If you haven’t seen the movie yet, you really should. I didn’t know what to expect and was pleasantly surprised by its charm. I definitely recommend it because it’s not your average love story and it really is worth the 87% it received on Rotten Tomatoes.
For years, I would always miss out on the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) because I was away at university during the beginning of September.
Then last year, I was finally in town and I was lucky enough to score some free passes from my employer at the time. I managed to go to the premiere screenings of Glorious 39 and Harry Brown, both at the Elgin. Both were great movies and I had a lot of fun.
I really got swept up in the magic of watching a movie with those who worked hard to make it. Nothing made me more excited about the essence of a film festival than at the end, when we stood up to applaud their work. I knew I was lucky last year and I walked away thinking that I had to get tickets for this year’s festival.
So this year, I teamed up with a friend and we bought a ticket package and selected a few movies (which wasn’t an easy task – there are still so many others I want to see). Here are the movies we’re scheduled to see this year:
“The secret of getting things done is to act.” – Dante Alighieri
Over the past few years, I’ve been slowly accumulating a list of things that I want to do and learn. Some may call it a bucket list of sorts.
The list is starting to become a bit lengthy, but I am well aware that many of the things are easy to do and complete. I just need to make the effort and do it.
So I’ve decided to dive right in and use this blog to document my experiences.
The first one: take sewing lessons.
Deciding to actually go through with it and then deciding where to take lessons were hard decisions to make. My mother is a sewer and so is a friend of mine, but when it came down to asking them to teach me, I knew the main issue would be timing.
It’s a lot easier and convenient to take classes close to where I live – worth the price I’m about to pay.
I’m actually quite excited about it and my first class is in a few weeks. Learning to sew may not be the hippest or most exciting thing, but I think it’s kinda cool. It’s a skill that I’ve always wanted to learn (beyond the basics of fixing a button) and who knows, I may discover a passion I never thought I had.
Plus I’ll finally be able to hem all my clothes now – a vital skill for someone as short as I am.
I’ll keep you posted on my progress and I’ll share what I tackle next on my list.