Five Things

Five Things: March 13th 2021

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Hello everyone and happy March Break! For… just my class, maybe? Since March Break was pushed back to April for high school students, and Reading Week for uni students was in February. I’m trying to work out if it’s a good thing I have time off when others don’t or not. On one hand, can’t hang out with my friends. On the other, can’t hang out with my friends anyway…

1. Mobile games

OK so this is a fact you may or may not know about me, but I love playing games. I’m not a hardcore video gamer, but I love playing mobile games on my phone. I’ve gone through phases of being obsessed with a different mobile game since 6th grade, I think, when I had my iPod Touch. For reference, those were the OvenBreak days.

One of my favourite games of all time, CookingAdventure (going strong over two years of an obsession) released a new restaurant this week. The sad thing is that now that I’ve played all the restaurants and I wait a month for them to release another one, I am able to accumulate enough resources that allow me to clear the new restaurant very easily. We’re talking within a day, when previously it would’ve taken me a few days. Still, I had a lot of fun playing their Lunchbox Restaurant.

Additionally, I’m really into logic-y games right now. I am on level 603 (!!!) of WaterSortPuzzle, which is fun because it’s not timed. However, it does have ads, and that ad has led me to a spin-off game, which is WaterConnectPuzzle. I personally think it’s a harder game, but not too difficult, so I’m really enjoying it.

2. Music = serotonin

I don’t know if you could tell from my last post, but I LOVE sad songs. It’s partially because they’re so emotional, which I love, but also because I tend to like more lowkey, chill songs overall. However, I’m wondering if that’s the best thing for my moods, so I’m trying to branch out into songs that are a bit more upbeat so I can get some serotonin.

I am happy to report that it helps. Who knew that listening to sad songs while lying down and contemplating the state of your life was bad for your mood??? Not me, clearly.

3. Filed my taxes

This isn’t the most important thing that happened this week, but I thought I’d mention it here because I felt very grown up as I did it by myself for the first time. There was a lot of Googling done, let’s leave it at that. I’m proud of myself for doing it early so I won’t have to stress about it in April! And of course, getting money back is always fun.

4. Last day at clinic

It feels like I haven’t been at the clinic for too long, but I’ve been volunteering there for a few months now! It was my last day this Wednesday and it was very bittersweet. I got to meet some truly lovely people there, and I really appreciated their kindness and support when I was volunteering and didn’t know what to do.

Hopefully, I’ll be back at the clinic to shadow post-pandemic or for an elective later on and I’ll be able to see them again. It’s a little funny to think about all the changes that will happen between now and then. I wonder what kind of person I’ll be, and what things I’ll go through. Anyway.

5. Minari

I debated about writing a post commentating on the film Minari, which I watched today with my family, but ultimately decided against it. While it is a lovely film, I wasn’t enamoured with it, but I still wanted to talk a little bit about it.

For one, it’s the classic concept of representation. It’s a funny thing to realise how validating it is to see your culture or people like you in a movie. I don’t know why we need that so much, but there were just so many moments in the film that I was intimately familiar with, and that hit close to home.

It wasn’t as sad of a movie as I was expecting (though I did cry), and I would recommend people to watch the movie if interested.

How was your week, y’all? Let me know in the comments below!

<3 B

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