"Read, every day, something no one else is reading. Think, every day, something no one else is thinking. Do, every day, something no one else would be silly enough to do. It is bad for the mind to be always part of unanimity." (Christopher Morley)

Monday, May 6, 2013

There was a song..

...called "After Ever After" stuck in my head! That means since I first heard it in March. And due to that, today's update is just a few songs that get stuck in my head often - Maybe if I share them with people, they'll go away! (Don't get me wrong, I like some of these songs, but not all)

Note: This STUPID thing won't let me line the videos with the text the way I'd like to, so I'm REALLY sorry for the stupid way they are now!

The next one comes and goes as it pleases - I really like Within Temptation and I do like this song, I just find it annoying when it's ringing in my head in class. I've got the album "The Unforgiving" and thus I've also placed it in my music player so removing this one is a lot easier than some of the others. Obviously it's called "Shot in the Dark."

And I think as last but not least, I'd like to present "Through Heaven's Eyes" from the Prince of Egypt. It's a film I would watch twice or thrice a week when I was younger, everyone else probably saw the Disney films during this time but we only had Snow White, Aladdin and Lady and The Tramp so I've yet to watch some of those old "classics".

Monday, April 29, 2013

The Present, The Future and The Past

About two weeks to my 18th birthday and a bunch of other things, which I'll have to do that very day. I should really be burying my head and thoughts in the depths of Mika Waltari's The Egyptian because on May 14th I'll have to return a magazine-ish piece about a theme in it AND do a presentation about the book - I'm just not feeling very inspired to read it at this very moment! I'll also have an info thing about the summer job I signed up for almost straight after the presentation (Yay for driving to the opposite side of town and missing Swedish lesson...?) It'll be a heck of a day.

To be honest, I only realized that my birthday is that close when a family member asked me what I want for my birthday - obviously, I've no idea. I've been too busy with everything else to even think about birthdays and blogs lately. Write this, return that, you've an exam then and there.. My goodness! Sometimes I just feel like there's no end to the workload I've got on my shoulders, although I know that's not true. I'm pretty sure I know a lot of people who work a lot harder than I do! I don't think I've read even one book after the exam week (that's bad..) but at least I did find some time to watch a few films.

 My Fair Lady was amazing - I loved every second of it and highly recommend it for anyone who hasn't seen it yet. Dreamgirls was a pleasant surprise - Nothing special but better than I expected. I've been trying to get Over Her Dead Body from the library for a while now, but whoever has it now hasn't returned it yet. Now that I look at the titles and types of those movies, I don't even think they belong in the same week - Let alone the same chapter. I also went to watch Iron Man 3 with my boyfriend last Friday (26th) and, oddly enough, enjoyed it more than my boyfriend did - There has to be a first time for everything?

As you can probably tell, I'm writing an entry on my blog even though I should be doing something else because that appears to be the way I work - Whenever I feel uninspired to do anything else, I'll write something!

If any of the links don't work or lead to the wrong place, please leave a comment below and I'll fix it as soon as possible. 

Have a great week!

Tuesday, April 9, 2013

Things I've been watching lately

I've been watching a lot of fashion shows lately - I don't know what is pulling me to them. But be it as it may, they're making me feel like I want to go buy something new. However, since the next thing I will need to buy is a new scooter I will not be shopping for anything nice in the nearest future.

Since I've been home sick today, I ended up watching a film with my little sister once she came home. It was called The Extraordinary Adventures of Adèle Blanc-Sec (Les Aventures extraordinaires d'Adèle Blanc-Sec), and I must admit, that oddly enough I quite enjoyed it. Originally the only reason I wanted to watch it was the fact that it was the only movie in French that I seemed to be able to find in the library close by but the more I read about it, the more I wanted to see what it was like. It was probably the mix of different sorts of humors and the storytelling that pulled me into it and made it an enjoyable experience for me. (I'll admit I haven't watched all that many movies, and thus it'll be certain that many will disagree with me!)

I'm thinking about watching something else tomorrow, since my fever hasn't gone down yet, so if you have an idea; Leave a comment below and I'll look into it.

Have a lovely week :)

Monday, March 25, 2013

Stream of thoughts

Sometimes I think about odd stuff when I should be, in fact, thinking about things like biology or psychology. Today such a thought occurred during a Swedish lesson - I was supposed to be thinking about these words and using them as correctly as I could in those tasks we'd been given and as I lost the track of my own thoughts in the process, I found myself thinking about colours and questions. Like, blue. Is my blue the same as your blue? Does my world look the same as yours does? How would I explain "blue" to someone who's never seen it? And going down that road, I found myself wondering about the first question ever made. Who asked the first question? Looking at the stream of thoughts now, I'm sure you can see quite clearly that I must have been very bored during that lesson. But that's the sort of stuff we talk about in philosophy lessons all the time! And that's probably why I love philosophy so much..

On that note, I might also add that I should be reading to my psychology exam right now, but I'm feeling rather uninspired to do so which is the reason why I'm here writing this rather meaningless entry about things that just randomly popped into my mind earlier today or at this very moment. Creative? No. Lazy? Yes. Oh well. I'll get back to my studies in a moment, but right now I just need some space for my thoughts to take their own steps and fly over the imaginative places they've created inside my mind and for me to just have a break from thinking about theories. I think this sort of trade with myself works quite well for short periods of time - Though I never should do it longer than an hour!

Hope you've had a wonderful start to your week!

EDIT: Also, I've been working a bit on a few of the stories I've not finished yet, but it's gonna take me  a while to piece 'em together and make it coherent.

Tuesday, March 19, 2013

A Day Without A Voice

This sort of days just seriously suck. I lost my voice yesterday evening but I sort of realised I was going to lose it earlier already. Once I got home it was fine for a while but it didn't take long from it to just disappear fully.

Today was a "blast"  - No one could understand what I wanted them to know if I didn't write it on paper to inform them about it. And, of course, I had French and Swedish today - That's a total of 3 hours of my today's 5 hours. I think I've tried everything that could possibly help (I mean stuff we have at home) warm tea, water, pastilles (?) - the kind that "disinfects" the throat - and other things like that. I feel like this must have been one of the most horrific days of my entire life but I do know that isn't true - It just feels like that even though I seem to lose my voice 5-20 times a year. They're the kind of days during which you wish you (and everyone around you) knew silent language!

I also continued a few stories I've been writing since last spring today, but haven't added anything from them to the other site yet, because I don't think there is enough.

Hope everyone else had a wonderful day

Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Waiting for something to happen

I guess the title says it all - I'm just waiting for something interesting to happen, but nothing seems to be happening. As if life and time itself would be standing still and not moving forward, but I know that isn't true. School seems to eat up every moment and isn't even that interesting at the moment - Apart from Philosophy and Psychology.

I feel like life just isn't getting a move on, even though time clearly is. Seconds turn into hours, hours into days, days into weeks and weeks into months and then, in turn, into years but nothing special ever happens. Sure, in a couple of months I'll be eighteen, but so what. It's just a number of years that I've lived through, years with memories packed together - Ones I remember and others I don't. Yes, that is the legal age for drinking alcohol in Finland, but I don't think I want to do that and I'm not even getting my driver's licence yet. I'll still be driving my little scooter everywhere - If they manage to fix it, that is. I just don't see the big thing, which everyone else seems to see. Someone might say that it's because I'll be adult then, but I don't think I'll be any more adult-like than I am now. It takes time to really grow up, a certain amount of years doesn't make me act like an adult. Yes, in the eyes of Law I will be an adult and I will have the responsibilities of one. Everything from taxes to wherever they end!

Maybe the next few months will bring pleasant surprises with them and this feeling of weariness will disappear but 'till then I'll have to push myself forward and take it day by day in order to actually manage to deal with what I have on my plate right now.

Have a good time and a nice week - 'Till I've time to write again!

Saturday, February 23, 2013

Short of time - Finally vacation

I've been super tired lately and oddly enough, my life has revolved around school. Time for myself hasn't been easy to find and use, because there always has been something I should do instead. An essay, a thesis, homework, laundry, cleaning my room, a composition, reading a book for school.. It's been hectic, especially after the latest illness I, somehow, managed to catch. I'm so glad it's vacation now, since  I've planned basically nothing which, of course, means I should finally have some time for myself and the things I want to do. Music, reading, relaxing and maybe even finally organizing that closet of mine or perhaps I'll bake something really good.

At this very moment, I don't feel like doing anything else than just listening to some music and maybe playing a game or putting a puzzle together - I just want to take it easy, but I'm sure that's normal! A bunch of people I know are travelling to some far away place to stay in the sun or then going to one of the downhill skiing places around Finland, so compared to them I'll be having a very boring vacation.. :)