Thursday, 30 July 2015

I'm still alive

Hi, it's me. I'm still alive. I haven't updated this blog in months but I recently got a new camera (well, technically it's my sister's) and I revamped my blog layout so I'm in the mood to post something. Other than turning 21 last month, I'm also back in school for the regular school year and I am finally a Senior so I'm definitely graduating next year! One year late but who cares, right?!  I'm taking 30 units this semester including thesis writing so I'm kinda scared and stressed out. Other than school stuff, life has been pretty good.

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

memories in grains

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Old film photos my friend April took from two hairstyles ago. 

I love taking photos. I fell in love with Photography in high school and decided to take it as my major in college. I lost inspiration and realized that I didn't really like where the school was located because the place was too crazy for me so I moved to a different school and took up Marketing instead. Surprisingly, I'm actually good at it. I still miss being an art student though since I'm more of a right brain than left so it's actually nice to have friends who are on the same page as me.

April brings her analogue camera with her anywhere we go and would always take photos of everyone. These were taken from late 2014 to early 2015 hence the different hair length.


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I have no idea what I'm doing though.
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Sunday, 3 May 2015

Top 5 books so far

That Girl - Top 5 books so far

Since I enjoy reading so much I thought it would be cool to share with you my favorite books that were published this year. I compiled five that may or may not change your life. Be warned. *You may need boxes of tissues for some of these.

1. My Heart And Other Black Holes by Jasmine Warga*

My Heart and Other Black Holes is about two suicidal teenagers who made a pact to be each others suicide partner after meeting each other online. It's a heartbreaking book about the realities of depression. Definitely a 5-star read.

I was really hesitant on reading this 'cus the last Colleen Hoover book I read, Maybe Someday, was so bad I had to calm myself down several times. I didn't finish it and immediately rated it one star on goodreads. I hated it that much. Never Never, on the other hand, was brilliant. It's about a couple who woke up with no recollection of who they are and what they are to each other. It's a good mystery book and can even by creepy at times. I loved it.
This book was described as The Fault in Our Stars meets Eleanor and Park but honestly, All the Bright Places is way better than both books. I full on bawled my eyes out. Like, literally sobbed while clutching my iPad to my chest. If that doesn't make you want to read this even more then maybe the fact that it will be made into a movie starring Elle Fanning will. I'm serious. This is so good.


4. The Girl On The Train by Paula Hawkins


The Girl On The Train is about a woman who thinks she can help in an investigation of a missing person-- the person she always sees when she's on the train.This is an amazing psychological thriller. This was actually compared to Gone Girl and Before I Go To Sleep (but I still think the latter is better. Totally recommend that too) It's the type of book that has characters with no redeeming qualities at all but then again, it's what makes it good, you know? 

5. When by Victoria Laurie

A paranormal mystery book about a girl who can see dates on people's forehead-- dates of their death. I'm usually picky with paranormal books since it's not really the type of genre I normally read. When actually exceeded my expectations because I love the mystery twist. I personally think this is something than can be made in a movie. Totally recommend.

So, there! I hope you find something you like. You can also add me up on goodreads to see what books I'm currently reading.

Saturday, 2 May 2015

30 Random Facts About Me

Nettie Solon

I've been in and out of the blogging community for almost three years now. Even I can't keep up with the constant change but alas, I'm back to start anew. Hello old and new friends. I'm Nettie and welcome to my "blog".

As my first post, I figured it would be nice to share a little something about myself. Here are just some random tidbits about me that you may or may not find interesting:

  1. I'm 20 years old, turning 21 on June 16
  2. I'm currently taking up BSBA Marketing at Meridian International College and I graduate (hopefully!!) by next year
  3. I used to take up Photography
  4. My favorite part of my body are my nails. (Yes)
  5. I have large feet. I'm a size nine, sometimes a ten
  6. I took up the Myers-Briggs Personality Test and it says that I'm an INFP
  7. "INFP personalities are true idealists, always looking for the hint of good in even the worst of people and events, searching for ways to make things better. While they may  be perceived as calm, reserved, or even shy, INFPs have an inner flame and passion that can truly shine." 
  8. I love reading. I always make sure I have a couple of ebook choices on my iBooks app
  9. I used to have waist length hair but I cut it to medium length after a horrible heartbreak
  10. Then I realized that short hair actually looks great on me so I started cutting and cutting until now a couple inches below my ears.
  11. I cut it in my parent's bathroom like some kind of criminal
  12. I hate Geometry and Chemistry
  13. I am also TERRIBLE at Accounting
  14. But I love History
  15. I only play educational and simulation games on my phone
  16. I get emotionally invested in books and TV shows
  17. I once sent a long angry e-mail to ABC Family after they cancelled Jane by Design and also sent an angry e-mail to the writers demanding requesting they remove one character because she's ruining my OTP (one true pair)
  18. I also sometimes send angry tweets to Marlyn King, the producer and writer of Pretty Little Liars. That show is frustrating.
  19. I also cry easily.
  20. I would love to travel the world someday and probably settle down somewhere.
  21. My ultimate travel goal destination is Santorini, Greece
  22. I actually want to get married there
  23. I love fashion
  24. I hate routine. I get bored fast!
  25. I am obsessed with Snapchat (username: nettiesolon) and Instagram
  26. I love to write and I post them on my tumblr.
  27. I hate commuting.
  28. The mole I have near my mouth actually just grew when I was in high school. I wasn't born with it.
  29. I started blogging when I was in grade school.
  30. I'm a feminist
I was actually aiming on writing fifty facts but who knew writing about yourself can be so hard? Anyway, this blog will be a mix of fashion + lifestyle and I hope you all enjoy it. I also hope I don't get bored with it. Again. 

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