Ze End to a Swagtastic Year

2013. Nearly over. Course I had to post something about that. All the swag, YOLOs, and pathetic ‘gangsters’  we must say good bye (and good riddance) to. If we’re lucky.

Cuz we should totally Ring out the old, and Ring in the new!

^[and that is a reference to Lord Alfred Tennyson’s canto, Ring out, from his poem In Memoriam (I believe?). ]

That actually goes very much against what I believe, but it’s a reference I just HAD to make. And I’ll explain that later, but first, a bit more on the year of 2013.

Thank God that draws an end to that terrible year. And yet, despite the overview of so many terrible things that happened this year, all the deaths (of both the famous and those who luckily weren’t), the twerking, the fashion trends, and flops to music, unnecessary movie sequals, disappointing books, and many many more, the year wasn’t that bad for me.

I mean, I’ve grown! At the end of this year, I’ve grown to a different person, and in my opinion a better one, that the one I was at either the start of this year, or the end of the one before that (2012). I’ve managed a few things that I thought I never could before- yesh, I have indeed become faster at reading =3

I’ve read more books, although not nearly as many as I’d have liked to (ugh, I’m still very much behind on my reading…). I’ve become friends with more and different types of people at school and otherwise. And hey- now I can actually wave around an eyeliner without potentially maiming myself! So yeah, progress ^_^

I’ve had FUN. And that’s what I think counts at the end of the year ^_^ And you shouldn’t be summarizing everything that you hate about yourself or want to change or just want gone at the end of the year- because, let us face it, that’s exactly what you do when you write down those stupid new years resolutions. I think it’s silly, the thought that “yeah, I’m all pumped to change myself! To become a better person, with a better, healthier lifestyle! The new year starts in, oh 48 minutes, and I will do all that then! New year’s wooo!” You should focus on what great times you’ve had this year. Not diagnose the personality or social or any other type of problem that you have with yourself and just decide to change that.

Don’t get me wrong, I think it’s greaat to want to improve yourself, your lifestyle, and get rid of annoying/bad habits. But why is the New Year’s the time where you get motivated to do so? Is the thought of starting off with a clean slate at the beginning of a new year just so appealing? Well, it should be and can be. But, honestly? You don’t get a clean slate. You only try to suppress all wrong you’ve done in the world and all things you aren’t proud of doing/regret, and just pretend that with a new start, you’ll turn over a new leaf.

That ain’t gonna work. Because you lose that motivation in just a few weeks, maybe months. And you shouldn’t. But you do, because that illusion of having a clean slate is gone. You don’t have a clean slate, and you’re reminded of that by still doing things you don’t like about yourself- small things maybe, but they are there. And that’s where it all goes downhill. You don’t try, or you forget, or you just damn give up. 

Sure, there’s the other factor of peer pressure too. How everyone want’s to improve themselves,  so you decide, what the heck, to do it too. But then again, you lack motivation and plop, end up exactly where you were.

Ok, maybe there are a few people who stick it out, who make some sort of progress even if they don’t reach their goals. But I still think it’s a waste to do it at new years.

I personally find that life-changing goals or super-set-in-stone-rules one sets for themselves or decides to accomplish work out best whenever you’ve made up your mind to do so, be it in the middle of the year or not. I think that it’s actually much more effective any other time of year.

After all, how many people do you see join the gym in January? Triple the current population of the Earth, correct. But at the end of September, how many- no, forget September, how many at the end of APRIL will be from the initial that joined in January? Hardly any. Maybe one or two. Four if your lucky. Maybe six if two of them were lads just after some abs to woe women with. But really, peoples’ moral just disappears, no it would be more apt to say it wavers, and then wanes. Soon, it disappears, and one day they either question why they are in fact still bothering, or why they started to do so in the first place and convince themselves with ‘logic’ out of it.

“huff, huff…why..am I lifting such heavy…weights..? pant, pant…I don’t want to be buff…I’m not even that fat…and..huff…guys wouldn’t want a chick with big huge muscles…ew…pant…I’ll just…run…like, jog..every..pant, pant…morning, before school/work/whatever…I’ll do yoga…yeah, that should be enough….huff..Ok, I’m done ^_^ And feeling great =D ”

Aaand pew, that resolution flies out the window =/ In the end, a bunch of us have given up on our resolutions, and just tell ourselves we’ll definitely do it ‘next’ year. Hah. We never do nor will =(

I know I have. I had a goal I set for myself last year, as a new years resolution ( I make up a few every now and then when I feel like it. I don’t believe in the idea of coming up with self-improvements as the end of a year comes and the start of another one beckons. ), to lose weight. A typical girly teenager resolution. See, I’ve got some unproportionally large thighs. I’m not fat, I’m not chubby, but my thighs make me self-conscious. So I don’t feel comfortable in a few short-ish hoodies and skinnies. But that’s why I had this vague idea that I would loose weight in time for this winter so that I wouldn’t be self conscious. Buuut, I gave up =P I got tired of exercsizing in the summer, and I started eating my normal levels of junk food, which isn’t very normal nor should ever be recommended to anyone =/ I can literally have (and have, at that) pure honey out of a bowl with a spoon. So sugar? I live off it and love it~!

(Coolioness- I have lost weight this year even though I gave up on that ^_^ And I don’t care too much about my thighs anymore. So the self consciousness is muuuch less now =) like,I think I lost maybe 3 kg? Or 2 and a half? )

Aaaaaah, this is tooo long to explain there are just about 16 minutes til New Years left now! So more on this explanation later I guess =P Oh and I still have to post the second part to that weird dream…hm, will do, will do. But not today, tomorrow ^_^ Meh, it’s new years, gimme a break =D

And even if I’m against the resolutions, I’m so up for the partying xD But not AT 12 am. Usually afterwards =D Explanations laterrr~!

So with that, I wish y’all a HAPPY NEW YEAR~!!!

Make it full of fun, happiness, and hope! May it be a thousand times more exciting and unexpected than the last! =D

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

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Two Rooms, Two Parties, Two Dates?

A Land with Parties, and Totally Weird Public Transport.

^The initial name to this post, but I never got round to telling the transport bit, so that’ll go in another (postponed) post. So I decided to rename this half of the story too.

So I had another weird dream last night.

It started off with me at some kinda party. And it was in a white square room, bearing resemblance to a typical anime classroom. It was full of people partying, dancing, talking, drinking punch, having a good time, the like. There were silhouettes of people that I couldn’t make out. But all the girls were in colorful dresses, and the boys were either in suits or T-shirts and shorts (i don’t know why =/). Lights were flickering, it was a blast!

Even I was in a knee-length dress, and that’s a tad weird. It was a midnight blueish purple, and I was wearing it with elbow length super fancy gloves.

Anyways, we partied. But then after a bit, the room changed. It became smaller, the lights became classroom lights, the people seemed to have left. The only ones in the room now were kinda geeky looking and nerdy people having punch, a few talking to each other, a few on gaming consoles or just sitting awkwardly in corners.

So I notice that there’s got to be more to the party than just this, and following my gut feeling, I leave the room and (the door leading to the class room was in a hallway like so – other door |     |classroom door) and so I walked across to the other parallel door that took me to another party.

A birthday party. And apparently I hated the birthday girl. But to be the total prick I wanted to be, I stayed, ate cake, had a blast, made some new friends, and overall, infuriated her immensely. There was a conga like and after loads of unwrapping gifts and party games, that was the end of that. Everyone’s leaving. Now I’m not sure how we make it here, but we do. Scene shiiift.

Now everyone’s outside, in this mall like set up, with this cinema ish door and ramps leading up to it. Now, I’m talking with this kid, who’s my age, but shorter than me, in a brown suit, round eyes and an innocent smile, and a mop of brown hair. We’re talking and chilling, and walking up and down those ramps. Out of the blue, he asks me out. Whaaat? And I get confused, and he tries to explain that he doesn’t know why but he wants to go on a date with me (very flattering.) But then he gets an emergency call, flustered, and just runs off.

I run off in the opposite direction, and come across this other girl whom I was had become friends with at the second bash. She kinda reminds me of Bisky, from HxH, but not entirely. She had a tanned complexion, twin tails with goldenish brown hair, star hair ties, and a blue, white and yellow frilly flowy dress that was matched completely with other stars too. She looked like a kid, very tiny and petite, shorter than even me. By a little less than a head.

Now we hang out for a bit, but I realize she’s either being overly-friendly or she’s (practicing?) flirting with me. Either way, we hang out at this food court/cafeteria area, and then I randomly hug her and ask this (convenient) photographer to take a picture of us. And she freaks for a bit, cuz I hugged her, but then she kinda acts excited after that. (there were random photographers around to take pictures.) Now, this photographer began to take a picture of this group of people sitting at a table near us first, and we held the pose just waiting for him to finish.So I’m looking in his direction. Another photographer shows up and already snaps a picture, with me looking elsewhere. So I politely ask for another, he complies and then-

For some reason, the chick I was hanging out with, bursts into tears, and runs away, dropping a glass slipper as she went. And I’m just left there thinking…I get to be Prince Charming to another chick, or I become the princess taller than the Prince dressed in Brown?! Da hell, Brain?!!

(I’m not bi =/)

Que tumble weed, silence, and whooshing sound effect as I’m left standing there, thinking that.

Snap. A picture to remember.

Man, this dream was weird =/ and pointless.

Oh, but there’s the weird public transport story…but I guess I’ll make that a part two and post that tomorrow. It’s really late, and I’m suuper sleepyyy =/

So later then!

Sweet and strange dreams!

-Ze

Offending Religious People?- Through Greetings

It’s pretty easy to offend religious people. No matter which religion, it can happen, intended or not.

Kay, I know that my stance on religion on the internet is a huge no-no, but this isn’t debating religion, this is just religious acts on the net. Like, today happens to be Christmas. And in a group chat, a bunch of people were wishing each other Merry Christmas, and I’m not sure how, but I learned of a something that apparently offends some people religiously. And I never knew of this today, and boy, does it make keeping peace between those of different religions tough =/

See, some people don’t like, and some get highly offended if you wish them of a religious holiday and you yourself don’t believe or practice or celebrate that particular holiday. An I’m not sure why, but apparently some people just don’t like it. If anyone does know (cuz they feel that way themselves) or has any guesses and theories as to why some people don’t like it, pleaase share it in a comment or something. I’d like to know or at least try to understand why it’s offending. I mean, if someone’s making fun of your religion or ideologies or just calling it darn right ‘wrong’ (haha, right wrong…) then it’s pretty obvious why you’d be offended. But, I don’t really get why, for example, a Christian would get mad at me for wishing them a Merry Christmas even though I’m not a Christian myself, and I don’t celebrate it either. I’m telling you to enjoy your holiday, whatever it may be. Just cuz I don’t believe in it, or celebrate it, or share your religion doesn’t make it wrong to try and tell or convey to you that I still want you to enjoy whichever holiday it is. Maybe they think that I’m mocking them? I’m not sure why, but that’s what I learnt today about wishing Merry Christmas when not a Christian. It can be dangerous =|

Anyhoo, lesson learnt? Be muuuch more cautious of wishing holiday greetings and wishes now. Apparently it’s become easier to offend people now. Just what the world needed. More confusions to cause misunderstandings =3=

Mm, I think my internet’s working now! Oh boy, it’s anime time now =D

Ciao for now!

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

ps.
People should just be chill with saying Happy Holidays =Y Although whenever I do, people just stare at me with a stare that clearly says ‘Why don’t you just be more specific and say a certain holidays name?’, usually puzzled at why I bothered saying something vague and different like Happy Holidays. Bleh, people make up yo minds.

 

Howdy to a lil’ Holiday DIY SnowGlobe

‘Tis the season of giving, sharing, and- why not?- MAKING!

Snow-glooobes

Wait- it’s the Winter Solstice and it ain’t snowing? And of course, it’s not the same if there are no snowflakes! But do not fret, we can change that up a bit with this simple yet gorgeous DIY I found day before yesterday, but haven’t had the time nor materials to try yet. But here goes anyways.

View the original blog I found this DIY at too, it’s pretty cool =D Plus, you can order a special kit to get all the materials to make this DIY if you want from their site too! Disclaimer- all these photos are from the original blog, Brit+Co, unless otherwise stated.

So, get down with Frosty, and create your own magical winter wonderland, complete with snow in the form of a girl’s best friend, glitter!

Snow-GLobe

I mean, just loook at that spectacular show of shimmer! #EmphasisThroughAlliteration

So let’s get started, now shall we?

Materials-
I Airtight Jar(s)
II Glitter
III A form of SuperGlue (Elfee, or UHU, or E-6000 glue.)
IV Stuff to stick on your jar- like a Christmas Bauble, or other decoration item, like a small tree, or a small figurine, etc.

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Step I- Unscrew your jar lid, and glue whatever you will be putting in the snow globe onto it.

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Press down firmly to make sure it’ll dry securely. Now let it dry properly. To be on the safe side, I’d recommend you to leave it to dry overnight, or to be on the super-safe side, dry for 24 hours. If you’re super giddy to finish the project, then I guess you could shorten the wait to 4 hours, but I’m not sure how well that’d turn out.

Step II- Fill your jar with as much water as possible. Now comes the fun part- adding the glitter! As much as you like, with as many colors as you’d like. Although, you do end up with a snow globe that might have glitter clump in it every now and then. I’ve heard of this tip that’s supposed to fix that up, which is to use hot/warm water in the jar, then use glitter glue instead of glitter as it dissolves in the water more uniformly, yet I haven’t tried this out myself, so I can’t verify whether it works or not. I’ll try this out, then get back to y’all if it does or doesn’t.

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Step III- Shake and enjoy! Have fun making these, and I hope you liked it =D I mean, this is a cute little DIY you could do with kids as a fun little project to lift the holiday spirit, or for those who are homesick without snow this season could be cheered up a bit (I know it worked on me!), and these little guys would make awesome gifts too!

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Just have fun with it, and you can use loads of different stuff instead of tiny Christmas trees. I was thinking of making an Alice in Wonderland themed one myself, honestly. With a lollipop, a peppermint candy cane, and other candies, and a figurine of the Cheshire Cat. I was  thinking of making a Christmasy/Winter Solstice one with Christmas baubles, and plastic snowflake ornaments too. I can’t wait to try this out myself! And soon, I hope!

-Frosty
the cool as hell snowman that brings inspiration to all.

Ze Winter Solstice ’13

Happy Winter Solstice y’all!

I love the Winter Solstice. I’m not Christian, but it’s basically my non-religious Christmas =D

It’s the day with the snowflakes, the day where I’ve gotta have hot chocolate and/or coffee in my specially awesome intended-to-be-Christmas-themed-coffee-thermos-that-is-now-Winter-Solstice-themed, and I hope today of all days I get to wear my Snowflake Sequined Sweater for the first time ever ^_^

But the classical agenda for the day is to read a good book, enjoy that hot drink, and stare out the window at the snowfall/imagine that snowfall if it ain’t snowing. Well, that’s if I haven’t got a party planned. And cuz of yesterday’s festivities, I don’t. But still. It’s amazing ❤

I’ll post a little Winter Solstice DIY later too =3

A little bit of info on it- It’s the 21st of December and its the shortest day of the Gregorian Calender. I don’t know that much about it, honestly. I’ve read about it cuz of Greek Mythology, but I’d love to know more about it’s origins, and how it might’ve been celebrated back in the day, if at all. I’m gonna do some research on it today now too =)

Zat’s all for now =)

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Ze

YOLOing it- Last MidTerm

So today was my last exaaaam! Yaaay! Huzzaaaah! All that. I’m tired, kay?

This is after celebrating liberation from the treacherous clutches of a dastardly villainous dictator- Advanced Physics.

I was supposed to type and post this tiny thing after the exam- the tiny interval in which I was supposed to chill for maybe forty minutes before throwing myself into a crazed party mode (ironically enough, I didn’t even go to the ‘party’/Concert, but that’s a story for another post =P).

Soo, how was mah last midterm, hmm?

Utter shiz went down, that’s for sure.

Like, the first paper, MCQs, was pretty goodish-ok, but there were a buuunch of tukkay there…so I just hope my Devine Tukkah hasn’t abandoned me as of yet…Come on, it’s been but a year, it should still work…

But, the second paper? Dear Lordy, help mah, plis! SO TERIBLE. I mean, the stuff I had studied properly, I’m sure I did alright, but there were a bunch of stuff I hadn’t revised properly and hence muddled up, and there was an ENTIRE 1o mark question I had to leave BLANK cuz I hadn’t done the chapter it was from! (It was a chapter I had missed, and it was confusing since I hadn’t done it before.)

So, yeah, I YOLOed it. And I did to the extent that I hastily wrote #YOLO on my paper too. Aziz would’ve been proud xD But yeah, so that’s the story of how I YOLOed Physics. Can I get a Woot Woot? =3

Although my I wrote it REALLY hastily, so it came out pretty light =/ I’m gonna have to trace it in darker once I get that paper back. Ahem, after my parents see it, course. Shiz. They might see it.

Oh well. YOLO.

^The answer to every problem. HA HA HA, no. 

Kids, Be Smart, Be Safe, Be Awesome, but don’t be a 21st Century YOLO-Loser. Just Don’t. It will only result in disownment.

I should be a motivational speaker, I know.

-Ze

ps.
On a completely Unrelated and Unretarded note, a year ago today my friends and I through a surprise farewell party for an amazing person, a friend called Zain (Miss Incredibly Long Name) at Gloria (…ironically where the concert that I didn’t go to was at..ahem) cuz she was moving to Canada, and had a huuuge, fun celebration. Miss her. Hope she’s well. I think I’ll arrange a Skype meeting with her at the least =P