Saturday, 25 May 2013

My Thoughts On - Demons by Imagine Dragons

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Hello!

I wasn't planning on blogging anything like this today but when I thought about it, I felt I had to. I was scrolling through my subscriptions on YouTube when I saw that ImagineDragonsVEVO had posted a new video within the last 20 minutes (this was yesterday). Imagine Dragons is one of my favourite bands so obviously, as anybody would, I immediately clicked open the new video. It was their new Demons video. I sat and watched it and it literally brought a tear to my eye. I love how powerful that song is as it was the whole reason I came to love Imagine Dragons. I had spent all day searching for good Merlin (BBC TV series) fan videos on YouTube when I found one that included Merlin, Morgana, Arthur, Gwen and Mordred. When I watched that I actually cried. I'd like to point out that never in my whole life has a song managed to make me cry. I thought it was that fact that the video showed Alexander Vlahos crying and in pain, but then I watched another video which was an Oliver Queen tribute (from Smallville) and that had Demons as the background music. I cried again. The song makes me so emotional and I love it. Obviously if I'm walking down the street listening to it, I don't cry. When I watched the music video, I felt myself tearing up again. I couldn't help it.

I love the idea that Imagine Dragons were on stage performing the song as if at any normal concert but then the camera zooms in to a few particular people and show us as viewers their background stories. It made me think that a lot of it is quite possibly true. Many of us will go to concerts, for some it's to just enjoy the music but I know that for others it is a way of escaping what is really going on in their life. It really touched me. The song finished, and I already had a tear in my eye, and then writing comes up saying 'In memory of Tyler Robinson (1995-2013) who inspired us as he battled cancer'. I love how a worldwide band will do something as simple as that but it can really make a difference. When a short video came up of Tyler Robinson singing and dancing to It's Time with them I cried of happiness. It was so adorable, if that's the right word. Everyone in the crowd began chanting 'TYLER...TYLER...TYLER...' and the smile on his face was so precious. I don't know much about his background but I know that you should go check out www.tylerrobinsonfoundation.com and you can watch the full video of Tyler at http://youtu.be/mqwx2fAVUM0 . Go check them out and of course, please listen to the song! (I'll leave the video below with a link for the album.)

Thanks for reading!
               KC x

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Monday, 20 May 2013

Ice Tea.

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Hi!

So, I have recently become OBSESSED with Ice Tea. I know that some people don't like it and others just think that it sounds disgusting so they won't even try it. Well trust me now, and thousands of others around the world, IT IS ABSOLUTELY GORGEOUS!

 
I watch a lot of American YouTubers who I know all drink Arizona Iced Tea. Being British, I actually do drink tea and seeing all these Americans drinking iced tea it made me wonder why it's so popular over there but not as much over here. I spent months looking for some but, although I thought it would be easy, I found it so difficult. I couldn't find any for ages! Until I was out with a few friends and we decided to go into Sainsbury's for some reason and THERE IT WAS! FINALLY! So of course I bought a bottle of Peach flavoured Ice Tea as it was the only flavour they had (picture above was my first ever bottle of ice tea). It was AMAZING! I fell in love with it straight away.  

I told my parents about how much I love it and I came home from school, after a long, hot day and there was a giant bottle of Lipton lemon ice tea *shocked face*! That didn't last long at all.



Today I came home and there was this in our fridge (see above photo). Yes, I know it's rather big. It's not a well known make, as it's from Lidl, but it still tastes the same.

 Ok, so I better go now as my mum wants me to watch a movie with her, even though I should be revising for my exams in two weeks. Oh well. I think I might blog about braces next.
Byeeeeee,

         Kira Louella xx

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Friday, 17 May 2013

Aspirations

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Hey!

I have being doing some maintenance on this blog over the past two days and I must say that I am quite proud of how it has turned out. I like the colour scheme and I like the layout. Wow, I actually like something that I have done, I guess there is a first for everything. So the point of this post is that, seen as this is only the second post, I wanted to talk about my dreams, aspirations and more about what this blog I going to be about. Here goes...

Ever since I was little I always loved singing but I was always a shy girl. I used to sing with my family whenever me and my parents went to stay at my cousins or they came to ours. Most of the time we sang at around midnight when they were drunk and I just happened to stay awake as there was very little chance of me actually getting some sleep. We used to singing songs from musicals and then go around in circles each choosing a song we wanted to sing. Despite neither of my parents ,or the rest of my family for that matter, being able to play an instrument, we were always a very musical family. My dad brought me up listening to music from all different genres and all different years. I would listen to songs from when they were little to songs from Busted, Steps and Robbie Williams who were my childhood musical memories. My parents would take me on holiday every year so I also have a good knowledge of different cultures and their musical preferences. Basically, as I grew up and started to realise that I had to choose something that I would like to do when I was older. In year 3 I started learning to play the recorder and flute and in year 6 I started learning to play the piano. At the same time, in year 3, I began to realise I had a passion for music and musicals. Me and my cousin used to put on little plays and our own interpretations of classic fairy tales for our parents and any other family members that were round. I remember one time when we were doing Little Red Riding Hood, I played Little Red with my red dressing gown that I had at the time, I sat on a stool at the end and sang a song that I made up at the end. I was really embarrassed but I did it anyway and I vaguely remember someone in our little audience crying, hopefully tears of joy. I think it was when I was in year 4 when High School Musical came out and I decided that, as I already knew I loved musicals, I wanted to go in to musical theatre. I wanted to be in a dance where everyone is doing the same thing at the same time in one big chorus. My mum had always tried to get me in to ballet as a child, like most parents, but I always ran out screaming. I joined a musical theatre class at my local YMCA and that was where my love for acting came from. We used to improvise our own TV advertisements as warm ups and perform musical numbers in the annual showcase. I had found my love for performing. Obviously as I got older I began to love it even more as I performed in more shows. I started another dance class in year 8 and since then I have even choreographed two winning dances merged into one for our college (like a house in some schools) in our school talent show.

My main ultimate dream is to be known for my performances, whether it's singing, acting or dancing. I know I will never be a professional dancer and I am not very flexible, but I hope to one day be able to be on TV or on stage acting and maybe even be doing a bit of solo singing and a bit of dancing. I hate saying that I want to be an actress because so many people want to do the same thing, but honestly I feel as though I want to do so much more. As I was saying, I want to be known for it and be able to earn enough money to live well. I'd like to use my 'fame' to raise money for charity and I'd love to be able to travel the world and help build schools in third world countries. When I say I'd like to help, I don't just mean money wise, I'd actually like to help, whether that means laying bricks down or painting walls. My parents are self-employed property developers so I have often been to their houses that they are decorating or whatever. I pretty much know the basics of what to do so I'd like to be able to apply this to help build those schools. Once the schools have been built, I'd like to stay in the area for a while and meet some of the locals. I'd like to teach some subjects, like music, drama, dance, the English language, and maths, at the schools. That is my ultimate dream.

Compared to a lot of people, I have my life planned out ahead of me. I know what I want to do, I know where I want to go, and I think I know how to get there. At the moment, of course, I am focusing on my studies. At college I will be studying A level Drama and Theatre Studies, Maths, Further Maths, and hopefully BTEC Performing Arts. Although it means me taking five subjects, which means no free periods and a lot of work, but I am determined to do it! Yes, I know that drama and maths are weird subjects to put together, everyone has said it but as I want to go down the road of performing I'm doing the drama and because I like challenging maths and I'd like to teach kids in third world countries it, I'm doing maths and further maths. No other subjects appeal to me.

I few years ago I decided to film myself singing some covers and post them on YouTube. I hated each of the videos so I took them down. Plus there were other reasons for taking them down as people from my school found them and kept coming up to me and mocking me, it wasn't a good feeling. Being a few years younger than I am now, I wasn't as self aware, if that's the right word. Basically after the problems I had last year and after I started blogging I found myself. I know it sounds cliché, but it is true. I learnt so much about myself. I love giving advice to people and letting them know they aren't alone. I have made some friends with people who have simply asked me for a piece of advice and it feels amazing to make someone smile.

Just over a year ago I found my love for the Internet when I began watching a few different YouTubers. I love the idea that someone could stand and speak to a camera for about 5 minutes and they would be able to earn a living from it. I always wanted to post videos just for the fun but every time I did it, I would end up taking it down about 2 weeks later out of embarrassment. At the moment on my YouTube channel, I have 5 videos up, 3 of them are videos of me singing on stage our at weddings, the other 2 are basically slideshows of holiday pictures from my trip to Cuba last year. For years I have wanted to just generally post videos about anything and everything, so I have officially decided to start making videos this summer. I have an extra long summer this year as I break up after my last exam on the 24th June. So I have decided to make at least one video a week of what I have been doing and hope that people take a liking to my embarrassing myself. I don't have DSLR camera so the quality won't be as good, and I don't have one of those microphones either. I only have Windows Movie Maker for Windows 8, which keeps crashing, so my editing isn't exactly top notch, but you've got to start somewhere I guess. I have been editing together a few videos that I have been taking of my last few weeks of high school which I will be uploading on a new channel that I will make, after I have finished.

As you can see, I have also started this new blog where I will be writing about my life, travelling, performances, and fashion. I mentioned in the welcome post that I have recently found my love for fashion so I will be posting about that. I enjoy shopping so everything like that will be on here. I have never really been one of those girls who is really creative and has an amazing fashion sense and knows about every beauty product you can imagine so you are going to have to bare with while I come to terms with everything I need to know. I just bought some new high-waisted shorts so I would like to 'model' in them to show you guys some different outfits that they would go with. I'm not a really skinny girl so sometimes I find it difficult to get something to really suit me, that's probably one of the main reasons I was never into fashion. I was always a tom-boy as a kid and I always wear converses. I'm not a very rich person so I can't to go on massive shopping sprees all the time so I usually shop in Primark. I sometimes shop in New Look but I don't get much further than that.

I have said what I will be posting about. Fashion, life, passions. Fashion being what I was just talking about. Life being all different things from what is going on in my life, things I like (eg. books, music, movies), to my thoughts, feelings and opinions. And then passions being my passions of performing, travelling, YouTube, charity, and finally blogging.

Thank you for reading and checking out my blog,

                                             KC x

PS. Follow me on Twitter and Instagram - @kiralouella (All my links are above.)
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Thursday, 16 May 2013

Hi There!

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Hello everybody, welcome to my new blog!

So I do have a few other blogs but I will no longer be using them. Over the past year I have found my love for blogging. It all began after my and a few of my friends had some 'issues' which honestly resulted in many peaceful nights sleep lost to crying. I began blogging about the things that went wrong in my life and I found that it helped me handle everything so much easier. I continued to write about all kinds of personal things that got on my nerves as it was anonymous and I knew that I was actually getting views. I wanted to do it to show others around the world that they weren't alone. Sadly, I had to delete it last week due to judgemental idiots at my school finding out about it and making stupid rumours up about me and saying so many negative things. Luckily, a few came to me and said that they appreciated what I had done and how they loved it. I knew a while ago that I enjoyed blogging, but when I was actually getting praise like that I felt amazing, like I had made a difference. That was when I decided to spend a week or so to allow everything to hopefully blow over, although I know it will never completely blow over, and then I thought I'd start a blog up where I will write anything.

My other two blogs that I have will pretty much be being transferred over to this blog. I have my travel one, that very rarely gets used, and my normal one where I normally write about anything. I hardly ever use either of them so I decide to make a new one and combine them both and start blogging more about myself and everything I like.

I have recently come to terms with how much I like fashion so I will probably be posting about things I've bought, things I'd like to buy, what I'm wearing, etc. I will also be posting about things I've heard in the news, about music, films, books, and many more. Basically anything and everything. Beforehand I always prioritised my anon blog but now that that is gone, here I am!

Be ready more many posts to come as I have many planned. Look out for them!

Ciao,

    Kira Louella x
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