A Sum Up Of My Summer.

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With the school days fast approaching us and the soon to only be a memory summer leaving us slowly, time has made me realize a few things.

First of all, I’ve learnt that days, weeks and months fly by when you’re surrounded by things that make you happy, whether it’s the hot sand, friends, family, pets, or whatever, as long as you live and enjoy the moment, it doesn’t matter. To be completely honest with you, this year I didn’t go out as much as I used to in the past years, maybe because of the heat, the members of my small group of friends all either being on constant holidays / living at a long distance ( ๐Ÿ˜ฆ ), I just didn’t go outside as much. I did leave the house though, don’t worry :))). Speaking of long distance friends, I feel like this June I’ve made a friend for life. We get along so incredibly well and just get each other, I am v grateful for her <3. And I feel like, despite the long distance, I get along w her better than I do with most of my friends (not that I have hundreds, as you know, I am extremely socially awkward). So this has been a huge part of my summer.

Second of all, this just had to come up, this year I have this internet page you’re currently reading, aka my BLOG, which has become the thing I enjoy doing a lot, it’s my escape to the weekend. I just enjoy typing down my opinions and thoughts so much, it makes me feel listened to. So, thank you for listening, or shall I say reading? x

My summer wasn’t at all that full of events, it was simple, yet still lovely for me. It was kind of a retirement from my past years, where I would spend like 12 hours a day outside, which isn’t necessarily bad, but I feel like I needed a break. I’M GETTING OLD I NEED A BREAK ALRIGHT. Also, 2018 is 4 months away. YEP. LET THAT SINK IN. Which also means, that Christmas is coming VERY soon (and I might do Blogmas ;)) and on NYE, my blog turns 1 year old. Wow. ~feelings~

But now that school is 24 days away (oH MY GOD) , I need to get back on my regular schedule: loads of courses, studying, not so much, yet still enough time for myself and more, to be honest. Don’t worry, I’ll always have the weekend available to type down ‘love letters’ to y’all. That’s how it’s always been, and that’s how it’ll always be.

So, this little chat has to come to an end. What am I expecting from summer of 2018 (feels so weird to say it ugh)? I don’t know. Probably seeing more places, and my long distance friend (that’s been on my bucket list for quite some time). What are YOU expecting from your summer? And how was the hot season of 2017 for you? Let me know.ย  ๐Ÿ™‚

See you with my last summer post next week. x

 

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

i,l,

 

Reasons Why Being Single Rocks

Are you single? Feeling bad about yourself? Constantly finding yourself eating your way out of your emotions? Are you sad that you haven’t interacted w actual humans for quite some time? Don’t be, I’ve got exactly what you need to feel better!

Start off by thinking about 3 of the many, many miserable situations people in reltionships are put in:

Number 1: You’ll have to share your food with them.

I am not a very selfish person. Hell, if I could, I would share my kidney with my cat (don’t ask). But when it comes to food, there’s a spiritual level of attachment. If I see one finger move towards the last piece of pizza on the counter, I basically transform into that caveman spongebob meme. Like I go into protection mode REAL QUICK. And just imagining having to COOK for 2 people, SEEING the double batch of food in front of me and NOT EATING it whole, seems just impossible for me. And then there’s the times you’re feeling kinda hungry so you make yourself some fries, and, being the thoughtful person that you are, you ask them if they want any, they say no, and when they’re ready they’re like “Can I have some?” NO, YOU CAN’T HAVE ANY OF MY FRIES. YOU SAID YOU DIDN’T WANT ANY FRIES. GET YOUR OWN DAMN FRIES DAMMIT. So that’s a no-no for me.

Number 2: You’ll most probably have to clean up after them a lot, like they’re a fricken baby.

If there is one thing on this planet I have a love-hate relationship with, that’s cleaning. Like, sometimes I wanna get up and clean the whole house until everything sparkles like they show in cartoons, but that only if it’s my mess. You could throw a fricken grenade on the floor- i’m not pickin it up. Your hand threw it, your hand is picking it up. And if they make a mess in the whole room, they expect ME to clean it up?? HELL NO.

Number 3: you’ll probably have several fights over the TV

There are 2 things that I do: eat and watch TV. Seriously. And you’re asking me to share the 2 things I love?? HELL TO THE NAW. I mean, imagine. It’s a hot Monday afternoon. Wendy Williams’ show is on and she is P O P P I N G ! *how you doin?* And then comes the brat, asking for the remote to watch some stupid match that he could also watch online (i mean, you could too, BUT IT’S NOT THE SAME THING OKAY) , so you have to decide. Hmmm, which one do you choose? Wendy Williams saying “HOW YOU DOIN?” or some sweaty men fighting over a ball…Hmmmmmm

OH BUT THAT’S NOT ALL: you have to think of birthday gifts, actually SPEND MONEY ON THEM and all that stuff which is just a huge pain in the butt, and that’s only ONE occasion, then there’s Christmas, Easter, Valentine’s Day, Anniversaries, OH MY GOD. HOLY CRAP RELATIONHIPS ARE EXPENSIVE. And what even do you pay for? Uncomfortable conversations about the future? Awkward first impressions? THAT’S A BIG NO-NO FOR ME.

And if you still somehow feel bad about being single, here’s the answer:

The place. The myth. The candystore.

If you’re insecure about your love life, grab a shopping cart and shop your worries away! You’ll instantly fall in love with the unhealthily diverse candy aisle, and absolutely no one will judge you. And the best part is, it’s your life and your credit card, so you can get whatever the f you want!! YES, QUEEN! SLAYYYYY!!

In conclusion, single is the way to go.

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

P.S. : this obviously is a joke, but you can take it as serious as you’d like ๐Ÿ˜‰

In A Heartbeat.

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*before reading this, watch the actual short film here*

Four days ago, the internet embraced a pretty major change, which is bringing up the LGBT topic into kids’ animation for the first time, which is amazing!

The extremely talented creators, Beth + Esteban, senior Computer Animation majors at Ringling College of Art + Design, find a heart-warming way to address this personal issue many kids have today.

A closeted boy runs the risk of being outed by his own heart after it pops out of his chest to chase down the boy of his dream

The world that we live in is very hardly accepting LBGTQ+ community, which must change immediately, but on the internet, you’re accepted just the way you are, and you can also find loads of people who feel the same like you, and maybe even some who want to help you.

In the short film, the main character hides from “the boy of his dream”, embarrassed and scared of rejection, but his heart can’t take it any more and “pops out of his chest”. When the two boys meet in the school hallway, everyone stares at them judgementally, which causes the boy’s heart to break. He then runs away, but eventually the teens meet again, but my question is, what happens next? Are they and their loved ones going to embrace their sexuality, or are they going to be too overwhelmed by the judgement from them and split?? I am so confused, yet so excited! This concept should be supported by EVERYONE, whether or not they are part of the LGBT community.

Not only is this subject approached so sweetily, but also the graphics are adorable af, Imean, LOOK AT THOSE LITTLE NOSES ASDFGHJKL

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To bring this project to life, you can pledge anywhere from $5 to $1000. By far, there are $14,191 pledged of $3,000 goal, which is incredible!ย  I really do want to see this film come to life, simply because it touches a delicate topic a lot of people avoid. We can’t run away from the present, hoping that we won’t ever find it again in the future. Queer people are not a burden and must be treated equally. Just because their hearts chose to take other ways, or multiple roads, doesn’t mean they are anormal and need to get rid of. We’re all humans, after all. It got real cheesy in here, I’m getting them sweats for real. But seriously.

Stop labeling, start living.

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

i,l,

 

 

 

Birthday Celebrations // Oh My Lord, It’s August

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Today I am doing another ‘chatty’ blog post, because you seemed to enjoy the last one, so here I am!

Okay, Yes, today is my birthday, and I actually wasn’t going to do a blog post, since it wasn’t that big of a deal + I haven’t got any photos. Other than that, it really wasn’t anything that you would find special, we just got our little shananigans on and SPILLED ALLLL the tea on lame topics that caught our eye, oh well =)))). It was really nice spending quality time with quality people, although I wish that one more special person came =(( (distance, whyyyyy) , but it was still pretty amazing anyway. But now that my birthday is almost over and I’m coming back to reality again, I’m just realising that, HOLY CRAP, IT’S AUGUST. Like how? who? when? and why? The last month of summer is approaching us, which means the streets are soon going to be laced with leaves, the wind is going to sing in colours, the sky is going to mould into grey, fluffy chunks and so on, and the moment you get the “seasonal butterflies”, as I like to call the moment where you get v excited for a certain time, you remember that summer isn’t officially over, and get sad that you most probably won’t be able to go to the beach again in a few weeks’ time, and it just plants that sadness inside you, which is quickly replaced by ambition to make every second left of this month count, but this ambition is hard to maintain, since the stores are bringing the more autumnal and seasonal stuff in WAY earlier, which gives the excitement for autumn all over again, and you get through this everlasting cycle, which properly stops when summer ends. Am I the only one who gets through this each year? Like, seasons are like pets: you get attached to them real quick, and when you have to let go of them, it’s the hardest thing ever!

To be 100% honest with you, my little bubble of excitement for autumn is slowly growing bigger, I mean, I am VERY excited for all my autumn blog posts, since I have loads planned out ๐Ÿ˜‰

Anyway, moving forward from the drama, if you do go through what I’ve mentioned earlier, try not to stress too much, after all these 3 hot months that we’ve got are our refuge from work and stress, so stay chill ๐Ÿ™‚

I’ve got soooo many things I would like to chat you through, but I really don’t know if everyone enjoys this type of blog posts, I have to say that I can get pretty rambly sometimes, so there’s that. Thank you for sticking around anyway though, means a lot xx

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

i,l,

Old but Gold ||Favourite O.G. Songs

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In my life, I’ve went through A LOT of stages in music: from Lady Gaga, to Eminem, to Linkin Park ( R.I.P, legend ๐Ÿ˜ฅ ), to Beyonce, then Katy Perry (2013 Maya is QUAKING) and many many maaanyy more. And yes, today’s music is great, but let’s not forget how we got here. Praise the O.G.’s !! This is a playlist slaylist* for when I’m feeling extra nostalgic, kind of when you’re in the car, and you hear on the radio a song you used to rave about ages ago, and you sing your lungs out, this is THAT type of pl-..slaylist.

Nirvana – About a girl

Linkin Park – In The End

Eminem – My Name Is

Lady Gaga – Gypsy

Eminem – The Real Slim Shady

Michael Jackson – Earth Song

Nirvana – Lithium

Linkin Park – Numb

Beyonce – Crazy In Love feat. Jay Z

Gorillaz – Rhinestone Eyes

Nirvana – Come As You Are

Nicki Minaj – I’m Legit feat. Ciara

Eminem – Without Me

Lady Gaga – Electric Chapel

Gorillaz – Clint Eastwood

 

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

 

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Lack of Hype | The Cure

Hey, y’all

The weather here has got a lot worse, which means my anxiety levels automatically increase, because I start believing that just because the sky is a bit cloudy, means that I have to stay inside, which ends up with me feeling absolutely miserable that I am spending my summer inside, since there’s not much left of it ( especially with these back to school videos popping up in my little notification bar, it’s JULY, geez!! ). Yeah, so that basically cut off my source of.. hype I guess? And I wanted it back as fast as possible, so I got up, went outside, plugged in my earbuds and walked my problems away. It really did help me, I breathed fresh air, actually SAW people some people i knew, but instantly walked away, because who EVEN likes those awkward conversations with people you meet after 10 years, where you talk about how you’ve been, and their life ends up being STRAIGHT out of a movie, and there’s your life, sitting inside with a tub of ice cream WATCHING movies. And then it’s that awkward silence, where the both of you try and figure out ways to subtly walk away from the conversa-…oh i’m sorry, where were we? Yea, avoiding human interaction because I’m too socially awkward.

Anyway, listening to good music whilst walking is definitely a way to cheer yourself up. I sat down on a bench, watched the sunset and just thought about life, really. It was great.

And by life, I mean:

  • what makes me smile
  • the songs that give me goosebumps
  • ways to use my creativity

and more tbh hahaย  ๐Ÿ™‚

And walking helped me realise the things I was doing wrong, what I need to do, what I WANT to do, and what I enjoy doing. It got real deep real quick, which was kind of the point, I guess haha. Something about music just makes me get my mind together. I feel like this walk was most effective because I was alone, sometimes I just need to find refuge in something (cheesy af), and for me that is music. If I was surrounded by people, we would obviously discuss more topics and I would forget about my problems, which isn’t the WORST thing ever, but I don’t like running away from my issues. Music makes me feel ~at ease~ (song reference ahhh) and I mean, whenever you feel down, bring yourself up! Do something that excites you, whether it’s doodling, which I also find v effective, reading, maybe even book-writing, baking, just do it! Don’t let a day bring you down. That’s my cheesy lil’ piece of advice for you.

I really enjoy doing these chatty blog posts, even though they might be boring to read (let me know if they are though), I feel like writingย  typing* my thoughts down really gets a lot of weight off my shoulders. Ha, I guess blogging is another thing I find refuge inย  :p

 

Love ya. Cheers bye x

Ss

 

At Ease in Greece

Hey, y’all

Greece has always been my favourite place ever. Not only are its islands absolutely majestic, but also the kind, always-smiling people and the everlasting traditions make it such a welcoming country.  So, this is where I am currently spending my week, in Corfu. It is soooo beautiful, and here you have my attempt of capturing its beauty on tape, and also snippets of my trip. Enjoy!

 

The Ferry


We decided to drive till Corfu, so we spent the night in Thessaloniki, and the next day we got on a ferry. Well, it wasn’t that simple, because we MISSED THE FIRST FERRY AND WE HAD TO WAIT 45 MINUTES IN THE HEAT THAT SEEMED LIKE HELL TO WAIT FOR THE NEXT ONE TO ARRIVE, and then spent the next 2hrs to finally get to Corfu. It was worth it, though! The views were insane, I even captured the sunrise  ๐Ÿ˜‰

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Little Church


We found this little church while we were walking and I just had to take photos of it, it was just too cute! It looked straight out of a Pinterest board. One thing I noticed is that a lot of cats were allowed to walk wherever their little fluffy hearts desired. I remember reading an article a loooong time ago about cats, and I believe that once, in Greece, a cat smelt fire coming from a cathedral and basically saved it from destruction by calling the humans, so from then on they were sacred or something..I might be wrong, but please let me know if that is true! There were also loads of pretty flowers there..x

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The City


So many people smiling in the streets, blue skies, blue water, an absolute picturesque view. It was such a nice experience, except the heat that felt like entering the gates of hell, but other than that, it was great xxx

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And that’s it! Let me know if you want another post like this, since I’ve only been here for 4 days, and I’m staying for a week. I could definitely shoot more of this amazing island.

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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The Ultimate Summer Playlist

Hey, y’all

Obviously, summer is here (in fact I believe today is the official first day of summer) and we all need to spice up our summer playlists! So here you have my summer playlist, it slays. A slaylist, if you willย  ๐Ÿ˜‰

Martin Garrix and Troye Sivan- There For you

CMC$ and Conor Maynard- Understand Me

Conor Maynard- Royalty

Troye Sivan- Swimming Pools

Troye Sivan- Fun

Bebe Rexha- No Broken Hearts

Troye Sivan- SUBURBIA

Troye Sivan- for him.

Troye Sivan- COOL

Troye Sivan- YOUTH

Troye Sivan- WILD

Troye Sivan- FOOLS

Troye Sivan- EASE ft. Broods

Zedd, Alessia Cara- Stay

Halsey- Colors

Halsey- Gasoline

Melanie Martinez- Carousel

Bruno Mars- That’s What I Like

Lorde- Green Light

Jax Jones- You Don’t Know Me ft. RAYE

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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Dirty Converse & Summer Adventures

Hey, y’all

Today I was really feeling like going out and breathing in the fresh air of mother nature. So I put on my Converse, which I solely regretted since there was an actual crap-tonne of mud everywhere and every step was filled with the fear of slipping and breaking my camera, but other than that, it was pretty good. So, without any further ado, here are the photos. Enjoy:

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So there you go!

It was such a nice day and I really do hope you like scrolling thru these  ๐Ÿ˜€

Love ya. Cheers, bye x

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I’m wearing:

Blouse: ASOS

Choker: Stradivarius ( don’t think it’s available anymore )

 

Tired Feet & Life Lovin’

Hey, y’all

I am now back from my trip to France, and I loved it!! We also went to Germany a bit, and saw some castles, but at the time when we were still in Thionville, we went on an adventure and we walked 3h straight to a fort. I was feeling so so so good and, mainly, alive. Maybe I couldn’t feel my legs at all, maybe I felt like I was gonna pass out, WHO CARES?! It was good to get some fresh air in these internet-infused lungs of mine. So, without further ado, here are the photos.

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Love ya. Cheers, bye โค

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