About

Hi, there! 🙂

I’m Flaneur. I’m a person who is crazy about coffee, music, books, fashion, and cooking.
I love trying my hand on new stuff because I’m open to learning new things and also, meeting new people and gaining new experiences.

I’m looking forward to meeting some pretty great people on here!

-The Jouska

Snippet-You Are Not Alone

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I’ve decided to share something different with you all today.
There are unexpected days where I feel like writing poems that describe the way I feel. They aren’t the best, but they help me vent out my feelings so I can go by the day positively. Here’s a short one that I wrote the other day. Hope you like it!
🙂

Know that you’re not alone
It may seem like it,
but you are not alone.
They may not see through your smile.
They may disregard you at times.
They may not see your true worth.
They might not even listen.
However, there is a person out there,
drowned in the same feelings as you,
looking for their kindred spirit.

In short, this poem describes how people often consider themselves to be unimportant to others. This thought might be triggered due to a certain event that took place or it may just be the way they feel about themselves in general. I think it’s important for an individual to understand that there is always a person out there who cares about you more than you can ever imagine be it a family member, friend, or partner.

What are your thoughts on this poem? Let me know in the comments section below. 😀

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The Sunshine Blogger Award-Part 5

Hi, everyone! 🙂

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I’ve been nominated yet again for the Sunshine Blogger Award. I would like to thank Jenna@BookmarkYourThoughts for nominating me. She writes great posts related to books and more. Do visit her blog! 😀

Let’s get started!

  1. What’s your favourite book from your childhood?

    Harry Potter, hands down.

  2. From the best of your knowledge, what is your favourite childhood memory?

    My favourite childhood memory as far as I can remember is a Barbie contest that I had participated in along with my mom. This memory is so vivid in my mind because of the numerous photos that are stored in my album.

  3. What was your favourite subject in school? Why?

    My favourite subject in school was English Literature and Computer Technology. I never got bored of learning new things in these classes.

  4. If reincarnation is real, what would you like to come back as?

    That’s an interesting question! I think I would like to reincarnate as a bird (as weird as it sounds) because I love travelling and exploring new places.

  5. Name one reason why you would want to teleport to the future? What do you think it will behold?

    I’m loving the questions, haha. What would be most interesting about teleporting to the future is to gain an insight on what the future holds for me and who still exists in my life. It might be scary to know what’s going to happen to you, but it would be exciting at the same time.

  6. Who is your favourite hero/heroine in YA literature?

    Oh, that’s a tough one. I have so many favourite YA characters and the list is pretty much endless. If I had to choose one, the hero would be Charlie from The Perks of Being a Wallflower and heroine would be Caddy from Beautiful Broken Things.

  7. You’ve won a million dollars; what’s the very first thing you do with the money?

    Travel! I haven’t travelled to a lot of the places mentioned on my bucket list, so I would definitely spend the money there.

  8. It’s movie watching time; what’s your favourite movie genre that you’re most likely going to watch? Do you have a favourite movie?

    I enjoy watching a lot of movie genres, but my favourites are Sci-Fi and Animated movies. The one movie that I can watch over and over again is Big Hero 6!

  9. You can instantly travel to anywhere in the world; where are you travelling to? Why?

    I would love to travel to Norway just so I can experience the Northern Lights. ❤

  10. You find a genie (with no restrictions) and are the lucky one to have three of your wishes granted; what are they?

    I would wish to get my dream job, unlimited books, and always be able to bring a smile to someone’s face.

  11. What book series or standalone novel would you recommend/do recommend to anyone? Why?

    There are so many books that I have in mind. Some of them are:

  • To Kill A Mockingbird by Harper Lee
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
  • Beautiful Broken Things by Sara Bernard
  • When We Collided by Emery Lord
  • The Sun Is Also a Star by Nicola Yoon

I hope you enjoyed reading my answers! 😀

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Review: L’oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation

Beauty Review
If you’re on a hunt for a good foundation, look no further!

I recently purchased the L’Oreal Infallible Pro-Matte Foundation and I was beyond satisfied with the product.

Packaging: I like the packaging because it’s simple and easy to carry around without making a mess.

Coverage: This foundation has far by the best coverage. I have tried out many foundations in the past, but there’s something about the texture of L’Oreal’s foundation that gives you maximum coverage without weighing down your skin. Plus, it leaves a smooth finish.

Suitability: I have a combination skin type so this product worked fine for me. However, from what I’ve heard, the foundation works well with oily and acne-prone skin types too as it is matte and doesn’t add up to the oiliness of your skin.

How long did it last? 
I wore this foundation in the morning to kick start my day and by the time I got home at night, the foundation was still in tact. Also, considering the fact that it’s really hot outside, the foundation didn’t come off easily even when I dabbed my face with a tissue to get rid of the sweat.

Verdict: It’s safe to say that if you’re looking for a long-lasting foundation, then this particular one is perfect for you.

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! 

Have you tried this product? Share your opinion with me in the comments section below. 🙂

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*Note: I purchased this product myself and have given an honest review.

 

Movie Marathon-Wonder Woman (2017)

Movie Marathon

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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Gift Guide

Gift Guide

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.

    Source: Pinterest

    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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    Source: ShopStyle

    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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Music Spotlight-Zara Larsson

MUSIC SPOTLIGHT

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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Appreciate Yourself

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It’s not unrealistic for some people to admit that they tend to appreciate others’ for the contribution they have made to this world but rarely take the time to appreciate themselves for the work they’ve done. There is definitely a thin line between appreciating yourself and being borderline pompous. When it comes to self-appreciation, don’t feel weird to pat yourself on the back every once in a while you achieve something that you’ve been working so hard for. I’m saying this from my own experience because just the other day, I was thinking how I always focus on the things I do wrong and seldom focus on the things that I’ve accomplished.

Anyway, here are a few tips on how to appreciate yourself:

  1. Think about all the things you’ve done this week:


    Sit, relax, and look back at all the good/bad things you’ve done this week. Focus more on the good things and tell yourself that you’ve earned this. However, this doesn’t mean that you neglect the bad things, just look at it from a different perspective. 🙂

  2. Treat yourself:

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    Feel like you’ve actually done something to take your lie one step further? Treat yourself to some ice cream! (That’s what I do, haha)

  3. When someone appreciates you for your work, thank them:


    Now, this happens way too often to me. When someone compliments me for my work, I tend to brush it off and say “It was no big deal, really.” But, in reality, it is a big deal otherwise why would someone compliment you in the first place…Hmm…

I hope you enjoyed reading this post! 

What are your thoughts on appreciating yourself? Let me know in the comments section below. 🙂

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