Thursday, 16 November 2017

20 Dating app categories and how to get rid of them

Hy guys! 

We probably all have been on them or are still on them, Dating apps. Tinder, Badoo, Parship, Happn, Once,.... we all know them. But on those apps, there are a lot of people. And not all of them are the smooth talkers we would like to talk to. So, we had a fun time collecting these 20 categories of people we met on dating apps :). And, as an extra, a great way to get rid of them!

The DP-senders
Also known as the D*ck pic senders. Apparently it's a common thing on dating apps, guys who send a picture of junk to a girl. To this day, we still don't now why and if there are girls who do this too...

Now, if you want to get rid of those guys there is one simple way: SCREENSHOT & threaten them to share that picture on Social Media. 

After two questions, nothing in common
A friend of mine had the following experience: he was talking to a girl and she said to him (after they shared 2 questions) that it wouldn't work, they had nothing in common... Now, I'm not an expert but I'm pretty sure you can't know someon after two questions.

It's not required to get rid of you. If, however, you are experiencing someon who's (for instance) rude, you can use this trick yourself!

The Right-Swipes
People who like EVERYONE. I had a guy like this once. I was curious why he liked me. Turns out he just like everyone first, after the like he checked if they would match or not. 

You can't get rid of those people, they will get rid of you. But if you have the chance, try to make them feel worse about they way they work on a Dating app. Tell them this:
#burn

Celeb users
This is a category that isn't that frequent on Dating apps but it's also a hard one to spot. People who use pictures of celebrities are just wrong. But they are hard to spot if you don't know the celeb. I once encountered a guy who used a picture of Colton Haynes as his profile picture. First of all, Colton is gay (and recently married) and the guy used another name. 

How to get rid of them? At first don't like them...if you already have, call them out for a liar. #liarliarpantsonfire

Looking for some excitement too?
I'm sorry, what? = my standard reaction to these things. Guys have the bad habbit to think you're only on a dating app to have sex. I mean, come on. Really?

JUST IGNORE THEM.

The sarcasts
Not someone who did this to me, but that's the category I put myself in. People who are just sarcastic. I had a guy once who didn't read my profile and asked me something stupid. I answerd with a very sarcastic line :p 

To get rid of them...meh, just read there profiles!!! 

The icebreakers & pick-up liners
Guys and gals who start conversations with senteces like: "hey, do you know how much a Polar Bear weighs?" or "Is there an airport nearby; or is that my heart taking off?"

either you like them or you don't. If not, A) ignore them B) answer with an emberassing/rude thing.

The cat & dog profiles
We get it, pictures of cute kittens and puppies are fun and very attractive. But if those are the only pictures with his/her name...

Ignore them. Kittens and pups are cute but everyone can put those on his/her profile.

Clearly did not read my profile
I just hate it when people ask me questions that are obiously answered in my profile. Seriously, read the profile first! 

How to get rid of them: Use the sarcastic way of answering! 

Trying to be funny
There are two ways of funny on Tinder. They guys that try to be funny...

The omg, look at me, I’m funny
And the guys who are funny but actually know they ARE funny. And overuse the fact they know how to make a joke.. or fifthy. 

Really, just ignore. They can be so annoying.

The doorkicker
Aka, the person that says what he's looking for from day one. 
A-NNOY-ING

Just make it clear: YES or NO is the only right respons.

The here’s what you’ll get...or not
Guys with a profile where you have no idea what you'll get. Is he even a guy? Nobody knows..
I mean... come on.

Just ignore. don't swipe.

Mommy’s little girl/boy
I once was talking with a guy who suddenly didn't answer. After a few minutes he said his mother came into his room and asked who he was talking to. 
I didn't answer & I didn't hear from him ever again. Pfieuw.

The “keeps on trying”
Hey how are you?
What are you doing?
Hello?
Are you here?
How was your day?
...

Xxxxxx-dude
Ending a text with an x can be cute when you know each other for a while. Not when you send your first message. THAT IS NOT DONE. srsly. NO.

The drunk texter
Guys & Gals who just don't make any sense, mostly because they're drunk.

ignore or send them a message the day after.

The macho/bad boy/loverboy
The guy who's just acting like he's good to be true. 

If you have the feeling he/sh's to good 

The over reacting/jealous type
When you don't answer within the next minute : watch out! They will think you're ignoring them, not interested in them, have someone else....

Really, avoid them. just act like you don't see those messages or make it clear you can't answer right away.

The stealer
The last category: people who steal lines from movies or other (known) dating lines that worked for other people.

Be real: just say that they have to be original, let them know you know they stole that line. 

bye!
x


Thursday, 2 November 2017

2017 reading challenge - November update

Hey guys!

First of all, sorry about the forgotten blogpost last week! I've been very busy with school and stuff. But I promise to try and keep up the blogposts for the rest of the year.

Here's my second to last blogpost about the 2017 reading challenge. I'm not doing that great because I don't have a lot of time and I'm reading a series at the moment so those book have all the same genre. Anyway, here's my progress so far! 

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title 
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller 
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read 
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


Advanced


41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic
52. A book based on mythology 

If I counted correctly, I finished 30 of the 52 challenges. I made a bit progress since last time but I'm trying to get to at least 35 by the end of the year.
Fingers crossed!

bye!
X


Thursday, 19 October 2017

Do's & Don'ts for Halloween : Weird edition

Hy guys!

It's almost Halloween so that means it's time to write a post that's Halloween themed! :)
Because I already did a "What could go wrong : Halloween edition" I thought it would be fun to do a "Do's and Don'ts of Halloween" ...but in a weird, twisted way :p

Do : Dress your child as Hannibal Lecter (mask and all): Peace and quiet!

Don't : Let your children eat all the candy they got trick or treating. Eat it yourself.

Do : Go trick or treating over 12 years old. It's fun and you will probably have the best night ever. #FreeSugarRush

Don't : Watch youtube tutorials. You always can do better yourself. Failing every time.

Do : Dress up as your Frenemy. Arguments with yourself are the best thing

Don't : Be creative. What's wrong with the old toilet paper roll mummy? #Everything

Do : Go ALL out. But really ALL out.

Don't :Regret celebrating Halloween. You'll always have next year ;)

bye!
Enjoy my weirdness :p

X

Friday, 13 October 2017

Top 5 favorite musical numbers

Hy guys!

As you all know I'm a big fan of music. I love playing music, singing and finding new things to listen to. One of those things are musicals. I'm a sucker for a good musical. The music, the dancing, the actors and their acting. I LOVE IT.

So, when I was thinking of blogposts for the next month(s) I immediately thought of a top blog: favorite musical numbers :p

My favorite musicals are Beauty and the Beast(Dutch Version), Romeo and Juliet(Dutch version), Daens (Dutch version) and recently Newsies (American Version). And if I have to choose between those musicals, this would be my top 5.

On 5: Weer als toen - Daens de musical

4: Wait for it - Hamilton The Musical

3: Tale as old as time - Beauty and the Beast The Musical

2: Anatevka - Fiddler on the roof

And first place goes to:

I Never Planned on You/Don't Come a-Knocking  - Newsies The Musical

Enjoy!

Bye!
X

Friday, 6 October 2017

The adaptation of Zoo into a series

I'm gonna say it like it is : FAIL.

Everyone who's been watching Zoo these past years but hasn't read the book(yet), consider yourselves lucky. It's a joke. I'm dead serious.

(hy)

As you all know the book by James Patterson has been out since 2012, the series has been out since 2015. Because I knew the series had been based on a book I decided to read the book. As you all know, I really love reading so there's no shocker there. But man, was I wrong.

I'm not going to name every single detail of the book that's different from the show cause
1) that would take me a lot more time (like a day or 5)
and
2) We all know the following fact :

But it's a series soooo... Where are all the details??????? Okay, they can't get everything in but you would think that they would get the characters backgrounds correct, wouldn't you? 

I hear everyone think: BUT WHAT'S WRONG WITH IT THEN???? 

Well, let me tell you.

First up and actually the only thing that's wrong with it: our main man, Jackson. As the book describes it, Jackson lives in America, has a pet Chimpanzee and is an outcast with the professional and academic ecologists and biologists. He is, what I call, kind of a jerk too. 
On a trip to Botswana he survives an attack by male lions and saves the life of Chloe Tousignant. 
Back in America, he finds his (ex)girlfriend killed and partly eaten by his pet Chimp. Five years later, he has married Chloe and they even have a son Eli. 

Now the bit about saving Chloe from the lions and the fact he is an outcast with the ecologists and biologists is the part that made the series. The rest was left out.. maybe for the better and here's why :

In the book Jackson and Abe are seen as people who love to shoot animals, who like to go on a hunt now and then. Maybe for research, maybe not. But in the series, that wouldn't have been a good thing. A lot of people would have hated them if they were seen as hunters. And that iconic scene at the beginning wouldn't be in the show at all where they blast music to scare the animals and the hunters away would not have been so iconic, now would it?

And tbh, the book is just sooooooooooo boring if you, like me, have seen the series first. 

Don't read it...or do.

Bye!
X

Thursday, 28 September 2017

Who to watch UPDATE SEPTEMBER 2017

Hy guys!

The september update on who to watch & follow on youtube is here! New ones are added on the bottom of the list :)

I won't spoil anything. Just CLICK and let them tell or show you who they are! (And I really hope I didn't forget someone... )

PS: On the bottom you will find THE ULTIMATE YOUTUBE GUIDE UPDATE that I made for my list :) ENJOY!

Kurt Hugo Schneider
Max Schneider 
Sam Tsui 
Luke Conard 
Landon Austin 
Peter Hollens 
Jake Broido 
Kimmi Smiles 
Dave Days 
Megan Nicole 
Alex G 
Alex Goot
Tiffany Alvord 
Lindsey Stirling 
The salt lake pops 
Alex Boye 
Chester See 
Tyler ward 
Against the current 
Corey Gray 
The Mend 
Andy Lange 
Cody longo 
PTX 
R5 
Jason Chen 
matty B
The pianoguys 
Andrew Garcia 
The warp zone 
Future sunsets 
Gardiner sisters
Georgia Merry
Set It Off
Will and the People
Rixton
Alexander di Leo
Conor Maynard
Nick Pitera
Todrick Hall
IM5
Tanner Patrick
Two worlds 
Anthem Lights
Carrotsquare
Evynne Hollens
Guillaume De Grieve
James Maslow
Madilyn Bailey
Mike Tompkins
NiknJaps
Payson Lewis
Joey Graceffa
Christina Grimmie
Anth Melo
Paint
2Cellos
Arne Vanhaecke
Avi Kaplan
Brittany Underwood
Chad Sugg
David Michael Frank
David Fowler
Derek Hough
Jonathan Young
Koala Commission
Lucky Chops
Malinda Kathleen Reese
Mark Ballas
Royal Tailor
--------NEW----------
Chase Holfelder

The next guys/girls are not singers but Vloggers or have an amazing Channel! 

Ryan Higa
D-Trix 
Matthias
Joule Thief 
Bad Weather Films 
Jacob and Josh Fu 
Justin James Hughes
Megan Batoon
The brothers Riedell 
The Slowmoguys
Brett 
Devin Supertramp 
Joe Sugg
Alfie Deyes
Caspar Lee
Zoë Sugg
Tanya Burr
Jim Chapman
Oli White
Marcus Butler
Niomi Smart
Mark Ferris
Jack Maynard
The Hillywood Show
Cinemates
Superfruit
Potkast
Sawyer Hartman
Tyler Oakley
Anna Saccone
Bethany Mota
Bradlee Wannemacher
Braille Skateboarding
Doug Armstrong
Fun For Louis / Louis Cole
GizmoSlip
Guy Tang
Hallo Thibaut
Kandee Johnson
Lachlan
Mikey Pearce
AliA
Quentin Mcconathy
Raya Was Here
Saccone Joly's
Sam Evans
Sean Elliot OConnor
Tanner Braungardt
Tom Daley
Tristan Braungardt
Jake Paul
Logan Paul
Chance Sutton & Anthony Trujillo 
Tessa Brooks



Thursday, 21 September 2017

First thoughts on DWTS Season 25

Hy guys!

Season 25 of DWTS has just started so we thought it was time to bring back this old series of blogposts! :)
First up is of course our collab on who's going to win, who we want to win,....

Enjoy!


Top 13
Shannona's pick:
13: Terrell & Cheryl

12: Vanessa & Maks

11: Nick & Peta

10: Alan & Debby

9: Derek & Sharna

8: Sasha & Glebb

7: Barbara & Keo

6: Drew & Emma

5: Frankie & Whitney

4: Jordan & Lindsay

3: Nikki & Artem

2: Lindsey & Mark <3

1: Victoria & Val <3


A) Who's going to win? : Lindsey & Mark

B) Who do you want to win? : Victoria & Val

C) Who will be the first to be voted out? : Terrell & Cheryl

D) Which couples will be in the last 3? : Lindsey & Mark, Victoria & Val, Jordan & Lindsay


Top 13
My pick

13: Terrell & Cheryl

12: Barbara & Keo

11: Drew & Emma

10: Nick & Peta

9: Sasha & Glebb

8: Derek & Sharna

7: Frankie & Whitney

6: Victoria & Val

5: Debby & Alan

4: Nikki & Artem

3: Vanessa & Maks

2: Jordan & Lindsey

1: Lindsey & Mark


A) Who's going to win? : Victoria & Val

B) Who do you want to win? : Lindsey & Mark (but we all know that not a lot of people enjoy Mark's crazy creative ways.... So if he's out, I'm rooting for Debby & Alan. (don't believe me? watch every season from when he got a young(er) partner. happens EVERY TIME --' ) )

C) Who will be the first to be voted out? : Terrell & Cheryl

D) Which couples will be in the last 3? : Jordan & Lindsey, Victoria & Val, Vanessa & Maks

Thursday, 14 September 2017

Top 10 Fall Series

Hy guys!

Today I'm sharing 10 series (out of +-20) I'm excited for this fall :)
Again, if you want, you can follow me on Tvshowtime  (why : CLICK HERE) or keep an eye on the 'this week I'm watching...online' part of my blog for new series.

Out of all the new and returing shows this fall I chose 5 new ones and 5 returning ones.
Keep in mind, the dates are from tv showtime so they are 1 day AFTER the show releases on tv!

First up, we have the 5 returning series :)

27/09 is the day The Mick returns with a second season. A great comedy show for those of you who like a good laugh! If you haven't seen it yet, watch THIS first!



29/09 The 6th season of Chicago Fire moves to thursdays now! By the looks of it, the trailer does NOT give us good news about the cliffhanger from last season. Oh boy. But this show nows how to go out with a bang since season 1!

3/10 Mothers hold on to your daughters (and the other way around!) cause the devil is back in town for season 3 of Lucifer! Everyone is in love with Tom Ellis since season 1.

10/10 - 11/10 - 11/10 & 13/10 The return of a few more series, I know, but all wit the same characters and the same idea of other dimensions. Ofcourse I'm talking about Supergirl (back for season 3!), The Flash (back for season 4!), Dc's legends of tomorrow (also back for season 3!) and Arrow (back for season 6!). I CANT WAIT FOR ANOTHER CROSS OVER :D

12/10 Riverdale will be back for a second season! This is gonna be gooooooooood

And now the 5 new series I'm excited for :D

11/09 The first new serie, The Orville, is already on air since this monday! I have no idea where it will go but I feel a crossover with the dc series :p #Martinisbrainwashedandstufflikethat #justanidea

19/09 Dancing with the stars is back for season 25 and finally made Alan a Pro!!! :D I'm so excited for him. And Mark Ballas is back with the best partner ever, Lindsey Stirling!

26/09 The Brave. As a big fan of hospital series I've watched The Night shift in a few weeks. And I really like the backgroundstory of that series. That's why I'm excited and curious for The Brave.

26/09 The Good Doctor. Again, big hospital series fan sooooo :p yeah.

12/10 A drama serie called Dynasty gets a new place in my week :p The remake of the old Dynasty series will be even better!

Hope you will enjoy these new series!

bye!
X

Thursday, 7 September 2017

Books on holiday

Hy guys!

Today I wanted to talk to you about something that was in my travel essentials a few weeks ago, my tablet.
I know what you're probably thinking right now, Isn't it the first thursday of the month? Isn't it Book thursday? Well, yes it is. But not your normal paperback book thursday.

Like you all know, I love reading, but I also like to travel a lot. Taking books with you on holiday is fun, reading a paperback by the pool is always a fun thing to do on vacation. But only for a few days if you're a big reader like me.

If you're going on holiday with the car, you all know it's not that difficult to take a big pile of books with you. You don't have the carry them with you for a few hours. But when going on holiday with a plane, it isn't easy to take a lot of books with you. They take a lot of place and, tbh, weigh a ton.

And that's where a tablet like mine comes in handy.

I'm not saying I don't read paperbacks anymore cause that's not true. I still read a lot of paperbacks. But I just can't take the amount of books that already fit on my tablet with me on holiday. That would be, for your information, over 150 books. And I agree, it takes a lot of time to get used to reading on a tablet instead of paper. You have to charge your tablet, probably best if you don't drop it often, you have to keep in mind what chapter you were reading while reading to prevent loosing the storyline when you accidentaly swipe the little line on the bottom and jump a few chapters back or forward.
Also, reading at the pool or outside in the sun is a nightmare. You have to set the brightness of the tablet very high.

After all those con's, I hear you think, but why use a tablet instead of taking a paperback on vacation?
Because of the efficiency, the weight and the size. No matter what book you are reading, they will all weigh the same, be the same size. You can change the boldness/size of the words. Some books even allow the tablet to read them out so you can listen to the book instead of reading it. And again, you can take A LOT of books with you.

So yes, I do still like paperbacks but I just LOVE taking my tablet on holiday with me instead.

See you next week!

bye!
x


Thursday, 24 August 2017

Things you actually learn at College/Uni

Hey guys!

I know, it's almost (or already) that time of the year again. Back to school.

For me this was (and still is) not the most fun day of the year. You feel like you've just got used to your summer eat-work-party-sleep rhythm and need at least until the end of the first quarter to get used to the going to school part. Or so you tell yourselves.

Being in college for the past 4 years now, I actually learned a bunch of stuff. Besides the actually reading material that is. And even though my first 3 years were rough (I had a lot of bad grades and stuff like that), my fourth year was great. I finally found something that suited me. This past year, I had classes on thuesday and thursday and the rest of the week to do my internship at my local library.
But I'm not writing this post to bore all of you with my past year (unless you want me to, email me!)

This post is for everyone who starts ( or has started in) college/Uni this year :) Here's a list of things you actually will learn!

1) You will learn to sleep when you have the time, wherever you are. I personally learned to take a nap on the train home (or to school in the morning at 6.30 am) with my headphones on/in. I even learned to wake up at just the right time so I wouldn't miss my stop.

2) Drinking is something you will learn too. Unless you're a musician like me, then you will teach others how to drink like you :p. Little tip, if a guy thinks he can drink more, just drink him under the table...he will shut up.(only do this if you're a) a musician or b) confident you can do this and c) either are willing to go out with him at some point during your first year or have a enemy for the rest of your years in college.)

3) How to rely on train, bus and other public transport methods to go where you want to go. Don't walk. Use the public way! You can even meet someone new on that bus ;)

4) Rain can be fun. It can be, I promise you. Enjoy it.

5) The friends you make in college/ at Uni are FOREVER. You will not be able to miss them for longer than a few months after you left college. Believe me.

6) You will always be exploring new places! If you, like me, chose a big city over your little home town, you will have the time of your life. Go out, explore. Play some pokemon go.

7) Sunny days in the middle of a snowy december? Wear sunglasses! It doesn't only look cool, your eyes will thank you.

8) Always order the cheapest thing you can find or at least keep an eye on your budget. I learned this the hard way. Being wednesday, going to starbucks for my daily latte, buy it and after that have no money for lunch. Be smart kids.

9) You will learn how to read a book in class. If you chose a course with a lot of people, you will have a crowded classroom from time to time. If it's boring but you don't want to miss a thing. Bring a book, take a pencil in your hand. look up from time to time... It will all work out.

10) You also will learn how to be very subtle with your phone. Never EVER put it in your pencil case = aka tooooooo loud! Be sure to always put it on silent!

11) Something else I learned the hard way; watching "fails of the week" is not the best idea in a classroom. It's just too funny. Train your pokerfaces!

12) Single? You will see hot guys everywhere! Deal with it. Because they are all taken. I'm serious.

13) Be nice to your teachers. Don't buy them stuff but just a simple hello when you walk by them will make them nice to you during class = less chance he/she will pick you for a difficult question.

14) If you're tired, just skip class (if that's possible). You won't be paying attention anyway so why would you irritate your fellow students & teacher? Go home, go to the park, sit in the school library and watch Glee for all I care.

15) How to look & act less hung over after a night of partying. Water, water, water, water, water and a big old coffee in the morning should do the trick ( Drink the first 3 when you get home, splash the fourth in your face the next morning and take the fifth with you to school)

16) Back to number 9, how to read a book. Now we add the part of how to look interested. Keep that pencil in your hand and look up from time to time, nod, act like you're writing something down ( be sure to have your textbook open in front of you) and continue reading your book.

17) Same thing like 16 & 9, but instead of reading a book, take an assignment from another class with you and work on that. A laptop works best for doing something like this. Don't forget to look up from time to time!

18) Last but not least, learn your ears & brain to focus on words or phrases like "Exams" , "I probably will ask this on the exam", "this is very important", "I see that some of you are writing this down, very good", "Maybe this will be a question...". If you're reading your book, your mind will be listening to the teacher but only "alarm" you when one of these words or phrases are said out loud. I know this sounds crazy but it actually works.

I really hope college will be fun for you. It is (and will probably be) the best years of my life. Of course it has its ups and downs but with the right attitude, friends and a enough spare time, you will be just fine!

And one last tip: Don't forget to take a break from time to time. Listen to some music, hang out with old friends, go on vacation. Enjoy your life while you still can!

bye!
X

Thursday, 17 August 2017

Adventures With A Wheelchair 1 : Bryan Adams Get Up @ Nostalgie Beach Festival 2017

Hy guys and welcome to a new segment on this blog : Adventures With A Wheelchair!

These posts will be written by me and my friend Shannona as we go to events all over Belgium (and maybe abroad) with a lot of courage, enthusiasm, hopefully good weather and of course her wheelchair. 

Here's a bit information on why Shannona uses a wheelchair from time to time:
So umm, because of my physical disability I need to wear protheses on both my legs to be able to walk (and do other stuff, like driving, riding horses and so on...) But it takes quite a toll on me, so whenever we're talking about going big distances or standing for a long time, I definitely take my wheelchair with me.

So, this is how we're going to do this from now on: 
You guys will get a few details on when and/or where we went, what the weather was like, what we got for food, drinks... We'll try to put in a few pictures if we don't forget (no selfies though) of the place we went to, the event we saw. 

There also will be a score list on these 8 categories: 

  1. Weather - Eg. What's the best weather to do this in? (/10)
  2. Food & drinks (/10)
  3. Event (/10)
  4. Accessibility - Eg.: is the terrain in good state for someone in a wheelchair? (/20)
  5. Politeness, respect,.... (/10)
  6. Sanitary aka toilets and stuff - Eg. is there a toilet for someone with a handicap?(/10)
  7. Information in advance - Eg. where can we park? Do we have our own exit? (/10)
  8. General experience (/20)
Total on /100


Thursday, 10 August 2017

Top 10 travel essentials

Hy guys!!

This post is something I wanted to do for a while now. 
And after I asked you guys on twitter, I just had to sit down and write it!

(don't mind the picture, I don't have a good space to take pictures like this)
MY TOP 10 TRAVEL ESSENTIALS (for when I go on holiday for more than 1 week)


1) My Camera, a Nikon D200

I love taking pictures, I really do. So I can't leave my camera behind for a vacation where I know I'm going to see things that I can't get with my Iphone camera.
Here are 2 of my favorite photo's from last vacation :







(Maillane, July 2017 - Newzik)
I really prefer taking pictures of people over animals or scenery. 
Especially musicians & little kids are my favorites.





Go check out the rest on my facebook page!


(Graveson, July 2017 - fête de St. Aloi)

2) My Nintendo DS and Gamboy Color

Nothing more boring than sitting in a car for 10h with nothing to do. So I bring along my nintendo and my gameboy. Both are a bit worn but still work fine.
My favorite games? Pokémon (gameboy) and Professor Layton (Nintendo)

3) A Quiz book. (the one with the 4 faces on)

For when I'm just bored by the pool and want something else to do besides lying in the sun & reading.

4) My external charger/powerbank

I use my phone A LOT. And because of it, it's battery is not in the greatest condition. It goes to 20% 2 times a day when I don't watch out. 
This charger I go for my birthday a few years ago. It can recharge my phone 3-4 times.

5) Books!

I love taking an old school paperback with me on holidays. Ofcourse I don't bring the heaviest books with me but nothing is wrong with some Harry Potter during holidays. + You can actually read them with sunglasses on IN the sun...

6) My tablet

...something you can't do with this one. I have over 100 books on my tablet to read in the car or at night. As I said, out in the sun it's really hard to read a book on a tablet!

7) Sunglasses

Just because. I actually took 2 pair on holiday with me. One pair for in and around the pool, another for daily activities. Both are from Montana

8) Ipod touch

Again an old little device. I only use it for listening to music. It has 16gb (wich is becoming a problem because I have a lot of music) but still works AMAZING. (mine is an older model but this is the closest one.

9) Sony speaker

We rent a little house when we're on vacation and often want to listen to music. My sony speaker can hold my Ipod Touch and charge it when it's plugged in. It has an amazing sound too.

10) USB Port for the car

As I told you, I need to recharge my phone a lot. And tbh, I really like playing pokemon go when we're in traffic :p So I have my double USB port for the car with me when I'm going somewhere that has a) a lot of pokemon stops b) no wifi and c) places to take amazing pictures.



I really hope you guys enjoyed this little insight in my travel essentials! 
bye! 

Thursday, 3 August 2017

My life in books tag

Hy guys!

Today I did the "My life in books" - Tag.

well.. enjoy!

1. Find a book you've read for every letter of your first name.
M - Marie by Marc de Bel
A - A Thousand pieces of you by Claudia Gray
R - Romeo and Juliet
G - Gulliver's Travels by Jonathan Swift
O - Oorlogswinter by Jan Terlouw

2. Count your age along your bookshelf: what book is it?
(I did not include my comic books in this)
I'm 21 now = Magnus Chase and the Hammer of Thor by Rick Riordan

3. Pick a book set in your city/country
Het uur nul (The hour zero ..or sth like that, it's a Dutch book) by Dirk Bracke. Set in Belgium :)

4. Pick a book that represents a destination you'd love to travel to
Ten Thousand Skies above you by Claudia Gray. I would love to visit San Francisco one day.

5. Pick a book that's in your favorite color
The Chronicles of Narnia by C.S. Lewis. Black and Orange, my two faves :)

6. Which book do you have the fondest memories of?
Harry Potter and the sorcerer's stone by JK Rowling. What a book. I loved and still love every second of it.

7. Which book did you have the most difficulty reading?
Pitbull by Deflo. I hate thrillers but had to read this one for school. Not my best choice.

8. Which book in your TBR pile will give you the biggest accomplishment when you finish it?
A Million Worlds with you by Claudia Gray. Finally I will know how the story continuous.

bye!
X

Thursday, 27 July 2017

Music in my life Tag

1) Favorite band/musician at the moment?

I'm gonna go with Ed Sheeran.. Right before I went on holiday, I downloaded his new album (late, I know) and I've been listening to it all week!

2) One band you always come back to?

Rixton. And always the same song too: Me and my broken heart ..not because my heart gets broken all the time but because 1) they are all very good looking 2) it's directed by one of my favorites, mister Kurt Hugo Schneider and 3) I'm just a sucker for songs in British-English

3) Favorite Movie Soundtrack?

For those who know me this won't come as a suprise: The Harry Potter Soundtracks. Duh. Favorite one? Lily's Theme from the last movie.

4) What is/ are your favorite song(s) of all time?

Oh god, this is a hard one.

5) What's your most embarrassing song on Itunes?

This one. if your parents/younger sister(s)/brother(s) are in the room DON'T PLAY THIS https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q4-VK5uqY34 

6) Top 3 songs played on your Itunes?

- Hey Jack by Carrotsquare
- Empty Chairs at empty tables from the Les Miserables Soundtrack
- Don't Rain on My Parade, the Glee version by Santana :)

7) Favorite Concert you've attended?

Pentatonix a few years ago. 200 people in Trix in Antwerp. It was epic. The year after that they played in Brussels for 3000 people. I didn't go, that was just to much.

8) Most underrated musician in your opinion?

Probably a youtuber. I follow a lot of youtubers and some are really good but not signed to a label or something and that really is a shame.

9) Favorite quote or song lyrics?

I grab your hand, ask you to dance
In the middle of the street
Learn to sign, cheesy lines
Like "Baby, you complete me."

- Love you like the movies by Anthem Lights

10) Why do you like music?

Because I was brought up surrounded by music. Both my parents are musicians, my dad even teaches Saxophone and has a degree in Music. I just can't not love it. :) <3

11) Name a song that inspires you the most?

This one by Set It Off

12) Name a song that makes you feel sexy? 

https://youtu.be/_6XOv56LE2I

13) Favourite song right now?

I've been watching Will and this is one of the main soundtracks.

14) Which song is your guilty pleasure?

This one

15) Name a song that always makes you cry? 

The opening of Oliver and Company... So this song 

16) Name a song that you dislike/hate?

About everything by Justin Bieber?

17) Think of your child. What song springs to mind?

I don't have a child... But if I would have child if probably would be this one: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q-8MbgMS6jo

18) Favourite era & genre of music?

Era would probably be the 60s - 70s.. Genre goes from hip-hop & rock to musical soundtracks and sometimes even rap :)

19) Favourite music youtuber right now?

Chase Holfelder. That guys is just amazing.

20) If a song was to describe you, what song would that be?

Amnesia by 5SOS.. or in the cover by Tanner Patrick

Thursday, 20 July 2017

Are we on to something? - Our theory on Zoo Season 3

Hy guys!

As you all already know, I'm watching Zoo Season 3 this summer.. If not, go read my last blogpost!
If you are a new reader, welcome! Glad you joined us today :)

My friend Shannona is watching too and after the first three episodes we think we already figured out the biggest question of (the start of) this season.

IF YOU STILL WANT TO WATCH THE SEASON LATER, DON'T READ ANYTHING BELOW THIS!

SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT SPOILER ALERT 

Thursday, 13 July 2017

Top 5 Series to watch this summer

hy guys!

I've asked you guys on twitter to vote on a the blogpost suggestions for today and you guys voted for this one!

As you know I'm a big series junkie. If you don't believe me, believe my tv showtime account:

Episodes watched in a week:


Episodes watched in a month:


In my life I've watched over 9300 episodes from different series so I spent about 8 months, 12 days and 12 hours of my life watching series. If you think, wow, that's a lot. Just go make a profile on tvtime.com or download the app and see for yourself how many months of your life you've spent watching Bones and Glee. 

But over to the blogpost of today :D 
I'm going to give you a list of series you should watch (or rewatch) this summer!
They won't be in order, just a list of the serie and WHY you should watch it.
Enjoy!


First up we have some new additions to my latest watch list 

1) WILL - A serie for the people who have seen Shakespeare in Love or are just a sucker for a great historical drama like Reign about a character that existed in real life.

2) STILL STAR-CROSSED - Weirdly enough another serie about Shakespeare. Not the man himself like in Will but about one of his greatest plays ever written. (I'm talking about the classic Romeo and Juliet, duh) It's the story of what happens in Verona AFTER Romeo and Juliet are dead. For the fans of Reign: it has Torrance Coombs (Bash) in it. 

3) The third season of ZOO - If you haven't seen the first two series, go watch them too! For the lovers of a great drama series about animals and weird genes, this is the summer serie for you

4) The seventh and last season of SUITS - We have watched Mike grow up to be the lawyer he is today. I'm sad it's the last season but it's a great show and I'm sure it will go out with a bang. For those of you who like a good drama and law series :) 
For those of you who haven't started watching and have the summer of, you have the time to watch the whole thing now, CHOP CHOP!!


5) GLEE- Everyone knows this classic. I know almost all the songs by heart. You have 6 amazing seasons full of love, hate, heartbrake and song ahead of you. 

Enjoy your summer!!

bye!
X

Thursday, 6 July 2017

2017 Reading Challenge

Hy guys!

Like the past 2 years, I'm doing the "2017 Reading Challenge" again this year!
Here's my progress so far :)

1. A book recommended by a librarian
2. A book that's been on your TBR list for way too long
3. A book of letters
4. An audiobook
5. A book by a person of color
6. A book with one of the four seasons in the title
7. A book that is a story within a story
8. A book with multiple authors
9. An espionage thriller
10. A book with a cat on the cover
11. A book by an author who uses a pseudonym
12. A bestseller from a genre you don't normally read
13. A book by or about a person who has a disability
14. A book involving travel
15. A book with a subtitle
16. A book that's published in 2017
17. A book involving a mythical creature
18. A book you've read before that never fails to make you smile
19. A book about food
20. A book with career advice
21. A book from a nonhuman perspective
22. A steampunk novel
23. A book with a red spine
24. A book set in the wilderness
25. A book you loved as a child
26. A book by an author from a country you've never visited
27. A book with a title that's a character's name
28. A novel set during wartime
29. A book with an unreliable narrator
30. A book with pictures
31. A book where the main character is a different ethnicity than you
32. A book about an interesting woman
33. A book set in two different time periods
34. A book with a month or day of the week in the title
35. A book set in a hotel
36. A book written by someone you admire
37. A book that's becoming a movie in 2017
38. A book set around a holiday other than Christmas
39. The first book in a series you haven't read before
40. A book you bought on a trip


Advanced


41. A book recommended by an author you love
42. A bestseller from 2016
43. A book with a family member term in the title
44. A book that takes place over a character's life span
45. A book about an immigrant or refugee
46. A book from a genre/subgenre you've never heard of
47. A book with an eccentric character
48. A book that's more than 800 pages
49. A book you got from a used book sale
50. A book that's been mentioned in another book
51. A book about a difficult topic
52. A book based on mythology

So, if I counted right, that makes 26/52 challenges completed :) 
I did use one book for more than 1 category because I mostly read thick books and don't have the same amount of time every week to read. 

Right now, I'm reading my 17th book of the year. 

Feel free to copy the picture down below and fill in your own reading challenge so far! 

bye!
X