be grateful for.
Incorporate or reserve at least 10 minutes of your daily routine to write at least three (3) things you are grateful for.
We all need a good reminder to keep our feet on the ground.
“Make someone smile every day, but never forget that you are someone too.” -Unknown