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Thursday, 26 December 2013

4th Year Consumption

Hellooooooooooooooooooooo my dear readers!

I'm still alive if you were wondering. As you might guess, 4th year it taking a big toll on my blogging life. However, because it's Christmas, I'm taking the next week off all college work while I'm at home. I still have a mountain of work to do but I deserve some time off to relax. And to blog!

What have I been up to lately? Well over the last few weeks, I've been playing a lot of League of Legends. I just leveled up to level 22. I have been practicing with some new characters and trying difference builds and strategies. Some of the characters I've been playing as are Teemo, Nasus, Heimerdinger, Master Yi, Ashe, Lulu, Morgana, Ryze and Lux. I finally got to the skill level whereby I can play with practically any character without being terrible. The first time I played as Lulu, I killed everyone :D I'm saving up to buy her because she's so cute and deadly. Like my Teemo ^_^

I Like Playing With Fairies

I've also put  about 100 hours into the new Pokémon game - Pokémon X. I was looking forward to that game so much but it was such a huge let down... I've loved all the Pokémon games up til now and you all know how dear Pokémon is to be. But wow. I was not at all impressed with that game! What I did like about the game was that Pokémon were FINALLY in 3D. That was some small comfort...

To bring up the mood, let's talk about ARTPOP. As I'm sure you all know, ARTPOP is Lady Gaga's new album. I must say, I'm not disappointed. I was kind of expecting to be... not exactly sure why... but that was how I felt. But, that's in the past! On my initial play-through of the album, I knew that I would grow to love specific songs. Nothing stood out initially, except Aura and Venus, both of which I still love now. And now that I have a great grasp of the songs, I must say that Gypsy and Venus are my top two songs, with Aura being 3rd and G.U.Y. next. I do love all the songs though, except for Jewels 'n' Drugs. What an abomination!! I don't understand why it's on the album... :O I skip it every time it comes on :P

Day of The Doctor!! :D
I was very excited to see the 50th Anniversary Special of Doctor Who. You have no idea! While the special itself was fantastic, I must say that I found parts to be very predictable. Not so much so that they ruined the episode or anything. It was more "OH MY GOD I KNOW WHAT THEY'RE GOING TO DO AND IT'S GENIUS". I was very very impressed. I could not wait for the Christmas Special on Christmas Day... however I thought it was a bit crap! XD

Remember how I bought the first two Game of Thrones books last summer in England? Well I finally started reading the books! I'm actually sooooo bad at reading books. I started the Saturday on my way to Paris (more about that below). I'm so glad I started reading it though, it's so good! It did take me a while to grasp all the characters but when I did, it became much easier to read. I haven't seen the TV show at all yet. But I'll get there when I have the first book read. Anyone I ask says to do what they did (whether it's read the book or watch the TV show) but I've not met anyone who has done both... so I'm going to be the first of my friends to do so.

On a side note, my brother didn't know what to get me for Christmas so I was like,
"Em... Let's go to Easons and get Game of Thrones in the 3 for 2 sale."
So he did. And now I have 5 books :D

So, Paris. In August, my boyfriend and I decided to go to Paris for Christmas. On Saturday the 14th, we set off to Paris for four days. It was soooo tiring but so much fun. It was a very cheap holiday yet we got to see so much. On Saturday, we visited the Arc de Triomphe as it was on the route to our hotel. We got to travel to the top for free because we are under 26. Thumbs up for free visits for under 26s! Afterwards, we spend a few hours walking from the Champs-Élysées towards our hotel. So many crepes and churros were devoured! We finished off the night with two hours of The Simpsons... IN FRENCH! It was the episode where they went on holiday to England and Homer rear-ended the Queen.

Je vous le dis! Je suis anglaise!

Arc de Triomphe!!

Sunday, we went to the Catacombes. They are a system of underground tunnels which hold over 6 million skeletons. That only cost €4 because of our age. It was well worth the €4... It was so creepy yet thrilling to see so many skulls, femurs and hip bones. Later in the day, we went sightseeing and saw the Notre Dame and the Moulin Rouge. The night ended with a bang as we met with another couple who we knew were going to be in Paris the same time as us. Ice skating in front of the Eiffel Tower is something I can now cross off my bucket list ;)

Such Romance!

Monday was by far the best day (save for the ice skating). Best time to visit The Louvre? 9 o'clock in the morning! Within fifteen minutes of getting in the door (without standing in a long queue) and paying no entry (because under 26 :P), we saw the Mona Lisa. I never realised it was so small! Two hours later, we left having visited the Venus de Milo and the Egyptian exhibits also. And not to mention, the Lady Gaga exhibit we stumbled upon! Yes, I kid you not, Gaga is in the Louvre!

Smiling or Frowning?

Lady Gaga!

Next, we decided to go up the Notre Dame. What an amazing building! Another tourist attraction that cost nothing. Following that was a trip to the Sacré Coeur. Another amazing building. But the climax of the entire trip was the Eiffel Tower. Despite having to pay to visit the summit, it was the best of all! From queuing up to getting to the top, it took only 15 minutes as we booked our tickets in advance. That was some efficient planning right there! You'd think visiting the Eiffel Tower was overrated... but my god... it was not. What's even better was we were there for sunset ^_^ How romantic!

The night ended with a quick trip to see the tunnel where Princess Diana died... and a screening of Inception... in French. Perhaps the strangest part of our entire holiday!

And that pretty much ended our trip. Tuesday was spend travelling back to Ireland... nothing very exciting. Well... at least until Saturday the 21st! My boyfriend and I went to see Wicked! in Dublin that night. I bought him tickets for his birthday. It is by far his favourite show but I had not seen it before. I was actually blown away by it... the singing was spectacular... the acting was perfect... the costumes were amazing. And the story... mind-blowing! Even though I figured some things out before they happened ;) But wow... I can see why he has gone to see it multiple times!!

...and that pretty much sums up my life over the last two months. College fills in all the empty spaces between LOL, Pokémon, Gaga, Paris and Wicked!.

I'll try my best to bring another post before the new year!

Merry Christmas!!

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