DUBAI// Mini Travel Diary + Haul

all this stuff literally happened two or three weeks ago and i finally got around to writing about it now. typical.

HELLO INTERNET WANDERERS!!!

On November 24th, around Thanksgiving time, it was my parents’ anniversary so we all went to Dubai. I didn’t take as many pictures there as I usually do and was only there for three-ish days so I didn’t really have enough content to make a whole travel diary like I usually do. I also bought some stuff from there on Black Friday but didn’t buy enough to post a haul either so here I am, combining the two into one Dubai themed post!

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November Reads//I’M FINALLY BACK!!!

I didn’t disappear for a month pfft whattttt

HELLO INTERNET WANDERERS!!!

So um I may have kind of sort of not blogged. for a month. BUT in my defense, I was super busy and didn’t have too much time. A plus side of not blogging though, was that I got a lot of reading in! And most of the books I read this month were really good so here I am! I’m super excited about doing more book blogging since one of my greatest talents in fangirling and this provides a great opportunity to do so! 😂😂

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The Fall Book Tag!

This is going to completely throw of my aesthetic but WHATEVER **sobs in corner**

HELLO INTERNET WANDERERS!!!

So I recently not so recently saw this tag on Jasmine’s blog Life of A Simple Reader (which you should DEFINITELY check out) and thought this would be a great way to get into autumn! It certainly doesn’t feel like fall where I’m currently living so hopefully this will get me more into the spirit of FALL!Read More »

The Never Ending List of Fandom Struggles

When they move on but you weren’t ready to #Long Live Dani Snot on Fire. I still haven’t gotten over that tbh

HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!

So I realized I haven’t complained about anything wrote more of a humorous post in a while so here we are! Everything is kind of short though cuz my parents need this computer really badly and I had like 30 minutes to just kind of throw this together. I am writing this beforehand (it’s currently Sunday the 15th)  because we are going on vacation tomorrow and probably won’t be back until Saturday. So if we get back super late on Saturday I won’t be posting on Saturday and may just not post that weekend if I’m really tired or whatver. Idk, we’ll see. Anyways here are just a few of the fandom struggles that all fangirls/fanboys experience!

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My School Morning Routine AKA pretending to be a beauty blogger

Getting myself out of bed every morning at 5:30 is literally one of my greatest accomplishments 😂😂😂

HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!

Before we begin, sorry I haven’t posted in a while! I’ve had a really busy past week with lots of school work and didn’t really have much time to blog! But I’m back now so YAYYYYY! Anyways, I’m not a beauty blogger, incase you couldn’t tell. In fact, I’m pretty far from being one. That being said, I do love watching beauty guru videos and reading beauty bloggers’ posts. Some of my favorites, are room tours, hauls, and routines. I honestly don’t know why but I really just love reading/watching these types of things and just calming down as I live vicariously through your fashion sense since I clearly don’t have one.

On the other hand, I also love Liza/Lily type videos/posts and enjoy writing those as well. This blog is turning out to kind of be a mix of humorous/rant posts and beauty(ish) posts. While I was writing this though, I realized I can’t actually write anything without my sarcasm shining through at least a little bit so this is probably going to be a little different from your typical beauty guru post 😂😂 Not that I am a beauty guru. I’m just trying to make that point very clear. 😂😂 Anyways, today I thought I would share with you guys my school morning routine!

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The Blogger Recognition Award!!! ^-^

yayyyyyy this is such an honor excuse to procrastinate on homework

HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!

So I just got nominated for the BLOGGER RECOGNITION AWARD!!!! Thank you to the wonderful Rain from The Withering for nominating me for this award! If you haven’t heard of her blog already, go check it out! It’s super cool and 100% Anna-approved. Which is apparently a thing now😂😂😂 So ya let’s just get started then!!! 😀

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✨ Give a brief story of how your blog started. 

Alright well y’all about to be BORED. Basically, my humanities teacher last year who was great but unfortunately moved away over summer, kept encouraging me to start a blog cause he really liked my writing. So I did. End of story. 😂😂😂 But actually though, I started this blog in March or so but was really inconsistent like I would post 15 times one month and then disappear for three. So then in July I got my act together for a while and then left, and then last month I came back again and I’m still here (hopefully forever)! Literally my posting schedule on this blog was like Justin Bieber and Selena Gomez’s relationship. Although I probably won’t stop blogging forever 😂😂

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✨ Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers. 

uhhmmmm I feel like actually doing something for once so I’ll give you guys THREE pieces of advice 😄

Don’t get discouraged There are a lot of bloggers on here who get hundreds of followers after just a month or so of blogging, and then there’s me, with around 30 after 5+ months of blogging. Just because you’re getting success a lot slower than others, doesn’t mean you’re not good at blogging or that you have a terrible blog. Don’t feel discouraged by these types of things and give up. Keep interacting with other blogs and posting regularly and I’m sure you’ll get to your goal!

Interact– This has got to be one of the most important parts to blogging. Honestly, the amount of time you interact with other blogs/bloggers matters as much as the time and effort you put into your blog posts. Comment on posts and befriend bloggers, you’ll make a lot of great friends and you’ll most likely gain a few followers for your blog!

Post regularly– Don’t do what I did. Post regularly. If you have some sudden inspiration and write 50 blog posts in one day, great! Expect don’t post them all at once. Space them out and don’t just spontaneously leave the blogging community for months at a time. Your stats will definitely go down hill if you do that.

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✨My Official-ish Nominations! ✨

Is that 15 people yet??? ……. noopeee.. ok gosh I don’t even think I know this many people 😂😂😂

Alright i just divided into my reader to find a list of blogs I follow so here we are =)

I can’t wait to read all of your guys’ posts! ❤︎

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Rules:

– Thank the blogger who nominated you and provide a link to their blog.
– Write a post to show your award.
– Give a brief story of how your blog started.
– Give two pieces of advice to new bloggers.
– Select 15 other bloggers you want to give this award to.
– Comment on each blog and let them know you have nominated them and provide the link to the post you created.

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Alright so that is all I have for you guys today! I am not posting every Sunday now, but instead posting twice a week, probably on Wednesdays and Saturdays. I probably will end up breaking the schedule but shhhh, no one needs to know that 😉 Thank you again to the wonderful and amazing Rain for nominating me for this award!!! 😊 Oh and I don’t know if you saw but I’m asking a random question to you guys every time I post in order to get to know you better so today, comment down below whether you’re a dog or cat person. ❓🐶 🐱❓I’m definitely a dog person. I just feel like most cats want to scratch my eyeballs out and feast on my pain and misery 😂😂 No, I am not over reacting 😂😂

‘kay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

anna signoff


Meme of the Day:

These are extremely random and have nothing to do with anything sorry guys 😂 😂

September Wrap Up! + MAJOR life updates

This is my first ever monthly wrap up sort of thing and YAYYY I’m super exciteddd!!! 😊

when you can’t think of an intro and have to just stall for a paragraph =) 

HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!

September just flew by! Two months of school are already over like WHAT!?! One quarter of after school activities and sports is already over and I’m just sitting here like SLOW. THE HELL DOWN. This school year is just going to go by so fast just like all the others and it’s such an overwhelming and melancholic feeling!

✨Anyways, here is my overview of  September!!! ✨

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BLOGGING

I’ve got 23 followers so far thank you so much!!! I know these numbers sound pretty small but this means so much to me and you won’t believe how encouraging and motivating this is! ❤︎ 😊 ❤︎

My Stats (which I will make a humongous deal out of even though my numbers are tiny 😂) :

Views: 53

Visitors: 34

Likes: 14

Comments: 20

Mostly, I’m just really happy that I’ve started blogging again! I was really inconsistent with my posting through August and the beginning of September but I’m slowly starting to fall into a schedule of posting every week which is great! This month, I only posted twice but -again- I’m getting there =) Make sure you check out September’s posts!

Goal:

Get 30 followers by next month. I think if I keep posting regularly, I should be able to get there 😃

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Struggles of Having Glasses – Part 2!

shameless self promo 😂

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Get To Know Me Tag!!!

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FAVORITES

Books: September wasn’t the best month for me when it came to books, but I did read a few good ones!

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The Song Of Achilles was probably my favorite book that I read this month. It was such a great take on the Iliad. This Greek myth tells the story of Patroclus and Achilles and the tragedy and injustice and love and just everything in their life and OMG IT WAS SOO GOODDDDDD!!!! 💓 Like I don’t even want to say anything else cause I’m afraid that I’ll give away the whole book ☺️ You should definitely check this out on GoodReads and read it. Or else. I will find you. And I will kill you. jk but actually though tell me if you’ve read this book so that we can (hopefully) fangirl over it together! 😄😄😄 Anyways, great book!!!!

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I was at a bookstore trying to get my friend a birthday present and ended up buying Girl Online for myself instead 😄 This was definitely more of a light read compared to The Song of Achilles, but I still loved it! I generally love Zoe Sugg but this just made me love her even more! Overall, I loved this book! 💖

I think I’m overusing the word love 😂😂😂

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Finding Audrey was another great book that somehow took a mental disorder and turned it into a more lighthearted subject – in a good way of course! 😀 This book was incredibly sweet, genuine, and hilarious and I really loved it! I recommend it to anyone who likes unicorns and sparkles. So basically everyone.

YouTube:

One of my friends showed me this YouTube series called Chicken Girls from Brat (this channel that posts web series) and I’ve been watching it this month! It’s great since the episodes are only 5-10 minutes long so it’s not like I’m wasting too much time on a 40 minute long Good Witch episode on Netflix (which btw, is great but like I DON’T HAVE THAT KIND OF TIME). So far there have only been 4 episodes and I believe they’re posted every Tuesday?? But ya here’s the first episode =)

Annie LeBlanc and Hayden Summerall (who actually act in Chicken Girls and were dating for a while I think) sang this cover to “Little Do You Know” by Alex and Sierra and I FELL IN LOVE WITH IT!!!! 💖💖

Another video I loved this month was Ryan Higa’s The Truth Behind Trump video. His conspiracy theories are HILARIOUS =)

I don’t even know what to say about this. Danny boy has blessed us all with another video 😂😂

I discovered Kurt Hugo Schneider a few months ago and have been LOVING his creative covers ever since! This one is a mashup of 20 Ed Sheeran and Taylor Swift songs!

Ok I’m not even going to try and choose a Superwoman or Liza video. Like I physically can’t.

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ACHIEVMENTS

Alright so I’m just going to be reflecting on my goals from a list I made a while ago!

  • I have been practicing violin pretty consistently so YAYYY
  • I haven’t been procastinating on YouTube as much, and my overall watch time has decreased by a lot which is also great
  • I’M POSTING MORE YAYYYY
  • I went to a leadership seminar, and a birthday party, AND a dance. Plus, I’m going to another dance this Friday 😊

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GOALS

I know this part is a little random and most of it doesn’t make sense but this is just for me so that I can hopefully do something this month 😀

  • Get 30 followers on my blog
  • Read 20 books in October (this month I read 13) 📚
  • Post 5 times
  • Go to table tennis
  • Play the Gavotte at the original speed 🎻
  • Play through the whole Lady Gaga thing
  • Have a total of 10 pages on any story ✏

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NEWS

I’M MOVING!  I’m going to be moving back to my old home either this December or next summer and although I will get to see my old friends, to be honest, I’m really sad since I’M GOING TO MISS MY FRIENDS HERE SOO MUCHHHH! 😞 I’ve kind of drifted away from all of my old friends and I’ve heard that it’s harder to step back into an old friend circle than go into a completely new one so I’m kind of nervous and sad but I’ve still got a lot of time and I’m sure everything will sort itself out. 💖

SCHOOL TRIP! Every year, my school has a trip that each grade goes on. Last year, we got to bathe elephants, go on hikes, visit some rural villages, and a bunch of other stuff. This year, we’re going to be ziplining over this huge river, going on day long hikes, camping by this river, and SO MUCH MORE! It’s a week long trip and I’m SO EXCITED! 😀 There’s no technology allowed on the trip and we will be going on a train to the place, which is 7-8 hours away. I won’t be able to post during that trip but it’s towards the end of October  and I’ll try and schedule some posts for when I’m gone! I’m slightly nervous but this trip is literally the highlight of the whole year. You form so many new friendships and create so many new memories and experiences!💖 💖💖 Anyhoo, I will be posting about what I’m taking with me and all that, and when I get back, I’ll use some of the pictures our teachers take and make another travel diary out of it!

SPIRIT WEEK! Spirit week is a huge deal in my school (and most other American schools 😂😂). This week, we’re hosting the first sports meet thing and schools from around the country will be coming to ours to compete in a soccer tournament. This Friday will be our school spirit day with huge pep rallies and all, and then the following week will be spirit week with Pajama Day, Twin Day, etc. I’m super excited about that!!

TABLE TENNIS! I never thought I’d say this. So my school recently had Parent Teacher Conferences and my PE teacher was telling me and my mom how I’m in the top 4 strongest girls in our PE class (I honestly don’t know 😂😂). I’m not sure if this is because I’m strong or because I have a really weak PE class. So my PE teacher also happens to be the coach of the table tennis team which competes with the other schools in the country. (This weekend we’re competing in soccer at our school, but in December, there will be a tournament for table tennis and badminton in another school.) And somehow, she and my mom think it’ll be a great idea for me to try out for the team ?? 😂 So ya I guess I’m doing table tennis now 😂

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So that is it for today! Let me know if you liked this longer post and what your favorite books/videos this month were! Also, what’s your favorite flavor of ice cream?🍨Mine’s peanut butter fudge! I realized I barely know you guys so now every time I post, I’m going to be asking an EXTREMELY random question! 😄

‘kay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

-Anna ❤


Meme of The Day:

these arent even memes anymore😂😂😂
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The Struggles of Having Glasses – Part 2

I LITERALLY ALMOST TURNED BLIND.

HELLO, INTERNET WANDERERS!

Before I even begin, LIFE UPDATE: I went to that party thing I was telling you guys about in last Sunday’s post and omg it was so worth going even though I felt deaf and blind and couldn’t see color properly for an hour afterwards 😂😂😂 The party was happening on my friend’s rooftop and the DJ was legit blasting music so that you could hear it from around a block away. There were also huge lights shining everywhere into everyones faces and there was just light EVERYWHERE. It was crazy and I (surprisingly) knew around half the people there so it wasn’t too bad. The best part was probably when they played It’s Everyday Bro and literally everyone started screaming the lyrics to it. For some unknown reason, I know the lyrics too which I hadn’t actually realized until they played the song 😂😂 So ya overall I had a great time and didn’t die of awkwardness so YAY ME!

Anyways, a while before this, some unfortunate events happened with my glasses and I realized that a part 2 to my original The Struggles of Having Glasses post was needed so here we are! If you haven’t read the first part already, GO DO THAT NOW. OR YOU WILL REGRET IT. =) On that note, here are some more struggles you will face if you have glasses!

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Humidity

This has got to be one of tHe mOST AnNoyINg ThiNGS EvER.  I live in a very humid place. And every single time I step outside from an AC car or room or building, my glasses fog up. This is especially a problem when I’m walking out of a mall or something into the crazy traffic and I can’t see a single thing because my glasses have decided to fog up. Someone help.

Rain

This is a lot like the humidity problem, except this time, it’s the rain. I love rain. I love running in the rain, swimming in the rain, walking in the rain; I love practically EVERYTHING about rain. Only problem is that the raindrops fall on my glasses, again, practically blinding me. So if you ever meet me IRL and it’s raining, my head is going to be facing directly downwards in order to avoid getting water on them 😂😂

3D Glasses

Whenever I go to the movies to see something 3D, and I need to put those glasses on top of my regular ones 😂 I look like such an idiot omg someone help 😂😂

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I need your shirt

^– Yup I couldn’t think of anything else to call this ^-^. But it’s pretty much exactly what it says. The number of times I have asked people for their shirt because I’m not wearing the right type of fabric to clean my glasses with is slightly concerning. Whenever my glasses get wet or fogged up or even just blurry for that matter, I have to go looking for the perfect type of shirt because I’m too lazy to carry around a case and proper fabric with me. Often times, I’m not wearing the right type of shirt in which case the person sitting next to me will stare at me like I’m a physcopath I am one btw as I use the edge of their shirt to clean my glasses 😂

Looselessnessless idk what im doing anymore ^-^

When I’m in PE and planking or doing pushups or just anywhere where I’m in a situation looking down, my glasses will start to fall off. And I’m pretty sure this only happens cuz the side of my glasses are loose and I need to fix them or whatever, but IT’S SO ANNOYING.

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Eye-Stabbing

Alright children. Sit yourselves down cuz it’s freakin’ story time with Anna and her dysfunctional glasses. Essentailly, my glasses almost stabbed my eye out. And no, I’m not exagarating. Basically I was in PE -of course- and me and this other dude on my team who we will call Dora, were on defense. This is other dude, called Bob from the other team, was running into our territory so me and Dora started sprinting as in HARDCORE DONT YOU DARE TRY AND OVERTHROW OUR EMPIRE BOB sprinting and we’re both closing in on Bob from 2 different angles. I’m preparing myself to veer right as soon as we tag Bob and then Dora can also veer left and everything will be fine, right? No. Turns out, I calculated wrong and after we got Bob, Dora and I ended up banging the sides of our heads together. Now when that happened, my glasses somehow managed to dig into my head, right underneath my eyebrow and a little above my eye. But I didn’t know that at the time so I sat down for 3 seconds, saw that Dora was an in idiot and couldn’t handle defense on his own, and got up to go join the game again. After we lost  (miserably) my best friend comes up to me to ask if I’m ok and kind of just stares at me for a second before saying, “Your bleeding.” Obviously, I thought she was joking cuz those are the types of friends I have but she seemed pretty serious so I went to look in the mirror and yup, I’m bleeding. As in almost my entire eyebrow is covered in blood and now it’s starting to trickle onto my eyelid. I don’t understand how no one noticed this while we were wrapping up the game, but long story short, my glasses had made a deep cut into my skin and if it had been a tiny bit deeper, I would have needed stitches. And if my glasses had cut me a little bit lower, I would have had some serious eye damage. So yes, my glasses are not just annoying, they are out to freakin’ kill me.

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Hopefully, you guys have all learnt from my mistakes and will stay away from glasses =) Sooo that’s pretty much it for today. I’ve realized that posting every Sunday and Thursday is a tad bit ambitious right now since I’m so incredibly lazy I have a lot of stuff going on at the moment, but I am trying to post every Sunday!

‘kay byeeeeeeeeeeeeee!!!!!

-Anna ❤


Meme of the Day:

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