‘Z’ is for Zoo

Hello my lovely cat people!

Today is the last day of the A-Z challenge, which is quite sad because I really enjoyed it! Thank you all so much for the support over the past month, I’m so grateful to have received more than 30 followers for the duration of this challenge, I love you all! So, without further a due, here’s the last post of this month’s challenge, describing to you my zoo experience in Melbourne this year. You guys all rock!

Instead of describing the whole experience, I’m just going to describe the coolest things that we saw/did.

Well, the first cool thing was we went to see the sea-lions and apart from them smelling really bad, they are such cute and smart creatures.

I’d say the best part about going to the zoo was seeing two orangutans having a go at each other. One grabbed a hold of a cloth and was trying to make the other one chase him. The one that was being teased didn’t want to move so he just took the cloth off the orangutan. Then, he went and grabbed another cloth and started doing the same thing and when the lying down one grabbed a hold of it again, he got slapped.. It was hilarious to watch and all the animals were really smart and just awesome!!

And just to top it off, we all went on a merry-go-round at the end of the day, which was really nice and fun.

Overall, I love going to the zoo and seeing all the different, cute and amazing animals interacting with each other and people.

I would like to thank all of you again for the constant support over the entire series, which I’ll definitely be doing again! I love you all and I hope you enjoyed my posts as much as I did~! ❤

CHALLENGE COMPLETE!!

MEOW! =^.^=

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‘Y’ is for Yes

Hello my lovely cat people!

Today, I’m going to talk about saying yes to different things. Before I go on, can we just take a moment to acknowledge how awesome Pentatonix are? (If you’re heard of them :P) They are so good at what they do and they inspire me. ❤

Anyway, saying yes to certain things that you’ve never done before can be tricky. It can be stressful and challenging, but if it is a positive risk-taking action you’re about to do, then surely it will do you good. Saying yes to things that you’ve never done before can be very benefitting to you. For example, you can meet lots of new and exciting people, you can learn things about yourself and others that you haven’t noticed before, and so many more! It is good to take risks in life and to say yes to opportunities that may arise unexpectedly, especially if it is something that you’re interested in and/or you won’t get the opportunity again. Do things that you love doing, and if you’re feeling pressured to do something by your family and friends, try to back away. I know that sometimes it’s not possible, but doing something that you don’t want to do (within reason, of course) isn’t very healthy or enjoyable. So, in conclusion, say yes to more opportunities that come up randomly, you never know how it’s going to benefit you in the future.

I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=

‘X’ is for Xylophone

Hello my lovely cat people!

Don’t worry, I’m not going to talk about the history of the instrument. Instead, this is going to be a little short story, so I hope you enjoy! Had a rough day, so I’m going to blog it out, I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=

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There’s a girl, a girl that I keep seeing. She barely talks to anyone, unless she has to; she always keeps her long dark hair in plats, that come down to her hips; she barely eats or laughs or produces any human emotion in general. But one thing she does do is play the xylophone. You don’t see many people walking around playing a xylophone, everyone is mostly into guitars and pianos and all of those other kinds of… more interesting instruments. But this girl prefers to play the xylophone. And that makes her happy.

I came up to her one day and said hello. She didn’t respond, of course, but I kept talking to her in hope that she will answer me. I sat down next to her and mentioned her xylophone. She smiled, first time I’ve ever seen her express anything else other than a neutral face. So I asked her why she played it. She just turned and said:

“Do you know my name?” her voice was quite low. One thing I never noticed was how green her eyes were, I think she picked up on that.

I decided not to answer.

“People know names of common instruments, so they then remember common names. Like, Julian plays the guitar or Ben plays the piano. My name is unique and so is my instrument, which is why I just want to be noticed. I don’t want to be alone. But no one talks to me because they think I might hurt them,” suddenly, I felt guilt for not talking to this girl before. I have never felt so bad for not talking to someone.

“Well, now you have me, and now you won’t be alone.”

That was the story of how I met the girl with the xylophone. But you know the strangest part? When I asked all my classmates about the girl with the xylophone, they haven’t even seen her. When I pointed out the seat she usually was in, they denied it and said it was empty. The girl with the xylophone didn’t exist… I feel so alone…

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‘W’ is for Writing

Hello my lovely cat people!

I feel like I’ve talked about this a thousand times, but I can’t help it – it is my absolute passion to write, which is why I started this blog. 🙂

What I love about writing is that you are free to do whatever you like. You can use whatever tools, applications, genres, characters, and the list goes on. You can literally go any direction you want and it doesn’t matter how “strong” your language is. Writing helps me, personally, create better stories with meaning behind it, as well as good characters who have an interesting back-story. Several skills that I’m trying to work on currently are writing from 3rd person and also providing more of an environment, rather than just having dialogue.

I get my inspiration for stories from different things. Sometimes, sitting outside provides a better environment. Writing on rainy days in particular is perfect, because you could describe how the rain hit your window or how the cold wind blew on your face, etc. Also, I really like to have a drink or a snack next to me. You know why? It makes me feel professional, even though I’m far from it. 😛

I have mentioned this book in one of my previous posts before, I think I mentioned it in my Fiction Corner section. But a great book for, what’s known as, “Writer’s Block” is called “The Writer’s Block” and is written by Jason Rekulak. He is an AMAZING author, who provided a compact and really comprehendible book on what to do when you’re stuck for ideas. It provides great exercises, pictures, words, quotes, inspirational stories from other writers and so much more! It has given me so many great ideas. I would really recommend it to anyone who’s either writing and stuck for ideas or has no inspiration to continue with your stories anymore (yep, that’s me….) or who’s thinking of starting to write. It really does help you so much and I find that whenever I’m out of ideas, I always refer back to the book to guide me.

So, whether you’re thinking about writing or are writing already, remember – there are no boundaries in expressing your thoughts or feelings. Whether it is through a fictional character, or through a detailed biography of your life. It helps you in so many ways and there are different things that you can do while writing. If you’re struggling to write regularly and put your books “on hold” really often, what I suggest you do is create a timetable where you decide on when you’re going to write. This especially helped me with my short story that I’m currently writing. My time limit is two weeks and whilst I may not write for the entirety of that time, I feel like it motivates me to release a chapter in a reasonable time for my readers.

Have fun with experimenting with it, it’s not for everyone, but if you find a style that suits you and that you enjoy, you’ll find it so much more fun, educational and captivating. I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=

‘V’ is for Voice

Hello my lovely cat people!

Today I’ll talk about having a voice.

Having a voice doesn’t mean singing, everyone can sing in their own way. Having a voice, in this post, means having a say in things and not being afraid to do it. Sometimes, society would think that having a voice for some people is ‘wrong’ or ‘inappropriate’. Well, I’m here to tell you that society can get fucked! Everyone should be able to voice their own opinions on things, even though they may not be the right opinions. Everyone should be allowed to have a voice and to explain to people why they think they are doing the right thing. But unfortunately, that doesn’t happen in some countries, which is really sad. Some people are thrown in jail because of what they think. We should learn to find our own voices and form our own beliefs without society telling us that we can’t talk about certain things. Be strong and remember that everyone always has a voice.

I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=

 

Playing with the Devil Chapter 5 | Fiction Corner

Hello my lovely cat people!

So here’s another chapter and I hope you’ll give it some love. I hope you enjoy and I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=

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Chapter 5

I feel like the start of spring break was the only thing that made me forget about that horrible nightmare. But I know that the minute I close my eyes, it will come back again…

I haven’t seen Luc since… my birthday, which was the 10th of May. It was a mixture of good and bad, of course, but that nightmare has haunted me since and I can’t seem to get rid of it. Luc has given me another gift that day… but it wasn’t the one that I wanted or treasured. He has scarred me and I don’t feel like talking to him anymore.

I am still at school, while almost everyone else is out with their parents or other relatives, or just friends. However, the one person that I don’t want here is Luc. I’ve been avoiding him for so long, for what feels like months. There is no escape from him, it’s as if he’s following me but from a distance. It’s a feeling that I can’t quite explain…

It’s a start of a new day, maybe things are going to change and I’m not going to be haunted by a nightmare or stalked by a guy who gave it to me. At least, that’s what I keep telling myself. The calendar states that today is the 25th of May, which makes it the fifteenth day of my “avoidance” mission. I want it to end, I really do, but I feel like I don’t have much of a choice. I have to avoid him, because he makes me scared, he makes me angry, upset, every single negative thing there is. And the worst thing about it is that I can’t escape it, no matter how hard I try. Every time I’m around him, I feel like I’m about to tear something… or someone, apart. I try to notice the good side, but every time I look at him after what happened on my birthday, all I see is darkness in his eyes. It’s like his blue eyes were completely filled up by the grey colour that I keep seeing. Of course, before, I would’ve thought that they are contacts. But now, I’m not so sure…

Going out of my room for breakfast felt so nerve-racking and dangerous, almost like I’m not even in the school anymore. I was trying to put my food onto the steel tray as fast as I could so that I ate my breakfast way before he showed up… But now, he knows my patterns, so when I went to sit down at my usual spot in the farthest table  in the corner, Luc stormed in and sat right next to me. He was eating an apple and grinning as if nothing had happened. Soon after he noticed that I was trying to avoid looking at him and was trying to turn and run away as far as I possibly could, he put his hand on top of mine.

“We need to talk,” that was just what I didn’t want to hear…

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After breakfast, Lucifer and I went up to his room. Turns out, he hasn’t got family to go back to either, how ironic… I awkwardly sat down on his neatly done bed and still tried to avoid his gaze. But when he grabbed my chin lightly and turned my face towards him, I couldn’t look away. That’s when I realised that I missed the guy. As much as I wanted to truly hate him for emotionally damaging me for, probably, the rest of my life, looking at his blue-grey eyes made me weak at the knees. Luc noticed that and started to smirk.

“You really have missed me, haven’t you?” After that, I did something that I hadn’t done before – leaned on his shoulder and started crying. Luc was startled for a moment, but he then quickly wrapped his arms around me, the smell of his cologne was going to stay on my clothes, but I didn’t care. I just wanted to know what the hell was going on! “Have you really missed me that much?” I pulled away and was still balling my eyes out. Was this some kind of a sick joke to him? Why is he toying around with me like this?

“This isn’t funny, you know. You come up to me on my birthday, giving me some… necklace, which looks really creepy, by the way. And then you take me out of class and start staring at me, after which I get a nightmare which I’ve been having for the past 10 days! Do you know how scared I’ve been to fall asleep every night? Because I know that I will see all of those glass jars and limbs and that woman… The worst thing is, I can’t do anything about it, so you’d better have a pretty good explanation for me!”

I stood up and started staring at him. The smirk was completely wiped off his face and his gaze suddenly became serious. He was looking away from me, for the first time. What is he trying to do?

“That’s actually what I wanted to talk to you about, but… we haven’t exactly kept in close contact…” he stood up too. “So I figured I’d give you space and leave you be for a while, thinking that you’d start talking to me. But no luck there either. Have you thought to ask ME how I feel? Didn’t you think for one second that—“

I did something I shouldn’t have done. But once I have actually done it, it felt right, it felt like suddenly all the pieces of the puzzle connected and I can see the whole picture so clearly. I have been slowly falling in love with the mystery boy called Lucifer. The creepy, dark and flirty guy who looked totally gorgeous, I might add. So what’s the thing you do when you realise you love someone? Kiss them…

Luc was surprised, but then he became confident. His lips were so warm and soft, he was so gentle. It felt so right, but so wrong. I have been hating this guy for about 10 days, but now, one simple kiss solved everything. With the touch of the lips, a “war” has ended, peace has been established and everything seemed right. My head has never been clearer, I have never felt more alive.

After kissing him for, what felt like, an eternity, I pulled away. Luc was just smirking, but I felt so shy that I wanted to hide. He pulled me in for a hug and started playing with my hair.

“Why did you do that?” I pulled away slightly, but his arms were still around me. I looked up at his blue eyes.

“Because… I think I love you,” it felt wrong right after I said that, I pulled away completely and was on my way to going out of the door, when Luc suddenly blocked the entrance. I have never had a phobia before, but suddenly, I felt claustrophobic and I couldn’t breathe. His eyes were turning grey.

“I need to tell you something… I—“ my phone rang, perfect timing! My parents can pick just the right time to talk to me. Apologising briefly, I dashed out through the door and didn’t look back. He was still shouting my name, but I didn’t care anymore. This is the first time I’ve been so excited to talk to my parents.

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‘U’ is for Unique

Hello my lovely cat people!

Today I thought I’d talk about being unique and different. Also, don’t forget that Chapter 6 of Playing with the Devil is going to be out tonight! 😀

Being unique is what makes us different to everyone else. We should be proud of everything that we do do differently to everyone else, because that is what separates us from them. I’m not trying to be exclusive, but what I’m trying to say is we shouldn’t be ashamed of doing something differently to someone else. Can you imagine what life would be like if we did everything the same? Watched the same TV shows, had the same friends, dressed the same, etc? Can you imagine how insane that would be? That’s why clothing, TV, movies, etc. work – because everyone has different tastes, thoughts and feelings. Don’t be afraid of doing something differently to everyone else. If you’re ever in doubt, think about how boring it would be to do the EXACT same thing to the person to the right, left, behind or front of you. Having the exact same flaws to beat, the same feelings and thoughts… Stay true to yourself and always listen to what you think is right, as well as listening to those closest to you.

I love you all~! ❤

MEOW! =^.^=