Monthly Archives: September 2015

The Unexpected, Mysterious and Interesting Boy – Chapter 3

Welcome back! Sorry it’s been a while but I hope you enjoy the next chapter of my story.

So much for an interesting first lecture. The professor babbled on for three hours about the importance of line when designing an artwork and how the balance and harmony of the piece must be simple yet complex in order to gain an appealing aesthetic. I don’t remember most of what he said because all I did for most of the time was think about how weird the situation was that morning. My first day and I’ve already seen a disabled girl’s wheelchair fall from a balcony, mystery boy (who, by the way, is the disabled girl’s brother) and most horrifying of all, my professor’s gross beard that appeared to have bits of biscuit in it. I sit on the train next to an old lady who looks very annoyed at having to sit next to me, one of ‘today’s youth’ as I heard her refer to me as. Too bad there are no other seats. Just as the train is leaving the platform, I get a call from Zahra. I eagerly swipe to the left and answer her call. “Hey!” I say.
“Hey there uni gal, how was your first day?” she replies.
“Oh. My. Gosh. It was insane.”
“Really? Did they give you heaps of work?”
“Um, no, not really. What made it insane was that firstly, a girl in a wheelchair had her chair taken and thrown over a balcony…” I glance over at the old lady who is now death staring me. I give her a shy smile and turn to face the window.
“Please elaborate on how the hell that happened,” she says.
“Right, well some guy puller her out and threw it over the edge. It was so crazy. So, then I went to help her and she called her brother who, get this, is mystery boy.” I pause to allow her to process this new information. The phone line goes a little fuzzy for a second or two then goes back to silence.
“Jayda? Are you there?” Zahra asks.
“Hey, yeah. Sorry, I think we just went through a dead spot or something.”
“Oh that’s alright then, I thought you’d hung up on me!” she laughs.
“No no, I would never! Anyway, did you hear what I said about mystery boy?”
“What? No? Oh my gosh please tell me he found you and asked you out!”
“Well, not exactly. He’s the girl in the wheelchair’s brother. I didn’t catch his name but he’s studying law at my uni.”
“Bud, that’ awesome. You totally have to go for coffee or something. He has to thank you now right? For helping his sister?”
“Well I guess but-“
“But nothing. Tomorrow, you go and find that spunk and make him buy you a coffee.”
“But I don’t drink coffee-“
“Jayda, there are way too many buts coming out of your mouth!” We both burst out laughing. Gosh we’re immature. The old lady glares at me again but this time I just keep laughing.
“Anyway,” Zahra continues, “I should probably get going to work. Gotta work the late shift tonight. What a joy.”
“Yeah good idea, thanks for the call, I’ll have to give Harper a buzz later too, see how her day was. Have fun at work!” I reply.
“Thanks bud, see ya!” I take my phone away from my ear just in time for the old lady to start grumbling something about today’s young people being rude and selfish or something like that. I’m in too good a mood after my phone call with Zahra to care. I take out ‘The Perks of Being a Wallflower’ again and read until my stop is called.

***

The next morning I stroll into uni wearing my favourite boots. They’re almost 6 years old yet still look new which is pretty amazing considering how much I’ve worn them. Today’s class starts at 10. I glance at my watch and see that it’s only 9.35. I have a good 20 minutes to kill so I decide to explore the courtyard area. There are a few cafes, some fast food shops and even a jewellery store. I guess there are a lot of people that forget birthdays and anniversaries around here. I pick a café called ‘Polypop’ purely because its name is the same as one of the fabrics at work. I walk towards it in my comfy and worn boots while deciding what to get. I don’t drink coffee so that’s out, and the only other hot drink I really drink is hot chocolate. But, today, I’m feeling adventurous. I get into the little shop and study the menu board. There’s so many drinks that I can’t decide which one to try.
“I hear chai lattes are pretty good.” I spin around to see mystery boy only a metre away. He smiles at me while I stand there with my jaw almost to the ground. Gosh, I swear he gets more attractive every time we meet. He raises his perfectly shaped eyebrows at me and I manage to compose myself.
“Oh, hey. Again.” I grin the dorkiest grin that any face has ever had the displeasure of forming. He doesn’t seem to mind.
“If you’re trying to decide what to order, might I suggest trying a chai latte? They’re like drinking Christmas in a paper cup.”
“Wow, that sounds amazing. Hell, why not? I mean, I do love Christmas.” I somehow smile decently.
“Hey, can I grab two chai lattes please? Thanks.” He hands a $10 note to the cashier lady.
“Oh you didn’t have to get me one,” I say.
“I was actually getting it for Hail…but I could get you one too if you like?” he offers. He starts laughing hysterically.
“I’m kidding,” he smiles, “sorry, I like to prank people sometimes.”
I start laughing along with him.
“How is Hail after yesterday?” I ask quietly.
“She’s okay I think, just a little shaken.” His face seems to darken at the thought of someone trying to hurt his sister. I realise that I need to change the subject.
“So, Hail said you’re studying law. What’s that like?” I ask sweetly.
“Ah, you know, it’s alright. It can be confusing sometimes.” I nod in agreement. I remember doing legal studies at high school. It was, by far, my worst subject in Year 12.
“Anyway, what about you? What are you studying?”
“Art. I always loved it in high school so I figured, why not?”
“Well as long as you love what you’re doing.”
“Exactly. You’ve just got to find your passion.” We both nod to fill the silence that’s settling on us. After what seems like forever, the cashier hands him two chai lattes and he passes one to me.
“Thank you very much.” I say
“Not a problem…” he gestures for me to tell him my name.
“Oh, it’s Jayda.”
“Well, it was lovely to meet you properly Jayda. See you around.” He flashes me a glimpse of his perfectly straight and white teeth as he turns to walk away.
“Wait! What’s your name?” I reach out for his arm to stop him leaving.
“I’m Percy.” Mystery boy smiles one last time before walks out of Polypop.

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My Top 6 Favourite Disney Movies!

I love Disney films and grew up watching them. So here is a list of my all time favourite movies!

1. Tangled.
I love, love, LOVE Tangled! It is my absolute favourite Disney movie ever. I love the soundtrack, the story line, the non stereotypical Prince and everything else wonderful that comes with this movie. I also love the sidekick animals and the fact that there’s two of them, Pascal and Maximus. Mandy Moore and Zachary Levi are so great as the voices of Rapunzel and Flynn Rider. I pretty much just love everything about this movie from start to finish.

2. Brave.
Brave is an extremely influential movie for kids to watch. I think it’s so great because it looks into themes of finding who you are and learning to appreciate the people around you, in particular family. It’s a very entertaining movie and I love the Scottish accents so much!

3. Frozen.
I know, I know. We’re all very tired of all the Frozen hype but it is a fantastic movie. The soundtrack is also one reason I love it. Besides, the fact that, again, the ‘Prince’ that Anna ends up with isn’t a Prince and is an ordinary person, reinforces the idea that you can find true love for just being you *sigh*. Frozen also confronts themes of self identity and how scary it can be to be yourself. All in all, a great film.

4. Beauty and the Beast.
I mostly love this movie for the talking furniture but also because Belle loves reading like me! I love the fact that it’s such a different Disney film where the princess isn’t saved by the Prince (for once). Also Belle’s dress is TO DIE FOR.

5. The Lion King.
Who doesn’t love the Lion King? It’s a Disney favourite world wide and rightly so. It hits you in the feels every time Mufasa falls into the stampede. Every. Single. Time. I think Hakuna Matata is such a great lesson for kids to learn as well as it helps to reassure them that sometimes we do just need to not worry and move on.

6. Peter Pan.
I grew up watching this movie whenever I could because I loved the hysterical shenanigans that Captain Hook and the alligator got up to. It’s also a really fun movie, despite learning what the true meaning of the film is.

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July/August Favourites!

Last month I sort of didn’t get time to do a favourites post so I’ve mashed July and August together. These past two months I’ve found a few things that I’ve been loving. Enjoy!

1. Elf Eye Primer.
I’ve used this a few times under eye shadow and I don’t know how I ever went without it. It gives my eye shadow a clear canvas and helps it to stay where it is for much longer. I love eye primer and I don’t think I’ll ever wear eye shadow without it ever again!

2. ‘Very Irresistible’ by Givenchy.
My dad bought this perfume back from New Zealand in March this year and I’ve been wearing it practically everyday since. It’s such a beautiful floral scent. Everyone at school was giving me compliments about it. If you’re on the look out for a new perfume then check this one out!

3. Cadbury Dairy Milk Turkish Delight chocolate.
Lately I’ve been obsessed with this chocolate and I’ve been through about a billion blocks of it. It’s the perfect pick me up after a long day!

4. Crop Tops.
This last month I’ve finally ventured out into the wonderful world of crop tops. I’m not particularly confident in my body but I’m so glad i braved a crop top for the first time in public because I feel 100% better about my body. I don’t even know why but it has certainly helped me with my body image. I also love the way they look with a pair of black skinny jeans and boots!

5. ‘Foam Sweet Foam Cleansing Shower Gel’ by Zoella Beauty.
I bought this shower gel from feelunique.com a when Zoella released the new range and I have been using it every time I shower. I love the tutti fruity scent and the pearlescent pink colour of it. It’s so nice to use and I would definitely recommend this to anyone.

6. Guvera.
Guvera is like spotify but it’s completely free and absolutely amazing. It has almost any song you can think of with a very little amount of ads. I’ve got a bunch of soundtracks on there which is definitely cheaper than buying them. Download it onto your phone and get unlimited music at your finger tips!

7. Kmart Liquid Liner.
For some reason this liner doesn’t have a brand name but I remember I got it from Kmart. It’s a felt liner and I use it all the time because it’s so quick and easy to use. It’s not expensive at all which is great. It’s my go-to liner.

8. Williamette Stone.
Williamette Stone is from ‘If I Stay’ and they have 6 songs in the movie, all of which I’m in love with. They’re such great songs and they’ve got such a good vibe to them. Check them out on guvera or the soundtrack of ‘If I Stay’ because I guarantee you won’t regret it!

That’s all for today guys! I hope you enjoyed this post and thank you for reading 🙂 x