#ITDR or In The Dressing Room.

So, I’ve been browsing around Youtube, watching different Fashion related videos and I landed on some “In the Dressing Room” (short: ITDR) videos from some Plus Size Vloggers. Basically in those videos, they show what they try on and how the things look on them, what they like or dislike about the things and whether they bought it or not.

Checking my picture folder on my phone, I realized that I take pictures in the Dressing Room while trying clothes on, so yeah, I thought that maybe I could share some of those pictures on here and getting back into Fashion on here.

Let’s go on that shopping trip together, now shall we?

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Music Monday: Daniela Andrade.

Daniela Andrade is a twenty-something Honduran-Canadian singer/songwriter, based in Edmonton, AB, Canada. I discovered her through her cover of “La Vie En Rose” by Edith Piaf, but I was mostly hooked by her incredible talent that is proven in her original songs. Her soft, sweet and wonderful voice, next to her smoothly playing the guitar, is what I enjoy the most because I personally believe that it takes a good amount of skill and natural talent to convince with a soft voice, whether with a strong and loud voice you can get messages across easier.

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Happy New Year 2015.

First things first (I’m the realest? No.) I wish you all a happy new year. This alone should include all the other wishes that come along with wishing someone for new years, since I am, quite frankly, a little too lazy to type it all out. I hope you don’t mind this too much, I still wish you all the happiness that you need.

Second, I spent New Year’s Eve at home with the family. It’s a tradition in my house and I never really minded it to begin with. But that doesn’t mean that we don’t dress up to look fancy to start the new year.

So, here’s my New Year’s Eve Outfit:

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Short Story Sunday: In Loving Memory…

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(First written in 2008, edited and handed in in 2010; the picture is from my Creative Writing Portfolio from 2010)

We were lying still. The thoughts were racing in our heads, unheard. It was a warm August night with an endless clear sky and uncountable bright stars. It was our favorite time together, lying down in the grass in our little garden listening to the sounds of nature by night, just sometimes interrupted by the noise of a distant car.

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Throw Back Christmas.

Christmas time is over. I had a cozy feast with my family, a lot (like really, a lot) of food, a lot of candies and a general nice ambiance. So before you now think that I will show you what I got for Christmas, it’s a no. My presents were very decent and nothing worth showing, I never wish for something and I am more of a giving person. (I just love giving presents to others!)

Despite my prior Christmas Outfit post from some days ago, I wore something completely different once the time came round. Unfortunately, I don’t have any pictures since I was really busy with preparations and helping out here and there and making my sisters’ hair and helping them to get dressed. Therefore I thought I could make a little “throw back” from two Christmas outfits that I wore in 2010 & 2011.

So let’s get started!

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Sharing is Caring: Kife(F)ight

Everyone who is into Video Games, listen up!

As a fellow Nerd although far more active in other domains and only occasionally indulges in a game of Tetris or Super Mario Bros (I used to be Pro in those games during my younger years…what happened to me!), I bring you this blog that you should visit with their matching Facebook group!

It is a blog run by a fellow Luxembourgish blogger: She is a fierce and pretty Gamer, she writes reviews about various games and tries to reach out to girls that are into Video Games as well.

Personally, I believe that it is a good initiative to gather Gamer-girls and create a means where you can exchange and express yourself, without having guys frown upon your activities.

So, if this has woken your interest, than click over to…

The Blog: http://knifeffight.wordpress.com/

The Facebook Group: https://www.facebook.com/groups/knifeffight/

Update.

In case you wondered why it is so quiet around here, well I’m currently preparing my finals and therefore have to sacrifice my time to studying =/

But I already have plans for when I am done next week and when I will be on Christmas holidays/break 😉 For example, there will be collaborations with other Luxembourgish bloggers, I will start a new (Fashion) advice section, I plan on sharing my own writing with you on here as well and other lovely things coming your way.

I just thought that I make sure that I haven’t abandoned the ship quite yet.

Until then, have a wonderful time.

Becky x

“Bruises fade but the pain remains the same.”

Dear Eye Rain Versez,

Where should I begin? First, I am in tears right now because of this monster of a Nanny and her cruel acts towards this helpless little human being (I didn’t even dare to watch the video!), because of your “Ode to the Babies I’ve never born”, because of your last paragraph and lastly because of all my siblings that I love to bits.

Let’s leave the devilish creature and her acts uncommented because I cannot find words to express my feelings towards such people and if I did, they probably have to be censored and because one fine day she will be punished for her actions.

Let’s combine your text and your last paragraph. When I was reading your Ode, I said to myself “I really want to be a mother, a good one too and these are all my fears of what I could do wrong!” and then I read the 1st sentence of the last paragraph. You understand me, that is exactly what is going through my mind! I cannot wait to have my own family and to be a mother, but the older I get the more fears and worries crawl up to me and tear on my conviction that I will be “just fine”. I had a brilliant teacher when it comes to being a mother and raising children: my own Mom. I often feel as if I don’t give her enough credit for what she is doing and for her unconditional love (because I know exactly what brat I can be at times!) I really hope that one day when the time has come that I can announce to my parents that they will be grandparents, that I will have the same strength, patience and love my Mom manages to bring up every single day for the dozen that we are. But yet again, worries is what makes a good mother. Even though I see the greatness of my own mother, she also has her moments of severe doubt and helplessness and fear, just like every mother. As long as you don’t drown in such thoughts and develop a self-hatred, you will always find a way out and see that there is room for improvement. And I believe that a smile on the face of your child, or just knowing that they are ok, healthy and secure, is totally worth it.
I cannot imagine what the parents of the abused child must go through now. They were supposed to be the kid’s heroes but they let the villain in their home and I am sure that the child will very quickly forgive them (since children too have an unconditional love towards their parents) and on the outside they will be fine, but inside there will always be this thought of failure and that they wronged their own child and self-hatred and fears of rejection by their child later in the years. There should be some psychological assistance for the child as well as the parents, just so that they can overcome this happening and find their faith in being a parent, even a good parent, again.

Regarding siblings, I am the oldest of 12 children, which is a lot: a lot of younger siblings, a lot of responsibility and a lot of love to share too. I am very protective when it comes to my siblings or my family in general! Like, you can say whatever you want about me but you say or touch or even glance wrongly at my family, I see red and turn into your worst nightmare! I love them and nobody is allowed to harm any of them! That is also how I ended up in detention (which is quite a deal in the Luxembourgish school system) because I (threatened to) punch(ed) a guy who dared to kick my brother. I stood up for my sister and confronted her bullies at her school, where the teachers failed to act their job. I am not scared of people, I am a healthy extroverted person and I can be very lovely and charming, but I can also be the boxing killer machine of an Amazon who is ready to draw blood if necessary. Of course in terms of how our society works, this is very much frowned upon, but I can honestly say that you better not cross me in going against my family, any of the 13 of them, because you will lose this battle!

My youngest sister is 4 years old and just entered Kindergarten. She and my youngest brother, who is 7 and in 2nd grade, miss me probably the most, since I moved out to do my exchange semester in the Netherlands. My Mom often tells me of how they draw pictures for me and how they talk about me. Through what I heard, I am their hero! I am an adult that drives a car, I go to university and study something they do not quite understand but know that it is somehow benefits them too in some way, I give awesome presents, I am a 2nd Mom to them and watch out for them and on top of that I am their Big Sister. I know that I often failed my siblings and that I wasn’t always the good sister that I wanted to be, that I could have been, and yet they all put all their trust and love in me, their small lives in my hands, no matter what. It is a responsibility I am gladly taking and I will do all that I can to keep my family safe and sound.
And although I saw them now over the weekend and I won’t admit it to anyone (even myself at times), I do miss them even though I love living on my own more than it’s good for me. So yeah, you really only know what you have once it’s gone.

This is my 2 cents on your post.

Much love,

Becky

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