1. La Roja. I watch soccer only on specific occasions: During the World Cup, the Euro Cup and if my friends or my in-laws’ neighbour happen to have extra tickets to a Singapore vs. Neighbouring Country match at the stadium. For the first two instances my support usually goes to the underdog, or whichever team has the most good looking players – next to great goals, my favourite part of a match is when a team gets out of their bus in sharp suits (Abdillah’s not even here, but I can HEAR him rolling his eyes). This means I often find myself supporting non-favourites/losers. So thank goodness for Spain, whose boys are product campaign-worthy AND have magnets attached to their feet/hands.
2. American Horror Story. They started showing this on FX a while back, but I knew Dylan McDermott was a crier (one of the best next to David Hasselhoff and Matthew Fox, no?) and every time my channel-flipping landed on the show, he was half-sobbing, so I decided it wasn’t worth it (plus I didn’t wanna watch it alone). One night, the first episode aired while Abdillah and I were having dinner, so we just left it on. I was riveted but at the same time too scared to watch, so I stayed in the dining room on my laptop while Abdillah and my friends watched the second episode. I wanted to pee my pants just from listening to the score and soundtrack and people knocking on doors and screaming.
Being a horror fan, ultimately (albeit one that has to deal with the sometimes weeks-long consequence that involves waking people up when needing to go the bathroom), I just had to know the story and now all I wanna do is finish the whole season (last night we watched episodes 3-5 in a row). It’s one of the creepiest shows I’ve seen in years (the last one was Korean five-part series, Coma), and it also features great writing and great acting. So much so that you *almost* don’t notice Dylan McDermott’s character’s incessant crying.
3. The possibility of teaching Photography + Photoshop classes. A couple of weeks ago I had a few friends asking me on separate occasions random photography and photoshop questions; how to take pictures in low-light, what aperture does, what ISO means, how to improve their holiday photos, and I thought maybe it was time to really think about teaching a class. I’d always toyed with the idea, but was never brave enough to really put it out there and get down to building a syllabus and planning lessons. Well, It’s now in progress. And I’m excited.
The only dip in my week:
Who knew it would take all of Mother Nature to tell you HELLO YOU HAVE AN ADDICTION TO SOCIAL MEDIA.
Have a great week ahead, all.