Life

Last Night~ <3

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It rained here last night, the first of the season. I was and still am beyond happy about it. The weather was amazing since morning yesterday. It was windy all day and the sky was filled with heavy clouds. I wasn’t really expecting it to rain and I guess that surprise factor added more to my joy. I don’t remember the last time we had such amazing weather.

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For me, rain is my weakness. When I heard it raining I grabbed a long scarf because pajama party all day all night #LivingTheJoblessLife and made a dash for the garage. It felt so good, aah! ❤ I love rain; I love being in it, I love the sound of it, I love the smell of wet earth afterwards, I love everything about rain. Some people might say what’s the big deal but seriously when you live in the desert, rain is your miracle.

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You know what; such weather always reminds me of Twilight, the movie and the book. To be honest, I was watching Twilight when it started raining. I had, okay who am I kidding, still have this tiny little dream of living in Forks one day, ha, because rain lol. I was in fact checking out their Twilight related festival info after last night. Maybe one day I’ll go there for it and experience Forks for myself. It would be like a dream come true. I hope the Cullen house is real and is there only as I loved that house.

I don’t really know if this amazing weather is going to stay or we will have more rain in the coming weeks but I so hope we do. Our summer comes very early and stays for forever. Nice weather and rain doesn’t come our way much often so I am really keeping my fingers crossed for it to stay a while.

It is cloudy today as well and a little windy and I am working facing the window, ha. Hope you guys are having amazing weather wherever you are. It’s the small things that make this life so beautiful. ❤

Much love,

Fam x

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Lately

Lately #11

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1- The Beach

I think it’s fair enough to say Oman has the best beaches. This was a shot of Azaiba Beach from a while back around sunset. I love the colors and the water. I wish I could go to the beach more often.

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2- The Shopping

This has been happening and I don’t know how to stop myself. I am dealing with some real shopaholic issues. I need to focus more on saving than spending because there is so much I need to get done and only money can make that happen. I think I want to stop splurging so much for a while.

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3- The Office Life

Let’s just not get me started on this. I have honestly got no time to do anything ever since I started working full time. I don’t even get time for myself. I have been working late too and that’s why sometimes there is no post the next day. It’s been a complete struggle to keep up with a normal life while working. It is just so demanding.

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4- The Beauty Fluid

Now that winter is in full swings here I have gone back to using my Olay Essentials Beauty Fluid. It is just amazing when it comes to fighting off dry skin and it’s also a great face primer. I have been using The Body Shop Vitamin E Moisture Cream previously but it is almost ending and I haven’t got a second’s time to go and repurchase it. So I thought it’s a good time to revisit some old favorites. 😉

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5- The Twilight Craze Resurfacing

Oh gosh, it is that time of the year again. When it gets cold here or rains, all I can think about is Forks and The Cullens. My Twilight craze resurfaces and I read the books and watch the movies nonstop. I don’t get that much time now because of work but I am taking it slow and so far I have completed the movies till Eclipse and started the first book.

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6- The Domain

Guys, I have registered for a domain and as of today www.famtaq.com is live. 🙂 I can’t believe it has finally happened. I have waited so long for this. I am beyond happy. It was one of my goals thing year. Also, I want you guys to know I am not going to stop blogging and I’ll always be here – in my parts of the internet. 🙂

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Sometimes writing a Lately post is as easy as breathing and sometimes it takes so much energy to gather what all I’ve been up to. This post started out as such a struggle but I am done with it so quick I can’t believe it. I also wanted to tell you guys that I haven’t been doing much lately so if there isn’t a Lately post for a week or two, don’t panic. I’ll do one as soon as I have something new to share about my life with you all. 🙂

Thank you for reading! ❤

XOXO!

~F x

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Books

Movie Made Me Read It

This is new I know. It’s always the other way around that you read a book and then you watch its movie but a few days back I was noticing how some movies made me want to read their books instead. Often time movies are not a very good version of the books and they can also put you off a good book if the movie is not that well made. I don’t intend to disrespect any filmmaker. I know everyone gives a hundred percent to their work and creating a whole movie out of a book is not an easy task. Thumbs up to people who still try to do so and give us a visual product.

As I often say I am very picky about the movies I watch and like, there have been some movies that, even if they aren’t that good, got me interested in their book.

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1- Twilight

I guess I belong to the minority now who would admit these days that they liked Twilight movie. Most of the people I know who were really crazy about the movies dislike them now.

I was travelling to attend my aunt’s funeral when this movie came out and of course I wasn’t going to pop up in the local cinema to watch Twilight. Two weeks later when I got back home it was off cinema. I watched it at home and loved it so much. I regretted not watching it in the cinema. Then I bought a copy of the book and read it. I didn’t like it. There were so many parts that weren’t in the movie and the ones that were in the movie were kind of different in the book. I got really confused and wasn’t able to visualize the book’s story. My mind was stuck on the movie version. Then before their movies released I read New Moon which I liked, Eclipse was my favorite and Breaking Dawn was okay. I read Twilight again last year and loved it so much I reread it once more and attempted to read it a third time too but got busy with uni so never got a chance to complete it.

My favorite character was Jasper and that’s the reason I loved Eclipse so much because he had such a vital role in it. Carlisle was an amazing character and Emmet was another favorite because he was big, strong, and tough and teddy bear like.

2- Harry Potter

Yes, I am one of those who hadn’t read the books till they came out as movies. I started the books after the fifth movie was released because I couldn’t take the suspense and straight away read book six and damn do I get why most HP book lovers hate the HP movies so much. When the sixth movie came out and I went for it I actually wanted to bang my head against the seat in front of me. The movie felt like bits and pieces were glued together and there was so much more to the story. I know it’s hard to fit a 500-600 pages of book into a two hour movie but don’t ruin it at least.

Coming from a person who started the books just due to the movies I know hardcore HP books fans would say I don’t get a say because I wasn’t there in the fandom from book one but seriously guys I do sympathize with you all. I sometimes go as far as saying I shouldn’t have read the books at all till all the movies were out because the books did ruin the movies for me. I would love to read the entire again again and have a HP movies marathon too hopefully soon.

3- The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I watched this movie so very late but once I was done with it I was eager to read the book. Emma, Logan and Ezra’s acting was so good and the storyline was different from what I usually watch. Patrick was my favorite character in the movie and in the book Charlie and Sam were my favorite. I found the end a little confusing but because I had seen the movie already I didn’t go blank or get annoyed. I would want to reread it again one day but in paperback this time.

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4- The Mortal Instruments – City of Bones

Oh, The Mortal Instruments! A friend of mine suggested me the book series and I wasn’t keen on reading it but all it took was a glimpse of Jamie Campbell Bower as Jace in City of Bones trailer to woo me in. A lot of people didn’t like the movie and found Jamie unsuitable for the role but I loved him as Jace, even after reading the books. I could picture no one else as Jace than Jamie while I was reading the series because he acted amazingly in the movie. I liked the movie and there were parts where I would say ‘this part would be amazing in the book’, ‘I am sure they have messed this part in the movie’, ‘oh, the details, the romance’ and ‘book would be so much more’. By the end of the movie I was shocked and heart-broken and if you have read CoB you would’ve been too and all I was saying was ‘I can’t wait to read this damned book’. The books were amazing and I am hoping and wishing they come out with the next part of the movie series because I can’t wait to see Jamie as Jace again.

5- The Great Gatsby

This movie was every bit as beautiful as Leo looked throughout it. The sets, the direction, the music, the dialogues, everything was perfect. I liked it so much but by the end I wanted to kill Daisy, Leo’s love interest in the movie. After I came back from the cinema I downloaded the e-book and read the whole thing. I liked it and it made me very sad.

6- The Book Thief

I bought the book first and downloaded the movie later. I watched the movie first and then started reading the book. I loved the movie. It was beautiful. The acting and direction was amazing. Liesel, Rudy and Max were my favorite characters. The movie was pretty long but I am glad it was because while I was reading the book I noticed how the movie didn’t really miss a thing. At least not till where I have read it. I am still in the process of reading it and am enjoying it so much that I sometimes read it really slow or stop reading at all because I don’t want it to end. I love the writing and the illustrations in the book and have been suggesting everyone to read the it but in paperback because that’s when you will really enjoy it.

That’s all for now guys. I hope you enjoyed this post. I might do another post of this sort if I see any movie that inspires me enough to read its book too. Let me know in the comments below if there was any movie that made you read the book it was based on.

Till next time,

Byeee!

~F x

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