The Girl on fire strickes again

I’ve been a little short on movie-watching last year and I’m starting to catch up. First, it was The Hobbit and yesterday was time for another big sequel: The Hunger Games: Catching fire.

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The premise of a Survivor style deathmatch where regular people have to fight to the death is very interesting. There’s so much potential for suspense, action, drama, betrayal, etc. And I was not disappointed in The Hunger Games: Catching fire. Sure, they left out a few moments from the book, but the visuals were fantastic and the cast was great with both old and new blood, including Woody Harrelson as Katniss and Peeta’s mentor, Sam Claflin as the charming Finnick Odair and Philip Seymour Hoffman as the imaginative new games master. Donald Sutherland returns as the villainous President Snow, his soft spoken exterior concealing his brutal nature.The weakest part for me is the attempted love triangle between Katniss, Peeta and Gale. It pales in comparison to the wider struggle of the story and is perhaps wisely downplayed. However, I enjoyed the arena and the new tributes immensely.

All in all, a great entertaining sequel. Can’t wait for the Mockingjay!

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My week on Instagram

Fashion dog..oops..I meant god

Fashion god

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Pongo shirt – a gift from my folks

Pongo

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Dotted

My creme brulee “cake”

My "cake"

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Flowers from Mom

Flowers from Mom

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Places I want to see Part 4

As my sweetes birhday gift is a plane ticket to London and I’m inclined on travelling a lot this year, I decided it’s time for one my “amazing spots” posts.

1. Singapore

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what a view

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fantasy forest

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looks the right kind of flashy

A good friend of mine once told me Singapore is the best place he’s ever been. Since then it’s totaly on my list. Dining, along with shopping, is said to be the country’s national pastime, so it sounds like my kind of place.

2. Spain

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Madrid

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Great beaches

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Barcelona

This sunny, colorfull, filled with historical and cultural monuments is a must. And they have Paella. No more words needed.

3. The Cook Islands

Little piece of heaven

Little piece of heaven

Great diving place

Great diving place

Close to nature

Close to nature

This island paradise will be the perfect start for my long wanted diving experience. I’d just love to see the 15 scatered between New Zealand and Hawaii islands.

4. Botswana

The Okavango delta

The Okavango delta

Magnificent

Magnificent

Serenity

Serenity

Most of this exotic country is covered by the Klahari desert, which makes it tha much more interesting. Seeing the Setswuana cutural traditions and going to a wildlife safari would be one of the highlights of life if I’m lucky eough to go Botswana.

No presents needed

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Tomorrow is my birthday and my family, my friends and my boyfriend have asked me what I want for quite some time. If I have to be honest, I’m quite content with what I have. Well, my own apartment would be great, but I don’t want to be gready. However, I already know what most of my presents will be. My parents are looking for a new car for me (yeeeeey), Martin bought us tickets for London in March (yeey again) and my friends would probably get me a Dixit game (yeeey for those weeknights we don’t know what to do). As this is more than I’ve wished for, I was just thinking how our wishes change with time. Five years ago all I wanted was to go study in the UK. And shoes. Always shoes. Now I could’ve gone without presents. Ok, maybe not without the car, but now I prefer to give some things myself. Give effort in my work, give love to the people that matter, give more walks to Milo, give more time for traveling, give more energy in my blog, give a part of my resources (be it money or time) to charity, give lots of laughs, give my apartment a good  clean 😀 What about you?

Not a Liebster award post

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Yesterday I found out I was nominated for a Liebster award by the satirical, sarcastic and super funny author of The Playground. For the record, I’m not a fan of the “blog award” thing. I was excited when I got my first one, but then I realized it’s more of a spam than a Pulitzer. However, I made a deal with my award-giver and I’m just going to answer the questions. The temptation was great, the questions – hilarious.

1.) Have you seen Alexader Skarsgård in True Blood, and if not, why not?

I have and I’ve drooled a lot because of his abs.

2.) Would you rather fight 100 duck size horses or 1 horse size duck? What’s your first plan of defense?

I’d take the horse size duck. I’d lure it with corn to the nearest lake. Because it’s as big as a horse it will simply drown. And now I’m sad 😦

3.) The olympics are just around the corner…besides the inevitable riots that will take place, what event are you most looking forward to?

Drinking beer and eating fries while watching.

4.) Have you ever danced with the devil in the pale moonlight?

Sure, every third Friday of the month.

5.) If you could have one food only, for the rest of your life, and it wouldn’t be bad for you or have any ill repercussions whatsoever, what would it be?

Pizza. Always pizza. Forever pizza.

6.) What is your own personal favorite piece that you have posted that didn’t get nearly enough attention the first time around, that you would like to take this opportunity to plug?

I would have to go with “Christopher Reeve: The true Man of steel”. I out a lot of work in this tribute and I think his story is truly inspiring.

7.) If you were a desert island, what book would you be? (Yup, you read that right…just trying to mix up a standard question and get your creative juices flowing).

I would be one of the Phoenix islands and the Harry Potter series will order me (lame pun, I know).

8.) Have you ever played with a Ouija board? Think it worked?

No, I’ve always wanted, though. The closest I’ve got is summoning the Queen of hearts and my head is still intact, so I hope the Ouija is more reliable 😀

9.) What’s the oddest job you’ve ever had… You know the one that you did because you were young and needed the money?

I did interviews for a marketing company. It doesn’t sound very odd but I had to do very strange researches like “Do people need libraries”, “How much money rich people are willing to spend on cars” and “What time people spend speaking on the phone” and I had to speak with even wierder people.

10.) What Star Wars character are you and why?

R2D2- I’m small, cute and witty.

 

I’d love to hear your thoughts on these great questions 🙂

My week on Instagram

I was at a friend’s birthday party and I decided it was time to vamp it up a little. This is my kit:

My amazing Grandpa clebrated his 85th birthday yesterday!

Badass Grandpa celebrating 85

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And as usual, Milo at his best

Damn that elephant

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Genius fashion advise

When in doubt about print and fabric mixing, just follow this amazing man’s guidance:

“Once you can accept the universe as matter expanding into nothing that is something, wearing stripes with plaid comes easy.”
― Albert Einstein

Or you could just wear him:

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Beautiful Bulgaria

Once upon a time, Bulgaria was a power to be reckoned with. Now, it’s one of the “developing”, meaning poorest, countries in the world. However, it still has one of the most beautiful nature landscapes and I’m happy I found photographs that capture it amazingly. It’s Bulgaria through the eyes of Pavel Pronin:

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                                                                           Melnik sand pyramids

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                                                                                     Tevno lake

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                                                                                    Sofia

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                                                                              Balkan Mountains

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                                                                             Tulenovo

You can see all his beautiful shots here: http://raskoll.com/

Musical Friday

A week ago a friend of mine was good enough to share her newest find: the students of a yankee named Aaron Okeefe. It appears he offer private music lessons in Cincinnati, OH for students between 8 to 18. And believe me, he is one hell of teacher judging by what his students can do!

Love that they’re performing super hard songs, they sound absolutely professional, the instrumental and vocal performance is equally great and they are covering different styles. And that Tool cover is just kick-ass! If I had a kid and it was talanted I’d have fly it right away to Mr. Okeefe 🙂

Hope you enjoy!