Wednesday, 28 September 2011
Friday, 08 July 2011
When i look back now... What has happened in the past three years.. i know i could have gone further, i know i could have done better, but yet iam proud of myself. Everything i have achieved. Actually i have never failed in anything i did. The only thing that disappoints me is that i never tried to achieve more. I did my drivers license even though i thought i would never pass, and i graduated from school, after many and many moments of doubt whether i would make it or not. For someone who always wants things and never does anything to achieve them this aint a bad result. I overcame my depressions, let go of the emotional weakness and am happy again. I have grown smarter and more optimistic, and also a bit more confident. When i look back on the person who i used to be three years ago.. i have changed. Sometimes iam not sure whether for the worse or for the better but then again.. iam quite happy with my life now, that cant be too bad, right ? : D
This blog is so absolutely all about myself, i showed you glimpses of my life, shared thoughts with you. Took you around the world with me and showed you impressions of all the places i have been to, Lisbon, twice, Athens, Paris, so many times, Vietnam, Singapore, Praha, Berlin, Hamburg, London, but also did i share the view on my own city with you, Munich. I enjoy blogging so much, i dont think i will ever stop. I had neglected this baby for a bit due to toughlookdonthurt and other stuff, but now iam fully back i think : ) Time goes by so so fast, three years already. And before this one i used to have two others, i have been blogging on xanga for five years already ! (man they should let me go premium for freee dude ! haha)
The way i blog also has changed a lot, from telling a lot about my life and my thoughts to almost pure picture blogging. Iam not as open about my thoughts and feelings as i used to be.... Many times it proved to be troubling to share all your thoughts online, i got into fights with friends and family, people gossiped about me, so i guess that scared me off a bit. I also noticed my number of readers and comments going down drastically, from around 600 views a day to a merely 50, then 40, sometimes not even 20. Of course that makes me wonder, why and stuff but in the end... i guess i have distanced myself from this blog so much already that i dont even care anymore. I know i have my small number of loyal followers, and knowing that makes me happy : ) Sometimes i really want to change the direction of this blog again but i guess its my laziness again that comes in the way. I tried starting new blogs. Less pictures, more feelings, but its all quite not the same. You guys dont even want to know how many blogspot blogs i have already haha. Always tried to start one and then got bored of it ! I guess xanga is my only true love when it comes to hosting my posts haha. So.. what do you guys think. I dont even know if there are still people who read what i write lol. Should i go back to the roots or is this blog perfectly fine as it is ? .... Tbh when i read other blogs, like one of my favourites, ohsofickle for example, i get so so jealous because she can share herself so freely, after all those years, people werent able to pull her down. And me, i got affected by what people said so easily, and now all i share with you guys is pictures from my travels and sometimes from my life in Munich.. which is also good but when iam being honest, doesnt quite satisfy me.
Man this is a longggg post, init. I have to change the layout of my xanga, definitely ! I used to have super fast internet in Germany but this slow internet here in Vietnam is killing me. The pictures load so so so slowlyyyyy, and this blog is so heavy packed with them haha. I should put more effort in this blog again and make it the beauty it once was : D And actually the exact birthday was on july 5th but i didnt know until yesterday so... actually belated happy birthday to my little pearl ♥
Friday, 01 July 2011
Here a few pictures from the flight Munich - Doha, Doha - Saigon ! I flew with Qatar airways, which got an award for being the best airline of 2011 this year, and it was rlly not as bad as i had expected. The food, esp dinner was actually really good for plane food (and believe me i had plenty of bad plane food in my life ! .. thai airways*cough*) ! Also breakfast, was really yum ! In the toilets a nice scent will surprise you, or at least it surprised me, it actually smelled really nice and you had soap and face wash shit there. Wow thinking of it... thai airways last year.. was so shit ! The seats on the flight Munich - Doha were tiny, Doha - Saigon was alright. Oh and they had a great choice of movies ! I watched Aristocats, and a french movie, a hk movie, and some korean movie. Didnt really get to sleep, too much choice of movies haha. Flight went by really fast ! And sorry for the much camwhoring lol. Couldnt resist ! Once arrived at the international airport in SG i suddenly got really heavy nosebleed. I usually never nosebleed. And my suitcase came out among the first ones and because of fucking nosebleed i ended up leaving the airport as one of the last ppl from that flight. So annoyed i was. I never knew people could nosebleed that heavily. It was disgusting, all the blood running down my throat. Anyway, now im here, in an airconditioned room, in Saigon, Tan Binh district, writing this shit and the pictures for the next post are already in progress ! I think i will update more often in the next days. Also am i planning to put together some more videos ! Ok tired now. Good night folks (wtf its 12pm here ahahah) Reunition with my girl Nga from toughlookdonthurt.com tomorrow morning ! Cheers everyone !
Paris seems so far away again even though its barely a week away. I kinda miss it.. probably cos i miss someone. Good times, good times. Catwalk pictures are from the shows or John Lawrence Sullivan and Mugler, also Juun J. and Henrik Vibskov. What more can i say about Paris. I can recommend you my favourite place for japanese curry ! Its called Higuma, in the rue Sainte-Anne, number 32, metro station called Pyramides, where so many other japanese restaurants are located, and it looks a bit shabby but the curry there is the fucking best ! I could eat there everyday haha. If ur a low budget traveller like me and want a full stomach but dont want to spend too much money, go for kebab. Its cheap, compared to german kebab not as good, but its still yum. Maybe i should do a travel guide sometime haha. To the places i have been to. But then again iam reallyyy lazy. Prefer sharing my pictures only. Anyway right now im writing from Vietnam, and another update follows shortly with pictures from my flight and my first meal here. Cheers u all xx P.S. btw see the picture with the many heads ? it was the first day of sales in france and people were going madddd at zara ! it was crowded as fuck ! i noticed that at H&M and Zara for example basically EVERYTHING except for the most recent collection is on sale. Also stuff from collections which were rather recent. So it happened to me that everything i had bought at H&M in the past 3 weeks was on sale, usually 10 euro cheaper ! Fuck i regretted much haha. (fuck this was a long post, internet in vn is so slow, uploading and posting the pictures took me forever!)
Tuesday, 28 June 2011
Once again we arrived in Paris very early. Unlike last time it was pretty cold though. Also unlike last time we had places to go to this time. Frinds who were kind enough to host us. We went to the museum of modern arts, centre d pompidou or something, and if you happen to be around in the near future you should definitely go inside and take a few pictures of yourself ! In the lower basement you can find the project of an artist, which allows you to take pictures of you in one of the three photobooths, or you can get yourself a huge poster of yourself ! Both is amazing, but you shouldnt go there if in a hurry, though. Queueing is on for sure ! For some reason the entry to the gallery itself was for free as well. Its huge. When i go into a museum i enjoy the pleasure of taking pictures in it more than the actual view at "art". Gosh, sorry guys, writing and pictures in this post aren't really passionate, the editing annoyed me to death and right now im fucking tired. But i need to pack, since im leaving for Munich in one and a half hour, means no sleep, and i just wanted to get this post done.... Anyway, more pictures soon if i have the time in Vietnam to edit and upload them ! Cheers x
I went home for a day the week before last week to shoot a video with my friends. We took part in a contest where you could win a trip to Korea and a meet-and-greet with 2NE1, and we were super eager to win that shit. We didnt. But it felt good to be at home for a day. I really really really love Munich. To me its my hometown, and basically it offers everything i need. My friends, some good places to eat, esp for italian food (i love love love italien food!!!), nice clubs, nature, urbanity, you get everywhere really fast and, now compared to Paris and London, its not too expensive ! I dont miss Munich often but when i do i miss it shitloads. For some reason i rarely ever feel like i miss something or someone. Iam always up for new things, when i go somewhere i never really miss home, except maybe my bed if the new sleeping place is shit. When i moved to Munich six years ago... I never felt like regretting it, i never looked back. I never thought about going back to the town i lived in before, never even missed my old friends.... I dont miss my mom, and dont miss my dad either... usually... I sometimes miss moments. But they go as they come. They never stay for long. How comes that i always change topics while writing ? Anyway yeah, home for a day. Last week i been in Paris, a lot of pictures coming up soon. I took around 900 pictures in a week. Insane ! Look forward to it : D PLUS iam flying to Vietnam tomorrow. Which means : more pictures ! I will "borrow" my brother laptop for the Vietnam trip so that no situation like last year can come up again. Shitloads of pictures but not possibility to blog ! I will try to keep you guys updated with eye candy as often as i can : ) And below this text, a video with impressions from that day !
Cheers xxx Julia (iam so cheerful today lol)
Tuesday, 07 June 2011
I always thought that after school i would be much more carefree. That i would have more time for myself. That i would be able to do only the things i want to do for once. But as life wants it i have to burden myself with work and earning money. Getting further in life and not stand still. I have a lot of projects going on. My mind is filled. Almost overloaded. Iam so worried but at the same time i enjoy the possibility to at least choose the projects i want to do myself. I need to learn responsibility and confidence. I still suck at those. This fear, what will become of me, it wont go away. To do the "right" thing and avoid the "bad". Life changing choices, iam so scared of those.
Anyway, iam away from my beloved Munich for quite some time, three months to be specific. During June i work full time at my dads restaurant in "Zweibrücken", small town, actually not even worth being mentioned here, end of June i will be off to Vietnam, reunited with beloved friends from London, somewhen between end of July and beginning of August i will head to Hong Kong meeting friends and after that back to Vietnam enjoying my time with my girls from Munich. Until i return to Munich September. When the real hard work and insecurity begins. Iam turning 19 soon. It seems like my 18th birthday was just moments ago! I cant believe how fast time passes suddenly. I dont feel ready yet. At the same time im utterly excited for everything that will await me in the future. I just hope its good things. Dear Fortuna, please be good to me.
These pictures are from my first week away from Munich. The train ride to my hometown, on the way to Frankfurt airport to catch up my little brother, pictures from my two days in Paris... Just a bunch of pictures basically. In general i have to say that i cant complain about being here. I work, earn money, dont spend it on anything and save. Finally ! More updates to come ! And i edited my pictures with Photoscape this time. SO convenient compared to photofiltre !
Thursday, 26 May 2011
Had a fab day with the girls out. I shot my favourite twins Nathalie and Vanessa for The Sexy Kids Revolution and their shirt collection, and the pictures you see here are the results plus other random pictures from the day. It was my second shoot ever. People who have been following me and my blogs for longer might remember my first shoot with my two favourite muses, also Nathalie, and my mate Mo. See the pictures here and here. I basically just take shitloads of pictures and sort out the ones that are closest to perfection to me. My lack of camera and photoshop knowledge prevent me from using the possibilities digital photography has to offer nowadays, but i think this way my pictures will always keep their plain and natural touch. Focusing on whats there and not on whats not.
As i promised, more pictures from Munich, more updates in general. The thing with blogging about single days is that i dont have a great range of pictures to choose from. You must know, i prefer posting a lot of pictures in a row over posting single pictures in single entries, even though especially those make a greater impression usually. So its easier to blog the pictures from my travels. I could as well accumulate pictures from different days and then post them together but for some reason... i just dont like it lol. The way i blog on this xanga is really very weird haha. I have very special and specific habits.
And yeah, summer arrived, its hot outside, chilling in the park until after sunset is possible, going out is more fun, love all the way. Cheers !
Friday, 20 May 2011
"i love leo" - frozen yogurt
(nähe Uni ! new !)
I totally forgot about how much i love and missed Munich due to all the impressions of Paris which affected my mind. Havnt seen the girls for long but the joy to see them again was huge. Tbh i dont carry around my camera much when im in Munich. Basically because im too lazy and because i know everything i see here. That has to change. I might not leave this town for another month, but this blog shall not die, so ill make an effort to capture and publish all the memories i make in this city during this summer. In fact Munich is a really beautiful city and i love living here. But cant suppress my wanderlust either. It will be sad to leave Munich, leave all my girls, my friends and the feeling of familiarity behind when i move to London.
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
We arrived in Paris at 6 am. First question: fuck, what are we gonna do this early ?! We went to one of those 24/7 restaurants near les halles and had a fuckin high calorie breakfast. Which was no breakfast and consisted of escargots, pasta and tarte flambe. Everything tasted shit thinking of it now. The waiter was Vietnamese and wanted to show us the city. I said yes. And then we stood him up twice, and didnt meet him at all in the end lol. Still feel a bit sorry for him but.. no. Had more important stuffs to do. Anyway afterwards we were heading to where the sun was shining ! Which happened to be at Louvre ! And then this park behind Louvre (forgot the name, too lazy to google right now.) And hav i mentioned that we went to Paris without booking a hotel ? Lol. And that when we realized that we have no hotel, my phone was out of battery and yis almost ? No blackberry, no internet, big problem. But thanks to Quick (french Mc Donalds or sth), its fucking fucking fucking slow internet and tripadvisor i think we found the perfect hotel. It was cheap, the location was ok and how we found out later, clean and absolutely gorgeous as well. Too bad we will never be able to return to it again haha. Due to water and lipstick fight on the last night. Long story. It ended like this: we were fleeing in the middle of the night to a friends place, afraid of the consequences that could have resulted from the effects of a big bottle of Jaegermeister ! haha. Anyway, dont need to tell every single detail about Paris here. Some brands are cheaper over there. LV of course, YSL rings, and Furla Candy Bag ! Thats all i know. Paris is still smelly and dirty but also beautiful and lovely. Not in the mood to write right now. Cant be bothered. might update sometime, but not now. Cheers mates !