The past week has been good. Coming home, going to Bristol with my sister and returning home again had that feeling of a revelation being revealed. A revelation in the sense that it reminded me of what are my priorities. Faith, family and education being on the top three. I like to include my close friends in the family category because they simply are like family.
Travelling around England (as frankly, I am unable to afford travelling outside at the moment) is always incredibly refreshing. Particularly because I enjoy that feeling of being on the run. Don’t get me wrong, I am all about soaking in an experience rather than rushing through it. What I mean is that I simply enjoy the feeling of walking through new streets, learning new things about the place, being carefree (by which I don’t mean being careless about safety!) and hopping on and off buses and trains and being able to experience something new no matter how minute it is without having to worry about the usual responsibilities.
London is always great too. And no, I am not going to romanticize it and call it the greatest city in the world. To me however, it is one of the greatest cities in the world but not because of its stereotypes but because it is my niche. The amount of times folks try to scam me here is ridiculous. I can literally see you targeting me, ya know!
Some form of bizarre interaction always happen when I am in London. And that too when using public transport. I always use public transport though as my parents are unable to drive at their age and condition and so we don’t own a car now. I will be getting my driving lessons hopefully very soon.
I returned to London from Bristol in the afternoon of new years eve and then went to catch a movie with an old friend then went home to spend the rest of the night there before leaving for university the following day. I finally learned how to make roti (chapati) from scratch and it was actually fun! My Mother fed me dal and roti (red lentil and chapati) which I was craving and my father bought me chinese noodles for lunch from this little place I love in central London. I had that during the few minutes I stopped by to leave my luggage at home before going out with my friend.
We decided on watching The Greatest Show as we both generally enjoy movies starred by Hugh Jackman. Had he not been a celebrity, I bet we would be best friends! I am not going to lie, I am not a big musical person. But I love going to the cinema and hadn’t been in one since September. Besides, the year my friend and I met we went to the same cinema to watch a movie on new years eve. And that was my first time actually, going to the cinema!
Now, it wasn’t anything extraordinary. Some of the scenes seemed preposterous and it had a few of the cliches of a feel good romantic musical. I am no expert and it might be just me but some of the choreography could’ve been better. Some may even be put off by its societal statement! But I LOVED every minute of it! Dun, dun, dun! Okay, maybe not every minute but definitely most minutes. And I am not about that musical life. I suppose, I just really enjoyed that feel good blast of colours and pompous aesthetic, heart warming happy endings, upbeat melody and an underlying statement relevant to my life personally. So yes, the critics may have spoken against the movie but I deemed it to be a thoroughly enjoyable watch.
The year has begun and resolutions has been written, will we remain true to it though?