Saturday, 25 October 2014

Color, color, color!

Hi everyone!

The other day, my two best friends and I did the Color Run! It is a charity event where you run - or walk, like us- for 5ks, and colour gets thrown at you and all that fun stuff. It's been dubbed 'the happiest 5k on the planet' and I will vouch for that completely.
You begin the day looking fresh as a daisy, all pretty in white:

And then, you get colourful!

At the end, there's a crazy mosh pit with super loud music and stuff. It's not my scene, so I stayed out and took some awesome photos while my friends got even more coloured. (That's why in pictures above I look like I have nothing on me)

Basically, this is just a fabulous day out with a group of friends or family, and even though you end up with purple boogas, it's all worth it.

P.S I used 'color' in the title as it is an American charity event. I am Australian though, which is why majority of the post uses 'colour'

Saturday, 18 October 2014

Heartache On The Big Screen

Hi everyone!

The other day, like many One Direction fans around the world, I went and saw the One Direction Where We Are Concert Movie at the cinema. Holy freaking moly. It's been at least a week now and I am still not over it.
Before I get onto that though, I have to tell you a bit about the leadup. I got into the spirit of things by reading my One Direction books and listening to all their albums.We had a bit of a shop around the plaza before we saw the movie, and let me tell you, One Direction was EVERYWHERE. I'm not even kidding, every shop we walked into was playing You & I. It was insane. So I walked into that cinema absolutely pumped.
The movie began with an interview, which I believe was exclusive to the cinema viewings. So that was cool. But, I have to mention: they talked about Australia for at least a minute. Eeee! They said they would live here if it wasn't so far away, which how freaking cool.
But then we got onto the actual concert and it was everything I dreamed it to be and more. It was just so so so fantastic. (Not gonna lie, I did cry)
The atmosphere in there was so great and it was just lovely. My only complaint: where the hecka's was Better Than Words? I literally waited the whole movie and it wasn't there!
Ah well, I guess we can't have everything and the churros on the way home certainly made up for it.

P.S I apologise for the blatant use of a 5SOS song in the title
P.P.S Have you seen the set list for 'Four' 1D's new album? It sounds like it is going to be incredible.

Monday, 6 October 2014

Book Review: All The Truth That's In Me

All the Truth That's in Me by Julie Berry is not a book that I ever thought I would choose to read, let alone enjoy. However, from the get-go this book had me intrigued.
I'm not sure what initially drew me in, perhaps it was the ominous title and fading face of the young girl. No matter what sparked my interest, the way it was written kept me reading. It's a book in second person! I have never ever read a book written like this, so I had to give it a crack.
What I found inside was an enthralling, haunting, and absolutely devastating story. The book is centered around a young girl, Judith, and what her life was like once she returned home from being kidnapped.She had been missing for two years only to return home with her tongue cut out. It is such a powerful and poetic story in that it addresses the inequalities between men and women and what it truly means to have no say. Judith, cannot, by no choice, speak her mind and she is found as a sinner in the eyes of her village, because she has no tongue and was kidnapped. She's disfigured. But what was interesting was that her brother was also disfigured but the way they are treated is so so different and it just illustrates how badly women actually are treated. One quote in particular stood out to me: "And what rules of economy dictate that a boy without a foot is more whole than a girl without a tongue?"
Perhaps an even more powerful a message was the idea of being truly silenced, to have no opinion or voice. Judith not being able to talk, accompanied with her story shows what truly happens when someone, particularly a woman, is accused and not able to have a voice.
This book was suspenseful, it was beautiful. It showed you that not everyone is totally good, and the "bad guys" aren't always bad. Julie Berry has created something so haunting and thought-provoking that I was left blown away.
Honestly, if you can handle a darker themed book, you must read this.

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

Busy, busy holidays

Hi everyone!

It is finally school holidays, and the summer weather is arriving. In other words, life is pretty great right now and luckily I've been able to spend much of it with my good friends.
In one of the last weeks of school, exam block, we, the seniors, are not actually needed at school unless we have an exam on. (I only had two, woohoo!) So, one lunch time when both Alice, my best friend, and I had no lunch and were starving, we decided to walk into town. Originally, the plan was to get some unexciting fingerbuns from Woolies, but then it happened. I had an epiphany: Husk and Honey.
For those of you who are unfortunate enough to not have this, it is a beautiful little cafe' that makes the most amazing food, most of it gluten free.
This is what we got (which was absolutely delicious):

haloumi and lentils (alice)

quinoa and roast veggies (mine)

The other night, Alice and I also went out to dinner with some school friends as the Italian exchange student was leaving in only a few days. It was sort of a farewell of sorts, and she will be missed greatly. In the end, we went out to this lovely Italian place, Via Italia, down near the beach and it was just a lovely evening. Unfortunately, literally the only photo I took was of my lemon, lime, and bitters. So sorry, no photos!

look, warm weather
And then, being the little socialite I have been lately, I went to the movies! Holy freaking moly, I saw The Maze Runner and it was so so so good. Of course, I read the book beforehand so I knew exactly what was happening, but still. I think it shows how good a movie is when you can watch it, having read the book and knowing the storyline, but still jump, and freakout, and cry, and sit on the very edge of your seat.
Basically: 10/10, highly recommend.

A little extra, so the photo makes sense:
I was sick of the posters on my wall, so I completely redid it the other day, and that is just under half of the final result. It looks freaking amazing.
Sorry for this very boring update, hope you enjoy it anyway.