So… I have a new tumblr!

Let’s skip the introduction already. The tumblr is called The Room Diary and it makes no sense but whatever. Here’s the link if you are curious.

I don’t know why but I feel like there is a difference between a blog and a tumblr… well, depending on what you on what kind of blogs, tumblrs you make but mine are both personal (more or less). But I feel like a blog post should be more… organized? With a certain subject, longer and… you get the idea right?

But my tumblr is more like a diary and we all know that a diary is funnier if it’s on the internet because who cares about intimacy anymore? I’m just joking but to be honest I was never that kind of person who kept her diary for herself – I’d rather keep the fictional stuff that I write for myself than my diary and I have no idea why. But things are what they are.

So my tumblr is more of a place, a room, where I can sketch little bits and pieces of my ideas and thoughts really. And also a place to share pictures without bugging too many people.

Well this is not my first contact with tumblr so you might wonder why now? (Actually, I know you are not, but just let me write and enjoy myself.) It started with this youtube video:

And the food tumblr they recommend. The pictures from Margaret Makes Dinner are so inspiring that they made me do a blog where to share my meals too (also, I got some ideas for what to eat from her) – but I am sharing more than that.

PS: I am pretty sorry about the lack of posts but… I don’t like making excuses so see you next time! (Probably tomorrow with my Otaku Sunday.)

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Another Walk or “How We Took a Free Thursday Because the Weather Was Too Pretty”

What a huge title! Last Winter I wrote a post about a walk and all the nice things I got to do in a free week day. Today was similar, even better. My boyfriend woke up with a pink eye (also known as Conjunctivitis) and decided to skip school and because my seminars from Thursday aren’t nice or interesting I decided to do the same. Also, the weather was gorgeous and because we already planned to go to the Botanical Garden in the weekend we just rescheduled a little bit and we went there today (the weekend will be busy anyway because it’s his birthday).

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First we stopped at Titi’s and spent some time with this huge ball of fur and joy. And then we continued our adventure!

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We saved some money by not taking the bus. Instead we walked like an hour or so, but it was fun. On the way to the garden we have to walk near to a cemetery and while it might be scary sometimes today it was really calming and lovely.

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We also met some lizards!! I get pretty excited when I have the chance to photograph these creatures because they are like my second favourite animals. I tend to believe I prefer animals that are just like me: lazy and sun-lovers (as in nice warm sun, not broiler or anything similar) just like cats and lizards.

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The Botanical Garden is this huge forest in the middle of the city. We can spend hours there and not get bored. There is also a very beautiful Japanese Garden but we didn’t take pictures there because there were many people and I don’t fancy it when it’s so crowdy.

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Another prone to crowds place is the water tower. It’s very high and you can see parts of the city. Vlad doesn’t do well with high places so he waited for me on a bench (can you see that red dot? It’s him!).

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We love not following the standard routes and we sometimes have to cross the river (yes, there is a river in the middle of the garden – well, forest) jumping on rocks. It’s awesome!

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(Sorry for the double picture) We plan to have a picnic in the middle of the garden because the view is amazing. And the birds are too!!

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And the last parts of the Garden are the greenhouses. There are three – one with water plant mainly, one with plants from the Mediterranean and Australian zones – this one is my boyfriend’s favourite. And my favourite:

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The Palm House! Vlad thinks it’s kinda boring because there are only… palms (and some bamboo) but I find it really lovely. Maybe because it makes me feel small… There’s something whimsical about it and I can’t put in words.

I know there are more pictures than words (actually if you start counting them I think I’m wrong but you get what I want to say), but I like it this way. And the garden is just too beautiful and neither the pictures nor the words can express its nature.

Last Week in Photos #01

Since I got my awesome camera from Jamie Oliver, I decided to do one of my favourite types of blog posts: Week in Photos! I love reading them and I loved writing them on my makeup&beauty blog. I did them on Sunday as most of the bloggers I read do, but since Sunday is busy with Otaku Sunday, I am going to do them on Monday – like this I will have time to include whatever awesome things might happen on a Sunday night (there’s usually nothing awesome happening but you never know).

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Santa mug | 1st Harry Potter book | a scarf my boyfriend’s mom made for me
pears compote | delicious Chinese food | eating Chinese food
current favourite tea | an organized desk | Winter

I drank a lot of green tea (especially the Tess Green Tea with Lime that you can see in the pictures) and that is unusual for me since I often drink more black tea than green tea, but since school is over (and I only had four exams that week) I just didn’t feel the need for green tea. We got a package with food from my boyfriend’s mom – a lot of jam and compotes and a surprise for me: a super cool handmade scarf!

I reread Harry Potter and I felt wonderful – it’s a great feeling to reread something that means so much to me and through Harry Potter I met one of my best and dearest friend, mih. We ate Chinese food: a delicious hot and sour soup and fried rice with beef and onions, chicken and bamboos and Chinese mushroom and chili pork! Heaven on Earth!

And yesterday (or the day before) I cleaned and organized my desk and now it’s a pleasure to type at it (might even do a post just to show you how proud I am of my work). The weather was crazy: it couldn’t decide between Winter and Spring, but I still prefer Winter and right now Winter it is.

Not the end of the world

It’s the losing of love that makes us who we are. The loss of a parent. Of your virginity. Of who you thought you might be. Of your innocence. Those losses are perhaps our first steps into adulthood. Life gets more complicated. But it’s also filled with promise. And the possibility of opening your heart to new beginnings.  (Carrie Bradshaw, The Carrie Diaries, episode 1)

The past two weeks felt like hell for me. For now, the war is over. I won a battle, but I did lost another one. And I am not going to  find excuses, to make my ass look good in this shitty situation. No. I am going to embrace my failures because they are a part of who I am and they are influencing who I am going to be.

For a little while I spent my days being mad at myself, which was obviously not a good thing to do in the stressful times I live (exams, exams, exams). My Mom wasn’t mad at me (or she wasn’t showing it), instead, she was sending me optimistic messages every morning.

Now I know, there’s no point in being mad at yourself for your mistakes nor should you give up or try to find lame excuses. No. You should embrace your failures and try to be better in the future. It’s not the end of the world… yet.

A Walk or “How I Spent My Free Monday Morning”

And yes, I had been meaning to write this article since Monday but life was made to be lived not planned. Oh, who am I kidding? No living at all, Uni had other plans! But that’s ok because Uni was the reason we went for the walk in the first place.
erfdfI worked on my assignment for the Photography class. Analog photography is pretty cool and I’m glad I didn’t pick to go digital. But enough about school, let’s talk our wonderful walk. We woke up early (I usually let him sleep a little bit more), dressed as warmly as we could, grabbed our cameras and went out the door.

We walked around our neighbourhood, spent some time with the kitties, ate some really good pastry products and fed the pigeons, which is one of our favourite activities to do.  More pictures with the birdies here!

sdfsaAnd because it was a free day and we were in need of a way to procrastinate we decided to go to the mall because hubby needs some new earbuds. So we went and I couldn’t help but photograph almost every Christmas decoration. We did some shopping too, but not related to Christmas though they were having some super cute cupcakes ornaments but like I said no Christmas shopping this year!

And since we are so close to the weekend, I am going to end my post with a sweet “Have a lovely weekend full of snow!”. So… Have a lovely weekend full of snow!

A new beginning?

This is not my first blog. I had one for more than four years, but a couple of months ago I couldn’t write on it like I used to. It was hard to take the decision to quit it but I feel at peace now.

For this new blog… I won’t make any promises. I might stop any day now, though there is a “keep blogging” task on my list with things to do ’till I’ll be 22 y/o. But I can’t predict the future and as long as I am okay with how things are right now it doesn’t matter.

Wish me luck!