Keep calm and... IT'S MY 18TH BIRTHDAY!

November 18, 2012

Chapter II

I don't know how birthdays usually go... But mine always go humbly.
With early morning gifts & greeting phone calls. With early morning kisses and hugs. With lots of bags in my hands. With going to school. With being yelled by the teacher for being late. With her realizing that I have a birthday. With the laughter. With the library. With lots of music. (With Hurts and Depeche Mode, of course) With lots of beautiful flowers and bouquets. With heart-melting presents. With red lipstick. With paraffin "Happy birthday" signs. With half an hour walks, looking for a birthday candle. With a ridiculous, large candle that never light up. With home made Tiramisù. With eating like crazy & finger licking. With long conversations. With lots of crappy photos. With a “30 second dance party”. With more greeting calls. And more hugs. With (unreasonable) unrest, horror and long heartbeats. With concert tickets and permissions. With celebration. With late night Martini at the local bar. With smiles. With more bouquets and presents, kisses and wishes. And never-ending perfect nights. 

"It's my birthday, I'll get high if I want to..."

November 16, 2012

Chapter I

So today I got 18. Finally. 18 is a synonym for "freedom". And it feels... strange. The strangest part so far is that it does feel different when you hit "The Big Age". The maturity. I don't know if staying late in the local bar, drinking Martini and planning on making a tattoo across the street is mature. I don't know if I'll get more mature in the future. But I'm surely keeping the child in me forever young. The wild girl, shaving her head and smoking a cigarette. I don't want to be mature. Who wants to? To be wild and a bit wise. Just enough. I want to be somewhere in between the fine line and the danger. 
But I'm really jumping on the life "roller coaster" now. It's about time. I have plans for the future, that I'm gonna be wise about. And if it doesn't works out... I'll be wild. I'm 18 now... It's allowed.

YOLO *



* used with lots of sarcasm.

Woody Allen Weekend

November 7, 2012

 As the weekend is barely waiting by the corner, I'm preparing you for a movie weekend with some lovely movies I've watched this week(or year)... So, prepare yourself for a LEGEN-wait for it-DARY, yeah legendary weekend with some Woody Allen movies. I don't know how you feel about Woody, you may be one of the million people out there thinking he's a producing genius, or dislike him as the odd bastard he is but whatever you think, kids, I'm telling you those (great) movies are worth watching...

"Scoop" (2006)


In the funeral of the famous British journalist Joe Strombel, his colleagues and friends recall how obstinate he was while seeking for a scoop. Meanwhile the deceased Joe discloses the identity of the tarot card serial killer of London. He cheats the Reaper and appears to the American student of journalism Sondra Pransky, who is on the stage in the middle of a magic show of the magician Sidney Waterman in London, and tells her that the murderer is the aristocrat Peter Lyman. Sondra drags Sid in her investigation, seeking for evidences that Peter is the killer. However, she falls in love with him and questions if Joe Strombel is right in his scoop. 

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"Midnight in Paris" (2011)


Gil and Inez travel to Paris as a tag-along vacation on her parents' business trip. Gil is a successful Hollywood writer but is struggling on his first novel. He falls in love with the city and thinks they should move there after they get married, but Inez does not share his romantic notions of the city or the idea that the 1920s was the golden age. When Inez goes off dancing with her friends, Gil takes a walk at midnight and discovers what could be the ultimate source of inspiration for writing. Gil's daily walks at midnight in Paris could take him closer to the heart of the city but further from the woman he's about to marry.

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"Whatever Works" (2009)*


Attempting to impress his ideologies on religion, relationships, and the randomness (and worthlessness) of existence, lifelong New York resident Boris Yellnikoff rants to anyone who will listen, including the audience. But when he begrudgingly allows naive Mississippi runaway Melodie St. Ann Celestine to live in his apartment, his reclusive rages give way to an unlikely friendship and Boris begins to mold the impressionable young girl's worldly views to match his own. When it comes to love, "whatever works" is his motto, but his already perplexed life complicates itself further when Melodie's parents eventually track her down. 

* "Whatever Works" is the last movie I've watched this week. It's a really simple and perspicuous film, with the right dose of sarcasm and a great storyline... Strongly recommended! ;)

DIY Inspiration : Wanderlust calendar

November 4, 2012

So, as we all know, 2013 is waiting by the corner and if we're lucky enough (meaning we don't get hit by a meteorite or be eaten by dinosaurs by December) we'll soon welcome the new year! And as every new year's ritual befits we all will need what? ...That's right, kids - a new calendar! And here's where my DIY inspiration comes. While I was wandering the internet, I couln't help but notice this lovely Wanderlust calendar I came upon. And since buying it is not an option, I decided I should make one myself. The calendar contains 12 cities in different parts of the world (Jan - Paris / Feb - London / Mar - New York / Apr - Prague / May - Amsterdam / Jun - Barcelona / Jul - Nice, France / Aug - Warsaw / Sep - Cinque Terre, Italy / Oct - San Francisco / Nov - Berlin / Dec - Venice, Italy) and I'm planning on finding beautiful photos of the same cities over the internet and getting my Photoshop skills into action very soon, so if I'm not-lazy enough, I'll have my very own, self-made Wanderlust calendar hanging in my wardrobe by the end of the year! (in case, we don't get attacked by dinosaurs, you know) Wish me luck guys, I'll keep you updated on the project ;)

Autumn Playlist

November 3, 2012

It's been a while, folks. I see you're increasing, which only flatters me, I hope you become more and more, cuz I'll keep you updated with cool new stuff soon. So, I'm hitting you with a new design and I'm starting with few songs from my Weeky (autumn) playlist, which I hope you'll enjoy! First song is It's all okay by the rising talent Julia Stone, which I found thanks to "Grey's Anatomy" and perfectly enjoyed. Second song is VCR by The XX, who are keeping it simple, soft and classy, which immedeately made me fall in love with this song, after I firstly loved Angels, also by the band. Another great song, with a bit of an edgy feeling, which's hearing I own completely to my friend Viki, is Radioactive by a band I'm planning on listening more to - Imagine Dragons. Maybe they'll be appearing more in my next playlists... Forth track, which I was surprised by aswell is the dancy Locked out of Heaven tune, by not-so-fancy Bruno Mars. Anyway, I love the tune, it reminds me of Bob Marley and Al Capone, but that's another story... :D Track number 5 is nothing new on the horizon - I discovered Lykke Li in 2010 and this is one of her favorite tunes, can't help but looove the electro sound in it (I'm a sucker for electro, you know)! My Number 1 of all-time favorites this week, 'topping' my personal charts is Depeche Mode's great comeback, the track is called Angel of Love and it's as good as old. (understand it as you want) Lyrics are just golden, so take a listen at them. Aaaand I'm ending up this week's playlist with two lovely ginger ladies - one of which is the Bulgarian famous Ruth Koleva and her song Zashto, which of course is in Bulgarian, but her voice is worth the listening, even if you don't understand the lyrics. (By the way if I'm lucky enough I'll visit her gig in town by the end of November) The other lady is Lucia - a rising star, popping out of fairly unpopular Romania, but with a fair chance to achieve a big musical success with her melting tune Silence...

So, take a listen and tell me: what are you listening to this season?