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Current Music: I Hear the Bells by Mike Doughty
31 December 2017 @ 10:17 am
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Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: Video Games by Lana Del Rey
21 November 2015 @ 11:36 am

  • I had a super nice catch up dinner with Wai on Wednesday. We were supposed to do Japanese BBQ but the place was cloesd and we were both pretty disappointed about it to be honest. For quite a while after we couldn't figure out what we were going to do instead because we didn't feel like going too far, so we settled on Pony. I was hesitant because I've never really been pleased with anything I've ordered from there in the past, but I kept an open mind. Decided to try their chicken steak which came with fries and gravy sauce and I have to say that I was quite impressed! I really enjoyed it and ate everything so I was really satisfied after. Plus it was lovely spending time with Wai. We don't hang out as much as we used to anymore but I really am going to miss her when I go back home in one month.

  • Was quite pleased with myself during my Media Aesthetics class the following day because my teacher had given us time to edit and work on our sound project. I never used the program before and was worried that I wouldn't be able to figure out how things worked but after playing around with it a bit, I came up with something I was really happy with. In fact, I finished half of my assignment and was able to take the five o'clock bus since my teacher let us go early (I'm gonna go into school Monday morning to complete everything with the help of a friend). I met up with Anita on the bus and we ran some errands at both Market Village and Grand Market. I picked up four new nail polish colors: black with red sparkles, red sparkles, grey and dark purple all of which are gorgeous and very fitting for the upcoming holiday season. We ate dinner at the Night Market, though I wasn't very pleased with my choice of food.

  • Yesterday I accompanied Anita on the photoshoot she was having done. There's a guy in our school called Joe who is a photographer and they'd organized this thing ages ago but it kept getting postponed. I thought it would be fun to tag along and see another part of Hua Hin. Turns out though I was quite bored throughtout the shoot since its not like I was doing anything. Not to mention the fact that we were in the forest and I was getting eaten alive by mosquitos. Something pretty funny and traumatizing happened though. I bought an ice cream from the little restaurant they had there because I wanted something to cool me down and while we were walking through the woods, a wild monkey came after me because he wanted the food! I literally threw it at him, screamed and ran away. Anita thought it was hilarious and filmed the entire thing to put on snapchat. While we were setting up in one area for the shoot, a swarm of monkeys came then because they thought we had more food on us and I swear they were blocking our exit so it was like we were trapped. I actually thought we were gonna die. Luckily they gave up after a while and left, but still! Crazy experience for sure.

  • I started watching Jessica Jones last night. Only two episodes in but that's enough to solidify the fact that I am completely and totally in love with this show already. I knew I would be, but I had so many expectations so its good that they are being exceeded. I've always loved Krysten Ritter and she is just so badass here. I'm looking forward to watching more and finding out Jessica's past with Killgrave and how her relationship with Luke develops. All I want to do is marathon the shit out of all thirteen episodes but unfortunately I have some homework I need to do today.

Current Mood: lazylazy
Current Music: Take Me Home by Jess Glynne
31 December 2014 @ 01:29 pm
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Current Mood: goodgood
Current Music: You Sound Good To Me by Lucy Hale
22 January 2014 @ 03:01 pm

  • The concert on Monday was honestly the best one I've ever been to. Maybe I'm just biased but I had the best time. Sarah came over around five and we headed out to Amsterdam about an hour later after pre-drinking a bit. We stopped by Julia's for dinner and got on the train which arrived right on time. We didn't even have to wait in line to go into the Ziggo Dome! The first opening act was somebody called PJ Morton which neither of us knew so we walked around the hall and both ended up buying posters because they were only five euros (and the only thing I could afford haha). Then Robin Thicke came out. I know he's quite the controversial artist and he has a reputation for being a complete dickwad but he's a really good performer and he does have a good voice so I thoroughly enjoyed myself. We had to wait a bit between the two opening acts before the main event but when Maroon 5 came out I swear I literally thought I was dying and was on my way to heaven. I was hardcore hyperventilating. They played literally all their biggest hits and Adam even did a couple of covers. I love how his voice sounds exactly the same on the tracks and live and the same for his personality. It was so funny after seeing him every week on The Voice to seeing him on a stage and see that everything translated amazingly. Suffice to say I was definitely deflated by the time the concert ended, but I will definitely be going to their next one, especially since Adam promised he and James (the blonde haired guy) would do a song in their underwear. Um yes please!

  • School this week has been okay so far. I've had my Ethics class, International Communications as well as Animation. I still don't even really know what my International Communications class is about but oh well. Still loving Animation; we're starting on Disney next week. I need to watch Pinnochio for the following Tuesday. I have my first group assignment due tomorrow, but because me and my group members all have different schedules it's been proving to be quite difficult to figure out when it is we're going to meet and how we need to do the stuff. Hopefully I can figure it out tonight after my Law and the Media class.

  • Last night was such a crazy time! Sarah came over for dinner. I cooked up a new recipe: chicken and rice in sweet chili sauce and I have to say that it tasted pretty good. I was quite impressed with myself as it was the first time I've made rice too haha. Then we started drinking and we wanted to play Cards Against Humanity but nobody we invited was answering our messages so we just went down to the basement and asked random people if they wanted to play. In the end I had quite the crowd here in my room: Carey, Cody, Ina, Lindsay, Martin, Catherine, Quinn and Kylie. It was my first time playing the game and even though I didn't really get it at first, I enjoyed it. Then we hit Keyzers. And holy shit I was off the train drunk. As I put it last night, I was 'white girl trailer trash wasted.' Lovely right? I come up with the weirdest shit when I'm drunk. Anyway I don't remember much of the night. There was dancing. Not a lot of drinking at the bar cause I didn't want to spend all my money. I think I left around three to get a chicken burger from the snackbar where I ran into Cody and Erik so then we all went to hang out in the basement in the dorms. Where I drank more. Oops. That would explain the massive hangover I have today. But it was a fun night; I don't think I got to bed until five or something. Definitely a great way to spend my last Tuesday as a twenty two year old.

  • So I heard from Koen. It only took him nearly three days of not hearing from me to finally get in touch but at least he did at all so I guess he was thinking about me. He messaged me before the concert to wish me a good time and we had a nice conversation. I had to call him because I had no internet in the hall; it was way too busy with people. I called him back when Blurred Lines came on because we have an inside joke with that song. And then he messaged me again yesterday evening. Apparently he's still coming to my birthday party on Saturday so we'll see how that all turns out. I just like that I finally know how to get his attention: by not giving him any.

Current Mood: draineddrained
Current Music: Won't Go Home Without You by Maroon 5
29 November 2013 @ 07:09 pm

  • I had a rough week. I think getting pink eye on Monday was what settled it, but on top of that, I was just constantly tired and drained of energy. It didn't help that I'm due to get my period any moment now; my stomach has already started cramping up a bit. It was pretty difficult getting through classes. It seems like I have lost all form of movitation for school these days, not to mention the fact that I just felt so alone most nights when I was in Leiden. Thankfully I'm off now for a week. Webster is having a second project week but since they aren't making it mandatory I will take this time out to relax and hopefully finish off all final papers that need to be handed in in two weeks time. Then when I get back to school, there's two weeks until Christmas break. I can I do it, right?

  • My eye is doing a lot better! Apparently its still a little red, but I can't really tell the difference anymore. The eye drops have worked like a charm; already the day after I was diagnosed, it started clearing up. My dad did come up to meet me on Tuesday morning though to bring me my glasses and I am very grateful that he did. Otherwise I would have had major problems following my classes. I even got a hazelnut hot chocolate out of it from Starbucks which was much appreciated. Though I am no longer contagious and can see perfectly again, I will continue to wear my glasses until the weekend is over. I've kinda grown to love them which is something I never thought possible.

  • So I skipped out on going to the bar due to me being on medication (this didn't stop me from drinking, but I didn't do it excessively or anything like that). Instead I went over to Mats and Erik's place for taco night! It was a good time. The company was awesome and the food delicious. We didn't really do much aside from watch TV but it was good hanging out with my two favorite boys in Leiden. I hope we can have more dinner nights like that in the future.

  • It seems that Koen and I have hit a snag that I did not see coming. Most of the nights we skyped this week escalated into arguments, but nothing could see what happened yesterday. I got upset at him because he told me he couldn't see me after school since he'd be working on projects all night long, but then he went and had dinner with a bunch of classmates. It wasn't that I was upset over him going out and enjoying himself, I was upset because he's constnatly stressing out over how much work he has to do and he's always behind. He took it the wrong way and dropped the bomb on me that he's been having doubts about our relationship. It threw me for such a loop that I couldn't stop crying every five minutes and due to that matter ended up not going to class. When I got home, I called him and he basically said he didn't know if he wanted to be with me anymore and I swear I don't know how I remained so calm but I did. I got him to explain himself to me and I said that I didn't think he really meant what he was saying because of how stressed out he's been. I mean, with work and school, the easiest thing to get out of is a relationship right? That doesn't mean he doesn't want to actually break up with me. Not to mention the fact that we've had a lot of issues in the span of our relationship and he could have walked out at any time, but he chose not to. Why wait seven months (our anniversary is tomorrow) to give up after we've both put so much effort into this? I managed to calm him down and work things out. He is willing to keep trying; after all, he admitted to the fact that since we got back together last month things have been a lot better between us. Today I could already tell that he was trying to move past it. I'm not entirely worried because this seems to happen when he's under a lot of pressure so I'm hoping by the time Christmas comes around, he'll feel a lot better about everything. I just hope he doesn't go off and do something crazy again. I can't bare to lose him.

  • Today I just took it easy. I didn't sleep well last night due to everything that's been going on so I wanted to relax. Watched some TV shows, took an hour and half nap, finished reading The Chaos of Stars by Kiersten White and got addicted to Jelly Splash on my phone. Koen will be picking me up after his shift tonight. Wish me luck, I have no idea what to expect. Here's to hoping it goes well.

Current Mood: weirdweird
Current Music: Neon Lights by Demi Lovato
30 December 2011 @ 10:12 pm
Current Mood: dorkydorky
Current Music: Ashes and Wine by A Fine Frenzy