Words cannot describe the magic of this film. Go and watch it.
Thursday, 27 December 2012
My bad for not doing a Christmas post, I just couldn't gather the strength to start taking photos of ma presents, I'm pretty sure you'll get to see them soon. However I did go out on Boxing Day to town for a little fresh air and picked up a couple of things (most of them being DVDs) one was The Breakfast Club, a classic 80s film which I have been meaning to watch for ages!
Although by first glance I wasn't too enamoured by it, having time to think about it made me like it even more, and I realise that I do actually love 80s films, especially ones with 'The Brat Pack' in them. Pretty in Pink is a favourite of mine, and now The Breakfast Club is growing on me rapidly!
It also explains to me the moment in Easy A when she says "I want Judd Nelson thrusting his fist into the air because he knows he got me." which I am also well thrilled about!
So if you're looking for something to pass the time during your two week (well more like one week now) holiday, then I insist you delve into the realms of 80s flicks as they are pretty rad.
It's funny because I dance like this...
So who wants to watch The Breakfast Club now?
I thought so.
Words by Claudia at 15:48
Tuesday, 25 December 2012
A nice little Christmas wish from yours truely in her lovely charity shop Christmas jumper and (new) Benefit lippy. Oh Cheeky! I hope you all got what you wanted and much more too. I was tres tres spoilt this year, especially my stocking, which formed into a sack due to the amount of gifts! I shall enlighten you all tomorrow about my fandango!
It wasd also pretty sweet as we had beef-wellington to eat, which I have never had before, so yummeh! Just watching the snowman and the snowdog right now which is utterly and butterly cuuute.
Words by Claudia at 17:14
Monday, 24 December 2012
I've been feeling quite sentimental recently, mainly through reading cards, letters and looking through my secondary-school yearbook. It all just strips back my axieties and allows me to think about other important moments in my life aside from school. My friends are top notch, and the cards they make and write me are quality. I seriously can't believe the effort they go into sometimes to make me smile, and it leaves me feeling all warm inside. Almost all of my cards are pinned up on my wall and pinboard, as they are just too nice to store away.
A card I read recently left a huge mark on me,(it was a nice mark), and made me think of the person who wrote it fondly. I did really like spending time with that person, and when reading it I remember that day so clearly. Like I said before, the card seemed to strip away all of the horrible eccentricities I had endured with them and suddenly left this raw emotion inside of me, a very sad, nostalgic emotion, and has made me want to re-live the past a little. This is why I love cards, and I am always greatful to recieve them, mainly because you can see an individual's personality within the depths of the card.
So since it is almost Christmas and a time for giving, I recommend you make your own cards for next year, if you haven't already this year, and make sure the people who recieve them smile when they see your masterpieces. Now THAT is the spirit of Christmas.... Or something like that.
Words by Claudia at 11:16
Wednesday, 19 December 2012
Thursday, 13 December 2012
Literally one of my favourite songs at the moment. When I first heard it I was a little ambiguous to whether or not I enjoyed it, however I was definately captivated by its retro sound which slightly reminded me of 80's music, or what I think I can call 80's music... I can't wait to buy their album as it is so fresh and relaxed sounding. Also the men in this music video are beautiful, and I've found a new love for green eyes, they are amazing!
Words by Claudia at 17:32
Tuesday, 11 December 2012
Just preparing my art with some cray cray hair... I am tres excited for our mock exam tomorrow, it's going to be one lush day just drawing and listening to music. Although I may need to get to school kind of early for a comfy spot.
Also the opening night of our school play is tomorrow. It's safe to say I am slightly jittery about it as it's the first school play I have ever done (aside from primary where everyone HAD to participate), which explains the ultra back-combed and volumous appearence as I was just experimentin' with a couple of styles...
Words by Claudia at 20:20
Saturday, 8 December 2012
Over the past couple of days I have been feeling this constant nostalgia as I returned back to my tween TV years. A time when everything was more innocent, even the programmes. Who can remember That's so Raven, Fillmore!, Recess and lets not forget Lizzie Mcguire. One of my all time favourite programmes was Lizzie Mcguire, I watched after school, on the weekends and whenever I was sick. If it was on, I was watching. I'm pretty sure now that I'm rewatching both series that I have seen every episode atleast ten times. I can remember them so clearly.
I also love a lot of the clothes they wear! I don't understand how they weren't the cool kids?! Clashing tie-dye with paisly print, wearing scrunchies, hair pins and crimping their locks! It's all just too rad, especially Lizzie's unicorn jumper in the 'photo day' episode. I know it's meant to be the most hated garment on this planet, but I seriously think I would wear it... It has a googly eye, how much more 'awesome' could you get?
I am also a massive fan of 'The Lizzie Mcguire Movie', I know it was just completely far fetched, but the fact is Lizzie's 'the bomb' and you all know it. I remember my friend and I laughing at - "15, 16... And who are you?" "Paulo Valisari" "... put your money in your front pockets." - Now I have no idea why this particular moment in the whole movie cracked us up, but apparently we found it so halarious that we still quote it now... "ME NO KNOW" (does anyone remember where that's from?)
Anyway I wanted all of you to reminisce with me and go onto youtube to watch a couple of your favourite episodes. Disney was so good back then... What's happened?
Even now that moment gives me butterflies
Now this is truely a beautiful site, don't you think Eddie?
Apparently Aaron Carter is real?
Even her mini-me was rockin' those threads!
And who could forget that catchin' theme tune:
Words by Claudia at 22:05
Tuesday, 4 December 2012
Saturday was a rad night as me chum Rosie had a birthday bash which had the theme of fancy dress. I wasn't expecting people to go all out, and to be honest I hadn't had my costume planned until the very last minute. However when I burst into the living room that very night my eyes were met with a creepy man, a red indian, a Hobbit, a Drumstick, The Mad Hatter and an Ikea Pencil boy (That one is a little hard to explain...). It was a gloriously fun evening and I must say she throws some really groovy parties!
Being a tiny bit of a game fanatic and trying to come up with something funny, yet ah-mazing, I decided to go as Mario which was tres successful! I made a felt beard and 'M', wore some dungerees, jazzed it up with a bobble hat and painted on some eyebrows and bam, It was'a me Mario! I also found a little 'One-up' keyring in my cupboard, so he was my sidekick for the evening. Anyway I thought I'd show you some hilar snaps from the night:
I think it worked out quite well, and Rosie was a pirate
Leo was a 'physco kid' and Hannah a bunny
Jamie was actually a nerd, however we found my fox mask and had a little play with it, Maddie was an eighties person, pretty darn good.
Isaac was a Creepy Man
Hattie the Hatter
Best picture of the month...
Meghan's Hobbit feet
Then Louis and Hannah swapped costumes for a bit.
I had a real laugh with everyone and I must say that my chums are quite ridiculous. Third dressing up party this year! Oh my Christ!
Words by Claudia at 19:01
Sunday, 2 December 2012
Insanity! It's been two years since I opened up my blog and I am still very happy that I have decided to put myself out on the internet. I never really know what to do with these posts, so if there is anything you want me to do next year or for Christmas or whenever then I would actaully love suggestions. Otherwise I'll just have to have a little babble! I wanted to say thank you to those who do read Panda. I know I don't have the most exciting and conventional blog going, but I enjoy writing it and as long as you enjoy reading it I suppose that really is all that matters, as I have nothing else I can repay you with.
I have no idea how long I'll have Panda running, as, really, it is just a documentation of all the boring events and objects which my life revolves around, and for some reason I felt it necessary to tell the internet... I suppose I don't have any other social networking sites which I belong to, so if I have something I feel like sharing I rely on Panda here to project it all. I do really love blogging and I've found so many inspirational people on this site who I would not have had the pleasure of encountering without my blog.
It was a very terrifying/big moment for me to open up my blog, I remember the night when I first went on the site, how strange I felt and it was a sort of revelation for me as I have never comitted to many things before, and so having a blog was a big step up. I do feel like I have grown immensely through the two years I've had Panda, I'm not sure how you all feel about it. However I know I've changed a lot and I don't know if I should move on from Panda. I know I wont, it's just that idea that maybe I should start a new blog for the new chapters of my life, however if I did that I would have to open a blog everytime something new happened, such as going into sixth form, going into art foundation, university, jobs etc... So I don't think there would be much point.
Anyway, I want to thank you all for reading what I have to say, sticking around, and making this project all the more groovy!
In conclusion, you have made me a happy bunny
Words by Claudia at 18:21
Saturday, 1 December 2012
Models Own Disco Heaven
I finally built up the courage to buy another Models Own nail polish, and yes I finally got 'Disco Heaven', which shall be my season statement nail! As it is so sparkely and reminds me of parties, and i like parties. I absolutely love how this nail polish catches the light and really twinkles when it does, there are also cheeky little blue specs in it giving it that extra flare and make your nails even more dazzling with a colder hue. Although my nails feel a little rough cause of the natural texture of the nail polish I know this can easily be fixed with a little bit of clear polish. I have also applied this as an over coat to other coloured nail polishes, such as black and indian ocean, and I must say it suits every single one! It is such an easy polish to use and I just love it! There is the slight problem with having to apply multiple coats to get the full effect, however that's usually the case with all nail polishes. So girls (and boys) if you want a new polish for the season, I recommend Disco Heaven, as everyone loves sparkles, and whoever says they don't is lying.
Also I am starting to get into the groovy tunes of Purity Ring finding them a wonderful love child of Crystal Castles and Grimes, have a tune-in:
Words by Claudia at 17:42