My holiday and its grand mediocre-ness

So as of the 10th of December , I have been on my summer holiday ,the one that’s filled with sunshine and romances and new adventures and other stuff that only happens on TV so when real life comes around  you’re awfully disappointed by what you get.

 

Now ideally I would like to be jetting off to some foreign land and experiencing a different culture , but alas life does tend to have other plans for us mere mortals and so this long overdue post will chronicle all the mediocre-ness thus far as promised.

With the festive season in full bloom and malls filled to the brim with eager consumers , as well as the impending threat from Eskom to leave us in total darkness , I opted to mainly staying at home being a hermit , it is indeed what I do best. However easy being home all day , lounging around in pj’s without a whim may seem , it can become increasingly difficult to find constructive means of entertainment , and so like many others I got up and prepared myself to do some marathoning , I needed the motivation to get through the blood sweat and tears that accompanied 11 seasons of the truly epic “Grey’s Anatomy” , within an instant I was sucked back in to he drama filled world with mystery , intrigue and my all time favourite witty comebacks . Is it just me or does that show really make you want to become a doctor , not just because everyone is above averagely attractive but because you can feel the adrenaline leaping of the screen , although that can be attributed to the casual hospital shootings or bombs nevertheless saving lives does have it’s appeal and yet my stress will inevitably kill me instead.
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Keeping to the theme of fiction , I have made some progress watching various movies , granted not all of note(dodgy hallmark movies I am talking about you). But one I had anticipated more than others , even watching all available content on YouTube , it of course belongs to my guilty pleasure genre , romantic comedies and is none other than ‘Love, Rosie’ starring the beautiful Lilly Collins and the deserving of a minute of appreciation for his hotness Sam Claflin .These two are no strangers to the YA scene both appearing in book to screen adaptions before , ‘Love ,Rosie’ is based on the book ‘Where Rainbows end’ by Celia Ahern and follows the relationship between Alex and Rosie  two best friends who of course love each other as more than just friends but life and circumstance just keeps keeping them apart . Despite being held to extraordinarily high expectations , I was surprisingly  rather pleased although Rotten Tomatoes has their own elitist opinions on the matter.
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Believe it or not I did manage to leave the house this holiday and ventured into society only to be disappointed (big surprise here) , but really the only reason I went out was to try out some new food crazes and coffee , of sweet and reliable coffee. The latest food craze it seems are donuts , but not just any peasant donuts , they are known as ‘Wicked Donuts’ . Personally by the time I tried them , the hype was this big mountain made out of a molehill , they were good donuts that I can’t deny but they certainly didn’t have the personality or charm I was looking for , I will stick to my trusty pal dinky donuts for now , however if you do decide to try them I recommend the “Caramel Sutra” , “salted caramel” or ” chubby donut” .

 

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On to the next craze all over instgaram (not judging I am the same) this one is called “Scoop me s’more” and if you’re as dumb as me , you would think they sold smores , but in fact they sell ice cream sandwiches. In short you can customise your own one by choosing a cookie for the top and one for the bottom and a flavour of ice cream in between , it doesn’t sound like much but I assure you it left me in awe and probably gave me diabetes too , seeing as the cookie is ginormous . JUST TRY IT , currently it is at the Al- Ansaar souk (my least favourite place ever) but trust me it is worth it just for this.
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To round up the boring post to match the equally boring holiday I seem to be having , I also managed to visit two new cafes this holiday , The boiler room café and Republik( with a K YES LIKE THE KARDASHIANS) , both had a unique ambiance and a quaint setting that draws you in ,check it out sometime . Also I seem to be addicted to hey day (yes how last year of me) , but new year is almost here and soon last year will be this year and it’s all moving so fast , have a happy new year and please tell life to slow the heck down

I found myself of a menu (at Republik)

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Before I leave you for good , you should know pizza hut is back at gateway and is halaal . Pro tip : find something to complain about and your food will be free (true story)

 

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Casual Saturdays , or at least my version

Hello internet ( it’s been a while)

To some a Saturday may be filled with on going social events and family fun where as mine is usually spent wallowing , watching TV series and watching the Sunday to-do list pile up , here came this Saturday which sparked enough inspiration for a blog post.

It started off with mediocre physics tuition (we cant all be natural born geniuses) and from then the day only got better. After about a month of craving Simply Asia and pinning over the movie If I Stay , I managed to round up some friends and convince my parents to let me splurge (not really).

MINI MOVIE REVIEW: ( READ THE BOOK)

It is no secret that I am too much of an eager beaver when it comes to Romantic movies but even more so when I had read the very book by Gayle Forman. Let’s face it , the movie was filled with your basic clichés , bountiful scenes of cute romance and enough emotion to leave you teary eyed. I desperately want a guy like Adam and want to run my hand through his curly fluffy brunette mess (not a creep I promise). If you’re in the mood for some good entertainment I suggest you watch it , and it will suck more if you’re forever alone.

After the movie I finally had the opportunity to order my simply Asia , and it was awkward when me a first time debit card user ( bow down to me peasants) forgot my pin code and got my friend to pay instead. Before that I met my twitter follower which was also a pleasant surprise and a bit weird.

Now on to the most interesting part , me having plans on a Saturday night , but it’s not like those plans were to go to school or anything (I really did go to school). My friend and I changed into our uniforms in a public bathroom and dashed off to school to guide past pupils at a mini reunion dinner to their seats. Due to my school celebrating 50 years of existence they tend to throw these meaningless events and parade us around.

It was however an interesting experience , the halls were filled with old and young mainly white ladies ( what up apartheid) who either came dressed elegantly , like old men , in the tightest pants imaginable or in barely anything at all. Now when you spend your life at a girls school and being surrounded by old ladies you tend to seek distraction elsewhere . Distraction came in the form of the hot waiter sauntering around in a bowtie.

me: I think he thinks we’re stalking him by now

friend: well aren’t we?

The closest contact was him brushing up against me , casual you know. The last thing to really leave an impression on me was a conversation with one of the ladies I guided ( to the wrong table I might add)

me: so does it feel good to be back?

badass leather jacket wearing lady : Yes , but it also felt good to leave

me: yeah I am looking forward to that

same lady : you should , nostalgia is overrated.

Thus concludes my eventful day , in the end i spent it looking out the rain glazed window and sniffing my free glorious cupcake. ( Rest of Saturday shall be spent watching the new episode of grey’s anatomy)

P.S THIS WAS WRITTEN WHILE DEVOURING SAID CUPCAKE

ill-fated T.V couples

You’re lying if you’ve never wanted that one couple to be together despite all the torture and torment they might have had to endure over the seasons . You yearned for every stolen glance ,kiss or even hug. Today I thought I might enlighten  cyberspace on a few of my favourite ill-fated couples and what qualifies them to obtain such an attribute. Noted this is biased and has caused me a lot of pain over my few years on this planet. Some shows are off the air already , but I have taken it upon myself to get a further T.V education and indulge in such whims.  Who to chose was super difficult for me and I consulted a dear friend of mine , who is possibly an even bigger T.V head than me

Mark and Lexie – Greys anatomy

First up this brings tears to my eyes just to think about and that qualifies them to be ill-fated and downright tragic. The odd pairing was filled with bursts of humour and  declarations of love at the very last moment. Mark A.K.A Mc steamy is plainly put a non-committal womanizer with lots of experience and Lexie is the sweet , innocent and neurotic little sister of Meredith .They really shouldn’t work but they do and this is the one instance in which I am willing forgive the ginormous age gap because love knows no age (look at me getting all sentimental and mushy). But like all ill-fated couples something always stood in their way and then you get to that point where you know they love each other and they should just be together buuuut BAMN plane crash , Lexie fatally wounded , Mark crying yet comforting and two beloved characters DEAD and of course me not willing to face reality . Shonda Rhimes really knows how to toy with my emotions.

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Wow I never knew how much this topic was going to depress me but I shall soldier on and discuss another heart-breaking pair.

Ryan and Marissa – The O.C

They were from different worlds , Ryan being from the wrong side of the tracks and Marissa from her perfect Newport bubble. From their first meeting you saw sparks linger in the air and anticipated a star-crossed ,passion fuelled romance and that’s exactly what we got plus minus a few break-ups , obsessed friends , pregnant ex’es , deranged brothers , drug addictions and quick tempers. So just your standard , run of the mill couple problems right? and yet Ryan and Marissa conquered it all until the end of season 3 and the ripping out of my heart . You look at them and think WOW  this couple can go though soo much and still love each other to no end , unless that is , the end for one of them comes. Yes , I am talking about the death of Marissa Cooper and how Ryan held her in his arms for the last time. It’s one thing for both to die , but to leave one without the other is just cruel.

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Logan and Veronica (LoVe) – Veronica Mars

I just recently delved into the scandalous lives of Neptune’s citizens and to say I was hooked , is an understatement. Who doesn’t love a little clichéd love-hate relationship with witty and sarcastic dialogue to keep you rolling with laughter? Logan and Veronica are just that , but they are as ill-fated as they come . Firstly he dated her best friend who was murdered and she dated his best friend and their best friends were incidentally siblings .. a bit awkward don’t you think? Nevertheless they are and always  will be meant to be . They are there for each other dating or not and they’re both deeply flawed individuals but together they are perfect . Plus Logan landed himself in jail just so he could beat up the guy who hurt Veronica , regardless of violent tendencies , Logan is swoon-worthy and according to my T.V head of a friend , he is like Ryan( mentioned above) and Seth meshed into one so perfect right? But there were no sunshine and butterflies for  my favourites as the final season ended in an ambiguous look.. never fear though on March 14th the movie shall be released and I am still holding out for Veronica and Logan ( I will probably end up in a ball crying out my very last tear if it doesn’t happen).

no one writes songs for the ones that come easy

Chuck and Sarah – Chuck

If you’ve never watched this show , I feel for you terribly as it one of the greatest , action packed and hilarious shows I have seen to date and trust me I have watched a lot of T.V. The titular character end ups falling for his “pretend girlfriend” agent Sarah Walker and it’s just as obvious to everyone besides her that she loves them too . But the spy life is filled with constant danger , long lost loves and terrible timing , not exactly obstacles for a normal couple to overcome ? Plus Chuck is the quint-essential computer nerd with an interesting friend, whereas Sarah is the male fantasy with a shady past and trust issues , their quirks are what make them work  but also what ultimately brings them down . The ending for me was bitter sweet as Sarah lost her memory and we don’t know if the whole true loves kiss brought her back to Chuck .. It’s times like this where I am the optimist , hard to believe right?

Chuck & Sarah - Chuck Wallpaper (14955201) - Fanpop

There are like a billion more couples who fit the bill but I am a.) too lazy to list them all and b.) my heart has ached enough just posting this one. The only way that I can think of to truly come to terms with my grief (as if I were them) is to somehow , someday become a writer on a hit teen tv series and torture millions of viewers the way I was .. so beware one and all.