♥ New Year Bucket list for 2015 ♥

Sunday, 28 December 2014

Hey everyone! 
I hope you all had a great festive holiday during these past few days! I still have another weeks holiday to enjoy before the near year officially begins, so during this time I hope I'll be able to get some well deserved rest after this hell of a long year. 
Because the year is finally coming to an end, I wanted to do a sort of new year resolutions post. There is only 3/4 days (depending on where you live) left of 2014, so I'm making a list of things that I really need to achieve during the year 2015. So much has happened this year that has literally changed my life and I've had to adapt to different things really quickly for better or worse. Because of this, there are a lot of things that I started lacking in, lots of opportunities missed, friends lost, and time wasted, so hopefully by writing this I will be able to get my head into gear for the upcoming year, and give myself a head start. 

Be more Organized. One thing that I used to be able to say a few years back was that I was easily the most organized person in my class. After leaving Secondary (aka, High School) I became really lazy and messy and it's started to affect my classes, lectures and coursework in college, my blog, even my health (when I forget to take my pills or inhaler etc). I need to invest in a Lists book and Planner for 2015 before the year begins and actually try to follow through with it. 

Stop Procrastinating so much! This goes hand in hand with the first resolution. I need to stop slacking off and get things done. I've got to stop this cycle of not doing work and then avoiding classes to not get into trouble just because I wanted to spend "5 minutes" playing games and watching anime/nexflix for 5 hours straight. Don't start it tomorrow, start it today. Don't start it later, start it now. 

Get a job. I need to stop asking my parents for money all the time. 2015 is the year where I turn 18, and as we all know, the older you get the more expensive the things you want are, so I need to find myself a job if I want to buy pretty things that I want, treat my mother to a spa day, or save up just in case of emergencies. 

Be more confident in myself. The students at my college are in the same boat as me, my friends and family won't judge me, and I shouldn't care about what anyone else thinks of me. If I want to wear something a little revealing, it shouldn't matter to anyone else, If I want to dye my hair pink, that shouldn't matter to others either. 

"True confidence leaves no room for jealousy. When you know you are great, you have no reason to hate" - Nicki Minaj

Appreciate my body more because i'm stuck with it for the rest of my life. I need to stop complaining about my imperfections and start doing something about it. I need to look at the things I love about my body and appreciate it, flaunt it. My body does so much more than I realize to keep me alive and healthy. I need to start being grateful that my body is free from deadly diseases and mental illnesses, and try to help my body stay healthy so I can live long enough to enjoy life to the fullest.

Achieve the grades I know I'm capable of getting. This year I finished my GCSE's, and while I passed everything, I felt like I still could have done better, I knew I could but I didn't and I regret that so much. This year I'm doing my Alevels so I need to pick up the slack and get the grades I want. That may mean having to hold back on doing the things I love but I care about my grades enough to sacrifice a few things. As long as I find a balance between working and having fun, it should be fine. 

Reach my body goals. In my previous resolutions I talked about being confident and doing something about my imperfections. Some of my body imperfections is that I don't like the amount of fat on my thighs and stomach. I don't want to be extra skinny and have a thigh gap (not that there is anything wrong with that), but I do want my thighs and stomach to be toned because right now I don't feel 100% confident with my body. I'll need to plan a work out rota and manage my meals properly to achieve this goal. 

Try to be more positive. I guess this is more of a hope that a resolution. This year has been one of the worst for me unfortunately, so I was pretty much upset, negative, or angry through 80% of the year. I want to make sure that I can minimize the amount of bad days I have by getting rid of the things that make me sad, so that I can be more positive throughout the year.

 "No matter how hard your life is, you are your own architect, No one can stop you" - Kim Jaejoong

Try not to regret anything. I've regretted so many things that have or haven't happened this year, whether it was because of me, because of others, or just an inevitable unfortunate event, and to be honest it's sad looking back at all the things I wish I could "undo". During 2015 I don't want to get into any situations that would leave me regretting it. I don't want to sit there wishing I took an offer that may or may not have changed my life. Hopefully the next year will be filled with more "I'm glad I did this" moments and not "I should have done this" moments. 

Learn to say YES and NO. There have been many times where I have been offered to go out somewhere or do something and I go with the wrong decision every time. If someone invites me to go to the arcade when I have a 3000 word essay due in a few days, say NO. I can go out with them some other time. If my friends invite me to a outing that includes people I don't know, say YES. It will be nice meeting new people and I could make new friends who may change my life. 

Believe in myself. If I don't believe in myself my life is as good as dead. If I don't believe in myself, how will I be able to convince others to believe in me? I need to follow my dreams endlessly while holding my ground and not giving in to what the haters say. I have so much to life for and so much more to achieve. If I'm not motivated now when will I ever be? 

"Hope is a dream that never sleeps" - Yuzuru Hanyu

Know where my loyalties lie. Countless times this year I have tried to get in with the "cool groups" by doing things to make them happy, but I got no love in return. I realized that most of the people I spoke to only talked to me when I started the conversation. If I didn't message then in 3 weeks, I wouldn't speak to them for three weeks. 2015 is where it stops. I need to stop trying to make people who don't care about me happy, and only make time for people who make time for me. 

Approach people more. This goes in with the confidence thing to be totally honest. I've missed out on so many potential friendships and relationships because I found it hard to approach people. I need to stop thinking that people are out to get me and just as questions when I'm lost, or speak to someone who looks lonely. If people were out to get me, they would have done it by now. 

 Love myself more. I need to value myself more before I can even ask for everyone else to value my life. It will be hard, but I know I can love my self eventually, and hopefully 2015 will be the year where I become 100% happy with who I am. Once that happens, I can move forward wholeheartedly. 

"You have to be able to love yourself because that's when things fall into place." - Vanessa Hudgens

Eat as much fruit as I drink water. One of my best friends got my into drinking more water during secondary school, and since then I've always drank 6-8 glasses or 3 bottles worth of water each day, the recommended amount worldwide. Unfortunately, other than the occasional banana or strawberry,  I rarely eat fruit, and I think I'm lacking fruit in my diet the most, so next year I'm going to try my hardest to eat more fruit. I won't attempt 5 a day straight away but if I go slowly, I should be eating 5 a day regularly by june! 

Take lots of photo's! I didn't take as many photo's as I did in 2013 which is a shame because in the middle of all the bad times there were a few great events that happened this year, and I didn't get to capture the moment. One thing that will become an essential in my bag is my camera, so that I can capture every part of 2014 that makes me smile.

Trust in my instincts and first choices. Gone are the days where I go with the second option despite my first option being the right choice. I've lost far too many games on solitaire because I made a wrong move that put a halt to my next one. I've wasted time being nice to girls who I had bad hunches about, who all ended up being snobs. My first thought and choice is usually the right one.

Just do it! I need to stop thinking about what could go wrong and well.. just do it. Nike can explain it better for me haha. 

"Quit making excuses, putting it off, complaining about it, dreaming about it, whining about it, crying about it. Believing you can't, worrying if you can. Waiting until you're older, skinner, richer, braver, or all around better. Suck it up. Hold on tight. Say a Prayer. Make a Plan. If you want to do it, Just do it." -  


That's it for my bucket list! It was a lot longer than I expected so If you're still reading this, thank you! 2014 is on its way out and I'm super excited to see what the next year has to offer! If all goes well I will be able to tick all of these resolutions off my list by the end of the year.

What is your most important new years resolution? I would love to hear it! 

Minae's life 08 ♥ 18th, 19th and 20th! (Picture Heavy)

Monday, 22 December 2014

Day 18! - Last minute Christmas shopping! 
Today I had to drag myself out of bed a few hours before college started because I had yet to buy christmas presents for my friends, so I quickly showered and ate before putting some clothes on and went out to Westfield. I went into LUSH, Paper Chase, Urban Outfitters and Primark to get presents for my friends, I can't say or post photo's of what I got exactly because my friends read this blog so they might figure out what present is for who xD 

Day 19! - College's Winter Festival! 
This day was a lot of fun, from the moment I woke up till the moment I went to sleep, it was super fun! I had to get up at 7:00am to make it into college at 9:00 because me being the form rep of my class and part of the student council, I had to get in half an hour earlier that the rest of the students to talk about the college's start next year, and set up for the winter fest which officially started at 10:00am. 

My form class decided to have a nightmare before christmas theme, while focusing more on the christmassy part of it xD We did have to make it a little scary, so me being the form rep, I took one for the team, and had to wear a freaky mask, so I ended looking like this an utter plonker haha! After my forms part was over, I went around with my friends to see some people's performances, eat some food and watch a few of my friends go into a chicken competition xD
 I wasn't able to wear my christmas outfit either which was a bummer, but I had a super fun time! 

Day 20th! - Gbemi's birthday outing! 

This was a outing that I was looking forward to for a while! I was able to meet up with friends who I haven't seen in so so long, and celebrate my good friends birthday ^.^ 
I met up with Hebe who I had not seen in months~~ and we waited for about an hour for Gbemi to show up, after she got here we decided to take a little walk around the small streets hidden in between oxford street. We ended up passing Liberty and Carnaby street which was pretty cool xD

After we went to a turkish cafe called Kaveh Dunyasi. It's a really popular cafe so we had to wait about 10-30 minutes before we could be seated. Once we were finally seated we ordered our drinks went on to talk about various stuff, which is the norm for us three. I love hanging out with them in cafes because on minute we could be talking about politics and equality, and the next we can be laughing about cats xD

I really recommend this cafe to you all so If you have the time to stop by there, you should!

 Address: 3, 200 Piccadilly, London W1J 9HU
Hours:· 7:30 am – 10:00 pm

After about an hour of talking in the cafe, we decided that it was time for us to get some food, so we made our way down to get some food. We met up with a few more of our friends to eat at Yori, a korean restaurant, then we cut the cake! Soon after we made our way down to the Kareoke place and sung a few songs~ 

We then made our way down to a Bar to chill out for a bit before heading to the club. We ended up seeing a few other friends and had a really fun time ^.^ 

And that concludes a really condensed version of what went on in my life for the last few days~ I am actually still very exhausted from it all so I'm looking forward to getting some well earned sleep....after the next few days of partying before and after Christmas, and new years .. xD

Hopefully I'll be able to get some more posts in later, but for now, see you all later~ 

Minae's Christmas Wishlist!

Thursday, 18 December 2014

I said to look out for tomorrow's post, but I didn't write one! Im sorry~ 
I've been having a bit of trouble with my anxiety, due to college and a few other personal situations.. so I was trying to figure things out for a while and get my mind of everything..

I'm better (kinda) now and ready to post for today

With only 8 days left until Christmas I figured I may as well post my own Christmas Wishlist! My mum usually tells me to make up a Christmas list that I give to her, so that she knows what I would like to get (of things along the lines of what I wanted), so here is some of the things I put on there!

♥ Creamy Mami Figurine ♥ Tamagotchi ♥ Final Fantasy X/X-2 HD Remastered ♥ Candy Pop Polaroid Film ♥
♥ Baymax Plushie ♥ Cardcaptor Sakura Omnibus 2 ♥ Too Faced Brush Set ♥ Hyorin Love & Hate Album ♥
♥ Messi Argentina Shirt ♥ Etude House Lip Tint ♥ Hugo Boss Ma Vie Pour Femme Purfume ♥
♥ Hatsune Miku Project Diva F-2 ♥ Victoria's Secret Pure Seduction Set ♥

That's it! I hope I get all of them but I would be grateful if I was to only receive one of these things! 
This post took a lot of time to write up because I got my nails done so it's difficult to type with them being so long XD

Thanks for reading! 

Decorating the tree!

Monday, 15 December 2014

Hello little lights! 

There is only 11 days left until Christmas! Usually as a yearly tradition , 12 days before Christmas, my family put up our Christmas tree. This year however, my dad lost a part of our tree (we have a fake tree) so I couldn't get it put up yesterday. We were able to get it put up today though, so here are some photo's for you all! 

                                  Before                                                                 After: With and Without flash                                    

The tree still needs a few more lights at the bottom, and there are still a bunch more presents to be put underneath the tree, so it's still unfinished, but I'm super happy with the result! 
The rest of the house (including the front of the houses lights) is still under construction, so you'll have to wait until that's done before I can show it to you all, but it shouldn't be too long! 

I'll keep you all updated on the finishing touches throughout next week! 

Wan't to know something horrible? 

I still haven't finished buying Christmas presents! 
I need to do it during the week so it get to my friends in time for Christmas~ 

Bye, until tomorrow~! 

That lonely feeling...

Sunday, 14 December 2014

I'm siting on my bed watching Tonari no Kaibutsu Kun for the 30th time this month, wondering why Shizuku doesn't tell Haru that she loves him just as much as he loves her, and thinking about how I'd kill to have someone love me (romantically) and treat me like Haru does to her. Maybe it's because I'm bitter about still being single, or maybe that I'm a hopeless romantic, but it's understandable for me to think this way, right? Right?! 

 December is usually the time where I start to see the people around me go from friends to couples. It's nearing Winter, so people are taking the chance to grab the guy or girl that they call their boy/girlfriend to snuggle with under a blanket as they share each others warmth. 
There are two people in my sociology who recently became a couple, they're so cute together~ 
Then there is my friend who mentioned that she may or may not be getting with a guy she liked~ 
And another one of my friends recently got engaged! 

Love is truly in the air ~ 
But it feels kind of lonesome for me..
I love being single, because it means I don't have to feel like I'm responsible for anyone other than myself, but sometimes I think, it would be nice if I could have that one special someone to snuggle under the blankets with while watching Christmas films this December, or to have someone who I can go on dates with to the south bank Christmas market, or to just play video games together while its raining~ It's really random, but I've been having this type of feeling recently.. 

I like the idea of being in a relationship so I can do really cute things like that, but when someone shows any sort of romantic gesture to me, I avoid them for a while because I'm too shy to do press further haha! I truly am hopeless. xD

Until I can overcome that awkward part of me, I'll wait for my Haru to come greet me >.< 

Minae's life 07 ♥ Two days in One

Friday, 12 December 2014

Hello all~ 
Today was National Christmas Jumper day! 
I would upload a photo of my jumper, but my phone is downstairs and I'm too lazy to get it~ 
I'll post it soon though, I promise! 

It feels like I've had two days in one. That's because I have really... I've been up since Wednesday morning, meaning two whole days without sleep. I don't know why, I just didn't feel tired.. So I stayed up and carried on the next day as usual. 

I went into college and had two hours of Sociology. It was quiet fun, my teacher put my class into groups and we had to act out different scenarios based on certain topics. I'm not great at acting, so I wrote the script instead ^^ 
After that we had to watch a video on domestic abuse in relationships.. It was really heartbreaking because I never realized it was such a common thing until today, so it made me have a different outlook on the world (as every sociology lesson does to me xD). From now on, If I see anything suspicious, I'll try my best to help the person, because you never know what situation they may be in. It would be so shit for them to have to be in a abusive relationship on such a festive holiday.
Readers, If you have any lovers, treat them well okay?! 

After I got home I decided to play with my cats until they got bored, then I watched some anime! I've been behind on Autumn anime by three weeks so I had to catch up on a lot of them. So far I've caught up on; 

Yuuki Yuuna wa Yuusha de Aru
Ore no Furo Jijou
Inou Battle wa Nichijou kei no Naka de
Fairy Tail
Sword Art Online
Sailor Moon
Sora no Method

The recent episode Yuuki Yuuna made me incredibly sad... If you haven't watched it yet, please do. It's a Maigcal Girl anime with a twist haha~ 

Sorry this was such a short post, but I'm extremely tired so I'm going to sleep now! Goodnight readers ~ 

11 questions about Christmas! ♥

Hey readers! 

If you haven't noticed, I changed the style of my blog posts. It's based more on Lifestyle now, as I don't really talk about fashion and beauty that much. Although I will still post about those topics from time to time, I mostly just blabber about things people aren't interested in. 
You're all welcome to join my nation of magical girls ^_^ 

This blog post will be 11 questions that I frequently get during the holiday season from followers on tumblr and friends, so let's get to it! 

1) What is your favorite Christmas Tradition? 
My favorite tradition would have to be where my mother allows me and my sister (and my kittens) to open up one of our Christmas presents on the night of Christmas Eve. During that time we usually sit having hot chocolate, while watching a corny Christmas film. I always get that feeling of "Christmas is finally here!" during this time. It feels so festive~

2) Items you absolutely cannot live without during Winter? 
I would say the basic essentials for winter. It gets super cold in the UK from November, and by December we start seeing the temperature going down to below -2 degrees. I usually always carry around the following~ 

  • Lip Balm: Because there is no way I'm allowing my lips to get chapped lmao 
  • My Red Inhaler: I usually always carry my Blue inhaler throughout the year, but my asthma gets really bad during the winter so just taking a little jog down the road for a few seconds makes my airwaves shrink. I need to use this everyday throughout winter so I can stay alive be able to go about my day without problems :3 
  • Gloves, Mittens, Scarf and Hat: This is just basic equipment for the winter. If you don't wear these things in the UK during these months you might actually die, its that cold. 
  • Whipped cream: My hot drinks never taste the same without it during the cold nights~ 
  • Muffins: I don't know what to say about this one other than..., I'm British. 

3) 1 thing you like about Christmas?
Everyone seems a lot more nicer during this time of month. It's as if the festivities just lightens up the mood. I love walking into a local cafe and seeing everyone being so jolly, or going to a super market and seeing someone do something nice to a person they don't know, or just hearing someone saying "Merry Christmas" with a smile on their face. I wish people were happy like this all year round... 

4) 1 thing you dislike about Christmas?

The lack of Christmas lights. This is kind of a touchy subject... England is dominantly a christian country, so I always grew up seeing lots of Christmas lights during December. I live in London which has become very multicultural, so there aren't many people who celebrate Christmas or get into the festive spirit. *Note that I respect everyone's religions and views and I'm by no means judging anyone. It would be nice to see more lights up like when I was younger, but times change~ 

5) When do you open your presents? 

The morning of Christmas day! I find it weird when people tell me they open their presents on Christmas Eve. I open only one on Christmas eve, but not all of them. My mum says we have to have something to look forward to in the morning xD 

6) Have you ever had a White Christmas?
Unfortunately not. I think the weather is really mean to the UK during Christmas... One December a few years back, it snowed from the 22nd to the 24th, so everyone was certain we would have a white Chritsmas, but on the 25th, the snow had melted, and the snowfall had ceased, so we were once again left with a dry but cold Christmas haha. 
Please mother nature, LET IT SNOW ON CHRISTMAS DAY! 

7) Fake or Real Christmas tree? 
All my life I've had a fake Christmas tree, but my mum said that she used to have a real one when she lived with her family, and she's actually thinking of having a real one this year! I don't know if I would like it, because real tree's are messy right? My kittens will play around with it and create a huge mess! 

8) One Christmas movie you watch every year during December? 
My mum always find this on TV instead of me so I can't actually remember the name of the film and I've never bothered to ask her, but it's about a guy who is determined to be able to see his Christmas lights from space! He has a neighbor who cannot stand the lights and tries to get rid of them, which makes the two neighbors fight, much to the discontent of their families. If anyone knows the name of the film, please let me know. 

9) Favorite Christmas song? 
Mindy Gledhill - Little soldier. I literally have no words for this amazing song. Reminds me of when I was little. I love it a lot! Go listen to it! 

10) When do you put up the Christmas Tree?
On the second Saturday of December which is in two days time, so you guys will be able to see my tree soon! 

11) Have you ever kissed someone under a mistletoe, if so who? 
I almost did haha, but we're both too shy... I've never told anyone who it was with and I don't think I ever will. We're still great friends though~

That's it for today~ ! 

Stocking Filler Ideas (for Magical Girls) ♥

Thursday, 11 December 2014

 Hey Everyone! 
This post is coming to you all quite late, because I was watching Home Alone 3 and Family Guy with my mum and forgot to post this! But no worries, I think It's still the 10th in America xD

Stocking Filler Idea's for Magical Girls! 

That's all for today! Sorry it was so short, but I hope this gives you a good idea of what you could get your friends who may secretly be magical girls too! 
I was wondering if I should make one like this but for guys.. Not sure if its a good idea or not >.<

By the way, did you know that there is a Home Alone 4 and 5?! I didn't!

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