Los Angeles feelings

I’m back. Back here and back from vacations. This time, back from California.

Let me tell you a little something, I don’t really remember when was the first time I thought about moving to a specific place but I can clearly remember that moving to United Stated was always a fixated point since I was 17 years old.

I think I had this idealized idea of moving to Los Angeles because I’m a huge Hollywood fan. I love movies, they’re great when you want to get away from the reality of your life. And so I fell in love with the idea of moving to a place where things were different. Now I’m not stupid, I know that it’s not like in the movies, it never is. But after having the chance of going to check it for myself, I can definitely say that my wish of moving there is definitely still there. The fact that Disneyland is close from there increase my interest a lot as well.

So my trip started in Anaheim. If you have been reading this blog you will know that I’m a big Disney fan, like big, big Disney fan. So it was a must for me to go to Disneyland, the original park.

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My experience was really different from what I was expecting but I wouldn’t say it was bad. If there’s something I learned is that if my dreams come true and I get to go a second time, I am definitely not going on a sunday. It was our last day and our second time in the park, me and my sister could only do one game because of how long the lines were. It also didn’t help the fact that by the time I was there a major storm had step upon us. I heard people saying it was one of the biggest California had… my luck.

Despite that I do believe it was a magic experience. Back in Orlando (where I have been going to Disney once a year since like 2012) I never met any character, finding them was impossible but in Disneyland characters seem to appear all the time. I got a lot of pictures with a bunch of them, Aurora from The Sleeping Beauty, Nick and Judy from Zootopia (I was fangirling hard) and more… some of them are in my instagram if you want to check it out.

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Now though I loved Disney in California I have to say you get a better experience when you go to Orlando. To start with you have a lot of choices regarding hotels. I was used to staying in hotels inside the Disney resort, you get more full of the magic spirit Disney gives you but they were so expensive in Anaheim that we had to stay somewhere else. I don’t complain thought, It was a really nice hotel.

After Anaheim we drove all the way to Las Vegas [Elvis Presley’s “Viva Las Vegas” sounds in the background] If I’m being honest, it was never my kind of scenario but I loved it. Of course I did more of the tourist part of it, I was with my grandparents after all (which sounds like i had to behave properly but it was more like me and my sister asking them to behave) The only reason I played once was because I’m 21 and I don’t look like it I wanted to sit and play so someone could ask me for my ID. I don’t know, haha, I just wanted to show someone I was 21. It didn’t work, nobody asked me nothing and I lost 20 dollars.

And after Las Vegas we finally stayed 10 days in Los Angeles. You have no idea how in love I am with that city. Maybe I still have that La La Land kind of feeling around me, I was so dazzled. Generally when I go on vacations I get to a point where when I’m on my last days there I am ready to leave, like I’m fulfilled or something but here I didn’t want to leave at all. I wanted to stay and do all the things we did all over again.

And it wasn’t as if everything that happened in our trip was beautiful. We did get the chance to go to a lot of places but we have a lot of family arguments not only between each other but with my mother who was back home. But that’s for another post/story. What I’m trying to say here is I loved my trip to Los Angeles.

I have a lot of pictures but I don’t really want to bore you. Instead if you’re a Harry Potter fan then that’s good because I’m going to end this post with some pictures I took of the Warner Bros. Studio Tour.

(Starting with the La La Land café where Mia worked and Warner recreated)

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My sister had to refresh my memory cause I honestly didn’t remember seeing this in La La Land. Also, now that I’m talking about the movie how do you feel about the whole Oscar’s mistake. Iconic. I’m so happy for Moonlight but at the same time I would have love for them to receive a proper recognition. (My sister thinks it was rigged and honestly it’s kind of suspicious)

Also this!

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RIP

I loooooooved Fantastic Beasts and Where to Find Them but you know what I loved even more? The aesthetic. A very much deserved oscar for best achievement in production design.

 

Hope we read each other soon!

 

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Some facts about Hamilton’s real life characters

Hi! your always missing blogger is back! I debated a lot whether to write this post or not because like I said in previous posts, I struggle to find out what my blog is really about. On the other hand I was desperate to tell someone about this facts and I didn’t know what to write here so why not show you guys?

Are you fans of Hamilton? fans of history? both? In my case I’m a huge fan of Hamilton and I’m a huge fan of history so I decided to show you guys some facts about the founding fathers + other characters in United States Independence history.

You must think, how is it that you’re interested in this? You’re not even north american. Well, like I also said before I’m a huge history fan and I’m all about facts so when I listened to Hamilton and saw the show through a low quality video that was uploaded to YouTube I decided I needed to know more about these people so here it goes…

  • Congress mocked John Adams when they read his personal diary out loud.
  • Aaron Burr once ate ice cream too quickly, got a brain freeze, and then thought he was dying.
  • Thomas Jefferson had a ram that he called “his abominable animal”, which hospitalized some pedestrians and killed a small boy.
  • Thomas Jefferson also introduced macaroni and cheese to the United States, designed a macaroni machine and invented the first swivel chair.
  • George Washington was given the highest rank in the US military. When he died, he was only a two star general. Over the years after his death, more stars were added to his title; he now has six stars. By law, no one can ever outrank him
  • Marquis de Lafayette was convinced to join the American Revolution by King George III’s brother.
  • John Adams died on the 4th of July, 1826. His last words were, “Thomas Jefferson still survives.” He was sooo wrong, Jefferson died around 5 hours before Adams on exactly the same day.
  • Aaron Burr tried to light a candle with gunpowder. He failed, caught himself on fire, then tried again. Burr was the definition of human disaster.
  •  Alexander Hamilton had a pay book during the Revolutionary War. In the pay book, he wrote about “how in ancient Rome…naked young noblemen whipped young, married women during the celebration of Lupercalia” to help conception, and how orgies helped make “married women more robust and capable of vigorous offspring” To say he was busy during the war is an understatement.
  • Marie Antoinette, knowing that Lafayette was clumsy, invited him to dance. Nervous, he tripped and she laughed at him in front of everyone.
  • Adams was told by his wife Abigail Adams, to “Remember the ladies,” meaning consider giving women rights in the new country being considered. Abigail wrote this to her husband while he was in Philadelphia working towards Independence, and Adams jokingly dismissed that idea, saying “he knew better.”
  • Benjamin Franklin was not allowed to write the Declaration of Independence because everyone thought that he’d try to slip a joke into the document.
  • Marquis de Lafayette napped with george washington under a tree once while using washington’s coat as a blanket.
  • Two days before the signing of the Declaration of Independence, the delegates of the Constitutional Convention threw a party where they consumed 54 bottles of Madeira, 60 bottles of claret, 8 bottles of whiskey, 22 bottles of porter, 8 bottles of hard cider, 12 bottles of beer and 7 bowls of alcoholic punch.
  • Benjamin Franklin wrote an essay encouraging scholars to find a method for “improving the odor of human flatulence.”
  • Benjamin Franklin enjoyed “air baths” – reading or writing in his house completely naked.
  • Alexander Hamilton misspelled Pennsylvania on the Constitution.
  • Benjamin Franklin thought America should use simplified English spellings. He said words such as “though,” “through,” and “night” should be spelled “tho,” “thru,” and “nite.”
  • Alexander Hamilton founded the New York Post.
  • He was also the first politician to have his career ruined by a sex scandal.
  • While in England, Thomas Jefferson and John Adams visited William Shakespeare’s house together. They vandalized a chair by chipping off chucks to keep as souvenirs.
  • When George Washington found a lost dog during the battle of Germantown, he returned the dog across enemy lines to the dog’s owner, his opponent from the battle, General Howe.
  • Marquis de Lafayette came to America illegally, against the rules of the king, disguised as a pregnant woman.
  • He eventually got captured and brought back to france; he escaped on a cargo ship and bought all of the cargo to keep the ship from stopping.
  • Lafayette gifted John Quincy Adams an alligator as a pet.
  • Thomas Jefferson broke his wrist trying to impress Maria Cosway, a married woman.
  • Lafayette didn’t tell his wife that he was gone until after he was sailing away.

That’s all I have!

source : theselflessbeggar / buzzfeed

Liebster Award

back at the first week of January I got nominated by Victoria C Rae. I was so excited to do it because I love answering questions but it seems that I totally forgot about it until now so let’s do it. Thank you so much Victoria for nominating me, make sure to go and check her blog if you’re feeling curious!

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Rules

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you.
• Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gave to you.
• Nominate at least 5, but no more than 11 bloggers who you think deserve the award.
• Tell those bloggers you nominated them!
• Create 11 original questions for the next nominees to answer.

Questions!

  • 1 Why did you decide to start blogging?

I think is because I’m a big fan of social media but I always feel like I can’t be myself, I wanted a place where I could pour some of my truth freely.

  • 2. Who is your biggest fictional crush?

Well that’s hard. If we’re talking about books then I guess Gansey from the Raven Boys, if we’re talking about movies I think it’s impossible for me to decide. Now if we’re talking about tv shows, Pacey from Dawson’s Creek is my favorite everything haha.

  • 3. What’s a skill you wish you had?

Draw. Or be skilled with the camera.

  • 4. How many books did you read last year?

I’m so embarrassed with this haha. I set myself a goal of 20 books and I only read 10…

  • 5. Which was your favourite?

I’ll give you the sun by Jandy Nelson

  • 6. If you were thrown back in time which time period would you hope to end up in (and why)?

Maybe the 30’s or 20’s. Why? Fashion basically

  • 7. What are you most looking forward to in 2017?

Learning more.

  • 8. What is your all time favourite TV show?

I’m always changing the answer to this question but at the moment I think Sense8

  • 9. Do you have any plans for your blog?

Writing more hopefully

  • 10. What is one of your biggest life goals and how to do you hope to achieve it?

To move to the U.S. How do I plan to achieve it? I guess by finding a place to work there.. I really don’t have a plan formed

  • 11. What animal do you most closely relate to?

Probably a cat.

Those were some great questions!

 I’m leaving this one open for anyone who feels like doing it. 

My questions:

  1. What is your favorite thing about having a blog?
  2. What/Where is your favorite place in the world?
  3. what was the weirdest dream you ever had?
  4. What type of music do you listen to?
  5. A character from a book/movie/series you can strongly relate to?
  6. What do you do when you’re feeling down?
  7. What kind of adult/old person do you imagine yourself being? (angry ones, those that always offer you food, exotic, etc…)
  8. Would you rather live in the city or countryside?
  9. A quote that you love?
  10. what type of blogger do you usually follow?
  11. what social media is your favorite one?

that’s it, hope we read each other soon!

PS: Let me know if you did it, I want to read your answers!

 

 

From Brazil with love

So I’m trying a thing where instead of thinking what am I going to write about I just sit and open WordPress in hopes that inspiration will come along the way. Right now this thing is working. Obviously being in an almost paradisiacal place with the beautiful coast of Rio de Janeiro as the view and the people like tiny ants in the beaches of Leblon, Ipanema and Copacabana is helping a lot.

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I love Brazil, the always beautiful hotel I stay in, the beach, Jesus Christ (Cristo Redentor) up in the mountain looking down at the city and probably being mad at me because in these 17 years I have been coming to Rio I never in my life went to see him up close… and yeah probably also mad because I became an atheist and “betrayed” my family and I’m carrying Satan’s blood or something like that said my grandpa’s cousin once.

While I’m here and while I’m writing all this down I’m thinking that maybe I just need to be a little more natural. Not everything has to be long and carry powerful meanings, I’m obviously exaggerating here because I don’t believe any of my posts ever carried a powerful meaning… maybe the harry potter vs the movies, the message in that one was clear, THEY SCREWED UP EVERYTHING.

Anyway, what I’m trying to say while also telling you that I’m vacationing in Brazil is that I’m going to try to be more active. I can promise to try but I won’t promise it will work 🙂

Hope we read each other soon!

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PS: Hopefully I might be able to take better pictures and show you more.

remember when?

Remember that post where I told you guys about me being gone because of my finals, yeah well my finals ended like a month ago. Not really but sort of.

I’m starting to think I’m not that good at keeping up a blog, haha. The truth is I don’t know what to tell you about. I feel a million things I want to share, I see and read and experience things that I want to post for you and me yet somehow I can’t get myself to write them down…

I don’t want to exaggerate, my life is still pretty basic and normal. The only thing that changes are the new lives I live in books and the music I listen (I still listen to mostly hamilton) and the movies I enjoy. I do have different feelings that I feel like sharing but at the same time it confuses me because I feel like I’m mixing everything into this blog and at the end of the day no one knows what this is about, not even me.

I’m still going to write though, I just need more time to put my feelings together and analyse what’s going on in my life before pour it all down. And most important I need to remember that though readers are more than welcome I’m doing this for me.

hope we read each other soon.

 

Time to decorate

Christmas is coming and if there is something more exciting than Halloween for me it’s definitely christmas. I sometimes feel bad because I’m not even catholic (my family is though) but I think we can safely say that although christmas is indeed the birth of Jesus Christ, it’s also about getting together with your loved ones. For me is about the feeling. Knowing that you have to prepare for a big meal with your family, buying gifts for them. The process of it is just lovely to me. The decorations and putting your christmas tree. Somehow, even though it’s the end of the year and the finals usually kill me I seem to be more happy, or at least I try to be more happy. Christmas movies! We can hear to christmas songs! Which I don’t know why but they’re amazing and there are so many and in lots of versions with different styles and  voices.

Anyway, I was planning to do a DIY of some decorations I’ve been doing. Since I moved out to my own apartment I have to control myself for transforming my house into Santa’s village. I like going big on decorations. But the thing is, this DIY’s were really not something I made up but something I copied from pinterest. So instead I’m just going to show you two of  them which are really easy to do!

Paper stars!

The first one it’s kind of silly and simple. I just needed

  • red paper
  • green paper
  • brown paper
  • twine
  • scissors
  • glue gun (which is totally up to you because there are other ways of pasting the stars to the twine)

So what I did here is print a star that I found on google because I really don’t know how to make a star.

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After cutting them, something like this was the result.

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I then pasted the stars to the twine…

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and tada! Simple, easy and cute.

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The second one required a little bit more of effort, meaning, while walking the dog I collected some twigs, so…

Rustic stars!

  • twigs
  • twine
  • glue gun
  • some paint if you feel like painting the stars.

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You first make the form to see how are you going to glue it

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glue gun power and…

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ready!

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Pretty simple DIY that I took from pinterest. I like rustic and Scandinavian decorations so I love searching those tags.

See ya!

Looks inspired in Characters

HAPPY HALLOWEEN! I thought about showing you some sets inspired in characters I love since, you know, usually people dress up for Halloween 🙂

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“Lilo” inspired in Lilo & Stitch also known as one of the movies I can’t watch without crying half of it. This is also a kind of disneybound.

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“Run Clara and remember” inspired in Clara Oswald from Doctor Who. Honestly Clara dressed so cute, I loved it.

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“I’m a medical doctor” inspired in Dana Scully from The X-Files. She is one of my favorite characters from TV. I love Scully so much! Plus I don’t know why I always have the urge to re watch this show. It’s honestly one of my favorites so far.

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“GoGo Tomago” inspired by Big Hero 6. Woman Up!

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“Molly Smiles” inspired by Uptown Girls. This movie hit me so hard for some reason. I loved it so much and I always would put the song Jesse Spencer sang on YouTube when I was younger.

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“Violent ends” inspired by Romeo + Juliet. The movie, the actors, the photography and direction. One of my favorite Shakespeare movie adaptations, plus LEO!!!

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“The Mean Reds” inspired by the movie Breakfast at Tiffany’s. Iconic.

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“Sally” inspired in The Nightmare Before Christmas. This is more like a disneybound. I don’t know if people would know who you are if you went like this to Disneyland but at least you’re not on full costume.

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“Mary” inspired in… yeah you got it, Mary Poppins! I’ve always wanted to dress up like her for Halloween. Maybe next one.

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“Evelyn // The Mummy” I loved this character so much, she was so beautiful and nice and smart! I remember, however, that I used to be in love with the third one, which I think it’s the worst one plus adding the fact that Rachel Weisz was no longer there. The thing is, I had a major crush on her son in the movie, he was cute!

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“Mina // Dracula” I love Dracula, maybe because I always loved vampires and others spooky creatures. Vampires had been so badly treated by the cinematic industry but this idea of vampires Bram Stoker had always calls my attention.