Mall Shopping Spree with Rubab: Vlogging Adventure

Remember how when Rubab first landed in America a few weeks ago in the middle of Ramadan, she invited me out to an outlet mall in the city to go shopping? Well, we decided that wasn’t enough time for us to hang out, so I invited her over to my place so I could drive her out to the mall nearby today.

After a looot of negotiating, we finally set up our plan to meet up at the mall and to hang out there until we were ready to come back to my place. (I was hoping to get some pokemon go catching in there too, but I didn’t manage to 😦 )

Sooo I drove out the van there and we met up. We did loads of shopping in H&M, Charlotte Russe, Charming Charlie, and visited some others like Forever 21, and Books a Million too.

Rubab didn’t do that much shopping, because she thought she wouldn’t wear cool stuff like dresses in Pakistan much -___- boring. She did most of her shopping for gifts for other people. And speaking of gifts for people back home, she had promised she would vlog us hanging out at the mall, so that’s exactly what we did. And I have to say, it was really fun! I got the footage from her once she’d left, and it was really fun to watch us goofing off on camera xD The only problem of listening to yourself recorded is having to hear your own voice, ew. But anyways, I realized I totally had enough confidence to vlog in public and it was a really enjoyable thing to do~ I’m glad I tried it out.

Besides that, the family at home needed the van to go to a BBQ, so I dragged Rubab home and we chilled out here, recording a haul video and also experimenting with some buys such as my eyeshadow palette and Rubab’s hair doughnut. Mid make up tutorial however, Rubab’s ride showed up and we had to say bye. Again. Ugh, good byes stiiiiink. I just really hope I get to fly back soon to visit. I miss my friends ❤

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman

My Adventure on Foreign Soil!

I’m making it sound more epic than it actually is. Hey, embassies are considered the soil of the country they belong to, so I’m technically correct. Geez, it needs a touch of dramatic flare, is all.

It was QUICK. They newly introduced an actual appointment system, with ticket numbers like at a fast food place, and it’s so much more efficient and less messy than before. Five years ago, it was on a first come first served basis, and it sucked. I’d have to miss school and stay at the embassy for around six hours just for a ten minute interview, and a few signatures.

We were out of there in an HOUR. And it only took us that long too because the cashier wasn’t in at the time, so we had to wait a bit. Plus, other people were still showing up. I love hour our stereotypical Desi un-punctuality is even influencing an embassy of a foreign nation ❤ It brings a tear to my “dual” national eye :’)

While the first dude was checking out our application for my passport renewal, he was fiddling with the date stamp, and after a while finally stamped 28 July 2014 onto the form. It’s June, bro. My dad politely asked why he’d stamped July, and then realizing his error, fixed it. He also forgot which ink to sign at the bottom of the form in, so it was fixed up professionally with half a black signature that had been finished and rewritten in red ink. Poor guy must’ve been reaaally sleepy, really off his game, or just plain ol’ clumsy. Who knows.

The second dude that conducted my interview (they didn’t have me take a proper oath, but I still had to promise that I hadn’t lied on the forms, with my right hand raised. I hope that’s the closest I ever get to a proper oath too 😛 ) was a gora guy, and he was pretty great at what he was doing with the questions, and answering those my dad asked too.

There was also a stop between these two guys, which was stopping and paying the cashier the fees for the new passport.

We were waiting for the cashier to open shop, and this other family, that came AFTER we did, just stood huddled in front of the station, like they belonged there! I was pretty miffed at their hurry, and their rudeness, especially since they were counting out which ticket holder had to go up to which window. It was hence pretty satisfying when they were asked to move, and our ticket number was called. That aunty’s smug, haughty look was wiped clean of her face then as she shuffled back to take a seat and wait her turn like everyone else. Hah. Justice. #TheTripleA

That’s about it for that. I didn’t get much sleep last night though…even though I went to bed at around 1 am, I didn’t fall asleep until four. And so I’m running on two hours of sleep, and basically sugar and sunlight~

It was fun. We went to Second Cup afterwards, grabbed a bit of coffee, and some other tidbits (double chocolate muffin, a slice of apple pie, a chicken wrap). Ammi of course wasn’t very fond of her coffee. She’d ordered a medium/regular size too! I got a Cuzco, which is this nutty(aw yeah) chocolate-ish (barely) Latin American blend of coffee, apparently. Adding foam milk just made it all the more better ❤ (Ammi used up half the brown sugars we’d been served, so I only got to use two packets 😦 )

Aaaand now I’m home, typing this out, while I load up a Rizzoli & Isles episode ^_^

Hee hee, well, I’m off now 😛

I’ll type out more about Ayesha’s birthday later today, I hope~

Crazy, Chocolate, and Cookies,
-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman. 

 

Plan for Tomorrow- Ayesha’s Birthday & My Passport Interview

Sooo I’ve got two major things tomorrow. My interview at the embassy to renew my passport, and get my first “adult” one made that’ll last me ten years. (No pressure for the photo, or the signature. Not one but. Nuooope.)

More on that just now, but I also need to state- for the record~- that it is also Ayesha’s sweet seventeen Sassy Seventeen birthday bash. Much less of a bash, more of a crash. Seeing as we all invited ourselves to crash at her place. It’s going to be a casual affair (as casual as Ayesha can get), so we’ll just be playing a bunch of board games. I for one am super pumped and looking forward to this! I LOVE board games, and we’re even playing a  bunch of my faves- Cluedo, Pictionary, Taboo, “Foreheads” (the Lazy DIY version of Headbands, which is a charade like game.), and Credit Card Monopoly (never played that one before, so yeah!). Yay ❤

Ahem. Passport complaining time~

Er, maybe not now… I should be asleep. Gotta get up early tomorrow.

Um, there was the family album, basically proving I’m my parent’s daughter, showing my aging, school ID cards, etc, etc.

And I’ll fill it all out laterrrs, as Imma hit the hay now.
[#HayAbuse #BadPun, woot woot.]

So ciao~

-Frostie
the magical as hell snowman.

Summer (July) Anime Releases

You can find the releases for which anime this July 2014 on the site, anichart.net. 

And I found a helpful chart here, where you can see a picture of the anime’s poster, along with it’s name. So it’s easier to find one to your animation preferences.

Must check out this anime, as it’s got a BUNCH of cool voice actors- Kirito from SAO, Ash Blake from Dragonar Academy. people from Log Hoizon, Fate/Zero?, Vampire Knight, Fairy Tail, No Game No Life, and much much more!)- called Akame ga Kill!  For details on the voice actors, plus pictures of the characters they’ll be voicing, click here.

Hope this is helpful!

It sure helped me get into the whole watching a season of anime, as it AIRS. I’ve never done that before so yeah =P

But I plan to again! It’s awesome ^_^

*poof*

-Ze

Shopaholic on a Sunday

So yeah. i went to the mall today. at like, 11.30am. with hadia and my dad. and i did some shopping. and i almost did an insaaanely amount of shopping too. but Daddykins was like, no, you dont NEED that. (i tried getting a pretty cheetah printed dog collar for my cat, but alas, it did not happen =( d’aww…)

I still managed more shopping than i intended to =P i mean, i just got some moolah from my uncle cuz of my brilliant O-level result, and my dad finally went and got it out of his bank account and gave it to me.

So…this is Ze, and this is my haul =D
(lydia from lizzie bennet diaries of youtube. go google it now. the best modern adaptation of a classic book i have EVERRR seen. i havent even finished it yet since the ban…oh well. im just lazy. but seriously, go check it out.)

Now, i just realized that for a Haul thingie, i should just put pictures of the tees i got….so excuse me while i go take some wonderful webcam photos with this ginormous laptop. LA LA LA…

phew, finally done! annoyingly enough someone set the camera to video mode, so i had to take the pictures over. which sucks for two reasons, one, i lost loads of time doing it, and i hate redoing stuff. and two, i took some very epic pics i was proud of =( oh well…these will simply have to do.

So heres the first shirt, a very summery, flowy, soft and pretty shirt. im thinking it’d even look cool if i wore a super tight full-sleeved beige or maybe black shirt underneath. Thatd look cool with those flowy sleeves. (cuz summers ending, and i got a new shirt, so i obviously want to wear it. and hence, the layers make it possible to wear in winter, yay! =3)

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^i got this from Break Out, and i totally ADORE that store. i love the bright colors, and super peace-y and epicly gangster-ish clothes theyve got. And, needless to say, that goes wonderfully well with my very hippie and neon wardrobe ^_^

while i was snapping pics, i also took a few (as in two, duh.) shots of my room. just cuz. so yeah. heres one now, this is my super messy bookshelf. See how in the top shelf to the right, there are two (very precious) books of mine, sorta falling out? well, thats cuz underneath them (yeah, ive totally run out of space. =( im trying to get my parents to get me another bookshelf, but theyre like, theres no space in your room…ill make space for mah books, so pleeeeaase! >.< ) And that underneath book is HP and the Order of the Phoenix which is, and should be, totally shocking cuz its the harry potter book i hated the MOST as a kid. oh well. still rereading it. and that i havent everrr done either. hm =P oh, and infront of that is where i keep two stacks of jewelry boxes, but until i finish that book, and it goes back to its usual place, its staying a mess and yup, staying haphazardly like the rest of everything in my room.

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aaaand now for the final and totally EPIC tee i got- a BATMAN ONE~! yaaaay~! finaaaallyyyyy! since im overly obsessed with batman, and am batman, its perfect ❤ especially since its neon and got sequins on it too =3 so totally me~ and obviously no one would suspect Batman to wear his own merchandise, hence my secret identity shall still be secret. Muahahahaha. All is going according to plan…(according to plaaaaaaan~! oh come on, from the Corpse Bride? the song sung by the parents? yeah. that.)

picture045 < i got this splash of neon epicness from Outfitters, by the way.

 

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and now for the close up of the super sequin batman logo~

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aaaand now for another random snapshot of my room- my closet! or, to be much more precise, my closet handle! But, oh, why would you talk a picture of your closet handle? Is it a cool carved griffin? Or perhaps the head of a hydra? naw, man. but it is coolio. Cuz its got a tie on it. i kid you not. see for yourself.

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yeaaah, i know i did a super bad job tying this tie- but, in my defense, this tie is silk and soft, and super hard to tie properly cuz of it! so justified wonkyness. [i stole this particular tie from my dad, and it doesnt go with any of my own clothes, so i made my closet cool like this. Cuz ties are cool. as are bowties. (Dr.who anyone?)] But i really do need to get a neon green or pink or blue tie now….

so yeeessh, that was my haul. i know, still not as much shopping as id like to have done…next time, i shall go get a pair of adorable skinny jeans that were white with a cool block print kinda motif repeated all over it. There were two pink roses (one big, one small) and underneath the roses, i think, cuz i dont recall completely, was a yellow paisley design. so cute! plus, ive been meaning to get a pair of patterned jeans recently and white ones. so its a win win! plus they were on sale :O

as were the two shirts i got ^_^ even if im a shopaholic and i looove getting loads of clothes, i still do it economically =P so yeaaah.

thats about all. now i think i shall finally post a ramble post…but ive got nothing to ramble about at the moment (*gasp* reaaally??) so…oh wait, i know! i was rereading some older posts last night and-interrrupted by a phone call from ayesha…she just got back from an out of town debate without me =( but reasons why i didnt go in another separate post ^_^ -and it had a short random fun tidbit that i was supposed to post. an anecdote, kind of. so yeah, thats whats coming next. gosh, ive got nothing to do today =/

Peace!

-Ze

DIY Paper Bow

So i was on howaboutorange.blogspot.gr and found this super simple idea of making a paper bow, and as bow crazed as i am, i simply HAD to try it out. And its a pretty straight forward tutorial on how to make cute, pretty paper bows like these:

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You can check out the original tutorial here. And as my camera sucks/is broken, ive stolen the pictures from the original blog post of HowAboutOrange =P

1. You download this here pdf file and print out the shapes onto the colored paper of your choice (it could be recycled, patterned, wrapping paper, whatever!) or print it onto plain paper, cut the pieces out and use it as a stencil. (the pdf has enough shapes to make two bows.) Now, your pieces, for ONE bow, are gonna look like this once you cut them out:

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2. You take the elongated sunglasses like shape and bring the two ends to the middle, where i like to glue them together lightly. Itll look something like this:

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3. You take the bottom bow bit, the tails of the bow, and glue that to the wings of the bow. Next, take the last little strip of paper and glue that to the paper bow to finish it all off. i like to make this little bit pop, so i glue it loosely together, so that it looks poofy and not as flat. i just like my bow like that, but its really up to you how you want the finished thing to look. All in all, its pretty easy. You just need the shapes to cut out and then its just easy gluing it all together! Heres the finished look, and im inspired that something SO SIMPLE could look so cute, elegant, and even be so much fun to make! This is an adorable idea, and i love HowAboutOrange for creating it at all ❤

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so yeah, have fun with these little/big/huge/medium/whatever the hell  you want-sized paper bows, experiment with designs, colors, materials, anything at all! Hope you have fun making these!

Happy Crafting, y’all~

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

My Degree of One Direction Infection

I am a Directioneer. Not a directioner. i mean, i just LOVE the bands music, but that doesnt mean ive got to fangirl over the guys who made that music. but here, its either you like jacob/edward, or bieber/one direction. so pick. NOW. that is what most girls demand from you before asking for your name. welll, for the first one the answer is obviously Percy Jackson. and the second is One Direction. but to what extent..?

Ok, i admit that zayn malik has looks. but i just dont like his looks, its just my personal preference. but saying that here might start  the zombie fangirl apocalypse.  (but i actually hate that stupid looking weird bleached blonde streak thing in his hair.)  i like niall, and his supposed personality (i say supposed cuz i pretty evidently dont know it first hand) seems very awesome, he loves nandos (as do i), might just eat as much as me (hey, its possible), and is Irish. Now, thats a lotta awesome right there. and i think he looks a bit cute too, but not in a drool over him way, just a you-took-a-glance-at-his-photo-and-said-‘oh-hes-cute’ kinda cute. Liam, seems sweet, shy, and the only seriously ‘good’ guy through and through in this band. seriously, i found this picture on fb saying ‘Where would One Direction be without Liam? In Jail’ and i think it could very well be true =) but ive never really given such importance to liam really, but just cuz i kind of lack an opinion of him…

Harry and Louis left! i think Harry looks hot, especially in the pictures these guys take. but Louis is still my favorite. sometimes he looks hot, but mostly he just looks suuuuper CUTE. i love these two ❤ and i find it cute and funny when they joke around as a friendly couple, loving each other so much (even though its not the least bit gay) on their video diaries, music videos, instagram and tumblr photos, etc. i just love all zat.

i think the video diaries are also super hilarious and awesome. its like during the X factor, and it was great. they seemed like actual normal guys just chilling on a pair of stairs. Louis dressed up as superman, their awesome hoods- oh ma gosh, their awesome hoods. i want a hood like zat! *____* they were regular, zip-up hoods, its just that the zipper extends to the absolute tippity tip of the hood, so you  could  zip up your head inside too. i dont know why, really, but i want a hood like zat. i could approach random people and be like ‘nom nom nom, im the cookie monsterrrr!’ or ‘BOO!’ or ‘hey, do you  know where the Adam’s Family resides?’ etc. it would be fun…

now the last thing, is that my liking one direction actually gives most of my peers the slight hope that im growing up. when i was in 5th grade i was super anti-harry potter. when i was in 6th grade, i despised twilight and BOTH edward and jacob. and when it came to boy bands, i hated almost all of them and barely knew about any celebrities at all (i dont really watch regular unanimated movies =P ). in the end, i also loathed bieber. so finally, when i started liking one direction and actually saying that i not only find some of the guys cute but one ‘hot’ its like i can hear them think, ‘pheeewww, shes finally growing up!’ or ‘now we know shes a normal teenage girl’ or ‘Shes seen the light!’ =)

And cuz its like one of the few overlapping usually mutual likes most girls start talking about it with other girls they dont really know and then they end up squealing about which guy they like from those five, and before you know it, theyre fangirling over them. and if im there, i can usually fake the fangirling, or tolerate it (theirs and mine). so i seem even more normal and easy to get a long with =) what can i say, being the co-president of the Dramatists (the dramatic fascists, nah, im kidding, haha, its actually just the Drama Society), i can be one hell of an actress 😉 and i know it =P

Lastly, i love one direction’s songs (most of them, not all of them, mind you). and i like one direction, and i dont have much of an issue passing that like off as love =P even though its not really… i dont like bieber or his music, but i do admit that i like one of his songs (as long as  you love me). but i do love Louis =D and yeaaah, i never feel the urge to fangirl when talking about these guys, not really. it is i, ze Directioneer B) when being a Directioner is too mainstream. haha, jk, no, thats just lame =P

In my teenagery defense, i do happen to like Vampire Diaries too (love Damon-read the books) and i really like Pretty Little Liars too so ha. in your face. but whatever, the thing here is done and dealt with so…

Frosty Out!

Ooooh, loook, it’s KEVIN~!