What If

After watching the trailer of Fifty Shades of Grey (very steamy!) this afternoon, I ended up spending another two hours of checking other movie trailers. What a shameful way of wasting time, I know. This, being one of the many that caught my attention, seems like a good one. Besides, I kinda miss hearing Daniel Radcliffe’s cute accent. 

List of movies that I find interesting and the person that makes it even more interesting:

  • Love, Rosie (Lily Collins)
  • Bad Neighbors (Zac Efron)
  • That Awkward Moment (Zac Efron)

Happy August 1st to everyone! :)

The fire is slowly burning
illuminating the wide expanse
of a starless dark sky. 

Between the dwindling flames
I see your face, your eyes
As your mouth released a sigh

Since my attempt to write something is not successful, I will stop to avoid further embarrassment. Let’s just say that my low spirits these past few weeks are not doing me any good. It might be because of the weather or the lack of interesting activity. My eat-read-watch-sleep routine has been nothing but dull. This is why I have not been keeping up with my blog. 

This yet another uninteresting post reminds me of Alicia Key’s Girl on Fire. Blame it on the fire dancing photos that somehow turned into light painting. She’s just a girl and she’s on fire. Hotter than a fantasy, lonely like a highway. She’s living in a world and it’s on fire. I bet that you were singing instead of actually reading those lines haha!

This is the only rule: Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes library, media player etc. and write down the first 20 songs that come up, no exceptions Then pass this challenge on to 10 of your mutual followers.
Pass the Love Around - Krewella
Addicted to You - Avicii
I Want You Back - Yuna
Carry on - Fun
Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
Every Night - Imagine Dragons
Work - Iggy Azalea
Let Her Go - Passenger
Feels Like Yesterday - American Authors
Girlfriend - Icona Pop
Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
Better Off - Haim
Closer - Tegan and Sarah
Superman - Five for Fighting
Mr. Brightside - The Killers
That’s What You Get - Paramore
Between the Lines - Sara bBareilles
Seattle - Jason Walker
The City - Ed Sheeran
All I Have - Mat Kearney
Thank you zwiterelle and le-realiser for tagging me!
This is the only tagged-and-tagging challenge that I didn’t comply with the rule. I cheated haha! When I didn’t like the song, I just simply clicked on for the next one. That’s why I’m tagging 10 people who are willing and honest enough to follow the easy rule. :)

This is the only rule: Hit shuffle on your iPod, phone, iTunes library, media player etc. and write down the first 20 songs that come up, no exceptions Then pass this challenge on to 10 of your mutual followers.

  1. Pass the Love Around - Krewella
  2. Addicted to You - Avicii
  3. I Want You Back - Yuna
  4. Carry on - Fun
  5. Don’t You Worry Child - Swedish House Mafia
  6. Every Night - Imagine Dragons
  7. Work - Iggy Azalea
  8. Let Her Go - Passenger
  9. Feels Like Yesterday - American Authors
  10. Girlfriend - Icona Pop
  11. Radioactive - Imagine Dragons
  12. Better Off - Haim
  13. Closer - Tegan and Sarah
  14. Superman - Five for Fighting
  15. Mr. Brightside - The Killers
  16. That’s What You Get - Paramore
  17. Between the Lines - Sara bBareilles
  18. Seattle - Jason Walker
  19. The City - Ed Sheeran
  20. All I Have - Mat Kearney

Thank you zwiterelle and le-realiser for tagging me!

This is the only tagged-and-tagging challenge that I didn’t comply with the rule. I cheated haha! When I didn’t like the song, I just simply clicked on for the next one. That’s why I’m tagging 10 people who are willing and honest enough to follow the easy rule. :)

Earlier this week, as I was thinking of my daily routine, I made a silent resolution to do something I’ve been planning to do ever since my vacation started - to work out. Determined, I downloaded this workout video that could help me start with my plan. In fact, this is the first video that came up that’s why I didn’t bother to look for something else. As someone who doesn’t engage in many physical activities life has to offer, I didn’t want to exercise by watching workout videos because looking at these fit and lean girls does not at all motivate me. With that said, I have two options left – going to the gym and jogging – both of which don’t make exercising more appealing to me. 

Although there’s a decent gym near our place, I am not about to go there on my own. In all honesty, hitting the gym on my own scares me. The idea of working out with a bunch of strangers in an unfamiliar place – albeit I’ve been there before – doesn’t sit well with me. Plus I have to pay the membership fee which requires money that I’m not willing to spend as of the moment. However, I would be willing to go there if I have company! I’m just waiting for my sisters to go home. As for the jogging, let’s just say that I’m not really a jogger – if that makes any sense. I’ll only consider jogging when classes resume this August, if ever I can spare some time to exercise by then.

Not being a morning person, I usually work out at night so I could be exhausted by the time I hit the sack. In my old routine, I tend to read a few chapters of a book - or even finish an entire book - or watch a movie before I sleep. The first time I did exercise, it took me an hour to finish the routine because I was having difficulty with bicycle crunches and plank slaps.  I also tried my best to keep up with the pacing – which I think is a bad idea for a beginner like me. I woke up the next morning feeling heavy and sore. That did not prevent me from achieving my goal of exercising every day. The more I do the routine, the easier it gets – that makes me feel good every time I finish. 

My mom, who is a witness of how idle and impassive I am this vacation, couldn’t help but be surprised when she first saw me working out. She kept asking me if I would be able to keep up with my sudden interest of engaging myself with physical activity and for how long would it take for me to get bored of what I am doing. So far, I am doing well and my mom – being a supportive one – tries to encourage me one way or another. When I started working out, I realized two significant challenges that I am struggling to overcome: balancing my diet and avoiding eating too much (pretty much the same thing i know haha!).

Fitness Blender offers a lot of helpful workout videos that you can easily try to do. In fact, I will be choosing a different routine/video by next week just to add variety to what I have been doing. :)