Merry Christmas ya’ll : holiday tips

It’s that time of the year where you are excited but at the same time scared to have all the family reunited. These feelings will kill ya and you will stuff your face with food cause..DUH!

So let me give you some advices:

1- pack the things that you know you will use 100%
2- Put on your best (fake) smile, you will need it for all those annoying questions that you will get from the family: do you have a boyfriend? Are you getting married soon? What about kids?

WHAT ABOUT WE STOP WITH THIS?
3- Remember that life is short and that you should celebrate all the wonderful moments that you will have these days.
4- ALCOHOL WILL SAVE YOU THESE DAYS. If alcohol doesn’t work for you go for chocolate. 
5- IT’S THE MOST WONDERFUL TIME OF THE YEAR, that doesn’t last long. 
MERRY CHRISTMAS PEOPLE! (Or Hanukkah) 

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Taylor Swift feat Zayn Malik: I Don’t Wanna Live Forever

YOU, YES I AM TALKING TO YOU. STOP WHATEVER YOU DOING.

TAYLOR IS BACK WITH A NEW SONG. OMG.

It’s a totally different sound but I like it, it’s for the movie “Fifty Shades Darker”, she wrote the song with Sam Dew and collaborated with Zayn Malik. The song was produced by Jack Antonoff like mostly everything from Taylor.

It took one week to produce this song as Jack let us know via twitter, Zayn sent his record parts from LA and then they produced it together in one day I think, cause Zayn posted a pic on Instagram were Taylor has a dress that we saw already back in September when they were spotted together with Gigi Hadid.

This is the link for iTunes, go buy it for your Friday night:

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/i-dont-wanna-live-forever/id1184762720

Been sitting eyes wide open behind these four walls
(Hoping you’d call)
It’s just a cruel existence like there’s no point hoping at all…

Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home!

I’m sitting eyes wide open and I got one thing stuck in my mind
Wondering if I dodged a bullet or just lost the love of my life

Baby, baby, I feel crazy, up all night, all night and every day
I gave you something, but you gave me nothing
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit (fit, babe) wherever (wherever)
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Baby, baby, I feel crazy
I see you around in all these empty faces
All night, all night and every day
I’ve been looking sad in all the nicest places
Give me something, oh, but you say nothing
Now I’m in a cab, I tell ’em where your place is
What is happening to me?

I don’t wanna live forever, ’cause I know I’ll be living in vain
And I don’t wanna fit wherever…

I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home

I just wanna keep calling your name until you come back home
Until you come back home…

 

Enjoy..

Francesca

 

20 things about me

Hello beautiful people,

last week I was tagged by a friend of mine on Instagram with “20 things about you” well, that’s self-explanatory.
So these are my 20 things:

1- I am a nerd 100%

2- I smile even when I am feeling awful

3- I don’t care about people but at the same time I would give a kidney to one of my friends if they will ask me

4- my favourite colour is Black! Like, my soul 😂

5- I am really shy even if it doesn’t seem like

6- Everybody thinks that Taylor Swift is my favourite singer in the whole world (and you are #2 Tay) but actually my favourite singer is Bethany Joy Lenz

7- I went to a concert alone and it was great

8- I’ve decided that this year I will face all the problems that I didn’t face in the past 1 year and half

9- “A walk to remember” is my favourite movie and book

10- I am trying to write a book since three years but still need to finish the first chapter

11- my favourite tv shows of all time are: One Tree Hill, Buffy TVS, Charmed, The OC, Smallville and Gilmore Girls

12- I own a lot of box sets

13- I love photography, graphic and I used to make videos a lot! Like 3 per weeks or two per day and I miss it so much

14- 2014 is known for being one of my worst years ever and if it wasn’t for the song “All too well” by Taylor Swift, I don’t know where I’ll be now

15- I’ve been an independent person for more than 10+ years and I feel like I don’t need anyone

16- I am a cat person (I love dogs too) and I miss my cat a lot

17- I have already a friend that I can call “old friend” since we know each other since we were 11. And we talk to each other every day, it’s like crazy lol it’s been 4 years that I left my hometown and still we talk EVERY FREAKING  DAY lol Love  you Ele.

18- I wanna make 2017 MY YEAR!

19- I’ve been single for a long time 😅still not feeling the need of having that person

20- I feel like I have to post something similar to what Megan posted, I did go through depression a few times and when I was 18/19 I went to a therapist for a few months. Still having anxiety on a regular basis but you gotta keep going, don’t you? 😉

So now I tag all the people that will see this post.

Have fun,

Francesca

ThePerksOfTravelling: Week3

Honestly, not much happened this week. I’ve cleaned my phone and deleted more than 4000 pictures!!!!

I’ve did a lot of shopping online tho, I’ve bought a pair of over the knee boots from Zara, a back pack from ASOS and a coat from Stradivarius.

Plus, I sent the present for my dad’s bday that he is not expecting at all. That will be a nice surprise for him, I hope.

For the rest, I’ve worked like crazy (and for that I mean, I’ve got crazy at work!), we finally have the red cups and I’ve found out that they were designed by customers and there is one that I really like with a reindeer. Always talking about work, I am so boring. LOL

Fun fact: I’ve deleted my ex from FB after 3 years. Not that I cared or was stalking him at all, at the beginning was a pride kinda thing but then was a thing more like “you are invisible to me, whatever”.

And then on Wednesday, the election happened and it affected me, a lot. I wrote something about it back on Thursday if you wanna go check it out.

I woke up on Thursday with two texts from two friends “Trump won” and I was like “Am I still sleeping? Is this a nightmare?”. We did such a good progress on empowering women and diversity and equality, and it brought us where? At this awful point? I can’t believe it.

Then working all weekend again,

Francesca

Michael Bublè left a statement about his son Noah: he has a liver cancer

It was Friday, I opened Facebook and as a first thing, there was this awful news: Michael Bublè’s three years old son has been diagnosed with cancer.

And it hit me so badly. I can’t imagine as a parent what they can be going through right now but it’s heartbreaking.

This is not talking about fame or talking about popularity, here is talking about how awful this disease is.

I was reading through comments and someone posted that this awful disease should be sent, if we had the power, only to rapist or killers.

A poor 3 years old child doesn’t have to go through this. I’ve lived this diseases in my family and I saw how it destroys one person or how it completely happens randomly and it takes you forever.

I wish the best, all my thoughts are with his family and with all the families or people that are going through this now.

I loved Michael Bublè since forever, he always brought me so much joy and happiness in my life that I just want to use my thoughts to wish the little Noah the best. And to Luisana, be strong, you’ll get through this.

I really appreciated that they took the time to just write a simple post on their both Facebook pages just to let know fans about it.

Plus, this week they let us know that the poor little Noah has a liver cancer and he is already going through chemio, even if doctors says that kids are stronger to get through chemio, I still send all my good thoughts to them.

Dear Bublè family,

your fans are with you through this awful period. We send you tons of love and strength. And to the little Noah, we are with you, you may not understand truly what it is happening but you will be super strong and come back to play like other kids.

Best,

Francesca

Michael and Luisana confirm son Noah’s illness:

“We are devastated about the recent cancer diagnosis of our oldest son Noah who is currently undergoing treatment in the US. We have always been very vocal about the importance of family and the love we have for our children. Luisana and I have put our careers on hold in order to devote all our time and attention to helping Noah get well. At this difficult time, we ask only for your prayers and respect for our privacy. We have a long journey in front of us and hope that with the support of family, friends and fans around the world, we will win this battle, God willing.”

Heartbreaking, Confused, is this the world we live in?

So..I prepared a post the other day that I wanted to post, well, yesterday but after I woke up with the news of the new president of the US, I’ve gotten a bit sad and confused and angry, my post would not have been talking about what I was feeling.

I did want to write yesterday but I was so heartbroken and angry that I wanted to sleep on it first. Well, my feelings didn’t change much from yesterday. Actually, they didn’t change at all. I am super confused about how someone can elect somebody that just is insulting and honestly he is so misogynist and thinks that we still are in the 19th century.

I am speechless, I don’t know what to say, I don’t know what to do. I don’t know if you follow me on twitter too but yesterday I wrote one tweet that truly explains how heartbroken I am:

“America, you’ve always been my dream since I was 6 years old, 24 years later and I feel like, for the first time, I don’t wanna move there.”

I’ve texted one friend of mine, that had this big dream and he told me that he won a VISA to go to America, I mean, I am like heartbroken that for this dream of mine is not gonna happen. Cause I can’t believe that the big country that we all love and look up to became such a dark hole when it was such a light. SO many inspired things happened in that country: Obama was president for 8 years, I still remember the feeling of history when he became president, LGBTQ can legally get married, Bin Laden was caught a few months after Obama became president and more.

And now? People are scared to go outside, how can you be scared to live your life? How can you be scared to be yourself? What did we become?

I am confused, I don’t understand this world that we live in anymore.

What people knows about me is that I’ve NEVER been a lot into politics but I guess you don’t understand truly how important it is until you are working and paying taxes and you have a voice that needs to be listen to.

Hillary’s concession speech made me cry like a baby, her word was so..heartbreaking. We all thought she had it, we all thought no one could have voted for him.

This election will affect all the world, it is affecting me a lot. I had a big dream for so long and now I feel like it’s crushed. I feel like that door has been slammed into my face.

I’ve just watched a video of guy melting down on TV: “Hillary.. women needs you, minorities need you, I need you, Chicago needs you, we all need you, this country needs you.”

It’s just heartbreaking.

Francesca

“And to all the little girls who are watching this, never doubt that you are valuable and powerful and deserving of every chance and opportunity in the world to pursue and to achieve your own dreams.”

TV SHOW OF THE MOMENT: THIS IS US

It’s fall, that means pumpkins, Halloween, people rushing to Starbucks to get their PSL and for those people that love TV Shows, it’s the exciting season of the shows that will come back with a brand new season and the NEW shows that you’ve been talking about all summer and can’t wait to give it a try.

Let’s talk about THIS IS US:

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This is us is a brand new show from the brilliant minds of Dan Fogelman (Cars, Tangled, The Neighbors, Crazy Stupid Love), the plot is based on two different story line but the same family. You see Rebecca (Mandy Moore) and Jack (Milo Ventimiglia) celebrating the birthday of the last one and at the same time, you see other three people (Randall, Kate and Kevin) celebrating their birthday on the same day.

Rebecca goes into labour while she was dancing for Jack so she is rushed to the hospital to give birth to her triplets.

“I’m gonna need everyone in this room to believe that only good things are going to happen today. Actually, I need you to know it.”

You found out lately that the three other adults celebrating their birthday are actually Rebecca and Jack’s sons.

I don’t wanna give too much away cause the show is way too good and you need to enjoy, what I can say is that in the past 10 years we had shown only about vampires and witches and werewolves. We didn’t have a really good family show, that makes you think about our world, in a while.

This is Us takes that topic like obesity, family issues, race and makes it all unbelievable amazing. (and it’s been just three episodes) and love who you are no matter what and that family is the most important thing.

The cast, of course, it’s spectacular: Mandy Moore, Milo Ventimiglia, Justin Hartley, Gerald McRaney and more.

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I absolutely suggest this, it’s an amazing tv show and we don’t have those nowadays.

Best,

Francesca