Saturday, October 31, 2015

Nutella & Ferrero Rocher Cupcakes

Hello, everyone!

So, on New Year’s Eve of last year I decided to bake some cupcakes for the family dinner. I tried this recipe I found on Cookies, Cupcakes, and Cardio, but I did some edits on it.

Here is the recipe I used, enjoy!

Thursday, October 29, 2015

7 Questions for Halloween

Hello, everyone!

I found this set of Halloween questions and I thought it would be fun to share it with you!

1.- Do you believe in ghosts?
Yes, I do. I haven’t had any real encounters, except for that one time when I was like 5, but I still believe they exist.

Tuesday, October 27, 2015

Avengers: Age of Ultron

First of all, let me tell you that I’m a huge Marvel fan! I love everything Marvel (except from Hulk’s solo films… But I love him in Avengers!), so I always keep high expectations for their new movies. Luckily, I’ve never left the movie theater feeling disappointed, and Age of Ultron was no exception.

Spoiler Alert! Read at your own risk.

Friday, October 23, 2015

Isla Negra, Chile - 2015

On March, I got to travel with some of my classmates to Chile. We went there to receive some classes at the Main House of the Federico Santa Maria Technical University, but we also got to do some touring.

Wednesday, October 21, 2015

A Petition to J.K. Rowling

Dear Mrs. Rowling,

I know I’m not writing only for myself but for all the other Potterheads around the world when I ask: Could you please do a prequel for the Harry Potter series? Please?

Monday, October 19, 2015

Mrs. Dalloway | Book Review

Author: Virginia Woolf
Genres: Fiction, Classic
Rating: 5/5

Mrs. Dalloway is a novel by Virginia Woolf that details a day in the life of Clarissa Dalloway, a fictional high-society woman in post-World War I England. It is one of Woolf's best-known novels.Created from two short stories, "Mrs Dalloway in Bond Street" and the unfinished "The Prime Minister," the novel addresses Clarissa's preparations for a party she will host that evening. With an interior perspective, the story travels forwards and back in time and in and out of the characters' minds to construct an image of Clarissa's life and of the inter-war social structure. In October 2005, Mrs. Dalloway was included on TIME magazine's list of the 100 best English-language novels written since 1923.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Joyful Sundays #3

So, it’s official now: my vacations are over… Tomorrow I have to go back to college and I really don’t want to (insert crying emoji here)!

Can you believe that I still have this one last day, yet chest pains and headaches are already here? I thought I had myself under control, but now I’m not so sure…

Anyway, let’s bright things up a bit before going back to college, shall we?

1.- I went to the movies with my aunt! It was so nice to that again! I remember when I was little, we used to go to the movies together a lot, and we would eat nachos and popcorn, and then we would have a sleepover. It was nice to kind of relive my childhood, although we didn’t have a sleepover, but we went for burgers after that!

Saturday, October 17, 2015

Things That Make Me Happy #2: Books

Hello, everyone!

As some of you might have noticed, I love to read!

I’m so glad I’ve finally retaken reading as a hobby this year, as I’ve been away from it for a very long time… And I deeply regret it.

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Horror Movies | October Releases - Part 2

Hello, everyone!

So, as I promised in the first post of this short series: here´s the second part of the horror films that are being released throughout this month:

Tuesday, October 13, 2015

The Message Behind Rio

Hello, everyone!

This past month, I’ve watched Rio 1 and 2 twice and it really caught my attention how these children movies address real, serious, and actual environmental issues.

Apart from being films full of color, amazing animation, and super-fun songs, Rio 1 and 2 address issues such as illegal wildlife (in this case: birds) trade, and deforestation, which are the main causes of animal extinction.

Sunday, October 11, 2015

Joyful Sundays #2

Hello, everyone!

This week literally flew away! I can’t believe it’s Sunday already! This means I only have one more week before I have to go back to college…

1.- Planning the family trip. Next year I’m going to Spain with the family, and I’m already searching for things to do and places to visit! I really enjoy planning trips; the only upsetting part of it is that you can’t cram every wonderful place you want to visit in such a short period of time.

Friday, October 9, 2015

Baños, Ecuador - 2014

Hello, everyone!

Last year during the holidays, I went on a family trip. We traveled to the city of Baños, located in Tungurahua province.

There, we stayed at Finca Chamanapamba, a lovely hotel located just five minutes outside of Baños. It is owned by Dietrich and Regine, a lovely German couple that has been living in Ecuador for, approximately, 30 years.

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

How to Listen to your Inner Self

Hello, dear readers!

Last year, I went to a talk about ‘How to listen to your inner self’ by Chilean Priest Juan Pablo Cárcamo.

You should know that I’m not a very religious person so, at first, I wasn’t very eager about it but, in the end, it was very interesting and helpful and that’s why I’m sharing what I learned there with you.

P. Juan Pablo told us that, to find true happiness, we need to learn to listen to our inner voice instead of all the noise that comes to us from the exterior (a.k.a society’s parameters on how to behave in order to fit in).  He said that, to be happy, we have to do what we really like, what we really want to do (excluding illegal things, of course), what we feel motivation for, and not be influenced by our family’s or friends’ preferences because, in the end, it’s YOU the one living your life and the one who is going to feel sad or happy about what you’re doing.

Monday, October 5, 2015

Another Day | Book Review

Author: David Levithan
Genre: Young Adult
Rating: 3.5/5

The eagerly anticipated companion to David Levithan’s New York Times bestseller Every Day.In this enthralling companion to his New York Times bestseller Every Day, David Levithan (co-author of Will Grayson, Will Grayson with John Green) tells Rhiannon’s side of the story as she seeks to discover the truth about love and how it can change you.Every day is the same for Rhiannon. She has accepted her life, convinced herself that she deserves her distant, temperamental boyfriend, Justin, even established guidelines by which to live: Don’t be too needy. Avoid upsetting him. Never get your hopes up.Until the morning everything changes. Justin seems to see her, to want to be with her for the first time, and they share a perfect day—a perfect day Justin doesn’t remember the next morning. Confused, depressed, and desperate for another day as great as that one, Rhiannon starts questioning everything. Then, one day, a stranger tells her that the Justin she spent that day with, the one who made her feel like a real person . . . wasn’t Justin at all.

Sunday, October 4, 2015

Joyful Sundays #1

Hello, everyone!

Let me introduce you to this new section of the blog: Joyful Sundays. Here, I’ll share with you ten little things that brought joy to my life during the previous week.

After each of these posts, I encourage you to share with me at least 5 things that made you happy during the week. Are you willing to accept that little challenge?

I hope you do! It’s very therapeutic!

Saturday, October 3, 2015

Horror Movies | October Releases - Part 1

Hello, everyone!

As this is the month of the spooky, I've decided to make a compilation of the horror movies that will be released throughout this month.


Thursday, October 1, 2015

SuperBloodMoon Total Eclipse


Hello, everyone!

This past Sunday (September 27 in my country), I was able to watch the SuperBloodMoon Total Eclipse from the porch of my house!

The eclipse began around 8:15pm, the left-low corner of the moon began to be covered by the Earth’s penumbra, and it made its way slowly until there was a total lunar eclipse by 9:40pm.