Last week was very exciting culinary-wise. My workplace organized the annual outing and the whole company put on their hiking shoes and went out. This time we visited the Haltia Nature Center, which is an hour or so drive from the center of Helsinki. We were given a tour of Finnish nature, which was fascinating but nothing new. I would imagine that the tour would’ve been very fascinating for tourists. But then we went on a two-hour hike in the forest with a guide and of course, we got to fill our bellies with the center’s delicious buffet that is aptly named ‘Nature on a plate’. More of that later, let’s begin with last week’s meal prep because it was extraordinarily colorful this time.
I had a quiet season when it comes to movies, that’s what happens to me after the hectic Oscar season. But the last three weeks I got back into the game and watched 12 movies, so I guess I would resume writing mini movie reviews. I don’t have stuff to say about every movie, for those I’m just going to give one-sentence (or three) reviews and my rating. Let’s get the short ones out of the way first.
Dear Lorde, you are such a spectacularly strange creature. Sometimes she’s a little too weird for me, but then few of her songs, they would have me on my knees, because they touch some part inside of me. I think that’s the magic of Lorde, she’s all kinds of extreme. And you either love her like crazy or you couldn’t care less, and you can be both at the same time. After her wildly successful first single ‘Royal’, she’s now back with her second album ‘Melodrama’. I haven’t had the chance to listen to the whole album yet. Another thing with Lorde’s music is that it really requires time to digest. I’m currently still digesting ‘Liability’, and I love it. It’s really short, but the lyrics… I guess they would tug and pull at the heart strings of all the beautiful little freaks out there, including me. Just know this, for the right person, you would never be a liability, or too much.
I know, a bit melancholy for the weekend. In case you wanna get into the groove, I recommend another Lorde song, a slightly older one. Happy Friday!