Here’s my top 10 favorites from last night:
Do we share any favorites?
Here’s my top 10 favorites from last night:
Do we share any favorites?
Good morning everyone!
It’s 09.43 as I’m starting this post and I didn’t sleep at all last night. No, it wasn’t insomnia. It was OSCARS NIGHT. If you know me half well you know how much I
live love The Oscars.
The first time any kind of movie award caught my attention was back in 2013. I had loved movies all my life, way before that, but I was taking cinema classes in college so I became interested in awards, actors and technical aspects. I’m not sure I actually watched the ceremony in 2013 but I know I was really happy thatArgowon.
Now, 2014 was a turning point. I had done so much research for the whole of 2013 and was way more into the whole Oscar phenomenon. I had watched all the films and was rooting for 12 Years a Slave, which ended up winning Best Picture. I was very happy with the winners of Best Actor in a Leading Role and Best Actor in a Supporting Role, Matthew McConaughey and Jared Leto for Dallas Buyers Club. In my opinion, all of the movies were really good that year. Here’s the full list of nominees:
By 2015, I was addicted. It had become my thing. It was also the first time I felt deceived. Oh yes. I was rooting for either The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything or Boyhood. Wonderful movies. I mean, I had three favorites, it’s not like I would be disappointed, would I? Wrong. Birdman or (The Unexpected Virtue of Ignorance)took the Oscar for Best Picture. Okay. But why? I was happy that Eddie Redmayne won Best Actor for The Theory of Everything because, let’s face it, he played a damn good Stephen Hawking. Julliane Moore took the Award for Best Actress with Still Alice which was well deserved. Still, my heart broke a little.
2016 came and my dreams were shattered once again. There were so many good movies. I mean, I did like Spotlight, the winner. But it’s not the one I would have picked. There was Room, The Revenant, The Martian, Brooklyn, Bridge of Spies, The Big Short. I felt like there were better choices for Best Picture. Thank God Leonardo DiCaprio won Best Actor in a Leading Role, FINALLY, otherwise I would have lost my shit! Although I do think Eddie Redmayne should have won again, for his brilliant performance in The Danish Girl. He would have won two years in a row, which would have been awesome. But Leo deserved that Oscar. He froze his ass in Canada to film The Revenant. I mean, he had been freezing his ass since Titanic and no Oscar. He got inside a friggin horse. It was his.
2017 was a weird year for me. I had seen all of the movies and was really excited but fell asleep before the ceremony. It was actually a blessing, otherwise I might have had a stroke because of the “La La Land… Fuck no… Moonlight” incident. I was obviously rooting for La La Land and the disappointment would be too hard to take after that false alarm. The other films were all really good, though, the best being Hacksaw Ridge, in my opinion.
So you have probably realized by now how I’ve been robbed since 2015, haven’t you? So unfair. Well, this year was no different. I was feeling pretty confident that Timothée Chalamet would win Best Actor. Nope. That dude who played Churchill in The Darkest Hour (A.k.A Dunkirk number 2) took Oscar home. Well, that was sad. Fortunately, Best Picture was still to come and I was fine with either Three Billboards Outside Ebbing Missouri or Call Me By Your Name. I was so wrong. The Shape of fuck a fish won instead. I mean… How? Why? I feel empty inside. How could they do this to me?? You do understand why I’m so upset don’t you? Thank you.
Yeah, I just needed to vent and share this long, sad story. The Oscars are probably the reason I take so much medication. It’s too much too handle. Year after year. I guess I’ll just go and cry in a corner now, maybe listen to the La La Land soundtrack and try to feel better. There’s always 2019. No one is getting my Oscar next year.
Tell me guys,
Does anyone share my disappointment?
Are you a cinema lover?
What’s your favorite movie ever?
How do you feel about the Oscars?
Did you watch any of this year’s nominees?
Were you rooting for a film/actor?
For the last few days, since I asked for questions for my Q&A and someone asked what do I expect for my blog in the future, I felt like I needed to share some thoughts on blogging with my readers, so you can understand with goes through my mind when I think about this little internet space of mine.
First of all, I understand that some of you might be tired of all the Awards (I know they’re always the same, even my boyfriend and sister say they usually skipped them), because I do every single one I’m nominated for. My reasons are simple: I feel so happy and honored (when I started blogging I didn’t even know there was such thing) to be nominated that I must share that with my readers, that is my first reason. Secondly, I could never feel right if someone takes the time to think of me and nominate me for something and I just let it be. Respect and gratitude for the person who nominated me are my reason number two.
Not that I think that bloggers who don’t do them are disrespectful, not at all. I just think we have different ways of dealing with this type of post, both being okay. I can respect everyone’s opinion on the matter, I really do.
Nevertheless, if my readers are really, really tired of them, you can please tell me, as I’m always open to your opinions and love suggestions. Do you think I shouldn’t do them? Do you skip them? Please tell me now, as I have a bunch of them waiting to be posted.
This is a non-issue for me, since I’m not competitive at all. I’m happy when I reach 500 followers, I’m happy when YOU reach 5oo followers. There’s no other way for me. Blogging is a community and you are my friends, not my competition. I know that I’ve reached a good number of followers in a short amount of time and I know that some people who have been here long may not have as many, but it has NEVER crossed my mind that I’m better than them in any way. They are just numbers. Who knows why people follow? Who knows if they will stick around? Of course I’m happy to know that 500+ people followed my blog but I’m much happier to know about those 100 that always read, always comment, always support me, those who I consider my blogging friends. That’s what’s important for me – the community, the group, the help, the encouragement, the amazing people I got to know in these last two months. Without them, the number of followers means nothing for me. Without them, my number of followers is an empty accomplishment.
When this blog still existed only in my mind, I imagined I would someday be a great blogger and turn it into a business and make money from it. I didn’t know how people did it, and still don’t know. But I was going to do it. Fast forward two months and, here I am, thinking that this might never be anything more than a personal blog. Personal blogs don’t sell. I don’t try on new makeup or new clothes, I don’t DIY anything either. Not that I don’t like it or that I won’t do those things in the future, it’s just not where I am right now. I do love makeup and fashion and DIY and I hope to be a mommy blogger someday. My point is, even if or when I change my themes and start doing different things and addressing different issues, I don’t think I will ever be a great very well-known blogger, who makes money from my blog. It just looks too big for me.
That’s it, friends. Random things that were occupying my mind regarding my blog and the blogging word.
Do you have anything to say about it?
Over the next few weeks you can expect to read about my daily life and the changes I’m making as I spend my days fighting depression and trying to improve my health in general.
Is there something else you would like to read on this blog? I’m always open to suggestions!!
I was nominated (a long time ago) for the Mystery Blogger Award by three lovely ladies: Dacia – https://britestfyrefly.wordpress.com/
Midnight Magician – https://midnightmagician.wordpress.com
Girls, thank you so much for thinking of me. I’m sorry I’m only getting to this now!
I’m so late with this, so I’m cheating and only answering their questions:
Once again, thank you so much for this nominations.
It’s been months since I’ve done an award post.
Oh yes, I’m that behind.
I had even said I wouldn’t do any more of a few, Liebster being one of them. But I just can’t be nominated and ignore the person or their questions. I just can’t.
Since it has been a while, you might not even get that bothered by it.
Now, let’s get to it.
• You must acknowledge who has nominated you and also share their links
• Share 11 facts about yourself (Skip)
• Answer the 11 questions that you have been asked
• Nominate 11 more bloggers whose blog you would recommend (Skip)
• Ask 11 questions that you would like those bloggers to answer (Skip)
• Let the bloggers you’ve nominated know that they’ve been nominated. (Skip)
Questions by Cassi?
Consider yourself nominated if you want to do it. Choose 11 questions among the 22 provided above.
Thank you for reading!!
I was nominated for this Award for the 5th and 6th time, by fellow bloggers Bea and Stella! Girls, I really appreciate that you thought of me for this Award! Thank you so much! Dear readers, please be awesome and visit their blogs, if you don’t know them already!! Great posts await you!!
When you were in school (or if you are in school) did/do you find yourself doodling in your notebook? – Sometimes!! But I usually, when things are slow, I take that time to write on my planner or to-do list.
Are there any animals that you are afraid of? – All of the wild ones, lol. And big dogs!
Do you prefer small towns or big cities? – Small towns. Always.
What was the best news you’ve ever received? – That Rui was moving to my city. We were living 300 km apart when we met.
What three qualities draw you to a person? – Honesty, intelligence, sense of humor.
Are you a creature of habit? – For sure!
Would you consider yourself to be spontaneous or do you like things planned out? – A little of both but I prefer to have everything planned out and organized!
Are you one to engage conflict or avoid it? – Engage only if it’s absolutely necessary. I tend to avoid it!
As a child, what is the strangest thing you believed in? – Ghosts!! I was so afraid of ghosts!
If you could eliminate one of your weakness’, what would it be? – I would be more sporty.
What book or quote has taught you a valuable life lesson? – Harry Potter. Don’t avoid something just because you THINK you don’t like it.
What is your all-time favorite book? – Wuthering Heights!!
What are some of your hobbies? – I have quite a few. I knit and crochet, have this blog so you can say I blog and write as a hobby, I like to read, watch movies and series.
Bookstores or libraries? – Both. But I prefer libraries. They’re free! Also, we should support libraries.
Who is your favorite blogger? – I couldn’t choose. I have about 30 favorites.
Do you prefer the city or the country? – Countryside, always. I moved from the city to the countryside a year ago and love it so much!!
I nominate whomever doesn’t have this Award yet!
Thank you so much for the nomination, girls!! I’m honored, as always!!
I have, once again, been nominated for the Blogger Recognition Award, by dear bloggers:
They’re all amazing in their own way and I highly recommend their blogs, if you don’t know them already!! Check their blogs, will you? Pretty please? Thank you!
Thank you girls for nominating me!! It’s always an honor.
Unfortunately, I think I should leave these Awards for bloggers who don’t have as many, so I won’t be doing this one again! 11th time is the charm!!
I have told this story many times, but I don’t mind sharing it once again, at all! I have always wanted to be a blogger and to have a blog. I was following about 20 blogs on Bloglovin and I just wanted to have what they had. Little did I know I would love WordPress and the WordPress community even more (those bloggers I followed use Blogger)!! I had tried to start a blog many times before, but I would either lose interest, feel forced to write or just get bored. I guess the time and platform weren’t right. In the morning of January 24, I decided to create a blog, this time on WordPress. I fell in love with it and haven’t stopped since!! There hasn’t been a single day where I struggle about what to write! It’s a passion, and my joy! I love my blog, the fact that I am an actual blogger and the amazing people I have met through this hobby of mine. I’m really happy that I started this blog and I often say it was the best decision I’ve ever made!
(I’m still a new blogger myself, and I don’t consider myself any kind of expert. I only share what has worked for me so far!)
I nominate anyone who reads this and has been following me for less than a week.
Just comment “nominated” and you are automatically so.
I would like to thank everyone once again, it’s always great to be nominated for an Award and I’m always proud and honored!!
I have been nominated for the Sunshine Blogger Award not once, but FIVE times. Having done it already twice, this will be the last time I will do it. I mean, if you nominate me, I will thank you and mention it in a post, but I won’t do the actual Award!
My first nomination came from Sophie and Georgia, who blog at Utterly Us. It would be great and I would be very happy if you would stop by, read around, give them a few likes and perhaps even a follow!!
Who is your hero? – My mother is my hero. She raised me and my sister by herself, with little to no help and she managed to do a very good job. All mothers in general, actually. I have a thing for mothers and I’m very protective of them. Being a mom is hard and people should give them more credit for what they do.
Have you been stung by a bee/wasp? – I have. A long time ago. I remember I was in grade 7, P.E class and my teacher was pregnant lol
Are you still learning who you are? – I am and I always will be. In my opinion, you don’t just discover yourself. It’s a lifelong learning process. I know myself better now than I did when I was sixteen and I think I will know me even better by 35, 50, etc…
What is your favorite (or cheesiest) knock knock joke? – Oh, I wish I could remember one. I’m so sorry, my memory has given up on me.
What is the worst injury you’ve ever had? – A second degree burn on my wrist from a very hot pot, coming from the oven while I was making bread. Also, I had a car accident in December and hit my head pretty hard, didn’t break anything but my head and the rest of my body hurt pretty bad for about a week.
What is the best compliment you’ve ever received? – People usually tell me I’m very intelligent and entrepreneurial.
What was the last picture you took on your phone? Can you show us? – Pink flower, just posted it on Instagram (15.04.2017)
What is on your perfect pizza? – Green peppers, red peppers, mushrooms and sweet corn.
What do you first do when you go on your phone in the morning? – Since becoming a blogger, I first check my WordPress app.
What is your favorite word? – Dandelion. I have no idea why.
Who do you go to for advice (you don’t have to answer that)? What is the best advice they have given you? – I go to several people but mainly my boyfriend and mother. He can always make me calmer and my mother can always make me feel more positive.
My second nomination comes from Mila, from Doodling Panda! She’s a new blogger and I’m sure she would appreciate a visit and some love, so go over to her blog and dedicate some time to read a few of her posts!!
What are/is the thing/things that only you can do? – I don’t this there is something only I can do. But among all people I know, I’m the one who has the highest level and most advanced certificate in English. Basically, no one in my circle speaks better English than me.
Chocolate or vanilla? – Chocolate. Lots of it.
Define beauty, from your perspective. – Beauty is everywhere. In people from all shapes and sizes, in words, in nature, in kindness…
Do you like YouTube? Who is your favorite YouTuber? – I do. I have several, all moms. They are: A Farmhouse Full, Jamerril’s Large Family Table, Jessfam, Britney and Baby, This Gathered Nest, The Freckled Fox;
Dog, cat or rodent person? – Dogs are my favorite but I would love to have a cat and a Guinea pig or two.
Tea or coffee? – Both. But if I really have to pick one… coffee.
What is your zodiac sign? – Scorpio.
Do you believe in fortune-telling? – Not really.
Your biggest fear? – Losing the people I love, car accidents, cancer.
Your favorite cartoon? – I actually hate cartoons. Always have.
Have you ever petted a wild animal? if so what animal was it? – Nope, don’t think so.
Then I was nominated by my dear friend Lindsay, who blogs over at Lindsay Rose. She’s one of the bloggers I know best and I absolutely love her. She’s great fun and her posts are always super interesting. I’m sure you’ll love her blog, so go over and then tell if it isn’t amazing!
What made you start your blog? – I have always wanted to be a blogger. I knew I would be one some day. I have wanted to have a blog for many years and have even tried a few times, always giving up. This time I started and haven’t stopped, since my first post!
Who are your favorite bloggers? – I’m sorry but I have about 30 favorite bloggers, it would be a huge list. They know who they are and you know you’re one of them!
Do you advertise your blog across social media platforms? – My posts are automatically shared on Twitter and Facebook.
What lessons have you learnt from blogging so far? – That I can keep up with a project for a long time, dedication and that the internet is not such a bad place. I have met amazing people.
Do your family and friends support your blog? – They do. They read and make comments (to me)!
Next, I was nominated by Minty from Minty Freshie! She is very sweet and writes very interesting articles that I’m sure you all would love as much as I do. Please go over to her blog and check them for yourselves.
If you could become fluent overnight in any language, which would it be and why? – German, for sure!
What is your funniest memory, and why? – I have so many. It’s hard. I’m sorry. Maybe my sleep overs with my friends. We are 20 somethings and still have slumber parties! I always end up sleeping by midnight.
What is your all time favorite TV show? – House M.D. I also have a huge crush on Dr. House.
Do you have a hidden talent? (or just a cool talent) – I can sing pretty well.
If you could go shopping with any person, dead or alive, who would it be and why? – Can it be fictional? Blair Waldorf. She would be paying, by the way.
Do you have a pet peeve? – I might have a ton of them… But I hate people who stop on the sidewalk to casually talk and don’t let people walk through!
Day person or night person? (ie. have fun during the day or party all night?) – No fun at night. I’m and old soul.
Country you would love to visit? – I feel like I say this so much that Donald Trump will end up sending me a plane ticket lol. The United States.
What is your favorite sport? – Swimming!
Do you prefer cities or the countryside? – The countryside. But close enough to the city, where I can shop, go to the movies, etc.
What made you decide to create a blog? – I have always wanted to be a blogger. I knew I would be one some day. I have wanted to have a blog for many years and have even tried a few times, always giving up. This time I started and haven’t stopped, since my first post!
Finally, I was nominated by Midnight Magician. If you like DIY and yummy recipes, this is one of the blogs you should be following!! Just head over there and try stopping your mouth from watering!
What’s your least favorite household chore? – Vacuuming. I have a special hate for it. Just hate it. I can scrub toilets for life, wash dishes for two hours but when it comes to the vacuum cleaner, I either ask my boyfriend to do it or do it complaining.
Tradition you have on Easter? (Family/Friends/ Yourself?) – Spend it with my parents – in – law. My side of the family doesn’t really care or celebrate Easter.
Favorite hairstyle? – I wish I could do a French braid! 😦
Favorite accessory? – I love rings and bracelets. They make me feel put together and complete my outfits nicely.
Favorite dessert? (as you can tell, I’m still all about the food;)) – A Portuguese dessert called “Serradura”. It’s delicious. Or Oreo mousse.
Where would your dream location to live in be? – Somewhere in the United States. I think maybe Washington or Oregon or Minnesota.
A funny thing that happened to you in the last week? – Hmmm… last week. Oh, I was eating a piece of toast while talking on the phone with my mom. My dog, Rosa, caught me off-guard and stole my toast from my hand.
What’s one thing you wish you could change about one person in your life? – I don’t want to change anybody. It’s not my place to do so.
3 qualities you value in a person? – Honesty, intelligence and kindness.
A quote you really like, and why? – “Be the change you want to see in the world” (by Gandhi, I think). Because I want to do everything that I possibly can to make the world a little better!
Have you read Harry Potter? If yes, what house are you in/would be and/or who’s your favorite character? If no, WHY?!? Explain,please . – I have just finished the first book and my favorite character so far is Dumbledore. I think he is kind and approachable and just a nice old grandpa.
So, since I have done this a bunch of times, I won’t be nominating specific people.
Consider yourself nominated if you read this and have been blogging for less than 2 months!!!!
Just comment “Nominated” and you’re automatically one of my nominees!
Thank you so much for all of the nominations and the lovely questions. It was a pleasure!
My dear friend Maggie, who blogs over at Dreaming of Guatemala has just created her own Award to celebrate her birthday, which was on Monday, the 10th. I’m so proud of her for taking this step and for being such a creative, beautiful, bright soul. She nominated me for her Award and I’m very late in doing it (I’m sorry, my darling) but it’s with great pleasure and happiness that I write this post. Maggie was one of the first people I “met” in this blogging world, and she has always been extremely supportive and a dedicated reader and friend! Please check her blog!! She writes about her faith and her love for the Lord, her family, her little weekly accomplishments, her Spanish learning journey on her own!) and she kills me with delicious and tempting desserts!! Now, without further ado, I’m happy to do The Awesome Blogger Award, created by Maggie! Thank you so much for thinking of me as one of your nominees, beautiful girl!
Dear Maggie, what an amazing age 17 is. You’re no longer a girl, you’re an amazing young woman. Your parents have every reason to be proud of you. I have yet to meet someone with such strong faith and so devoted to her brothers and sister. You’re a blessing to your family, and your mom is so lucky to have you as her daughter and helper. You’re such a mature girl and you hold very good values. I know that you will be an amazing woman and that you will do great things with your life. I can’t wait to see where you’re headed and to follow you closely, while you start your transition from a beautiful girl to an awesome woman. I hope your journey is always full of love and filled with joy. I hope life is good to you, because you deserve it! Please keep being happy and creative and kind! The world is lucky to have you! Happy birthday, my dear. I’m sorry I’m so late.
A huge hug!!
Since I am so late in doing this Award posts and since there are so many, I decided to do things differently this time, and join them together in one post, simplifying things for my readers. No one wants to read 10 Award posts in one day, right? I thought so hahaha
This one I have Amy to thank for. Please be sure to check her lovely blog!!
Dear Haya from Random thoughts by Haya nominated me for this one! Do I need to tell you to go and check her blog? Please go!!! Thank you so much Haya, it means the world!
These are 9 things about myself (3 for each of my nominators):
1. Are you a morning person or a night owl? – Neither. I love to go to bed early but hate waking up early. I’m a morning owl? hahaha 2. What cereal is your favorite? – OMG, let’s not talk about cereal please. They are little chocolate pillows with some milk cream inside. No idea if you have something similar. 3. What games did you enjoy to play when you were younger? – Uno! 4. If you could go to one school from a high school movie which one would you go to? (Duff?, Easy A?, High school musical?) – Mean girls! Because on Wednesdays they wear pink! hahaha 5. Which Disney Prince would your younger self marry ? – None. I would marry ken. Barbie’s husband.
My blog started because I had always wanted to have one. I had tried several times bit never kept going, because I was lazy or didn’t feel like writing or lost my motivation. I guess the time wasn’t right. This time, I have posted almost every day since I started and I am absolutely in love with it!
Essencentral nominated me for this one. Thank you so much, my dear fellow blogger and friend!
The Cramm Award was created by Liv, the owner of theCramm, an awesome platform that is all about condensing each day’s news into one place!
I can’t choose just one thing, but I can promise I will always try my best to make the world a better place, by doing different things and always being willing to help people.
What would your days look like if time was not an issue?
I would be super productive and work on many projects at the same time, do all my hobbies, read many books and take advantage of my days!
Dear Jo from helloitsjo nominated me for this one. Thank you so so much!!! This is one of my favorite Awards!
And… I’m done. I’m sure for doing it like this but I have many reasons:
Feel free to consider yourself nominated if you haven’t done one or more of them.
They are my:
The Cramm Award number 4;
Liebster Award number 4;
Blogger Recognition Award 6 and 7;
Mystery Blogger Award 2, 3 and 4;
The Versatile Blogger Award number 2;
The One Lovely Blog Award number 2;
Now you understand why it doesn’t make sense to do each one of them individually, right? I’m sorry to the people who nominated me for not doing a proper post, but I hope you understand!
Thank you so much for all the nominations!
Please make sure to visit all the blogs!!
I’m sorry about the HUGE post. If you finish it, I will send you a big chocolate bar.