This page is to keep track of books 📖 and movies/series 🎬 that I watched or read, starting from year 2019.

Bold means recommend 👍.

It would be great if you see something you’re also interested in :)


Name Author/Link Version
Permanent Record 📚 Edward Snowden Kindle Nice autobiography from a heroic whistleblower. The book is also open-source for free.
The Office 📺 imdb Prime Video it’s never too late to start this series😂
Marriage Story 🎬 imdb Netflix Emotionally real and devastating story, stand out acting performance from Adam Driver and Scarlett Johansson.
tmux 2 📚 Brain P.Hogan O’Reilly “Your mouse is slowing you down.”
Practical Vim, 2nd Edition 📚 Drew Neil O’Reilly Recently picked up Vim + tmux, finally make better use of my HHKB keyboard.
Peaky Blinders S3 📺 imdb Netflix
想见你 📺 douban 难得有一个看完了的爱情故事题材烧脑元素电视剧。。但的确不错,烧了小一阵子的脑子
The Rust Programming Language (Covers Rust 2018) 📚 Carol Nichols O’Reilly A best-quality official document about a programming language I’ve ever read. Quite a lot to read and think!
Better Call Saul S5 📺 imdb Netflix 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 Just watch it.
Always Be My Maybe 🎬 imdb Netflix An ideal movie night love romance movie.
The Proposal 🎬 imdb Netflix First movie I’ve seen that’s taken in Alaska.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive S2 📺 imdb Netflix 🏎️🏎️🏎️
The Upside Prime Video
Westworld S3 📺 imdb HBO Finally S3 came, happy to see Marina One and many Singapore scenes in the show.
You Don’t Know JS: Async & Performance 📖by Kyle Simpson O’Reilly Interesting points: 1. Generator & yield keyword; 2. Web Workers; 3. Performance benchmarking & tuning.
You Don’t Know JS: ES6 & Beyond 📖by Kyle Simpson O’Reilly
House of Cards S1-3 📺 imdb Netflix Rewatched for the 3rd time, still learnt a lot. “What you’re asking is just shy of treason”, “Just shy, which is politics.”
Patriot Act with Hasan Minhaj 📺 imdb Netflix Came across this talk show but it’s of quite good quality.
The Economist 📖 website Kindle I take it as my source of truth about what’s happening in the world, and source of English wording😉, for now.
Kim’s Convenience 📺 imdb Netflix It was a random recommendation by Netflix, but turns out to be a relaxing comedy! Talking about Asian immigrant family’s life in Canada.
非自然死亡 アンナチュラル Unnatural 📺 douban 开始学日语之后看的第一个日剧,质量的确很棒,打开了新语言的世界之后再看日剧的确感受很不一样(更真实了些),之后看的日剧肯定会多起来的。私はひらがなとカタカナを学んだ後、最初のテレビシリーズ (from Google translate lol)
千与千寻 Spirited Away 🎬 imdb Netflix 一个关于梦境,成长,自由与爱的故事,我居然长这么大才看完😂Best Animation movie I’ve ever seen, wonderful and beautiful, will definitely watch again.
Undercover billionare 🎬 imdb YouTube
Courage to be Disliked (被討厭的勇氣) 📖 Kindle, 岸見一郎、古賀史健 Goodreads A book about Adlerian theory, “Individual Psychology”
American Beauty 🎬 imdb Netflix A deep and thought-provoking film. Lester Burnham: It’s a great thing when you realize you still have the ability to surprise yourself. Makes you wonder what else you can do that you’ve forgotten about.
The Big Bang Theory 📺 imdb Netflix Watched again, it’s perfect for fun and to watch with meals
The King: Eternal Monarch 📺 imdb Netflix I do like the the scenes that are shot with some different camera angles, feels a bit like Better Call Saul, maybe it’s because it’s a Netflix origin?
白夜追凶 📺 imdb Netflix The best Chinese TV series on Netflix? 拍的是真好看,情节看上去也没什么漏洞,希望这样的国产剧能够更多一些。
The New One Minute Manager 📖 amazon Kindle My manager recommended this title to me. The content is concise but straightforward, definitely learned something from it.
Interstellar 🎬 imdb Rewatching this movie after several years, it’s still a fascinating experience that gave me goosebumps. The plot was intriguing and made me think it through, and I always like Matthew McConaughey’s acting. I gained much curiosity about how space station works that I watched many YouTube documentaries afterward.
Inside the World’s Toughest Prisons 📺 imdb Netflix A different angle about experiencing prison life, my only concern is how practical is this when you have a camera crew following you all time.
World’s Most Wanted 📺 imdb Netflix A reminder that Narcos comes from real life.
Tenet 🎬 imdb Cathay Cineplexes Great movie experience in the theatre, but I think I only understood 50% of what happened😂And love the performance by Cedric Diggory.
Land the Tech Job You Love 📖 by Andy Lester O’Reilly Some chapters give valuable experience for programmars’ career development topic.
Immigration Nation 📺 imdb Netflix
虚无的十字架 📚 东野圭吾 豆瓣 Kindle
Effective JavaScript 📚 David Herman O’Reilly An insightful book offering in-depth look at how to write robust JavaScript code, when the language itself is sometimes error prone.
深入React技术栈 📚 陈屹
Peaky Blinders S4 📺 imdb Netflix
The Social Dilemma 📺 imdb Netflix A very well made documentary with a group of tech experts explaining how we’re affected by social networks.
Soft Skills, The Software Developer’s Life Manual 软技能:代码之外的生存指南 📖 John Sonmez 豆瓣 Book 基本什么话题都提到了一些,覆盖程序员聊天的方方面面。
無法成為野獸的我們 獣になれない私たち 📺 豆瓣 挿入歌が好きです
All or Nothing: Tottenham Hotspur 📺 imdb Prime Video Better than I expected, I expect to see better performances for Spurs this season (and Everton too)
垫底辣妹 ビリギャル 🎬 豆瓣 はい、頑張ります
Dirty Money S2 📺 imdb Netflix
Inception 🎬 imdb Netflix Third time watching, still great. One of the best NOLAN files, masterpiece
Emily in Paris 📺 imdb Netflix


Name Author/Link Version
Life Is Beautiful 🎬 imdb Life is beautiful, I love the ‘Guido Orefice’ character, such a wise man.
1984 📚 George Orwell Kindle Who controls the past controls the future. Who controls the present controls the past.
流浪地球 🎬 豆瓣
Game of thrones Final season 📺 imdb HBO 😅well…I really expected something better.
Chernobyl 📺 imdb HBO That’s how you tell a history.
Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri 🎬 imdb Singapore Airline Nice with the Singapore Sling on the plane haha
Pulp Fiction 🎬 imdb Singapore Airline I believe I didn’t understand it. Will watch it twice.
Alita: Battle Angel 🎬 imdb Golden Village More awesome as we watched it for free by vonchers
Principles: Life and Work 📚 Ray Dalio Kindle Actually the author has a PDF about all the main ideas. Can check this link.
How to Win Friends and Influence People 📚 Dale Carnegie Amazon
Shazam! 🎬 imdb Golden Village Chuck!
一只特立独行的猪 📚 王小波 Kindle 相见恨晚,早读个五六年就好了
The Shawshank Redemption (rewatch) 🎬 imdb Watch it for… the fifth time? Still so good.
名偵探柯南:紺青之拳 🎬 imdb Golden Village 好巧啊小学生也来🇸🇬了?
Learning GraphQL: Declarative Data Fetching for Modern Web Apps 📚 Alex Banks and Eve Porcello O’Reilly Quite good for beginners
Dumbo 🎬 imdb Eva Green!
Designing Data-Intensive Applications 📚 Martin Kleppmann O’Reilly The only book you need for system design (inverview lol).
Bad Blood: Secrets and Lies in a Silicon Valley Startups 📚 Carreyrou, John Kindle Excellent storytelling about a Silicon Valley startup. Also saw the documentary, also OK, but I like the book more.
Red Flags: why… 📚 George Magnus Kindle
Fear: Trump in the White House 📚 Woodward, Bob Kindle The author already published his second book about Trump when I just started the first one. Too fast for me, didn’t finish.
A Star Is Born 🎬 imdb Another great soundtrack album! By Bradley Cooper and Lady Gaga
The Hangover 🎬 imdb A funny movie night with a group of 🇻🇳 friends! 😄
Decisive Moments in History 📚 Stefan Zweig Kindle “然而历史犹如人生,业已失去的瞬间不会因为抱憾的心情而重返,仅仅一个小时所贻误的东西,用千年的时光也难以赎回。” from 人类群星闪耀时
**About time(watched 2 times) 🎬 imdb Netflix Recommend for a movie night! and I love the music. Touching.
American Factory 🎬 imdb Netflix It’s really interesting to see how factory works in 21st century and how China’s ‘996’ works in the States. A document produced by the Obama family, also I feel it’s an ads for #andrewyang2020.
Our Planet 📺 imdb Netflix We really like the western parotia dancing scene! 💃 A kind of ‘bird of paradise’. A youtube clip here, you’ll like it.
Stranger Things S1 📺 imdb Netflix Very good story-telling and I feel it contains a lot nostalgic elements including music.
Better Call Saul S4 📺 imdb Netflix Just as good as breaking bad, love the scenes and characters.
Building Progressive Web Apps 📚 Tal Ater O’Reilly I feel this PWA document can also do the introduction I need, book is good, I skipped some details because for now I just want to have rough ideas about how PWA works.
Born a Crime: Stories From a South African Childhood 📚 Trevor Noah Audible Trever Noah is really good at telling stories, interesting 8 hours spent during my transit.
哪吒之魔童降世 🎬 douban Golden Village It’s good but not so good, I think it’s kind of overrated. However 仍然值得鼓励!
The Great Hack 🎬 imdb Netflix Good documentary about privacy & data security concerns. It leads me to Snowden’s new book.
How I met your mother (second time) 📺 imdb Netflix Exactly the (very long) TV series that you need for meals or for fun. Last time I watch it was around 20, now I’m already near the same age as Ted :(
Narcos 📺 imdb Netflix Can’t stop until end of S2. wiki for better watching experience.
Hackers and Painters 📚 Paul Graham O’Reilly I think a society in which people can do and say what they want will also tend to be one in which the most efficient solutions win, rather than those sponsored by the most influential people. and many other highlights, I’ll read it again.
Formula 1: Drive to Survive 📺 imdb Netflix A guide documentary for future F1 fans, well made quality. We watched it after the Singapore Grand Prix game
Inside Bill’s Brain: Decoding Bill Gates 📺 imdb Netflix Bill is a model and he’s doing something I hope I can learn from. Like the part that he brings a bag of book, takes a helicopter and goes reading in a cabin near lake. With a fridge full of Diet Coke.
Joker 🎬 imdb Golden Village Should be best movie of year 2019. I’ve been waiting for 2 months and watched it as soon as it’s on, as good as expected.
El Camino: A Breaking Bad Movie 🎬 imdb Netflix A perfect ending for Jesse
Stranger Things S2 + S3 📺 imdb Netflix Suggestion: Save up your time and finish in several hours, as it’s hard to pause 😼
Sunderland ‘Til I Die 📺 imdb Netflix A beloved soccer club with history is something I really respect. Fight and struggle back to premier league soon Sunderland!
The Laundromat 📺 imdb Netflix Stories introducing money laundry, the Panama papers, tax evasion vs tax avoidance.
凪的新生活 凪のお暇 📺 豆瓣 A healing Japanese series, which was from a comic book.
Explained 📺 imdb Netflix A documentary series explaining something in 20 minutes each episode.
Lost in Translation (rewatch) 🎬 imdb Netflix Like this movie and the ending scene: A secret goodbye
Hello, Startup 📚 Yevgeniy Brikman O’Reilly This website could be useful with many resources to help you build a startup.
Dirty Money 📺 imdb Netflix Good documentary about “greed, corruption, and crime spreading through the global economy”
South Park 📺 imdb Netflix
He’s Just Not That Into You 📺 imdb Netflix Standard comedy + romance mode, with many so familiar faces lol
The Morning Show 📺 imdb Apple TV+ It’s an original series about morning show newsrooms, with Jennifer Aniston casting. However there are really only a few shows in Apple TV+😓 only 8 for now.
深入浅出 Rust 📚 范长春 Kindle 优势主要在于是中文吧,翻一翻不错但肯定替代不了官方文档的,以及Rust的文档本身就是一本书。。
Trump: An American Dream 📺 imdb Netflix Donald Trump through five decades
傅雷家书 📺 傅雷 Kindle 又是一本相见恨晚。“先做人,后做艺术家,再做音乐家,最后是钢琴家。”
Knives Out 📺 imdb Golden Village I know it’s very hard to produce a flawless detective story like ‘Murder on the Orient Express’ and I think the producer has made his best. Good movie afterall with 007 and Captain America.
当我谈跑步时我谈些什么 📚 Haruki Murakami (村上春树) Kindle 「当受到某人无缘无故(至少我看来是如此)的非难时,或是觉得能得到某人的接受却事与愿违时,我总是比平日跑得更远一些。跑长于平日的距离,让肉体更多地消耗一些,好重新认识自己是个能力有限的软弱人类——从最深处物理性地认识这一点。而且跑的距离长于平日,便是强化了自己的肉体,哪怕只是一点点。」
The Pragmatic Programmer: your journey to mastery, 20th Anniversary Edition 📚Andrew Hunt, David Thomas O’Reilly My extracts here
少年的你 🎬 豆瓣
Once Upon a Time… in Hollywood 🎬 imdb Cathay Pacific Yet another Quentin Tarantino style film.
Roman Holiday 🎬 imdb Cathay Pacific Classic and beautiful romantic comedy.
The Irishman 🎬 imdb Netflix Supposed to be one of best films this year but I didn’t quite get it, maybe due to the too long flight😓
Peaky Blinders 📺 imdb Netflix S1-2, Music and Tommy are two highlights of this show, Fandom wiki
Silicon valley 📺 imdb HBO S6, Still LOL😄 Thanks Silicon valley for giving a great show about the tech world.

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