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A 12-Hour Airplane Flight Leads to Epic Movie Marathon!

#DailyWings: “Perhaps one did not want to be loved so much as to be understood.”
-George Orwell

After a whole month of traveling through Shandong and interning at Shanghai Children’s Medical Center and eating juicy dumplings, I am finally back from China! Since I blogged (or rather, my friend published my posts for me) at the the TRA: Overseas Chronicles during my time away, I won’t go into detail about my travels. You can read my final blog post in the When in China series here: One month later. Here is a sneak peek of my contemplations about returning home to the States:

“The feeling of change always creeps up on you when you least expect it. But it’s always such a pleasant surprise. 

Last year when I came back from China, I felt the change when I got my first slice of *real* pizza in a month. The texture of oily, stretchy cheese and the tangy tomato sauce on my tongue was beyond satisfying. Pizza-gasm-worthy. Never had I ever truly appreciated the taste of pizza until then.

This year, the change came on a visit to the ladies’ bathroom in the airport. Soap and toilets and toilet paper, oh my! Not all bathrooms in China are dirty holes dug up underground, but they aren’t the cleanest either. One time while I was traveling through the countryside in Shenyang, I ended up going to the bathroom in an outhouse. I will never forget the smell. Or the flies….”

The Oscars Academy Awards of 2010

Question of the Day: If you could switch lives with one big star of the modern world, who would it be and why?

I usually do not write about fashion, but the ladies and gentlemen really Wow’ed me when I watched the 82nd Annual Oscars Academy Awards of 2010. There were definitely a few that I thought were completely hideous, but as I am a relatively optimistic and happy-go-lucky person, I would like to share only the attire that I did think were absolutely magnificent.

First, for all of you who were not able to watch this year’s show, here are the 82nd Annual Oscar Awards for 2010:

Best Picture: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Director: Kathryn Bigelow – “The Hurt Locker”
Best Actor: Jeff Bridges – “Crazy Heart”
Best Actress: Sandra Bullock – “The Blind Side”
Best Supporting Actor: Christoph Waltz – “Inglorious Basterds”
Best Supporting Actress: Mo’Nique – “Precious
Best Original Screenplay: “The Hurt Locker”
Best Adapted Screenplay: “Precious”
Best Animated Feature: “Up”
(Source: Yahoo)


“Alice in Wonderland” Movie Review

Question of the Day: What is the worst movie date you have ever been on? It could’ve been with a blind date, a significant other, or even a best friend.

Today I went on a movie date with my lovely sister to go watch “Alice in Wonderland,” a film that was released on March 5, 2010. It is directed by Tim Burton, presented by Disney, and includes two classic, famous actors: Anne Hathaway and Johnny Depp. It is based on the book, Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Caroll.

When it comes to movie reviews, I split the movie into nine different sections that I rate from 1-5 (in stars). I start off with the basics and then move on to the more complex areas of movie production. Then, in the tenth section, I rate the overall quality of the movie based on the ratings of the other sections. Feel free to comment on my opinion and agree/disagree! Enjoy!