August Snippets

The snippets are back! After momentarily taking a break, (I didn’t film anything worthwhile last month, please forgive) I’m proud to say that my snippets videos are back and fully up to date!

As this months video is relaxed and chill, I thought I wouldn’t over explain it, and instead just let you enjoy it!

I hope you’ve all had a great month, and have an even better September!

What was your favourite memory from this past month? Let me know in the comments!

A-Z Of Me

Hey guys! I haven’t done a personal post like this for a while, so today I thought I’d share with you, the A-Z of me!

Animals | I have 4 cats, who you have met HERE and HERE, 2 Chinchillas, Ophelia and Belle, 2 Bunbuns, Hemingway and Jack, and a Guinea Pig, Trevor!

Bags | I absolutely love collecting bags. Especially those that are almost too small to be sensible.

Creative with manipulating letter to be other letters, for example, fairy lights | I’ve mentioned it before, but as a blogger I am contractually obliged to have fairy lights in my room, and covering at least 3 feet of space in other places.

Derren Brown | Have I ever mentioned that I’m something of a fan? Because I’m a fan. I’ve seen his stage shows Infamous and Miracle, and I can’t recommend seeing him live enough.

Elephants | I really love elephants, especially on jewellery, I’ve just always been drawn to jewellery with elephants on it, I couldn’t tell you why.

Family Guy | Family Guy and I have been together for years, I can’t imagine live without it.

GCABray | Myself and my pal GCABray are putting together a weekly podcast series for this month, live every Friday!

Hands | I’ve been really interested in and loved practising nail art designs for years.

I | could eat nothing but edamame, spring onion and salt for days.

Japan | As you guys already know, Japan has been my dream holiday destination for a long time now.

Killjoy | Sometimes I can’t think of enough facts about myself when doing posts like these.

London Town | I can’t call London anything other than London Town now, I wish I knew why. Great place though.

MJ | Again, I’m sure you guys know that I’m a Michael Jackson fan.

Nuggets | I love anything in a nugget form. Chicken nuggets, Golden Nuggets, my cats who are all tiny nuggets.

Oh my god how many dresses do you own?! | I own 24 dresses. Even I didn’t know it was that many!

Purple | My favourite hair colour to have is purple, but it fades to quickly for me to keep it long-term.

Qwerty | So many files on my computer are called QWERTY and QWERTYASDF because I can’t be bothered to label them correctly. I know, I despise myself.

Reciting | I can recite a 9 minute beat poem off by heart. But only in an Australian accent. (For those interested, it’s Tim Minchin’s Storm)

Same, girl | I know all of the words to Same Girl by R. Kelly and Usher

Tidy | I love tidying, I know, I’m one of those people. I like doing it, and I love seeing the results.

Untidy | When I’m stressed or sad though, the tidiness kinda disappears.

Vexed | I love practising and watching magic and illusions. One of my favourite quotes is, “You never understood why we did this. You really don’t know? It was… it was the look on their faces…”

Wager | I like proposing wagers a LOT, but I will always bet a pound.

Xylose | Too much sugar can give me intense headaches and migraines.

You call yourself a blogger?! | I have only very recently tried avocado (#bloggerconfessions) and I really liked it!

Zoolander | What is this? A school for ANTS?!

I hope you guys enjoyed this post. It was actually a lot of fun to put together, so I nominate anyone that wants to do this post, to do it! I couldn’t believe how difficult it was for me to find information that I haven’t already shared, oh the stress of sharing on the interwebs.

I’d love to get to know you guys more too, so leave 2 facts about yourself in the comments below!

Would You Rather?

Hey guys! I haven’t done a tag in a while, so today I was looking for a new and fun one to do, and found this “Would You Rather” beauty one, so without further adieu, here we go with the questions!

1.Would you rather go out with messy hair and nice make-up or Nice hair and no make-up?

Messy hair and nice makeup is like my go-to on the daily.

2.Would you rather shave your eyebrows or have your eyelashes fall out?

I would rather have to wear falsies everyday than draw my eyebrows on!

3.Would you rather be forced to shop at only MAC or Sephora for the rest of your life?

Sephora I guess because there is much more choice and I could shop around.

4.Would you rather wear lipgloss/lipliner look or 80’s perm?

I think that the lipgloss/lipliner look can work with the right colours and blending, so I’d go for that one.

5.Would you rather leave the house with an obvious foundation line or overdone blush?

I would rather neither or these, come on now!

6.Would you rather wear MC Hammer pants or biker shorts in public?

MC Hammer pants, for sure.

7.Would you rather have a bad orange-y spray tan or really weird tan lines that can’t be covered?

Weird tan lines, it’d make for an interesting story.

8.Would you rather have a bad haircut or bad hair colour?

Aaaaaaaaaaaah, a bad hair colour I guess.

9.Would you rather have YouTube or Twitter taken away forever?

Twitter, because there is so much amazing content on YouTube that I like to watch daily.

10. Would you rather give up using makeup brushes or mascara?

Mascara because that wand can’t flawlessly blend for me!

That’s it for this tag, it’s quite fun and different from other tags that I’ve done, so if you enjoyed it, be sure to give it a go yourself!

Let me know how you would’ve answered some of these questions in the comments!

5 Tips To Stop Procrastinating

With a lot of people going through deadlines and exams this month, I know that it can be a difficult and taunting time, and that at some point, you might experience yourself procrastinating. So today I wanted to share some tips that I’ve collected, on how to beat procrastination, and stay on track with your work and revision.

Set Big Goals And Small Quotas

This tip is really useful because you can start implementing it, and it doesn’t even feel like you’re working. Essentially all you have to do is work backwards. Firstly you outline your ultimate goal, i.e. Revise Maths, or, Write 3 Essays. Then you work backwards with what small quotas you can easily achieve within a short time, for example, Select 2 Units To Read, Summarise Those Units In A Paragraph, Write An Essay Plan, etc.

Pre-Commit

This point is quite an obvious one, but it does make a great difference. Instead of leaving any attempts of your work or revision until the last minute, take advantage of the time that you’re allowing to be free time, to just jot down and bookmark things that might help you when it comes down to actually getting the work done. That way you’ll save a lot of precious writing and revising time.

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Written lists help just about everyone. This tip links into the small quotas one, because f you’ve written down small easily-achievable tasks, you’re more likely to achieve them quickly, because you get the quick reward of being able to tick it off of your list.

Redirect Your Procrastination

When you do find yourself procrastinating, try and take advantage of it. This might sound quite confusing, but why I mean is, when you’re mindlessly browsing through the Internet, and not doing what you intended to, or should be doing, redirect your attention onto something else that needs to be done, for example, clean out your emails and respond to whoever you need to. This means that when you’re running out of time on your work tasks, you’ll have eliminated other distracting things to do, so you can identify your procrastination faster, as you’ll only be able to waste time by watching cat videos.

Rewards

This is another obvious tip, but if it has been proven to work, why wouldn’t I include it?! If you are really struggling to get something done, just bargain with yourself, and decide on a reward for when you’ve completed it. You can also set up things to do with your friends after you’ve done your work, and then you have an outside independent motivation to get your work done.


Those are my tips on how to avoid procrastinating, I hope some of these tips can help you guys out! I’d also like to quickly mention that if you are going through a stressful time at the moment due to work and exams, it will all be worth it in the end. You’re working right now, for yourself in the future, and you won’t let yourself down. So keep your head up and don’t let procrastination kill your vibez.

A Day Through A Lense & EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENTS

I contemplated waiting until the end of this post to share my news with you guys, but it has been over a month in the works and I just can’t wait any longer, so I’m opening this post with it!

I’m going to be daily blogging for the whole month of June! AND I’ve only gone and set myself up for a weekly podcast series for this month too!

Obviously the posts are going to be going up every single day this month, and each Friday post is going to be the podcast. The podcasts are going to feature myself and my friend Gemma, as we talk to you guys, answer your questions, play music and just chat like friends do! (The podcast posts start on Friday, May 10th and continue until the 1st of July)

So with that exciting news finally out there, let’s kick off this awesome month with a fun day in the life post. I recently had a lovely day out, and I took some snaps throughout the day, so I thought I’d compile a little photo diary of that day, I hope you enjoy it!IMG_2565IMG_2566IMG_2572IMG_2577IMG_2578IMG_2584IMG_2590IMG_2592

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(living up to my dog-obsessed ways)

IMG_2594IMG_2595IMG_2597IMG_2602IMG_2605IMG_2606IMG_2608IMG_2610IMG_2611IMG_2638IMG_2639IMG_2640I know that this post was really picture-heavy so I didn’t want to over explain every image, because that would’ve gotten very boring very quickly. I hope that you enjoyed this photo diary style post, let me know if you’d like to see more of these!

What have you been up to lately?

April Snippets

GUYS WE DID IT! We’re at the end of another month, and once more, I’m giving you another snippets video!

This month officially saw the start of Spring, and therefore finally times for me to get back outside, and spending more time with the goats, Michael and Merlin.

I also had the ultimate pleasure of getting to see all of my best pals from school, as they all came home for Easter, so I had lots of fun days with them, and finally got to go back to Yo!Sushi with one of my ultimate queens, Issy (although you probably know her as Bella 😉 )

I also decided to carry on my spring cleaning theme from last month, and finally re-evaluate what I was keeping in my desk, and whether or not I actually needed it. Luckily I found these awesome ‘finger-lasers’, and realised that my priorities were entirely in order. (You can also see Sawyers blatant disregard and self-entitlement, as he jumps onto my bag of things to throw out.) ((I also thought that the truth behind the theme music for this month is funny for this clip, as I’m sure no one would’ve thought that while tidying, I was rapping Wiz Khalifa.))

And finally, through all of the University and blogging deadlines I’ve encountered recently, my room really showed my struggle at keeping on top of everything. Luckily for me, I’ve been practising magic since I was 8.

So here’s Aprils Snippets, I hope you guys enjoy it!

What did you get up to this month? Let me know the 2 best things that happened to you this past month in the comments!

100 Questions No One Asks

Hey guys! Today I thought I’d throw it back with a good old fashioned tag, so today I’m answering the 100 questions that no one ever asks! I don’t want to make this intro too long because this post is super long itself, so here we go!

1: Do you sleep with your closet doors open or closed?

I don’t have closets in my room, but they would be closed when I sleep, seems creepy to keep them open.

2: Do you take the shampoos and conditioner bottles from hotel?

I don’t, don’t really feel compelled to

3: Do you sleep with your sheets tucked in or out?

Tucked in at the bottom of the bed, untucked everywhere else

4: Have you ever stolen a street sign before?

Never ever

5:  Do you like to use post-it notes?

Sometimes, they can have their uses, but I only really use my ‘Crap’ ones.

6: Do you cut out coupons but then never use them?

I only ever have/use McDonalds and Subway coupons, so there’s that

7: Would you rather be attacked by a big bear or a swarm of a bees?

What kind of sadist question is this?! A swarm of bees, I guess?!

8: Do you have freckles?

Nope

9: Do you always smile for pictures?

Not always, obviously some pictures call for hilarious poses

10: What is your biggest pet peeve?

Probably just when people are unrelentingly negative, who has the time/energy for that?!

11: Do you ever count your steps when you walk?

I do! Is this an actual thing that other people do too?! PLEASE TELL ME YOU DO IT TOO

12: Have you ever peed in the woods?

I have not

13: What about pooped in the woods?

I also have not, but I don’t think I’ve ever been in the woods

14: Do you ever dance even if there’s no music playing?

Almost always

15: Do you chew your pens and pencils?

I think I do when I’m stressed about something

16: How many people have you slept with this week?

No people, only cats

17: What size is your bed?

I’ve got a double bed

18: What is your Song of the week?

My song for this week is going to be Big Sean’s IDFWU

19: Is it okay for guys to wear pink?

Of course

20: Do you still watch cartoons?

If Fam Guy counts then hellz yas

21: What’s your least favourite movie?

Alvin & The Chipmunks, The Squeakquel

22: Where would you bury hidden treasure if you had some?

Incredibly sneaky, well done.

23: What do you drink with dinner?

Diet Lemonade is my drink of choice

24: What do you dip a chicken nugget in?

Ketchup, BBQ sometimes to change things up

25: What is your favourite food?

See above.

26: What movies could you watch over and over and still love?

The Great Gatsby, Fight Club, Coraline, Deja Vu, Most Disney films too

27: Last person you kissed/kissed you?

Ginger drooled on me earlier, does that count?

28: Were you ever a boy/girl scout?

I was not

29: Would you ever strip or pose nude in a magazine?

I’d like to think I’d have to confidence to do something like that, but probably not

30: When was the last time you wrote a letter to someone on paper?

I can’t remember, maybe during school?

31: Can you change the oil on a car?

I don’t know where oil goes in a car, so no.

32: Ever gotten a speeding ticket?

No I have not

33: Ever ran out of gas?

Yes I had to push my Dad’s car once.

34: Favourite kind of sandwich?

Chicken salad

35: Best thing to eat for breakfast?

Bacon

36: What is your usual bedtime?

No earlier than 12

37: Are you lazy?

Almst nevr

38: When you were a kid, what did you dress up as for Halloween?

A pumpkin

39: What is your Chinese astrological sign?

I’m a woodpig

40: How many languages can you speak?

5

41: Do you have any magazine subscriptions?

No I don’t

42: Which are better legos or lincoln logs?

Lee logs, for sure

43: Are you stubborn?

No. You don’t want to fight me on this one.

44: Who is better…Leno or Letterman?

I don’t watch either, so I have no preference.

45: Ever watch soap operas?

I like to have them on in the background if I’m working.

46: Are you afraid of heights?

Only if there’s a risk of falling.

47:Do you sing in the car?

Almost always.

48:Do you sing in the shower?

Almost always.

49: Do you dance in the car?

Almost always.

50: Ever used a gun?

No.

51: Last time you got a portrait taken by a photographer?

12th Feb

52: Do you think musicals are cheesy?

Absolutely not.

53: Is Christmas stressful?

When you get older, yes.

54: Ever eat a pierogi?

I haven’t.

55: Favourite type of fruit pie?

Blackberry?

56: Occupations you wanted to be when you were a kid?

Chiropractor

57: Do you believe in ghosts?

Not really, unless they try to talk to me.

58 : Ever have a Deja-vu feeling?

Occasionally, yes.

59: Take a vitamin daily?

I don’t

60: Wear slippers?

Almost always.

61: Wear a bath robe?

Almost always.

62: What do you wear to bed?

Fleecy, flannel, cat pyjamas.

63: First concert?

Maybe a Christmas tribute to the Blues Brothers.

64: Wal-Mart, Target or Kmart?

I think Target would be for me.

65: Nike or Adidas?

I definitely don’t have a preference.

66: Cheetos Or Fritos?

Cheetos

67: Peanuts or Sunflower seeds?

Peanuts for me, sunflower seeds for a gerbil.

68: Ever hear of the group Tres Bien?

I hadn’t, but I love that they’re Swedish.

69: Ever take dance lessons?

I’ve been to 2 salsa classes, so I guess you can say I’m a professional.

70: Is there a profession you picture your future spouse doing?

Well he’s currently working as an illusionist, so I’d assume he’ll continue doing that.

71: Can you curl your tongue?

Yes

72: Ever won a spelling bee?

I have never entered a spelling bee.

73: Have you ever cried because you were so happy?

Almost always.

74: Own any record albums?

I do have quite a few from my parents.

75: Own a record player?

I don’t, but I would love to!

76: Regularly burn incense?

Nooooo!

77: Ever been in love?

Once or twice.

78: Who would you like to see in concert?

KP or Beyonce

79: What was the last concert you saw?

I can’t remember

80: Hot tea or cold tea?

HOT TEA DAMMIT

81: Tea or coffee?

Tea usually, coffee when desperate.

82: Sugar or snickerdoodles?

Sugar

83: Can you swim well?

Well, I can swim.

84: Can you hold your breath without holding your nose?

Not underwater

85: Are you patient?

Depends on what I’m waiting for

86: DJ or band, at a wedding?

A band would be lovely

87: Ever won a contest?

I have! I won tickets to see Derren Brown!

88: Ever have plastic surgery?

Maybe if the future calls for it, who knows

89: Which are better black or green olives?

No olives.

90: Can you knit or crochet?

I can french knit!

91: Best room for a fireplace?

Living room.

92: Do you want to get married?

Not to my living room.

93: If married, how long have you been married?

25 years

94: Who was your HS crush?

I didn’t have one

95: Do you cry and throw a fit until you get your own way?

Almost always.

96: Do you have kids?

11

97: Do you want kids?

Maybe when I’m older

98: What’s your favourite colour?

My favourite colours are orange and lahhhhhhhhhvender.

99: Do you miss anyone right now?

Sawyer and My.

100. Something that happened to you in middle school.

Well when I was in ‘middle school’ (that’s years 6-8 for us in the UK) one of my friends smashed a window at school by throwing a ball at it.


That’s it for this tag, I hope you guys enjoyed it, you definitely deserve a prize for making it to the end!

Share 2 facts about yourself in the comments below!

Can Happiness Be Measured?

Today I decided to talk about something that interests me quite a lot, and that’s happiness. It’s a really interesting emotion to explore and evaluate, so please indulge me for today while I have a bit of a delve into whether or not we can measure it!

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When it comes to 2 millions years, we all consider that an incredibly long time, but in fact, when it comes to Evolution, 2 million years really is no time at all. In 2 million years, the human brain has nearly tripled in size, from the 1 ¼lb brain of our ancestors, Homo Habilis, to the nearly 3lb brain that we all posses today.

With this growth of our brains, the structure of our brains altered too, leading to the development of what is now referred to as the ‘prefrontal cortex’. The ‘prefrontal cortex’ is the area of the brain that determines decision making and holds our ability to essentially, ‘experience things, without experiencing them’. As Dan Gilbert explains in his talk with TED, “The Surprising Science Of Happiness”, an example of this function can be explained through why Ben and Jerry’s don’t have liver-and-onion ice cream. “It’s not because they whipped some up, tried it and went, ‘Yuck.’ It’s because, without leaving your armchair, you can simulate that flavour and say ‘yuck’ before you make it.” The prefrontal cortex goes through most major changes during the ‘teen’ and pubescent years, which heavily contributes towards why teenagers tend to make impulsive and irrational decisions.

Naturally, with this development in the brain, we also developed problems with it. As we have grown and developed, we’ve discovered something known as ‘Impact bias’. This is the tendency for this ‘experience’ simulator, to work badly. Over time, we have internalised the idea that many situations that contain 2 differing outcomes, have a typically ‘good’ outcome, and a typically ‘bad’ or ‘undesirable’ outcome. From covert field studies, to overt lab studies, we have found that examples such as winning or losing an election, gaining or losing a romantic partner, passing or not passing a test, etc, have far less impact, less intensity, and a much shorter duration than we expect them to have on our happiness and lives. A further example of this is when people were questioned whether or not they’d be happier with winning the lottery, or becoming a paraplegic.

Naturally of course, all people that were asked, answered that they’d rather win the lottery. This is because we naturally assume that we’d be far happier with that outcome. But the truth is, that a year after experiencing one of these life changing events, either winning the lottery, or becoming a paraplegic, both groups of people rated their levels of happiness as exactly the same. This is the ‘impact bias’ in full swing.

A recent study carried out by Kubler-Ross led to the ‘Kubler-Ross Change Curve’. This chart demonstrates how major life traumas effect people, and it suggests that if the event occurred more than 3 months ago, with a few exceptions, it had no impact on an individuals day-to-day happiness.

So how are we going through such life changing events, but merely 3 months later, almost completely unaffected by it? We are able to do so, because happiness can be synthesized. Sir Thomas Brown wrote in 1642, “I am the happiest man alive. I have that in me that can convert poverty to riches, adversity to prosperity. I am more invulnerable than Achilles; fortune hath not one place to hit me.”  Human beings have something that we refer to as a ‘psychological immune system’, a system of cognitive processes, largely non-conscious cognitive processes, that help us change our views of the world, so that we can feel better about the world in which we find ourselves; and, like Sir Thomas, we all have this machine.

Before getting into this machine, and how we synthesise happiness, we must first understand the difference between ‘synthetic’ and ‘natural’ happiness. Natural happiness is what we feel when we get what we wanted, and synthetic happiness is what we make when we don’t get what we wanted. However, in our society, we seem to have a strong belief that synthetic happiness is of an inferior kind.

We synthesise happiness, yet we still believe happiness is a thing to be found, or a destination to be ‘reached’. Examples of people showing signs of ‘synthesising’ happiness typically occur when people seem to be ‘stuck’ or ‘trapped’ in situations. An example of this could be a woman that embarks on a date with a man who hasn’t shaved, and picks his nose, is unlikely to see the man again, but take the exact same situation, but the couple are married, and the woman deems the man ‘loveable’ and focusses on his better aspects and traits. This is because the woman is synthesising happiness by making the best of her situation and options.

A further example of a person synthesising happiness is that of Moreese Bickham. Bickham was jailed for 37 years in a Louisiana State Penitentiary for a crime he didn’t commit. But was  released for good behaviour halfway through his sentence. However, after his release, Bickham was quoted as saying, “I don’t have one minute’s regret. It was a glorious experience.” This is a prime example of synthesising happiness. Bickham has looked back on his experiences, and actively chosen to take the good from it. Ultimately using the word ‘glorious’, which is commonly a word we reserve for something greater than ourselves, such as a religious experience.

So how does all of this relate to happiness and whether or not it can be measured? As Dr Dan Siegel was quoted, “Well-being, of course, is a very subjective and individual experience.” Some argue that happiness cannot possibly be measured, at least not objectively because none of the obvious behaviours can be linked to happiness in a reliable manner. Even an outgoing and friendly appearance, which is so frequently observed among happy people, can be put on as a mask by those who are unhappy. Furthermore, as Michael Blastland said, “Your well-being may not be improved by the same things as mine, the fact that you like to get stoned isn’t going to see cannabis in Tesco.” Objectivity is not being influenced by personal feelings or opinions in representing facts; but that’s exactly what happiness is, and how it is effected.

Ultimately, it can be argued that happiness can indeed be measured, because it’s already happening, right now. Since 2010, The ONS have, as a result of governmental request, been including happiness and well-being questions in their surveys, meaning that we have self-assessed data from the past 5 years detailing our happiness and well-being levels. In the year 2014/5, we as a nation rated our ‘Life Satisfaction’ as 28.8%, up 2% from the year 2013/4. Since we have this data, therefore, surely it must be possible to measure happiness, right?

You might ask yourself, “Why does it even matter? Happiness is surely an individual and unique experience to everyone.” And well, you’d be right. As soon as the reasoning behind why the government wanted The ONS to collect information on our ‘happiness’ and ‘well-being’ levels was investigated, their motives are obviously deeper than just wanting a happier nation. Our government, naturally, want to improve our country’s GDP (Gross Domestic Product) which is the monetary value of all the finished goods and services produced within a country’s borders in a specific time period. And it was believed that by monitoring and attempting to improve our GNH (Gross National Happiness), our GDP would increase as a consequence of that.

A further reason as to why we need to be measuring happiness is to ensure we understand ourselves on a deeper level. An example of this could be that happy people are simply more likely to want to get married, and therefore we have the cause and effect the wrong way around. Whereas we falsely attribute happiness to people that are married.

Ultimately, we can all agree that yes, happiness can be measured. This is because I can ask any one of you, on a daily basis, to rate your happiness, and you’d be quite capable of doing so. However, we are only able to rate and measure our own happiness, because we exclusively have access to our, and only our own, unique data, and we can draw conclusions from that. But because we don’t have many control variables, we can’t necessarily compare our data, so the conclusions can only exist as unique and independent data.


This post really does run the risk of being a tldr, so if you made it this far, I’d like to really thank you for taking the time to read this post in its entirety, it means a great deal to me, and this is a topic that I really enjoy writing about.

I thought it’d be fun to cover a much more in-depth and deeper topic, because I very rarely delve into topics that deeply interest me, I feel like I’d stagnated into just pushing out content about generic and predictable things, and doing different things like this is something I’d like to start doing more.

Do you believe that happiness can be measured and compared? Let me know in the comments!

 

February Snippets

It’s the end of February, so we’re coming atcha with another monthly roundup video!

This month I’ve been out and about in town with my pals, and then I was invited to a ball in Stratford, so I visited one of my best friends at Warwick University.

So here’s my little roundup and collection of images from the past month!

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10 Things That Make Me Happy

Who doesn’t love a big ol’ dose of happiness? I saw posts like this floating around on a couple of blog post idea lists, and I thought it sounded like fun, and a little way for you guys to get to know me better. So today I’m sharing 10 things that make me happy with you guys!

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Big groups of people being brought together

I mean most people that know me well will be able to tell you just how hilarious this fact is. I really love seeing people being brought together by things, be it through events such as music festivals, going to see a theatre show, or joining in a holi-themed festival. My own brother can make me cry by saying the word “crowds” to me. So yeah, it’s kind of a huge flaw in my otherwise very harsh, unloving and cold mystique.

Upside down kittens

I mean, who isn’t brought to near-tears by a cat who has fallen asleep and rotated their head completely upside down? Just me? Well you guys are missing out, like forreal.

My Friends

This does sound really cheesy and cliche, but I swear it; I have the greatest, most supportive friends in the entire universe. They always seem to be right there when I need them, with the best advice and shoulders to cry on. I owe a lot to them all. Soppiness.

Chicken Nuggets

Obvious. Offer to buy me chicken nuggets and we’re kinda best pals for life.

Seeing the moon

I just seem to find seeing the moon wherever I am quite comforting. No matter how far from home I am, no matter what happens each day, the moon will always come back. Plus it’s really gorgeous, like seriously we should all appreciate it more.

Cute/fluffy socks

These are something I seem to how low key-collected over the past few years. They are just so cosy and lovely, and there are endless pretty and insanely cute designs, so you appreciate them on both a comfort, and aesthetic level too.

Rilakkuma (& Korilakkuma) (also Pusheen tho) ((and Gudetama omg))

Aren’t all of these guys just insanely adorable though? Look at Rilakkuma and tell me you don’t want to smile. LOOK AT HIM. I think I have a very soft spot in my heart for Korilakkuma because I pronounce it like Corinne-akkuma in my head, so we’re like soul mates or something. And Pusheen is a cat, so what’s not to love? (Gudetama is like my lazy spirit animal/egg)

Vintage cameras

I’ve recently discovered a deep love for not only owning vintage cameras, but learning how to properly use them, it must feed into my passion for photography and general composition of shots.

Big Band music

Perhaps feeding into my love for the general 1950’s and vintage style, I do love hearing a big band or orchestra performing live. In fact, I actually think it feeds into my weird thing with crowds and people being brought together, gotta be honest.

Deadpool

No wait, Ryan Reynolds. No it’s Deadpool. Ryan. Deadpool… Reynolds. Both, oh my dear god.


That’s it for my quick list of 10 things that make me happy, let me know in the comments some unique things that make you happy too!