2016 Farewell

Hey my fellow bloguers too much has happened since the last few months I talked to you.Is just so difficult to keep track of time while being at Uni,especially while you are doing Engineering.But this new upcoming year one of my resolutions will be to get to know you better by reading through your coments.

Well…what to say about 2016?I do not even know where to start but if I had to choose a word to describe this year for me  it would be tactless. In the beginning it just seemed wonderful but after some events made reveal the real colours.I would not be honest if I say everything was black and white,but unfortunately most of things were.The good side of all this is just like the quote said….A new morning and a new beginning and that is my expectative of 2017 at least I really hope this new beginning can bring emotional fullfillment,joy, health and most of all happiness.

However this year taught me three important lessons such as :

  • Losing someone you love and raised you can alter your life forever- The thoughest thing I had to endure was the pain of losing my grandfather.Even though it was due to natural causes(Alzeihmer due to age) sometimes I just cant adapt is like there is a hole in my heart that no one else ca n fit in…

 

  • Even when you try till the end changing who you are will never please other people completely- Sometimes in friendship and love even if you make the best effort to try to please those you love by changing your personality and trying to be someone else this will never meet their expectatives.Because in the beginning they were near you because of who you were. Those who really love you they will help you through your mistakes not by forcing you into turn in someone else..

 

  • Doubts kills more dreams that failure ever did- Just the fear of making  a complete fool of yourself can make you lose an  opportunity of a lifetime. This one is easier said than done but now I realised that positiveness is one of the most essential ingredients to suceed in life.
I just hope to read sth from you.What did you learn in this year and what are your future plans for the upcoming year?

 

 

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Is it giving up really the answer?

Hi my dear bloggers I missed you so much and I apologise for being too long since the last time I gave news Is so hard to balance university life with your hobbies,especially during first year because is the one in which you must learn on how to adapt to these whole new environment.At least for the holidays I got a break for all of that so Im back for now…

Today Im going to talk about a topic that is in my mind and Im almost certain at least each one of you had had these doubts at least once in life. Is so easy to give advices to others but so hard when you are the one who is being challenged. No one said falling in love was easier but I do believe conpletely the opposite.I mean the real obstacle lies in how you teach your heart to stop?When is the right moment to give up?I have never considered myself to be romantic until now…Is true that sometimes we must to be patience and comprehensible but for how long?I mean when you truly want to pursuit a future together you must fight but even the most stronger warriors can loose a battle?I just wonder sometimes is it really worth it to feel so neglected most of the times and make the word love an excuse?Maybe time will show me if this person wants to keep fighting by my side or that we may lead to separate ways….

Have you ever experienced something like that?Or am I being too emotional?It would  be so simple to have one a life remote when you can just put pause or delete something that is no longer right and you can just correct it.But if that would have been possible people would have never said that sometimes loving someone hurts…

University a parallel Universe

Hey fellow bloggers I know I have vannish completely from the face of the Earth.But everything has a reason and mine is University.

I knew from the start that Uni was going to be a challenge, a discovery of what is the purpose of your life.I mean now that Im in I realise how dinamic and tiring can be.Sometimes I think I live in a paralell Universe where I’m not myself anymore.Usually I had at least time to read a fantasy or mistery books all nights before I go to sleep.But now between projects,workshops,presentations life has become more hectic and dynamic than before.

Now I realise how crucial is to be organised and the function of time management.I mean besided Uni you also must arrange some free time to talk with your friends and relatives and if you are in a relathionship you also need time to give attention to your partner.Depending on the time you leave classes you only have time to eat and study a bit.You have to say goodbye to social life at least for now when you are in first year especially engineering.

But for me all these issues only serve to show me how different is being a university student and that here you need to be not only positive but only determined to archieve your goals.

Web of Lies

Hey fellow bloggers has been several days since the last time I wrote to you…Is not easy here with the bad connection and being busy trying to have the necessary documents for my visa renewal. Now that I went to the UK embassy the last and more difficult part is to wait. I’m just worried cause with these new rules and with the day that I start the passport is going to take long until goes out. But what can I do??

Well today I’m going to talk about lies. Exactly, this little word that causes such a big impact in our lives. I would like to know why people lie. Sometimes is easy just hiding the truth and pretend that you are protecting the person but deep down you are just protecting yourself. And why is that? You say to yourself is a white lie and it won’t do any harm but I wonder…If you really are this person true friend why can you just be real to them and tell them your thoughts instead of making them believe in something that is not? Wouldn’t be worst if this person find by someone whose intentions are no good at all?

I would lie to you if I say I have never done this but I realise from my own experiences that even if it seems quite hard in the beginning in the end you will feel relieved if you are honest to yourself and to others. But then again being honest does not mean being mean. I do not why people misunderstood the definition of let what is in your mind with saying hurtful words that you think that will help…

Even worse than lying to someone for your own advantage is when you do it just for the purpose of hurting her. Nowadays lies are like the bread we eat every day and we don’t realise how. There are lies caused by envy, vanity, ambition, passion, pleasure of gossip, hate, etc…So many reasons to create one but when we want to find the solution to escape from one we don’t have idea what steps should we take first. Recently I learned that one little lie can create a web and with these you can find yourself easily trap and maybe caught others in your own issues. What I am trying to say is do not make excuses to protect a lie, for the contrary be sincere but thoughtful and never hide your own thoughts.

Spending the most interesting holidays

These past few days I never realise how much I truly missed my country. Hardly did I spend the day at home. I was enjoying the few weeks that I had to divide myself between the company of my relatives and friends.

Being the only one in holidays sometimes can be hard cause you have to depend in other’s busy schedule.But at least during the afternoon my friends and I use are together just talking and telling each other about how much our lives have changed. It may seem that our relationship has not changed but deep down I know is not true. In my article about Friendship I explain how I get to know the meaning of true friendship with other three girls that I met at elementary school. However,recently a misunderstanding happened the between two of them and now they do not talk with each other. Although with me and the other girl things remained the same, I can’t stop wondering if forgiveness will come to their heart instead of proud ness and mistrust? They can even be in the same place or even pretend being nice with each other and in every meetings we had to be only three instead of four and sometimes is hard to plan certain activities. I can’t stop thinking how long this situation will continue?

During the weekends I visit my grandparents or my uncles to keep them updates about my daily life in the Uk. I’m so happy that almost all the family is complete cause like me other cousins were studying abroad as well. Unfortunately I’m one of the youngest so in the next years I will be remaining and just waiting till I finish. Studying abroad has its perks but also its disadvantages and I’m not talking only about not being able to visit them constantly but also missing some important events such as engagements, weddings or welcoming a nephew . The hardest part is watching the photos and watching how much fun they are having and what are you really losing.

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Last Sunday I went to church to visit a cousin that I have not seen since 2012. The thing is she is preparing herself to be a nun but not the active type but those who only stay in the convent. It was her 25th birthday and even though they do not celebrate ,his time they made an exception due to the family visit. in the beginning when she decided she wanted to follow this path I just could not understand why she would want to give up of so much, but when you get older you learn that you have to respect other’s decision as long as they are happy.

Arriving in Luanda(Angola)


Hello my dear bloggers know Im writing directly from my hometown (Luanda) the capital of my country Angola. I never talked about my country and why is that? Well I was just waiting for the perfect opportunity to show you a bit of my city Wonders. Okay, it does not compare to the UK but we are developing and each year they have new structures to show.

First of all when I arrived at the airport I was completely tired I mean, it was an 8 hour flight. Maybe is just in my case but for me I only feel nausea when I’m in the plane especially when we are passing through all the turbulence. Also the smell and the plane food is just too much for me. I just can’t go without some pills to avoid it otherwise the people who sit next to me will suffer… The best part was when I arrived at home and sleep a bit to recover my energies.

The first day was just staying at home and receiving the visit of the family, it was truly a warm welcoming. Who does not like to spend the lost times with his relatives after six months? I could not believe how long cause we talked regularly by phone, but personally is not the same…

Then I called my friends to let them know that I was here and we already combine some new programs to do such as going out to the cinema, park, or just visiting each other. I’m just quite glad I had this golden opportunity of being here and get to see all the people who I love the most.

Bye Bye Edinburgh

Hey dear bloggers today was a quite exciting and sad day due to my journey. I had to go back to my country due to the visa renewal,unfortunately when I go back I will go straight to Aberdeen. Which means no more Edinburgh,no more walks around Princess Street or Picnic near the Botanic Centre. Despite the weather I became so attached to this city that I was kind of use to its rainy days.At least I’m use being at home almost every day just waiting for the Sun arrival but then I though ” If I follow this idea I would be spending the rest of my days in my room”…

That is when I decided to buy an umbrella and just go out and have fun. Well let me tell you the umbrella was not such a good idea.No matter the price every time I had one the wind make it so difficult for me to walk with it and sometimes it opened by herself or did not close enough. My umbrella times were just a disaster…So I just prefered to stick with a cap and until now I only have that to protect me. I feel safer and is more comfortable to have around.

Then I just start exploring the city and go out despite the rain.Nothing could stop me as long as I had a cap with me. I won’t forget my adventures with my friends,window shopping around Princess Street or  just hanging around the Old Town  in the Festival Times and watching the entertainers do their tricks. For example:

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For the last day I decided to stop in the Pier and just enjoy the sunny weather for exchange.I was with a friend that I recently met at the gym.Sometimes destiny is a bit harsh I mean I just get to know her and have one company instead of being in the gym classes by myself and now I have to go. At least I hope that distance won’t be an excuse to stop talking with each other.

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Lastly we decided to have some cocktails to make a toast for this challenge I’m going to face called “University life”. We talked a lot and finished the night going from pub to pub to appreciate some songs until we decide to stick into one that they were giving free “salsa classes” . I’m glad I could spend my last day enjoying at most the city and even better when I have the company of such a nice friend.

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♡ ♡ Beauty Blogger, Versatile Blogger and Premio Dardos Awards ♡♡

Hey my dear bloggers I have been nominated for other three awards and let me say I can’t thank enough and that I’m deeply touched by the fact that you are enjoining my posts. This award was given to me to Thousand shades of Sofj. She is a very nice and enthusiastic blogger that I had the pleasure to follow. If you go have a look to her blog, you sure will like it.

Well the first award is:

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Is always such a pleasant feeling when you share your experiences and even more when you notice that others are paying attention to what you have to say while sharing advice as well.

The Premio Dardos Award exists to acknowledge the values that every blogger shows in their effort to transmit cultural, ethical, literary, and personal values every day. These stamps were created with the intention of promoting fraternization between bloggers, a way of showing affection and gratitude for work that adds value to the Web

The rules of the award are the following:

  1. Thank the giver and link their blog to your post.
  2. Pass the award on to other bloggers of your choice and let them know that they have been nominated.

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Rules:

  1. State the name of the blogger that nominated you.
  2. Answer the questions you were given.
  3. Nominate 10 people whose blog is about beauty or fashion.
  4. Make 10 questions for your nominees to answer.
  5. Let the bloggers know that you nominated them.

The questions that I have been given are:

  1. You step into Sephora/drugstore, what section (brand/makeup item) do you rush for?  I rush for the Revlon eyeliner and Maybelline lipsticks
  2. What is your favorite to summer makeup product? Well for me there is none, cause I am always at the beach I do not use any product
  3. What is on your summer beauty product wish list?  Hmmmm, I would go for a Mac Heroine lipstick I just love the colour
  4. What is a makeup product/trend you are looking forward to for the fall? Hmmm is hard to tell cause usually I just go for darkers colours but not too much,but I do not have a particular brand
  5. If you had your own beauty line that consisted of one beauty product, which product would it be (i.e., lipstick, nail polish, foundation, blush, perfume, etc) ? Lipstick all the time
  6. What is your favorite summer-fall transition nail polish color? I will go for shiny colous and bightcolours such as pink,purple,red
  7. What is your favorite summer pedicure color?  II do not have a particular favourite colour but for me the pedicure are usually a simple sometimes colourless
  8. Summer eye shadows, shimmer or matte? None
  9. Bold lip, or ‘my lips but better’ for everyday wear (name the corresponding lipstick color)? Well in my case I would choose bold lips in special occasions but mostly I prefer my lips in dark red or pink
  10. What is your opinion on the strobing trend, and do you ‘participate’ in this trend?  Well I think some people look good in it but I’m not definitely one of them.

My questions would be the same that I answered before

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Rules

  1. Acknowledge the person who nominated you by thanking them and posting a link to their blog.
  2. Share 10 interesting things about yourself.
  3. Nominate 10 more bloggers. (You may want to let them know that they have been nominated by commenting in one of their posts.)

Well 10 facts about me are:

1- I’m addicted to Michael Kors,in fact is te only brand that I’m always concern about their sales

2- I used to draw comics as a hobby but when I came here I do not why I stopped

3-  I have such a bad habit of biting my nails than I have to paints my nails daily to stop

4- My biggest fear is losing someone I care about. It happened me once and that was the worst feeling I ever had.

5- Personally I am more shy than when I’m writing in my blog or social networks and sometimes people may think I’m a bit colder too but that is cause I’m outside my comfort zone.

6-  I use to hate all type of sports but ever since I did swimming for 2 years I became addicted to it

7- My biggest goal now is to finnish my course with honours and do a Master in Chemical Engineer with Oil management

8- I have a collection of international coins,every country I go I collect at least three.

9- When I was younger I use to have different types of Timberland from black to white but when I went to highschool I decide to give them

10- If I could choose my favourite holidays it would be in the Caribbean Islands.I just love anything related to the beach

So, this was the final award and now I want to nominate other talented bloggers. I’m looking forward to reading your answers but if you can’t I okay I will understand.

My nominations are:

1-Ethnic beautee

2-Forgottenmeadows

3-Mission girl

4-Nishachakraborty

5-Girlwithgoldenheart

6-Touch of mysaint

7-Whimsical90

8-Hannah

9-Paris

10-Emmacharlottebeauty

Finally I get to enter at University

Hey fellow bloggers these past few days have been quite stressful with a lot of anxiety and nervous towards my University results. But, at last I manage to enter in Aberdeen University. Is in Scotland as well but in the North. As you can see the structure of the place is antique and looks like a Castle, that is because is one of the oldest Universities in the Uk. I have to confess that at night it kind of remind me some horror fantasy movies, but at the same time it intrigues me what kind of mysteries and stories holds?

I’m quite excited for this opportunity but at the same time a bit sad. I mean I have been here for two years already and know this like the palm of my hand literally. I also get to make new friends along the way either at college or even in the gym. Is quite sad saying goodbye to those marvellous moments and prepare to live in a new place.

Although is not to new for me cause I have been there a couple of times due to my boyfriend that lives there.At least now we will be in the same place but different universities. For me the real challenge is not the city but the status. University is an important step that will define entirely our future and brings several obstacles where we have to put all our effort to overcome them.

Going back to old memories( Cuba)

Hey fellow bloggers today I talk to my old friend from Cuba who is currently living in Usa. When we talked, we remembered when we saw  each other for the last time and that was in Cuba in 2011. At that time I did was not living in Scotland and she never imagined she would ever be living in Miami. I went there for the holidays and I still got some of the old photos from last time. Amazingly,a friend of mine who is in Mexico  went there last week to see his mother and the place has not changed even a bit. Not wanting to go over act pessimistically right now but Cuba is a country which a natural beauty and potential for growth unfortunately is always stuck in time. I mean the structure is practically the same than was 10 years ago,however its economy is decreasing sharply. I just think is kind of sad at least for me that lived there during nine years and each holidays I see people struggling to have a decent life while others want to live their country. I even found out of a girl that was in the same elementary school than me that  has a questionable way of living( is quite hard for me to enter in details) but all I can say is I can’t judge cause I’m not the one who is struggling to survive through the day.

Now I will show you some pictures that can describe a little bit of the country in particular its main city(Havana)

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This main building is called Capitolio and its located in the heart of Havana. This building was the seat of government in Cuba until after the Revolution. Now is an Academy of Sciences. Is one of the oldest buildings in the city and also one of the main touristic attractions in the country. I have only been inside once when I was around 8 unfortunately I can’t remember how it was.

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This picture represents one of my best childhood moments of all the time. In Spanish is called El Malecon because is a broad roadway and seawall which can stretch along the Coast of Havana. I remember plenty of stories from there such as when I went with my old friends to give a walk and even took pictures in some of the wide range of statues that it has. Sometimes in elementary school we had excursion with the school and we went with the teacher to join in some competitions that included dance, poetry and even theatre.

What I love around that area is that near there is a place called Copelia when you can have the best ice creams from any flavour you want. At least until now I have not tasted one better than the one they sell there. This brand it really have an excellent quality and my friends and I use to save up money just to go there, the flavour is really unique.

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This image is in Old Habana itself where the yellow blue and yellow house was where Jose Marti a patriotic Cuban martyr used to live. He spent all his childhood until his early adult years living there before going to war and fighting from the independence. This area is surrounded by other museums such as the Museum of Chocolate(extra tempting especially if you are on a diet), Museum of Antiquity where you can see from the oldest phones till the oldest weapons used in Cuban History. There is also plenty of stores cause is on of the main touristic points. I myself, recommend you going there especially if you are going for the first time.Besides they also have an Observatory nearby when you can watch the city from above is really an unforgettable view.

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Lastly but not least, Cuba is also known for the beautiful and cleanest beaches. This places was in Melia Cohiba is the name of a private hotel that is near the beach besides having its own swimming pool. I love spending my holidays there is a paradise where you won’t have any complaining. Compare to most of the city this hotel is one of the most recent developments as a welcome for those who are looking for special holidays. Even some famous artists like Rhianna went there to relax peacefully away from its usual crowd.