This is the official blog of Winna Efendi, author of several bestselling Indonesian novels.

Senin, 23 Desember 2013

The year of 2013 in words

The rest of 2013 is counting down, are you looking forward to 2014? I certainly am, but 2013 as any other years has been especially memorable to me. It is not easy by any count, it has been a difficult year full of struggles, overloaded work, and failures, but it is also filled with little moments and big moments alike, lots of love, and successes.

Let's count back our blessings in 2013, and welcome 2014 with an open heart!

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The best of 2013

Walking down the aisle
Starting a family with my loved one
Refrain being adapted into a movie, and walking down the premiere with the actors
Ai being repackaged and relaunched
Being baptized - I'm now officially Catholic, and Alice is my Christening name
Melbourne: Rewind

Little moments
Learning to cook and learning so much more from my experiments and explorations
Writing a new draft, which is the hardest thing to do for me next to writing Unforgettable because of its subject and research materials
Celebrating little moments with my family before and after moving out, which always makes me miss home
Decorating a brand new Christmas tree in blue and silver at our new home
Celebrating first Christmas and New Year at our new home
The little arguments and hectic moments of wedding preps.
Attending a katekumen class with 30 other people, it's fun and enlightening.

Favorite dramas & movies of 2013
I love the second Hobbit installment, it was an adventure
White House Down - a fun ride through and through
Answer Me 1994 - can't get enough of it
Mr. Morgan's Last Love - melancholic with depth
Werewolf Boy - everything's perfect in this one, from casting to plot to ending

Favorite books & mangas of 2013
Cat Street - a bunch of misfits finding their places in the world
Lola and the Boy Next Door - wonderful, funny, poignant.
Me Before You - makes me cry in the best way
The Storyteller - Jodi's the best, and this book wins it for me
Gisele Alain - a new EMMA for me!
My Kind of Girl
Sister - Rosamund Lupton's my favorite author now

Most disappointing reads and movies of 2013
Pacific Rim - too loud, too epic
Allegiant - the ending makes me go whack
Amy and Roger's Epic Detour - wanted to like it, but it was too depressing instead of fun
Helga's Diary - really wanted to enjoy it, but too many details were missing
Just One Day - I was hoping for whirlwind romance and lots of heart. I got both, but they're a little bland.
Seraphina - just wanted it to be over soon
The Last Girlfriend on Earth - ditto

Things I missed out on
KPP 2013 by Gagas Media - so jealous of everyone who came!
Anugerah Pembaca Indonesia 2013 - will try to make it next year.

Favorite Christmas albums
Michael Buble - Christmas
Amy Grant's the Christmas collection
Favorite songs: Feliz Navidad, Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas, I'll Be Home for Christmas, and A Grown-up Christmas List.

Favorite breakthrough songs
Bruno Mars' Locked Out of Heaven
Fallout Boy - My Songs Know What You Did in the Dark
The Script ft Will.I.Am - Hall of Fame
Sia ft David Guetta - Titanium
Let Her Go

A long long holiday
Books: Eleanor & Park, New York Drawings, Wallbanger, Boy Toy
Celebrating my birthday, which is 2 weeks away

That about sums up my entire year. What about you?

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