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.

 

What I’m into at the moment

Everytime I want to do a “What I’m into at the moment” post all I can think of is about the shows I’m watching at the moment and the fact that I want to talk about them. But honestly the only thing I can recall of this month was me watching tv shows, that’s it so let’s get into it.

  • Tv Shows

Last month I was totally attached to Bones. This month however I did a major throwback and decided to rewatch some old shows I watched. Not really watched completely though more like stopped watching but watched more than the half. In this case: Dawson’s Creek and The Office.

I decided to rewatch the season before of where I stopped watching that’s why I say I’m rewatching (I’m really not doing that though)

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I don’t think I ever mentioned it but I’m a sucker for teenage drama. I watched Gossip Girl and The O.C and I remember saying those were my favorite shows (They’re not… well I still love The O.C) When I was around 16 MTV was passing the episodes of Dawson’s Creek in Argentina and I decided to give it a try. I was so in love with it. I loved the characters and the fact that everything about this show was so unrealistic. From the way they talked to the way they looked (They were supposed to be 16 but they looked like 25) I didn’t care, I just loved it. Specially when Joey and Pacey got together, I started loving it even more because, let me tell you something, Pacey is by far one of my favorite characters in television ever. I stopped watching the show in season 4 though because I kinda knew that Joey and Pacey weren’t going to last and I didn’t want it to end so I stopped watching. Silly, I know.

However, a few weeks ago, after almost 5 years and knowing how the show was going to end (Yeah I had to make sure who was Pacey going to end with to continue watching) I decided to keep watching it. The thing is, now I’m about to end season six and I. Don’t. Want. To. I got so attached to the characters and their stories. I love Jen and Joey and I love Jack and I loooove Pacey.and I recently started liking Dawson for the first time after five seasons. Anyway yeah I’m all into this show at the moment. Worst thing is I can’t talk about it with anyone because it’s old and nobody I know watched it.

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I have so much love for The Office. It reminded me of when I watched Parks and Recreation and that show is one of my favorite evers. I have laughed so much with this one though. I started watching a long time ago, I don’t even remember when but I stopped around season 4. I don’t know why I always stop watching series at season 4. And this is not just because I also stopped watching Dawson’s Creek at season 4 but I also stopped watching a lot of shows on S4. Anyways, now suddenly decided that I needed a more laughter in my life so yeah, naturally, I turned to a tv show looking for it.

I’m currently on season 6 now and I watched it every night unlike Dawson’s Creek which I’m trying to delay so it doesn’t have to end, I’m lame.

I’m wishing for a new mockumentary to come because I honestly love them a lot.

  • Music

I haven’t find anything new and to be honest with myself I think my music taste is starting to suck. I used to be this person who would spend hours looking for new good music and now I just kind of play the everyday songs I have. Worst thing is I love listening to music, they’re literally not many times of the day when I’m not listening to music and I’m just starting to get bored of listening to the same stuff.

I also miss 8tracks, I used to find great songs on that app but because now it’s only available on the United States I can’t. You broke my heart, 8tracks, I loved you.

If you feel like it, recommend me music or songs you’re into at the moment.

  • Books

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I’m not reading anything at the moment but I have Uprooted in my table and I see it every day laying there tempting me to start reading so I might finally give in.

“Our Dragon doesn’t eat the girls he takes, no matter what stories they tell outside our valley. We hear them sometimes, from travelers passing through. They talk as though we were doing human sacrifice, and he were a real dragon. Of course that’s not true: he may be a wizard and immortal, but he’s still a man, and our fathers would band together and kill him if he wanted to eat one of us every ten years. He protects us against the Wood, and we’re grateful, but not that grateful.”

Agnieszka loves her valley home, her quiet village, the forests and the bright shining river. But the corrupted Wood stands on the border, full of malevolent power, and its shadow lies over her life.

Her people rely on the cold, driven wizard known only as the Dragon to keep its powers at bay. But he demands a terrible price for his help: one young woman handed over to serve him for ten years, a fate almost as terrible as falling to the Wood.

Sounds really cool, I was so excited when I found it on the book store. My cover is not as pretty as this one though.

  • Movie

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From the moment I saw the first picture of Ryan Gosling and Emma Stone dancing I was rooting for this movie. First of all because I love Emma Stone and I love Crazy, Stupid, Love so I loved them together with Ryan Gosling and they were kinda cool in Gangster Squad. But this movie? I don’t know if you have checked the trailer but it makes me so anxious and excited to see it.

The story is about “A jazz pianist falls for an aspiring actress in Los Angeles.” accordin to IMDB. I’ll leave you the trailer.

Plus Emma singing? I’m so up for this.

  • Clothes & Accesories

I’m all over this skirt I bought in H&M on my summer trip.

And that’s it, that’s all I have for the moment 🙂

See ya!

PS: I have ambiented my blog into a more spooky theme, I love Halloween.

 

 

Blog-Friend Award

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Award time! God I missed doing this, they’re so fun, plus I’ve never done this one so yay! I was tagged by girlonrainbow, thank you very much! Make sure to check her blog because it’s honestly the cutest thing ever. I love her photos (like really, really love them haha) and the fact that english isn’t her native language and she still has an english blog like me it’s really cool!

Rules

  1. Talk about the blogger who nominated you and give your readers an idea of what their blog’s about
  2. Answer the questions (unlimited) given
  3. Nominate some bloggers (or you can make an open nomination). g. anyone can do this award!
  4. Let the bloggers know that you nominated them (if you picked specific bloggers!)
  5. Give your nominations some questions to answer (unlimited)

Let’s start answering!

1) What’s the Thing you love most about Blogging?

I think what I love most about it is writing about the things I like. You know when you want to profoundly talk about something but nobody will hear you or they will hear you but just a couple of minutes and then get bored and change the subject? Well that can’t happen when you blog. You get to talk about what you love and if other share that love they can get into the discussion.

2) What’s your dream-holiday?

Italy. I don’t know why but right now I’m so into going to Italy. Or Hawaii, I’m open for that too, haha.

3) If you could buy anything you want, what three things would you buy?

  • I think it would always change, right now I want a MacBook Air because I’m currently using my grandma’s mac and it’s amazing. I was always so against Mac’s I have no idea why because after using one my life changed haha.
  •  Hamilton tickets, of course.
  • Bed sheets? I’m moving soon and I need some new ones.

3) Favourite breakfast?

waffles with bacon.

4) What do you do when you’re really really angry or sad to calm down/ be ok again?

I lay down and listen to music or watch something to calm down (YouTube videos of an interview with a favorite actor/actress or a Parks & Rec or The Office episode)

5)What Kind of blog posts do you read/write most likely?

Usually personal ones, ones with pictures, favorites of the [month], movie reviews and book reviews.

Lovely questions!

My Questions:

  1. Favorite social media?
  2. Favorite movie of the moment?
  3. If you could get a tattoo what would it be?
  4. Favorite celebrity at the moment?
  5. How would you describe your style?

I’m not going to tag anyone and just keep it open for anyone who wishes to do it! If you do it let me now I would love to read your answers!

I’m back!

I just arrived from Miami and I’m back home, freezing myself to death. I wanted to keep writing after my last post while being on my trip but my sister found out about my blog and I had to stop.

What’s wrong with her founding out? Well, the thing is my blog is sort of my secret. Yeah, I know I’m really bad at keeping secrets, I always wrote in front of my family but they never seemed to notice and when they saw me they would ask me if I was doing homework or some paper so I said yes, plus they don’t know english but my sister does, she saw me writing about the cat and started wandering so I told her. No big deal though, she didn’t say anything and she dropped the subject.

My trip was amazing and definitely something I needed to do to come back home with a little more energy. Highlight was definitely Disney and Universal (which I will talk about it later) because after that we took it easy in Miami. We did a lot of shopping since the clothes in USA is a lot more cheaper. My older cat dying was obviously a downer but I’m better now.

Anyway, I’m back and ready to keep up with this blog!

See ya (like really really soon)

Liebster Award

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I’m back with a Liebster Award! I have been trying to post as much as before but just when I decided I was going to try to post every day I got into exams week, yeah talk about timing.

Thank you so much flickbox for nominating me! If you got time go check this blog, it’s pretty awesome.

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Let’s see the rules:

  • Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you
  • Answer the 11 questions that the blogger gives you
  • Nominate 11 bloggers of your own choosing
  • Give them 11 questions
  • Let the bloggers know you nominated them

Perfect! The questions are…

1. What is your favourite horror movie ?

I usually  hate horror movies but if I had to pick one I actually liked it would be Psycho

2. If you could be a movie bad guy, which one would you be ?

Wow this one is good, hmm I think I would be Loki from Thor and The Avengers. I’m actually saying Loki because I cannot think of other bad guy at the moment.

3. Would you let a movie crew film in your house ?

yeah! This actually happened to a friend once but it wasn’t a movie it was for a tv show from here.

4. What kind of movie would you like to star in ? Why ?

I’m between action, sci-fi, fantasy and adventure because usually those are the movies I obsess more about.

5. Which movie star should live forever ?

I think Leo DiCaprio is on top of my list here.

6. Would you like to be an actor/actress ? Why or why not ?

If I had talent, wasn’t so shy and had the appearance to attract audience in today’s society (unfortunately this is “important” nowadays) I would totally be an actress. I love movies, entertainment, theatre and all things related to acting, I grew up in it because my mom took a lot of acting classes and I used to go and see her plays.

7. Do you think movies have been developing technology or technology has been developing movies ?

I think is a mix of both. Thanks to technology more movies have been developed and at the same time these movies make us work more on the technology being used to make them so we can improve them.

8. If you were to be an actor / actress, which director would you like to work with ? And actor ?

Humm directors I think it would be Kenneth Branagh, Zack Snyder or Baz Luhrmann and actors… that is really hard because I love a lot of actors but I would choose Robert De Niro or Rachel McAdams

9. Would you rather be in a movie, or be given $500.000 ?

Be in a movie.

10. Think of a boring movie you’ve seen. Is there a way to make it better ?

I can’t think of any boring movie I watched… Most of the times even if it was boring at some point I end up liking them anyways. Recently I watched Now is Good with Dakota Fanning and Jeremy Irons but I couldn’t finish it because I got bored. I can’t say I blame the movie here though because I think I was just a bit tired of the same theme. Maybe in another time I would have loved it.

11. Which movie has the best story ? Tell me about it.

Oh this is so difficult, a lot movies have incredible stories. For now I’m going to say Stardust because it’s one of my favorite fantasy movies. Although for being based in a park attraction I would say the Pirates of the Caribbean movies have a great story.

Hey! this was fun, loved this movie related questions 🙂

Now my questions are:

  1. Favorite movie based on a book?
  2. Favorite snack for a movie?
  3. Book you wish there was a movie adaptation? or book you wish there wasn’t a movie adaptation?
  4. What is going to be your costume for this Halloween? or if you don’t have plans because it’s kinda early who/what would you want to dress as?
  5. Jurassic Park, Pirates of the Caribbean or Marvel movies?
  6. If you were in a movie/book what character would you be? (protagonist, best friend, love interest, etc…)
  7. When a movie based on a book comes out you are usually the person who already read the book or the person who is going to read the book after seeing the movie?
  8. A TV movie you liked?
  9. Think of your favorite character from a book, which actor/actress would you choose to portray them?
  10. Would you rather be the director of the movie the book is being adapted to or the writer of the book the movie is being adapted to?
  11. Pick a favorite character from a book, which movie character do you think they would have a great chemistry with?

I like this questions a lot!

I’m actually going follow the rules and nominate 11 blogs for once:

Let me know when you do this or if you do this, you don’t have to if you don’t want to of course, but if you do I would love to read the answers.

 

“Talk to us, we won’t judge you”

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Yesterday I had a big oral presentation in my oratory class (it’s like speech class) I hate this class for the simple fact that I hate speaking in public. I mean there is a reason why I’m writing a blog and not speaking on a YouTube channel (Though I always play with the idea of making one)

The most ironic thing is that I’m studying journalism. I need to learn how to speak in public and speak to strangers. Up to now I’m only good with strangers at the phone. I remember I used to ask other people to call for delivery because I would have a breakdown if I did, literally my conversation would go:

McDonald’s employee: Hi how can I help you?

Me: Hi, good morning, Hum… wait, it’s not morning. It’s 9pm… Anyway, hi… hum, wait a second… *passes the phone to someone else and locks herself in her room until the food arrives*

… With time I got better at it. I can answer the phone and speak and not drool or stay quiet or confuse morning with night on the other side of the line, I evolved. Still, speaking in public in front of strangers makes me feel bad in the tummy.

So basically in this presentation we had to get together in groups, choose a famous person and analyze his speech mode, meaning, the way he speaks, filler words he uses, his expressions, his body movement, etc. Later we would have to speak to the class about it and meanwhile the class would have to analyze us the way we did with the famous people quoting some authors we saw in class who apparently are experts in oratory enough to write a book about it (yay so entertaining!) I would stand and talk about my famous guy, meanwhile the people sitting down wait for me to do something to point it out to the professor.

Maybe you understand now. I hate this class…

To worsen the things a little my group (I was lucky to get my closest uni friends) chose a famous person linked to sports because all of them except for me and another girl are studying journalism specialized in sports. I would have much rather talk about Leo DiCaprio for example, me and the other girl suggested him but they were like “Nice try, but hell no”

So I spoke. I spoke in public and I thought I was really okay. In fact I was surprised with me and how well I managed to talk. I was really nervous that day but everything seemed to go well… well no. Apparently not. As soon as we sat down and the professor asked what comments they had about us they started attacking us and I tried to remind myself that this was normal and that they did the same with other groups, they’re critics but constructive ones that only mean to help you for the future.

Anyway when they criticized me I couldn’t help feel a little disappointed. I don’t think this is supposed to be a helpful post that recommends you what to do when you are shy or have social anxiety like me because I would say “AVOID TALKING IN PUBLIC”

But if I had to give some recommendation I would probably suggest to learn what you have to say really hard but in a way that when you deliver it to the public it feels like you’re talking to them, in a natural way. Try to avoid learning it by hard and cite it like you learned a poem by hard and you’re delivering it. People notices when it’s natural and when you are saying exactly the same thing you have on the paper. Plus if you say it naturally people would think that you know what you’re talking about, they will trust what you’re saying.

That said, I just wanted to share a bit of my life with you, thanks for following me or reading me!

See ya!