Speaking of Vlada

Life seemed like a kaleidoscope to me. Everything changed and nothing made sense…but it was wonderful

lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Miscellaneous Monday: The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time has been solved!


Rating: 4,5/5 stars


PLOT: Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favorite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is deeply funny, poignant, and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

MY REVIEW

This book is a short one, but try read it on one stand and you'll end up kind of mad. I'd say this is one of those novels you can't just disconnect from. I had that problem, I couldn't think straight. 
Usually, when talking about books or movies I'm easily influenced, and this book is a great example on how my  behavior can change. I've become very organized, I've been able to stick to a proper timetable for the past to weeks... after this reading I've turned into an eficient person (let's see how long it takes to go back to the old me), so thank you Mark.
Now talking about this title; it starts on Chapter 2, because the our main character loves Prime Numbers (so the next chapter is 3, then 5, 7...), with thecurious incident itself. Then we're introduced to Christopher, who is writing this story. We realised his mental skills (he's capable of a lot of things but he also has his limits), he's quite an observer and LOVES things to be organized (too much).



SPOILERS
His simile between the Prime Numbers and life is really good, he says that you don't know how any of this things work even if you're thinking about them for the whole day. Also, the reflections he makes are quite interesting, such as the ones about metaphors, death reduced to its molecular meaning, loneliness' advantages... and how he rambles to explain everything, however, the reader remains alert.
For me, the scientific explanation of time has a background that only the reader can translate.

SUMMING UP, I 100% recommend this book, because even if the first impression doesn't attract us, the book makes you think about daily life stuff that we take for granted. When you finish the last page, you have this feeling that you can overcome everything and that "if you want, you can".

Dear reader, let me tell you that you've come a long way, you're in that point of your life, today, where you can do ANYTHING.

PS: Have you got any books you've read or plan to read in Booktober???
PS2: Next post coming on Wednesday my dear lovers (this time for real)
PS3: Thank you so so much if you're reading this. I very much appreciate that you take time to OMG EVEN COMMENTING SOMETIMES

♥ See you soon beautiful people ♥
Vlada

lunes, 6 de octubre de 2014

This songs sound like leaves falling. The ultimate Autumn Playlist




After (at least) two weeks of over-thinking and editing my Spotify playlist a thousand times to find the perfect autumnal sound, I decided to share with you my "Autumn Vibes" playlist.
I love all the songs that are here presented, but I must say my favourites are Pine Trees, Asleep, Slide Away and the masterpiece that is I Gave You All.
I tried to mix as many genres as I could, there are oldies and newbies, pop and folk... but all these songs get me in the fall mood and they've became my soundtrack for the past few days. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do and also, tell me more songs so I can expand my collection.

PS: Do you have an Autumn playlist? 'Cause I would love to see  what kind of music ya'll into.
PS2: Next post coming on Wednesdaaaay any clue?
PS3: Thank you so so much for reading. I very much appreciate that you take time to read my posts and OMG EVEN COMMENTING SOMETIMES

♥ See you soon beautiful people ♥
Vlada

jueves, 25 de septiembre de 2014

#HeForShe, the ultimate worldwide challenge must start with She for She

Most of the time, whenever a girl identifies herself as a feminist, a bunch of ignorants (boys and girls) get out of their caves and start throwing hypothetical stones at our subject. That happens because they think that feminism is a extremist-radical path which defends that "women are better than men", "women should rule the world" and all that stuff ignorants say.
Well, let me break it to you, FEMINISM is equality in all fields. This is the definition provided by Cambridge Dictionary:
the belief that women should be allowed the same rightspower, and opportunities as men and be treated in the same way, or the set of activities intended to achieve this state.
A sign of the importance of feminism is Emma Watson's recent speech for the UN supporting the movement and presenting a massive challenge turn into a campaign called #HeForShe. In the said speech, Emma informs about statistics (most of them bing scary) that show us that, contrary to the belief that feminism is a movement by women for women, men are invited to join.



If men and women both believed and fought for equality and freedom we could change our reality, which includes girls who aren't allowed the right of education, women who aren't paid the same as men in the same job or the belief that women should be submissive to men (which is sadly promoteed by some religions...)

But it must start with us, women, if we don't support each other enough and stop seeing our imperfections instead of promoting our gifts, who's gonna do it for us? Don't sucumb the machism or the belief that you need a boyfriend at 20, or society idea of freaking beauty... For f*** sake don't promote sexist religions and disrespect your gender conditions. Gosh that was relieving!

So let's not fall in the same hole over and over again, wether you're a boy or a girl, you should stand up for equality, an issue that concerns us all. If we walk together, hand by hand, I'm sure that even if we get lost we'll end up somewhere nicer for all of us.

PS: What do you think of feminism? I'm really interested about this one
PS2: I'm a 90's kid and you'll see it in the next post ;)
PS3: Thanks thanks thanks FOR READING!!!!!!!!! AND COMMENTING!!!!!

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

martes, 23 de septiembre de 2014

Autumn is here and we have work to do

Today a new season starts, the rain, cozy afternoons and sweater weather are here. So though it's hard to leave summer and holidays behind, I'm pretty excited about Autumn, the year's last loveliest smile (William Cullen Bryant said it). 
I'm also looking forward this time when leaves fall from trees because I've got goals and things to complete in my bucket-list.

They might seem like stupid things to some, but they'll give me new experiences (I've never carved a single pumpkin) and fun/happy times.






Here, my wonderful blog, I'll be posting my progress with the list. The points I'm most excited about are volunteering, and everything related to being outdoors. But I'm also REALLY like VERY scared of my college applications, because they won't probably turn out they way I want to... Anyway!!! Let's hope this Autumn brings beautiful memories, just like summer did.

PS: Are you as excited as I am for Autumn to come? AND do you have a bucket-list?
PS2: Honestly, I don't know what tomorrow's post will bring (a poem probably)
PS3: THANK YOU SO MUCH IF YOU'RE READING THIS YOU SERIOUSLY MAKE MY DAYS! 

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada


miércoles, 10 de septiembre de 2014

Ariana Grande is probably your everything by now



Just... don't take that title too seriously. But c'mon this month pretty much kicked off with Ariana's new album released and girl IT DIDN'T DISSAPOINTED AT ALL! This album is much more grown up than Yours Truly (which is the album I've replayed the most to date), it shows Ari's actual age and the fact that the little Broadway girl wants a place in the international pop scene.
I personally love this album, and though I can't say I love it more than the previous one, I can honestly state that it contains hits that will be stuck even in the heads of the indiest people out there.
Maybe it contains a bit too much collabs and not as many love/passion kind of songs, but we need to see where we're going form here.
Let's start with some of the songs!!

Ariana Grande – Intro: I love this Intro is the perfect introduction for this album, and the vocals fit perfectly with the melody. It's one of the small details in this album that shows us that Ariana is one of The Voices.

Ariana Grande – Problem: This is THE HIT of the album, though is not my favourite (I think I'm getting a bit tired of this one already) it is the catchiest one and the first single of "My Everything". Though Iggy does a good thing on the album the live version of her rap is quite dissapointing from my point of view.



Ariana Grande – One Last Time: Personally I see this as a single, it gives you the kind of getting ready/party night vibe. What I like about Grande's songs is the fact that it is not just pop, it is good pop and it shows the color of her voice.

Ariana Grande – Why Try: Not one of the best ones, though the vocals are good. But I just don't like some of the lines, probably that's why I don't like it that much :)

Ariana Grande – Break Free: Best second single ever!! Ariana recently said in an interview that this could be an I-got-over-you song or (the one I chose) a song about all the things that once trapped you and you'd overcome. I love this kind of empowering when it comes to pop songs (or songs in general, they're good for working-out if ya'll know what I mean).



Ariana Grande – Best Mistake: That beginning OMG, the vocals, piano, backing kind of beat mixture is amazing. The way Ariana's vocals blend with one another is a pleasure to hear and this song in general is beautiful, one of my favourites without doubt. Big Sean does a good job from what I know. The end of this song is what your ears have been waiting for since the song itself started huh?

Ariana Grande – Be My Baby: I'll just say that for me this is a very danceable (just made up a word) song but that's it. Very repetitive, even more than common pop songs. No more comments.

Ariana Grande – Break Your Heart Right Back:This song is summery and very dance-with-your-besties-at-a-party. It's a rollercoaster of rythims and backing vocals (THIS GIRL IS TOO MUCH). You can help it but go ahead and follow the music, even if it is drumming with your fingers buddy.

Ariana Grande – Love Me Harder: Explicit lyrics compare with the rest of the album in this one. Ariana has made a slow evolution to let us all get accostumed to her new beat and the path she's taking. It's interesting the way they've decided to blend all the melodies, voices, echoes... COOL!

Ariana Grande – Just A Little Bit Of Your Heart: My fave, beautiful, wonderful ballad. I was worried that this album wouldn't get a proper ballad, like Tattoed Heart in the previous album but this song is just one proof that Ari knows what to work with. Appearently Styles wrote this song WHO KNEW THE BOY COULD WRITE LIKE THIS? The lyrics please listen carefully, just listen.



Ariana Grande – Hands On Me: I'm sorry but I can't help but see this as some kind of 90's poppy song, like from Britney or something (but with much better vocals). I don't know the story of this song and though it fits on the explicit kind of look she wants on the album, I just see it as a dancefloor song, yep, exactly, good for dancing.

Ariana Grande – My Everything: Closing the Standard album is another one of my favourites. I don't know why but this song makes me feel as if I had a recent breakup. I'm not lying when I say that I've cried some tears with this lyrics and beat. Stunning ballad to finish this album and showing the world that she's chamaleonic and authentic.

Jessie J – Bang BangAriana Grande – Only 1Ariana Grande – You Don't Know Me: This are the Bonus Tracks included in the Deluxe Edition, not worth missing, believe me.

PS: Hope you like this review! Have you listened to hte album? What do you think about it?
PS2: Tomorrow seems like a recipe kind of day huh? Or do you prefer some messed up thoughts?
PS3: SERIOUSLY THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR COMMENTING AND READING THIS BLOG!!! 

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

sábado, 6 de septiembre de 2014

Love as I saw it




LOVE
I'm not talking about the one you're raised with in a happy home,
I'm talking about the one you choose.
The one that makes you feel butterflies in your stomach without even see it coming,
The one that... with just one look leaves you without breathing air.
I want to feel it.
What is love? Where are you love?
Because everytime I seem to find you, it runs away.
Where are you hiding?
The more you think you know it, the less you'll know.
LOVE is just a word made by lots of feelings.
I want to find my other half,
I want to know how it feels when he holds me.
How can I do it? How can your happiness depend on someone?
LOVE
I've travelled all around the world, listened all the songs and yet... I don't know what love is.
It hurts when it's gone,
It's human, you can't live without it.
But while it lasts you'll be taking the risk.




PD: Don't know what's going on in this little head of mine (sorry if things got cheesy)
PD1: What about some recipes next huh??? huh???
PD2: If you're reading this I love you (please comment what you think about love)

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada

viernes, 5 de septiembre de 2014

What if? Way too many thoughts after this movie.





PLOT: Wallace, who is burned out from a string of failed relationships, forms an instant bond with Chantry, who lives with her longtime boyfriend. Together, they puzzle out what it means if your best friend is also the love of your life.

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This Wednesday I went to the cinema and I chose to watch this comedy/500 days of summer kind of film.
To be honest I was expecting the typical comedy but OMG it wasn't like that. The movie covers the fact that a boy and a girl can't be friends without one of them developing feelings for the other in a long or short term.
The there's this trip your heart makes so that you can lie to yourself and believe that those feelings doesn't exist and they'll go away.
Also the two actors have such chemistry on screen it is amazing and the humour that the movie shows will make you laugh (sometimes way too loud that the whole cinema will tell you to shhhhh).
What if? is the kind of movie that stands alone by itself in this wasted genre that is the love alike comedy.
The movie reflects other aspects of life like the difference between people when looking for "the one". One character is broken-hearted and cinical about everything that may involve love (HE'S LYING TO HIMSELF FOR GOD'S SAKE), Some of them believe in love at first sight and make it work (they make difficult seem easy) and other one believes that if something good comes (love) you shouldn't reject it and think if it could get better.
It's an awesome and funny movie, I give it an 7,5/10 GO WACH IT!




PD: Please go watch this movie because Daniel and Zoe are just sooooooo cute it's just asdfghjkl
PD1: Love love love it's all that I can think about (love and muffins of course, which is pretty much the same thing)
PD2: THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR READINGAND COMMENTING!!!!!

♥ See you tomorrow beautiful people ♥
Vlada