Afternoon Clouds

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/2, 1/4000 sec, ISO200
“Afternoon Clouds” Cedar Park, 2020

Does it looks like a phoenix or dragon flying?

Matching Couple

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/4, 1/40 sec, ISO6400
“Three Seikos” Cedar Park, 2020

I noticed that my new watchband is the same color as my Traveler’s Notebook. They make a nice couple, don’t they? 😆

New Espresso Machine

Photo info: FUJIFILM X100T, 19mm, f/5, 1/6 sec, ISO800
“Life Support Machine” Cedar Park, 2020

Behold! Our new De’Longhi ESAM3300 Super Automatic Espresso/Coffee Machine, ready to caffeinate the holiday season! We’ve been enjoying it for a few days now, and we think it is great. It uses either whole beans or ground, so there aren’t any K-cups or Nespresso pods to clog the landfill. It also has a steam/froth feature if you like cappuccinos. So convenient and easy to use!

I still enjoy my regular pour-over coffee in the morning, but the afternoon espresso is really nice. ☕

Saturday Snapshot

Photo info: motorola moto g(6), 3.95mm, f/1.8, 1/15 sec, ISO1132
“The Wait” Austin, 2020

Last Letter / ラストレター (2020) – Movie Mini-Review

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“Last Letter” Cedar Park, 2020

I watched Shunji Iwai‘s latest movie Last Letter (ラストレター) this afternoon and loved it. I’m a huge fan of both Matsu Takako and Hirose Suzu, so I knew that even if the story wasn’t so good, I could at least enjoy their acting. But I was captivated by the plot, which unfolded beautifully and culminated in a satisfying and emotional ending. (Have the tissue box ready 😭)

And I found the cinematography to be fantastic… a lovely film to look at just for the visuals, but combine that with a great plot and incredible actors, and Last Letter is a winner.

I love melodramatic movies, and this one fits the bill for sure. Recommended if you can find it! My rating is 8.5 out of 10.