torsdag den 26. december 2013

Have yourself a dancing little Christmas

I finished my final exam in good time even though I had a lot of work that week. And I even got to write about Danish christmas tv-calenders through the years!

After everyone had handed the assignment in some of the students met up at Stefanhus café to enjoy a few hours of relaxing warm-up before 6 weeks of vacation!
Then I went home to dress up fancier, since I was bringing my mum to see The Nutcracker at the Royal Theatre as her Christmas present.

We got to the Theatre in time for the introduction, where they even showed the costumes up close and told stories about the construction - very interesting for a cosplayer haha C:

I always forget how gorgeous the Theatre is.

Our seats weren't that great. I was very sad about that since it was my gift to my mum, but she kept saying it didn't matter all that much. It was just a bit strange to me - I had paid a lot of money and we could only see just about half the stage!

 Great costumes, but the scenography was not as pretty as Sleeping Beauty last year.

My favourite part of the ballet was the snowflakes' dance - the dance was very fluid and the look of the stage was stellar!

Saturday we finally had time to decorate our Christmas tree!
Rasmus and Emilie came over and Sunday I visited Rikke. It was amazing to finally get together with some friends after cramming for weeks!

After work Monday I rushed to the station to grab a train up north to the family.

This year Copenhagen was being silly and hadn't put on the Town Hall Christmas tree before December. I was glad to pass it on my busy way. I caught an express train and made it to dinner with my uncle and aunt.

My uncle's a baker and had me stuffing myself with all the delicious things he'd made. On the 24th he even woke us to a breakfast table filled with freshly baked warm croissants and other pastries.

Santa came by and I dressed up nicely for the family dinner.

Fun fact: I have never ever found the almond in the risengrød. 

 But I am pretty much always in luck when it comes to the parcel game. Won 3 again! Two of them I gave to my aunt though haha. And I got new blinking Christmas tree earrings!

Other gifts included a slamming new suitcase, books for uni, year 2014 Mucha artwork calender and Black Milk clothes !! I've been dying over that C3PO bathing suit for years now haha.. And my dad waved his magic wand and faked an EMPIRE cover feat. me.

fredag den 13. december 2013

Cinematic Christmas

I wanted to make a new video, since I had a little time on my hands. Also, having to film made me finally clean out the impossible mess that was my room.

I got my christmas things up a little late this year, but they fill me with happiness all the same. Most of my decorations are gifts from my family, some of which is no longer with us. That of course makes them even more important to me.

Even my Nimbus has been invaded by elfs!
And today I grabbed these pretty cheap blu-rays up at my local Blockbuster. I had been wanting to see Brave for a while and I was pretty much just waiting for The Great Gatsby to get a lower price tag, haha.

I saw Catching Fire with Rikke. None of us have read the book and we were so uneasy the whole time about Finnick (Psycho? Cool? Killer?!), but I really enjoyed it. As always, I loved Stanley Tucci, even though I like the blue hair better haha.

Christmas at Tivoli! I haven't been inside this year and I think I'll just skip it. But it was nice to enjoy the lights from the outside.
I went to my friend Julian's Glee Club concert a week ago. It was very fun and made me cheerful when I needed it in the midst of this horrid exam period. Urg. I just finished my second exam paper and the 3rd is being given to us this Friday. Merrrrrrry Christmas!

After classes yesterday I convinced one of my uni-girls to accompany me to the theatre. We're getting the exam questions for our final exam today and I know I would have gone crazy if I had to wait until after the due date to see it.
It was a very long film and still I didn't feel like we got to know the characters. The new addition to the film, Tauriel "the female elf", was a very vague character. I did really like all of the elves' though. Lee Palace as the Elven King is very convincing and Legolas' and Tauriel's fighting skills are very exciting! Smaug got me pumped up, but the fragmented timing of the narrative made me frustrated - each time I neared the edge of my seat, they would switch location and the OHMYSMAUG-feeling would disappear.
+ 3DHFR sucks. My eyes actually hurt and the film looked way too glossy urg.

Disney invited us to a closed screening of Frozen three weeks prior to the Danish premiere. I even got to bring Aybike with me. I disneybounded as Anna and finally put my suddenly super long baby-hair-fringe to good use. Afterwards we ate brunch for 4 hours together.
And to close this entry off is my shorter hair. I got off about 15 cms but it wasn't a lot of hair because of how thin it was. I was kind of freaked about how short my hair was for 4 days...