Summer occupations 2016

People ask me often ‘hey what’ve you been doing this summer? How’s your life going? My answer: I was chilling. Here is a list of the things I mean when I just say ‘chilling’:

 Shopping for my trip to Armenia

As usual, we always have to buy extra little bits and bops to carry with us in our suitcases. Plus: girls always need new clothes/shoes when they go on a holiday. Not that we bought a new wardrobe, but I bought myself a pair of high heels and we always buy lots of presents for our family in Armenia. Those presents can range from clothes to perfume (LOTS of perfume) to you name and and we give it. At some shopping day, I had a cute outfit on and I asked my mum to take pictures of my outfit. Here’s the result. I’m still a newbie at posing, but I guess I’m getting the hang of it. Don’t take this too seriously.

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Shirt: H&M – Dungarees: H&M – Shoes: Nike – Watch: Daniel Wellington – Socks: Topshop

 

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Derping in the car while holding my phone and doing nothing because I don’t even have internet on my phone when I’m outside the house. The lighting in the car is by the way always on point, why is that? I don’t understand why, but I always take my best selfies in the car.

Sunbathing on my teeny tiny balcony

I saw a bunny on the loose when I was standing on my balcony. First time I saw a bunny around my apartment in 17/18 years living here. (I’ve been living in this apartment since I was a few months old).

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Sorry for wasting your precious time lol, but I thought this was pretty rad.

Drawing and experimenting with new mediums

First of all, I’ve bought Muji pens and I’m pretty happy with them. I’ve also bought a white gelly roll and some new pencils and I already am in love with the gelly roll! The pencils didn’t work out for me though, but 3,25 euro’s for 24 pencils is no money, so I guess I should’ve expected it.

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Watching anime

Shokugeki no Souma: Ni no Sara / Food Wars! The Second Plate

The name of the anime kind of says what the anime is about. Here’s a short description of the plot, copied from wikipedia:

Shokugeki no Soma tells the story of a boy named Sōma Yukihira, whose dream is to become a full-time chef in his father’s neighborhood restaurant and surpass his father’s culinary skills. But just as Sōma graduates from middle school, his father, Jōichirō Yukihira, gets a new job that requires him to travel around the world and closes his shop. However, Sōma’s fighting spirit is rekindled by a challenge from Jōichirō which is to survive in an elite culinary school where only 10% of the students manage to graduate, where he meets many amazing students and experiences new events that allow him to grow further towards his cooking goal.

I’ve watched season 1 a few months ago and now I’m already hooked with the season 2. The food in the anime looks so good and everyting is explained in detail, which I like. I guess that’s also  why I like psychological anime, because everything you see is thought about. It’s not just random scenes put together, the creators of the anime put their heart and soul into it. To make it look as complicated, detailed and well thought about as possible. I also like the drawing style of the anime. Is there something annoying about the anime?  Yes there is: the overused ecchi. At the beginning it was funny and awkward, but now I’m getting tired of it. Luckily it’s not that often used in season 2, but still, I don’t like it. Okay I’ll stop complaining now.

Hunter x Hunter

One of my favourite anime up until now is Hunter x Hunter. The main character, Gon, is around 8/9 years old. He thought both his parents were dead, until his dad’s apprentice told him he’s still alive. Gon is a pretty rad kid and decides to become a hunter, just like his dad, to find out where the eff he’s been all his life. The character development of Gon (and all the other characters) is pretty great and Gon even becomes super strong. Though, Killua (the kid with the white hair)  is my favourite one. He’s so cute, I can’t help myself.

Bananya

This anime is the cutest one of the tree. I think it’s an anime for little kids, but I guess weird grown-ups like me watch this anime as well. It’s about a cute little cat hiding in a banana. Just look at the description I found on myanimelist.net (because it’s genius):

Bananya is a mysterious cat who hides inside a banana. Bananya lives undercover inside a real banana, and no-one has ever seen the part covered by banana skin…
When nobody is around, Bananya secretly plays and creates mischief. Bananya likes to play and eat sweet things. Bananya’s dream is to become a stylish chocolate banana.
(Source: TMS Entertainment)

Travelling to Armenia

I’ll dedicate a whole (or 2) article(s) to explain how it was and what I did there, so stay tuned for that! I can already say it was pretty fun and a nice experience.

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Working in a supermarket

Since the 16th of August, I work in a supermarket. It’s my first summer job ever and it’s not the worst thing ever lol. I re-stock the shelves and some days, I put sticker with -30% on the food that’s almost out of date. I mostly work around the dairy department, but sometimes I do the pre-cut meat and pre-cooked food department as well (I don’t know what the proper words are in English). Pretty ironic, being a vegan. (Although there are also vegan products in those departments).

Studying Japanese

You’ll probably be thinking: “But why are you studying Japanese when it’s still summer and you don’t go to uni yet?” Well, when I talked to a freshman, he said that if you study Hiragana (and Katakana I think) beforehand, it’ll be much easier during class.

Preparing for uni 📖🖋🇯🇵

Een foto die is geplaatst door Gloria (@http.sake) op

The end of this article is near, as I can’t remember what else I’ve been doing during summer. Or at least I can’t remember any other major things. I’ve been drawing sometimes and I created this blog + doing some research and learning to code. I’ve cooked a lot, I’ve talked to my close friend via skype quite often and I’ve met up with some friends . I also applied to my university, to study Japanese. After all, I didn’t waste my summer to anime or series, which is pretty decent.
Ps: I know I’m a terrible blogger, I didn’t blog for a month. Blablabla -instert a million excuses here- and – insert a million apologies here-. I’ll definitely post more regularly and I won’t procrastinate (hopefully, I won’t procrastinate as much as I did before).

 

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Gloria

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