Share Your World…July Week 1

Share Your World

Share Your World…July 3, 2017

For your main meal do you prefer sweet and sour, hot and spicy, spicy and sweet, bitter, salty, bland or other?

I guess that I’d have to go with sweet and sour…One of my favourite dishes is sweet and sour pork =D I can’t handle spicy at all, I’m not very good with it. If something is too sweet or salty, I instantly feel unhealthy and so I’ll stop eating it. If it’s bland, it kind of feels like “What’s the point?”lol

Where do you hide junk when people come over?

Do I dare answer? Then everyone will know what I do! =Dlol … Sometimes and if I can, I hide things under my bed, mainly shoes though. I like to swap my shoes from Winter to Summer, so a lot of my shoes are all under my bed. The other place is in one of my cupboards, but it’s all right in the corner of the cupboard…A dark corner.

What daily habit would you like to introduce to your life?

I NEED to start meditating every day. I feel so much better after it and it helps a lot with my anxiety as well. I’m starting to learn a bit that I can only rely on myself.

If you were to perform in the circus, what would you do?  

I would want to do the acrobatics and the trapeze and all that stuff, but I would honestly probably be the clown,lol.

Inside Out

I finally got to watch the popular children’s film “Inside Out” (2015)…I know, I know…I had planned to see it when it came out, but I just never got around to it. I am not lying when I say that EVERYONE told me that I had to see it, I would completely relate to it…

They lied…

I found it really boring. I had go in expecting to be completely thrilled and taken on this amazing ride. Now to be honest, maybe it transfers differently from a cinema screen to a television screen, but I just could not get into it. I found it really boring and really sad, it had been the complete opposite of what I had been expecting. I also really didn’t like “Joy”. I found her far to controlling and thinking she is far better than the other emotions. Maybe I was thinking to literally, but there just seems to be something wrong with trying to be joyful all the time. I felt she was more “arrogance” than joy. It just didn’t sit well with me. Which is weird because most people would say that I’m a happy person. I am, I just know it’s not possible to be joyful ALL the time. Which I also realised was one of the lessons to be learned, but it just didn’t sit well with me and I wanted to tell her to leave Sadness alone,lol

It also make me think though about seeing movies as soon as they come out and getting all caught up in the wild storm of a new film coming out. Instead of people waiting to see, giving it some time, everyone has to go and see it as soon as it comes out. I wonder if that makes people jump on a band wagon, so to speak. Getting all caught up and it’s actually not that good of a movie. In a age where people don’t like to be “wrong” I think this is a real possibility. Sometimes these “must see” movies, just aren’t really that “must see”.

I remember hearing recently about how these days, not only are there problems with “spoilers”. There are also problems with people knowing about the entire film before it even comes out, the costumes, outtakes, Instagram shots etc. Whereas a few years ago, you knew about the general idea. The actors, maybe the plot, but not much else. You’d probably get one or two movie posters but that would be about it, if we were lucky. These days it almost feels like we demand to know everything about everything. However, I will be writing about that more in another Blog later.

Share Your World … Week 42

Share Your World

Share Your World … Week 42

If you wanted to de-clutter where you live, what room / space would you start with?  (And why, if you’re feel like admitting to it.)

This is actually a funny question, I am currently de-cluttering my own room. If I get into a “mood” that is usually where I first go too, I have so much stuff to get rid off and I’m planning on moving out. Also, it just feels like the right time to start getting rid of stuff, there’s a lot of clothes I’ve never worn, that sort of thing. New chapter and all that.

If you want to remember something important, how do you do it (sticky note on the fridge, string around your finger, etc.), and does it work?

I “text myself” and by that I mean, I will write a text message to myself. It does work actually work me. Even if I just write down some key words, and it does seem to work.

If you could create a one room retreat just for yourself, what would be the most important sense to emphasize:  sight (bright natural light, dim light, etc.), hearing (silence, music, fountain, etc.), smell (candles, incense, etc), touch (wood, stone, soft fabrics, etc.), or taste (herbal tea, fresh fruit, etc.)?

This is a good question! It would have to smell, there is nothing worse than a horrible smell, it can be really off putting to me. Think about when you open your bin or your fridge and there is some kind of funky smell. I don’t know about anyone else but that instantly puts me off, it makes me instantly tense. A nice smell makes me feel relaxed and happy.

If you could interview one of your great-great-great grandparents, who would it be (if you know their name) and what would you ask?

My family on either side sound completely fascinating, I would love to interview my Great great great grandparents. I would honestly not know who to choose.

Christmas in July…Kinda

A few years ago, I was just a student and was not making much money, pretty much nothing. I was on, I think America and Europe call it Welfare. However, one of the bad thing about being on Welfare, I wasn’t always able to give the best Christmas presents.

Until one year, I came up with a solution and I’ve used it ever since, even now that I work. From the beginning of June, I put away an round amount every fortnight. So if my bank account had 232.57, I would put 32.57 dollars into my savings account, the day before I got “paid” my welfare.

Then from the end of July, I start to get little bits and pieces. I usually get three presents for my Mum, Dad and Brother…and if I’m dating someone I do the same thing. Two presents are usually something a little smaller and then one “big” one. One top of that, until last year I used to get a present for my very best friends and my mothers side have a ‘secret Santa’.

What do you do, are you a Christmas Eve shopper, do you plan ahead? How many of you write Christmas cards?

Christmas in July – Taste.com.au

Food Glorious Food!

Most random of thoughts I had last night while dinner was being made. There’s this particular meal I don’t really enjoy. By “not enjoying” I mean I just think the meal taste kind of bland. Just can’t seem to get the same taste of when we go out and eat stir fry.

However, whenever when we cook the food it has this incredible amazing smell that makes me so hungry.

Does anyone else have a food like that? Or a vice a versa, where it smells horrible but tastes amazing?

Share Your World…Week 26

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In a car would you rather drive or be a passenger?

I rather be a passenger mainly because I get sick in cars and I can feel free to move about and open/close windows, distract myself. However, being the drive means that I can drive where ever I want,lol.

If you were handed free opera tickets, would you go or sell them? Why?

It honestly depends on the opera, there are some that I do want to see.

Describe your own outlook on life in seven words or less. (NOTE:  does not necessarily have to be a sentence.)

Realist Idealist, one tablespoon of hippiness.

Which would you prefer:  a wild, turbulent life filled with joy, sorrow, passion, and adventure–intoxicating successes and stunning setbacks; or a contented bordering on happy, secure, predictable life surrounded by friends and family without such wide swings of fortune and mood?

The contented bordering on happy. Mainly because I feel like I have finally found this after a life of joy, sorrow, passion etc.

Winter Comfort Food!

It’s that time of the year where you suddenly your skinny jeans just don’t fit and you can just see that little tiny muffin top appearing and you have two choices eat that little bit of warm fudge or workout! Sometimes our best comfort foods are those that are really weird.

Take, for example, my favourite comfort Winter food that I only discovered a couple of years ago. I was so hungry and we didn’t have much to eat at the time (always the way two days before pay day). I had two options left for lunch, one was macaroni and cheese and two minute noodles. So I decided to put them together and it was one of the best things I have ever tasted! It was so good!

Taste.com.au – Comfort Food

Do any of you have any lovely Winter food combinations or just any yummy Winter foods?!

Who can pass up a chance to have a good hot chocolate! The site below has butterscotch hot chocolate and chilli hot chocolate (which I have only tried once below and it was spicy!).

Hot Chocolate recipes – Taste.com.au

Food…Yum Yum in the Tum Tum!

Food! Food Glorious Food! I have really enjoyed baking and cooking over the last few years (although if you asked my family they would tell you I don’t even know how to turn on the oven to begin with…I lived in America on and off for three years, what did they think I used to do? Order take out every night?) America is actually the place where I learnt to cook and I love them for that!

Apart from Pasta though I don’t really enjoy cooking dinner food persay. I LOVE to bake though! I love baking cookies and cakes and cupcakes. I love creating desserts. One thing I have never really been into “cooking” though was dips. I just never really even thought about creating my own dips before.

That is until now…

I went to a barbecue last weekend and I found the most amazing dip I have ever come across before! A corn relish dip! I spent the time eating the dip rather than the meat and the salads. So today I am attempting to make it today. Here is the recipe:

  • 250 gms corn relish
  • 220 gms cream cheese

Mix until well blended.

Simple right? The great thing about this recipe is that you can mix it up and change it around so you can add your own tastes…It is amazing!

Dreams…

Dreams are pretty magical things are they not? Well…sometimes they can be your worst nightmare. You can be in such an amazingly awesome place and then one night you’ll have a horrible dream or nightmare and it affects you for the whole day.

Not every thing Magical in this world is a good kind of Magic. There are bad witches, bad wizards, bad fairies and there are definitely bad dreams…or also known as “Nightmares”. As much as nightmares are truly horrible, they are also an essential part of dreaming. Sometimes (like the one I had last night) they can make you unaware of feelings or situations that you either don’t want to deal with or hadn’t realised that you need to deal with.

If you are like me, my dreams, whether they are good or bad, they tend to be really lucid. A lucid dream is where you can feel, touch and taste everything. It feels SO real that sometimes, in the first couple of minutes after you wake up you still think that it’s happening. I can’t even begin too tell you how many times I have woken up from dreams and they have stayed with me for days after. I even had a dream diary at one stage that I still have and read from time to time…I should really start one again…

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