Thursday, 22 August 2013


All images from my tumblr which you can follow here!

This basically sums up my life. Or more specifically, every monday morning. 



Monday, 19 August 2013


Top- Vintage, Skirt- HK boutique, Shoes- Office 

Being silly in twin buns. Breaking news, I now have instagram!! Follow me @the_nat_pack for more shenanigans

Unfortunately, summer is now and officially over and I am currently being withheld in a nationwide prison, also known as school. If you've read my blog, you're probably used to my ramblings about the various humidity and bi-polar weather of Hong Kong, so I won't divulge into that. However, I will confess that my measly solution to combating this weather results in my crop-top-circle-skirt outfits. In fact, i've been seen in this particular skirt so often that my friends have officially knighted it as 'the nat skirt'. Let's all admit, that this top is pretty rad. I stole it from my aunt back when I was in malaysia and since then, its been a staple in my wardrobe. My aunt (a beautiful specimen who juggles two children under the age of 5 and still has an impossibly thin body) wore this back in the 90's,  and since I seem to be a rewinding time machine stuck in the body of a sixteen year old, its become somewhat mandatory of me to wear it. As to relive the heydays of a past I have not lived through. Apologies for the slightly crazed paragraph, it is almost one am and I am still plotting my great escape out of school. 

Day/Post 22: A song that you listen to when you're angry

Seven Nation Army by The White Stripes

I wouldn't say that I listen to this song when I am particularly angry, just when I want to let off some steam. Or just whenever I want to listen to it. I mean, nothing really beats an angry song like The White Stripes. Have a listen and you'll see what I mean. Hopefully. But in any case, its just a really rad, sexy, addictive song, 



Saturday, 10 August 2013


I've known about Submarine for a while but only just got round to watching it a couple days ago due to my summer days. I know Submarine came out a while ago (2010...) but after watching the movie, I felt compelled to do a post about it. Submarine is one of the most refreshing, honest, witty and breathtakingly stunning movies I've watched in a while. So without further adieu, here is my mini review of Submarine.

Submarine takes place in a tiny town in Swansea and it tells the story of Oliver Tate, a fifteen year old schoolboy living with his delightfully dull mother and father. Submarine is told entirely from Oliver's perspective so the audience gets unique insights into Oliver's thoughts and daily life. The film chronicles Oliver's life and his romance with 'moderately-unpopular' schoolgirl Jordana bevan. Without giving too much away, there are some twists and turns in Oliver's life and he finds himself again and again in conflict. 


- The cinematography is incredible in this movie. The land of Swansea plays beautifully into the movie and adds some drama into Oliver's mundane life. Even if you find the movie a bit 'out there', the visual elements definitely compensate. There's even a little super 8 film sequence that makes the film that much better. The mixture of long wide span shots, contrasted with up close, tight face shots add that extra insight into Oliver's world. 


            One scene to watch out for, Jordana and Oliver's first kiss. Its a brilliant scene because it all takes place very dramatically inside Oliver's head. He sees it almost like its cowboy showdown, whereas in real life, its just a simple, almost fleeting act. Definitely a scene to watch out for. 

- The script. Personally, I found the script wildly hilarious and still very realistic. As the movie is told entirely from Oliver's perspective, the little insights into his thoughts truly bring out the chuckles in this film. 

- If anything, the soundtrack is truly truly truly amazing (three times to emphasize how much I truly love it). The soundtrack is composed by Alex Turner and it perfectly fits with the mood and theme of the film. The slow, melancholic and almost peaceful songs act like the soundtrack to Oliver's life.  I definitely recommend, Stuck on the puzzle, Hiding Tonight and Its hard to get around the wind. Read more about my love here.


- The only bad thing I would have to say about this film is that the ending may let down some people. If you're one for happy endings, I'm afraid to say that you might be disappointed. Although it isn't a sad ending, its definitely ambiguous and definitely leaves you wanting to find out more. However, I for one, was fine with it as weirdly enough I actually enjoy ambiguous endings. 

- All the conflicts actually resolve themselves, so if you're more of a 'plot-orientated' person, you may find yourselves a little bit let down by the plot. However, the film does focus more on the characters so even if you are feeling disappointed, you do really fall in love with the characters.

Overall, I absolutely loved it. I give it a 4/5. Kudos Richard Ayoade, this film is definitely one of my top ten favourites.