Music Spotlight-Bastille

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

Music Spotlight focuses on embracing everyone’s music taste and is a good way to share songs with each other.

Today’s band is Bastille!

 

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Who are they?

Bastille is a British indie band formed in 2010. The members of the band are Dan Smith, Kyle Simmons, Will Farquarson, and Chris Wood. They won themselves a Brit Award in 2014 for the “British Breakthrough Act.”

What genre of music do they produce?

The band is famous for their indie rock and indie pop songs.

Some of my favourite songs:
  1. Things We Lost in the Fire
  2. Of The Night
  3. Laura Palmer
  4. Oblivion

Do you listen to Bastille’s music? If yes, what’s your favourite song? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Internship Diaries

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Internships mean different things to different people. For me, an internship is one of the most important parts of your higher education because it gives you real life experience and broadens your perspective. I’m currently pursuing my studies at university and I decided to intern at a company during the summer vacation. One of the main reasons why I took this decision was because I wanted to do something productive and new.

Today, I’m going to share with you some of the advantages of doing an internship:

  1. Work Experience:

    Internships are the best way to get hands-on experience of everything you’ve learned so far. Since you are involved in many departments of the company that you’re working for, it will really add up to your CV.

  2. Interpersonal Skills:

    Another benefit of being an intern is that you learn how to communicate and behave in an official workplace, so even if you make any mistakes, you will learn from them. In fact, you build your confidence when you speak to new people and pitch your ideas to them.

  3. Gain Exposure:

    When you work for the first time, you get exposed to a lot of new things. In the sense, you observe what people are doing and get an outlook on what really goes on behind the scenes.

  4. Connecting With People:

    When you enter a new workplace, you tend to interact with a lot of people. In fact, you make connections with people who might even share the same interests as you.

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All in all, from my personal experience, I can definitely assure you that being an intern is a lot of fun because you learn something new every day!

Have you ever done an internship? If yes, share your experience with me in the comments section below. 😀

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Movie Marathon-Wonder Woman (2017)

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Storyline:

Before she was Wonder Woman, she was Diana, princess of the Amazons, trained to be an unconquerable warrior. Raised on a sheltered island paradise, Diana meets an American pilot who tells her about the massive conflict that’s raging in the outside world. Convinced that she can stop the threat, Diana leaves her home for the first time. Fighting alongside men in a war to end all wars, she finally discovers her full powers and true destiny.

Review:

I have always been a fan of movies wherein women are portrayed as strong, confident, and self-sufficient beings. Wonder Woman being one such movie has made millions of people across the world believe that good always wins over evil. The emotions I felt while watching the movie were confusing, to say the least. One moment, I was excited and the next, I was anxious. The plot of the story reminded me of a fairytale as it progresses from a small, protective place to an intense, war-driven area. In fact, the storyline flowed smoothly from one scene to the next which made me even more excited about what was about to happen in the very next moment. Moving on to the cast, I was amazed at how well the actors played out their roles. From Gal Gadot to Chris Pine to Connie Nielsen, everyone seemed so realistic in their character. What I loved most about the movie was that it had a lot of action mixed with a pinch of humor and romance. Let’s not forget the ending (not going to be very specific in light of those who haven’t watched the movie yet) which broke my heart into little pieces. All in all, I salute Patty Jenkins for the immense effort that she has put in to make this movie a huge success!

Life Lessons:
  1. Believe in yourselfImage result for wonder woman chris pine gifRelated imageWonder Woman’s self-belief is something I can learn from. She believes that she has the power to make things right.
  2. Never be afraid to take risks 
    Inevitably, we are all afraid to take chances in life. However, from the various characters in this movie, I’ve learned that taking risks will only get you farther in life. Even if things don’t go as planned, learn from your mistakes.
  3. Fight for what you believe is right
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    If you have a gut feeling that your intentions are good and that you can make a difference in this world, go for it!

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!

Have you watched Wonder Woman? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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DIY Quote Bag

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I enjoy DIY because it gets my creative juices flowing and motivates me to create things that are quite useful! 
As most of you already know, I love quotes and have a lot of them framed on my wall. So, I decided to add some inspiration to a plain tote bag. 

Items needed:
  • Plain tote bag (Any solid color bag will do.)
  • Fabric Paint
  • Paint brushes
  • Stencils
  • Water
  • Old plastic mat
Steps:
  1. Get your painting space ready.
  2. Place the plastic mat inside the bag so that the paint doesn’t get to the other side of the bag.
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  3. Select a quote of your choice. For this bag, I chose: “Creativity is intelligence having fun.”
  4. Wet your brush a little before dipping it in the fabric paint.
  5. Place the letter stencil on the bag and paint with your favourite colour.
  6. Let the bag dry for half an hour at least.
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  7. To make the bag look more trendy, I pinned a lightweight golden chain.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 😀

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Gift Guide

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Deciding on what to give your loved ones as a gift is not always an easy task. Today, I’m going to share with you some simple yet memorable gift ideas for when you don’t know what to get your family member, friend, colleague and so on.

  1. Diary/Planner/Journal
    Share the kikki.K Planner love with this gorgeous Ice Blue Perforated Leather Planner - perfect for helping you organise your diary, take notes and more.

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    I have too many notebooks already, said no one ever. This one is a safe and useful gift option.

  2. Initial Bracelet/Necklace
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    If you’re looking for something cute, then initial jewelry is a good option for you.

  3. Personalized Keychain

    Image result for personalized keychainPersonalized gift equals an unforgettable memory. There are many ways to get a keychain personalized.
    a. Get a photo printed on the keychain
    b. Print your initials on the keychain
    c. Buy a photo frame keychain

  4. Mugs

    creative-cups-mugs-design-4There are so many creative and unique mugs available in the market. In fact, I wrote a blog post all about mugs last year, haha. You can read it here if you’d like to.

  5. DIY gifts

    The trend of DIY gifts has become very popular nowadays. I, personally, love receiving DIY gifts! The list of things you can create is endless. If you’re looking for some inspiration, I’d suggest browsing through Pinterest. 🙂

  6. Fan Merchandise

    Image result for fandom gifThis is for all the fangirls/fanboys out there! Although fan merchandise can be quite expensive when bought from the malls, there are websites where you can find economical fan merchandise.

  7. Motivational Quote Frames

    Image result for motivation frameWhat better way to tell your loved one that you’re always there to support them? You can either buy or DIY such frames.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What’s the best gift that you’ve ever given or received? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. 😀

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Stages Of Listening To A Song

The other day I was just thinking of how my emotions toward a song change over time. So here I am, sharing my thoughts with you using gifs. 😉

  1. First impression: “Meh, it’s not that good.”

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  2. “Wait, I’ve heard this song before…the beat’s quite catchy, actually.”

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  3. *Sings the song multiple times even though the lyrics are probably wrong.*

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  4. “Why can’t I find the name of this song!?”

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  5. Finally, finds the song. Hallelujah!

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  6. *Listens on repeat until the replay button is broken.*

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  7. Slowly loses interest in the song…”Oh god, not again! I don’t want to hear this song anymore.”

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

Can you relate to these stages? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Simple Home Decor Ideas

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I personally enjoy purchasing home decor items because they can instantly change the vibes in a room. Most people have the idea that renovating your home can be such a tedious and costly task, but it can certainly be made simple and economical!

There are many ways in which you can completely transform the look of your home and today I’m going to share some of those tips with you. 🙂

  1. Plants
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    Plants are a great way to increase the positive vibes in your home. You can either have plants placed on a shelf or hang them.

  2. Fairy Lights
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    I absolutely adore fairy lights because they look so pretty and can instantly light up a room. (Both figuratively and literally, haha)

  3. Frames
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    I have a lot of photo frames on my wall and they not only look good but they also bring back good memories. 🙂

  4. Stencils
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    This is a great way to decorate your walls. There are different types of stencils available in the market, but from my experience, the peel off sticker ones are the easiest and most economical ones to use!

  5. Curtains

    Image result for see through curtainSheer curtains are lightweight and easily available in many stores. Choose a color that matches well with your furniture and wall decor or simply choose a sheer white curtain.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post!  

What’s your favourite home decor item? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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Music Spotlight-Zara Larsson

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I’ve decided to add a new category of posts to my blog called ‘Music Spotlight’. In these posts, I will be focusing on one artist, share some facts about them, and some of the songs that I personally enjoy listening to. I feel like this will be a good way to share everyone’s taste in music. 🙂

Today’s artist is Zara Larsson! 

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Who is she?

Zara Larsson is an 18-year-old singer from Sweden. Ever since she won Talang (A Talent Show) in 2008, she has been releasing a series of songs and has also collaborated with famous singers.

What genre of music does she produce?

She is well-known for pop and dance music genres.

Some of my favourite songs:
  1. Uncover
  2. Rooftop
  3. Don’t Let Me Be Yours
  4. Never Forget You
  5. Symphony

Do you listen to Zara Larsson’s music? If yes, what’s your favourite song? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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The Sunshine Blogger Award-Part 4

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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I’ve been nominated yet again for the Sunshine Blogger Award by Alex Charming! Thank you for nominating me. She posts a lot of fun things on her blog. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started:

  1. What is your favorite part of blogging?

    Image result for blog gifBlogging gives me a platform to feel free and write on topics that I am passionate about. Plus, it helps me connect with some amazing people!

  2. Do you like to read? Why?

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    YES! I love reading because it broadens my perspective and relaxes my mind.

  3. What is your favorite song?

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    That’s a difficult one to answer. Currently, I’m listening to The Night We Met by Lord Huron on repeat. Yes, 13 Reasons Why introduced me to this beautiful song!

  4. What is your OTP?

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    I have so many in mind! Betty and Jughead from Riverdale, Rory and Dean from Gilmore Girls, Lucas and Peyton from One Tree Hill and the list is pretty much endless.

  5. What is your NOTP?

    Honestly, I don’t know…

  6. What/Who is your spirit animal?

    I didn’t really know the answer to this question, so I took a quiz…I got the wolf.

  7. If you could have one famous author (living or other-wise) to write your biography, who would you choose and why?

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    I would choose Rainbow Rowell because I really love her witty style of writing.

  8. Jeopardy or Wheel of Fortune?

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    Wheel of Fortune.

  9. Who is your favorite villain of all time?

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    Cruella de Vil.

  10. Do you like Disney?

    I think you mean love, haha. I absolutely love Disney! It brings me back to my childhood and never fails to bring a smile on my face.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

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Riverdale (2017 TV Series)

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I’m sure most of you would have heard of the new show, Riverdale. Just to give you a little background on what the show is about, the show is based on the age-old Archie comics but with a mysterious twist as it starts off with someone’s murder.

Plot Summary:

Archie Andrews starts the school year with the world weighing on his shoulders. He’s he wants to pursue a future in the music business, but his recently ended clandestine relationship with the music teacher has left him without a mentor, and his friendship with Jughead Jones is in a bad place. Things look like they might be turning around when Veronica Lodge, a new girl, arrives. Despite the instant chemistry, Veronica is hesitant to risk a friendship with Betty — who has a crush on Archie — to pursue anything. Amidst all the small-town banality lurks a mystery: the recent tragic death of Jason Blossom, the twin brother of beautiful and popular troublemaker, Cheryl.

IMDb Rating:  

7.9/10

Review:

Archie comics was literally my childhood/teenage days. I was in love with the characters and just the overall idea of the bond that was shared between all the characters. When I heard about Riverdale, I was pretty excited to see what the show had in store for me. I really appreciate the mysterious twist that was added to the lives of the characters because that instantly intensified the show which made it more interesting. 😉

When it comes to character portrayal, I think they’ve done a great job with selecting the cast members because all of them fit the characters’ personality perfectly! It feels as if the characters from the comic book have come to life. To be honest, every episode has an intense scene that just makes you want to watch more. I don’t want to spoil anything for those of you who haven’t watched the show yet. But! If you’re looking for a show that’s a mix of romance, mystery, and friendship, then this is the perfect show for you. 😀

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I cannot wait for the new episodes to air because there are so many questions that I have in mind!

What are your thoughts on Riverdale? Share your opinions with me in the comments section below. 🙂thejouska-2

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