101 in 1001 XXXV
It's started dawning on me that there are only 9 months until my 1001 days are up and I still have 78 targets to complete. Well done me on completing a whole 23 already in the past 2 years *eyeroll* Some of these are a complete write off (buy a house, learn Japanese, visit Tokyo) while others are already primed to be achieved before the end of the year (visit Florida, read 125 books, get my teeth whitened). Those in the middle- the achievable goals that I have no concrete plans for- are the ones I'm focusing on in the next few months. Hopefully this summer will be filled with zorbing, steam trains and sightseeing. In the meantime, let's look at what I achieved in February and March. Spoiler alert: not much.
#41 Visit a Lush spa
Finally! I've been planning this for so long, and even had one booked in September when I went to Liverpool but it was cancelled at the last minute. As a congratulations-on-doing-well-in-your-first-semester treat, I visited the original store in Poole for a Synaesthesia massage, which you can read all about here.
#56 Watch 50 new-to-me films 27/50
For my Death and Visual Culture module, I had to watch a film about death. Rich recommended a Swedish film called A Pigeon Sat on a Branch Reflecting on Existence, which he assured me was all about death. Turns out the first 10 minutes are about death and not much else. It's a very bizarre film. There's no plot- it's more a collection of slow arty clips, very heavy on the aesthetics. I also watched a documentary called Meet the Hitlers which I discovered after wondering if there were still people called Hitler or if everybody had changed their names post-WWII. I Googled it and found this documentary. It's really interesting to see the different reactions people have- some refuse to let the negative connotations eradicate their family name while others took the first opportunity to change theres. There's even a family who chose to take the name on and, as you might imagine, they're massive bloody Nazis.
#90 Read 125 books 106/125
This photo is just February's books but I've merged February and March for this post. In total over the two months, I read 9 books (which is still only half of January's achievement!) That does include the last four Harry Potter books and they're 500+ pages each so I guess it's more than it sounds! You can find out what I thought about these three books here.
My studies have completely taken over my life this month, as you may have guessed by the complete lack of posts, but my deadline is in a week and hopefully I'll have a little more time after that!
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