Week 10 Recap: Sunshine Town.

I took the weekend off and it was glorious. I’m not one who’s quick to jump to diagnosis, but I strongly believe that I’m someone that suffers from SAD (Seasonal Affective Disorder), every winter I start to feel really low and demotivated. The sun was in full force this weekend and I can’t remember a…

Week of Television: Is this real life?

image found on flickr I’ll be honest, all these shows are pretty bad. Not bad like yesterday’s post when I wondered why they were still on the air. These shows are bad from their inception. They’re the bad TV that people judge you for, that if I’m being honest I judge me for. But there’s…

Week of Television: Why am I still watching?

Look out below! There be spoilers everywhere! Hai. So, no post yesterday because I came home and promptly collapsed in bed because yesterday felt like the longest day of my life. So much work, so much studying. One more class then I can sleep the weekend away! But, on to today! This TV entry is…

Week of Television: New Kids on the Block

Look out below! There be spoilers everywhere! There’s a lot of great new television out there, here are my top five new shows. Almost Human We’re presented a world where technology can no longer be controlled, crime has risen to near uncontrollable heights and as a result every police officer is paired with a robot…

Week of Television: Television around the world

Week of Television! Whooo~ Happy March! Birthday Month! Today’s entry is all about my television watching habits. I watch all sorts of television, animated, live action, sci-fi, thrillers, action, you name it 9/10 I’ll enjoy watching it. The only genre I don’t really like is horror, which is why I struggle with some police shows…

Album of the Moment: Girls’ Generation – Mr.Mr.

I am not a SONE, for a long time I didn’t like the group because of my own insecurities. Nine perfect girls, being flawless all the time, it made me feel really bad. So I refused to listen to their music, I think for a while I was vocal in my dislike of them so…

Week 9: Recap

I got so much sleep last week you guys, it was awesome. Keep room clean I’ve been feeling like my life is too cluttered and everything feels a little overwhelming. So at the start of last week I detoxed my room, refolded clothes and vowed to keep it like that. I didn’t manage to keep…

Where in the world is Miles Morales?

While cleaning out some old programs, I noticed Comic Rack, and I realised I hadn’t read an Ultimate Comics: Spider-Man book in a while. I checked the wikipedia page with glee, assuming I would have a backlog to catch up on, but it turns out the series was cancelled. -insert sadness here- Clearly I’m not a…

Reborn Babies. Plastic dolls, real love.

Photo credit: Amanda Young I have been deeply fascinated with Reborn Babies for years. Any time a documentary on the topic appears I can’t help but sit and watch the whole thing. It’s considered normal for little girls to play with dolls, but adult women playing with dolls? That’s weird right? Do you want to…

Happy March!

March is my favourite month because it’s my birthday month and it’s boyfriend’s birthday month too, which means lots of celebrations and lots of happy times. In honour of such a special month each week in March is going to have a funtime theme. Week 1 will be Televison! I’ll talk about all my favourite…

Oil Cleansing Method. Ehh, it’s alright.

When I first heard about the Oil Cleansing Method (OCM) I thought it was a little crazy. Washing your face with oil? How does that help at all? My skin was combination/oily and even though I heard it could help with that I wasn’t in the least bit convinced that it could work for me….

Song of the Moment: Dillon Francis – Without You

This song is a few months old, and I probably wouldn’t have heard listened to it, had I not used Google’s Play Music App’s I’m Feeling Lucky Feature. It’s a smart shuffle, based on the types of music you’ve been listening to recently and the songs you might not have been listening to in your…

Week 7: Recap

Success! I had a great week, even though I didn’t hit all my goals, I got really close with most of them. Getting to bed on time is surprisingly easy once you commit to it, and I downloaded a new sleep aid app that I’ll talk about later this week that I think has been…

Valentine’s Day is a day for love.

My Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter feeds was as full of people lamenting the fact they didn’t have a date, and declaring war on Valentine’s Day as people who had dates and were happily showing off their presents. The complaints are true, it is a very commercial holiday. There’s this weird pressure to perform, to be…

The Android Apps I miss the most.

Even though I don’t hate FireFox OS, its infancy means that it’s missing a few apps that I really enjoy. Most of the apps I use such as Tumblr, Lastpass, WordPress, Facebook, Onenote and Gmail I found were either on my Tablet, my laptop or the mobile websites are adequate. Instagram Social media apps are…

Week 6: Recap

sigh. The London Tube strikes meant I didn’t go to school this week on Wednesday and Thursday. I was really disappointed because I was ready to hit the ground running work wise, but I was left a little deflated. Lack of structure really messes with me, so I decided not to do an official tracker….

Frozen (2013). Do you want to build a snowman?

As always, there are spoilers below. This is a story about love, family and the power of fear. I haven’t included a trailer in this review because the trailer isn’t very good. I didn’t actually know anything about the movie before I’d watched it, only that it was sorta based on a fairy tale by Hans…

Goodbye Android, hello FirefoxOS.

Well, just temporarily. My lovely Samsung Galaxy Note is dead. It refuses to charge properly, switching off at random times and displays wildly different battery percentages in a five minute time frame. So  it is with a heavy heart that I’ve had to say goodbye to old faithful. In my head I’ve always been a…

Week 5: Recap

Sorry that this is so late! My phone died and I lent my camera to the boyfriend (still haven’t got it back, gah!) so I didn’t have a picture taking machine. But! Now I have a new phone, and even though the camera is adequate, let’s press on! I think this week I did much better…

Wow, such boots. Very money. Much cute.

It has been raining non-stop this week and I realised I talked about but never updated you on my quest for waterproof shoes.  Ahhhh, such boots! I’ve had both pairs for the majority of winter and I don’t know what I would have done without them. How does one live without good shoes? I’m not sure….

Cloud Storage. Flash drives are for nerds.

Being a university student, I’ve found out the hard way that you should never trust any one service to save your data. Now that Microsoft is being sued by BSkyB over the name Skydrive, I thought now would be a great time to talk about the ways I back up my data. Google Drive was…

Week 5: 27th January 2014

Week 4 was equal parts awesome and disappointing because on one hand I finished and submitted all my assignments for semester one, on the other hand I didn’t meet all my goals. Boo! Well, I have every belief that Week 5 will be so much better now that I’ve tweaked my goals, let’s rock this!…

Week 4: Recap

Gah! It was such a poor effort on my part. I have an excuse though! I had two assignments due on Thursday and I pretty much solely focused on that.  Which is why there are so many crosses and so few ticks. The good news is that with all my 5am late nights I managed…

Font Glasses. A whole new meaning to the word Typeface.

When you spend enough time around anything you begin to have favourites. Even when working in a retail environment, I would have a favourite section, or a favourite wall and it would make me happy when it was looking just right. Typefaces are no different, the more you play around with them the more they…

Weekly Trackers.

Resolutions never stick because we end up feeling guilty about them which is pretty awful. I saw this funny SNL sketch on Sunday and I don’t want this to be me this year! So, I bought a ton of reward tracker charts and I decided to stick to my resolutions that way! Because stickers are…

Song of the Moment: Kidnap Kid – So Close

Now we’re so close That nothing could tear us away We’ll never fall As long as we’re in the same place It’s 1:47am Tuesday 21st of January 2014 and this is my new song of the moment. I have been sitting at my computer for the past six hours trying to finish this assignment and…

The Tomorrow People. I keep watching, but I’m not sure why.

Okay, I am sure why, it’s because there’s this over arching theme that I need to freaking know about. Where the balls is Stephen’s Dad? Who are Ultra really? Is that serum really stripping them of their powers? And why the hell is Stephen so strong?! Oh right, spoilers ahead.   The Tomorrow People (even…

Song of the Moment: T.O.P – Doom Dada

 “Long time no see.. “ Don’t worry if you don’t understand Korean, he isn’t really saying anything revolutionary,  just that he’s a badass. He’s not lying, he is. T.O.P is one of the few rap artists that I listen to in English, Korean or any other language. Out of the Korean artists I’ve heard rap,…

How to irritate a customer in just 3 easy steps!

Last year I made the silly decision to spend a month’s paycheck on purchasing a three month bus pass.  My reasoning was that I’d need about two months of it, it was cheaper than buying two month passes separately, and if I needed more I’d have it there and if not I would request a…

Facebook is an abusive lover that is keeping my friends hostage.

Earlier today I shared this link with some friends on Google Hangouts and no-one was even a little bit surprised. Why should they be? We’ve all assumed that this has been happening for years, it’s been leaked by Snowden and now Facebook is just all out admitting to selling their users. I don’t remember where I…

The Changes. They’re coming.

I’ve had a lot of  usernames online, a new one for each website I’m on, and sometimes even multiple a site. When I bought the domain name khareesi.com I was heavily invested in the TF2 comptetive community and I was known as Khaleesi. As time has gone on, and as my involvement waned in the community,…

The Great Gatsby (2013). Do you believe in the Green Light?

The Great Gatsby (2013) is a movie adaptation of a novel of the same name written by F. Scott Fitzgerald in 1925. It’s a story about nothing, everything, life, love, obsession and the human condition. We are thrown into a world of opulence, theatrics, beauty and the muchness of life in 1920s New York and we’re told…

Song of the Moment: Bombay Bicycle Club – Carry Me

You know that band that consistently put out songs that you like, but you have no idea who they are? You vaguely know the lyrics to their songs, and you sometimes randomly hum some of their melodies, but you’re not sure what their name is. When their song plays on the radio, you smile, remember…

Song of the Day: Haim – Forever

I initially dismissed this band as a boring high-exposure manufactured band so it is a little ironic that the reason I gave them a chance was because of the Made in Chelsea Soundtrack. Turns out I was wrong! They aren’t some record label’s assembled puzzle, they’re a three piece sister act who seem to have…

Review | L’Occitane Almond Shower Range

I’ve been meaning to write this review for a whole year, it’s been sat in my drafts since January 2014 after six revisions. Talk about putting off a review! It wasn’t till my cousin came to visit last weekend and we went shopping specifically for one of the products that I remembered how much I actually…

The Internship (2013). Warm Fuzzy Googley feelings.

Spoiler Alert: Some, minor spoilers ahead. I know most of us use Google Services, but ask yourself this very important question. Do you love Google? The writers Vince Vaughn and Jared Stern really want you to. If Google was a cult, this would be part of the promotional materials used to convince new recruits to…

Merry Christmas!

I hope you all had a lovely day filled with lovely things and memories.

Album of the Week: Bastille – All This Bad Blood

I’m such a sucker for indie love songs. I am and I don’t much  care who knows it! All This Bad Blood is a re-release of Bastille’s awesome album Bad Blood with a few extra songs thrown in for good luck.  If I had to describe this album in one word, it would be ‘haunting’. The combination of…

BBQ should be an everyday food.

I really have only ever been to one BBQ place in the UK, much like Mexican food I don’t think we really do it here like we do other foods. Which is why I was so glad Cleaver’s opened up near me. I love BBQs, but unfortunately for me I live in a place where that kind…

I’ve fallen in love with Green Tea.

I’ve lived in a tea drinking country for most of my life yet I’ve never really gotten into the tea habit. Whenever I was feeling sick and needed a hot drink I’d either sip hot water, or drink hot Ribena. The only time I’d drink tea was if it was iced or if I was…

Song of the Day: Lorde – Royals

I didn’t think I liked this song, but then I heard Alex’s cover and really got into the drumline. Now relistening to the original it has grown on me. It is such an easy listen, super repetitive and with the catchiest chorus I’ve heard in a while. The lyrics are really interesting too. They talk about…

Blogging, online privacy and ice-cream waffles.

I had an interesting lecture on the impact of bloggers and blogging in society. From talking to the guest lecturer and a classmate, I realised that I didn’t have an actual focus for this blog. I’d always used blogging as a sort of diary/journal/bibliography thing, but beyond that, what was I actually trying to do here?…

Lip Armour for the Winter season

It is so cold outside, apparently this happens every year but it sounds so absurd that I doubt my source. Blah, I hate cold weather, I hate how wrapped up I have to be. All the colours for the season become seriously muted, everyone is rushing more so than usual because hanging out in the…

Punting in Oxford

When you think of Oxford, I’m sure you imagine a sleep, idyllic, peaceful place, full of romanticism and students learning. It exists, but I didn’t get to see very much of it when I was growing up. Growing up, Oxford was a city much like any other to me. Shopping centers, cinemas, busy busy people….

Welcome to The Dark World, Man.

I’ve talked about how excited I am with  Marvel Cinematic Universe plans in a previous post and now that 2013’s part Phase 2 is over, I thought I’d revisit the subject. I have not been disappointed. Spoilers will abound, so read ahead at your peril! Iron Man 3 Despite, hating Iron Man as a kid I consider…

How to fix your nails with teabags and glue.

Howdy all! I was really unlucky in having both of my thumb nails break right in the middle of the nail bed. I have no idea how that happened. I only even noticed when I had them caught on something. Plasters were too awkward and the special finger bandages made everyone think I was leper,…

Boots. Omaga, boots. Let’s get some boots!

Ugh, winter means cold and rain and awful yuckness. However, the change in season means more opportunity to change my wardrobe! Yay!~ So I bought some boots! I have been in love with these boots since last winter. They are the perfect boot for me, nothing too flashy and zip that is flush with the…