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lunes, 1 de diciembre de 2014

NaNoWriMo 2014

For those who don't know. November was National Novel Writing Month. A global event that takes place during the month of November every year in which writers strive to write 50,000 words in only 30 days.

I did participate this year even when I had my Statistic final the 27th of November. Crazy, right?

Well... Lets just say I did not reach the 50,000 word count for the month.




Even with this chart I feel like I won. I have accomplish something that I did not accomplished before in my life. I wrote stories and took them out of my head.

I did not feel like the month was a waste of time at all. I have learned so much about the writer's worlds and my own worlds as a persona trying to write stories.

I feel like now I just need to sit back and outline better the two stories that I put on paper and didn't follow during the month. And also I will keep writing the Fanfiction that took over my world and it's sucking the life out of me but I am enjoying writing it so much that I will not stop.

What NaNoWriMo has left me this year?

  • A stand alone storie outlined and with a few lines written already.
  • A probably longer story that I outlined basically and have a few ideas down already to start writing it.
  • A fanfiction outlined until the middle of it and writen chapters for almost half of that outline already.
  • Knowledge that I can't go and try to write a novel without sitting and thinking very hard about what I want to write and how to aproach it.
  • For me, outlining a little bit from beginning to end before starting to write the story helps A LOT.
  • I write more in English that I do in Spanish. I don't know why this is but I can be more inspired if I write in English, maybe because I think the stories and the characters voices speak to me in English.

I will be trying this again in 2015?

The answer to that it's simple: HELL YEAH!

miércoles, 5 de noviembre de 2014

Mis Whatsapp con Mamá - Book Review

I come today with a little different kind of blog post and I hope you... My silent readers... If you are out there of course... You should be out there, right? *start to panick*

Ok... Ok... Enough with that over reaction on my part, of course you are out there! I am not insane!

Today I bring to you a Book Review because I read this book and I love it so much and I think all of you should read it too so you can laugh and love it too :)


Tittle: Mis whatsapp con mamá

Original Tittle: Avec Maman

Author: Alban Orsini

Editorial: Grijalbo

Pages: 384

Price (Spanish Version): 17,29 US$

Price (French Version): 18,71 US$



This book it's in Spanish but I think there is an English version *looks for it* Nop, not yet, sorry English people... but there is a French version on Amazon, and also a Catalán version if I am not crazy *looks all around her and then gets closer to the readers* I will tell you a little secret... but shhhhhh don't tell anybody else... If you look for it on Google you can find it in .epub format in Spanish.

Synopsis
"CijkiopplypM'po" is the first whatsapp a mother sends her son with her new smartphone. Just started on new technologies and excited about the ease of breaking into the daily live of her offspring, learn to handle the new phone at the expense of the patient boy.
 
My whatsapp with Mom is a hilarious story of a mother and child through the messages exchanged with mobile phone. A modern, emotional, and above all, very funny novel, which tells of the bond between parents and children and generation gaps.


My Opinion / Review
How on earth did I found this book? Well... I don't even remember and it was this past few days, Monday at the least. We were talking about my mother getting a new phone and wich one she should be getting and all that *smiles* Between us, she still confuses Whatsapp with Facebook sometime, but that is not here nor there.

The point is I don't remember but as soon as I saw that tittle and the picture I set myself to get it, one way or the other... And today I did! *nods* Yes, I got it today and read it in an hour, tops. It has 384 pages but it's a light and easy reading because each page is a picture of a phone with the conversation like you where reading from Whatsapp itself.

I could not stop laughing the entire book... Not the end of course but the conversations are so true and I could not, also, compare with what it will be when my mom get her phone with whatsapp soon. If with a cheap regular phone she is anoying, can you imagine what it will be?

Anyway... This is a very light reading, fast, realistic, simple, easy to read and with a great message at the end. No plot to unravel, no complicated characters, nothing. If you are looking for a good time, fun and moments that will trigger memories of situations with you mom, giggles between pages and series of nodding because you agree or have been in a similar situation, this is the book for you.

jueves, 23 de octubre de 2014

Did you know I do tarot readings?

Yes, sometimes I do Tarot Readings *smiles* I don't talk too much about it or make videos about this because I don't consider myself such a good tarot reader to do this for other people, and also because I have a highly respect about Divination.

To be even more honest with you, I don't do a reading except it's absolutely necesary for me to have the imput of my babies *smile bigger* Yes, I do talk to my cards when I'm shuffling them for the reading.

Yesterday I had a very paranoic feeling and at the same time, the more I thought about it, the more I believed I was right with my ideas. So today at 1:03 am, I took my babies out of their box and started shuffling and talking to them *keep smiling* Yeah, I may be a little crazy but it works for me so...

My reading was very interesting, at least for myself and I will explain why in this post for those who are interested. I made the decision of a quick 3 card reading, like a Yes or No kind of answer. The upright cards where Yes and the reversed cards where No, but as usual my babies have more to me than just a simple answer. The question I kept asking my cards was: ¿There is someone blocking me of finishing university?

FIRST CARD

My first card was The Moon, reversed, which will mean No according to my idea, but also have a very interesting thing to say about my question. The first thing I thought when I saw her was: Things are not always what they look like.

The Moon Reversed: Casting off veils and seeing what is behind scenes. Making sure that things get broken: lies, spells, illusions, glamorours and things. Someone could be reveild for whatever they are doing. You need to actually accept the truth when it's given to you. You might have to call somebody out on their on lie. Play close attention of what is going on behind scenes, but also pay attention to closing down veils, make sure you can see farther and more accurately by getting past the boundaries you or somebody else may have put up to obstruct you.

SECOND CARD


Seven of Cups: Lack of sense of direction, too many opportunities to choose from and not feeling safe or comfortable with any of them. The big threat here is that you can only choose one so choose wisely. Too many things going on with your life right know and you don't know what to give priority to. If you don't feel like you are not ready to make a decision right now, don't. You are not pressure to deal with this right now, but you can't let it stew forever. Diligently look at everything, reorganize and re-prioritize. Yes, do not rush to make a commitment you don't fully trust of feel secure in but at the same time do not entertain new ideas over and over again. You are piling more and more stuff in your plate and it's making you look like a flake. Warning: You try to do more at this time and you will be misplassing your priorities.

THIRD CARD
Death: Natural ending cycle. A situation will be coming to an end. All that it's needed, it's to be able to move forward confidently when it happens. Severing ties. You need to be able to embrace more change and transition as the times goes on. This may not be at the right time according to your personal schedule, but this is kind of irrelevant sometimes when it comes to the universe. So make room and get ready, because as soon it's over, good stuff it's going to happen. Make sure you embrace change as it happens in your life, stay in step with that change. Breaking down, deciding to lament it's only going to make the pain last longer. And the pain it's not as bad as you think, it's only your own shock.

ADVICE CARD

Five of Pentacles Reversed: Quite a positive card in every capacity except emotions. Help, assistance, courage and recovery, but there is a possibility for dependency. Could indicate a situation that it's improving rather swiftly. Help that you have asked it's being given. A codependent relationship could be forming or involved with you, be sure this is only temporary. Give second chance, but know when to stop giving second chances as well. It's your job to help others but make sure they also have the material and capacity to help themselves once they realize how to solve this problems.

I took my own result about this reading and I am pretty sure you did too *nods* Good... Because they, as usual, nail it with their meanings and insides. This always surprise me but at the same time I get this strong surge of power that I adore; and makes every reading special.

The cards meaning I got them from Niko at:
Practical Tarot Tutor 

Disclaimer: The pictures are from the Steampunk Tarot Deck that I look on Google Images.

martes, 21 de octubre de 2014

To hell with everything?


lunes, 20 de octubre de 2014

Notes/Wallet Combo - Review

This is the little (chubby) fauxdori that I'm using as my notebook and wallet combo for *thinks for a few seconds* almost a week now...




I made a great setup of this and it's working like a charm. I do love that the plastic pocket that I slide in there can holds not only money but also tickets and stuff, which it's really handy.

What can I say about this setup? Well...

I have really enjoy how easy it is to take it out of my bag to pay for things and also how light weight it is, because if I carrie all my other planner stuff or even a bigger wallet, it would be heavy and my shoulder would get hurt because of it.

Also allows me to take it everywhere I go, no matter where it is, because I can just throw it in my bag with my phone and mp3 player and go. Sit in a park, take it out and write or even on the bus, which is not easy, let me tell you that, but I could do it if I wanted or need it too.

I know I have my money in that little thing, but it's in the back pocket and it doesn't even show, so there's no problem at all to take it out, people think it's just a notebook or journal, nothing worth taking from you :D

miércoles, 15 de octubre de 2014

VlogTober Catch Up :)

Vlogtober Catch Up :)
 







Blogtober... What happend??

You may be asking between each other, what happend with the Blogtober post? Well... How can I explain this in a way that can be understand by all? *scratch her chin* I know... I simply didn't want to make them anymore *smile like the cheshire cat*

The hole point was to blog every single day, you could say... But let me ask you this: Why prepare a blog post if you don't want to follow the prompts given to you for this?

So what I will do is make a blog post from here forward about any idea I got in my head that day *smile* Today for example I want to talk about Midori Traveler's Notebooks and my obsesion with getting a Trifold from Jonelifish.
https://www.etsy.com/shop/Jonelifish

Honestly, I want that Midori Trifold Journal *sigh deeply* But I already have a regular size brown gorgeous original Midori that my Boo gifted to me, and don't get me wrong, I adore that thing but looking at this I can't stop thinking that it would be amazing in my hands *stick her tongue out just a second, like a child*

What makes things worst it's that I already name this Trifold and that makes me want it even more, which it's not good, not good at all... *sigh again* When I get stuff into my head, ideas that I want something, I often end up getting it or just ignoring the idea completely and a great example would be that last night I was on the Barnes and Noble website wanting to buy Piccadilly Notebooks for my Midori *roll her eyes* Like I didn't have enough handmade ones...

I need to fight with this urge to press that bottom and get that Trifold in my hands because really... I don't NEED to pay more that XX dollars on a leather trifold, right? *sigh* But i WANT to, and there lays the problem, because technicaly I can, I have the money but it would be like my binders, I have 6 (if I don't remember incorrectly) and I not even using one well enough...

In total honesty I have:
1 Full size Original Midori
1 Full size leather Midori
1 Handmade full size fauxdori
1 Field Notes size leather Midori
1 Handmade pocket size leather Midori
1 Handmade pocket size fauxfori

So... I ask you... I really need to pay XX amount of dollars for another Midori?

jueves, 9 de octubre de 2014

BlogTober #07

Another late post, short because I am tired so I am doing this very late, which it's note your fault but yeah... for tomorrows post I will tell you more :)

7. How you cheer yourself up
Hmmm *thinks* usually I listen to some music... Lately I have been more into The Pretty Reckless and Halestorm *smile big time* Oh yeah... those two are amazing...

Blogtober #06

This is going to be a very late post *laugh out loud* but I will make it anyway because I want to answer to all the question of this month Blogtober, even if I didn't post this day on the day that it has to be.
6. Favourite article of clothing or jewelry

Pretty easy don't you think? This is my most favourite jewelry lately. I've use it on me for more than a month and it's perfect. I feel good using it arround my neck even for the trips to the mall.

domingo, 5 de octubre de 2014

BlogTober #05

So you know the basic rutine already? *looks around* Yeah, I thought so... and you are such a fast learners!

5. Favourite Time of the Year
This is going to be one of my easy ones... Between October and November, because it's more windy than other times of the year and takes my mind to memories that I treasure and want to go back in time to get them more often even.

The rain it's not my favourite element in the picture but the windy days and if... just if the rain catches me off guard it's also very much memory land for me... Of course I need to take shelter so I don't end up completely wet but, oh well...

Can some of you tell me your favourite time of the year? I would love to know :)

Blogtober #04

Today it has been a very not relaxing day I guess... Lots of work at the office and also at home... But I want to keep up with this month challenge so here we go... next prompt says...

4. Someone you idolize

I thought about this all day almost and I notice I don't have anyone I idolize in reality, not even an actor or actress or singer... The truth is that I do not do that anymore, I believe in the quote down:


I know it's not the most possitive quote or thought ever but I know for experience that it's true in most situations. Sorry if someone feels bad for my words but let me explain where I come from and of course this not apply to all things.

I used to see my aunt as my idol. I didn't wanted to be single all my life like she was but at the end I realize that she was a strong and independent person that did what she wanted to because nobody could dictate her life. But the times she let me down and I let her down... they were too many and last time it happend we even didn't have time to get back to normal grounds before she died.

So no, I don't idolize nobody... I can't shut myself off completely but usually I expect some things from people but try to remember that maybe, just maybe, things not always will be like I want them to be...

sábado, 4 de octubre de 2014

BlogTober #03

Another day and it's sooooo good to be in October *big smile and read the next blog prompt for the challenge and frown* Oooooook... favorite quote, that it's a complicated one because I have so many in mind right now and so I do in my planner too... hmmmmm...


This was one of the best quotes I had ever seen months ago, that was the reason I printed a version of it and put it in my planner and still is in it to this day *scratch her chin* So...


What is your favourite quote at this moment in time??

Tell me in the comments :)


jueves, 2 de octubre de 2014

Blogtober #02

The second day of October, how are you all people? *smile* I am good even with all the things happening in my life at this time of the month...

You may not know, if you didn't saw my video yesterday or the one I will put up today and the link down below... I am quiting my job and my last day will be next Wednesday so I have a ton of work to do and people to say goodbye too and pictures to take and all that jazz so...

Should I continue? *looks around and since nobody said NO, she continues* Yes, I will...


2. Favourite place or city that you have been to
This make me think a little bit because it's not like I have been far away from home... I could say that my favourite place was a place I have been only for a few hours a few years ago. It was inside my country but it was at a company that one of my cousins used to work at. Very country like, a lot of trees, very little technology, it had this very natural looking and feeling air and the witch in me was in love!

Again a video with this blog post *big smile*

miércoles, 1 de octubre de 2014

BlogTober #01

Welcome this incredible month that I like so much! *bows her head for a few seconds while she said that and then look at everybody* Ejem... So... Welcomed to you too readers of this oh so simple blog *smile*

October it's finally here and I didn't want it to let it pass me by just because in my country we don't make a big deal about Halloween. That does not mean I don't enjoy it *wiggle her eyebrows* It's a very wicked time of the year in did.

Going back to the point... I didn't want this month to pass me by so I decided to look online to see what could I do to remember October 2014 and I came upon this *points to the picture down there*


I came across this in two blogs:

So basically I am doing a Blog every day, answering this prompts... And I am starting Today!

1. About you:
Name: Elizabeth, Lizzie, Eli, Patty, Trisha
Age: 28
Location: Currently in my room
Occupation: Student of sorts
Fav Shows: Hmmm... shows? *thinks* Let me see... I love CSI Miami, CSI New York, NCIS, Criminal Minds and Vampire Diaries... even tho I don't watch a lot of TV lately
5 Facts About You: I have dye hair, I love the rain, I wanted to be a writter when I grew up, I am a nice person, and I live with my parents still
Recent Photo:
Better yet... I will leave you a video *big smile* untill tomorrow! *waves bye-bye*

domingo, 3 de agosto de 2014

#OneBookJuly2014 - Wrap up!

*Looking at the calendar* Hmmm... what day it is? hmmm August 3rd... *Double look at the calendar* AUGUST 3RD! What the F! happend to July!!

Welcome again to another one of my crazy post so... This is my wrap up for the #One Book July 2014 Challenge that Miss Vicky, Rhomany and Carie so kindly put on so others like myself could follow and see if we were able to stay in one book for a hole month...

Of course the rules were: one book, one pen for one month... Pretty easy right? Well... people are very creative and I myself end up using my Midori Traveler's Notebook with 5 inserts on it for the month of July. I had a List insert, a Work insert, a Me insert, a Journal insert and a Fauxbonichi insert... xD

What I liked about this challenge?
  • The Midori, even if I was using the regular size, it's very light weight in comparison with my Metropol Filofax in personal size, adding to that my coins purse and a pocket or regular faudori that I used to keep with me most of the time.
  • All in one book... meaning that I could have work, journal, lists, anything in just ONE midori, not like with my Filofax because I never end up getting along with my setup, I always end up changing something in it.
  • The ability of taking my Work insert out and keeping the rest in my bag was fantastic! My boss it's a little too noisy for her own good and I hate it when she used to pick my Metropol and flip my pages and questioning me about my personal stuff that I have in there. Because I have all in one anyway.
  • The size of the pages it's bigger than personal size Filofax and for me was better for my work setup and personaly I liked how it looks.
  • I also could use it like a semi wallet because my paper money fits in one pocket on the back of the Midori or I could make some pockets of folders and use that to put the money in. The only thing that I can't put in it, money speaking, was coins.

What I didn't like about this challenge?
  • The lack of room to write in my Fauxbonichi, but that was my own fault because I pre-make the pages to have just one page per day and set it up that way.
  • In my work setup I made it so, that I had a week on a page with notes in the other, but at the end of the month I have my notes for every day. That didn't work as I thought it would. The first days was good but then I didn't keep it up with the notes and lost a lot that I need it to put down... I waited too long to write stuff down there.
  • No color! I have so many pencils and pens of different styles and not being able to use them, even when I don't use them much, was a big problem for me that I solved printing some pictures sometimes.
  • The challenge said one book so when I put my inserts in the Midori I bow that I would not add any other insert, I could take out but not put in... That end up being a problem, not being able to acomodate my needs to write that came after...

What I learned from this challenge?
  • I can actually live and use just ONE book... In this case a Midori but not a Filofax.
  • The reason why I have so much trouble with my Filofax was that the rings where always in the way and I end up taking the pages out to write on them, but with the Midori there is no rings and I just take the Work insert, for example, out and have all the other stuff in my bag, not bothering me at all.
  • I really am bad at keeping track of my money in paper, the reason being that I have the bad habit of not writing the purchase down at the moment. I wait to long or lie to myself telling me that I will remember at the end of the day, wich rarely happens.
  • I'm not a list maker... Not at this time at least...
  • Sometimes I need to push myself to write on a journal. I tend to think to much about what and how I am going to put things or thoughts on paper and most times than not, I end up not writing down what I wanted to and keeping thoughts in my brain instead of the journal.


If this detail in writing wasn't enough... I have a video of almost 30 minutes here for you xD

Also have a flip of my Fauxbonichi with music on Flipagram... Flip of my Fauxbonichi

Thank you all for reading my blogs and going with us on this journey!

Until the next blog post :D

lunes, 14 de julio de 2014

#One Book July 2014 - Week 2 Update

Two weeks since this crazy challenge started... Two weeks with only one book and one pen... And...


I'm Still Alive!!!

Two weeks already? *look at the calendar at the bottom of the screen* H*ly sh!t it's almost the midle of the month already!! *sigh* Well... I better leave my "work thoughts" aside to make this update already...

So... let me tell you...I F#ck!ng LOVE the Midori Traveler's Notebook, Regular Size... In the name of total honesty here I have to say that I agree with Rory from Rori's Rant on Youtube: I don't think my personal size Filofax will feel the same after a month in this Notebook... And I can tell you with more and more certanty that I don't even know if I want to go back to personal size ring binder *holds her hands up* Wait... wait... don't kill me yet... just listen/read... *take some deep breaths* First of all I still will have my A5 Fusion that I use for more inside stuff that I will show you some day. Second, even though I love the fact that I can change pages, in and out, of a Filofax, there relays my problem... In the Midori I have to deal with the fact that I made a mistake, corrected or draw on top of it, or something... In the Filofax it's: It doesn't look pretty, so I take it out and replace it... *sigh* So you see... the more pages I don't like, the more I replace and that keeps me from going forward in my planning and stuff...

I also realize that I have a SERIOUS problem with writting in the moment, why? I always think that I will have time to put it onto paper but I forget or just say I will do it later... soon... two or three days later I still haven't done it! *big sigh* And the worst of it, is that I do it on my work section of the planner, in the notes to be more exactly... when I'm suppose to write stuff that happend every day so I can refered back to it when my boss ask about them.

The faux bonichi part of the journey has been fun untill now. I have no complains what so ever and I'm actually pretty pleased with myself that I have been writting on it every night before bed or every morning when I get up... even if it is to draw something or add a memory or a quote... I have even started to draw!! wich is a HUGE thing since I don't draw much, at all... even though I like it...

 The only down that I see it's, and I'm sure most of you will agree with me, it's the one pen situation. For work it's great! But for the other parts not so much, because I want color... I can't say I miss it because I haven't use it much, but the fact that I don't have the chance to take some color pencils or something and paint my drawings drives me a little mad... BUT, at the same time I like how neat my pages look in my fauxbonichi.

Withought more works I will live some pictures (sorry for the ones that are at the side but I don't know how to change that) and a video... ENJOY... :D













My Youtube Update Video

lunes, 7 de julio de 2014

#One Book July 2014 - Week 1 Update

One week since this crazy challenge started... One week with one book and one pen... And...
I'm still alive!! YEAH!!

To be honest it's been a week that I thought I wasn't going to be able to make a good work with what I got but at the end I can asure you that my 5 inserts that I choose to put in my full size midori (I know it's not a tinny planner but for work I need the space) are plenty for my needs.

I won't lie... I have my moments when I want another midori, maybe a smaller size for this or the other, or even my slim flex Filofax will work for my ideas but then I remember that I have plenty of space in my full size and that I am doing a fucking challenge... So I stop, breath and go on with my life :D

Here I will live some pictures of my pages... Have in your minds that I am also trying to journal ones a day or at least a page a day, a faux hobonichi it's one of my inserts for this July 2014. For private and responsability reasons I won't be showing you my work insert, just because as we all know they may containt stuff that I can't show...

Here comes the pictures...












If you pay close attention, you can notice that I spilt some soda onto my faux bonichi page for yesterday but I did covered it up pretty well, didn't I? LOL

It's not hard if you can control yourself, to use one book... The hard part for me it's the ONE PEN thing, because I have so many coloring pens that I could use and I'm not using them... And I need to remind myself of that a lot of times during the days and nights...

My Youtube Update Video...



So... How are you doing?? Did you participate??

Leave a comment if you want, join us in this July Mad Challenge LOL

#OneBookJuly2014

martes, 1 de julio de 2014

#OneBookJuly2014 Challenge


So... Hello again *wave here hand in a greating way* It's been a while and I am glad to be back again with you all here in this pretty blog of mine *smile*

You may be asking yourself... "what it's all this One Book July stuff??" well... I can explain a little bit...

It's a challenge that this pretty ladies got in their heads and it's simple, like the name said: One book, one pen, one month... Crazy? Maybe but it's a very good challenge and for me it's already very interesting, making me use my creativity more than I'm used to *LOL*

Without so much more talking... Here I left my setup for this month of July 2014... Enjoy!!!