Snippet-Talk It Out

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The thought comes back around,
but we don’t say a word.
The feelings creep their way up,
but we bury them under.
The pain stays at the back of our minds,
but we never mention it.
The relationship broke down,
but we never got closure.

Have we lost the ability to communicate?

It’s time to get it off our chest.
To say the words,
we never thought we would say.
To answer questions,
we thought would stay unanswered.
To make connections,
we never would have made.
Talk it out.

What are your thoughts on this snippet? Let me know in the comments section below!ย ๐Ÿ™‚

*Side Note: Sorry for not posting a lot lately. There’s a lot going on and my hands are tied up in all directions, but I will definitely try my best to connect with you all.

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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!
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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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Style Sense-Tote Bags

STYLE SENSE

I adore tote bags because they are convenient, practical, and stylish. I definitely prefer tote bags over handbags because they are bigger and can easily carry more stuff. Not to mention, there are a variety of tote bags available in the market.

Here are some of my favourites:

  1. Simple:

    simple

  2. Cute:

    cute

  3. Creative:

    CREATIVE

  4. Formal:

    formal

Do you carry tote bags often? Let me know in the comments section below. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 isย 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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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.

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    I have too many notebooks already, said no one ever. This one is a safe and usefulย 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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!ย 

What’s the best gift that you’ve ever given or received? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

  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!ย 

Can you relate to these stages? Let me know in the comments section below. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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. ๐Ÿ™‚

  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! ย 

What’s your favourite home decor item? Let me know in the comments section below. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚

Today’s artist isย Zara Larsson!ย 

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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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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:ย ย 

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. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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. ๐Ÿ˜€

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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. ๐Ÿ™‚thejouska-2

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Surviving Finals Week

Finals week is almost here and I thought I’d post some tips on how to overcome the stress that most students go through during this hectic week!

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  1. Planning is essential
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    It is very important to prioritize your time and plan your study schedule. I know it’s difficult for a lot of people to actually stick to a schedule, but you can motivate yourself in many ways. One such way is to reward yourself (treat yourself to chocolate maybe?) whenever you achieve a goal.

  2. Take small breaks

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    Smallย 
    being a keyword here, haha. It’s not uncommon for us to take a small break and then extend that break for hours. Set a reminder to prevent you from extending your break.

  3. Drink enough waterย 

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    I cannot stress how important it is to stay hydrated whether studying for finals or not. When you study, your brain absorbs a lot of water and if you don’t drink enough water, you can get severe headaches and even feel sleepy.

  4. Avoid social media

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    Social media has taken over our lives and it’s natural for us to keep checking our phones every now and then. To avoid this, log out of all your social media accounts so that you are not tempted to use your phone.

  5. Get enough sleep

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    Sleep is for the weak! No, not really. It has been scientifically proven that if you don’t sleep enough, you tend to forget things and your productivity levels decrease tremendously. Hence, pulling all-nighters isn’t such a good idea.

  6. Eat brain foods

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    Having sweet treats is not a crime, but try to balance it out by snacking on healthy foods.

I hope you enjoyed reading this post. Good luck! ๐Ÿ˜€

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