So this happened…

I’ve always been a big fan of Ted Talks and I think, the thing that I love the most is that not only is it inspirational but, that it shares people’s stories and they’re lives. And when you step onto that stage you’re sharing a part of yourself and your experience with complete strangers and it really is amazing. Now I’ve never been to an actual Ted Talk but I’ve watched quite a few on Youtube and I stumbled upon this one by Alexis Jones, and it honestly opened my eyes, because the truth is we hear about all these things that happen to people and we go about our eyes ignorant to the fact that it happens, to people, everyday.

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We’ve all watched the news, listened to the radio, heard about the stuff that goes on. And I’m done calling it stuff because it isn’t just stuff, it’s the people. It’s people who go through a life of poverty, people who are depressed and suicidal, people, just like you and me, who’ve been sexually abused or bullied or can’t afford education. People who go through issues and feel like they have no one, no one to turn to, nobody to ask for help or advice from. And we go through life and we hear about it but we choose to ignore it because it ‘hurts us” to think about it or “because there’s nothing we can do” or because “it makes you sad”. But what about them? What about all the girls who are seen as objects? The boys who get told they can’t cry? And what about… what about the times you see someone begging in the road and look away?

We’ve started choosing to ignore situations because they make us feel uncomfortable. And that’s so wrong of us! Has it ever occurred to you that maybe if we stopped turning our backs away from the issues that make us feel uncomfortable and start addressing them, people would try harder to come up with solutions for them.

And not only is it the people, but the environment too. In 2017 we still get people saying things like “climate change isn’t real, it’s all fake…”, and honestly right now I’m asking those people to explain to me how we ended up with a hole in our ozone layer. Deforestation has always been an issue that’s been really close to my heart, heck, I was a vegetarian for months because of it! And now I’m reading this and I’m asking myself why I stopped? Why? Was it “too hard”? But then how do you explain that to the hundreds and thousands of vegans and vegetarians who stay committed to that lifestyle? So I’m making the decision to be vegetarian again, starting right this second because why.the hell.not? If you care about something enough, you go the extra mile. And we get people who like to talk the talk but can’t walk the walk, so I encourage you not only to spread awareness, but make a change as well.

Everyday we make choices. Every day we get given opportunities. And everyday is a new opportunity to make a choice, that changes your life, and not only your life but other peoples’ as well.

I want you to find your voice. I want you to find your voice and fill the silence, speak and say the words people are to scared to, be a voice that inspires. Be true to yourself and go through life knowing that yeah,💩 does happen, that’s inevitable but you have a voice that can impact the world!!!

 And in case you haven’t realised it yet that’s bloody amazing!!!!

I’m 13. And I get told, on a daily basis, things like “You’re too young to understand” or “Don’t worry about it it’s adults business”. When we’re 5 and 4 and 6 we get told to dream, we get taught to be creative and have fun and use your voice. And then as we get older we get told that “You need to be realistic” or “You can’t be that” and then people try to silence our voices. What I want you to understand is that teenagers aren’t idiots. WE KNOW what goes on, we see the damage and destruction all over the world, and we understand it. 

Stop telling me that I’m too young to talk about the issues in the world. Stop trying to take away my voice, because you’re wasting your time. You really, and truly are. And I’ve said it before, but I will say it again:

I know who I am and who I want to be and I am so sick of society trying to define that. Today I define me! And you can try to label all those amazing men and women and teens who don’t let society define them but those labels don’t mean anything until you accept them!

If there’s one thing you take away from this please let it be what comes next:

Use your voice!And if you need to scream and shout and yell to get heard, then I encourage you to scream at the top of your lungs!

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GUESS WHO GOT TWITTER!?

Heyyy famm

So I’m pretty sure you can tell from the title but…

I JUST GOT TWITTER!

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I’ll be using my Twitter to share any blog related stuff, any Q and A’s will come from there, and not only will I share big news here, but on Twitter as well. I have a bunch of fun stuff coming your way, and give me a follow! I would love to follow you guys too and it’s just easier this way, than for me to find every single blogger I follow or vice versa. Also don’t forget to vote on which post you’d like to see next, also on my Twitter.

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Random but…. my mood right now

 

That’s all for now

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xxxChips

‘All we need is love, peace and chocolate’

Also I just found out blogtober… is a thing!!! Thoughts???

SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE//Tag

SOUNDTRACK TO MY LIFE//Tag

Heyyyyoooo!

Today’s post is a little different and I’m sure if you read the title you know why. I’ve never actually done a tag, so this is pretty much new to me!!

The Rules:

  1. Give a shoutout to the creator(me) because honestly I need more music in my life
  2. Link the person who tagged you and thank them
  3. Tag +5 people
  4. WRITE AS MUCH AS YOU WANT! IF YOU HAVE 5 PAGES WORTH OF SONGS: DO YOU BOO!!!

Okay so I tag:

X-Elizabeth

X-Tanya

X-Monika

X-Alyssa

X-Chloe

X-Alanna

Without further ado, let’s get into the post!

Okay so the first few songs are by Lil Wayne because I legit grew up listening to him, coz my brother was a little obsessed and so was I.  Little 5 year old me knew the lyrics to Blunt Blowin’ and when I think about it now it actually makes me laugh. Really loud

Lolipop-Lil Wayne

Young and Beautiful-Lana del Rey

Delilah-Florence+The Machine

Bad Liar-Selena Gomez

Pop style-Drake

Cold-Maroon 5

Dark Times-The Weekend

Video Games-Lana del Rey

Hurricane-Halsey

Paper Planes-M.I.A

Girls Like Girls-Hayley Kiyoko

Waiting Game-Banks

Powerful-Ellie Goulding

Free-6lack

Wannabe-The Spice Girls

Stressed Out-Twenty One Pilots

You Don’t Own Me-Grace

High By The Beach-Lana del Rey

ANYTHING MELANIE MARTINEZ!!

On Your Side-The Veronicas

23-Miley Cyrus

Feel It Still-Portugal.The MAN

Often-The Weeknd

Breathe(2am)-Anna Nalick

Gravel To Tempo-Hayley Kiyoko

Okay, so Gravel To Tempo is the song I dance to when  I just wanna be myself. I dance how I want to and even if my dancing sucks (which it doesn’t) there’s nobody to compare myself too coz I’m just doing me. And also Hayley Kiyoko’s music just resonates with me and I feel like her music video’s just represent her and her image and her message so well!

You Already Know-Fergie

Scars To Your Beautiful-Alessia Cara

Blurred Lines-Robin Thicke

Little Talks-Of Monsters and Men

Fake Love-Drake

See You Again-Elle King

Thunder-Imagine Dragons

Turn Down For What-DJ Snake

21-Delilah

This song reminds me of Penguin

The Show-Lenka

Bad Thongs-Machine Gun Kelly

Can’t Remember To Forget You-Shakira

Gold-Kiiara

Death Of A Bachelor-Panic!At the Disco

Genesis-Dua Lipa

River-Bishop Briggs

-SOULFOOD!!!

Back to Black-Amy Winehouse

Because Amy Winehouse is solid gold!

Swalla-Jason Derulo

You’re Such A-Hailee Steinfield

Crying In The Club-Camilla Cabello

Cold Water-Justin Bieber

Purple Lamborghini-Suicide Squad

I have pretty much listened to this song every day since I first heard it!! It honestly, is that good and the lyrics are golden, this song just has such a special place in my heart!

Dear Porcupine-Melanie Martinez

-If you’re a Crybaby too, shout out to you for being awesome!

They Say I’m Different-Betty Davis

-Betty Davis is the only Queen B in my opinion.Her music is weird and wonderful,and I FEEL LIKE HER MESSAGE IS JUST HEY, LOOK AT ME I’M AMAZING, I’M FLAWED, I’M GORGEOUS, I’M A QUEEN AND I SLAYYY!

Under The Influence-Elle King

Before I Ever Met You-Banks

Gangsta-Kehlani

Wreak Havoc-Skylar Grey

Issues-Julia Michaels

But you got ’em too

Heaven Knows-The Pretty Reckless

Don’t Mind-Kent Jones

-Let’s just say they’re like 5 pages in my journal dedicated to this song and all my memories of it 

First Time-Kygo

Tell Me It’s Okay-Paramore

Pool-Paramore

26-Paramore

Ain’t It Fun-Paramore

The Only Exception-Paramore

Ignorance-Paramore

Fake Happy-Paramore

Still Into You-Paramore

Misery Business-Paramore

Hard Times-Paramore

Pretty much anything by Paramore

Tennesee-Kiiara

Say Anymore-Kiiara

Feels-Kiiara

Anything by Fall Out Boy

Hype-Drake

7/11-Beyonce

Underground Kings-Drake

Whippin-Kiiara

Bang Bang-Jessie J

Florida Kilos-Lana del Rey

Shades Of Cool-Lana del Rey

The Bare Necessities-Melody Gardot

You Got Me-G-Eazy

Trophies-Young Money

I Know You-Skylar Grey

Ngud’-Kwesta

Perfect Couple III-Fozzey and Vanc

Mean To Me-Delilah

Can’t Blame A Girl For Trying-Sabrina Carpenter

Lights-Ellie Goulding

Dangerous Woman-Ariana Grande

Okay so that’s all(for now) I have like 2 days’ worth of songs but I won’t share them all(right this second).

Okay I’m tired, this is like my third post today (I deleted one of them coz the poll wasn’t working). But in case you didn’t get a chance to read my glitchy post here’s a quick summary:

I need an activity to do for fun should I do

  1. Dancing
  2. Gymnastics
  3. Boxing
  4. Other(please specify in comments)

And then secondly, I’m trying to make study notes for History but I need a method that works really well. For this just comment the colour.

  • Mindmaps(blue)
  • Flashcards(orange)
  • Cornell Note Taking Technique(pink)
  • Other(please specify in comments)(green)

And also

I HAVE EXCITING NEWS!!!

But you’ll have to wait to find out what it is…

DFTBA!!!

xxxChips

HOLIDAY VIBES

This weekend was a long weekend and my mom decided that we were gonna have a mini vaycay visiting my brother because his birthday is tomorrow. HAPPY BIRTHDAY BRO(even though you don’t read my blog)! So yesterday we got settled in, bought a few things (a swimming costume for me because I forgot to pack one), slept because the two-hour drive was EXHAUSTING! Then today, we met up witha whole bunch of people my brother knows. And then we went to this really cool café deMILKo and they have like this book exchange thing where they’re books on the shelves and you take like one or two and then you bring back a different book and pretty much anyone can do it so I GOT A NEW BOOK!

*Also I forgot to tell you but… I FINISHED MILK AND HONEY!*

Yeah, you also forgot to tell them you ever bought the book, but hey, surprises right! And then we walked around the mall for a bit came back to the place we’re staying at and then I swam and wrote a bit for an upcoming TOP SECRET blog post, took a bunch of photos, read my book and I wrote a page of notes for History! So today’s been a great day! I haven’t done much studying study-note-writing this weekend because it’s like my chill weekend before I really get into studying, but I finished my Term 3 Geography Notes and half of my Math so it’s just a chilled day today. Also I’m going for a walk soon because it’s safe too walk around on the sidewalk here!!!!

Here are some random pics of my day so far!

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SHOUTOUT TO MY MOM FOR THE LAST ONE (lol,we tried like 20 times)

Hope you’re having a beautiful sun-shiney day. May your laughter be loud and your eyebrows on fleek (lol, new phrase?)

She was a rose

in the hands of those

who had no intention

of keeping her

-Rupi Kaur

xxxChips 

Confusion

Confusion

Heyy guys,

Wow. This is actually kinda hard to type. It’s just…

So yesterday I was up watching Shooter till like around 11 and then I went to bed and I woke up at like 8ish(which is actually really late for me). I don’t wanna say I woke up in a bad mood but I wasn’t exactly in a good one either, so let’s just call this mood GYST mode coz I was feeling really productive and I wrote my to-do list and I studied made study notes for math and NS(science)and I was just having a great day! I honestly don’t even know why I’m in such a bad mood because I just bought another book, ‘Milk and Honey’ and I’ve been dying to read it ever since I first heard about it! I like, just got home and I watched a few Youtube videos and I was just like ‘Okay, time to do schoolwork’. And I like couldn’t if you get what I mean. The school term is pretty much over which means we’re pretty much done with the third term’s work but we’ve started term 4’s work because it’s a short and busy term coz of exams (we write 13 btw). I just feel so stressed, and I don’t even know why.And I honestly just want to cry, but I’m soo tired of crying and feeling sad . And uhhm… I’m kinda worried my term mark because I know I didn’t do well, and it’s so frustrating!!!Like I was soo angry at myself when I got my report back at the end of term 2 and I promised myself I would work harder, and I did and I tried hard, but it’s all just too much.Like tests and projects and homework and blogging and me wanting to start a Youtube channel, and I really don’t want to start moaning and crying about what’s going on but I just feel so stressed. And it’s like I can’t even think straight anymore. I just want it to stop. Like, where is the big pause button I need??? Like at what point… at what point does it all just stop!So what I said I would do, and this is going back to the schoolwork side of things is like catch up because I feel like I’m falling behind and I like was in 3  4subjects:

Math

Tech

NS

and Afr(Afrikaans)

So I borrowed my friends’ books and I got some textbooks from my teachers(they generally keep them coz our parents complain about the weight of our bags). But yeah I caught up and honestly, I know it’ll be worth it, not just like with exams coming up but like…I was awake till one and I don’t see the results. And now I’m crying again even though I said I wouldn’t but it really, it really and truly does suck.To sit at a desk till one working hard and catching up, failing a test and then sitting in class feeling so dumb for not understanding the work and begging myself not to cry in front of my class. And with Afrikaans, I work hard, and we get given tests and I don’t understand a single thing anymore.

I just feel so dumb.

And I’m sorry if this wasn’t the post you were expecting but I really needed to get this off my chest. And I didn’t know I felt all this stuff till I wrote it down so I’m kinda glad I did but I just want you to know that it’s okay to have flaws, it’s okay to be real with people. You don’t have to act around people, and if you have stuff going on talk to someone coz internalizing your feelings isn’t going to get you anywhere. It’s not going to help you.It’s going to tear you apart mentally and you won’t even understand why.

Uhm. I just want to say that whatever you’re going through, it’s going to be okay.

TODAY’S SONG:Orlando-XxxTentacion

I love you guys

-Chips

A Series Of Unfortunate Events|Netflix-Review

A Series Of Unfortunate Events|Netflix-Review

Creds: to GIPHY

  1. MY SONG FOR THE DAY:THINKING ‘BOUT YOU- DUA LIPA

Let’s not beat around the bush. I was disappointed to be honest.

I started reading the books when I was like 7, or maybe that’s an exaggeration but I was really young. I read every book, multiple times! And it’s just disappointing because you read something and to you it seems magical, like, it’s this whole other world that you’re suddenly transported into and apart of!The bond you form with a story or a book or a novel or a series is special! It’s supposed to be special! That’s the biggest reason, I think, that I’m disappointed:The series didn’t have that connection with the audience(or me at least)

Okay, so before I go on let’s give you a little insight about the book/series and what it’s about.

So basically it tells the story of three siblings, Violet, Sunny and Klaus. One day they’re at this beach and they get told by Mr. Poe (their parent’s banker) that they’re parents have died in a terrible fire and that they have no home, like no clothes, pretty much nothing. So basically they were rich, and they’re left with this fortune that they get access to once Violet (the eldest of the three) is of age, so because they’re orphans they obviously need a home now so they get sent to a distant relative(Count Olaf).  Now, this relative that they’re sent to live with is evil, and it’s not like Annabelle evil ( lol that would’ve petrifying) but he’s a criminal and a thief and he has this plan to get hold of their fortune. So basically throughout the series it describes all the unfortunate events the children go through and have to find ways out of (TO SURVIVE) because of Count Olaf, and it’s not like Mr Poe is an idiot or anything, so eventually he realizes that this Olaf guy is like crazy. And the thing is despite the fact that the children get moved to different homes this guy keeps finding them and it’s not like he works alone. There’s this hook-handed man, the two powder faced women, someone who looks like neither a man or woman and a bunch of others, they really are, just the most awful people and they all work for Count Olaf. And even though it doesn’t sound like your type of series, it didn’t seem like mine. Until it was.

Back to the Netflix series.

Okay!

Deep breath

The book no doubt about it was a 10. And I’ve never actually done like a proper book review BUT TRUST ME WHEN I SAY I READ! And I don’t just mean like “Oh, okay she reads so do I, like I read People yesterday.” No, like I mean I’m the chick who is always reading something, has a book to recommend, spent the last ten minutes crying after reading TFIOS again. I’m the chick who stays stuff like “There’s always a hamartia.” when my friends like forget something or and yes before you ask I am obsessed with John Green. And if you’re watching the movie before you read the book or don’t bother to read the book because you watched the movie

Honey, we gon’ have some serious beef!

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Okay… I think I went on for a bit there. What I was saying was that, Netflix, dear Netflix, you’ve let me down. And being 100% honest here I’ve got to say that:

The book was a 10

The movie was a 4 and a 1/2

And the Netflix series?

Was a 1.

I do however have one series that I’m nuts about and it’s down below, so keep reading.

So here are some art thingies from the book? I don’t know, what do you call them? Aesthetics? Graphics? Pictures?

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From the movie:

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Netflix:

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 Moving on…

MY NETFLIX SERIES OF THE MONTH:

SHOOTER

Also if you guys liked this please let me know down below, like I didn’t think I would ever do reviews because I feel like I can’t describe well or am a good reviewer. But I did have fun doing this so, I don’t know, maybe I’ll do some more?

As always

LOVE YOU LIKE MAD!!!

xxxChips

“It’s time to choose yourself”

And also I’m feeling super hyper so comment your favourite sweet as well!

Summer Vibess

Summer Vibess

WHAT UP FAM!

WHO ELSE IS HAVING AN AMAZING WEEK! SO TODAY WE HAD THIS CHORAL VERSE WHICH WE PERFORMED FOR THE EISTEDFODD AND WE GOT A DIPLOMA, WHICH I’M SUPER HAPPY ABOUT BECAUSE I HAD TO SACRIFICE BREAK IN ORDER TO PRACTICE BUT YEAH! AND I’M READING A NEW BOOK ‘GONE’ BY MICHAEL GRANT WHICH I’M GOING TO BE REVIEWING AS SOON AS I FINISH! ALSO I’VE JUST BEEN LISTENING TO AWESOME MUSIC AND DANCING AND SINGING THESE PAST FEW DAYS SO IT’S PRETTY IMPOSSIBLE NOT TO BE ECSTATIC! COMMENT YOUR FAVOURITE SONG DOWN BELOW( I’M IN THE MOOD TO FIND NEW SONGS OR OLD NEW SONGS(old for you, new for me). I hope your week’s been good so far, we have a math test tomorrow, I’m super nervous but I know my stuff (mostly).

Did I mention it’s summer!!!

 

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Oh, how I love summer ❤

*Remembers swimming*

Never mind!

The only guy I’m chasing this summer is the ice-cream man (lol)

xxxChips