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Hyde Park Picture House

It was the first time to go to the Hyde Park Picture House to see a film. Passed through the park, followed Google Map, asked people for directions, then finally got to the destination. Never thought there would be so many local people waiting outside the cinema in a queue for tickets. Wondered if the film was so attractive to them or they just liked watching movies at weekends.

Don’t know about others, my ticket didn’t indicate seat number, so chose one randomly in the upstair balcony. I could see the stage and screen clearly and comfortably from my place, but couldn’t take a photo of the classical decoration on the out wall surface of the balcony.

There are always some advertisements and trailers presented before a film, and I know it’s a normal routine. However, I’ve never thought I would have to see those for a whole hour before La La Land appeared in the screen. It was a really funny and special experience. Anyway, some trailers interested me such as Jackie, Ghost in the Shell etc.. I knew I would come again soon,  and I am sure I can find the way to the Picture House more easily, next time.

See off

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My flatmate and good friend finished her PhD studies and left Leeds this morning. I woke me up at 6:00 am to see her off for her long home journey to Taiwan. Come and go; come and go, again. Should I be used to it without feeling sad?

I knew the girl less than five months ago since she moved into my flat. From the time point of view, she is a new friend. However, we have some common interests in music and galleries, and it’s most important that we could easily communicate with each other without any misunderstandings on various topics, deep or shallow, in an open way. It feels like she is an old friend.