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goals 2017 – 2022

Who do you want to be in 5 years ?  

Marie’s List

  1. Parachute jumping
  2. Bungee-jumping
  3. Go to the Reunion and see the island from a helicopter
  4. Go back to Moscow 
  5. Be better at cooking 
  6. Lean more about Cinema 
  7. Do a safari
  8. Be more active 
  9. Hot air ballooning
  10. Go to the Louvre
  11. Visit the Mont Saint Michel
  12. See more of Brittany 

My List

  1. Write a book (novel, essay, short story) 
  2. Go to Vietnam 
  3. Read everything written by Albert Camus 
  4. Play an instrument
  5. Publish a scientific article 
  6. Fall in love
  7. Do some travelling with my mom
  8. See more of Africa  
  9. Drive a vespa in Italy with Maria 
  10. Own more plants
  11. Visit the Mont Saint Michel 

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lazy sunday and 2017

Sunday, 12:37. 
In this cold and rainy sunday, I chose to spend the day at home, on my sofa, writing, making lists, reading and meditating about the upcoming week. 

I just finished PMSing and I am now surprisingly in a very good mood. I loved celebrating new years with my best friend and discovering Copenhagen a week before that. For 2017, I wish to read more, swim more and go to more lectures. I’ve been doing that for the last two weeks so i’m quite happy with myself. 

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For some unknown reason, I feel calm. I have a lot to do, internships to find and exams to pass but I feel very positive and hopefully, I will get shit done this year. 

I guess music helped. I’ve been listening to Angel Olsen for the past two weeks. All of her three albums and man, she now has my heart. I was so happy to see that she would be playing live in June that I immediately bought a ticket. If you’re interested, my favorite tracks are : The Waiting, Lonely Universe, Unfucktheworld, Windows, Stars, Iota, Woman, Those were the days, SISTER. 

Everything I guess. You listen to her voice, the peaceful electric guitar, the powerful lyrics and the very subtle bass and suddenly you’re transported and wish to never come back. 

I read Wuthering Heights last week, without finding it as depressing as everyone says. I actually enjoyed it very much. Sure, the characters are full of flaws but interesting enough to portray and analyze. I loved how gothic this novel was and the fact that nature was the biggest character of all. Us millennials don’t realize that once – and even today in some countries – life was ruled by nature and men were quite powerless when facing it.

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I though I would capture my life today, in the beginning of 2017.
My apartment, belongings and state of mind. 

As you can see, i’m still very dreamy.

I’ve been wearing this sweater a lot. It’s comfy, blue and so warm (also from pull&bear if you’re interested). I smell like Chanel N5 and will for the rest of my life. The only accessories I wear are my watch – while being late ALL THE TIME – and my hoop silver earrings.

My room is simple, yet always messy. The Monet painting is the first thing I look at when I come out of bed. My record collection is growing. My bookshelf is a mess and needs some serious organizing. 

The smell of coffee in the morning is still one of my favorite things.
So is this Virginia Woolf mug.

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On my Reading List for January and February : 

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“Now so long, Marianne.
It’s time that we began to laugh
And cry and cry and laugh about it all again”

That time I visited Amsterdam

10 – 13 November 2016

With my beloved Maria, Loan and Nicolas

 

 

 

5 book quotes

5. ” Very early in my life, it was too late.” The Lover, Marguerite Duras

4. “Let me live, love, and say it well in good sentences” – The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath, Sylvia Plath

3. “You pierce my soul. I am half agony, half hope..I have loved none but you – Persuasion, Jane Austen 

2. “I am no bird; and no net ensnares me: I am a free human being with an independent will.” ― Jane Eyre, Charlotte Brontë

1. “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” ― Wuthering Heights, Emily Brontë

 

100 movies to (re)watch in 2017

  1. Philadelphia
  2. La la land (2016) √ 
  3. Paterson (2016) √ 
  4. Manchester by the sea (2016) √ 
  5. The social network (2012)
  6. Under the skin
  7. Prisoners
  8. The prestige
  9. Enemy
  10. The shining
  11. Nightcrawler
  12. Dany Darko
  13. Moonrise kingdom 
  14. Drive
  15. Her
  16. Space Oddity
  17. Control
  18. American Beauty 
  19. Like Crazy (2011) 
  20. Citizen Kane
  21. My fair lady
  22. Charade √ 
  23. Snowden (2016)
  24. The sound of music
  25. The Reader
  26. Moulin Rouge
  27. Dumb and Dumber
  28. The Graduate
  29. Forrest Gump
  30. Big Fish
  31. Scarface
  32. Blue Valentine
  33. West side story
  34. Election √
  35. Clueless 
  36. Heathers 
  37. Jackie (2016)
  38. Sully (2016)
  39. Loving (2017)
  40. Lion (2016) √ 
  41. Fences (2016)
  42. Hidden Figures (2016) 
  43. The Neon Demon (2016)
  44. Moonlight (2016) √ 
  45. Green Room (2016)
  46. Lost in translation (2004) 
  47. The Virgin Suicides (1999) 
  48. Somewhere (2008)
  49. Ferris Bueller’s day off (1986) 
  50. Pretty in Pink
  51. The Grand Budapest hotel (2014) √
  52. The Royal Tenenbaums (2001) 
  53. Rushmore √
  54. Antoine et Colette 
  55. Le mépris
  56. La piscine
  57. Funny Games
  58. A clockwork orange
  59. Dr Strangelove
  60. Requiem for a Dream
  61. Elephant
  62. The Truman Show 
  63. V for Vendetta
  64. César et Rosalie 
  65. War and Peace (1967)
  66. Le fabuleux destin d’Amélie Poulain (2001) 
  67. Annie Hall 
  68. Romeo + Juliet
  69. 8 femmes – François Ozon (2001) √ 
  70. Only lovers left Alive  
  71. Split
  72. Your name √ 
  73. Legally Blonde (2001) √
  74. Swiss Army Man
  75. Schindler’s List
  76. Logan √ 
  77. The God Father
  78. Moon
  79. The Deer Hunter
  80. Grave 
  81. Un Homme et une Femme 
  82. 12 hommes en colère
  83. Lady Macbeth  √ 

stop hiding

Hello again.

It has been a while but I was so busy with university and exams that writing seemed impossible. Fortunately, it’s now part of the past and I can enjoy the next two weeks stress free.

I’m writing from Copenhagen and staying in the city for 5 days. I’ll be honest, It is cold as fuck. However, people here are so damn nice that I don’t even care about having three layers of clothes on. 

I really love it here.
Last weeks were rough, i was extremely stressed about my exams and emotionally exhausted. Winter depression hit me hard and time was not running fast enough. 

I’m better now. I guess i’m always happier when i’m travelling. Spending time with friends from the past is also very refreshing, it makes you realize how much you have changed without  feeling particularly different. 

Like I said, last weeks were pretty blue, I didn’t go to the movies much but I finally saw Fantastic Beats and : Mehh. I also went through a Winona Rider obsession and re-watched my favorites movies with her : Girl Interrupted, Edward Scissorhands and Heathers. 

I have been listening to the same music all over again but my current favorites are : The Radio Dept., Feist, Angel Olsen, Weezer. 

Next book on my reading list, a french 2014 novel : Réparer les vivants – “Maylis de Kerangal” – I actually saw  and really enjoyed the movie adaptation a few months ago and I’ve had great feedbacks from people who read the novel. It’s basically a transplant story. You get to follow two people, one is dying and the other is getting a second chance to live a decent life. It is supposed to be medically accurate, very touching and disturbing so I’m looking forward to read it. 

Greetings from Copenhagen ! Here is me looking very sassy at the Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek.

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What’s up

November is so close, and I’m so excited !!!

I really enjoy this time of the year : wearing big overcoats, drinking 6 cups of tea/coffee a day (lately, I have been enjoying white tea and honey), sitting in cafés, not knowing when the sun will be rising, spending the day out, where it is cold but kinda nice and then going back to my warm and comfortable bed (yes I enjoy routine haha). 

The last week was busy but great. I recovered from a big cold but got my period (you can’t always get what you want). I studied a bit more than usually cause I’m starting to realize that finals are so close and I really need to rock this semester. 

I’m going to Paris next week and then Amsterdam the week after, and I’m so excited cause it has always seemed to me like Amsterdam was my dream city. I’ll try to document those days and maybe post some of my favorite moments. 

Also, as you guys may know, I’m very fond of music, so here are the albums I enjoyed listening to lately (some are new – or new to me – and some have been close to my heart for a while) 

– Beach House has always been one of my favorite bands and I always enjoy listening to Teen Dreams (the entire album sounds like heaven to me) and I also like Depression Cherry very much (how perfect is PPP ?!!) 

– BOY’s Mutual Friends is the album that i enjoy listening to when i feel particularly happy (which is the case i guess) 

– Car Seat Headrest … well this is new (to me), I listened to those 2 albums (Teens of Style and Teens of Denial) and some other songs from previous albums and i really enjoy the lo-fi vibe, the lyrics and Will Toledo’s deep dark voice. The band will be playing in Paris in March 2017 and i certainly will be there !

– Angel Olsen’s Half Way Home is not her most recent album but definitely my favorite ! Go check The waiting

The Rory Gilmore Reading List

If you’re just as obsessed with Gilmore Girls as I am, you MUST know about the Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge. In 7 seasons, our favorite bookworm read 339 books. 

Of course, it would be completely insane to think that with my schedule, university and preparing next year’s moving, i’ll be capable of reading the entire list, but here is my selection of 10 books from the challenge, that have been on my reading list for a very long time and that I plan on reading before May 2017 ! 

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  • George Orwell – 1984
  • Fyodor Dostoevsky – Crime and Punishment 
  • Arthur Miller – The Crucible 
  • Edgar Allan Poe – Complete Tales and Poems 
  • James Joyce – Finnegans Wake 
  • D.H Lawrence – Lady Chatterley’s Lover 
  • Jeffrey Eugenides – Middlesex 
  • Jack Kerouac – On the road 
  • Virginia Woolf – A room of one’s own
  • The Unabridged Journals of Sylvia Plath

November reading list

The Vegetarian – Han Kang

“Or perhaps it was simply that things were happening inside her, terrible things, which no one else could even guess at, and thus it was impossible for her to engage with everyday life at the same time.”

Orlando – Virginia Woolf 

“All extremes of feeling are allied with madness.” 

Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone – J.K Rowling 

“It takes a great deal of bravery to stand up to our enemies, but just as much to stand up to our friends.”

L’Amant de la Chine du Nord – Marguerite Duras 

 

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