Movie Choice – November 2016

Surprise! Surprise! I’m a movie junkie! Well…I don’t think that is a mystery, anyone who knows me well enough should know that I love watching movies. So on today’s blog I’m going to talk about some of my favorite movie and my movie choice of the month.

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This is a must-see-movie! You wouldn’t want to miss this one. This movie is by Mel Gibson, the same person who made The Passion of The Christ (so this movie also has it’s gory side). The main reason why I love this movie is because it’s a true story. I’m a huge fan of a true story movie, it gives me a sense of understanding towards life from other perspective. And of course the movie’s moral story moved my heart, that is life is about process and progress. Even in times of war depicted in the movie, what matters is that you never give up. Whether it is upholding your faith or marrying the girl of your dream, we’ve got to be persistent.

Aside from this movie, there are several movies that I want to share with you. My all time favorite as well and a few that I can watch over and over again is this Korean Drama (I know right? What else? Haha, us women need to see a good drama), the title of the movie is “Oh My Venus”. The story is about a woman who’s loosing her weight naturally without plastic surgery, where as you know in Korea everybody does it. Again it’s the moral of the story that attracts me as well.

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Here’s a few more of the movie that I like; Headhunter, 3 Idiots (this is a good one, so inspiring!), PK, Kungfu Hustle (this is just super hilarious!), The Mermaids, Cj7, Me Before You (one of the best romantic story), Old boy (the Korean one and if you are under 17 don’t watch this haha), I saw The Devil , Schindler’s List (get lots of tissue before watching this) and last but not the least The Hundred Foot Journey (if you love cooking and enjoy culinary art, this is a MUST!).

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When I watch a movie, most of the time I watch it with Joe. Our movie taste happens to be the same. We always share the same interest and comment the same way and we always talk about the movie after we watch it. For me there are a couple of elements that is important to create a good movie. The main thing of course is the director but the details such as acting of the casts, the cinematography and as well as the story are as important, I don’t like stories that doesn’t make sense, that is what I pay attention to when I watch a movie. Well, that’s about it for now. Until next time!

 

XOXO

 

Julie

My Three Little Beasts

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I love babies and kids! Most of all I love my three children. I have these three little beast at home that I can’t live without. The eldest is Hyori Mikaveli Taslim, she is a tall 10 year old girl. Today when you have a 10 year old they are not really 10, but more like a 13 year old (technology just speed them up to grow). My second child is Hiero Joe Taslim, a very active and very imaginative 7 year old boy, his favourite toy is Nerf gun. Then the last but not least my little angel Kaara Ofelia Taslim, though she is only 4 years of age but she know what she wants. She loves cosmetics, that is to say dolling herself… and clothes, I guess that one came from me.

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Having three children and a business is not the easiest thing to manoeuvre, but as a mother and a business woman I want to excel on both sides. So in today’s blog I want to share with you how I manage my day to day with a very packed and busy schedule. Here are a few things that you need to sort out;

  1. Get Help!
    We as mother sometimes wants to handle everything ourselves, but there is no shame in having some extra hands to help us with some of the chores. When I have to juggle a few things at one time, I’m so fortunate to have many people around me to help. Aside from the sitter that I hire I can always count on my sister, my mother and my mother in law to help me when I’m in need. When having family members to help you take care of your children, it’s probably one of the best thing to have because you can entrust them fully.
  2. Set The Priority!
    When you have a packed schedule, always write down on a calendar. Whether it is on your phone or manually on a book…you always need one. This gives a more orderly day to day activity. So you can always make sure that you don’t miss the important dates with your children and keep your work in check. For me I put everything in my phone and I prefer my schedule on a table form then on the calendar itself, it is more complicated to make but on the long run, it is easier for me to keep track.
  3. Stay Fit!
    I have been doing Muay Thai a lot lately, I love this exercise because it is fun to do and I can sweat a lot in one session. Having exercise regularly help me stay fit, plus we have to watch out with what we eat. This maybe is not the easiest thing to do, when we are tired we tend to just lay down at home, eat a lot and be a potato couch (especially when we are stressed haha) But this is for a better lifestyle it is important. I can testify to you by doing this you will have more energy to juggle any crazy packed day.

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So these are three things that I usually do to stay ahead as working mom, but it doesn’t mean that I have succeed in doing everything, there are things that I still need to improve. One last thing that all of us need to remember, don’t feel guilty when we have to leave our children, we just need to be creative in scheduling and prioritising. I hope this can help you! I also would like to hear your stories, so leave me a message at the comment section below, let me know how you balance your working life while being a mom. That is it from me today,  until next time!

 

XOXO

 

Julie