Happy New Year folks! I hope you all had a lovely start to 2018. Mine was actually pretty good. I normally sleep through the countdown but this year, we stayed up to catch the firework which could be seen from my own balcony!
It was pretty sweet but then I was probably a bit dehydrated and did not get enough sleep so woke up with a pounding headache. I don’t drink and never had a hangover before even when I did drink, but I suspect that was what being hungover felt like. It was horrible.
So I spent the afternoon finishing up binge-watching Stranger Things 2!
And then yesterday, I’ve invited uni friends and co over to my flat to just hang out and play Wii games. There were about 12 of us in total and we ordered Lebanese food in and just had fun. We caught up and laughed and teased and now have more inside jokes. It was fantastic.
I feel a bit crappy today but that’s probably because I’m tired and did not have my first cup of tea until nearly 10am, which was a disgrace. But hey ho. Will have an early night tonight and start waking up early now so my body won’t have so much of a shock comes next week.
So yeah, it hasn’t been a shabby start to the new year at all. If anything, I got to spend time with family and friends, which is one of the most enjoyable things for me.
Here’s to many more get-togethers like this in 2018.
I hope your 2018 turns out to be an awesome year and that you are having a great week so far. Happy Wednesday!
PS – I binge-watched Stranger Thing over the New Year period. Started on 30 Dec and watched the whole of season 1 in one sitting. Could not stop myself. I tried to watched season 2 in one day again on the 31st but I was out during the day to go see Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle and then we had relatives in the flat so I couldn’t actually hear some of the dialogues so I gave up after episode 4. Hence it took me 2 days to finish off the second season. But it was effing brilliant.
The cast is absolutely phenomenal, the story line was tight and I love me some sci-fi. The drama was a tad bit too much for me but I love the character developments. Spoiler alert! Especially Steve Harrington’s. The number of memes I’ve come across and loved about Steve being a mom to all those kids at the end of season 2 is now my life.
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PPS – Jumanji: Welcome to the Jungle was way better than I anticipated. I wanted to go see it because I love the original and this one has quite a cast (Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson, Karen Gillan, Kevin Hart, Jack Black and Nick Jonas to name the main ones).
Again, spoiler alert! It really exceeded my expectation. I really liked how they had these big actors playing teenager characters. They were all awesome, especially Jack Black. Then the jokes. All of the jokes! There were so many of them and the references to all things relevant in 2017. Felt like I’ve made the right decision going to see this film in the cinema. My last film of the year! Woo!
PPPS – Jumanji also rounded up the number of films I watched in the cinema in 2017 to 23 movies in total. That’s almost 2 films per month! I don’t think I’ll be able to top it in 2018 xD