I’m broke but I had fun

Hello eveybody!

It’s been a while again 😦 March was pretty busy. Lots of classes, projects and stuff. But it was also a very fun month… I had a lot to look forward to and that is what I want to share with you guys!

As I mentioned a couple of times before, I am not a person to go to clubs and parties. The thing I do like very much is going to concerts. Which you might have noticed as well. This month I’ve been to 3, yes 3 concerts and they were AMAZING!

first one up is the performance of Nicolas. Nicolas is a magician who became famous on Belgium’s Got Talent. Later on he got his own tv-show. And this year he did live performances in ‘small town’ theatre. (because magic is more fun up close). He was amazing! Mostly it were basics tricks with a twist which gives it actually a pretty big ‘wow’-effect. The only thing I didn’t like as much was the audience participation. I was scared to dead that he was going to pull my up on stage. 1/3 of the show I felt panic. But still really really great!! (sorry no pics of this one)

A week later came the concert I never knew I needed or even come to Belgium. “Harry Potter and the Philosopher Stone IN CONCERT”. I am a massive Harry Potter fan (which I will prove again later this post). I was looking forward to this moment from the minute I bought the tickets. My sister and her friend and my best friend ans me got on the train to Antwerp.

And that was quite a story. A probably drunk man started yelling at us (in Italian we guesses) because we were talking to each other. For a whole hour he did so. When we got of the train he followed us through the station. And because of the terror alarm here, there were army guys. We told them and they immediately when to check on him. Thank you, army guys!!

The concert itself was just unbelievable! our conductor was such a funny guy. He told us to feel free to cheer for our favorite house or favorite character as much as we wanted. The first immense cheer was for Mister Olivander, but the biggest introduction cheer was for non other than Professor Severus Snape. We all cheered when first years were put in our houses, we cheered at the quidditch match. It was so much fun, and because of that it really felt as if you were actually IN the movie! Just MAGICAL!

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And then there was the moment I’ve been waiting for almost 3 years! Lindsey Stirling finally returned to belgium with the Brave Enough Tour! I’ve been stalking her social media for so long and this month she came back. And I only cried 3 times. I was accompanied by my ‘equally obsessed with Lindsey Stirling’ – friend. It was so so so perfect, even better than I had imagined. If you don’t know her look her up!

Lindsey Striling is a dancing violist. her music is a mix of dubstep and pop (I think, I don’t know that much about music). But she danced almost all the time along with her back up dancers. Throughout the show she shared stories, personal stories, the meanings of her songs. She is such a strong person and a fighter. it was funny too, the whole band played some song on toy instruments, how cool is that! She is amazing and I don’t think any concert will ever top this one. AND she actually stood 3 meters away from my, I could’ve touched her if I wanted, but she was playing so I couldn’t.
crying moments: when it started – one of the stories she told – the encore song

And then last but definitely not least. Because surprisingly enough within a month I made friends, like actual friend I don’t have to put effort in to like. How come, you ask? They love Harry Potter as much as I do! We all went to FACTS together, cosplaying as HP character (rather poorly, only had a month to prep, because we’ve been friends for only a month). FACTS is the Belgian Comic Con, and it was my first time. I felt like a toddler in a theme park. I was so happy!

If any Belgian people are reading this, and went to Facts on saturday, we were the people handing out compliments to every one :p Such a Hufflepuff thing to do

Well this was a very long post, sorry about that. Anyway hope you liked it. I have a feeling this post isn’t organised at all… oops, I will revise it soon

read y’all later

Lovies

I left Papertown

Hello everybody!!

As I already said in one of my last post, I didn’t get to reading quite as much as I would’ve like these past years. So about a month ago I did something I told myself to never get into…. I bought an e-reader… *DUMDUMDUUUUM*

Why did I buy an e-reader? well for the simple reason that I am a student, I don’t have money to spare and sadly book are expensive 😥 and e-books are generally cheaper or even free. And with the whole ‘living on my own’-thing I spend quite some evenings alone in my little studio, not seeing my friends as much, I just crave books.So with that reasoning in mind I just went straight in and bought one.

Well… I didn’t just buy the first one I googled of course! I researched for a couple of weeks, intensively. Because even though my dad knows his shizzle about technology… yet he always tells me I have to research everything. Fun right? trying to figure out what an CPU is and if 1 GHz Freescale i.MX507 is good or not? Having a blast googling processors and resolution comparisons!

Anyhow, I already had 2 brands which I knew were ‘the best’ when it comes to e-readers. The all around famous Kindle from Amazon and Kobo. There are other brands but all the tech sites had these, so let’s go trust the internet. After comparing all the e-reader, in my budget of course, I chose the Kobo Aura second edition (my second in line was the Kindle paperwhite). This one isn’t the best best of the best, but a really good one for the prize. There was an Kindle alternative, but I’ve read Kindle doesn’t open epub-formate books, which I already have.

But why do I write this post?
Just to let you know that e-readers aren’t really that bad. I’ve come to love mine. he doesn’t have backlight or color, so no hard time on your eyes. It has stats, for example it tracks your progress, you’re ‘hours read’, ‘books finished’, it even gives you awards Looks like ‘real’ paper print. I do really like that you can change the font, the size, the line spacing and the margins And I LOVE how in most of the books I have on my Kobo have the font ‘open dyslexic’. My nurse told me last time that she hated it that she never got to read books because she has severe dyslexia and she has to concentrate so hard on reading the words right, that she doesn’t know what she is reading. So I set one of my books in that font, made it bigger and add more line spacing and she liked it!

okay, the anecdote was maybe a bit boring, but dyslexia is a part of my education, so I found that really cool. And I may be going a bit overboard with the love of my Kobo. But it comes in really handy in boring lectures, cuz no teacher sees it. And it’s small (6 inches) so you can take it anywhere (and I do), the battery goes one for weeks.

I’m gonna stop, cuz this is probably not interesting to read. But I’m over excited while writing it.

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I still have my old beautiful actually printed book and I even go old school and handwrite my blog post

Read y’all later

Lovies

 

FairyLoot unboxing

Hi everybody!

After a month of exam stress, it is finally over and I can go back to fun things! YAY! Before exams started I bought myself a christmas present, and a motivation to look forward to during exams! I ordered my first FairyLoot book box! 

Although it was a little expensive with shipping added, it was really worth buying it ! It had so many fun gadget it in, any booklover would love it! All the gadgets are related to the book or the theme of the book, so it all fits together when your finished reading the story 😀

What is in the box, you ask? Well…

The first gadget I saw was the Meraki Candle ‘COME BACK YESTERDAY’. It smells amazing! like cocoa, berries and musk, to be exact. It was named by the author herself, which make it even cooler, in my opinion.

Next there I found the Funko Mystery Mini box, I got a mini Hermione Granger!!! This was also my first Funko Pop! item I got :p

Then came jewelry!!! Oh Panda Eyes, made a beautiful rose necklace for FairyLoot. I think it’s very pretty and I really like the lock as well. It’s not a standard little one, but a big one in the same style as the rose! I love it!

To eveyone surprise… THERE WAS A SECOND BOOK!!! ‘HOW TO THINK LIKE SHERLOCK’ by Daniel Smith. In this book they explain the personaly and the mind of the great Sherlock Holmes, with actually excisiting karacter and personality theories and neuroscience. But don’t worry it’s not a schoolbook in disguise, after the scientific insights there are puzzles to help you to observe, not just to see.

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Final item before the book reveal… a beautiful pillowcase! It was placed in bed by the time I went to bed.

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BOOK BOOK BOOK!!!!

I was already hoping it would be this book. Because for some reason my whole instagram was filled with pictures of it! And I was not so secretly crossing my fingers when I opened the bag.

CARAVAL by Stephanie Garber! along with the drawing of this month’s book, Fairyscoop, the letter form the author and 2 super pretty bookmarks (which are already placed in several others books I’m reading (oops?). I’m so happy with the whole box! I’m definitely going to buy another one! Sadly it is too expensive for me to really subscribe to it every month 😦 but maybe someday I will!

I’m already writing 2 other post, and hopefully I will keep up writing regularly!

read you later!!

Lovies

 

 

 

Mini Dorm Tour

Hello everybody!!

It’s been a while again :/ but finally I made my Dorm Tour, very amateuristic with pictures taken with my phone… kinda temporarly unable to locate my camera at the present time. So sorry in advance for the aweful quality of my pictures, I will update my dorm tour someday when it is completly how I want it to be 😀

So here we go!

This is the place I like the most at the moment! little cactusses, that was the first thing I bought actually :p and then ofcourse, a planner! ‘cuz ESSENTIALS. My planner was personally custom made at personal-planner.com for 30 euros (might seem a lot but it’s like a cheaper somewhat less fancy version of a Lauren Condren planner which is $40 only delivery costs. SO…)

and because of my general obsession with notebooks I have several notebooks for different uses, the flamengo one on the pictures is my ‘what do I need from home’-checklist.

But my absoluut favorite is my Photowall, makes the whole room a bit more ‘home-like’. pictures of my family, my friends my vacations of this summer, and of course some of my favorite quotes and rolemodels.

The bedside is sort of empty, I need more pillows!!! but I have fairylights which are a must in a dormroom, makes every evening cozier! And what is better and a cozy night, favorite movie and some chips? all that PLUS ultra soft and fluffy panda socks from Primark!

The kitchen is a little small, but I manage :p looks super messy, litterally every space I have is taken my stuff like my oven and cooking plates, but it’s quite alright. I don’t have to share it with tons of people. So that’s handy also have my own bathroom with is seriously heaven!

And on top of the soon to be super cozy dorm room… Ghent is a very pretty city!!

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And for the people who don’t know this, Belgium isn’t a big country at all, so even to I live in a dorm in the week we all go home on the weekends. technically it isn’t so nessecary to have a dorm, but it sures makes it a hell of a lot easier! big difference between a 15 minute walk to campus than 30minute walk + 15 minute busride + 1 hour trainride and 20 minute walk to campus :p

Hope you all like this, see y’all soon

Lovies

 

New Year, New Fails

Hi everyone!!

First week of school or work is over, how did it go? So as the New Year has started, the new New Year’s Resolutions are here too! This year I decided to keep them short and general. I only chose 3 and I’m already doing them! 😀

Here they are:

  1. Don’t be afraid
  2. Do more 
  3. Be creative

They are not too specific, which I think is better, higher chances I accomplish them 😉 Let me explain, what my plan are with these Resolutions, and what I already did!

DON’T BE AFRAID

I am a very anxious person. I don’t do so man things because I’m afraid. Afraid of failing, afraid of embarrassing myself (which comes naturally with me :p). There are so much things I regret rejecting. For example in a previous post I mentioned the BBC Speaking Awards, which I really wanted to do but I didn’t. Just because I am afraid of big crowds and public speaking. And I need to get over that. I need to just to life my life I want to and do the things I want to, without holding back for things like stage fright. And there are man other things I have to get over, and hopefully this will be the year I scratch the fair of my list (not that I actually have a list, that would be odd)

Already accomplished:
since a couple of weeks ago, all my friends know about my story on wattpad. I started that story a year ago and finished it early this year, but nobody even knew I wrote stories. I was always afraid to tell because I taught they would laugh at me and think my story is ridiculous. But that was a stupid thing to think, they were all glad for me. I even let them read my new story I started; The Forgotten Tales
http://www.wattpad.com/story/15987666
(Shameless Self Promoting, sorry :p)

I also got a lovely quote for this one, from the movie ‘We bought a zoo’.

Sometimes all you need is
20 seconds of insane courage,
20 seconds of embarrassing bravery.

DO MORE

This one is pretty straight forward. In all the free time I might have, I am gonna do stuff. Doesn’t matter what it is, as long as it isn’t sitting on my bed, staring at my wall for hours, while listening to Taylor Swift. To much time to think makes me sad, I am a worrier (not warrior :p). I need stuff to do, need to stay active and happy. 😀

Already accomplished:
I started going to the gym, like ready working out! Yeah I know! I like it more than I thought I would. I love the feeling you get when you’re done for the day and feel like you actually did something healthy and useful with your afternoon. And for the other free time, I try thinking of new Blog Ideas for you guys! 😀 

BE CREATIVE

I love being creative, it’s relaxing and it’s one of the few thing I might be actually good at. It makes me happy to look at my crafts and see what I just made or created. The more I craft and draw and write, the more I enjoy my day. And because I haven’t done any kind of creative things lately, I decided to pick up on that again (yay :D).

Already accomplished:
Because it’s been a while since I actually done something, I made a collage I wanted to make since the beginning of the school year, to pump up my school dairy! So I did.
My school noteblock was full, so I decorated a new one, like in my previous post Extra DIY school supplies: notepad
We also have to make a stop motion video for school and I’m gonna make it extra original, so currently I am preparing that!  

So that is it! I would love to know what your New Years Resolutions are and if you can keep to them! I usually can’t, but I will always try!

Let me know in the comments, I’d love to get some more inspirations from you!

Lovies