EDSA SUBMISSION: Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just around the corners!



Sit back and relax for a while, guys, because Christmas and New Year’s Eve are just about to come! You guys have been doing great for the past ten months since studying at home. Staying healthy—not just physically, but also mentally, is very important this day. Do not forget to always rest for your sakes, even though there are many tasks to do. Well, while we are waiting for the final exam in January, why don’t we try to re-read the best books and re-watch some films to enlighten this holiday season! And if you are not going anywhere at the end of the year, a good point for you! We summarize some best books on this year based on Goodreads and the most popular films to watch according to the Insider. You can also add other suggestions in the comments down below, so do not be shy!



  1. From the best fiction, we have The Midnight Library by Matt Haig.The internationally bestselling and the author of How to Stop Time (2017) is back! Nora Seed faced herself with the possibility of changing her life unpredictably, and she had to travel through the Midnight Library to fulfil what makes it worth in the first place. From a different career, breakups, and even dreams of becoming a glaciologist! Could Nora successfully pass through all those events?  
  2. From the best science fiction, we have To Sleep in a Sea of Stars by Christoper Paolini.The American author who is most famous with Eragon (2002) and Inheritance (2011) is back with humankind's future ideas. This time, he created scientist Kira Navarez to discover Earth's changes and colonies from an alien relic. Could Kira uncover the truth? 
  3. From the best young-adult fiction, we have Clap When You Land by Elizabeth Acevedo. The author of The Poet X (2018) is back with her powerful novel. Here and now, she is coming with Camino and Yahaira Rios that successfully unveil they were sisters after their father died in an accident. Come along the journey of these new sisters as they learn about the families together! 


  1. From the most popular film, we have Palm Springs dir. Max Barbakow. Starring Andy Samberg (Brooklyn Nine-Nine, Hotel Transylvania) and Cristin Milioti (How I Met Your Mother), the two of them will bring time-loop films to another level! Waking up in the same events multiple times, Nyles and Sarah relationships are getting out of hand! But they need to cooperate to escape from the time-loop together! 
  2. Another most popular film, we have Enola Holmes dir. Harry Bradbeer. The sister of the famous detective Sherlock Holmes, Enola, is here to uncover her beloved mother's missing. The outstanding act from Millie Bobby Brown (Stranger Things) has captured many film lovers this year! The witty, smart, and quirky Enola will bring you to the adventurous journey! 
  3. Another hit sensation this year, we have Mulan dir. Niki Caro. Being postponed from time to time of the release schedule because of the pandemic, Mulan finally came to us last September. The live-action from the original Mulan in 1998 is bringing the Imperial Chinese Army to the next level! The same soundtrack entitled Reflection will also bring you back a good memory!  

Honorable mentions to the most popular series this year!



  1. A prodigy chess player in The Queen’s Gambit dr. Scott Frank is one of the most popular TV Series this year. Google reported searches for “How to play chess?” are at the highest level in the last 14 years. Starring Anya Taylor-Joy (Split) as Beth Harmon, she will bring us to enjoy how smart she could be when she plays chess (even though you do not know anything about chess, does not matter!) Really, within this series, you will instantly catch up with Harmon’s since day one! Binge-watching this with your relatives or family on Christmas or New Year’s eve is a good idea! Psst, even when you are watching this alone is okay, totally. 
  2. Divided into most popular teams, #TeamDoSan and #TeamJiPyeong, Start-Up is leading in Indonesia as the most popular Korean Drama this year! Following Seo Dal-Mi (Bae Suzy) is an ambitious woman who wants to make a change in Start-Up world, Nam Do-San (Nam Joo-Hyuk) as a genius mathematician and coder (not to mention the founder of Samsan tech!) and the successful investor Han Ji-Pyeong (Kim Seon-Ho) as a strong second lead (yes, it is in bold). From artists to influencers, even us are being whipped with the second lead syndrome as Ji-Pyeong becomes a good boy in the story. It is not too late for you to catch up on this 16 episodes series.
 by: Filza Raudah (2018)