How I Met Your Mother, 4 Months Break and 42 Books | Life Updates


My foundation ended at the beginning of May and it took me 4 months to write this full life update post. I love blogging and during the months I was so busy studying, one of the many things that I always thought about was "I am so gonna blog all of these things, I have so many things to talk about" and "I'm gonna reorganize all my blog posts and categorize it nicely" and by the end of August, 3 days before I start studying again, I only wrote 4 posts (and none of them was from my long list of things to talk about) and do none of the reorganizing. Talk about being productive. Every time people at school asked my mom what I was doing at home, she said I was menternak lemak (raising fat) at home and I'm not even a little bit offended because that was exactly what I did during my break lol. I watched tons of TV shows, do some reading (on my bed while snacking) and eat a lot of things (my reason being I can't eat a lot when I go back to uni so I need to eat a lot).

I watched:

I finished 8 TV shows:
  • Her Private Life: I relate with this drama a lot as a fangirl & the couple was super cute!
  • The Society: What happens when a whole town is left to be run by a group of teenagers?
  • The Light in Your Eyes: Nam Joo Hyuk! The concept was interesting and dang, that ending hurts me.
  • Romance is a Bonus Book: A very mellow drama! It made me appreciate book publishing houses and love books even more.
  • Stranger Things Season 3: I can't believe the kids grew up so much! I'm still sad about you-know-who's death.
  • The Umbrella Academy Season 1: It was slow but their superpowers are really cool! Low-key blamed Luther for everything.
  • How I Met Your Mother Season 1-9: I loved it! The character development was super great, especially Barney's! I spent every morning watching this show while having my breakfast, I finished this quicker than Friends. Definitely will watch some of my favourite episodes in the future.
  • Angel's Last Mission Love: I liked this drama but they fell in love too fast and I hate insta-love trope! Their love story was still super cute, though.

Watched all the X-Men movies except for Dark Phoenix:

Other movies I watched and liked include:

  • Someone Great (one of my favourite movies now)
  • Crazy Rich Asians
  • The Happening
  • Annabelle Comes Home
  • The Visit
  • My Neighbour Totoro

And am currently watching 2 TV shows:
  • Currently waiting for the third season of Arthdal Chronicles
  • Halfway of the third season of Gilmore Girls

I read:

42 books! Woah that's more than the amount I thought I had read lol. Well, my top 5 favourites (series excluded because my favourite is obviously The Shadowhunter Chronicles) are:
  • Daisy Jones and The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  • Sadie by Courtney Summers (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  • Love from A to Z by S.K. Ali (⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐)
  • Josh and Hazel's Guide to Not Dating by Christina Lauren (⭐⭐⭐⭐.5)

I listened to:

Other things I did:
  • Made some money for baking biskut raya in May
  • Made some money by teaching 4 classes of Additional Mathematics in July
  • Babysit my little brothers.
  • Mopping over Hanbin's departure from iKON

  • Sleep and eat and sleep and eat.

So that's all I did (that I remember) during my 4 months break before starting my first year of degree. Sure, it wasn't that unproductive but I still feel I could've done more with my break; gain more money, lose weights, anything but being a couch potato. Nevertheless, I enjoyed my break a lot. 


  1. Sameee! Hahahaha. I watched lots of movies, series and anime. Rather than books, I've been reading lots of mangas. Well of course it could have been better right? But who cares if it's unproductive, as long as we enjoy it I think it's more than fine hehehe. I'm gonna start working somewhere far from home soon, so I'm gonna enjoy my time here to the fullest! Enjoy your holiday as well nabila :3

    1. I agree with you! During holiday, we are supposed to have the fun we never get to enjoy when we're not on holiday, right?

  2. Reading this triggered me to update my blog too! T_T I've abandoned mine for too long. Hahaha

    1. Been there. I can be MIA from my blog for months and being motivated to update by reading the most random post hahaha.

  3. 4 months break???

    I'm jealous! Good luck for your new sem

  4. 42 books???! Wow that's something.

    1. hehe i was trying to finish all the books i wanted to before my semester started :)


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