September

Officially Autumn is here. It’s not cold or anything, nor the weather changed much, it’s just that it is September and that means a lot of things.

You see, September is like a second beginning to me. Like the start of a new year. The weather just wakes you up and you get on a mood to do things, to be productive.

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I don’t know why, but that’s how I feel. I mean, I lost my entire Saturday cleaning up the house and I am proud of it. Not only that, but finished all the shopping. And I’m actually waiting to see when I can enroll in the 3rd year at university, but that’s a different thing altogether.

Also, I think I like September because school starts. I had a great time in school, but now I like this period because kids will come out of hiding and go to school. Its fun to see all those girls trying so hard to look great each day, and in fact they look like they over 30. Sounds mean but it is entertaining.

Oh well, its nice to want to do something, but I wonder how long this will last.

YesStyle Package

I promised myself a while ago that I shall act and dress more feminine, that I will take better care of myself. Believe it or not, that is really hard, especially when time is not your friend.

Dressing like a young respectable woman, making sure your skin is soft and nice, applying make up, taking care of yourself in general takes a lot of time. That an the fact that in Romania good quality clothes & make up are very expensive makes it even harder.

Lately, all the make-up I bought was from online stores. Its much cheaper and this way you can take your time and pick whatever you want, without having to worry about the store clerk giving you weird looks. I know, I’m weird myself but I am one of those people that hates going to the mall. I hate it because it looks like a fashion show. I’m not saying that people should dress like they are going to Walmart but even so, its intimidating to see the effort some people put into their appearance just to eat at McDonald’s.

With clothes its a bit more tricky.

You see, you need to know your body when you buy clothes without trying them on. You need to know your measurements, what style flatters you and you need a little bit of luck.

On that note, I can honestly say I really got lucky this year when I ordered from YesStyle. I managed to catch the sale period and I even got free shipping. It was one of the best buys I made in the last few years. It took me two weeks to decide on what to buy and another moth for the order to be shipped to me, but I bought Autumn clothes when people were making plans for their summer vacation so the shipping time didn’t affect me in any way.

I bought 5 things:

1. Drop-Shoulder Knit Top, this is a quirky piece of clothing  and its exactly as on the website.

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2. Set: Belted Cardigan + Camisole. I actually ordered the biggest size on this item. I was afraid that the sizes wouldn’t match, and heck Asians are very slim, I;m not. So, Its a bit large one me, but still nice.

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3. Geometric Print Sweater. This piece will determine me to keep my belly flat.

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4. Keyhole-Back Knit Sweater, my favorite of them all.

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5. Buckled Canvas Backpack

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I’m really happy with the quality of the clothes and I actually can’t wait to wear them. Next step, purchasing shoes and then I shall never have to go shopping again. My little PC will do everything for me. I can dream right?!?

Things are better…

…then things are not better.

It’s weird but that’s how I feel at the moment. I guess things haven’t improved but they aren’t any worse either. So, things are just as they always were.

But I am happy of one thing. Soon, very soon, August will end and September will come. It will be a joyful time for me. Waking up under the blankets while outside is chilly, enjoying a good hot coffee, taking a stroll in the rain, seeing the leaves change their colors, and my favorite of them all, wearing my jackets and boots. I just can’t wait.

And with that said I just realized the year is 4 months away from ending. I still have plenty of things to do on my list. Of course, the night shift doesn’t allow me much free time or energy, but I did get the chance to start my cross stitch bookmark.

I had a hard time deciding what to stitch, but eventually decided on a Korean doll on one side and if time allows, a Japanese doll on the other side.

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It will be something symbolic for me since the last years were really influenced by Korea and Japan.

“24 Hours” by Sunmi

SunMi is officially back as a solo artist with her “24 Hours” MV. If anyone expected the old cute SunMi to be back, well they will have a shock.

I haven’t decided yet on the song and how much I like it. But I really do like the video, the JYP family made sure she has the best chances of making a successful comeback. I am curious to see how people will react to her comeback.

Another weekend bites the dust!

Besides cleaning, watching movies, going to the country side and visiting family there’s nothing new to report.

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My weekends are pretty slow and uneventful. I cannot complain about them since its too hot to do anything else. My only consolation is that Summer will end soon and Autumn will come. The weather will be nicer and my mood to be productive will come back. I haven’t stitched anything in the last two months, I barely finished a book or two, and my Japanese is going pretty slow.

But I am proud of me for taking pictures. I am using Instagram a bit more than I should but its a fun way to make my days better.

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Tomorrow I am going back to driving school. That and university will start again.

I’ll have a full schedule again.

That sounds so nice. Being busy sounds really nice to me at the moment. I don’t know why, but I had this feeling for the last 2 weeks. It feels  that I don’t do anything and I’m not getting anywhere. It’s a sad feeling, but I’m guessing I’m just restless.

Until then I shall enjoy taking pictures of Summer at the country side. The city life is a bit dull at the moment.

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Waiting for Autumn

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I’m tired of this heat. I’m tired of taking showers for nothing. I’m tired cause I can’t sleep at night because of the heat. Two months of summer are enough for me. I just want Autumn.

I want to walk down the street and enjoy the Autumn air. I want to war jeans and boots. I want to go the park and see this:

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Tumblr is not helping me at all.

1984 – George Orwell

I recently finished reading “1984″ by George Orwell. This is one of those books that sticks to you for a while.

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I’m usually a cheery person. There are always things that make my day. But this book just took all my energy away. I didn’t want to speak with anyone, I didn’t feel like going to work or even get out of the house.

I don’t always read books that affect me so much, but when I do they are usually books with a happy ending. This book wasn’t even sad, it was depressing.

So, I actually looked up “life changing books”, yes, 1984 is a life changing book. And this is what I found:

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee
The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Looking for Alaska by John Green
The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger
Eat, Pray, Love by Elizabeth Gilbert
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Life of Pi by Yann Martel
The Help by Kathryn McCarthy
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse
Animal Farm by George Orwell
One Hundred Years of Solitude by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey
The Boy in the Striped Pajamas by John Boyne

Yup, more books! I almost finished my 50 books challenge for 2013, so I am thinking I should switch from easy books to something more stimulating. Meaning, I was thinking of taking a break from detective books and read something else.

But I think I will go with Eat, Pray and Love of The Help at the moment since I really need a boost of happy energy.

SunMi will make a comeback!

The Internet has gone crazy. SunMi will make a comeback, but not as a Wonder Girl.

I don’t know if I should feel happy or sad. I always imagined that SunMi will return to Wonder Girls after finishing her studies. But it seems they (JYP, the agency, SunMi) have different plans. It kinda made sense that she should return as a WG member. It made so much sense now since WG are doing solo promotions and SunYe is busy with her personal life (marriage, incoming baby).

Well, we won’t have the full package but at least we’ll see an old favorite.

The best part of this news is that we won’t have to wait long for it. It will all happen at the end of this month. Until then, here’s an oldie but goodie:

Outdoor people

There are times when staying in seems like heaven and times when being out is just awesome.

This weekend we were outdoors people. We just went to the park, drove around, went to the country side and so on. The only time spent at home was early in the morning enjoying out coffee and late at night watching a movie or just preparing for bed.

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We didn’t do much but it felt like a full day. It was fun and relaxing, away from any annoyance we might have in the city (traffic, annoying people and so on). That and we had the chance of playing with our new puppy from the country side.

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She is really sweet and funny. She would make a great apartment dog since she’s small and house trained but she’s better of at the country side where she can run and do almost all she wants anytime she wants. That and we have two other dogs there so she’ll always have company.