I Miss School

Today I visited my sister and her sweet family.   We had a nice walk in the street sidewalk and enjoyed a delicious home- made pizza.  Then I asked my niece to show me her new school outfit, bag and other school supplies.  When she showed them to me, I was like, OH I Miss school so much.  I miss carrying heavy books, lunch box and huge files filled by unorganized papers all in one compartment while the others are empty (I was so unorganized I admit).  I miss walking with my friends and sharing experiences together.

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(These papers are the ones I decided to keep as a memory after I graduated from college.  Everything looks messy because I was looking for a paper once and had to pull everything out! I seriously should make papers look neater!)

Sometimes I feel that I don’t have many good memories about my school days, but I really want to experience everything once again.  To be honest, after finishing college and school, I feel that I stopped learning! Yes I read, write and watch TV programs but I believe that school is different because we get to share the experience with a whole student- teacher community.  We get embarrassed, excited and proud; and everyone else is feeling the same thing that you do.  Isn’t that just great? I believe it is.

This is a wake-up alert for me to find something new exiting thing to learn and participate with others.  May be learning a third language, making scientific experiments or improve mathematics skills.  In simple phrase, learning is never boring as long as you have the desire and the strength to try a brand new thing.

That’s it.

Thanks for reading.

NO MAKEUP makeup :)

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Make up stores and products are spreading everywhere.  There are new trends everyday but which one is the best? Simply, the natural looks are the best because they reflect your own beauty.  You can cover any skin issue by only using a couple of products: moisturizer, sun block, foundation, concealer, blusher, mascara (if wanted) and lipstick; and following these easy steps:

  • First, you’ll need a moisturizer/primer because they’ll help your skin to soften and get prepared for the next product.  You can use Nivea Nourishing Day Care Cream, Olay or any other product that suits your skin type.  Make sure that you massage your skin while putting creams because it’ll help to relax the face muscles.
  • Second, apply sun block and I cannot stress this enough.  Studies showed that sun block can prevent the damage of the sun’s light and heat; that leads to wrinkles and skin serious diseases.  A good product is Bioderma sun cream or any product you feel comfortable with.  The good news is that many beauty products have an SPF (sun protection), but it’s good to have an extra protection.
  • Third, apply foundation that suits your skin color and type.  Foundations are good for coverage, so if you happen to have pimples; acne; spots or dark circles, then foundation is your friend.  You can apply it using a foundation brush, sponge or simply your fingers.  Make sure that you use a suitable quantity of it which means that you shouldn’t make a whole thick layer over your face but also not very little.  Try to be in the middle and that’s to build good coverage and also flawless skin.  Good foundations brands are: Revlon, Mac and many others.  The key is to find the ONE product that REALLY suits your skin.

P.S: If your skin clear and perfect, you can easily use BB cream from Garnier or Olay.  It’s good for softening and light coverage.

  • Fourth step is to conceal any blemishes, spots and dark areas: under the eye.   For that you’ll need a concealer.  Applying it is so easy but make sure that you tab it instead of sweeping it.  This way you’ll get enough coverage using less product.  Brands like Mac, Rimmel and Maxfactor have good concealers.  You only have to pick the one that suits you.
  • Fifth, now you can apply some eyeliner or even Mascara if you want to be so natural.
  • Sixth, apply bronze blush to contour your face.  Basically, at the very top of your forehead and the cheek bones.  Contouring helps to define the face and many brands have many shades of it: Matt or shimmery bronze. Along with this step you could apply blush which mostly is on bronze or pinkish colors.
  • The final step is applying lipsticks or glosses.  You can choose the color you like from any makeup brand.

Now you’ll look natural and beautiful all at once.

That’s it

Thanks for reading.                          

With Endings Comes New Beginning…

When I was in high school I didn’t think that I will possibly become a college student.  For me it seemed like a whole new world that I wouldn’t possibly get along with.  But when I started my first college year, I realized that it wasn’t that scary.  I learned and achieved some goals and even though they were minor ones, they made me happy and proud.  I got to improve my English which is one of the languages that I adore.  I now ask myself, does the fear help? Sometimes yes… but sometimes it can lead us backwards.

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And now I am about to start my career with a wonder, am I going to let go the fear again with this fresh experience? I now know that it will eventually go away, after preparing me for new adventures, competitions and successes.  This time I want to get big achievements and become confident with who I am.  What I mostly hope for is to keep learning and carry on the bath I’ve started earlier.

That’s all.

Please feel free to tell me what plans do you make when starting a new experience.

Why to Comment When We Don’t Have To?

The day I passed the exam and gained the position of a translator job- Thank You God-, I was wandering around and looking for the place where I should sign some papers to make everything official.  I found a woman who was in charge and told her that I’m going to be working now but I needed someone to tell me where I should go to sign the papers.  She looked at me with a smile, “You didn’t get the job yet, you just passed the exam”.  I said nothing and just listened to the instructions and turned away.  As I walk far from her, I was thinking that didn’t she supposed to say congratulations or maybe say nothing? When you don’t have something nice to say, don’t say anything at all, isn’t that better? This way you won’t hurt anyone.  I know that I won’t start working now but I just said what I said because I just said it naturally with a spirit filled with happiness and excitement.

“If you don’t like something, change it. If you can’t change it, change your attitude.” -Dr. Maya Angelou

I love this saying and I try to follow it every day.  I also believe in ignorance and how it can help us to walk through criticism and discouraging comments.  I once read that our response of the incidents that happen to us is what controls how we feel.  I am just happy that my happiness didn’t break in that very special day of my life and I truly forgave her for the comment she made.  I just hope that I will always be strong enough to handle happiness breakers!

That’s it!

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What My Sister Got Me from Europe<3

My sister and her adorable family visited several beautiful European countries: Germany, Holland, France and Belgium.  They swam in Germany, learned about cheese and hugged cute birds in the Netherlands, played in Disney land in France and the list goes on.  They told me about their adventures and what they liked the most in each country.  As their stories were so entertaining, I was more curious about my gift ^guilty smile^:)

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Before they leave, I told my niece that I wanted to have a “Mickey Mouse Ears” from France, which is a bit childish considering that I am 22 year old! But I really wanted to have it and I never thought that she would remember but luckily for me, she did.  The price of it is a bit expensive and I know that because Blair Fowler did mention it in one her YouTube videos.  But it totally deserves it.  The next thing that my sister got me is a shower cream, along with a lip palm.  I think that these two are from Germany.  They smell AWESOME “Strawberries’ flavor”! The third gift is a beautiful keys medal in the form of The Eiffel Tower, which of course from the gorgeous France.  The last gift is a classy long necklace in black color.

Gifts make me happy because they prove for me that the other people have thought of me even if I wasn’t with them.  Plus they help me full my closet YAY!

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Dark (Part Three)

Elena told her parents that Nina is a drug dealer and that Ron told her everything.  Suddenly, Nina knocked the door.  Elena’s mother opened the door and screamed at Nina,” Please don’t come here again.  You are no longer Elena’s friend.  Please go now”.  Nina asked her to listen to her but the mother didn’t give her a chance, so she left desperately.

Nina was in front of her house when the mail man came.  She gave him a letter and entered her house.  Her father was lying in the sofa.  She looked at him and said,” Good bye father”.  She entered her room and wore her mother’s black dress.  She took the pills and took them all at once.  She lied down in her bed and asked herself, “All I have to do is wait, Wait to death”.  Nina was listening to the birds’ tweets outside the house, when she took her last breaths.

Elena was preparing herself for the prom when she heard the door’s bell.  She opened the door and it was the mailman.  He gave her a letter and left after she thanked him.  She saw Nina’s name on it.  She thought, “I will not open it.  She is no longer my friend”.  She entered the room, put the letter in her disk and continued preparing for the prom.

Nina’s father opened the door of his daughter’s room.  He noticed that she was a bit blue.  His heart started to beat fast as he come closer from her.  He tried to wake her up but she didn’t respond.  He ran to the phone and called the ambulance,” Help! My daughter is sick I don’t know what’s wrong! I am in square 2 in Lane Street”.  He tried again to wake Nina up but she wasn’t even breathing.

Elena left her house and took the taxi.  She was happy and excited for the prom.  When she crossed next to Nina’s house, she saw an ambulance.  Her heart began to beat faster than anything else.  She asked the taxi to stop.  She ran inside the house and saw them carrying Nina.  She screamed, “what happened to Nina?”.  Nobody answered her because they were running to the hospital.  She ran to the taxi and asked the driver to follow the ambulance.

In the hospital, Elena and Nina’s father were waiting for the doctor.  After some time, the doctor came with a sad face, “we did everything we could.  I am sorry for your lost”.  Elena and Nina’s father we shocked and they cried and cried but tears wouldn’t bring Nina back.

Elena locked herself in her room.  She was sad and couldn’t believe that she won’t see her friend anymore.  She saw the letter that Nina sent to her before she died.  She cried and cried because she didn’t give her friend a chance.  Then she opened the letter and read,” Dear Elena.  I am sorry for the pain I will cause you after I die.  My life wasn’t great.  I wasn’t happy at all. After my mother died, a part of me died with her.  I couldn’t carry on life with drugs or a drunken father.  This is what I wanted to do for a long time, to put a limit for this torture.  Don’t blame yourself for not talking to me.  Live happy and remember me with happy smile.  Nina.”  Elena left the letter in her disk and went to walk in the street.  She remembered her races with Nina.  She also remembered how Nina used to laugh and joke about things.  Suddenly, Elena saw a seven years old girl trying to ride her bicycle.  She came closer from her and helped her.  The girl smiled and said, “You are kind.  Can you be my friend?” Elena shade tears and answered, “I am not a good friend dear”.  She left the girl and walked in the street with empty eyes just like Nina’s eyes before she died.

The End

 

Dark (Part Two)

Nina went to Elena’s house.  She knocked the door and Elena’s mother opened the door with a smile and said, “hi Nina.  How are you?”.  Nina smiled back and replied, “I am fine.  How are you all?”.”We are fine.  Come in”, Elena’s mother said.  Nina entered the house and said, “thank you”.  Elena’s mother looked at her Nina’s outfit and said, “I like your outfit! Lovely black jeans”.  Nina looked at herself and said, “Oh.  Thank you”.  Suddenly, Elena entered the living room and yelled “hey Nina”.  Nina looked at her and replied, “Hi you.  Let’s get going!”.  They left the house and went to the mall by a taxi.

In the mall, Elena and Nina were walking from a shop to another.  They finally saw a nice dress.  They entered the shop and took a deep look of the dress.  It was red and filled by beautiful ornaments in the sides.  It was amazing.  Elena went to the changing room to see if the dress fits.  Nina sat in one of the chairs.  Suddenly, someone whispered to her saying, “do you think I will leave you enjoy drugs without baying the check”.  Nina looked with a surprise,” Ron! Were you following me? I will bay you back soon.  Just go!”.”Believe me you are destroying yourself with these excuses”.   Nina looked at him and asked, “What do you mean?”.  “it means that may be you lose your friend soon”, Ron answered.  “If you touched her, I swear to God that I will kill you” Nina yelled.  He laughed while he took off.   Nina looked at him while he left the shop.  Elena finished trying the dress and ran to Nina who was thinking about Ron’s threads.  “The dress is amazing.  It fits YAY!”, Elena screamed.  Nina replied happily, “That’s great.  I am happy for you!”.  They took the dress and left the mall.  Elena was expressing her happiness and excitement about the dress and prom nights while Nina was thinking about her problem with Ron.

After Elena came back to her home, she entered her room.  She left her dress in the closet, sat on her disk and pulled her diaries notebook.  She held her pen and wrote, “Dear Who, I am happy today because I got the things that I really wanted in my life.  I have a great family.  I have a great friend, Nina who has been my friend for more than 5 years.  I am happy because I finally got a dress, the dress”.  After she finished writing, she turned off her lamb and jumped to her pink bed and slept.

Nina was in her room.  She pulled out her pills from the bag and took one.  She put them back with a deep breath.  She held one of her books but she returned it after seconds.  Suddenly, she heard a laud screams.  She stood up and opened the door.  She went to the living room and saw her father drinking with his friends.  Then, she came back, took her jacket and left the house.  The weather was cold, so she was breathing fast.  She ran to the cemetery to visit her dead mother.  When she arrived, she stopped for a while and remained silence with hot tears in her eyes.  She sat next to her mother’s grave and said,” hello mother! It’s me, your only daughter.  Are you mad at me?” Nina looked at the rough white grave.  She wasn’t expecting an answer but somehow, she wanted to hear her mother’s voice again.  She continued talking,” I am sorry I didn’t come to visit you before.  It’s been one year since you passed away.  For me, you are here in my heart.  I’m ok mum and my life is just great.  I will graduate from school soon.  I don’t know what I am going to do but I will figure it out, I guess! I have to leave you but I think I will see you soon”.  Nina stopped talking for a while.  Then she stood up and left the cemetery.

In the morning, Elena rode the bus and didn’t see Nina.  She asked the diver about her and he said that she may come later.

Nina closed the front door and said to herself, “today I will find a job.  I have too”.  She walked in the neighborhood.  She saw an old man with 4 dogs.  She ran to him and said, “Hello sir.  Do you need someone to walk the dogs in the beach? I will take 20 dollars for one hour” The old man looked at her desperate eyes and said, “Well, walk them for two hours and return them to that house”.  He pointed to his house.  Nina smiled and said, “thank you.”  She took the dogs and started walking them.

Elena was sitting alone in the class.  Ron entered the class.  he looked at Elena,” where is Nina?”  She looked at him with question marks in her eyes and asked, “She is not here today.  Why are you asking about her?” Ron said rudely,” Your drug dealer friend took money from me”.  Elena stood up and yelled, “What’s wrong with you? Nina is not a drug dealer”.  He smiled and asked, “Are you sure? Nina used to take drugs from my friend and she never bay him back.  I have been asking her to bay the money but she always runs away”.  Elena looked at him and left the room.

Nina was in her room counting the money happily.  She thought to herself,” I have 40 dollars.  I will give Ron the money and all this will end”.  Suddenly, Elena entered her room and yelled, “Do you take drugs? Are you a drug dealer?”.  Nina looked at her and didn’t say anything.  Elena screamed, “of course you are”.  Elena left the room and Nina took the money and ran after Elena but she didn’t listen to her.

Nina returned to her house and called Ron.  Once he answered the phone, she yelled at him, “What were you thinking? Why did you tell her about me?”. “Give me the money now.  I am in front of your house”, Ron replied.  She through the phone in the bed and went to the front door and through the money in Ron’s face.  He took the money and disappeared without saying a word.  Nina locked the front door of her house and walked to Elena’s house.

To Be Continued