Soundtrack Pick: Gone Girl

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Knowing that Trent Reznor & Atticus Ross are working on a film score is enough for me to want to listen to that score and see that film straight away. Hello Gone Girl!

I have a self-imposed rule – I am not allowed to listen to the score of a film before I’ve seen the film. It feels like spoilers. So it was rather stupid of me to get hold of the album upon film release, then have to wait months to listen to it. Continue reading Soundtrack Pick: Gone Girl

Photo: The Bahrain Sunset

The sunsets in Bahrain are some of the prettiest I have ever seen. Pretty feels like a terrible word to describe them, but sometimes that’s the only word I can muster. Or gorgeous. Which feels just as bad. But they really are.

From both our balcony and bedroom windows, we don’t get a view of the sunset. Only sunrise, which neither of us are ever awake for! The few times I’ve randomly been near a window in that sunset time and I’ve seen something magical, I usually run like a mad woman to my camera and see if I can get some sort of vantage point from the flat. But I can’t. And I’m still on the clock!

So one evening we decide to go to Prince Khalifa Bin Salman Park basically at sunset, I’m ready with my camera. We can see this park from our flat. In fact, our building’s probably in this shot somewhere. Probably.

The sunset didn’t fail me. Yet again.

Out in Bahrain: Budaiya Farmers’ Market

It turns out, we’re farmers market people.

Every year, from December to June, there’s Budaiya Farmers’ Market. Taking place in, funnily enough, Budaiya, just off Budaiya Highway. Every Saturday morning between 8am and 12pm, you can get farm fresh stuff from Bahraini farmers.

We’ve never been able to go. A) Because it only just turned December last month. B) OH (Let me just start calling him A from now on, huh?) works until 2am, so getting up at 7:30am to get to the farmers market for 8am isn’t exactly appealing. At some point, we felt, it’s our duty. After all, we’re always complaining that there’s never anything to do in Bahrain. There is, we’re just not up early enough for it. Continue reading Out in Bahrain: Budaiya Farmers’ Market

Photo: A visit from the ‘rentals

Back in November last year, mum and dad came to visit Bahrain. Their first time here. While trying to figure out where to take them in their short, short stay, one place I figured they would like was the Bahrain Fort. It’s one of the main tourist attractions in Bahrain. There aren’t too many.

We took them out to the fort after a taste of Bahraini breakfast at Saffron in Manama Souq. While I think mum appreciated some of the history while wandering around the pretty epic fort, dad was a little less entertained. (Note he isn’t in this shot.) Ah well, can’t say I didn’t try. Should have known better though. Was just excited to have them in Bahrain.

Film Review: Gone Girl

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David Fincher’s Gone Girl was probably one of my most anticipated films of 2014. Even though I wasn’t a fan of the book. Sadly, I wasn’t able to see Gone Girl in 2014 for fear of seeing some mutated censored version of the film. After seeing the film I’m pretty happy about my decision of avoiding seeing it in the cinemas here in Bahrain, because yes, it most definitely would have been censored!

If it’s at all possible, Gone Girl the film is a more bleak look relationships than the original source material. Well, the central relationship between Nick and Amy at least. Amy was more twisted. More single-minded than she was in the book. I put that down to a brilliant performance from Rosamund Pike. Cold, calculating and with one psychotic goal in mind. To be completely honest I wasn’t expecting much from her. This is all down to my only other memory of her in a film is Die Another Day, which is terrible all over. Continue reading Film Review: Gone Girl