Morning randomness

I had one of those moments when I just needed to stop and do something for myself. It happened this morning on the way to work:


I just had to take a picture of the beautiful (and very dense) fog we had this morning. I just asked my brother to stop the car at the bridge that has an opening to the park and just went for it. I’m happy I did because I really missed using my camera.

Ahh, I love morning randomness. It really brightness my day. I just wish I could have more moments like this, but I usually get stuck being lazy.

And just for the fun of it, here’s another picture. I hope you all have a nice day.

Freedom

Well, in my very little spare time I found this really funny yet so true video.

I’m actually on a “break” from playing Frontville on Facebook so I can relate with what he is saying. But the break was not self imposed, it just came naturally because I am working like crazy and when I do get home the last thing I want to see is the PC.

Maybe that’s why I’ve been neglecting the blog lately. But I would rather stitch, learn, hang out with Johnny or just dance like crazy in my spare time rather then spend another hour in front of the computer. I’m turning 24 next month and it just feels like I’m not doing enough with my time.

So, I guess he should make a new video with “You need to get away from the computer”.

P.S.: Enough = stuff that I enjoy doing. And if you’re wondering, I’m still at work.

Amazing

It’s amazing how much effort I put into helping others yet I turn into a total couch potato when it comes to helping myself.

I’m such an idiot.

Fashion discussion

Don’t get me wrong here I’m not going to give style tips to anyone. I am not in any position to give advice to anyone about anything.

I just wanted to make sure I don’t forget certain things and this post is more for me than anyone else.

I bought a pair of sneakers from Adidas a month ago. Better said, Johnny bought them for me. They are simple (black with white stripes). There’s nothing special about them. Yet many people seem to notice them and compliment me (on them). I just can’t get the feeling that they only see the name, because these are just simple black sneakers.

I’ve been arguing with Johnny about the way I dress a couple of times. He says that my style is out of date and no one wears the type of sneakers that I usually buy. While I do admit that in my wardrobe there are some pieces that I have since I was in high school, they are timeless pieces which can be worn even to this date.

Yet I fail to see how my normal sneakers are out of date. I love my Veer sneakers they are simple, comfortable and fit with my way of dressing and my lifestyle. Isn’t that more than enough?

These “fashion” discussions started after he “changed” his mates. His new mates have expensive tastes and their girlfriends (which are all much more beautiful than me) have even “higher” standards. In a way I believe that Johnny is trying to reach those “high standards”.

But it’s plain silly of him because he’s trying to change me, and he should know from my parents that this is a lost battle.

Buying clothes just because someone out there dictates what’s fashionable and what is not, is stupid. Buying clothes because of a brand name is even more stupid. And buying stuff just to impress your mates is beyond stupid.

I do have my own sense of style, as I know everyone does. I AM trying to make that change from my teen years to my almost mid twenties, but it’s a slow process where I am still finding out what I like and what I don’t.

I do know for sure that I draw inspiration from the ’80 style. There are also some styles out there that I’ve been in love with for years, but never tried. I know for certain that I will never be a trend follower and I know I will never buy things just because they have a name on them.

I do have certain pieces in my wardrobe that are from big name store (i.e. my white trench coat from Debenhams, my sweaters from Mango and so on) but it’s just plain silly how my simple black sneakers get so much attention just because they have Adidas written on them.

As I said I am trying to mature my style so that it will reflect my actual age (turning 24 this April). And I’ve noticed that, while I was a teen I liked clothes that were sporty now I like clothes that have a more feminine and softer appeal to them.

For example, Clemence Poesy:

Her style is simple, feminine and very appealing to me. Yet, the skirts are freighting to me since I am a pants lover.

I do agree with one thing that Johnny told me, there is a difference in quality in some clothes and it usually pays off to pay a little more to buy a certain piece. But I hope he will agree with me that some brands even if they have higher prices don’t offer quality.

And that I know for sure from the boots I bought last year.

Dong Yi – Jewel in the crown

I haven’t been watching Korean dramas for a while, mostly because I don’t watch that much TV anyway.

But, yesterday mother caught me off guard with a request she made. On TVR1 they aired the first episode of “Legendele palatului: Concubina regelui” (English name: “Dong Yi – Jewel in the Crown”).

Mother missed the first episode and wanted me to find some info about the drama. It was a weird request of her mostly because she asked me for specific things. For example, she asked me to find out information about the period in which the action takes place, or if the characters are based on true people.

It sounds to me like mother has started to like these Korean historical dramas so much that she became interested in Korean history.

It’s not weird for mother to ask me to find certain information on the Internet (i.e. about gardening or how much a sewing machine would cost), but her interest in Korean history really caught me off guard. Should I have seen it coming?

The Hallyu Wave has made another victim.

And just to fulfill her request, here’s the synopsis of Dong Yi:

Set during the reign of King Sukjong in the Joseon dynasty, the story focuses on Dong Yi, a water maid who gains the trust of Queen Inhyeon and later the favour of the king when he is moved by her prayers for the health of the Queen during the court disputes caused by Jang Hee Bin. Dong Yi becomes a concubine with the rank of sook-bin and bears a son who will later become the 21st king of Joseon, Yeongjo.

From looking at the cast list I don’t recognize any of the actors, which is weird cause in the last few dramas aired on TVR1 it was impossible not to see a familiar face. But maybe I just don’t recognize the names and the drama is just beginning .

Also, the costumes are really beautiful. I was browsing around and I just couldn’t stop staring at the beautiful costumes worn by Han Hyo Joo (who plays Dong Yi). It’s hard to tell if the costumes make her beautiful or if she makes the costumes beautiful. Either way, she is just stunning.

Maybe, I can spare a few moments of my life to watch another historical drama.

At least now, I know what to buy mother for Christmas: a Korean cook book or if I can find a historical drama that has Romanian subtitles.

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