Thursday, 24 November 2016

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Show must go on

Today is 25 years since we've lost a frontman of legendary band Queen Freddie Mercury. I was a baby when it happened but their music has been a big part of my life and I'm always saying I feel sad that I've never had a chance to hear him live. 

Yes, show had to go on but I think it's quite something that after all these years many of us still enjoys his vocal, his music, etc. I'm happy that memories of electrifying entertainer live on. We miss you Freddie!

Tuesday, 22 November 2016

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The Young Pope (TV Series 2016)

Have you seen new tv series The Young Pope?

If not I think you definitelly should because it's amazing! Tv show just ended with first season that had 10 episodes.

Jude Law stars as Pope Pius XIII (born Lenny Belardo), the newly elected Pope. Nobody knows how did he win and at first you don't have a clue what Pope is really like and what will this tv show be about... but by the third episode you are hooked. It's soooo good... extravagant, original, provocative, interesting and enjoyable. I didn't expected that for sure!

Jude portrayal is amazing and supporting cast is brilliant as well.

The plot, the writing and the cinematography are beyond good. And the music in the show is great (especially this one and the one in intro). Oooh, did I mentioned I love the intro of the show! Trailer below! Watch it! 5-/5

Friday, 11 November 2016

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Happy Birthday - Leonardo DiCaprio (42)

Happy Birthday to one of my favourite actors Leonardo DiCaprio!

I won't repeat myself how much I love his movies so I will just wish him a happy 42th birthday and encourage you to watch his documentary Before the Flood - clik HERE.

Plus is Friday! Time to party (means I'm in front of couch with my love watching a good movie/tv series!) ;)

Have a nice weekend and cheers! 

Thursday, 10 November 2016

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Movie review - Money Monster (2016)

Money Monster (2016) / thriller, drama

Directed by Jodie Foster
Produced by Lara Alameddine, George Clooney, Daniel Dubiecki, Grant Heslov
Screenplay by Alan Di Fiore, Jim Kouf, Jamie Linden
Story by Alan Di Fiore, Jim Kouf
Starring: George Clooney, Julia Roberts, Jack O'Connell, Dominic West, Caitriona Balfe, Giancarlo Esposito
Trailer: click.

Decent thriller.

Solid film with an interesting premise. It's well acted, tense but it loses steam. I feel there is something unconvincing about it, story gets predictable, it lacks any depth and it could be better if it would be more fast-paced. If you watch it fine, if not also fine. 3/5

Wednesday, 9 November 2016

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Movie review - Bad Moms (2016)

Bad Moms (2016) / comedy

Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Produced by Bill Block, Suzanne Todd
Written by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore
Starring: Mila Kunis, Kristen Bell, Kathryn Hahn, Annie Mumolo, Jay Hernandez, Jada Pinkett Smith, Christina Applegate
Trailer: click.

Enjoyable fun flick!

This is a very nice comedy that I had fun watching. Yes, it's typically cliché hollywood (only this time moms are in charge) but I like the concept and execution is also good. Maybe some rauchy jokes and things are over exaggerated and a bit too much for people who are sensitive and don't like that kind of humor. But I liked it. It's light, funny, cool cast. And despite fails I found that there is also something real about it. Really entertaining and perfect for the end of the weekend. I would even say it's one of the best comedies this year. 4-/5

Tuesday, 8 November 2016

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Happy Birthday - Gordon Ramsay (50)

Happy 50th Birthday to Gordon Ramsay!

You probably know I'm his fan so I was super happy book Gordon Ramsay's Ultimate Home Cooking that I ordered finally arrived. Yeeey! Can't wait to try some recipes.

Wishing Gordon health, love, laughter, time with people he loves and to new fun projects. Hope he visits Slovenia one day! All the best! Cheers!

Monday, 7 November 2016

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Movie review - Doctor Strange (2016)

Doctor Strange (2016) / superhero film, action

Directed by Scott Derrickson
Produced by Kevin Feige
Written by Jon Spaihts, Scott Derrickson, C. Robert Cargill
Based on Doctor Strange by Stan Lee, Steve Ditko
Starring: Benedict Cumberbatch, Chiwetel Ejiofor, Rachel McAdams, Benedict Wong, Michael Stuhlbarg, Benjamin Bratt, Scott Adkins, Mads Mikkelsen, Tilda Swinton
Trailer: click.

Marvel does it again!  Visually stunning with great cast!

I've been wating for this film for so long and just before I went to see it, I wasn't sure what to expect. Let me tell you, I'm excited and can't wait to watch it again.

There are many things I like in the film but  to stress the two: crazy awesome kaleidoscopic visuals, and the time manipulation sequences. Mind-blowing! The second is the cast. Benedict is great and Mads, Tilda and others as well. Then we have really good action (refreshing to see no guns), costumes, make up, cinematography. IT expand your mind but it's a fun ride. And I love villain this time is not stereotypical. I will say movie lacks characterization, story could be better and there are some jokes which could be skipped. But yes, I get it, it's Marvel. Still smart enough and in some ways it feels fresh. Entertaining! A must see! 4/5

Saturday, 5 November 2016

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My first half marathon and hallux valgus deformity update

Hi guys.

Last week I ran my first half marathon at Ljubljanski marathon. Yey! Five years ago I ran the 10K, then continued with running (max was always 10K) and later quite stopped because of the feet pain caused by hallux valgus/bunion deformity combined with lack of motivation.

So I decided to do an update. And just to let you know, this is not a 'pretty pictures' post.

Hallux valgus/bunion deformity is supposedly common amongst women but besides my mom I don't know anyone else struggling with this condition. And let me tell you: it is frustrating! I want to talk with others who have it and ask them about what they do to make it better. So if you're reading this and have it... feel free to comment and share your experience

For those who don't know hallux valgus/bunion is a forefoot deformity of the joint connecting the big toe to the foot and is known as a hallux abducto valgus among medical professionals. Bunions occur when pressure is applied to the side of the big toe (hallux) forcing it inwards towards, and sometimes under or over, the other toes (angulation). As pressure is applied, the tissues surrounding the joint may become swollen and tender.

What causes it? Well there is more factors but the main are: genetics (my case) and tight-fitting shoes with pointed toes.

Of course one option is surgery but orthopaedist have different opinions about this (some recommended it and claim it's inevitable, some say the feet are never the same again, etc). I'm not happy about that idea (my mom had operation on both feet) and try to do my best to escape it. Nevertheless I plan to arrange an appointment with orthopaedist in the future and just get his opinion.

I still wear bunion spacers daily and bunion sleeves when I'm at home (of course with socks on). It doesn't look fun or nice but it really helps. I also wear shoes that have enought space and try to avoid uncomfortable ones.


Logically when I run I put a lot of pressure on my feet. This is one of the blisters I got during running. It doesn't look big but it's in an unfortune place and so annoying. But it can get better!

Pictures above were taken this May. Since then regular running has helped me to get my feet more firm and less blistery.

Another thing I do regularly is massaging my feet (ok I confess, luckily I have some help from my love:)). Here is the deal. The left 'bone' hurts more but I don't mind harder squeezes and it's actually very flexible. The right one however is very sensitive but in the last 6 months the mobility truly improved because of the massages.

I also do some exercises. You can see them online: click (I do this one at 0:45), click (scrunchie rules) and click.

One of the best things is also to walking barefoot. I love summers when we go on seaside. My feets get so much better at that time. Salt and sea are awesome.

I hope you find some information useful. If you have any tips feel free to write them in a comment below.
And don't forget to follow your goals! You can do it! Find a way and don't give up!

Tuesday, 1 November 2016

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Hello Arya calendar 2016-2017

Hello November! Let me introduce you to my new calendar/notebook for year 2016-2017!

For 10th year in the row I bought Cosmo magazine with calender in it and make it my own. This year the theme was coloring and it looked quite nice but I only left a few original pages because I don't believe I will have time to colour them. I have a colouring book The Mindfulness Colouring Book and only color time to time. Of course most pages are filled with commercials that of course I had to cover.

No, it can't stay Cosmo calendar ;) Last year was fab and this year's it's amazing ;)

Pages on the inside are coverd with things that inspires me and I realte to. From quotes, movies, traveling, nature, sports, etc.

Autumn got especially good treatment because I love it so much.

Like always I adjust photos based on seasons, holidays...

... or when some movies, tv series are coming out.

Summer is more about freedom, bright colours, seaside...

But the are also some pages that stayed the same.

And a little sneak peek in pages where there are only small pictures.

Even though it takes me quite some time to do it, it's worth it! It makes me joy for the whole year!

Interested in my old notebook calenders? You can check them: 15-16, 14-15, 13-14, 12-13, 11-12 and 10-11.