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Oscar Night

I used to watch the Oscars religiously when I was at Uni. A couple of my friends were movie buffs which made the whole thing more interesting (because they thought they knew what they were talking about and sometimes they couldn’t be more wrong)

Staying up on a Sunday night/Monday morning wasn’t an issue for me. Back then I could pretty much do as I wanted and missing a lesson here or there wasn’t a problem at all (ahhhh… how miss those days of detachment from the MAN…)

So, having only seen two or three of the nominated films to the Oscars this year, my predictions are more like guesses than anything else. And here are the main categories:

Best Picture: The King’s Speech

Actor in a Leading Role: Colin Firth

Actor in a Supporting Role: (I want to say Geoffrey Rush, but I’ll bet you it will be) Christian Bale

Actress in a Leading Role: Natalie Portman

Actress in a Supporting Role: Helena Bonham Carter

Animated Feature Film: Toy Story 3

Original Screenplay: Inception

Adapted Screenplay: Toy Story 3

And I really don’t know anything about the technicalities like Sound mixing, editing, visual effects, etc, so I won’t comment on that. I’ve got a feeling that The King’s Speech will be the big winner and 127 Hours the big loser…

We’ll see how my “predictions” compare to the actual winners tomorrow morning!

Goodbye 2010.

Only a few days left until the arrival of the new year.

I have high hopes for 2011, since this current year has been quite good and has left the bar quite high.

In 2010…

…We sold our old house in Byfleet and moved to Basingstoke.

…We celebrated our 1 year wedding anniversary.

…I was sent to Madrid to an international fair to represent my company.

…Spain won the Football World Cup.

…Jon and I adopted Tommy.

…We had a decent summer in the UK.

…We saw Brand New, Deftones, Coheed and Cambria, and Ludovico.

…I’ve taken up serious hobbies like card-making and cake-making.

…My mum came to visit the new house.

…We visited a few new towns in the UK (Farnham, Cambridge, Salisbury, etc)

…Jon decided to make the biggest change in his life and moved jobs.

Of course, there have also been other bad things and sadly 2010 will be remembered as the year when we lost John Evans, Mari Tere and Yani. It is also the year when my teenager niece got pregnant. And the year when miscommunication within my family let my brother sell his gorgeous house and find that his dream home went away.

I just hope that 2011 is as good as 2010. I don’t ask for more.

Happy 2011