Opening the door to the universe

If you start thinking, “What happens when awareness witnesses the wholeness of existence?” – if you start thinking, you are moving inside the mind in a circle, in a vicious circle, you may find some answer, but that answer is not the truth.
Osho

I’ve done something this week I’ve always wanted to do but never actually had the nerve to try. I went to Amsterdam with my beau and we both tried magic mushrooms. My truffles were something called “Dolphin’s delight” and I managed to have a trip like no other. Colours and sounds and feeling one with everything.

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The Joker – Return to madness

Went to see The Joker last night and yes, the critics were right. The movie is an absolute masterpiece! The acting gave me shivers throughout and I nearly started crying when he got kicked about by those teenagers at the start of the movie.

It’s a very powerful story about a man’s love for his mother, a slow descent into depression and a desire to be recognised and seen.

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Finally, DC brought a masterpiece out to contend with the likes of Logan. Sure, Wonder Woman was good, Shazam was an unexpected pleasure and even Aquaman didn’t suck (that badly)
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The Goldfinch vs Pilsudski or the tale of the two Borys

I decided to treat myself last night and I went to the movies (Cineworld Unlimited perks means I can see as many as I want, when I want).
Earlier this week I went to see The Kitchen (and was severely disappointed by the story and feminist agenda – even though the 70s backdrop was on point) and I needed something better. Something to make me think, yeah, that was a good movie.

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Marianne – The French Horror Flick that brought exorcisms back on the table

OMG! I binge watched “Marianne” today and it was freaking scary. Perfect for the upcoming Halloween! I’m talking really scary due to the well used horror tropes:

  • elderly possessed woman (like The Skeleton Key)
  • Creepy children
  • Scary dreams
  • Demons!
  • Falling teeth
  • one hanged woman
  • Slowly walking bloodied bodies

I think what really got me was the scenes with the old woman (Marianne) who is definitely crazy but the way she takes out her own tooth with a knife and then saws off a hand using a kitchen knife was out of this world. Add in some people walking up from the waves – and you have yourself a good horror.

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IT Chapter 2 (Double Bill) – Or how fake blood business is booming!

“Swear to me swear to me that if it isn’t dead you’ll all come back.”

I was terribly excited to see the release of IT Chapter 2. So excited that last night, from 7PM until 1AM (about 5.5h) I sat down in a very comfortable chair watching the IMAX release of IT Chapter 2 preceded by IT Chapter 1.

Seeing these two movies back to back did offer some advantages – as I could see the stuff that they used in the frequent flashbacks in Chapter 2 were there in Chapter 1 and some stuff they added in or changed the dialogue to make it more coherent.

The outcome? Chapter 1 was still amazing, Chapter 2 was funny and freaky and absolutely wild. But not as good as Chapter 1. Just a 9/10 instead of a solid 10.

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The Entertainer – Milton Keynes Theatre – I want my money back!

I decided to take my best friend out for her birthday to go and see The Entertainer in Milton Keynes.
My friend cancelled at the last minute so I decided to go and see it by myself and use her seat as a bag holder 🙂

Milton Keynes Theatre this week entertains us with an updated version of John Osborne’s classic play, The Entertainer, starring Shane Richie. Audiences will not be disappointed.

Oh, I was disappointed. I was very disappointed. I walked out in the middle.

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How to get through a very long flight!

I’ve just booked a monster travel plan for next year and it features a 13h flight to Singapore followed by a 7h flight to Sydney and another 5h flight to Apia, Samoa (with the inherent layovers it’s a staggering 35h spent travelling!).

All, of course, served up with the always delightful inevitability of severe jet lag waiting for me at the end.

So I started researching on ways to handle long flights.

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