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Sorry for the Wait!

Dear Wonderful Reader,

Sorry for my lack of posting recently. I have been really busy, and I have gone through many changes in my life. Stay Tuned for more posts.

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Happy, Happy, Happy!

Dear Wonderful Reader,

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Happy First Day of Spring!

Oh, today is also International Day of Happiness!

What a cool coincidence (though, not sure if IHD falls on the same day every year, but do correct me if I’m wrong).

And can we just pause and appreciate the metaphorical significance of this!

Do something that makes you happy today and tell me about it!

-Love

Christina

Personal: Spring 2014 Bucket List

Dear Wonderful Followers,

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  • Here is a picture of me taking from a rather interesting angle, for those of you who are wondering, “who is this girl?!”.

So lately I have been blogging about stuff that I liked/cared about that I wanted to share with you. But as I was scrolling down I noticed that while the majority of those posts represented me, they weren’t exactly about me. And what’s the point of a blog, if its not personal (or at least personal to some extent)?! It’s never easy to be really personal, and I know you understand, but I trust you. So, I am going to share with you my Spring Bucket List. Not sure if I’m using the term Bucket List correctly here, but whatever!

I have never done a Spring Bucket List, so this is my first one. I would love for you to conduct one too and share it with me (or not!). Just because it’s nice to have something to look forward to, like Mr. McConaughey mentioned in his Oscar’s acceptance speech, even if it’s something little. So I am going to post it here and on the last day of Spring, I’ll revisit it and we can talk about it.

My Spring Bucket List

1. Pray everyday

2. Go to the gym everyday

3. Blog everyday

4. Get a Henna Tattoo

5. Get a Tattoo

6. Get a job that I enjoy

7. Connect with old friends

8. Read at least five books (I would share them with you, but I have no idea what I am going to read but I know that “Love in the Time of Cholera” will definitely make the list. Feel free to recommend me any books=])

9. Do good deeds to my family

10. Experiment with arts and crafts and create/learn five DIY projects

11. Experiment with cooking and baking (Yum!)

12. Get a haircut (or not! I still haven’t made up my mind, but I find it much easier to manage my hair when it’s shorter, since it’s so curly.)

13. Make the most of my weekends

14. Well, there is this serious issue that I am facing at the moment and I tend to put off what I’m supposed to do regarding it cause thinking about it makes me kind of anxious. So, I shouldn’t be doing that! Guys please pray for me or just wish me well (if you don’t pray). So yeah don’t forget to tell God about me in your prayers, please!

15. Stay true to myself

P.S. Notice I didn’t put a period after each task, cause they’re still “unfinished”. lol

A Carousel Ride Through My Childhood’s Nostalgia

Dear Wonderful Reader,tumblr_n06czgXcbt1so4vxuo1_500Lets talk carousel, ferris wheels, and teacups. I don’t know about you but I have this growing obsession with carousels, ferris wheels, and anything carnival/circus/fair themed. I just find them so nostalgic, sentimental and meaningful.

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There is just something about them that reminds me of childhood, innocence, and lost time. They take me back to a place that I long to go to. Maybe its their fantastical designs and whimsical colors that take me to fairy lands and revive the sense of wonder I enjoyed as a child.
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“Nostalgia – it’s delicate, but potent. In Greek, “nostalgia” literally means “the pain from an old wound.” It’s a twinge in your heart far more powerful than memory alone. This device isn’t a spaceship, it’s a time machine. It goes backwards, and forwards… it takes us to a place where we ache to go again. It’s not called the wheel, it’s called the carousel. It let’s us travel the way a child travels – around and around, and back home again, to a place where we know are loved.”

Don Draper, Mad Men

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“I felt so damn happy, . . . I don’t know why. It was just that she looked so damn nice, the way she kept going around and around, in her blue coat and all.

―J.D. Salinger, The Catcher in the Rye

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Maybe it has something to do with how they spin round and round, and up and down. I find their movement patterns so metaphorical and representative of life, and aging. 

il_fullxfull.279553922And the seasons they go ’round and ’round
And the painted ponies go up and down
We’re captive on the carousel of time
We can’t return we can only look behind
From where we came
And go round and round and round
In the circle game.
― Joni Mitchell, The Circle Game
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Life goes on…

Fun Fact: The original Ferris Wheel was designed and constructed by George Washington Gale Ferris, Jr. as a landmark for the 1893 World’s Columbian Exposition in Chicago.

Works that I like that feature carousels and ferris wheels and all that good stuff: (Click on each link for more information!)

Uptown Girls (2003)- movie

The Notebook (2004)- movie

Mad Men- The Wheel, Season 1, Episode 13 (2007)- TV Show

Merry Go ‘Round by Kacey Musgraves- music video

Almost Lover by A Fine Frenzy- music video

Hurt by Christina Aguilera- music video

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger (1951)- novel (highly recommend it!)

Ferris Wheel by Marie Digby- song

The Following three music albums don’t explicitly mention carousels or ferris wheels but they’re so nostalgic in this way

a. Lenka by Lenka (2008)

b. Made of Bricks by Kate Nash (2007)

C. Electra Heart by Marina and the Diamonds (2012) (Love this album, but be warned it’s a little dark!)

P.S. Please share with me any works that feature the aforementioned entities.

Enjoy…

A Happy Monologue About Unrequited Love

fault-in-our-stars-posterI love you. And I know that you don’t love me back. And that’s okay because I can’t make you love me. But, I am here with you and there is nobody or nowhere else I’d rather be. I may look back at this and feel stupid, but If I didn’t say what I am saying then I’ll live wondering what could’ve been… You were my first kiss, and I want you to be my last kiss. Your presence changes the molecules in my body in this weird way, that I have never felt with anyone before. It’s been five years since our first kiss and I have dated and kissed many boys; they made me happy and they made me sad… But then, I forget them. But you… You stay with me, even when you’re not present. You make all the sappy poetry and all those stupid love songs make sense. I can never imagine myself saying those ridiculous things to anyone but you. In fact, I want to say them to you. I want to stare deeply into your eyes and just lay there next to you forever. You make me go tinder; you were my sweetest kiss. I know this sounds really scary to you, but don’t worry, I’ll never pressure you or force myself into your life. I just wanted to say those things out loud to you and see what It feels like. It will probably hurt tomorrow and it may hurt for a while. But, I won’t regret it because you made me taste what love is and what’s it’s like to completely lose yourself in someone, and act like an idiot, and say idiotic things and it’s sweet and beautiful and dangerous and scary but, it makes me feel happy and free. And one day, I know I’ll share that with someone who will love me back and it will be sweet and beautiful too. So Whatever happens tomorrow, we’ve had today… Life is too short and I don’t wanna waste any passing moment without kissing you if I could. So come here and kiss me…”

– Unknown

“I’ll put your poison in my veins
They say the best love is insane”

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Dear Wonderful Reader,

I feel really strongly about this song at this moment, and I wanna share it with you.

Suit Case by The New Electric Sound

Wake me in the morning
I don’t want to sleep very long.
I’ll unpack my suitcase
only if you you pick up the phone.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

Wake me in the evening
I don’t wan’t to get out of bed.
I’ll pick up my laundry
only if you open the door.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

Wake me in the weekend,
I don’t care if sleep too long,
I’ll take out the garbage,
Only if you pick up that phone.

Only if we could say we’re sorry.
Only if we could say we’re not.
Only if you could say you loved me.
Only if I was the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

I told you I’m never gonna leave again.
And I swear.
You told me your never gonna cheat again.
I don’t care.
Tell my heart a million times,
and that won’t change me none.
If we need some time to think girl,
you’re not the one.

I don’t want to waste my time.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.
I don’t want to close my eyes.
I just want to dance all night.
I don’t want to wait for you all of my life.

P.S. Check out their music, those guys are the bomb.com