25 February 2014

Grab A Friend #38

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Jenn
Welcome!

Corinne
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Q: If you could travel to any place around globe right now , where and WHY would you go?

Jenn : 
I've had an obsession with the thought of traveling through South America since my Junior Year of College. I took a Latin American Architecture and Art History Course and felt like I was living through all of my professors stories. I would love the idea of being able to backpack through trails in the mountains in Peru, visit fresh markets in Brazil, and soak up the sun on the coast of Argentina. I also have to check out Panama, one of my Grandfather's favorite places and where he lived for years before moving to the United States. I'll just take a sketchbook and trek around documenting all the beautiful things I see and people I meet. 

Areeba: 

If it's about right now, I'd love to travel to Turkey. I'm obsessed to a Turkish drama series and I seriously want to meet some of those drama actors and see the places they're showing in the drama seriel.

Corinne:
I would travel to Australia. When I was 19, my brother, his wife and two children moved to Australia. They've not been back to England since and I've not been to visit them! My parents have travelled there 3 times but I've never been able to join them due to money, studies and work. They go for 6 weeks at a time and I could never afford to take that much time out! It's been almost 9 years since they moved, they have has two additional children in Australia that I'm dying to meet! I have 3 older brothers and the one that moved to Oz was the one I was closest to, I would baby sit my niece and nephew and they would stay at our house all the time. Now we only communicate though Facebook and Instagram, with the occasional Facetime chat when I'm at my parents house.

Rae:
If I could go anywhere RIGHT NOW, I would pick somewhere tropical like Antigua! It seems so relaxing and warm and I'm feeling beach-y. (California has cold beach waters). Plus, I would be spoiled since we are going to Europe in 2 months!!

Noor:

I'd like to travel to Australia right now because I need a grand vacation on beaches . Also , I'm craving summer so badly. So a quick Aussie holiday would be my fix.

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23 February 2014

I hate injections & clinic & the patient

A totally unrelated picture. 
So guys, I didn't die or something. I had typhoid so I said bye bye to internet (except of Twitter, sometimes) and concentrate on being ill. I'm good. I must share how things went bad when I was feeling bad.
But I was tired of lying on bed, eating the same tasteless (aka healthy) stuff. Me & healthy stuff aren't friends. And one evening, I went to see the doctor. Clinics make me feel sick even when I'm totally fine so it wasn't any win win to go there. The doctor was good, he gave me two chocolates.
Reason 1: He thought I was 6 years old.
Reason 2: He thought I needed food because of my worst dressing condition. 
Reason 3: I was complaining again & again so he thought it would shut my mouth.

And then, the bad news came out. I had typhoid this means he was going to inject some medicine in me. If you know me, I HATE INJECTIONS! I really hate injections. When I was a little girl, my mom would try to terrify me with all of the doctor-aunts & doctor-uncles that I had because they had "injections" and poor me always believed that they carry injections in their bags or pockets. That's how I started to hate doctors. But not all of them are bad. I once told my mum that I hate doctors, she was so calm and told me that they don't love me back too #Reality

I was being injected by a nurse. I was shouting like peeps do in horror movies. Okay I don't care how did I look at that moment but all I cared was about me and my hand. It hurts, you know. So after shouting, he gave me a frightened look and he left. And then I left clinic like a boss.

Now you know I hate injections & clinic. Coming to the patient, I really hated myself. And if you could see me as a patient, you'd have hated me too. I didn't comb my hair, didn't change and all I did was lying down and telling everyone how bad I'm feeling. God bless my family for bearing with me because I talk a lot when I'm ill. When I was a little better, I felt good spending my time on some of the ebooks I collected. Some of them were so sad that I cried a lot under my blanket. I read "The fault in our stars" again. I love one sentence that Hazel said: "Congratulations, you're a woman. Now die. I kept repeating this one. I don't know whether to laugh on this or just keep silent. John Green is awesomeness! 

I'm completely good now. Noor is good now. Girls coming back to blogging! If I haven't replied to your email or didn't tweet you back, you can cuss my typhoid! 

I hope all of my readers are fine! :)
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Today I'm glad to show off one of my really good blog friend Rae. She's so sweet and brave! Her blog is Be A Warrior Queen & she runs an Etsy shop that has so many cool t-shirts & jewellery!

Hi! My name is Raewyn and I blog over at Be a Warrior Queen! My blog is one part lifestyle-be-positive and one part changing the world with the Warrior Queen movement. My goal is to empower us ladies to be confident and love ourselves! I've always been described as quirky and I love it! I mean with a name like mine, how can you be boring? Not me, never!



17 February 2014

That's how I (actually not) celebrated my Valentine's Day

So we just survived the 14 February. Sorry, I'm not a fan of Valentine's Day. I was surprised to see that 14 February was on Friday! Means procrastination would rule! And I've had three plans that eventually worked at the last moment! 
1) Wear black. Just to embrace my individuality around.
2) Eat pizza!
3) Get some Pepsi!
5) And do my favourite thing.
Post piaciuti | Tumblr

My plans weren't impressive to most of the peeps I know. You know, imagine me dressing up an old black suit with a pizza and something black in a half broken glass on my couch. While we were joking about Valentine's Day in lunch time, I tried to buy my friend a chocolate but the canteen guys had run out of chocolates. The reason is obvious. I couldn't complain. Chocolate wrappers vomited all over dustbins. I thought of buying her some choco bunties too, but aar again not impressive idea!

Wearing black. Done!
Alright. Wearing black was purely my idea. Get it right, it wasn't supposed to boycott the love birds but just to show that I'm outta V Day business. Too much red around, get the different look girl! And as I was trying to keep it classy, black was the best choice. 

 Pizza! Got one on the last minutes.

It was around 11:00 pm on 14th Feb then I saw a light. Light of hope of getting pizza! That was the best sight I've ever seen in ages! Someone was bringing pizza in. And I thought I had to celebrate Valentine's Day without pizza. But the pizza came in like a wrecking ball!

Pepsi! I needed nothing more.

On the last moment, I got a sip of this magical thing I simply love. Pepsi & I are bestie for life! I remember I've been drinking this since I was 3 or 4. So our relationship is old. I knew it's the last hit of the day. 

And I slept almost all day until some guests showed up. Of course they weren't there to wish us Valentine's Day wishes. Simply that's how it went. Fun yet classy! And then I celebrated Bloglantine, who cares for Valentine's when you've got a blog!

How did you celebrate your Valentine's Day?
Linking up with Lisa!
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15 February 2014

Be my Bloglantine

 Happy Bloglantine everyone! Me & Noor are celebrating Bloglantine on 15 February!
Bloglantine Day

I celebrated my Blogoversary a while ago.When I cut a cupcake and tried to share it with everyone around me, my uncle asked me what's up. I told him it's my blog's anniversary. He asked me if I'm joking. But then I told him my story, my blog-life-story. As it's Bloglantine, I'll be sharing my love for my blog.

I started a blog. I started writing. I started doing something fun on web. It all was fun. Just "fun", until it got serious. Serious doesn't mean something else except of that I started getting into it deeply. I started to give hours to my blog. Designing and writing better. Once I spent 11 hours on my blog, then I knew what does blogging and my blog matters to me. Because I skipped my classes, stayed home and did what my blog wanted me to do. All of the words, pictures and everything on my blog is written/designed with love & attention. I gave it everything. Because it's not just a blog, it's something else for me. 

I do Blog Twitter chats. Most of them aren't of my own time zone. Some of them even make me to stay until 1 am or 3 am to tweet-taat with my bloggy gals. Sometimes peeps ask if I ever sleep (Loud laugh) Yes I do but I make sure to check my emails and tweets before I go to pee in morning or brush my teeth before going bed. Or catch me tweeting/commenting on my fav-o blogs/tweeting again inside my comforter before I fall asleep. 

Our love grew more when my blog started to give me its love back. First thing, it gave me friends. Those friend who're just like me. Totally strangers but know my daily life problems, big shit issues, I told them how much I suck at this & that matters. We've never met but we found a relationship. Heemz & I, we're bloggy cousins because I call her mum Aunt. Then comes food obsession that I share with the ladies I found through blogging. Brittany, Heemz & Rubi are my pizza party ladies. We aren't just obsessed, we're MORE THAN obsessed with those cheesy slices. There's Natalie, who's my penpal, my bloggy triplet and a sweet friend. And I got a big Canadian sis who gives BEST advices, Haley it's you! Once I was near failing my Maths exam's Trigonometry section, Vanee showed her Maths skills and saved the day!

Second thing, I've never imagined myself getting paid sometimes for doing what I really love. This means moolah and freebies. I get money from blog and I spend it doing sponsorship on other blogs. Keeping the love coming and going. And when I get an email from a company to help them doing their promotion/review, I do a happy happy dance! Who doesn't love mail?

Plus, I'm famous for shameless promotions of my blog. I can bear peeps side eyes. But hey! It's about my blog, never give a damn to those side eyes.I'm overly attached (Or obsessed if this word works here) with this online bloggy sparkly space. I don't find it bad. If I love something, I'm going to express it. So if you're madly in love with your blog, don't stop doing this. Having a blog was the best decision of my life, I mean it! My family + IRL friends read this blog. I love how they appreciate it. Thanks guys! Thanks for being a reader, for everything! I'm being emotional today as 14 February sucks but 15 February doesn't suck because it's Bloglantine. I'll try my best to celebrate this every year for my blog.  

Do you have a blog story? You can share your blog love story as we're (We means me & twin) having a link up party! C'mon, y'all are invited to share your story and show some love to your blog!

Bloglantine Day

Link up with me & Noor from Noor's Place for Bloglantine day. You can write about :
-How much do you love your blog
-What are you planning to gift your blog
-What are your plans for your blog in future
-The good times of you & blog
-Some good blogging memories
-And everything about you & your blog.
Link up your Bloglantine day posts with me and Areeba.

Rules :
Follow me and Noor of Noor's Place with anything (Bloglovin' , Twitter , GFC)
Link up your blog love related posts
Grab a button or simply link back
Check out other bloggers who has linked up
HAVE FUN!
Will you join us? 

14 February 2014

Tale of Online Dating: Don’t Give Up

Wow, it's 14 February at last and I don't want you to get bored with my "pizza and myself" stuff on Valentine's day so I have Jenn to guest post today. While I rest and complete eating my lunch, let's read her post. Hmmm might be useful!
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Hi everyone, I’m Jenn and I blog over at Thoughts, Rants and Art. I’m taking over Areeba’s blog today to discuss Online Dating.

While, I am not a professional matchmaker by any means I think Online Dating is worth a shot because it’s how I ended up meeting my husband. The whole process gave me some interesting life experiences. I also have some tips that this guy may not be for you just by glancing at his profile.

Here is a little backstory about my experiences.

When I first turned 18, my mom begged me to make a profile with a certain site. Not because I had a problem meeting men my own age but because she wanted me to meet guys off a certain faith (religion).

The only thing that ended up happening were men contacting me over twice my age.

All I heard was my Stepdad’s voice telling her “See, I told you that would happen,” over and over again. I deleted my profile but my roommate during my freshmen year of college convinced me to try it again so I could view her potential matches as well.

At age 19, I went on so many terrible dates.

* There was the Guy who my roommate referred to being attractive if you didn’t look at his face (so mean) who made it clear he only was interested because of my looks.

* The Guy who just finished his PhD who apparently was recently divorced who spent the entire date bashing his ex wife, ordering extra meat (to try to attack my vegetarianism) and even forgot my name while attempting to ask me out on the second date.

* The guy who seemed normal but basically alienated everyone in his life and had a nervous breakdown.

* The guy who insulted every interest I ever had, including my major in school by saying it was not a real profession and flung his knife at the dinner table while attempting to show me his sword skills.

* The guy who asked me if I had a “Tramp stamp” (more commonly known as a lower back tattoo) and attempted to lift up the back of my shirt to see.

Needless to say, I took a break from the nonsense for a while after these dates. I didn’t check my profile or inbox for a while and one point joined a different dating site.

At age 20, during my second year of college, I met a guy I was head over heels for who was just not that into me…7 months later. I moved on because life goes on and he clearly wasn’t meant for me.

I re-checked my old dating profile and noticed a guy that had been viewing my profile. On a whim, I messaged him. We were together for my 3rd and 4th years of college, we broke up when I went to Grad School and ended up getting back together for another year and a half before calling it quits for good.

Moving back to the area I was from after Grad School, I made profiles on three sites that summer because I was ready to date again (early summer 2012). I had the worst luck with my paid subscription site, I received the creepiest messages from guys expecting something if I went to dinner with them.

Flash to August 2012, I received the most generic message from my now husband.

I like to joke about how simple it was. He said we seemed to have a lot of things in common and said, “How are you,” while also asking me if we could chat sometime.

I looked at his profile and I was completely intrigued, we were inseparable after our first date. We were engaged less than a year later and married right before a year of being together. We’re happy and just had our baby boy, Miles in early February.

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Now on to my tips to profile viewing…

I avoided the guy if I saw any of these things in an Online Dating Profile:

* Any trashing talking about their Ex. They are either not over their ex or could be overly emotional or easily angry.

* The Guy looking for Mrs.Right-Now not Mrs. Right. The guy that is just looking for a fun time, if you’re looking for something serious then why waste your time on him.

* Guys that admitted infidelity. Everyone makes mistakes but when glancing at a profile to get a first impression of someone, talking about constantly cheating on an ex is not something I want to discuss on a first date with you.

* Guys that have interest(s) that go against your morals. Avoid the confrontation.

* Guys who posted inappropriate photos. There was a guy who posed with a deer carcass and smeared it’s blood all over himself who messaged me. My profile clearly pointed out I was not into such things.

* Offensive usernames. Anything racist or in poor taste, thumbs down.

* Belittling Women. Sometimes it’s hard to tell in text if a guy is joking or if he really just is a pig.

* Guys whom only posted pictures of their material possessions but not themselves. I can understand not wanting to post a photo of yourself right away due to the dangers of the Internet but showing off your boat/car/horse/motorcycle shows you may be obsessed with your stuff.

If you are new to online dating, here are my Safety tips:

* On your profile that anyone that joins can view, never post your full name, your phone number or where you work. If you want to list your occupation, do so but maybe leave your place of employment out of it (especially if you live in a small town).

* When deciding to give out your number to a potential dater, there is no rush. Give out your information when you are ready to, not when you are pressured to do so.

* Meet your date in a very public place. It’s the Internet; this guy could not be who he says he is.

* Tell a friend where you’re going on your date and at what time. I would tell my roommate where I was going, the guy’s first name, what he looked like (If I saw a photo) and if she didn’t hear from me by a certain time to call the authorities. You never can be too safe.

* If you’re uncomfortable and/or feel unsafe leave. Develop an exit strategy…sometimes in TV dramas you see friends calling pretending to have emergencies, as terrible as this sounds…use this if you need to or simply cut the date short.

I could probably keep on writing away but I’m going to stop for now.

Thanks for reading and I hope you have a wonderful Valentine’s Day!
…And Single Ladies, take care of you and be patient in the wild world of Online Dating!

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You ladies, hope you enjoyed what Jenn just shared! Have you ever tried this? Do you have an online date story? I'd love to hear! And don't forget to link up for Bloglantine tomorrow! Show some love to your blog!


12 February 2014

I will make you feel boring

Happy blogger writes types a happy post. And a blogger getting no chance to sleep with a lot of shit mess to be done aka laundry, assignment & hair treatment will make you feel bore. Oh I think I'm starting to talk about ME. Look at those dark circles. Looks nice on me. I have a target to make you bore, aar I totally unintentionally typed that. The troubles are that we're having a white wash in our house that I totally hate! Everybody's asking me if we're having snow. No guys, it's not snow. It's white wash's scars that are on my plants. Simple story. It's like 22° here. 
Don't get fool by this shot. Please just don't.

Monday's night, or I should say early morning (3 am to be exact) I was awaken for some random reasons. 1) I was hungry. 2) I didn't want to sleep because someone pissed me off and I had no idea how to piss that person back. My tabba told me its in need of charging the battery. I pushed my blanket off and stood up to plug it in. When I touched the switchboard, BOOM! I had an electric shock. It pushed me backwards and I cried LOUD. Everybody was out of their room to see what has happened to me except of having a zombie dream again (bad habit: So many horror movies) I was crying on the other side of my bed because I'm just a 5 years old kiddo and that shock was really hard. It even burned a little skin of my index finger. OUUCCHHH.

There's a trouble in my head which is boring to the peeps around me. Let's bore you too. I've caught a bad habit. If I'm listening to a very sad song, I'll start crying. The real tears. Don't know what's wrong with this or it is totally alright. I have no actual pain or real-trouble-stuff around me (accept the fact I've no pizza & V Day is near) but this happens. Maroon 5's song She will be loved tops the list, then comes Taylor Swift with her sad songs. Keep worrying, she always sings after a terrible break up. I don't miss her breaking news about a new man after every while but that doesn't stop me listening to Back to December by her. And then Clarity by Zedd. Duh, I've spent way too much tears on these songs. Where am I going? 

If all this random crap bored you, YAY I'm achieving the title.  

And in the last, sometimes I really hate some peeps for no reason. If this lines bores you again because of the old useless attitude, I'm still having fun with this hate. Fact: Sometimes you need to hate someone to live happily. Totally Areeba-Fact. Don't get it too serious.

Finally, time to leave typing and focus on the real life mess. I have messy hair & a messy room & a messy kitchen and and and..... This story never ends.

Don't forget to link up for Bloglantine!
Linking up with Nicole.

11 February 2014

Grab A Friend #37

Before you go down and do Grab a Friend thing, I'd like you to know something . 
It's Bloglantine Day link up , on 15 February. If you're in love with your blog and wanna show it . Get on the spirit of this link up with me and Noor. More details here.
Bloglantine Day

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Grab a Friend


Welcome to the weekly blog hop , Grab A Friend 
Link up here , answer a question , grab a blogger and be friends!

Every week this hop is created with lots of love + fun . So be sure to share it to more and more people can catch up and our lovely little hop can be large with more friends ;)




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Now the co-hosts
When you go to follow your hosts , leave the answer to make their day + a bloggy present .  We all would love to share love back { will follow you back} .
This hop is for finding new friends & bloggy mates . So be sure to go and find yourself one . Hop over to at least three of the blogs. I am so happy cheery to see you all linking up with us every Tuesday . Yip-yip , you're rocking . 
Be sure to grab a button or link back so more people can see & mingle in.
Q: Who's your Celebrity Spirit Animal?

Brita : 
My celebrity spirit animal is Ellen DeGeneres who is known for being very easy going and sweet to all. It was hard to pick this for myself but I had a few friends confirm that these adjectives describe me well.

Melissa : 
I'm the female version of Woody Allen, I don't know if i would have love with my son and don't think I'm attractive but the rest suits me the best. Over thinking, writing novels,..

Noor :
My celebrity spirit animal is Taylor Swift. What's not to love about her? She's trendy , she wins and she is sweet. Apart of heartbreaking trait (we may have it in common) , she just AH-wosome.

Areeba:
Lorde, I wasn't expecting myself to say this but yeah. I wanna sing, somehow her songs are making me start bathroom singing again! And I just love her!

Cachoo Joo :
I'd say Beyoncé. Hands down. If I could channel her confidence every time I walked into a tense room, (or in today's case: my job interview) that'd be cool. ;)

Your turn to answer! You can either leave a comment or tweet us . You choose #DoItDoIt