Albums That Changed My Life – Pt 1

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Happy new year everyone !

I don’t really understand why everyone sees 2016 as a bad year, I would consider it as my favorite year because I feel I grew as a person when I became a mother. I think the parts I hate mostly are going through the baby blues as it progressed to postpartum depression, the emotions I had to go through let alone the tears that came out for no logical reason at all. Ironically these parts are the ones that changed me drastically and I realized how childish I was before.

So in the spirit of kicking myself for being too silly when I was younger, I decided to write about the albums that changed my life. Well, technically shaped my personality from the angsty emo teen to being a mother who still watches Pokemon.

If I go way back, I’ll probably mention few Arabic music since my grandfather used to play the Oud and sing whenever the family gathered but I remember few songs my mother used to play in the car and made us sing along.

Moving on to my preteen years, I started listening to more English music and of course the next album is the one that every 90s girl would know.

Spice Girls – Spice

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I remember I bought a Sony Walkman (like this one) and I really wanted to listen to music on a road trip from Jordan to Syria so my father stopped at some music store on the way and I took the cassette of this album because it looked interesting. I instantly became a fan of the Spice Girls and bought to next album Spiceworld and then Greatest Hits later on, I honestly still listen to their songs.

Now entering my teen years, I was forced into a public school and had to use the bus. The driver kept repeating one song throughout the whole ride, most of the girls were complaining because of it but it got lodged in my head and I heard the full album.

Blue – All Rise

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Don’t get me wrong, I was into Backstreet Boys and *NSYNC but Blue got a special place in my heart. Of course every girl go through the boy band phase, Let me know which was your favorite boy band ?

Around the same time, my cousin made me listen to an album that SUPPOSEDLY rated 18+ because of the language, and you know how we kids do whatever we can to pretend we are adults.

Madonna – American Life

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I guess my rebel phase started here because I officially learned how to swear and curse, or so I thought. Later the angst and rage of a teen was introduced so my music also shaped to fit that stage.

Linkin Park – Hybrid Theory

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Yes I’m into Linkin Park and still is. 

By that time I was listening to this album and also Meteora but mostly Hybrid Theory that’s why I chose it, I mean who didn’t blast “Runaway” and shouted the lyrics in the middle of the night?

During these years I was also into Britney Spears because every teen girl is, don’t deny it. So by the end of middle school, the cool girls were saying how amazing her song with Madonna “Me Against the Music” and I wanted to be cool so I repeated that song non-stop till I memorized it … and bragged about it, *sigh* young me, don’t go full stupid.

Britney Spears – Greatest Hits: My Prerogative

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I remember my father was so against me buying this album because she shows too much skin. It was a solid album of her best songs to be honest, it was my favorite for awhile.

Anyway, I’ve dragged this post for too long that’s why I’m stopping it here and I’ll post the second part soon hopefully since the next part will include my highschool to college years and they were all over the place of my choice in music.

Hope you enjoyed this post, I really want to know what albums changed your life so please comment below.

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Have a great day.

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Fictional Character Crush: The Spiky Haired Blonde

We all had a crush on a fictional character at some point of our lives, don’t try to deny that. I know I had plenty … ahem still do. So I thought of starting this series after I posted about games I recommend trying for November, of all the character I had a crush on and believe me I had many.

Cloud Strife

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Everyone who knew me back in school days, would know how obsessed I was with Cloud. I was married to him in my mind and I had his pictures all over my room, my notebooks and anywhere you can think of. To be honest, I was obsessed with any guy who had a mysterious aura around him, barely talks and gives that sad melancholy look. I would literally be fangirlling all over them.

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My obsession with him increased after I watched Advent Children movies and screenshot most of his scenes basically, I don’t know how many times I repeated that movie. I think I’m over this crush but it sort of popped back when I found out about the remake release so I’m all excited again.

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I would love to know who’s your fictional character crush, be sure to comment below. Thank you so much for reading and have a nice day.

The Time I Got Catfished

I was thinking about writing this story for quite sometime and recently I was telling my friend about this and I thought why not share it on my blog. So this happened 8 years ago, I was still 17 by that time and the internet on the phone was a whole new world back then before android was a thing. A friend of mine introduced me to an app called mig33 where we can chat just like WhatsApp but using MSN or yahoo accounts which was much cheaper to use for communication than using normal text messages. To login through the app you need a mig33 account as well and then you can add your email accounts like MSN, Yahoo, Gmail and so on.

I’ve used this app to chat with my friends on my phone instead of using the PC and I thought of trying out chatrooms on this app and I went for an Anime chatroom. I started getting few private chats from the people in this chatroom and I thought I was quite cool that people see me interesting and want to talk to me.

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One of these people who were chatting with me was this guy which I’m going to name X because I don’t know the name he told me was real or not. This X guy started talking to me and being friendly, I’ve never really had a boyfriend or a guy friend to be honest because of the community I was in being uptight back then so this was a brand new experience for me. Days passed by and I was talking to this guy 24 hours, not even joking about this. He became my online boyfriend basically and I was the naive girl who believed everything he says, thinking this was real love actually – nice going immature me.

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So this relationship went on for quite sometime and I was really invested in it, I’ve wasted so much time talking to this person whom I have never met and I don’t know if his pictures were real or not. This X guy was from a country I don’t want to name but studies in UK where he lives alone in his own apartment. Claims that he is from the royal family of that certain country and keeps mentioning mansions and lavish lives mostly. He is also a musician and records songs in studios then sends me mp3s of these songs. Of course I believed all that and I thought I was in a real relationship.

Like any relationship, we had arguments obviously and I would get upset and stop talking to him. When that happens, things start to get twisted and let me explain what I mean by that. Whenever I’m upset and think about leaving or stop talking to him, he tends to make up a story of how he almost died or got kidnapped, even had his “mansion” bombed by terrorists or got shot by some thugs. And these stories keep coming every month to turn the table on me as if “look what happened when you decided to stop talking to me’.

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The worst part about this all, I was still believing this person the whole time – I want to teleport back in time just to slap myself. There was this one time he stopped all the sudden talking to me and by night time he messaged me that someone kidnapped him in that certain country he’s supposedly from, stripped him and tied him to a tree with … guitar strings. Let that sink for awhile.This was one of many stories he told me to keep this ridiculous online relationship going.

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I could go on with this entry of all the stories he used to tell me but I’ll post each story separately from time to time because they are way too many to list.

The gist of the story is, don’t have an online relationship you don’t know how crazy the person you are talking to is… Just don’t …