Saturday, March 25, 2017

So the night literally took my breath away and I've all these emotions bottled up and I truly don't know how to spill it out but I'm so happy, on the brink of deliriousness, if you'd like. But I'm so happy.  Christ I wanna share this feeling with everybody because it feels so good and bubbly and giggly and my cheeks hurt from smiling and my throats hurts from laughing and I just, I don't know y'know?  Is this what it feels like? For things to be raw and genuine and sincere and maybe real? It's terrifying though, I gotta be real honest here; it's absolutely scaring the shit out of me but yeah, we'll see I guess.  Also, maybe y'all don't get told this enough but you deserve to be happy. Always. 

Wednesday, March 22, 2017

A couple of gentle reminders:

  • some days you do big things and conquer the universe and other days you’re really proud of yourself for making a spectacular grilled cheese and not killing yourself but either way it’s all good 
  • Overlooking the bad in someone and how they treat you terribly just because you love them is very bad for you and your well being, stop
  • More love
  • Tell people how important they are to you, always
  • C'est comme ├ža 
  • Just cause someone chooses another person over you doesn't make your worth any lower
  • Think of three things you're grateful for at the end of the night before you go to sleep
  • Be kind
  • Always always always keep your head up, baby

Friday, March 17, 2017

Update:

The first step is always the hardest to take, has the most hesitation.

Because what if you regret it right? what if you turn out not liking the decision you make and it was a mistake?

The first step is always the hardest to take because  it is our human nature to stay in our bubble, to fall into a pattern of familiarity, to stay "safe".

But growth never comes about from staying put, you and I both know that.

Monday, March 6, 2017

Nikita Gill

Do not allow him to consume you. If he does not call, go to sleep. 
If he does not message, put your phone away and have a fantastic day anyway. 
If he acts distant when you are with him and refuses to tell you what is wrong, don’t wait for him, go home and do something you love. 
If he tries to insinuate you do not need your friends now that you have him, spend more time with your friends. 
If he tries to teach you a lesson through the silent treatment, ignore him completely. 

If he plays with your feelings constantly, walk away from him. 
If he acts like your body is his entitlement when you are not ready, walk away from him.
If he says terrible, unforgivable things and threatens to leave you after every argument, walk away from him. 
If he forbids you from doing anything you love, walk away from him. 
If he claims ownership of your accomplishments, walk away from him. 
If he demeans you or disrespects your being a girl and refuses to stop when you tell him it hurts, walk away from him.


I cannot stress this enough, you live for yourself first. 

He is a secondary character in the story of your life.
Do not allow him to turn you into a secondary character in your own book.
Look, a while ago, everything was a blur and everything broke my heart but this feels so refreshing and it makes me feel all warm and fuzzy and makes my heart happy.

Tuesday, February 7, 2017

if you are a young thing i have one piece of advice for you:
being enthusiastic and happy about things you love is more important than being apathetic and snide. you will go so much farther in life spending energy on and talking about something you love than wasting energy on only complaining about or making fun of something you don’t. 
don’t focus on mocking others for being genuinely excited about something. focus on the things and people you love. 

Sunday, January 1, 2017

2016.

It's been good and rough by mostly good. Aside from so many political shit that went down last year, selfishly for me it has been a relatively good year. 

I think it slightly irks me how everyone's always saying "oh it's been such a shit year for me" "worst year ever" etc etc, I mean come on, you said the same damned thing for the last 5 years, just lighten up a little yknow? Just focus on the good. You attract what you exude. I think for 2017, I just wanna focus mainly on the good, I know easier said than done but gotta start somewhere innit?

Thursday, December 1, 2016

PHOTOSET + UPDATE




Summer break is finally here meaning I've one more gruesome and tiring year to go till my regalia, so close I can smell it (not literally). Also, it is officially the first of december meaning the year is also coming to an end.

I see posts of social media saying how terrible 2016 has been, and I'm not sure if I can relate tbh, cause if anything it's been both good and bad, more good than bad, I hope it has been the same to all of you who's reading this too. My results will be coming out in exactly 2 weeks, pretty stoked for it I might add, gut feeling that I did pretty well in the exams + my internals has been pretty decent through the entire semester.

I've lost a bunch of "friends" over the semester, lmao tbh I wouldn't really call them friends come to think of it, but ay you win some, you lose some innit? Not that it is in any way a loss in this case.

Other than that, nothing much has been going on, so head over here to enjoy some food+travel posts with (from my pov and hopefully yours too) some aesthetically pleasing photos.

Thursday, October 6, 2016

Gentle reminder:

you will find your home, you will find your place. you will find your people. give it a little bit of time but it will happen.

Wednesday, September 14, 2016

16 Lessons (sort of?) halfway through 2016


  1. The friends you have at the beginning of the year can completely change by the end of it. People change, and if they aren’t improving your life in some way, it’s okay to drop them.
  2. Take many pictures.
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  3. Find your safe place. Whether it be in the arms of a certain person or at home jotting down proses in your journal, find it and don’t let it go. You can have more than one safe place.
  4. Be nice to everyone. You honestly don’t know what skeletons people are hiding in their closets. Everyone has their skeleton. Every person on this earth has something in their life or past worth collapsing on the ground in uncontrollable sobs over. (Side note: do no harm BUT TAKE NO SHIT.)
  5. The minute you feel your happiness being dictated by someone else, take a break from them.
  6. It is important to be able to be alone and enjoy your own company.
  7. You can be the ripest, juiciest peach in the world, and there’s still going to be somebody who hates peaches.
  8. Those who mind, don't matter. Those who matter, don't mind.
  9. Feel everything and let it hurt, but don’t go back to what broke you.
  10. Don’t let fear hold you back from what you want. The view from the other side is spectacular.
  11. Tell people how you feel. Even if you’re scared it’ll burn your life to the ground. You say it loud.
  12. You find the most extraordinary things in the most ordinary places.
  13. Sometimes the way you think of someone isn’t the way they actually are.
  14. Timing is never going to be perfect; if you care about something enough, you’ll make the time. It’s all about priorities.
  15. You only need yourself, but having people by your side trying to understand means a lot more than you might think.
  16. You find your truest friends in your darkest hours.

Tuesday, September 6, 2016

Heads up!

Just gonna do a real quick rant here:

You'd think being in university will allow you to escape all these really unnecessary high school drama but unfortunately some people turns out to be so immersed in their little world that it makes it very impossible to do so.

  1. I'd like apologize to those people who think I'm so influential and powerful that I'm able to incur such a dramatic change to a plan especially in such a short amount time, because I'm not, so first and foremost, very sorry to disappoint that I'm not the person you thought I was.
  2. Please use that very important organ protected by your skull located in your head known as a brain to think before you start speaking. If I was so influential, I wouldn't need to work just as hard as the rest of you all to get decent grades, I could just use my "apparent connections" to get myself a degree certificate and a 4.0 GPA; so once again, I urge you, use your brain.

    FOR MORE CLARITY:
    -
    There's a reason why we had to fill in a risk assessment form, to assess and be informed of shit like this beforehand
    - Say we did go for the field trip and nothing happened, then we were lucky, but what if because we're that unlucky, another earthquake happens and students get injured, what would you be talking about then? It would be "oh, the university already knew regarding the earthquake beforehand but proceeded with the trip anyway, they brought it on themselves"
    - Furthermore, if another earthquake occurred while we were there, insurance company wouldn't cover our asses anyway, because their argument would be "you already knew beforehand" which is true; it's the same concept as you knew the area was flooded but you drove your car there anyway and it got busted and you're going up to the insurance company for compensation, do you think they'd compensate you? they'd tell you straight up: "sorry, you already knew beforehand, you brought this on yourself"
  3. If you wanna run your mouth, I suggest you do a fact check, the same exact way you do when you're writing a university essay by going to real sources with actual solid and complete proof, not half-assed ones, before you start spewing all that shit.
  4. Fake friends, man, this one though. I'm just going to leave this here, with a side note saying: I know who you are.
  5. When people tell you things, please do not leave out any information OR twist the words OR add in your own assumption. Because if you intend on doing the first three things, then jesus christ, don't even BOTHER relaying the damned information because you're messing it all up anyway.
  6. Again, use your goddamned brain.
  7. SHEEPS. People who follow on with the majority without having a mindset of their own, please do try and think for yourself.

Here are some great tips to help you out!
  • go to the source and ask what's really up
  • refer to #2 
  • reflect on yourself and think about the situation
  • again, refer to #2!!
  • if you're in a dilemma, trying getting all sides of the story before coming to a conclusion
  • if you don't know what to believe, maybe try getting some proofs and facts before coming to a decision

I don't actually care as much what people have to say but it really is annoying to see all these bullshit going around so I'd just like to use this space to clear things out. Adding on, I'm just as disappointed and frustrated regarding the cancellation as the rest of us but put into perspective with the safety of the people, I guess better safe than sorry? I don't know man, I guess shit happens and maybe y'all want someone to blame and that's aight but seriously, don't be so dumb.

Fact is:

  1. We never asked the university to stop or please please please cancel the trip.
  2. We didn't even speak to the Pro Vice Chancellor / Chancellor
  3. The only person we asked about this matter is a STAFF from the marketing department
  4. We NEVER mentioned about canceling the trip, only asked if it was safe for us to go on the trip ( I still have screenshots of this shit right here, mate)
  5. We weren't given two options by the PVC about how we should continue on or man I don't even know how badly the story got twisted loooool

The fact is we never asked for a cancellation nor did we complain or did we say "OH SHIT THERE'S A QUAKE WE SHOULDN'T GO ON, LEMME USE MY CONNECTIONS TO STOP THIS THING ENTIRELY!!!) It was a just "is it safe for us to go on with the trip?"

I know y'all wanna fulfill your inner adventurous geologists to be, because so do I, but a 6.0 mag earthquake hit the same area last year killing, if not mistaken, 18 people, 10 which were students, yeah you could argue that the locals live there and there's no problem but like you said they're "locals" from that area.

I'm sincerely sorry if this offended anyone because that was not my intention but then again I have no control over how people interpret (mis)information.
Also, I'd say more but people are going to believe what they WANT to believe anyway so y'know, it's all good.

So no more hard feelings about this shit because I'm good and I'm out, mate!


On another shameless note, head to globel-trotter.blogspot.com to see what's good :)






Mini post about mapping in Bekenu

Head on over to globel-trotter.blogspot.com for more deets!

Monday, August 29, 2016

I think what most adults fail to realize is the fact that this isn't the 70s or the 80s or whatever era it is they came from anymore. This is 21st century. It slightly annoys me when I see adults posting videos making fun of teenage girls taking selfies in a clothing store, like, what's your deal y'know? They're 16 and they wanna take photos of themselves and make stupid faces, it's not hurting you or anyone around them so why can't you just let them have fun?

And the whole deal about how the younger generations are always connected to their technological appliances and whatnot and how "back in your days..." let me just stop you right there, you clearly said it yourself, back in YOUR days, this isn't YOUR days, repeating what I said, this isn't the 70s/80s/90s, this is the 21st century. Stop comparing what you didn't have the privilege of having back in your days to how it is now. I am 500% sure if advanced technology existed "back in your days" you'd be the exact same too.

Or when adults start with "when I was your age...", well you're not my age anymore, this isn't 30 or 40 years ago, back then having a $10 bill in your wallet made you hot shit, but in the present day $10 isn't that big of a deal. 

When you were my age, job opportunities were booming.
When you were my age, countries weren't as corrupted.
When you were my age, completing junior high was already an amazing achievement.
When you were my age, when you were my age, and so on and so forth.

Times have changed and as adults, shouldn't you be more understanding, open minded and more ready to accept change? Stop giving the younger generation so much shit over irrelevant things just because "back in your days" it wasn't like that and "when you were my age" we'd be like so and so and this and that. Because:
  1. this isn't your days anymore
  2. you aren't my age.



Friday, August 12, 2016

gentle reminder: keep on seeking and you will find

So, I just recently started a travel blog (explains the slight hiatus from here), it's something more personal and more in touch with me as a person, so if anyone's interested, you can just pop over and check it out. Will be putting up a new post tonight after I fix some of the kinks in the coding.

globel-trotter.blogspot.com


I'll link my new blog to this one on the side bar as well, thank you very much to those who has been real patient with me!