January is almost over and I can say it has set a pretty good mood for 2017 so far. Yay! I’ve started to do more of the things I like, and here I am on my 2nd #ChristaLikes post in this blog. In this post, I’ll share the things that I like this January, such as:
This newly opened coffee shop in Pondok Pinang.
The name’s Louie Coffee, and it was love at first sight. Located in Jalan Ciputat Raya No.5, it has a crisp, modern interior but with comfy sofas and all, making it the perfect spot for your remote work, meetings, hang out times, or even just a me-time over coffee.
As always, I ordered a cup of latte on my first visit and the coffee’s just how I like it. Plus, the owner and the barista are really nice, which adds on to the reasons why I think I will be a regular there.
Faces and Places Book by Desi Anwar.
I’ve mentioned a bit about this book before in one of my older posts. This book is a compilation of Desi Anwar’s travel writings. She is one of Indonesia’s notable journalists so she has seen and been to a lot of interesting places. I normally only read novels for leisure and it’s actually my first time reading this kind of book, but I love it! It inspires me so much to be more observant during my travels and not to overlook the small things because really, you don’t know what you may find during your travels.
John Mayer’s new music.
Amidst today’s music that is full of repeatable beats and meaningless lyrics, John Mayer is back with his new music and I love it! So his new album is titled “The Search For Everything” and for some reasons, he decided to release it in batches, or what he called “waves”.
Wave 1 was just out last week and I’ve been playing it on repeat. Although I still feel that he has to comply with today’s music industry demands in some parts, all of the four songs still have his signature style. Do you like his music? What do you think of the new songs?
The movie that everyone’s talking about.
Yes, yes, I’ve seen La La Land and I think the movie’s utterly brilliant! I mean I am a hopeless romantic by nature so movies involving singing and sweet romance would always get me, but this one’s special for several reasons.
First, I can’t help to think of R and our early days we spent hanging around LA. In fact, we did spend some good time together in Griffith Observatorium, just like Mia and Sebastian 🙂 Second, I love the ending! It is so poignant yet beautiful at the same time, and although it breaks my heart but in the end, the smile explains it all to me. Third, the chemistry between Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone. Enough said. Fourth, Mia’s clothes. Fifth, LA’s skyline that is somehow pictured so beautifully. And last but not least, the music 🙂
So.. have you watched the movie? What do you think of it?
The series that has gotten me all the feels.
Friends, if you are up for a roller-coaster emotional ride, I highly suggest you to start watching This Is Us. It is an American TV drama series about family starring Milo Ventimiglia (remember him from Heroes?), Mandy Moore and some others.
I can’t say much about the series without giving you some spoilers, but I will admit to the fact that I cried during every episode because, well, it is about family. I mean it’s not cheesy sad or anything, in fact, I think it is a warm series and gets me thinking a lot about life and the future family I’ll soon build with R. I’ve just started watching it this morning and decided to not do anything else today except finishing all 12 episodes in the first season, haha. It has been confirmed that the series will be renewed for its second and third season, so I’m definitely looking forward to it!
What are the things that you like this month? Care to share in the comment box below? 🙂