just paper dreams

by rain sharmin • chasing clouds and catching stars~
i love finding new things to try, and so i made another blog specifically dedicated to doing so!
(check it out @ thelittleadventureblog.tumblr.com)


categories: writing, drawing, music, designing, fangirling, trying new things, life
current challenges: writing a novel (nanowrimo) • learning to draw

finally started watching "a werewolf boy" yesterday night (haven’t finished it yet though lol), because they have it on netflix now.
been meaning to watch this since the first time i saw this picture - which was like before the movie was out heh xD - because seriously, how undeniably cute does it look?? <3 but i couldn’t find a dvd of it or anything and i just kept putting it off until finally i ran into it while browsing netflix lol. :3
+ i knew the movie would be good. too bad it most likely won’t have a happy ending though. :( i like happy endings. 3: but ohmygod, as the cover suggests, these two really are adorable <3 love the cast. love the chemistry. awwwww. so cute i could melt ;~; i don’t want bad things to start happening. which is why i stopped halfway though the movie yesterday LOL will finish it up later. xD but yeah. :) i’m impressed by the directing and the acting. so beautiful.
awh~

finally started watching "a werewolf boy" yesterday night (haven’t finished it yet though lol), because they have it on netflix now.

been meaning to watch this since the first time i saw this picture - which was like before the movie was out heh xD - because seriously, how undeniably cute does it look?? <3 but i couldn’t find a dvd of it or anything and i just kept putting it off until finally i ran into it while browsing netflix lol. :3

+ i knew the movie would be good. too bad it most likely won’t have a happy ending though. :( i like happy endings. 3: but ohmygod, as the cover suggests, these two really are adorable <3 love the cast. love the chemistry. awwwww. so cute i could melt ;~; i don’t want bad things to start happening. which is why i stopped halfway though the movie yesterday LOL will finish it up later. xD but yeah. :) i’m impressed by the directing and the acting. so beautiful.

awh~

My baby sister made a kite design based on Van Gogh&#8217;s Starry Night. :3

My baby sister made a kite design based on Van Gogh’s Starry Night. :3

fun day~

So the other day, we dropped off our sister to a birthday party, and they told us to pick her up again in 2 hours. Since it takes about a half hour to get back home, we didn’t feel like going home and then coming back again. So we decided to go on a spontaneous walk and ended up wandering around this Chinese Center, with little stores and stuff, and beautiful scenery.

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more pictures here: thelittleadventureblog.tumblr.com

And then we went to a karaoke place, but they didn’t offer half hour sessions, only one hour, and we didn’t have enough time to stay there for an hour, so we just looked over their song selection, and decided to come back later.

Then we went to a cute bakery neighboring the karaoke place and ate yummy yummy creamy buns :D So good <3

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And then we went back to the birthday party to pick little sister up. And ate our first cake of the summer. Yummy chocolate-y goodness. :3 I couldn’t get a good picture of it, haha. It was dark inside. xD

Yay, fun day :D

thelittleadventureblog:

one of the problems i had last summer, and the one before, was keeping track of everything i did. i mean, at least for 2012, i had the journal and i used it regularly, but i lost track of all the pictures we took~ they just ended up scattered all over my laptop/desktop computers and only today (about two years late!) did i finally gather them all into one place, to select the photos i wanted to include on this post.


it’s funny because i always planned to keep a blog somewhere of everything we were doing during the summer of 2012. i think i started at least three different blogs (wordpress, blogger, tumblr), but they all ended up not getting updated on time. &gt;.&lt;” (an example being this little adventure blog (both on wordpress and tumblr), which was pretty much based on the same idea (keeping track of fun and new things i try), but the last real update on it is from months ago, until i finally submitted a bunch of stuff yesterday. &gt;.&lt;”

SO

i wanted a faster way to keep things updated so that at least I’m still posting things, even when I get too lazy to actually write blog posts, and thought maybe i should try Instagram? (it has “insta” in the title, after all! :o xD)

tl;dr

please follow http://instagram.com/rainsharmin kthanks :D

it’s basically going to be integrated with my little adventure blogs, just to make it easier for me to keep the blog updated. ^^” :)


enjoy~

thelittleadventureblog:

one of the problems i had last summer, and the one before, was keeping track of everything i did. i mean, at least for 2012, i had the journal and i used it regularly, but i lost track of all the pictures we took~ they just ended up scattered all over my laptop/desktop computers and only today (about two years late!) did i finally gather them all into one place, to select the photos i wanted to include on this post.
it’s funny because i always planned to keep a blog somewhere of everything we were doing during the summer of 2012. i think i started at least three different blogs (wordpress, blogger, tumblr), but they all ended up not getting updated on time. >.<” (an example being this little adventure blog (both on wordpress and tumblr), which was pretty much based on the same idea (keeping track of fun and new things i try), but the last real update on it is from months ago, until i finally submitted a bunch of stuff yesterday. >.<”
SO

i wanted a faster way to keep things updated so that at least I’m still posting things, even when I get too lazy to actually write blog posts, and thought maybe i should try Instagram? (it has “insta” in the title, after all! :o xD)
tl;dr
please follow http://instagram.com/rainsharmin kthanks :D
it’s basically going to be integrated with my little adventure blogs, just to make it easier for me to keep the blog updated. ^^” :)

enjoy~

the problem with me is,

i (often) don’t know what i want.

see, if i did, then i would go for it.
because that’s what i believe in.

but i (often) don’t. (know what i really want).

and that’s the problem.

FINALLY UPDATED MY NEW THINGS BLOG!

Check it out for the writing associated with each post. :)

I’m still not done though. >.<” there’s way more stuff I wanted to write about, before I start posting about this year’s carpe diem summer.

After lunch, I guess, I’ll resume posting everything.

Or maybe tomorrow.

hahaha, procrastination.

carpe diem summer~ (2012) :)

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one of the best times of my life, that really changed the way i do things, the way i think about things, was this one summer we (my sister and I) refer to as “carpe diem summer”. (the above picture is something my sister created as a representation of our summer by the way. for a school project. :))

i’ve mentioned it a few times before, either on this blog, or my little adventure blog (or the tumblr equivalents of each), but i feel like i never really got to do a whole recap of it the way i’ve been meaning to.
 
quoting from my earlier posts, how the carpe diem summer started was basically this:

You don’t have to build a roller-coaster
To find your own way, to make the most of 
Every minute. No more waiting for the right time, you’re in it.
So grab those opportunities when you see ‘em!
‘Cause everyday’s a brand new day! You gotta’ carpe diem!
- Phineas and Ferb

Inspired by an episode we watched near the beginning of last summer [a Phineas and Ferb episode with a song about seizing the day (or “Carpe diem!”)], we got this idea to make the most of our summer by trying something new each day! Grabbing opportunities, doing things we always wanted to do, and letting go of inhibitions + getting in touch with our inner child…ren? xD
 
so basically, our goal was to go out and try new things everyday.
 
we didn’t have the ability (nor desire) to go on huge adventures like travelling the world or anything, but that was actually kind of the point.
(i mean, phineas and ferb do almost everything from the comfort of their backyard! ok not really, but you know what i mean, haha.)
 
the point was to make the most out of everyday opportunities! to look around for things that i usually miss. to be myself, be weird, be crazy, have fun and make some scenes.
instead of just spending all of my summer in front of the computer, or cooped up at home. :)
 
so.
step one.
we made a list of “summer goals”. started out pretty short and simple.
 
then.
we got this journal:
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and our list of things to do started getting longer and longer.
it kept evolving, changing and growing, as summer went by, and by the end of it, we had something like this:
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we had to edit a few of our original goals as we see fit.

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(this is one of my favourites XD lol)
 
and most of all, we had a ton of fun:
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:)
 
anyway.
 
i learned a lot of things and all in all, this was one of the best times of my life. and i’m planning to do something like this again, for this summer! ^-^ my first summer out of undergrad (and before starting my master’s :O). but this time, we’re going to try to include our whole family, instead of just us two sisters, as much as we can. ^-^
 
and i would encourage everyone to try something similar! :D
it doesn’t have to be when you’re on a break! you can just take on less time-consuming things, but there are so many many opportunities the world provides us with, there’s bound to be a ton that you could fit into your own schedule, however busy you may be (if you’re too busy to do even that, then maybe, start prioritizing things a little differently? ^-^ it’s always important to make the most of every moment we have here, so, please do. :) there’s more to life than school and work and mindless media/internet consumption, and i hope we never lose sight of that.)
 
so here’s to wishing everyone all the best for the spring/summer 2014~ let’s go and keep going :D
 
excited for all the new things we’ll discover this year. ^-^

#carpediemsummer

the beginning of my spring/summer break~
:D
haha. 

the beginning of my spring/summer break~

:D

haha. 

'cause i'm young and foolish

so the other day, i was watching this show (which, so far, is one of the best things i’ve ever watched, but that’s another story), and the main character’s dad said this thing, which really struck a chord with me, because i realized that what he described is exactly the confusion that i’ve been feeling for a while now D:
(some things might get lost in translation; please excuse. but, basically this is what he said:)
deep inside every one of our hearts
we’re hiding this subconscious desire to become perfect.
but most people probably won’t have the chance to do so in their lifetimes
and don’t have the ability to properly express this desire.
that’s why we’re always so confused,
feeling that there are two sides of yourself.
one is the normal and simple me.
the other one is the me who always wanted to exceed limits
and create miracles
but between the two, we can only choose one.
( and i’ve just been wondering which one it is that i really want to choose. 3: )

“I‘m not perfect, but I keep trying cause that’s what I said I would do from the start.”