recent rambles // feat. books, tom holland, puppies and more

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! And if you’re new here, WELCOME!

Today’s post is going to be a new monthly series where I share some recent rambles, things that I have been pretty excited about.

I also will continue my recent reads series every other Tuesday!

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So I haven’t had a bunch of time to read books because I have been busy with a few things, but I was able to read a few.

Chasing Jupiter by Rachel Coker                    Shadow and Bone (The Shadow and Bone Trilogy, #1) 
( I LOVED SHADOW AND BONE! for some reason I kinda liked the Darkling. He just seemed like a brooding and alluring guy that could wear a trench coat)

Archenemies (Renegades, #2)

I reread this to prepare for SUPERNOVA! Tbh, I cannot wait for this series to end, because it’s putting too much pressure on me emotionally. MARISSA JUST TELL ME: DO ADRIAN AND NOVA END UP TOGETHER??

+tom holland

So recently, I got kind of obsessed with these tom holland memes.

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This reminds me of my youngest brother – he’s always twirling about.

 

 

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He’s afraid of spiders and it’s so adorably funny.

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He loves puppies! I wish I had a puppy… 😦

 

+life

+I am really excited because I am starting a blog design Business, which will hopefully launch by Memorial Day. I am working on one of my first official client’s website right now!
+ I am trying to work on writing some of my novels

+ I have been trying to teach myself some more piano notes so that I can play more songs. Me and one of my friends (who’s also one of my youth leaders) have been leading worship at our Youth group and learning more piano notes will make it easier to play more songs.

+ I am going to be entering the Intermediate group in band this fall, so I want to work ahead so I won’t have trouble with some of the newer notes.

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So that was the first episode of recent rambles! I hope you enjoyed it!

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what are your recent rambles? thoughts on tom holland?

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how to learn a language faster

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Welcome back to my itsy-bitsy corner of the web! So if you didn’t know, I LOVE LANGUAGES. I am trying to learn French, Japanese, Korean and Swahili. I have only gotten far in French so far. So in today’s post, I wanted to share some tips on how to learn a language faster.

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One of my favorite ways to learn new languages is to use duolingo! Duolingo is a free app and website that helps you learn languages. I use this a lot and It really helps!

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Duolingo is fun and engaging and I really recommend it for anyone who wants to learn a new language Let’s move on to the tips!

  1. Study the language every day. Find little ways to use the words of your chosen language each day
    • Language learning is based on repetition — repeating something into your brain over and over again until you remember it. If you break too long between study sessions, you are much more prone to forget what you learned last time and you will waste valuable study time going back over what you’ve already learned.
    • You can cut down on this wasted time by studying every day. There are no miraculous short cuts when it comes to language learning — you just need to commit.
  2. Watch, listen, read and write in your chosen language. Immersing yourself in a language means doing all of the activities you would normally do in your native tongue, through your new language — whether that’s reading, writing or listening.

This is one of my favorite ways to learn languages because you don’t really have to do much work, you just listen or read.

  • Possibly the easiest thing you can do is watch television shows or movies in the language you are trying to learn. Try to avoid subtitles, as you will tend to rely on them. To make things easier, try to watch shows or movies whose plots you are already familiar with — like kids’ cartoons or dubbed versions of English movies — knowing the context will help you to decipher the meanings of words and phrases.
  • You should also attempt to read and write in your new language. Get a newspaper or magazine and attempt to read one article a day — looking up any words you don’t understand in your dictionary. You should also try to write a few simple things in your new language –whether it’s a pretend postcard or a shopping list.
  • Download podcasts or tune in to radio stations in your new language. This is a great way to immerse yourself in the language while you’re on the go. Not only does this help with your listening comprehension, but it also allows you to hear the correct pronunciation of common words and phrases.
  • Listening to songs in different languages is fun too!

 

3. Learn the alphabet of the language you are learning, if necessary. It will make it significantly easier for you and you will be able to read and pronounce words, which will help you memorize them with greater ease. Plus, it is better for you to be sounding the words out rather than looking at the romanization for the words.

4. Have fun! The most important part about learning a language is having fun and enjoying it! Try to use your skills to communicate with others online or have a penpal that speaks the language your learning!

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I hope these tips helped you! thanks for reading!

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Are you learning any languages? What languages do you speak?

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i was on a movie set?!+nanowrimo

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welcome back to my corner of the web! this week has been REALLY BUSY, from swimming lessons to band to BEING ON A MOVIE SET (and being in a movie set in the 70s that was really awesome!) The business was actually kinda worth it!

Yup you heard me right I AM IN A MOVIE-well more like a documentary BUT STILL THATS REALLY COOl! It was a lot of fun being in the showbiz with my siblings! My Poppie is apart of this alpha clan thing and PBS is making a documentary about it AND HE LET US BE A PART OF IT. So we all got to dress up in RETRO CLOTHES, which I already kind of do wear!

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my brothers in the background 😛

me and my sister at the shoot^^

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me^^ oof

also I have a weird pick of me rock climbing

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it was fun but a little bit scary

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it’s already almost November and that means!? NANOWRIMO! YAY! I am pretty excited for nano and I AM PROBABLY GOIng TO OVER PLAN because last year I didn’t plan at all and everything went bad! Heh 😛

So right now I am planning out the storyline and the characters! I was thinking about writing a totally different book with a totally different genre but I decided to try something different! So here it is!

INTRODUCING!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! *drumroll please* *quality drum roll*

LOUDERRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRRR

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I really don’t know if I will actually use this plot and book idea for nano I may write my other book Idea I AM NOT SURE YET!

So this is a very different book genre than I usually write in. I usually write dystopian, sci-fi stuff like that but I decided to make a realistic adventurous book. It’s actually kinda dystopian I guess I DONT KNOW XD I really get confused when writing books 😛

But anyways the main plot of the story is about a girl named Zinnia Raine who’s mute and yeaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah… I had a whole cool story idea but then I realized it made no sense so THAT’S WHY I AM GOING TO PLAN IN OCTOBER SO MY BOOK MAY HAVE A BETTER CHANCE OF WORKING OUT! 😛 I really like how the cover turned out though!

 

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September is coming to an end and there were so many amazing opportunities I had. Sure life was busy, but it was fun!

 

 

my life lately

 

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why hello there!

Welcome back to my little corner of the web! July is slowly coming to an end, a lot of things have been happening. I haven’t posted as much as I would have liked to but that’s okay.

I have gotten really busy with school/college, I have so many assignments and its kind of crazy. Right now I am working on a descriptive essay in English and a theatre in VCD. I am getting pretty good grades so that is a blessing 😀 This coming up week is actually my last week.

I also am experimenting with this really cool website called Scratch. Scratch is a fun social website that allows artists, animators and game creators to create things with code. I used to use the website before when I was younger, but now I started to use it again. I have been making animations and MAP parts with it. I really recommend it.

I am really excited that I will be less busy in August and I will be able to blog a lot more! I miss blogging and I cannot wait to start back up again.

I recently got a drawing tablet so I have made a few digital drawings.

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I think my art is somewhat improving, I haven’t really settled with an art style yet, but I am experimenting! I may be doing commisions this fall and I am planning on doing requests to thank you all for being apart of my blogging journey! 😀

My favorite book I have read this month is Burning Brightly by Alexa Donne. Its an amazing novel inspired by Jane Eyre that’s set in SPACE! I loved it so much! I really recommend it if you’re looking for a good book to read and I will post a review on it soon!

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I am really excited for August and the new things the month will bring! July was pretty busy but overall it was pretty good!

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What is your favorite book? Do you like my art? Which drawing is your favorite?

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//how to survive those hot summer days//

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Fun fact! It’s summer! As much as I love being able to stay up late and going to the beach, it gets quite hot where I live. This seems like the hottest summer ever in Ohio! Most days have been almost 90 degrees. I am someone who is veeeery sensitive to weather. I tend to overreact a lot… and when it’s hot I feel like I am melting into the ground XD. giphy (3).gif

Since I’m taking college classes (I made a post all about it here ) I haven’t been going outside too much but when I do IT SURE IS HOT. Now if you live in a place that stays mild all year long then that’s awesome! For Ohio, the weather seems just CRAZY all year, each season you don’t really know what to expect. Anyways, if you live somewhere where it gets super hot in summer, I have some tips for you how to survive!

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Sometimes the best thing to do is stay indoors. Try rereading your favorite books, binge-watch youtube, find a new fandom to obsess over, write something, animate, draw, try something new! If you’re looking for a new show to watch, try Free Rein or The Legend of Voltron.

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ALWAYS HAVE A WATERBOTTLE HANDY

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I mean it! Having water at your side not only keeps you hydrated but it makes you feel happier and more energetic too!

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Stray away from dark colored clothing! It really helps! Also, try to wear loser clothes, it lets air flow throughout your body easier!

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Having a positive attitude not only makes you feel better but it makes the others around you feel great too!

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Although the summer heat can be irritable summer is still fun! I hope you all enjoyed this post 😀

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Whats your favorite thing about summer? Is it hot where you live? Did you like today’s post? 😀

 

 

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