Summer Summary Vol. 01

August 23, 2015

Hi There!

Happy Sunday everyone! Dang, I am so sorry for the silence – I am absolutely overwhelmed by the fact that I need to give in my second master thesis in 5 weeks so whenever I have time to write, I desperately need to work on my thesis instead of blogging. Which makes me really sad as I have so many cool and crazy post ideas in my draft section!! However, I don’t want to publish anything half-assed so I rather don’t publish anything at all. I can’t wait to finish this hell of thesis writing so that I’ll have time for my most favorite hobby again!
To break the silence at least a bit, I thought I give you some general favorites of mine for a change – what I loved to watch, listen and sing to and where to spend my time for the past summer months.
Thoughts
Source: bekleidet
When you studied as much as I did abroad, you will be losing some friends along the road. I never really thought much about it but in the past weeks, I just realized that I lost many friends. Friends who didn’t contact me once now that I was settled into the new country. Friends, who made the biggest fuss about me leaving them behind and then I never heard from them again. Although I am not sad to lose these people (they don’t seem to be real friends anyway), the whole situation (having fewer people to turn to) gave me a lot to think about these past weeks.
Watch
I was talking about a colleague of mine about having nothing exciting to watch – she completely hooked me on Sense8, a netflix original series that has a very unique story line about 8 strangers whose identities connect through mysterious circumstances – a plus is that the series makes full use of the lgbt community and explores gender idenities at a deeper level than most other TV formats do. Very original and lots of action after the first 2-3 slower episodes, a big favorite of mine! (Oh and, gorgeous music all the way!)

Listen

I’m a big fan of The Vampire Diaries but when Spotify played me this song I had no idea that the singer was actually one of the actors, Michael Malarkey (Enzo)! I had no idea he had such a great voice, I only recognized him when looking at the images on Youtube. Love to listen to this when sitting on my balcony at night watching the stars when I cannot fall asleep.

This is the song that I always listen to when I take the bus to my morning shifts at 4 in the morning. I absolutely love the energy this song gives me when I have to work at a time where basically 95% of the city is still sleeping. Sia has been a long favorite of mine for 10 years or so.

New In
My boyfriend moved out of his family’s place when he was 19 – since then, his place hasn’t changed much. Since he is no big fan of interiors, our place looked quite clinical and cold for my taste. Now that I am back and officially moved in (although I lived in his place for years already.. but now my name is on the door too!) I am making it my objective to make this a more comfortable place with furry carpets and lighter colors! So on our recent trip to Ikea I got the classic looking Hemnes bookshelf and a beige colored furry rug.
I also finally received my first ever Tosowoong haul! So far I only used the propolis essence but I do like it a lot. Can’t wait to finish my COSRX AIO snail cream so that I can use the Super Aqua Cooling Gel <3
Drink
With me desperately awaiting the beginning of fall (did I mention that I am not a summer child yet..`?) I am spicing my daily latte with either pumpkin or a lot of maple syrup! I can’t wait for the fall promotion to start at my workpace so I can enjoy all the autumn flavors again! Yes, I know it’s still summer but I don’t care for 35ยฐC, I want my maple. Now. (I also started buying scarves… I have a problem.)


Enjoy
Sense8 Season 1, Episode 2 – wedding dinner, no spoilers! Usually not a fan of Indian music or Bollywood-esque things, but this scene gives me chills and a good feeling whenever I watch it. It’s been my mood lifter on crappy days.

I hope I will be up to speed soon with finishing my thesis and having more time for my blog again! Thank you everyone for your supportive messages and for believing in me ๐Ÿ™‚ Enjoy your weekend! xx

Lots of love,

Sam

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