It was a while ago when I really couldn’t find a message board which interested me enough to stick around, and I have to admit that I’m quite picky when it comes to that. All boards are quite scary in the beginning because of course there are sort of ‘cliques’ everywhere. LIGHTS MB however was the first forum of which I could say: “It doesn’t matter who you are, everyone interacts with each other.” It’s such a friendly forum and it has some great content too! I could be online there for hours if I had the time. If you want to hit me up on there, my username is: loesinthesky. The link to LIGHTS MB is the following: http://www.lightsmb.com So definitely go check it out if you feel like it (: It covers pretty much everything; from photography to graphics, from movies to literature. It’s great <3
I just wanted to give a quick little shout out to one of my oldest friends: Margot aka Dutch Bananas! She runs a blog @ blogspot and it’s starting to become a pretty sweet place to be, so you all should definitely go check it out sometime: http://dutchbananas.blogspot.com (: She’s going to have a lot of cool stuff posted up on there. The past two days she’s been hanging with me. We met when we were only very little all the way in Brunei where we both lived for a couple of years. Always stayed in contact, which I think is awesome. She’s the best, so show her some love!
The summer is almost over and I can hardly believe it flew by so fast. I spent the first week of my summer working every day in the bookstore I work at. Then the following three weeks were well spent in Thailand with my mum, brother and boyfriend. It was one of my best trips there so far! Returning home, to Holland wasn’t all too bad however. I got to spend some quality time with friends which was much needed. Sad to say the weather hasn’t been summery at all over here, but I guess autumn was going to come sooner or later. I’ve started watching episodes of Survivor, man I really lovelovelove that show. It’s so intense! I wish I could compete sometime. This summer I got addicted to the TV show Merlin, I quit my job, took a bus (which I rarely do!) and had a great time. I’m not really sure if I’m looking forward to the next school year, seeing as it is my last. The finals are looming on the horizon and I’m starting to feel a little trepidation. Oh well, we’ll see how it goes. Just a little update from me (:
So I went to see the World Statues event in Arnhem on 29th of August with a friend. It was raining quite a bit but thankfully it didn’t spoil our day and we walked the entire route. Saw some really hardcore and dedicated living statues out on the streets. Here are a few pictures taken there (:
So I started watching the Vampire Diaries online back in I think June and pretty much raced through the entire first season within two weeks. Needless to say I loved it. I was very reluctant to pick up the books because I was afraid it would totally ruin the series for me. Yet I was curious to what would differ from the series. I took a leap of faith and ordered volume 1 (the awakening & the struggle) + volume 2 (the fury & the reunion) of the Vampire Diaries written by L.J. Smith and I can’t say I’m unsatisfied. Yes, there are a few things, even though they may be minor, that are different from the series. Because I watched the series first, I was so used to seeing Elena as a brunette, yet in the books Elena is described as this goddess with golden blond hair. Also, while in the series Stefan already knew about how Elena looked like Katherine, in the books he only finds out this when he sees her on his first day of school, having no knowledge of her very existence prior to spotting her at their school. Another different thing is that in the series Elena’s hometown is called Mystical Falls – in the book it is called Fell’s Church. The list goes on, but I do recommend people who have only watched the series to read the books and vice versa. I’m only starting to sink my teeth into the second book of volume 1 and am very stoked! (:
So July is coming to an end, and I felt the unexplainable urge to write up a blog. The kick off of July was quite hectic, in my case. Had to get through the last and final tests of my junior year. Needless to say it was quite rough and I didn’t really do all too well. Luckily, a week later I was informed I passed my junior year. So that means I’ll be a senior next year. The Netherlands football team lost the finals of the World Football Championship against Spain, in July. My boyfriend turned 18 on July the 13th (: and next week I’ll be flying high in the sky towards Thailand, my mum’s home country. I’m really excited to get back there. Can’t really say I’m already filled with the summer holiday spirit, but that shall come soon enough I hope. Before we know it, it’ll be over. Anyway, that’s all I really wanted to say for now (:
Okay, so maybe the weather in Holland hasn’t really been summery but that’s okay, I never really minded rain as long as I don’t have to bike through it or well basically – be in the rain. Today was a different case however, we were lucky enough to have to play rugby (football for all you Americans) in the pouring rain while the grass was as slippery as ever. Contrary to my prejudices, it was so much fun! Anyway, enough about the weather. I added a new feature on the blog, filed under “Other” and then “Fonts”. Yeah, I’m lame enough to lure you to my site so you can download some snazzy fonts. Go check it out if you’re looking for a snazzy font , no credit required mate (: Ah, I’ve been craving a new pair of sneakers, Vans Off The Wall to be precise. They’re so lovely, I believe they’re going to be as big of a hype as the Converse sneakers were, and still are.
The title of this blog post is a reference to a song by one of my favorite musicians: Vanessa Carlton, Private Radio. You should definitely give it a listen.
Five weeks of school left until the summer holidays kick off – I’m stoked. Okay, not so stoked about all the exams that’ll I’ll be facing within those five weeks, but snazzy things are happening in between and about. I’ll be seeing one of the sickest bands of all time on the 19th of June in Goffertpark, Nijmegen – Muse! For those of you who have only heard snippets of their music, don’t judge. I suppose it took me a while to get used to Muse’s sound, and once you do – you’ll love it, I guarantee you. On the 24th of July I’ll be going back to Thailand for three weeks to visit my fam down there. Really excited about that (: I’ll be sure to catch a couple of waves down at the beach and take loads of photos. Speaking of other things to ‘look forward to’, my 17th birthday is approaching. Five days to go, five days of being sixteen left. Loads of people think the age ’seventeen’ is shit because it’s not like your sixteenth birthday, which allows you to drink (in Holland, at least) or eighteenth birthday which permits you to drive a car. But hey, there are upsides to being seventeen. For one, you get to enjoy your last year of ‘technically’ being a teenager, get to use the excuse of being a child as much as you like because you can only use it for 365 days. You can feel ‘connected’ to the song “Seventeen Forever” by Metro Station, and well yeah .. this is me trying to be all “glass half full, not half empty” here, okay? Bought the book: “The Council of Dads” (Vaders voor mijn Dochters, in Dutch) written by Bruce Feiler. I’ve only read a small excerpt of the book so far, but I kind of love it. It’s about a young dad, diagnosed with cancer and worried about the future of his daughters. It’s heartbreakingly beautiful, pick it up from your local library if you ever come across it. Anyway, here’s Muse’s newest song: “Neutron Star Colission (Love is Forever)” which was written for the third movie of the Twilight series, Eclipse.I’m not quite sure if I like the song – I mean, well I do like the song because it’s Muse plus Matt Bellamy sounds amazing as always. Even though I like the Twilight books, I’m a little appalled by the fact that Muse specifically wrote this song for the movie. Maybe it’s just me.
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