Oh teenage years

I’m glad I had this kind of music during my teenage years :p. Much better than music nowadays.

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Well, good-bye early 20’s

I turned 26 last year and it felt like nothing happened. For a while, I’ve felt like I never grew out of my early 20’s…Sadly, age has begun to catch up to me and I’m starting to feel…old…okay fine, I’m being overly dramatic :p. I have to say here are few things that are not helping me come to terms with the fact I’m turning 27 in a couple of months:

1) I used to be able to stay awake at night during an entire movie. Now, not so much. I attempted to watch The Amazing Spider Man and passed out half-way through. Oh yea, I’m the life of the party.

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2) Sometimes, I just don’t care what I wear to bed, as long as I get to sleep. Yoga pants look good enough when my eyes won’t stay awake. Keep in mind, this only happens during non-stressful days.

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 3) I know I’m getting old when I forget things more often than my mom!

 Me:”Ohhhhh!! I gotta tell you! I saw…”

Mom: “yeah, you told me about that.”

Me: “hm, no I didn’t”

Mom: “yea, you did. You’re getting old :p!”

4) You think that’s bad? What if I told you I’m starting to pass up the chance to get rid of spiders, just because I’m too tired to try? Seriously, if that doesn’t scream ‘old,’ I don’t know what does…Spiders are rejoicing everywhere.

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5) I went to bed at 9 pm the other night, and I didn’t have to wake up early the next day…

In all fairness to my age, work has been hectic lately, so maybe that’s why I’ve been so tired. However, let’s pretend it’s because I’m too tired from fighting Orcs, and building a time machine that will take me back in time to romance Robert Downey Jr.

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Poetry: Could it be?

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Luscious eyes of apparent hope

brightening the soul 

with comforting notes

Could it be?

~~~

Insightful perception of routinely paths

captivated by the chance of greeting

such splendid emotion

Could it be?

~~~

 Lost once, lost twice, 

do not desert hope

allow destiny to flow

Could it be?

~~~

If laughter came upon

are we to recant what could be?

A broken piece cannot always be mended twice

Could it be?

 

Mosquitoes: sneaky bugs from the depths of hell

I love animals, but these bugs just keep dropping the ball on me! They’re sneaky little rascals who somehow find a way to get into my flesh, even when I’m wearing long-sleeve t-shirts and long pants. I get it, I’m hiking and invading their home, but what kind of mentality is that? I don’t suck the blood of every person who visits me.

It’s creepy. Seriously, it’s like these female mosquitoes – because male mosquitoes do no bite – are so keen to reproduce that they launch onto their prey as soon as it arrives; I am the prey in this case. They didn’t cover me in bites, but I’ve always had a reaction, so I’m not happy about the itching and swelling. I’m a Type O blood, and they say mosquitoes are mostly attracted to humans with this type of blood. I don’t have high cholesterol nor have high blood sugar, so those two can be ruled out. Perhaps, it’s genetics?

On a positive note, the bites have mostly disappear and it’s been 2 days, so they’re healing faster than I expected :p. Darn in-heat mosquitoes! Unless, I was actually bitten by a vampire?

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

 

Hike = lunch time for mosquitoes

I went for a hike today and boy, did the mosquitoes enjoy feasting on my flesh! It was peaceful and a bit muddy, but I had fun :). Tomorrow, I’ll probably be sore and scratching my bites, but I guess everything comes with its ups and downs. Enjoy these photos :). I’ll post more later!

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Have you ever attempted to play a musical instrument?

I was watching one of my favourite videos on YouTube and it reminded me of my attempts to play the piano, recorder, flute, you name it…I was definitely born without musical skills. I have a theory that the reason my family and I moved a lot is because the neighbours gathered together and complained to my parents regarding my awful music skills.

This is the video I was just talking about. Honestly, it will inspire you to make amends, make you cry, give you chills, seriously make you rethink your purpose in life:

I’m gonna show this to my sister, and I’m sure she’ll definitely agree that was me trying to play the recorder, the flute, and the piano. I give her credit for trying to teach me; she’s the music genius, not me. She got her talent from my grandpa who was a musician. I inherited his basketball skills.  My uncle taught me how to play a bit of the accordion, and my best friend tried to teach me acoustic guitar. But, hey, at least I tried to learn, and I do remember the basics, but I’m not Beethoven.

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How about you? Any music gifts?

❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤

Do you have rules for waking up?

Not everyone likes to wake up to get up in the morning, but it is part of life so have to get over it. However, a lot of people have their own set of rules for waking up, to ease the torturing habit of leaving a good dream and a cozy bed behind. I don’t have a lot of rules, because I sleep like a rock and only wake up to strange noises, not familiar ones. But, just for fun, here are a few of my rules I like others to follow, and some of my routines:

 

1) I don’t talk in my sleep, but if you see a smile on my face, it means I’m having a good dream. Chances are, Robert Downey Jr is proposing and I’m accepting…you do not want to interrupt that (unless it’s an emergency).

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2) Do not shake the fricking bed (or me)! Why would you do that?  If you call for my name out loud, I’ll wake up. There’s no reason to traumatize me.

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3) To avoid being cranky in the morning, I don’t plan my breakfasts. This is to avoid disappointment if they don’t go as planned. I don’t drink coffee, instead I drink coconut or soy milk (I’m not lactose intolerant. I just prefer them) and/or orange juice. Sometimes, I do have drinkable yogurt. Here’s a little fact: orange juice calms me down :p. Forget alcoholic drinks; orange juice is my go-to drink when I’m under stress :).

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❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤