Last night, I went to the Prudential Center to see Lana Del Rey for the LA to the Moon tour with my sister and friends.
Lana was amazing! We were all amazed at how perfect she sounds. She literally sounds exactly the same live and when you listen to her songs. There was no difference.
It was definitely the calmest concert I’ve ever been to, not that I’m complaining. The atmosphere was so chill and relaxing just as she is. Lana was also talking to us in between songs and is sooo cute! She is the sweetest. After the show, she went down to the crowd and took selfies with everyone up front.
I love her last record, Lust for Life. If you haven’t listened to it, listen to it!
My favorite songs that she performed were Diet Mountain Dew (I literally screamed when she performed this), Video Games, National Anthem, Lust for Life, and Serial Killer.
After the concert, we decided to get burgers from a Portuguese place nearby that my sister’s been to, and let me just tell you that this burger was HUGE.
Happy 2018 everyone. I hope this year is a good one.
Unfortunately, my first blog post for this year isn’t a very happy one. Yesterday night, my dear sweet betta, Eggplant, passed away.
We were going to have him for two years in March.
I’ve had a lot of great memories with him, mostly on my Snapchat memories. Anyone who follows me on Snapchat knows how much he meant to me.
For the past couple days, he’s been suffering from swim bladder disease. From what I understand, it means the betta’s stomach gets bloated from bacteria, air, or is constipated. When the betta is going through that, they will tend to swim on their side and lay down sideways to rest.
We noticed that he lost color from stress, but thinking maybe something was wrong with the bowl he was in, I went to Petco and got him a tank with a filter and a heater. This, unfortunately, resulted in Eggplant getting even paler. He just worse and worse. I treated him best as I could by consistently cleaning the water so he can stay in a clean and comfortable environment, but I knew I needed to do something else.
Yesterday, after work, I went back to Petco and got him some medicine. When I came home, he was still living, but on the brink of death. I put the medicine in, but soon after, he died. I guess I was waiting for some kind of miracle to happen when I put the medicine in.
My mom and my sister buried him out by our fountain. My poor baby baetta.
Eggplant lived a good life. Everyone in my family loved and cared for him. He is no longer suffering now. We love you Eggy.
One of the last and coolest pictures I took of him. We’re gonna miss you baetta.
For Halloween 2017, I was my favorite fictional female fighters..
Sailor Mars & Kim Possible
I was honestly meant to be Sailor Mars in another life. Her name is Rei- my name is REYhan, we have the same hair style and I favor fire-type everything. We’re basically the same. I was so excited to be her.
I went out on Friday night and saw some pretty cool costumes. No one really knew who I was though, but a few people did. The few who knew were really excited when they saw me :p
And KIM POSSIBLE. My childhood fav. Kim Possible is and always will be my favorite Disney Channel show. I wanted to be just like Kim when I got older. I thought she was so cool how she saved the world and was always so confident when she said things like, “I can do anything.” She was so amazing to me. That was like a dream come true.
I dressed as Kim to my cousin’s Halloween-themed birthday party and my family dressed up too.
There’s my goofy family.
And this was last night- but with a twist! Dark Sailor Mars.
This past October, I didn’t really do anything too spooky. I went to Six Flags Fright Fest this year as usual, but nothing else. However, I did watch some spooky movies that I would like to share.
The Collector (2009)
I watched this movie by myself without knowing anything about it. I had no clue. So as I’m watching it, it was pretty interesting in the beginning, but then once the plot becomes clear and you realize the situation the protagonist is in, it takes a completely different turn of events. After I watched it, I spoke so highly of it that I made my entire family watch it the next day. My dad didn’t fall asleep so you know it was good when he doesn’t get sleepy haha 😀
Sadako vs. Kayako (2016)
This is a Japanese movie that I’ve heard about. I’ve been meaning to watch it for a while and I finally did. It was very spooky. I quite enjoy Japanese horror. It’s a cross-over of two different iconic franchises: Ju-on (The Grudge) and the Ring. The title speaks for itself. Sadako is the main villain in the Ring and Kayako is the villain in Ju-on. It’s a battle between two evil curses. I really like the Ju-on movies and of course, the Ring, with the cursed video tape is iconic. I actually just recently finished reading the first Ring book by Koji Suzuki. I highly recommend reading that too if anyone is interested.
Eyes Without a Face (1960)
This is a French horror film. This is an adaptation of a novel by Jean Redon. I never read it, but I think I will in the future some day because I thought this movie was subtle and a bit disturbing. It was just the right amount of creepy. The things that happened in this movie, I wouldn’t wish that upon anyone. It’s frightening and also kind of sad. I felt very sympathetic too when I watched this.
Need I say more?
Stranger Things (2016-present)
Last year, everyone (including myself) fell in love with this Netflix show. Last Friday, Season 2 finally came out (hooray!). I’m still not finished watching it, but hopefully tonight I’ll finish it. I kind of don’t want to finish it because then, I’ll have to wait a full year for the next season wahhh 😦
If you haven’t checked out Stranger Things yet, stop what you’re doing and watch it. Also, I love Eleven. That is all.
I hope everyone had a nice Halloween and has a nice November! xx
When we first got to the carnival, I noticed her right away. The little girl on the carousel.
I asked my friend Sally if she could see her, but she said she did not see anyone who fit that description. No one else was paying attention to her. It is like I am the only one who is able to see her.
And she was looking at me too. The little girl on the carousel. She had ghostly pale skin, her black hair in pigtails, red piercing eyes, and chocolate ice-cream all over her mouth. She wore an old-fashioned black velveteen dress and tattered up knee-high socks without any shoes.
I decided to ignore her and try to have fun with Sally, but I felt the girl’s red eyes on me.
As it started getting darker out, the lights in the carnival were disappearing one by one and the night was still.
All but the carousel.
Everyone left and went home, even Sally. But not me. I could not go just yet.
Without even noticing what I was doing, my feet were bringing me to the carousel- to the little girl. And there she was, sitting on the pony. The only sound there was in the night was the sound of loopy circus music playing as slowly as the carousel was moving, round and round.
I knew what I had to do. I went on the carousel and sat next to her, on the tiger. As soon as I sat down, every seat was filled. They were all little boys and girls with the same red eyes. Every single one of them were looking at me.
I looked at the little girl and she gave me a crooked smile, her chocolate ice-cream dripping down the side of her chin. And she sang with the loopy music: “We’ll all be merry if we keep going round and round and round and round….-”
I was breathing the same air as Chance the Rapper!
My uncle won two free concert tickets for Chance the Rapper on the radio. I went with my cousin to Forest Hills Stadium yesterday. It was a General Admission concert and we were pretty close!
The opening acts were Francis and the Lights and DJ Oreo. DJ Oreo has impeccable music taste. When Francis and the Lights was performing, Chance came out to dance for a minute and everyone lost their minds.
After about an hour and a half, he finally came out..
He opened the show with Mixtape. It was chaos.
I highly respect Chance as a musician, lyrically, and how he brought himself up. Chance is one of the rappers that deserves all the success. The fact that he isn’t signed to anyone and gained recognition on his own is so inspiring, we must protect Chance.
My favorite songs that he performed were Sunday Candy, Cocoa Butter Kisses, Juke Jam, and No Problem.
I’m a huge Kanye West fan and I know that Kanye West is one of Chance’s musical inspirations, so I was so hyped when he did Yeezy songs.
He did Waves, Father Stretch My Hands PT. 1, and his verse on Ultralight Beam.
Chance the Rapper is one of the greatest, no lie. His music is phenomenal and I can’t wait to hear more new music from him in the future.
This past weekend, I was in Washington D.C. for the Game of Thrones pop up bar!
I’m a huge fan of the series. I read the books and I love the show so much, so making the four hour drive to D.C. for this bar was worth it! Our plan was to get there on Saturday, spend one night, and leave Sunday night. We got there pretty late on Saturday due to some traffic and checking into the hotel, but we made it to the bar in the end.
Unfortunately, the line to get in was very long and we ended up waiting four hours in the rain. Downpour.
The line was actually not so bad since we had good company. My cousin lives in D.C. so he came with us and brought some friends with him. The people we were with made waiting fun and enjoyable. Everyone in D.C. is so nice and cool. I actually quite loved the buildings and the streets. Compared to New York, it’s very clean.
And the artwork was everything.
If you’re a big Game of Thrones fan, you would *love* this bar. There was different rooms and each room was based off of different places in GoT. The places were Winterfell, The Red Keep, and the House of Black and White. There was another room with dragons, but I’m not sure about the location. I guess I would just call it the dragon room.
From top left to right- The Lannisters Send Their Regards, I Drink and I Know Things, Dothraquiri, Shame, and The North Remembers. (When anyone got the drink called “Shame”, they would ring a bell and everyone would scream shame. It was pretty great. Cersei was triggered.)
And here is the best thing that happened that night (Thank you to Hakan for making it happen!) :
I sat on the Iron Throne.
Lady Reyhan of House Yasar, first of her name, Protector of the Realm, the true Queen of the Seven Kingdoms. Bend the knee.
I was a queen for 30 seconds. It felt powerful.
Since we got to our hotel late on Saturday, we explored our hotel a bit Sunday morning before we checked out. We stayed at the Omni Shoreham Hotel. It. Is. Gorgeous.
Before we left, we wanted to see some monuments so we explored for a bit!
The White House (Obama’s old house)!
The Washington Monument!
World War II Memorial!
The Lincoln Memorial!
(We saw the Capitol too from a distance)
Afterwards, we went out to eat then it was time to hit the road again. We got home last night at around midnight. We left Washington D.C. when there is still so much to explore. I want to go back soon for the museums of course and hopefully for the Cherry Blossom festival. D.C. was so much fun 😀
We are well into the middle of the summer already and I thought it would be a good idea to make a summer playlist! Being a huge lover of music, I wanted to share my taste in music and what I find myself listening to during this season. I picked the songs out very carefully and thought I would definitely like to listen to these songs out in the sun and by the water. I hope you enjoy what I picked out!
Reyhan’s Summertime Fine Playlist
PART I: The Waves
“Rock the House” by Gorillaz
“Ridin'” by A$AP Rocky feat. Lana Del Rey
“That’s What I Like” by Bruno Mars
“Good Life” by Kanye West
“Positive Vibration” by Bob Marley
“Up All Night” by Mac Miller
“Come & Get Your Love” by Redbone
“Unforgettable” by French Montana feat. Swae Lee
“Dangerous” by The xx
“Caught Their Eyes” by Jay Z feat. Frank Ocean
“Wipe Out” by Surfaris
PART II: The Shore
“Rock the Boat” by Aaliyah
“High by the Beach” by Lana Del Rey
“Kids” by MGMT
“We Don’t Care” by Kanye West
“Stir It Up” by Bob Marley
“Everyday” by Buddy Holly
“My Favorite Part” by Mac Miller feat. Ariana Grande
“Unforgettable Remix” by Pnb Rock
“Island in the Sun” by Weezer
“Good Vibrations” by The Beach Boys
Part I is more on the upbeat side, songs that make you feel good. I wanted Part II to be more about chilling and relaxing for the people who like to take a nap on the sand 😛
There was so many different food there, it was crazy! I was getting full just looking at everything. Everything there looked so delicious. It was very hot today, so it was convenient that they had free water for everyone.
I actually drank out of a pineapple today. It was pretty great.
They also had watermelons and grapefruit. The dragonfruit and oranges were sold out though.
Afterwards, we walked around Little Italy and Soho, looking at all of the amazing street art.
I had a fun weekend altogether. The other night I was hanging out with some of my friends and that was also a good time.
Our pool is done and we have been swimming nonstop!
It is so refreshing to come home after a long day of nonsense and taking a dip in the pool. Night time swims are the best. The pink light is my favorite and is the most aesthetically pleasing.
Eid has passed and we took some awesome pictures outside by the pool.
We used to never go in our backyard but now, we’re there all the time. We never want to leave. We have such cute floats for the pool and amazing landscaping/plants that are being taken care of by my parents. I can’t believe it is our backyard, it’s still so unreal.
We’ve also had a few people over our house already to enjoy it with us. Yesterday was a lot of fun because it was actually mine and my sister’s first full day out by the pool when the sun was out. We’re always at work and come home right when the sun goes away, we really relaxed ourselves yesterday.
We had a couple people over yesterday and had a lot of fun playing volleyball. My sister and I were even sitting by our waterfall and pretending that we were mermaids haha 😀
After it got a little later out, a bunch of girls and I spontaneously decided to go to Hoboken for some dinner. We wanted to get a dinner crepe, walk around a little bit, and go back from some dessert crepes mmhmm :p
Since it was my first full day out in the sun by the pool, I am pretty dark right now. I’m lucky I tan nicely. I’m usually the tannest one in my family by the end of the summer.
I hear a bunch of fireworks right now! I’m sitting outside on the sun bed writing this right now with a beautiful view.
I hope I’ll get to swim as good as Haru-chan. (Free!)