Since the start of this year, I’ve developed the habit of watching movies or TV series every night to get myself to fall asleep. I think this habit started around the time I wrote this entry which is during a very low point in my life. Prior to that, I won’t be able to sleep knowing my laptop is still on. My mind would be screaming “Think of your electric bill!” or “MBP charger may get fried again, warranty had lapsed!” until I do something about it. Today I usually just let my FRIENDS DVD (which I’ve already seen countless times) play in the background while I’m asleep — I just turn it off in the morning time.
I’ve figured out the reason behind this: I want to hear sounds before falling asleep and while I’m asleep. Strangely I prefer the sound of people talking than music. If I do not do this “ritual” I catch myself thinking about many things that bother me and in the process, these thoughts prevent me from falling asleep easily. Unless I’m too tired to think, this is what I do every night to make sure I get a good night’s rest. Especially now that I’m all alone in a small apartment. You don’t want to hear creepy noises when you’re by yourself too, do you?
From 11:00pm onwards, after I’m done working on my freelance projects, I always watch a movie or two. I don’t know why that is but I’m really more into films and TV series than listening to music (I’m so outdated I’ve only heard of “Nine Inch Nails” when I learned about their upcoming concert here in Manila). The main reason I bought that external hard drive was so I can have something to store all my movie files in. And I know it’s not the noblest thing to do, but I download movies everyday so I have something to watch at night (you might say that I’m abusing my laptop, yes). I’m not even referring to movies that had just been released but old ones.
Over the last few weeks, I’ve been brainstorming for movie titles to add to my collection. These are movies that I’ve seen years ago and would love to see again. Most of these are Rom-Com, cos I’m simply a sucker for that. Here are my recommendations in no particular order:
- Blast From The Past
- Fools Rush In
- The Whole Nine Yards
- The Whole Ten Yards
- The Terminal
- If Only
- A Beautiful Mind
- There’s Something About Mary
- A Cinderella Story
- The Kid
- Anger Management
- Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind
- Coyote Ugly
… among others! Aren’t sappy old movies the best? Currently enjoying the TV series “Chuck”, too. I’d love to know your recommendations. =)