There's Magic In The Night


List 15 movies that you love as fast as you can!

I was tagged by a-la-peanutbutter-sandwiches, so in no particular order:

  1. Princess Mononoke
  2. Beauty and the Beast
  3. The Lion King
  4. The Avengers
  5. Pan’s Labyrinth
  6. The 100 Year Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared
  7. Amelie
  8. Back To The Future
  9. Sympathy for Lady Vengeance
  10. House Of Flying Daggers
  11. Let The Right One In
  12. Cloudy With A Chance Of Meatballs
  13. Delicatessen
  14. Drive
  15. Inception

Rules: just insert your answers to the questions below. Tag at least 10 followers

Tagged by prince-pick-n-mix

Name: Winnie
Nickname: Win
Birthday: 30th April
Gender: Female
Sexuality: Bi but predominantly gay, more so than anticipated.  Ultimately I’ll like whoever I like
Height: 5’5” (and a half)
Time Zone: GMT
What time and date is it there: 26/08/2014 16:54
Average hours of sleep I get each night: Usually 7-8 but don’t sleep continuously.  I’ll occasionally sleep like 10 hours straight
Otp: Err… Nicky/Morello (OITNB), does that count?
The last thing I googled was: Something to do with flights
My most used phrase(s): ”to be fair”, “…or something” I’m guessing?
First word that comes to mind: What
What I last said to a family member: Messaged my Mum about food last night
One place that makes me happy & why: Hong Kong, there’s sunshine and good food and I like being at a high level in buildings
How many blankets I sleep under: 1
Favourite beverage: Cream soda or Yakult
The last movie I watched in the cinema: Mood Indigo
Three things I can’t live without: Music, food, films
Something I plan on learning: Guitar
A piece of advice for all my followers: Be kind, patient and polite but don’t take bullshit, don’t deny your worth and stand up for yourself if necessary.
My blog(s): Just this one, leaveourexcellentsouls

Tags: whoever wants to do this, go for it!

We’ve currently got Nirvana blasting out at work.

I love where I work :D

“ That’s something I look forward to never, ever, ever doing again. ”


John Green, on dating (via wimblywomblys)

Yeah that sounds ideal ‘cos I suck at it so badly.  I once likened the whole dating process to a war of attrition.

(via fishingboatproceeds)

Shameless selfie earlier today ‘cos I feel like a boss in my shirt
(That’s a Stormtrooper stamp if you were wondering)

Tagged by a-la-peanutbutter-sandwiches

1. What’s your name?  Winnie

(Alternate #1: Currently in school/college/wizarding academy/etc?  Working world!

2. What’s your URL?What is your quest?  To travel the world and find a companion for adventures

3. What’s your blog’s name?  There’s Magic In The Night

4. Have a crush? 


5. What’s your favorite color?  Red


7. Got a favorite band/singer?  I don’t have one favourite, favourite new band is Catfish and the Bottlemen who I’ll see live in November :)

8. Favorite number?  3

9. Favorite drink?  Cream soda or Yakult

10. Tag 10 other people: err, feel free to answer this if you feel like it even if you’re not tagged or if you are but don’t want to then that’s fine too

beyondbirthdaybbla, prince-pick-n-mix, thesleeplessinsomniac, thec0medyqueen, whittletheworld, ju5tjade, lifeloveandfunnies, whoever else feels like it

I’ve been saying I’m gayer than anticipated a lot recently…

(Source: agenteverdeen, via lifeloveandfunnies)

5 facts about me

as asked by thisismyexit - sorry for the delay!

  1. I support Arsenal FC despite not being from and never having lived in London based on my ~8-year-old self liking watching them on TV
  2. In general, I don’t like London
  3. After leaving uni with no set career plans I started to look into the requirements for being an air hostess and those to train to become a pilot
  4. One of my favourite books as an angsty teenager was The Catcher In The Rye.  I’ve not read it since and am hesitant to do so ‘cos I think it might ruin it for me
  5. I drink far too much tea and coffee in a day that even at the weekend when I drink less I can feel the difference



1. Always post the rules.
2. Answer the questions from the person who tagged you and write 11 new ones.
3. Tag 11 people and link them to the post
4. Actually tell them you tagged them

Questions from a-la-peanutbutter-sandwiches

If you could have any type of animal as a pet, either currently living, extinct, or mythological, which would you choose?

Dragons are awesome but can’t be tames, not even by their mother…
I also love dinosaurs and big cats but I doubt they’d make good pets!

I think my first choice would be a spitz type dog but more likely is a tank of fish (though a seahorse would be awesome too…)

Favorite type of weather?

If I’m outside, very sunny with a slight breeze.  If I’m inside and have a good view, thunder and lightning.

If time travel were possible, would you travel to the past or the future?

The past, I like to leave the future as unwritten.

Unpopular opinion?

Tough one, I don’t think I have any hugely controversial opinions.  Also depends on what opinion you believe to be the general consensus.
I’d say the Beatles are overrated?  Then again I have at least one friend who agrees with me on this…

Moments after it was proven that reincarnation is real and we live in a cyclical world of death and rebirth based on karma, you are hit by a bus and killed.  Honestly, what do you think your next life would be?

I’ve often thought the concept of reincarnation was pretty cool.  I haven’t got a clue though, 

Name one weird quirk you have.

I like to brush my teeth after having a shower which isn’t always in the morning so it’ll be in addition to brushing my teeth in the morning and at night.

Favorite go-to curse word?

I say “balls” a lot recently but if we’re going for a proper swear word then “fucking” as an adjective.  I swear a fair bit.

Mango or papaya?

Mango, though I do like both.

Name one obsolete technology you wish were still relevant.  

VHS for nostalgia/ease of recording (I’ve never had a fancy enough box or anything) or typewriters for style.

Favorite “fun fact”?

Cows kill more people than sharks do.

What is the story behind how you got your name?

It’s phonetically similar to my Chinese name which my mum chose.  Part of a name she was considering translates to cloud which would’ve been kinda cool but my name means something along the lines of bright/intelligent and happy.
I’ve asked about my middle name and am still none the wiser though.

Tags: gonna break this rule, people can do it if they want.  I actually don’t know enough of my followers (come bother me so I do!)


  1. Do you prefer the city or the countryside?
  2. If you could live the life of someone else (real or fictional) for a day, who would it be?
  3. You can resurrect any extinct animal, what is it and why? (I’m wearing a Jurassic Park t-shirt  - I think this might be contributing to this question)
  4. What is your proudest achievement to date?
  5. You can meet anyone you wish, dead of alive, who is it?
  6. You win the lottery, what do you do first?
  7. Excluding photos, what possession of yours is the most important to you?
  8. What is your favourite mode of transport?
  9. In one sentence, how would you wish others to think of you?
  10. What song is guaranteed to make you smile/feel better?
  11. Which band/artist would you most like to see perform live?

Spreadsheet overload.  Excel will be the death of me >.<

Short hair diaries:
I woke up with hair not unlike Wolverine this morning
My hair is so very fluffy!
Without makeup and not doing my hair I got mistaken for a boy. It has begun

I got a haircut

Am I cute yet? :P

it’s been a busy morning but I have pizza now and life is good again

aww man there’s no episode 11 available on the site I use for Orange Is The New Black, I need to go hunt it down at some point.  On the upside, Domino’s pizza and wedges and garlic bread is helping omnomnomnomnom

so I’m gonna be having pizza tonight, for the second time as I already had pizza for dinner and I will have pizza tomorrow for lunch.  I’ve also had 3 ice cream lollies tonight.  Ooops!  Healthy diet?  What is that?