All About 2016

I’m back after a super long unexplained hiatus. Explanation: Schoolwork. I do have a few posts lined up now though.

I made a lot of changes (& friends) this year, & even though some parts of this year weren’t too good, I wouldn’t change a second of it.

Since it’s the last day of 2016, here’s a rewind, like I’ve done for the past 2 years on this blog. 

Cheers to the 366 days gone by and the 365 days to come.
*clanks champagne glass that’s filled with Sprite because I’m underage*

Top 5 New Books

  • Camera (Wattpad book)
  • The Lost World by Michael Crichton
  • Super (Wattpad book)
  • Serial First Dater (Wattpad book)
  • KITEP (Wattpad book)


Top 5 New Movies 

  • 500 Days of Summer
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding
  • My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2
  • Now You See Me
  • Now You See Me 2

      500 Days of Summer


      Top 5 New Obsessions

      • Hair Dye//Mermaid Hair
      • Peach coloured things
      • Physics in general
      • Songs from 2000-2010
      • VicariouslyVirginia (she’s a youtuber & I LOVE her)

        Hair goals. Mine didn’t turn out like this though. A post on that later.

        Virginia is flawless.


        Top Songs

        • Work- Rihanna ft. Drake
        • Work from Home- Fifth Harmony
        • Surfboard- Cody Simpson
        • Cheap Thrills-Sia
        • Your Number – Ayo Jay
        • Iko Iko – Sia
        • All I Want 
        • Dessert – Silento
        • Alone – Marshmello
        • Closer – The Chainsmokers ft. Halsey
        • Dynamite – Taio Cruz
        • One Dance – Drake
        • Like a G6- Far East Movement
        • Ride -Lowell ft. Icona Pop
        • Oh My Love- The Score
        • Heavy Dirty Soul -Twenty One Pilots

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          Happy 2017 everybody!

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          Until next time  year,
          Briar

          Disclaimer : None of the photos in this post are mine

          I cut a foot & a half of my hair to donate.

          <<I wrote this post on 25th December and forgot to post it but anyway here it is now.>>

          Hello humans.

          I’m back to this blog after a long unexplained hiatus.

          Le explanation: Basically, school sucks.

          As seen in the title of this post, I cut off 18 inches of my hair a week ago. I’m donating it for cancer.
          Yes, I had a blue streak. I experimented with hair dye on more than a few occasions in the past months. A post on that later.

          This is how my hair was. #NotSorry for hiding my face before posting this picture.

          Back view ft. my mum’s jacket

          Anyways, before cutting off my hair, the longest strands (there were a lot of them even though I had long layers; I have hair thick enough to cover two human heads) came all the way down my back. Now, I have a lob. Or, like, it’s more of an assymetrical bob – short at the back and longer in the front. I dyed most of the blue to black so that it would be able to be used for making wigs for patients. I still have remains of what used to be the blue-turquoise streak in the corners of the front long strands in the right, & it looks, to put it prescisely, groovy. Seriously, my hair is giving hella 60’s vibes when I style it how the hairdresser did it. Very Scarlet Overkill from Minions.

          What it looks like now. The flash was too bright hence the weird highlights and shadows.

          When I first started properly compiling (as in actually writing down) my life’s bucket list (it’s even a page on this blog, you can view it here), which was 4 years ago, one of the first things I wrote down was “Donate my hair.” Back then I’d only recently found out that you can actually do something like that. That was when I actually started growing out my hair properly.

          So, precisely 7 days ago, I accomplished this. And I’m hella happy. I’d originally planned to cut 12 inches, since that’s the minimum length for donating & I was unhealthily attached to my long hair, but cutting an extra 6 inches – that was a split second decision I made when I sat down on the chair at the hairdresser’s. I think it was the biggest split-second decision I ever made so far (I’m still young don’t judge me).
          Now for the sentimental-ish part – I was extremely attached to my hair. It was my crutch in disguise. I often used to hide behind it. I even clutched it when I was nervous.
          Now that I don’t have a huge mass of keratin (lol I try to be so cool sometimes – keratin, seriously?), I’ve realized, it’s not  that big of a deal. It’s just hair. Literally, just a whole lot of keratin. It has no power to define a person. It’ll grow back. Cutting off this bunch of hair didn’t impact my life drastically, but it will impact the life of the recipient positively. And I’m very happy about that.

          Also (this might sound shallow but I’m a teenager, sue me), never have so many people told me that they’re proud of me. Though more than a few friends are moping over the loss of le great hair. I think they were more attached to it than I was, to be honest. Okay, & I did kinda hit a genetic lottery with my hair because it’s hella thick, straight & resilient to bad hair days (literally the only good physical feature I got lol). But still, it’ll grow back soon enough so no big deal. And most people I know think my new hair looks great (I don’t know if they’re saying it to make me happy but okay never mind).

          Personally? I’m happy I did it. IT’S EXTREMELY LIBERATING, 10/10 doctors would recommend it.

          With that final note, I take my leave, dear readers. (Ha why on earth am I such a thespian?)

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          Until next time,
          Briar

          Summer Bucket List 2016

          Hey y’all! I’m back after a long unannounced hiatus hehe. I was caught up with school work. Like, a lot of school work.
          Anyways, I’m really happy that summer break has started. It means that I can cut down on the studying a bit (college why you so tough to get into ugh) & have fun (uhhhh…..?).
          So, like the last 2 years, I made a summer bucket list. Again. Hold the eye roll, because I haven’t made a 66 item list like last year. Instead, it has lesser, more doable items, that, uh, I hope I’ll be able to do. And, I might randomly add stuff to the list if I feel like it.

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          What I’ve been listening to lately.

          ■ Perfect – One Direction
          ■ Stockholm Syndrome – One Direction
          ■ Rumours – Jake Miller
          ■ Shake Your Pom Pom – Missy Elliot
          ■ Latch – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
          ■ GDFR – Flo Rida
          ■ I’m in Love With a Monster – Fifth Harmony
          ■ Honey I’m Good – Andy Grammar
          ■ No Control – One Direction
          ■ Smile -Mikky Ekko
          ■ Imma Monster – Becky G
          ■ To The Top – Twin Shadows
          ■ Sorry – Justin Bieber
          ■ Shut Up & Dance – Walk The Moon
          ■ Thrift Shop – Macklemore & Ryan Lewis
          ■ Magnets – Disclosure ft. Lorde
          ■ Omen – Disclosure ft. Sam Smith
          ■ Holding On – Disclosure ft. Gregory Porter
          ■ Jaded – Disclosure
          ■ Wolves – One Direction
          ■ Search Party – Sam Bruno
          ■ We Bring The Rain Down On Our Enemies – Paper Towns Soundtrack
          ■ Lean On – Major Lazer ft. DJ Snake
          ■ I Really Like You – Carly Rae Jepsen
          ■ Where Are Ü Now – Justin Bieber, Diplo
          ■ It Girl – Jason Chen & Megan Nicole (Originally by Jason DeRulo)
          ■ Rude – Magic!
          ■ I Lived – OneRepublic
          ■ Infinity – One Direction
          ■ A.M. – One Direction
          ■ What a Feeling – One Direction
          ■ Walking in the Wind – One Direction
          ■ History – One Direction
          ■ Lost it to Trying (Paper Towns Mix)
          ■ Immortals – Fall Out Boy
          ■ Never Enough – One Direction
          ■ Olivia – One Direction
          ■ Backseat Serenade – All Time Low
          ■ Dear Maria, Count Me In – All Time Low
          ■ Lost in Stereo – All Time Low
          ■ Drag Me Down – One Direction
          ■ Budapest – George Ezra
          ■ Uma Thurman – Fall Out Boy
          ■ Villain – Liam Bailley
          ■ Somebody – Natalie La Rose ft. Jeremih
          ■ Revolution – Diplo
          ■ Friend Zone – Janoskians

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          Until next time,
          Briar