June & July in Mumbai means the start of monsoon & in the last 50ish days I’ve gone from ‘Oh! It’s raining! Petrichor!’ to ‘Ugh! It’s raining, again!’. The past two months have been really hectic & beyond exciting; with spectacular highs & a few lows.
Buying a drone was exciting! Getting a painful ear infection wasn’t!
I was home both months – no travel, no weekend trips or anything. But I vlogged like crazy (every day in June, more below) streamed copious amounts of TV & movies and even cooked a little.
Vlogging My Life
In addition to my main channel, I’ve had a vlog channel for a couple of years now (it’s called #MagaliVlogs because apparently I’m captain obvious?)
I do Travel Vlogs on my main channel. I always make an effort to make them look more cinematic & aesthetically pleasing. But vlogs on my vlog channel are more natural – no staging, no makeup, no filters, just a real look in my day to day life, whether it’s attending events, errands or just life at home with three cats.
I always try to vlog at least 3-5 times a month on average, but at the end of May I started thinking about doing VLUNE, a popular challenge where vloggers vlog every single day in June (the word itself is a portmanteau of Vlog + June, there’s also Vlogtober in October & the most popular, Vlogmas in December!)
At the end of May, everything seemed perfect. The weather was changing, I didn’t have too much of a workload & I felt just ambitious (crazy) enough to take a month long vlogging challenge. I’ve done a month long blogging challenge (completed successfully) & a 365 photo a day challenge (abandoned after three months, I think?) so this shouldn’t be too much harder, right?
Well, it was.
A lot of fun stuff happened in June though…
We took our eldest & youngest cats for their last walk in the garden before the rains properly set in.
In case you’re interested, I’ve written a comprehensive post on walking a cat outside – the how, why & everything in between.
I bought a drone! (DJI Mavic Pro) & took it on it’s nervous first flight in the garden. Just about 12 feet of the ground. It was so scary but exhilarating & I can’t wait to take this out of the city & really see what it can do.
I attended an Aqua Aerobics session with Speedo & dressed like a literal embodiment of summer for the Lakmé X Masaba lipstick launch!
If interested, you can watch all my Vlune Vlogs on one handy playlist.
Nothing new to report here. Although I’ve just begun to properly revisit David Bowie’s discography for the first time in a year or so & it’s just making me intensely sad.
Some people stress eat & it seems I stress watch. June & July were so busy & overwhelming, but I watched an insane amount of movies & TV. The first two were at the cinema but everything else was streamed online.
Wonder Woman ❤️
I’m nerdy but not much of a comic book geek. When it comes to superhero movies, I’d always chose marvel over DC. Wonder Woman wasn’t even on my radar until a few days before the movie released, when I woke up one morning & saw a whole crop of growing reviews on sites I trust.
Watching it was a revealation. I’m never going to be able to talk objectively about what seeing it meant to me. It’s a work of perfection, I can’t fault it in any way. I’m afraid that no future superhero film will top it, ever.
Spider Man : Homecoming
Handsome: A Netflix Mystery Movie ⚡️
Rizzoli & Isles
W/ Bob & David
This was terribly sad but important to watch. Warning: It will leave you emotionally drained.
Angie Tribeca (season 3)
Master of None (season 2)
GLOW (season 1) ♀
Chewing Gum (seasons 1-3)
Broadchurch (season 3)
Rick & Morty (season 1)
Archer (season 1)