Tuesday, July 3, 2012


Why do boys wear a belt when their not planning on pulling their pants up any time soon? It's like holding an umbrella open while its raining, but not putting it over you. Who does that? Ahh...the abnormal teenage mind.

Viva la America???

Europeans vs. Americans

                 It's interesting to see how one world can be so different. Here we have so many different countries who instill different morals, religions, values, customs and even opinions.
                 I don't know about all europeans, but one way europeans and americans are different lies in the way we live life. In america, of course we have what all desire, freedom. While in America, we are more free to say, " I don't give a damn" <--- and this certainly does come back to bite us in the butt, in other parts of the world (not just Europe) people consider others thoughts more closely, and truly show more emotion towards opinions other than their own.
                There are certainly aspects of life that are lived differently depending on where you live.   This is seen in the way we interact, raise children, go to school, work, and think.
                I personally believe, we have way to many therapists in this country. This is because America is more 'educated' (very controversial) and invested on emotions. We tend to think a lot about the psychological aspect of our actions and emotions. This may make the states either intelligent, or weak.. depending on your point of view.
                The way people interact also varies from country to country. We tend to hide our intentions, while others are very blunt and don't stray too far from what they really feel or think. In other parts of the world, nothing is sacred... if something needs to be said, it is said.   
                While, face it, we tend to sugar coat things.. and avoid certain topics or words. This is due to the fact that psychologically (see what i mean about always thinking about the psychological aspect?)  we think of ourselves as more civilized, and want to avoid using 'vulgarity'.
                 And lets admit it, we tend to be less grateful... while you complain about losing your phone this week because you were grounded, others have never seen a phone in their lives and instead rely on a rooster as their morning alarm. And although I could go on about this forever, this has to end sometime.

Disclaimer: These are my opinions. This mostly refers to Europeans and Americans specifically because I am European, and currently living in NYC.

Saturday, April 14, 2012

Book Review -The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight 
by  Jennifer E. Smith

 I was randomly browsing the internet when I came across this book and even though they say don't judge a book by its cover  I couldn't help it, it caught my attention. I got the book as soon as I could and stayed up all night reading it. It is one of the cutest love stories I have ever read. The story begins at JFK airport where Hadley, who has just missed her flight to London and is waiting for the next plane to  make it to her father's wedding, meets a British guy (naturally being that he is British he is also really good looking )  named Oliver, that happens to sit next to her on the plane to London.  Over the course of the flight they get to know each other and end up falling in love.What I loved about this book is that it was not just some petty love story.  There was a lot of depth to it as it related the family struggles the characters dealt with.  By now I'm sick of fantasy romance stories that go on for another 7 books and this is just the kind of book you want to read when you're feeling down.  I loved the characters in this story and although it may seem impossible for two people to fall in love in a seven hour plane ride, the writer somehow made it realistic.
      You put together an American girl and a British guy and you get MAGIC! Why is that American girls have a thing for the British guys? Why is their accent so appealing ? Are they really that amazing? I am curious though, how do the British feel about Americans? From what I have seen Americans are depicted as obnoxious idiots which is obviously not true but I do wonder if there are people that actually believe that and why? Our accent can't be that bad! If any one out there has an answer please tell me. I know I'm getting off topic here but seriously READ THE BOOK !!!  (and tell me what think of it)  I absolutely loved it! 


Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. She's stuck at JFK, late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon to be step-mother that Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's in seat 18C. Hadley's in 18A. 

Twists of fate and quirks of timing play out in this thoughtful novel about family connections, second chances and first loves. Set over a 24-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.
Jennifer E. Smith

Saturday, March 3, 2012

The Stylish Blogger Award

  Let me start by thanking http://dian-ajeng.blogspot.com/ for giving me this awesome award. It may not be a trophy or a prize but it still makes me feel appreciated and my work worth while!

     And the Stylish blogger Award goes to..........


 Here are 7 other facts that you didn't know about me...

1.I'm a bit of a neat freak!

2.I'm  ADDICTED to  sunflower seeds and the weirdest part of my little healthy addiction is that i tend to eat them with the shell so i guess it's not really as healthy as i thought! (If I stop blogging I probably ended up chocking on the seed shells)

3.Ideal Job? -FBI AGENT!!! I love the idea of kicking butt while wearing killer stiletto heals!! (Of course i like the Hollywood version better than the real life one which is why i LOVE watching Castle so much)

4.I happen to be one of those messed up weirdos ,as my best friend likes to say, who LOVES the smell of garlic!
(Don't get me wrong, I don't go around smelling like garlic but I can't help but drool at the smell of it .)

5.I'm terrified of everything that has more legs than i do, especially dogs, which is weird i know but i had some very traumatizing experiences with wild dogs chasing me (as i mentioned before I wasn't born in the US so i lived in a pretty messed up country that i adore).

6.Favorite all-time character?? Before you guess NO IT'S NOT EDWARD CULLEN!!! I love the twilight series but no one compares to Patch!! For those of you who don't know what I'm talking about do yourself a favor and read the Hush Hush books you are going to seriously love them and your going to love Patch even more but just remember... he is mine!

7. Since this was a stylish award I'll give a little style related fact. Ever since eight grade me and my best friend (who i adore as if she was my sister) have worn the same rings that we mysteriously got in the mail, well maybe not so mysteriously, we actually ordered them and than we canceled the order but it still came to us a few weeks later even though we got the money back so we figured they were really special!

Thank you for taking the time to read this and congratulations to the winners, I admire your blogs and you really deserve this award!

Monday, February 27, 2012

Weird Beauty Tips and Tricks

 Here are a few tips and tricks I've come across...

 Freeze Your Eyeliner
If the tip of your eyeliner pencil crumbles and smears when you use it like mine does all the time, then store the liner in the freezer for 15 minutes before use, so that the tip is firm and goes across your skin smoothly.

Press a Tea Bag on Splotches
If your skin is looking irritated and puffy for some reason, steep a bag of green tea for a minute or two, let it cool down, and dab it over your face. The antioxidants in the tea take down inflammation.

Shave with Conditioner
Ran out of shaving cream? Coat your legs with a thick hair conditioner which  softens the hair so it's easier to shave off and makes legs feel amazingly silky.

Scent Strands with Perfume
Spray a light shot of any scent of fragrance (you like of course! ) into the bristles of your hair brush and run it through your hair and it will smell amazing throughout the day.

Super-Glue a Nail
Instead of tearing off your nail when it breaks, put a tiny dab of Super Glue over the split, and then paint it over with a generous layer of your favorite nailpolish shade. (Go for a bold color like red or purple to cover up and seal the crack.)

Friday, February 24, 2012

Book Review: The Maze Runner

    Ok, Ok... I do realize this is like literally my 5th book review in 2 weeks or so. Oh well, I'm an avid reader... shoot me. So this book has a
very interesting plot. It can get a little complicated sometimes. However,
in the simplest way possible, I'm going to try to explain it. So basically,
this book is about a boy named Thomas who gets dropped off in a box to
this weird maze-like place. There, he meets these other boys who have
basically made their own little society within this weird maze-like place.
The really strange thing about all this is that they can't remember anything about themselves, their lives or who put them in this weird place. So, they spend their time keeping themselves alive and trying to escape.... and then some pretty crazy stuff starts to happen. DUH DUH DUUUHHH!!!! <-- that was a pathetic attempt at a dramatic fanfare type thing. Oh well, anyway...  I really REALLY did like this book. I am waiting on getting the 2nd and its going to be exciting, and i know I'm going to like it.... because I'm me and i know these things. :) Oh, and EXCITING: i think a movie is coming out for this book, so that's something to look forward to. And if I have been misinformed, I apologize for getting all of your hopes up for nothing. Sorry :( ! Yep, so if you want to know more about this book, head on over here! If you want a website where you can  BUY this book... well then click here!

 If any of you have read, are planning on reading The Maze Runner or have never read it and are not planning on it (i don't discriminate) comment below... and tell me about your opinion.

Coming up soon!
Book Review- The Scorch Trials

The Scorch Trials picks up where The Maze Runner left off. The Gladers have escaped the Maze, but now they face an even more treacherous challenge on the open roads of a devastated planet. And WICKED has made sure to adjust the variables and stack the odds against them. Can Thomas survive in such a violent world? 

This summary was taken from here
here the book is also up for purchase.

Thursday, February 23, 2012

A Cup of Tea

Ok, So this is a weird post. I get it. But i thought I would shake things up a bit... (besides, all this talk about tea is making me feel British! Yay!) Oh and btw there is a Book Review of the Maze Runner that will be up later today for anyone who is actually interested. 

Yogi Tea
I love tea and one of my favorite brands is Yogi. 
It's 100% natural herbal tea that's caffeine free. They have over 60 blends such as Soothing Caramel Bedtime tea and Berry DeTox tea which are meant to promote overall health. Each individual blend has a different purpose such as energizing your body, regulating your digestive system,
supporting your respiratory track, and cleansing your body and mind in order to help your body maintain its balance.

(Cute little sayings on the tags of the tea bags)

 Nothing is better than winding down after a tough day with a warm cup of Yogi tea. My favorite is the Comforting Camomile Tea which relieves mild tension. Another thing I love about this tea (yes, it gets better!) is that on the side of every box that you buy there is a yoga pose you can perform that is also meant to relax you and make you feel more youthful.    
Discover your perfect tea here!

Tip:  When you make your cup of tea don't use sugar, use honey instead which will give you the same sweet taste along with antioxidants that will cleanse your body.