Journal Entry

*So for some reason I couldn’t publish this article yesterday. Anyway, it has become a #belatedmondaypost~

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I thought of not making anything, but I had the urge to cook and because I was disappointed yesterday at myself, I wanted to prove my family that I am a good cook. So, I decided to make Hara Bhara Kebab and the result was…

It became a little too salty…

Okay, yesterday it was sweet, today it was salty so maybe tomorrow, it will be perfect?

I mean, come on! What’s happening to me?! Why can’t I get the proportions right! I know I’m still learning but gosh, it’s so annoying when the dish you’re preparing with so much thought and care, ends up with criticism or in the dust bin. But, like it wasn’t so bad either. If you just ate it with tomato ketchup, it was pretty good.

Well, I’m trying to console myself by saying that “We learn by our mistakes.” And we really do. Now I know that salt and sugar are pretty tricky things that can either ruin your dish or make them Gordon Ramsay’s dish.

But, let me be clear here…I won’t give up! Not yet, not ever. I don’t want to lose this passion of cooking just because a couple of my dishes turned out bad. I’m trying and I’m confident that someday, I will open my own restaurant and you all will be there to taste my cuisines! YES! AMEN!

Sorry, I know I’m a bit hyped but I don’t know why, all of a sudden, I got possessed with cooking and I’m enjoying every single minute I spend in the kitchen; except washing the dishes…It makes me tired.
But, I’m also glad to say that my family is proud of me for trying. I’m running with the mindset of cooking delicious foods for my future family and husband (which I hope you guys know who I want my husband to be by now…It’s Kim Jongin…No joke…) And I’m already 20 so I at-least got to do this much, right?

Nowadays, outside food is just not tasty anymore. Forget healthy, it just lacks the crave and the umph of it all. I don’t know about you, but I’m done with fast foods and restaurants.

Sister: Hey, do you want to eat wings from KFC?

Me: Heck yeah!

So, where was I? Yeah, no more fast foods and restaurants.

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Expectations vs Reality

We all expect too much from small things, don’t we? We expect to look good when going to prom, when in reality, we look like Tarzan.

We expect to smile at our crush beautifully, when in reality, we’re scaring them off.

Anyway, I’m not going to lecture you today because I’ve decided to make you guys laugh a little!

Below are some images from different sources that I stumbled upon on and I can’t wait for you to giggle away too.

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That’s it for today 😂

I hope I made you guys smile! Because I sure did~

Do comment below which Expectation vs Reality image you like the best or laughed at the most!

Peace neighbors,

See you in my next post~

I’M THE WRITER NEXT DOOR! 

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My Mini Review of Disney.Pixar’s Coco

“Success doesn’t come for free. You have to do whatever it takes to seize your moment.” – Ernesto De La Cruz

Okay, okay, I know I’m wayyyyy too late but like everyone says, it’s never too late to watch a Disney movie.

Coco is a movie about a Mexican kid named Miguel who loves music to his death, however because of his family’s ban on music, they wouldn’t let him play. Desperate to become a talented singer like his idol Ernesto De La Cruz, Miguel unexpectedly finds himself in the Land of the Dead. There he meets a trickster named Hector and the two of them embark on a wonderful journey filled with music, love, tradition and family history.

The moment I saw that it was produced by Pixar Animation studios, I knew what was coming; Uncontroable tears and abundant emotions.

By the way, let me just mention to you that there won’t be any bad remarks because I absolutely loved the movie! Heck, Its the best movie of the month for me!

The story was so touching, I literally cried. No joke. I get too emotional, too easily.

The artwork, the songs, and the characters were all too perfect. There was not a moment where I felt like the movie had lost its magic. There was agitations and sentiments until the very end.

Hats off to such spectacular imagination.

Its a movie that has to be watched again. A movie that will make you cry one more time. One more time. And one more time.

At first, I wondered why the name was Coco but then as the story progressed, it all made sense. The real story belongs to Mama Coco, Miguel’s great grandmother.

I have a very sensitive spot when it comes to Grandma’s and Grandpa’s and that’s the reason why I had to secretly wipe my tears before my family could see me (My sister saw me though…it was embarrassing)

Beaides the emotions, there were a couple of comedic aspects as well that made the movie enjoyable to watch.

Miguel’s passion for singing and going too far to reach his dream is relatable with many of us but the main moral of the story was that family comes first. They say what’s best for us. They care about us and about our dreams and yet, it’s us (the kids) that don’t understand them properly. We must listen to our Family because they are the ones to guide us, be it to our house or our dreams.

My rating: 5/5

See you in my next post~

I’m your Writer Next Door!

 

 

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My Mini Review of Ore Monogatari

“Why won’t human emotions, not even my own, work out the way we want.”

At first, I didn’t have the mood to watch this movie but for some reason, I decided to give it a go and being honest, it was a good, comedic watch.

Ore Monogatari is a manga based romantic-comedy live action. The story is about a first year high school student named, Takao Gouda (Ryohei Suzuki). He is 2m tall and weighs more than a 100 hundred kgs which makes him the least popular guy among girls but male students adore him. He has an honest and righteous character and would run to help anyone who is in need. Takeo has a handsome best friend named, Makoto Sunakawa (Kentaro Sakaguchi) who is the most popular among girls. Even the girl Takao likes ends up falling for Sunakawa but our kind-hearted Takeo leaves his love for his best friend knowing that there is no way a girl would ever like him because of how he looks.

His friend Sunakawa though is quite supportive and mindful of him and although he wants people to recognize how warmhearted Takeo is, he couldn’t do anything about it because of Takeo’s huge size.

However, one-day Takeo saves a female student named Rinko Yamato (Mei Nagano) from a pervert and falls in love with her at first sight. Given Takeo’s nature, he feels that Rinko likes Sunakawa but of course Sunakawa isn’t the one Rinko likes. Takeo then struggles to liaise between Rinko and Sunakawa which makes Rinko think that she might be a nuisance to Takeo (all because of the Takeo’s misunderstanding)

This movie has many comical and pitiful scenes. Seeing how Takeo can’t understand Rinko’s feelings makes us frustrated till the end of the movie. I couldn’t perceive Sunakawa’s feelings of how he thinks of Rinko (does he like her or not? But I’m sure if I read the manga or watch the anime, I’ll get to know a little about his side of the story too) They showed a strong bond between Takeo and Sunakawa throughout the entire movie which at some point made me think that maybe Takeo likes Sunakawa (Hahaha, I went a little too far with my imagination)

I do have to mention that there were too many delicious foods that made me salivate last night. Rinko learns a lot of things from different people and makes tempting dishes to make Takeo like her (step one of making someone like you) But undoubtedly, Takeo thinks that she made it for Sunakawa and tells her to keep making these things to keep his friend happy. Rinko doesn’t know why Takeo thinks like that until the middle of the movie. Wanting the two most important to him to be happy, he tells Yamato what a great guy Suna was which only causes Yamato to cry and leave Takeo. Suna tells the dejected Rinko why Takeo thinks like that. Since then, Rinko tries her utter best to do everything she can to show her love to him.

I liked how Rinko didn’t give up on Takeo and kept her love spirit alive. The movie was coming to an end and Takeo still hadn’t understood Rinko’s feelings but right then, Sunakawa, becoming the matchmaker, planned something to make him realize that all this time, Rinko truly loved Takeo and not Sunakawa.

The moral of this story was to never judge a person by their looks and to believe in yourself. It doesn’t matter how you look, the only thing that’s important is how you’re deep inside and I think Rinko comprehended that well.

This movie was absolutely clean, funny and I was not one bit bored. Everything went smoothly and yeah, there were awkward and upsetting moments but that’s what makes this movie so good. The actors portrayed their characters well. The scenery was nice to look at it. There were feels and laughs and the best part was that there was an happy ending! I do hope Sunakawa finds someone as well but I’m sure Rinko and Takeo will do their best to make that happen. After watching this movie, I’m thinking of reading the manga as well since there would be much detailed emotions and background to the story.

I would recommend this movie to all those who want to have a good laugh with slight feels and a smooth ending.

My Rating: 4/5

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15 Things you do when you’re alone.

Heyo peeps! Wassup? (Sorry for being so informal lol. Being a good girl isn’t an option. It’s a choice) 

So, the past few days, I have been scrolling through posts on Pinterest for any blog ideas I can use to write and thanks to the people who post there, I got a few that I can use for a few days or maybe months.

I’m gonna just take a second and promote Pinterest a little since it’s so so so so so useful. (Yes, five so’s) It’s a great app for bloggers and writers who become the victims of writer’s block. It’s helped me a lot and I’m sure it’s been a great companion to others as well. You can literally find any topic…I mean, literally. So if you’re not using Pinterest then I suggest you go use it right now because hell, I’m a fan and should you be.

Anyway, today’s post is about THINGS YOU DO WHEN YOU’RE ALONE!

I’m ninety-nine point nine percent sure that a human being has two sides. One, when they are between two or more people and two, when they are all alone.

When we’re alone, we tend to do things that we don’t usually do or don’t want others to see what we want to do. It’s human nature, of course. We are our true selves when we no one’s watching us.

We do stuff like :-

  1. Sing under the shower as if you’re in The Voice.
  2. Praise yourself in front of the mirror. Trust me, sometimes our faces just looks too good to be true.
  3. While baking or cooking we act as if we’re in a cooking show. We speak aloud as if we have an audience in front of us. Besides, doing that makes baking even more fun!
  4. Have you pretended as if you’re in a music video? Don’t lie, I’m sure you have.
  5. You meticulously plan how you’re going to survive in a Zombie Apocalypse. You suddenly see a hammer and bam, you’re like, “I gotta put that in my Z.A.T.K. (Zombie Apocalypse Tool Kit)
  6. We pick our nose. It’s common.
  7. Have you ever planned about robbing a bank or maybe, breaking into a prison and then breaking someone out from there? No? Then let me tell you something.

    “Somewhere deep in our little mind, we are all criminals.” 

  8. You just sit there on the couch or recliner and just ponder; “What am I going to do If I have a million dollars?” And let me be honest, I always think of opening a charity house.
  9. Okay, so you have a glass of water in front of you. What do you do, huh? That’s right, you think you can pick it up by just thinking or staring at it. I actually tried this a few times as a kid after watching Matilda… And all I ever got was disappointment. Shouldn’t have believed that movie.
  10. Alohomora! “Well, that didn’t work…” But don’t worry, keep trying it. Maybe one day, the door will just pop open.
  11. I’m sure this everyone must have experienced. Remembering that embarrassing moment from years ago.  It’s like suddenly, the mind evilly plans to leave us in a cringy state or stop us from sleeping half of the night.
  12. “They say we have seven people around the world that looks like us…I wonder what my look-alike is doing right now…thinking the same thing I’m thinking? Wow…that would be so epic…and creepy.”
  13. You dance in front of the mirror thinking that you’re in Step up 6. And once those dope moves are danced, you never remember what you just did.
  14. You try to touch your toes to your forehead…No one tried that? Okay then, shouldn’t have added this point…
  15. You know there’s no Joe Jonas beside you but hey, it doesn’t hurt to talk to the ‘Imaginary Joe Jonas’ once in a while.

That’s how much I know what people do when they’re alone or at least what do. And guess what, we shouldn’t be embarrassed to agree and accept what we are because that’s how we like ourselves. That’s what makes us, us. These are just a few habits that we won’t be changing any time soon. And there’s also no need to lie about such trivial things, right? What? Can’t we just have some fun when we’re alone?

These are just a few points I know but if there’s something different that you do, then why don’t you leave a comment and let me know? It’s fun to know each other’s strange habits.

I had fun writing this post. See you in my next post~

I’m your Writer Next Door. 

 

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Summer Bucket List!

Since I wrote a bucket list for sisters, I thought ‘why not do a summer bucket list’ because obviously, it’s summer and some of you might be out of ideas for having fun on such an awesomely-hot-weather.

Before listing some of the things you could do, if you see something that you’ve already done the last summer or the summer before that or summers ago, why not do it again with different people this time? It would be fun, different and hell, different memories is all that matters, right?

  • I definitely want to do this sometime. Host a bonfire party at the BEACH! It’s always exciting to go in large groups—be it friends or family—and just sit in a BIG circle around the fire and talk and sing and eat s’mores. Also, at times like this, we tend to get emotional and occasionally, it’s not bad to let our feelings to our closet. Let them know your true emotions so that they can know you better.
  • Go on a vacation but there’s a catch to it. Don’t use your phone. Keep it only for emergencies but cut off all relations with your social buddies and just enjoy some peace of mind. Don’t let technology avert you from the beauty of nature. (Tweet that, it’s my own quote, lol)
  • Or if you don’t want to go on a vacation because you already went last month, then why not try taking a cooking class and learning some new recipes? At least you can feed it to your baby brother or sister and cooking is an art that take your stress away. Trust me. Plus, you can add that ‘chef’ in your bio if you think you’re too good already *winks*
  • Go to an outdoor music festival. I always add this in my list because I think it’s the most refreshing thing to do. I mean yeah, it could get a little sweaty but when everyone’s enjoying you don’t care about perspiration, you just enjoy the beats, the kicks and just let go.
  • Take a weekend off from your work, writing, blogging, dancing, singing and go on a road trip in an open jeep or truck or whatever you find pleasure in. Maybe camp out somewhere nice and once more, it’s the people and memories that matter, not the place.
  • Dip dye your hair with a color that defines the true you. It’s summer, man. No rules.
  • Go to a drive-in movie! And speaking of drive-in movie, I do have to say, #Riverdale is an awesome #Netflix series to watch this summer. It’s mysterious and it’s Archie, so why not?
  • Try some new restaurants that you thought you wanted to go to but didn’t have the time to. It’s also a good way to spend time with your beloved haha.
  • This might be boring, but why not try playing with your hair? If you love braiding your hair then try some new hairstyles and blog about it so that your hairstyle becomes the “trend” of the year.
  • Don’t forget to buy a retro style bathing suit because it’s chic.
  • Oh, and before doing all those things above, make a summer playlist so that you won’t have to be clumsy when someone yells, “play some damn good music!”
  • Go on a picnic maybe? Nah, too cliche? Not your type? Then spend a day at the water-park!!!!!
  • Call your friends, whoever they may be—bullies, cowards, nerds, jerks—and have a water gun fight. Take out all the anger, frustration and get that beast out of that petty cage! Go #hardcore girl!
  • This is a must. Watch the sunrise at the beach. It’s romantic, filled with feels and it’s good to capture a moment like that. If you have already done this then do it again because sunrises are always different.
  • You could also host a family game night! I know some of you would think it’s boring but believe me, it’s a lot more fun than you thought it would be. I won’t say the details, experience it yourself and perhaps, share it with me sometime if you want it.
  • If you have a clean, large, grassy patched backyard, then why not sleep under the stars?
  • Go bowling. It’s a must-do. I love bowling and it’s so competitive but not to mention, annoying when you can’t hit a strike after five or six rounds already.
  • You can learn to surf. Plus, when a girl surfs in a retro bathing suit, the boys always go ‘woo’.
  • Just Explore.
  • There are so many more things to do but you know what, this one’s a little less tiring than going to a game of baseball and less boring than just napping on a hammock…It’s Falling in love. Fall in love and your summer will be the best summer ever.

 

I hope you guys enjoy your summer because there’s still time for it to come to an end. There’s still time for you to make Polaroid memories and there’s still time for you to find your soul mate.

“Summer’s all about passion.”

Have fun and enjoy!

I’m your Writer Next Door.

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10 things you probably don’t know about me.

Of course, you just stumble upon my blog and read this post and be like, “I don’t even know you so why do I need to know you deeper?”

Well, let me just say that ‘We all Start as Strangers.’

Did you see what I just did there? I used the tagline of my own Novel…

*Sigh* but also because it’s fun to read and get to know other people, right? Like, you start to get to know about me and yeah, it’s interesting but then suddenly, you begin to feel a strange connection. A connection that can make us friends.

What if by knowing about me you find your twin? What if we have things in common? What if we know each other but we don’t?

Yeah, that doesn’t make sense but as a matter of fact, there’s no harm in telling a little about myself.

So, here’ the ten things you probably don’t know or want to know about me!

  1. I’m the Author of The 13: We all Start as Strangers.
  2. I am a Cat lover and I have a cat named Ginger.
  3. I love playing games!
  4. And also have a passion for dancing.
  5. I am a good artist too, though, not that great…
  6. I live in India.
  7. I love watching Anime’s and am a total fan of Fairy Tail and Death Note!
  8. I’m 18 (well, just turned a few days ago)
  9. I became a blogger for fun.
  10. I love chocolate chip cookues and doughnuts. (Lol)

I know, I know…Ten things isn’t enough to get to know someone but hey, this is a good start, right?

Do you find something that you have in common with me? If you do, then what are you waiting for? Come on, talk to me! Let’s become friends for a lifetime! Hahaha

Don’t worry though, I plan on doing these more often so that my readers will get to know me a little deeper and in depth.

It was fun writing this post.

So long,

I’m your Writer Next Door~

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