Tuesday, February 28, 2012

These Are The Things That I Can Do

So three of my favorite youtubers, Kayley, Rosi, John Green, and Sanne, have made a video of the things that they're good at. I thought that this was a pretty good idea and I would've made a video response but, alas, video making is one of the things that I can't do. So, instead, I'm writing a blog post about it! Here we go.
  1. I can do maths. I understand maths and it is one of my favorite subjects now but that wasn't always the case. When I was a freshman in the Philippines I failed, like, three of the four quarterly exams. I couldn't understand the concept of integers (!) and algebra was just another language. So in a way, I'm kind of thankful that I moved to Ireland and repeated first year because now I actually do understand maths! 
  2. I can write letters. Again, I got better at this one when I moved to Ireland. I've always thought writing letters is pretty nifty but being away from my friends and family it sort of became a necessity. I don't know if it's just me but I sort of get a bit guilty whenever I miss birthdays of a cousin, or an aunt. I feel like writing letters to them is a much better way of compensating for my absence rather than posting two words and an exclamation point on their facebook walls.
  3. I can take care of myself. I now realize that moving in Ireland has greatly improved me as a person because, yes, I got better at this one in this country as well. I always had people to take care of me back home but here I have to fend for myself, especially in the past couple of weeks. 
  4. I can accept challenges. I didn't have to do Irish. I was allowed to skip it because english is not my first language. I did it anyway. And one of the reasons was because everyone kept expecting me to drop it, so I was like, "Challenge accepted." Sometimes I want to slap myself.
  5. I can play the guitar. Not well, but that's a thing that I can do. And you know what else? I can play "An Awful Lot Of Running" by Chameleon Circuit. Yeah. I know. I'm kind of a big deal. :D
They're the things that I can do! Le t me know the things that you're proud of if you want to.

Bye!
-Danielle.

Saturday, February 25, 2012

I went out today.

I know. Gasps.

It was a really good day. 9 degrees, sun out, blue skies... you'd be crazy not to take advantage of that kind of weather. It happens about once a year in Ireland, so naturally there were quite a lot of people outside.

It was my also my cousin's birthday so I went to their house at about 11 o'clock in the morning only to find out that the party doesn't start until six o'clock in the evening. Wow, I wasn't too eager or anything. So I told my cousins, "Hey, you guys wanna go downtown today? It's a really good day..." And they were like, "Yeah, sure whatever." So we went out.

I didn't bring my camera with me because as Nanalew said while pointing at her eyes, "Sometimes you have to live with these lenses." Also, I currently don't have a camera. Mostly because I don't have a camera. *Deep sigh.*

The first shop we unanimously agreed to go to was Dubray Books. I went straight to the young adults section and I was only about 7 feet or so away from the shelf when I saw the glossy light blue cover of The Fault In Our Stars just inviting me to take it. So I went straight to the book, opened the first page and saw... nothing. There was no J Scribble, or a Hanklerfish, or a Yeti. The only copies signed were the first printing copies of the book and John said some weeks ago that they are now in the sixth printing of the book. But I was still sad. I didn't buy the book, and it's not because there was no signature in it. It was just because I was a little bit short on the money side and I was planning to visit other shops and buy things. So I walked away from the bookshop, forlorn and everything. I'll just wait for my parents to come back...

I did get a couple of A Series Of Unfortunate Events book from the charity shops, and also a Harry Potter coloring book. The story of that one is that I saw my cousin flicking through the pages and the (uncoloured) Ravenclaw banner caught my eye. So then I said, "Let's find the Slytherin one." Going through the pages we saw that none of the illustrations were coloured... except for the Slytherin banner. And it was perfect colouring. It clearly wasn't done by any two year-old. Of course I had to buy that book. Maybe the previous owner was a Slytherin. Maybe it was a horcrux. *ominous music*

We also bought a bar of Willy Wonka chocolate and a bar of Wonka's Nerds. I kept the wrapper of the Willy Wonka bar, I just couldn't bring myself to throw it away!

I'll show you guys pictures at the end of the month, as usual. I may have to borrow a camera from my cousin, though.

See you guys soon! :D
Bye!

-Danielle.

Saturday, February 18, 2012

These are a few of my favourite things!

I was in Etsy today, and I was in the middle of favoriting a Doctor Who Kindle Skin Cover (No, I don't have a Kindle. But Doctor Who!) when it occurred to me that I favorite a lot of stuff in Etsy, and I want to show you guys just a few of my favourite things! 

It's my absolute dream to own a time-turner. Like, c'mon, who doesn't want a time turner?
It's Lego. LEGO.
I was sorted into Slytherin in Pottermore. If you want to see the blog post
 about that one, click here. :)

No one will ever lie to me ever again. EVER.
He is like fire and ice and rage. He is like the night and the storm
in the heart of the sun. He is ancient and forever. He burns in the
center of time and can see the turn of the universe. And he's wonderful.
You're trying to kill me, aren't you? :D
I want to cry.
Er, yeah. I think that's enough. Thinking about these things makes me feel like Bella Swan in New Moon. I realize that these are all Doctor Who and Harry Potter stuff, but what can you do. :D

I'll see you guys some time in the future.

Love,
Danielle.

Disclaimer: None of the pictures in this post are mine. They belong to their respective owners.

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Dust off your converse, it's time to save the universe.

I couldn't wait till the end of the month to post this, because I am PRETTY DARN EXCITED.

Guys, I totally just bought my own TARDIS.







Children In Need special, anyone?

My parents are going to kill me because I bought a toy for 9 year olds. I REGRET NOTHING.
Oh, and happy valentine's day and stuff. 

Love,
Danielle








Sunday, February 12, 2012

Blanket Fort Playlist


Hello Everyone! I built a fort today. With rope and fairy lights and sheets. And then I decided to make a playlist! 

Blanket Fort Playlist:

Tricks On Me- Jed Whedon and The Willing
Things We've Said- Daniela Andrade
1234-  Feist
Bright Blue- Daniela Andrade
Tree Hugger- Kimya Dawson
Corner- Allie Moss
You And I- Ingrid Michaelson
Boats And Birds- Gregory Hawk

Love, 
Danielle

Saturday, February 11, 2012

An Awful Lot Of Cleaning

(Sing to the tune of "An Awful Lot of Running" by Chameleon Circuit)

It's like the Garbage Island, filled to the brim with trash
Receipts old as forever, I want to reduce to ash!
I saw their room last week and foresaw my future strife
And I voice inside me shouted, "Run for your life!"

I don't know why I still continued my way inside
But I know that if I don't, I'd have returned to the place anyway,
To my dismay!

It's completely exhausting, but it's so satisfying
To see the room de-cluttered and the trash all gone
So many rubbish I've binned
There's so much more to clean
We've got papers and plastics and dust

And an awful lot of cleaning to doooooooooOOOOOoooooooo...

Yeah. I know.

I am so tired. My parents are gone to The Philippines for a month to get my brother and they've asked (psh, more like demanded) me to clean their room and their en suite and to do the laundry and the ironing. Now the cleaning was actually just, you know, organizing and straightening stuff up, so it shouldn't have taken the whole day, right? But the thing is my parents' clutter levels are, like, this high, so, yeah, it did. And even then the room still looks very, very disorganized. I'm gonna have to ask my mom to buy some cupboards and things.

The room itself is not actually that bad. It's very spacey, with a nice radiator, an en suite and a large window overlooking the streets, and I really, really like it. I think I'm going to stay mostly in this room for the next month or so, until they come back. There's a warm bed, the computer and some food. I'm sorted.

I have my midterm break this week! I'm going to do some adventuring, although I have to borrow a camera from my cousins, because my parents brought our camera with them. I'm not quite sure what kind of "adventuring" I will be doing yet, but it may or may not include thrift shopping, going for a walk, a Harry Potter marathon and trying out some DIYs. Also, confession: I haven't seen any Star Wars yet. I know, I see the judgement in your eyes. But I'm planning to see it this week! Uh, what's that word again? Late? Late.

I had my mocks last week. It was okay, although I'm glad that wasn't the real thing. Doing the exams, I found it very hard to even care. I just didn't see the point of it aside from testing the waters for the Junior Certs. To be honest, the whole time there's a little voice inside my head just chanting, "It doesn't matter." So, no, I didn't do my best and really I wouldn't be surprised if I got a C in every subject. It hasn't hit me yet that I screwed up the mocks, but it will at some point. And, boy, will I regret it. Ugh. Thank God that wasn't the Junior Certs. 

These days I'm always finding myself in a state of worry. It's not like I'm worrying continuously. It's more like an hour and a half of worry a day in 25 minute intervals. I worry about lots of things. My mocks, my Junior Certs, the movie adaptation of "Perks Of Being A Wallflower," my parents, myself. It's not fun, and I long for September when all the worrying about the Junior Certs will be over. It would be such a relief. 

Yeah I just wanted to do these "old-style" blogs that I used to do in 2010. I actually didn't plan this like I normally do but I'm feeling so darn lonesome and my parents are not here and suddenly I'm feeling all worried and homesick and stupid Valentines Day. Just. UGH.

I'm going go watch people I don't know talk about a little portion of their lives on Youtube.

Bye.

Love,
Danielle.

Saturday, February 4, 2012

The Things I Bought- January

Hello everyone! I'm pretty darn excited to show you guys the things I bought last month! Hint: I bought a lot of plates. A lot.

Robinson Crusoe by Daniel Defoe




Robinson Crusoe is the very first novel that I remember reading so when I saw this one in Oxfam I just had to go and get it! It's copyrighted 1957 and I really like the pretty illustrations. Just look at the cats!



Knee High Socks and Teal Tights


A kinda new shop opened in my town and it's a tights/socks shop called Legsperts (How clever is that?). Imagine my happiness when I saw that, right? Here is their facebook page if you want to check them out! 


I really, really, really like the colour of these tights. It's a bit... metallic, I guess, the way it shines in the light, And I love it so much! 

Speaking of new businesses in town, there's a sort of new jewelry/ accessories shop called Kwilla (facebook page here) and it's pretty amazing! Go and check out their valentine cards!

Hair Bows 


I may or may not have become obsessed with bows when The Doctor started wearing them in season 5. *guilty smile*


No really. They're too cute! 

Bright Red V-Neck Sweater

Plates! Lots of them!



(These three pictures are not the same, I swear! There are three plates
with the same pattern. :D)




Maybe it's because I'm reading too much Her Library Adventures at the moment but this month, I bought six plates. Six!


This one is my favorite, though. I would love to collect all the plates with the other 49 states!


A Vinyl Record Player



FINALLY! It has always been my dream to have one of these and I finally have it!!!


That's it! :D

My mocks is this week and next week- I already sat my French, Music, Irish and Geography mocks exams and on Monday I will have my Business Studies exams. Wish me luck, hell knows I'll need it. 

Love,
Danielle.