I Belong To Me

The entire sea was swarming when news of Princess Aqua’s wedding was announced. Fish from different parts of the sea were swimming as fast as their tails can take them to the Atlantic Kingdom.

Aqua has never seen so many Merfolk in one kingdom altogether. The mermaid was sitting on a reef, watching the different fish arriving in the kingdom, amazed that they would all come just for her wedding.

For as long as Aqua could remember, she has been betrothed to Prince Kai of the Pacific Kingdom. “Everything is arranged,” her father, King Deniz, told her when she was still just a little mermaid. “Once you marry Prince Kai at 18, you will be fit to be a Queen. I’m sure he will be a very suitable merman for you. I took care of everything for you.” he beamed at her, expecting Aqua to thank him, to be happy, but all Aqua could remember was feeling sad and wanting to scream and cry at him.

Instead, she mustered a forced smile and pretended to look ecstatic for her father’s sake.

“Aqua, you must take care of your sea shells. Make sure you look presentable when you see Kai.”

“Don’t flap your tail too much when you swim, Aqua. You look like a dolphin when you do that.”

“If you keep eating that way, Kai will mistaken you for a whale!”

For years, Aqua has been hearing King Deniz’s voice in her ear, trying to control her. For years, Aqua has been trying not to let him get to her. But it wasn’t just King Deniz who was getting to her, but also Kai. Whenever she was seen swimming with other merman who were her friends, Kai always commented on it.

“Aqua, we’re betrothed. I think other Merfolk will start to get ideas about you when they see you swimming with the other merman. And frankly, I don’t think I’m too comfortable seeing you in the company of them either.” Kai told her.

And kept telling her, persistently.

Aqua sighed loudly as she looked at all the Merfolk’s excited faces for her wedding. If only they knew how badly I don’t want to marry, she thought sadly. Bored of watching all the fish arriving, Aqua looked up at the surface. Perhaps I should go up to the surface for old time sake, she thought, before I become a married mermaid.

She swam up like she has done so many times before and took a deep breathe when her face was out of the water.

Air.

It was no water, but air felt good too. She wondered how frequently she will be able to get away with this once she becomes married.

As Aqua was deep in thought about married life, she heard a voice. “AHOY THERE! DO YOU NEED HELP?”

Startled, Aqua jumped up in fear, her tail splashing water everywhere, and quickly turned around, only to find there was a boat about 400 feet away from her that she hadn’t noticed. Stupid. How did I not see? 

She saw it was a sailor, maybe about her age. He was standing on the tip of his boat with his two feet, staring at her with his eyes squinted. “Sweet Davy Jones..” she heard him say. This poor sailor was lost for words.

Aqua is aware of the law between Merfolk. Contact with humans are forbidden and unforgivable, but Aqua couldn’t help picturing her father and Kai, controlling her every move. I deserve a little fun. 

She swam dramatically towards the sailor and his boat, emphasizing the movement of her tail. Aqua saw the amazement on the sailor’s face. She could hear him chuckling under his breath. When she reached his boat,  she looked up at him.

“Am I dreaming?” he whispered.

Aqua shook her head.

She saw the sailor’s eyes staring at her face and slowly moving down to her seashells than to her tail. “You are beautiful.”

Aqua blushed, moving her hair in front of her face so he wouldn’t see.

“The other guys are going to go crazy once I show them you.” he muttered under his breathe.

Aqua looked up at him puzzled. She saw the sailor’s hands were behind him, holding onto something. “Don’t move.” he said sternly to her. “I’m not going to hurt you.” he stepped closer towards her, this time the net he was carrying behind him was visible to Aqua.

Aqua swam back suddenly, sensing danger. Just as she was about to abandon ship, she felt a net on top of her. “Aha! Gotcha!”

Aqua was writhing under the net, water splashing everywhere. She felt the sailor’s cold hands on her arms, trying to take her out of the water.

“Calm down, okay? You’re mine now. There’s no point. You’re not going anywhere.”

Aqua looked at his face disgusted and screamed as loud as she can. I’m not his! Aqua yanked her arms out of his grip and jumped up at the sailor’s face, grabbing onto his shoulders and pushing him down toward her. He’s just someone else trying to control her again.

The sailor lost his balance and fell off the boat. With all her strength, Aqua dragged him down inside the water. She looked at the sailor’s face now, filled with fear, trying to swim back to surface, but his legs and arms were tangled up in the net on top of Aqua. He could hear his muffled underwater screaming. Stupid. 

I won’t let you or anyone else control me like I’m nothing.

And with that, Aqua dragged the sailor even farther down towards the bottom of the dark ocean.

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Happy International Women’s Day!

In my opinion, I think mermaids are one of the most feminine creatures, which is why I chose to write a story about a mermaid. She didn’t like her life being controlled which I think a lot of females can relate to. I wanted this story to emphasize how powerful we girls are and that we are able to make our own decisions. Our bodies are our bodies. You don’t belong to anyone but yourself. It is okay to stand up for yourself and do what you believe is right without fear. We are one with the people.

The future is female. 

 

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Super Sappy

❤ Happy Valentines Day! ❤

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Being someone who doesn’t have a Valentine, I really do like Valentines Day. I think it’s cute that we all take the time to celebrate the feeling of *love* and from all around the world. We can use a whole lotta love. Therefore, I wanted to share a lovey dovey playlist and some movies/show recommendations for V day!

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Super Sappy Playlist

1. “My Girl” by The Temptations
2. “Keep On Loving You” by REO Speedwagon
3. “I Wanna Be Yours” by Arctic Monkeys
4. “Love On The Brain” by Rihanna
5. “If It Means A Lot To You” by A Day To Remember
6. “Let Me Love You” by Mario
7. “Give Me Love” by Ed Sheeran
8. “03′ Bonnie & Clyde” by Jay-Z feat. Beyonce
9. “When The Day Met The Night” by Panic! At The Disco
10. “There Is A Light That Never Goes Out” by The Smiths
11. “We Belong Together” by Richie Valens
12. “fallingforyou” by The 1975
13. “With Me” by Sum 41
14. “My Boo” by Usher & Alicia Keys
15. “Can’t Help Falling In Love With You” by Elvis Presley
16. “Always” by Blink-182
17. “I’ll Be” by Edwin McCain
18. “Fly Me To The Moon” by Frank Sinatra
19. “Best I Ever Had” by Drake
20. “Can’t Take My Eyes Off Of You” by Frank Valli
21. “Fantasy” by Mariah Carey

I hope you enjoy the playlist!

The first movie I’d like to recommend is this:

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The Age of Adeline (2015)

I just watched it this year and I have to say, this is probably one of my most favorite movies. Watching this movie kind of reminded me a little bit of reading. I don’t know if that makes sense, but I felt like I was reading the book as I was watching it. One of the themes in this movie, I noticed, was literature. The narrator is speaking like they’re reading a book to you. I just felt like this movie was very different and definitely worth watching.

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The Sea Prince and the Fire Child (1981)

This is an anime film, by Sanrio. It is a very cute movie which children can watch too! It’s extremely similar to Romeo and Juliet. I love the relationship between Syrius and Malta. This one is also one of my favorites.

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A Walk To Remember (2002)

Nicholas Sparks has quite a lot of books that became a film afterwards, but A Walk To Remember stands out to me the most. The Notebook is definitely the most iconic that everyone knows, but that has it’s own style and A Walk To Remember has it’s own. I think that this film is very cute and a real tearjerker.

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Il Postino: The Postman (1994)

This is an Italian film that I watched in my Introduction to Poetry I class. There is some romance, but this movie is focused more on poems and writing. However, I think that this movie has a Valentines Day feel to it, even if the love is in poetry. The romance that is in this film is totally cute though.

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You’re Beautiful (2009) also known as He’s Beautiful

Now, this isn’t a movie. This is a Korean Drama, 16 episodes. This has a lot of romance and comedy. I love romantic comedies so if you do too, this is a winner. I actually got one hour of sleep one night because I was up watching this and I needed to know what was going to happen. When I finished this, I went through a really bad post-series depression. Not going to lie, but this one hit me pretty hard. (I’m still not over it tbh). This drama got a cult following and had many remakes done, so you know it’s a good one.

Lastly, I wanted to share a manga that will ruin your life.

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Fruits Basket (1998-2006)

When I finished this, I went through SERIOUS post-series depression and I’m probably never going to be over it. This is also an anime as well, but I loved the manga even more, mostly because the manga still continued while the anime stopped short and never continued with the show unfortunately. I believe 12 collector’s edition are going to be coming out, but so far, only 1-9 has been released. As they are being released, I’ve been buying them. My reaction when I saw the first one was probably priceless because I think I freaked out.

And that is all! I hope you enjoyed my recommendations and get a chance at checking them out.

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v day mood

Happy Valentines Day everyone! xoxoxoxoxo

Turkey Bound

We’re going to Turkiye tonight! 


I’m currently waiting at the airport with my mom & my sister to board the plane. The flight is 11 hours so we have a long way to go.. 


My sister & I are going for 2 weeks while my mom is staying an extra 2 weeks longer then us. 

My cousin is getting married this Friday! We wanted to be here for the wedding & for her bridal shower of course, so we got permission from work.

I haven’t seen my family in Turkey in 2 years so I’m very excited to see everyone. :3


Deuces, ‘Murica xx

12.21.2016

“Allah is not looking at your faces nor at your bodies, but He looks at your hearts and your deeds.”

There lived a soul one day

Full of life like Milky Way

With a smile and gentle words,

She gave life to Adam’s clay.

In my lonely hours in pain,

I will call her night and day.

O’ The Generous and Forgiving,

Please accept my midnight pray.

Let me talk to you, my Lord

As a traveler on my way.

I submit to your will:

I am ready and I am gray

When I meet my child in yonder

That is veiled, we can play.

This poem was written by Dr. Yakip Amani for his daughter, and my cousin, Saffiya. Today is her birthday.

Happy birthday, angel xx

A Collection of Books

Wintertime is the best time to curl up with a book!

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The other day, I got very happy when I woke up and saw it was snowing. Whenever I’m indoors and  I see it’s snowing outside, I get in the mood to not do anything except read a good book!

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I think that reading fairytale books are really great to read during a day where you just don’t feel like doing much and you just want to chill. 

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These collectables are really cool. I love them so much. For some reason, since they’re all so pretty, it makes reading them much more enjoyable. And the pictures inside are amazing as well. 

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I think that these are perfect wintery books for some reason. Since it’s written for kids, it’ll be fun, enjoyable, and warm to read, in my opinion. Everything in children’s literature is so creatively done. 

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I love an unforgettable tale xx

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Happy New Year!!

This year for New Years Eve, we just stayed home at home as a family.

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We had a 5 star dinner though which was *amazing*

Guacamole-Shrimp Cocktail-Mashed Potatoes-Stuffing-Steak-Freshly made bread by my dad!

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The food was so delicious. We decided to go really fancy with it. Afterwards, we watched the ball drop in Time Square and played a couple games of Okey. I started off with the first win in 2017.

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It didn’t feel right to do anything too extravagant this New Years. Recently some family members of ours passed away, so we wanted to go into the new year all together.

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My mom gifted me this candle which i thought was very fitting for the new year. Let’s hope 2017 brings everyone happiness since 2016 hasn’t been very kind to the world.

I hope everyone has a safe and splendid year! Good luck xx

Baby, It’s Cold Outside.

It snowed today! 

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It didn’t snow much compared, but it still looks beautiful out, especially the fountain! I know it’s going to look even prettier when the snow starts to get heavy and full.

This weekend, I’m going to be home which is lucky for me because whenever it snows, I’m just in the mood to chill, maybe read a book, play a game, or watch a movie.

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Basically to be lazy. Those are my favorite days.

Have a lazy weekend xx

..

It must be winter:
Soft snow flakes falling lightly
On my rosy cheeks.

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Winter is officially here! 

I like winter because of how beautiful the snow looks on the ground, the trees, & how cozy I feel when I’m warm indoors with a sweater on & a hot cup of tea in my hand. 

I have such  high appreciation for Christmas decorations this year & I don’t know why. I find myself slowing down when I’m driving to look at the houses * really taking in all the lights & pretty things.

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Today we decorated Valentino’s & for the first time ever, put a tree up. I never decorated a tree before so it was cool putting the ornaments up & dolling it up. 

A couple days ago, I even went to the Turtleback Zoo with my cousins since they decorate the zoo very nicely with lights & it was such a fun time. Definitely a lot of ooh and aah at the lights from me haha : P

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Happy Holidays too all who celebrate! xx 

Friday Finds

I went Black Friday shopping and got a couple of cool things out of pretty good deals.

I went to Hot Topic which had $10 tees! And I own a lot of tees. I couldn’t resist from buying at least one, but I limited myself and I’m actually quite surprised by how much “self-control” I had. I still did buy quite a few things I probably didn’t need even despite claiming I have “self-control”, but I still wanted to “treat myself” as Aziz Ansari says.

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Already wearing new things…

I only got the Legend of Zelda Shirt and the Pizza Planet shirt, okay? ONLY two. I swear. I also got the Baymax phone case new! Isn’t he cute?!?! I love Big Hero 6. I cried twice watching it. It was a real tear jerker.

My hat is from Spencer’s which has the Deathly Hallows symbol on it (something new to add to my never-ending Harry Potter collection). I never had this type of hat before, so I’m really glad with that purchase. I also got two mugs from Spencer’s as well which I thought were so awesome. 

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A Sonic and Donkey Kong mug. I know. The other side of the DK mug is his backside. It’s great.

Also, our coffee machine broke recently so we checked out the coffee machines at Macy’s and we found that winner up top. We didn’t try it out yet, but it looks handy. Can’t wait to drink some coffee out of our new mugs.

A new store called Lolli & Pops opened up at the mall and out of curiosity, we checked it out. The store, as you might have guessed from the name, sells different types of candy and sweets, but popular ones from all around the world as well. They had a European and Asian section and my family and I freaked when we saw Turkish chocolates! I wanted to look at more of the different kinds of sweets they had, but I’m definitely going to check out more next time I go. There was a soda pop area and-drum roll please-they had BUTTERBEER. I got that of course.

I couldn’t resist from getting green tea Kit-Kats either. They are so yummy. I’m glad I’m able to get that whenever I want now. I’ve missed having green tea Kit-Kats!

Last but not least, I have some Barnes and Noble coupons! I have another coupon on my e-mail specifically for Black Friday, but I haven’t used it yet. I’m going to go later tonight, but going to Barnes and Noble is always exciting. I always go even if I don’t buy anything. Sometimes I just like to sit there and read at the Starbucks or look around. Being a bibliophile, I really don’t mind! It’s my favoriteeeee.

So glad with these purchases. Happy Black Friday shopping to all xx