Longer Review of Wonder Woman

Longer Review of Wonder Woman

I wanted to share this because oh my gosh, it’s just everything I feel about this fantastic movie โค Also, my friend writes the most fun movie reviews about town, if you like fun, you should definitely go check these out ๐Ÿ˜‰

CONCISE MOVIE REVIEWS FOR THE BUSY MOVIE GO-ER

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I saw Wonder Woman for the third time today and I realised I need to say a lot more about it. In the first ten minutes we see women of colour, we see physically strong women and we see women with complex relationships and complex emotions. All we see is amazing women doing amazing things and itโ€™s so ridiculous that Iโ€™ve never seen that many women on screen actually doing shit before. Diana herself is so good and so full of joy and justice and so fucking strong that she lights up the screen with confidence and hope. The supporting characters are also pretty diverse and are actually good friends who help each other to defeat the bad guys which is such a remarkable change from the testosterone-fuelled in-fighting and go-it-alone nonsense of so many superhero movies. And you know what else, Wonder Woman doesnโ€™t fuck around with not killingโ€ฆ

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I am complete.

I am complete.

Today I did Day 10 of the “I am” yoga challenge – the LAST DAY! This was such a satisfying, stretchy class. And for the first time ever I managed to get my top leg parallel to my bottom one in double pigeon! Which is CRAZY, because I’ve always found double pigeon impossible and in pretty much every pose I’m much less bendy than usual right now – but this one I can suddenly magically do! Bodies are so mysterious ๐Ÿ˜…

It’s really nice to be back to my mat, and I’ve found these 10 classes so helpful with everything going on at the moment. So much love for Erin Motz – her classes are the absolute best! โค

Polaroid Series 3: Mickey, Minnie & Fancy New Lenses.

Polaroid Series 3: Mickey, Minnie & Fancy New Lenses.

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Meet my camera! There she is!! I think she needs a name, don’t you? Maybe Buttercup ๐Ÿ™‚ She looks like a Buttercup I think. I bought a cute brown faux leather case online, and it came with these *excitingggg* colourful lenses! So for this pack of film I took two photos using each lens: blue, red, yellow, green and the close up/selfie lens from top to bottom!

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The photos using the red and green lenses seem to have come out quite dark, BUT that’s probably just random chance, since I’m quite capable of taking two underexposed photos in a row! ๐Ÿ˜… So watch this space for further testing! Anyway, I quite like the red ones. They’re meant to be of the sky and of a rose… but they came out quite artsy HAHA ๐Ÿ˜› The blue lens is really pretty and vibrant. And the yellow is so dreamy! The yellow lens is definitely my favourite. I love how it gave the lemon tree a sort of sepia look, and turned the beach sunset into liquid gold ๐Ÿ™‚ Will definitely be doing more experimenting with these lenses, they’re super fun!

Polaroid Series 2: Monsters University.

Polaroid Series 2: Monsters University.

Mostly blunders, but a couple of good shots! And I kind of love the blunders, you know? There’s just something about such a tactile and unpredictable medium – even the bad shots have a sort of uniqueness about them. I’m starting a little album of “bad” photos – there’s so much to learn from them, and I think they’re fun to look back on ๐Ÿ™‚

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I am open.

I am open.

Today I did Day 9 of the “I am” yoga challenge – second to last day woop woop! So proud of myself for easing myself back into my practice a little way. I really enjoyed this class – I’m super tight at the moment because of lack of practice, so I couldn’t make it into the full versions of some of the poses, but I know that that’s okay, and I’m feeling much more open at the end of the class!

I’m meeting a new occupational therapist tomorrow morning, so now I feel really prepared to go into it with an open mindset ๐Ÿ™‚

Polaroid Series 1: Hello Kitty.

Polaroid Series 1: Hello Kitty.

When I left Singapore to come home to New Zealand, I felt a bit flat. I wasn’t in a great place, and ending my exchange early because I got whammied with depression definitely wasn’t how I planned things!! It sort of felt like my lovely adventure was just fizzling out. The day before I came home, my lovely boyfriend took me out on a mystery adventure – which turned out to be to buy a Polaroid Instax 8 camera, in glorious pastel yellow ๐Ÿ˜Š I’ve been coveting one of these beauties for years, but always dismissed it as a luxury that I couldn’t really afford. But it turns out, it’s been much more than a luxury item. It’s given me something new to learn and a new lens to see my home environment through. It’s given me a sense of adventure in being at home.

I’m on to my third pack of film now, so I’m blogging these a bit belatedly, but I wanted to share these experiences with you. Both the pictures that turned out well, and the ones that we’ll just call learning experiences ๐Ÿ˜‰

#1: This photo of the sky turned out so well! Beginner’s luck ๐Ÿ˜›

#2: Tried to take a mirror photo so that I could take a photo of the camera… But this camera has a flash that you can’t turn off! So this one was definitely a learning experience ๐Ÿ˜›

#3 & #4 are the beach on two different days… ahh exposure, you fickle friend. Still working on finding that inbetween! I’m learning that the late afternoon can be a little bit tricky. The rest of the day the automatic settings are pretty reliable, but towards late afternoon a slightly higher exposure than what the camera recommends seems to work a little better!

#5: I tried to take a photo of the pretty breakfast Mum made for me – but the focus ended up landing on a chair in the background! ๐Ÿ˜… Still learning about distancing from objects and where the camera throws the focus!

#6: So happy with this one of some roses my Dad bought for me ๐Ÿ™‚ They look so dramatic!

#7: This one of my Nana and Grandad is my absolute favourite so far โค

#8: Another roses photo in which I attempted a close up. It’s arty? ๐Ÿ™‚

#9: If you look reaaaally closely, you might be able to spot my bear Puds!

#10: Another beach shot full of learning!

And that’s all for now in adventures in instant photography with Sarah! Tune in next time for MONSTERS INC ๐Ÿ˜›