Ah, Christmas, a wonderful holiday about materialism and consumerism, excessive consumption of rich food and overindulgence of good things. But hey, it’s a public holiday which means no work! Plus being the Christmas week, people are definitely more relaxed at work, kind of :D I’d love to have more public holidays and less working days, Santa, see to it, brah.
So Christmas and presents, irrevocably linked because I’m a godless heathen and a product of my generation~ My bounty is actually quite low, since I’m now too old to receive presents from my relatives… >.> thankfully I’m not too old to receive red packets yet.
On a bed of feathers, my Secret Santa gave to me, 1 pair of earrings and a trio of silver rings. I got this from Sofia, who was my Secret Santa when we did a small gift exchange with Faza and gang, and interestingly enough I was her Secret Santa as well. No wonder she’s my right hand woman, you know? It’s like, totally meant to be *valley girl accent*
Do I really need another Chopper figurine? When I already have a Chopper soft toy and a Chopper mug? Nooooo, but why not, right? :D I am however, really running out of space to put things already. I will have to toss away some stuff sooner or later. (Mainly or later.)
Plus I got a pen from my cousin… which is pretty enough, what with the case and shiny top part, but… it’s a ballpoint pen, which means my handwriting gets really ugly when I use these kinds of pens. But still, shiny pen.
Oh and I got a bunch of biscuits from my workplace. I got a tin of Crabtree & Evelyn shortbread in the gift exchange, which was meh, but at least I won’t starve at work, I guess. Pretty much everyone was fighting to get the power bank, the computer mouse or remote control car in the gift exchange.
And the big boss also gave us all a box of biscuits from Marks & Spencer, which was really nice of him. Because I wasn’t expecting anything at all.
Probably should have gotten Pokemon Y instead, because it feels like the whole world has Pokemon X, but the Charizard’s Mega Evolution for Pokemon X looks way cooler.
X and Y version of Charizard respectively.
So far, I’ve logged in at least 12 hours of gameplay, and there’s still quite a way to go because there’s just quite a lot to explore. I haven’t played any Pokemon games since Pokemon Red and Blue, so there’s quite a lot of me to learn, I expect. Also, idk, but why does it feel as though my character is like the Chosen One?
Managed to meet up with a bunch of friends lately, did the Christmas gift exchange with Sofia and the others plus we also watched The Hobbit~
And though where the road then takes me,
I cannot tell
We came all this way
But now comes the day
To bid you farewell
The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies wasn’t the most fantastic movie in The Hobbit & The Lord of the Rings franchise, but it is the last and… let’s just say that I have a lot of bittersweet feelings for this series. I think LotR was probably the first epic fantasy film series that made it cool for people to like epic fantasy, and people don’t look at you like you’re some unwashed nerd when you say that you like LotR.
Not saying that the film was flawless, because it wasn’t, like the extra insertion of characters plus too much walking scenes, though I admit I love the talking, especially in the first one, The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, where the dwarves basically made a mess out of Bilbo’s house, that part was so fun.
I also caught up with the clique, where we went to Brew Maison, one of them hipster cafes that they like to frequent. I’m pretty meh about these things actually. *gasp* Yes, I’m so boring, please take back my young person cred.
Went to watch Paddington on a whim, and it was actually pretty good. I enjoyed it quite a fair bit. The villain was really cliched but it is a kids’ film. Also whut, spotted Peter Capaldi as the weird neighbour, which was totally not what I was expecting. And hello Ben Whishaw’s voice as Paddington~ :D So cute~ I have had a soft spot for Whishaw ever since Skyfall and Cloud Atlas. Plus, he was so broken and vulnerable looking in Richard II. I wanted to pat his hair and say ‘there, there’ to him on separate occasions, haha.