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. πŸ˜‰

  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!Β 

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

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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. πŸ™‚

  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. πŸ™‚

  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

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I hope you enjoyed reading this post! Β 

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

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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. πŸ™‚

Today’s artist isΒ Zara Larsson!Β 

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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. πŸ˜€

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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:Β Β 

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. πŸ˜‰

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. πŸ˜€

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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. πŸ™‚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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    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 waterΒ 

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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! πŸ˜€

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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. πŸ™‚

  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!Β 

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

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Movie Marathon-Sing (2016)

I finally got to watch ‘Sing’ last week and I absolutely adored it!

Storyline:

Dapper Koala Buster Moon presides over a once-grand theater that has fallen on hard times. An eternal optimist, and a bit of a scoundrel, he loves his theater above all and will do anything to preserve it. Facing the crumbling of his life’s ambition, he takes one final chance to restore his fading jewel to its former glory by producing the world’s greatest singing competition. Five contestants emerge: a mouse, a timid elephant, a pig, a gorilla and a punk-rock porcupine.

Review:

As always, animated movies never fail to bring a smile on my face. The plot of this movie was creatively depicted as the scenes were well developed and transitioned smoothly from one to the next. The story itself is so inspiring for all audiences and especially for children because it reminds them that anything is possible. My favourite thing about the movie was its character portrayal, I loved each and every character’s personality and style.

Life Lessons:

  1. Dream big: Never let anyone bring you down or stop you from dreaming big.
  2. Hard work and perseverance is all you need: If you have the determination to work for your dreams, you will definitely achieve the glorious fruits of your effort.
  3. Team effort:Β We must learn to embrace the differences in people and work as a team to be more successful in accomplishing our tasks.
  4. Pursue your talent: We all have a special talent and irrespective of how big or small you think your talent is, always pursue it and try to make the most of your strength.

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Overall, this was a great movie and I would definitely recommend it to all the animation movie lovers!

What are your thoughts on Sing? Let me know in the comments section below. πŸ˜€

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Happy International Women’s Day

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Today is a very special day for women all around the world. Today, we strive to celebrate womanhood in the most inspirational way. I believe that Women’s Day is about bringing together women from different backgrounds and cultures and celebrating the differences in an effort to unite them rather than to hold them against one another. ❀

Irrespective of your role, you deserve to feel special on this day. Personally, being a woman brings me a sense of pride and strength. I strongly adhere to the fact that women deserve to be treated equally and deserve the rights that they were once refrained from. On this occasion, I would like to thank all the women who have played a significant role in shaping my life and making me the woman I am today. Of course, I have had the opportunity of meeting many wonderful ladies out there who have inspired me to become a better person. However, the most inspirational woman in my life is my mother. She has been my support system since day one. Never leaving my side, she has always motivated to chase my dreams and to never give up no matter what people say. It is safe to say that her belief in me has made me stronger and confident in myself whilst keeping myself grounded. She always says that if someone says that you aren’t capable of doing something, prove them wrong by following your instincts and doing the right thing. If it wasn’t for her, I would have never learnt the virtues of respect, humility, and empathy.

All in all, I would like to thank and appreciate all the magnificent women of this world for unapologetically being yourself and contributing to the community in a positive way!Β πŸ™‚

Who’s the most influential woman in your life? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. πŸ˜€

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Review: Revlon Ultra HD Matte Lipcolor

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I recently purchased a few shades from the Revlon Matte Lipstick collection. Let me start off by saying that these are one of the best liquid matte lipsticks available in the market!

Pros:

  1. Beautiful shades for every occasion: They have about 16 shades ranging from nudes to pinks and reds.Β If you’re looking for the perfect shade to match your style, have a look at their website. It might help! πŸ™‚
  2. Long lasting: I promise you that this lipstick will not wear off that easily unless you rub it off your lips. I wore it to a day-long event last week and I was surprised at how the lipstick stayed intact.
  3. Moisturising: It’s amazing how this lipstick gives you a matte look but still keeps your lips from becoming too dry.
  4. High-definition: It gives your lips a very defined and sharp look.

One of my favorite shades is ‘Passion’. It’s a beautiful berry color that looks good with almost every outfit!

I hope you enjoyed reading this review! πŸ™‚

Have you tried these Revlon lipsticks? Share your thoughts with me in the comments section below. πŸ˜€

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Thank You-8th Milestone!

Hi, everyone! πŸ™‚

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I’m so excited to share with you all that I have now reached 800 AMAZING followers! As always, I like to thank my lovely readers for taking out the time to read my posts and engage with me because that always brings a wide smile to my face. Once again, all of you have helped me achieve my 8th milestone! THANK YOU SO MUCH! πŸ˜€

To celebrate this special milestone, I want you to ask me any questions that you have related to blogging or something you’d like to know about me. Feel free to drop your questions in the comments section below and I’ll answer them as soon as I can! πŸ™‚

Thank you all for your support! I’m looking forward to answering your questions.Β πŸ˜€

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