Sunday, 29 September 2013

September Favourites | 2013 ❤

September, the first month of fall and classes and the last one of summer and holidays.

This month started a whole new chapter for me: university.
The sunset on my way home from university.
I took a year off in between high school and uni and this year I was prepared for everything and anything. Although taking one year off was one of the best decisions I have ever made, it was also one of the most risky. Having my friends studying or working, I usually caught myself depressing over silly things because, well, I had nothing else to do. Ever since joining uni, I have been the happiest girl ever.

University has a different vibe to high school. You are there because you want to, nobody is forcing you to be there. Tired of listening to your teacher? Pack your things and go. You're late? Just sneak in and take a seat. Tired of being judged? Forget that, you will find the nicest people in university (talking about personal experience, I'm sorry if your uni isn't like that!).

In Portugal, we have this thing called 'praxe' (a tradition) which is a set of initiation rituals freshmen have to go through to lose their social inhibitions and easily intrigate into university. You aren't obliged to attend them and that's good because in some universities the veterans (students from the 2nd year or higher) are really rude to you.

I used to be against 'praxe' because I had heard they made you do horrible things but my university made me change my mind. The veterans were super nice to us and were always concerned, making sure we were ok. We played games, had a laugh and socialized. I'm glad I decided to attend it!

Besides university, the other thing I have been in love with are my new black jeans! I bought them early in the month and I have been styling them with everything.
They have a snakeskin effect, it feels so good to touch them! (weirdo)

Songs I had on replay:

And that's everything for this month! I have high expectations for October, it's my birthday on the 28th, yey!!

Happy sunday! x

Monday, 23 September 2013

Weekend & YouTube

Hey, do you still remember me?! Lately I have either been super busy with university or out with friends, having no time left to update my blog (boohoo!). But I'm here now and I will try to be here every time I can - I kind of miss it here!

Being the good friend I am, this past weekend I went out to see one of my best friends perform with her tuna downtown. She asked me to take photos and, if possible, film one or two performances.

As you may or may not know (probably not), I love snapping photos and filming everything (I even acquired Movie Maker last month just to toy around with some videos) so I was already planning on recording everything even if she wanted to or not, mwuahah!

This leads us to YouTube. I asked her if she wanted me to upload one of her performances to YouTube and she happily nodded. I quickly created a new account which you can subscribe to if you want to, you're not obliged but it would make me really happy! The channel's name is Hello Annie (duh).

I'm still not sure what I'll upload there, maybe just whatever I feel like until I decide on something. So if you are into random, personal stuff, welcome to my channel!

Anyway, here's the video of my friend and her tuna singing 'Menina Caloira'. Their tuna's name is 'Hatuna Matata' (see what they did there?).
If you aren't Portuguese and you understand anything they sing, kudos to you, my friend. Hope you like it!

Happy monday! x

Sunday, 8 September 2013


Yesterday I was nervous the whole day because I was finally going to know if I had been accepted into university or not.
The results were supposed to be released at midnight but at 22h30 my mum received a call from her friend saying that her daughter's friend had already gotten a mail stating that she had been accepted. I immediately opened a new tab, logged into my e-mail and cheered as soon as I read that I too had been accepted, woohoo!
My family and friends showered me with congratulations and hugs, it was definitely a good time!

My university is in another city - takes me 45 minutes by bus and then 15 minutes walking. I don't know how tired I will be but chances are I won't have as much time for blogging as I did during the holidays. I will try my best to post everytime I can as this is something I really enjoy doing!

If you are going to uni this year like myself, good luck and have fun! We can be newbies together :) If you are still attending school, make the best of it! I know it can seem boring and you would rather be out with friends but trust me when I say you are going to miss it when it's over.
My uni :)
Happy sunday!

Wednesday, 4 September 2013

Dewey's Nine Lives - Review

I visited a family friend a while ago and I noticed this book on her desk.
(Excuse the Portuguese)
Since we recently "adopted" a cat, the book's cover immediatelly grabbed my attention. I asked her what it was about and she told me that it contained various stories about cats that changed their owner's lives.

After a brief conversation, I came to find that this was actually Vicki Myron's second book about Dewey and that the first one was about his story and how he affected Vicki's life and various others at the Spencer Public Library.

Even though I haven't read the first book, my friend generously lent me this one to read.

The book changed my perspective about cats and brought me closer to my own. It taught me that every cat has his/her own personality and just because yours doesn't like water, doesn't mean your neighbour's cat doesn't either. It definitely made me realise that cats aren't much different from us and are just as good as a best friend as a dog.

You also get to read about real life stories and, if like me, you haven't read the first book, then it's okay because the author talks about Dewey's story too inbetween.

I recommend this to every cat lover/owner. If you want to look for it, the original title is 'Dewey's Nine Lives: The Legacy of the Small-Town Library Cat Who Inspired Millions' and the first one is 'Dewey - The Small-Town Library Cat Who Touched the World'.

Hopefully I'll get to read the first book in the future as I really would like to know more about Dewey.

Happy wednesday! x