If you’ve been reading my blog posts for a while, you’ll probably know I divide my wrap ups every month: one that focuses on everything I read, and one in which I talk about the shows and movies I watched, music I listened to, and things I did.
Let’s start with everything I managed to watch in the past month!
On Your Wedding Day – ★★★★ – really liked it
I watched On Your Wedding Day because a) it was one of the movies available on my flight to Abu Dhabi and b) I love Park Bo-young. I had never even heard of this movie before, but am so glad I watched it! I ended up really enjoying it, as you can probably tell from my 4-star rating. It’s about a guy and a girl who meet in high school and fall in love, but then one day the girl disappears. He spots her in a promotional folder of a university years later, and decides to study as hard as possible so he can go there and they can meet again. While I didn’t love how much of his life depended on her, I did fall in love with the characters and their story. Also: THAT ENDING.
Bohemian Rhapsody – ★★★★.₅ – loved it
This was another one I managed to watch on said flight! I’d been meaning to see it in theaters, but as usual never actually got to doing that. I was mesmerized by this movie. I was so emotional while watching, which is odd because I wasn’t even alive in Freddie Mercury’s lifetime. Of course, like most other people, I grew up listening to Queen… Rami Malek was absolutely incredible in this. For the first time in a long while, I completely forgot there was an actor behind this performance. Most of the time, I’m quite aware that it’s someone portraying a character. Not here. I completely forgot it was Rami the entire time.
Weightlifting Fairy Kim Bok-joo – ★★★★ – really liked it
This is honestly one of the most often recommended Korean dramas, and I finally gave it a go. It’s about a woman and a man who go to the same university; the girl is a weightlifter, and the guy a swimmer. I really enjoyed this drama because it was light-hearted and funny, yet had some depth to it at the same time. I love that there wasn’t any /much unnecessary drama to break the couple up like there is in most shows, and that they didn’t make the guy’s ex-girlfriend into a villain.
Game of Thrones season 1 and 2 – ★★★★★ – favorite
I rewatched the first two seasons of Game of Thrones in February! Ideally, I’d like to watch everything that’s been released so far before the start of the new/last season on April 14th. That’s probably not going to happen though, since the episodes are so long. But I want to watch it all without spoilers! Obviously, I loved it. I adore this show.
What happened in February? Although it was a short month, I feel like I did quite a lot. As usual, I went to some job interviews. But I also managed to do quite a lot of fun things with friends and family!
I went to a quiz with my cousin, and we killed it (we ended up 7th out of the 20 groups, but I’ll take it). One of my absolute best friends had her birthday party and it was wonderful. I went to the gym with a lovely friend a couple of times as well, which is fantastic because we’re working out and get to see each other more often! I babysat for an evening, which was quite fun as well.
The most memorable thing that happened in February was my trip to Abu Dhabi and Dubai! I went for a week to visit a friend who works in Abu Dhabi, and it was fantastic. The weather was great, and I got to see quite a bit. My favorite moment was when we spent the day on a private island called Zaya Nurai. If you ever go to Abu Dhabi, please take a day out of your schedule to go there. It’s so beautiful and relaxing!
Of course, after the highs came a low. I got the flu and bronchitis on my way back from Abu Dhabi which resulted in the worst flight I’ve ever been on. I’m all better now though!
Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody
You know I had to listen to this again and again after watching the movie. I don’t think this song requires any explanation, to be honest.
Queen – Radio Ga Ga
For some reason, this has always been one of my favorite Queen songs…
Queen – We Will Rock You
Obviously, this is on the list.
ATEEZ – Hala Hala
A completely different direction than Queen, but true nonetheless. I’ve listened to this song so often in the past month…
Taemin – Want
Listen, Taemin is an absolutely king. This MV is fantastic, and the song is so good! I’d like to have a talk with the one in charge of editing this music video though, because I think I might be in love with them.
How was your February? Have you seen any of the movies or shows I mentioned, or listened to some of the songs? What did you listen to, watch or do last month?