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Disney Channel and twins: a love story

6 Aug

Have you been watching Disney Channel lately? I have. Don’t judge me, I’ve had a lot of free time and I’m someone kinda lazy who wishes she was 8 years old once again. Therefore, yes, I have been watching a lot of TV and a lot of Disney Channel- let’s say it is to stay young at heart. Anyway, I noticed that these days on Disney Channel- and I mean Disney Channel France, we have the french channels in Mauritius- there are a lot of twins. That’s when I realised that since I started watching TV, about 14 years ago, there were never no twins on Disney Channel. They must really like this concept. Probably because people like twins, it’s twice as much fun and cuteness and there’s this double trouble thing also.

Anyways, if you don’t believe there have been many twins on this channel, I decided to make a list :p

*Note: This list was made in an approximate chronological order and by twin pair, meaning if the subtitle mention a show starring a particular pair of twin, any other project starring them will be mentioned under that subtitle and not another.

#1. The Parent Trap

I know this 1998 movie doesn’t star actual twins but back in the days I used to think Lindsay Lohan really had a twin sister. I was 3 years old, don’t blame me, then later on I read in a magazine how the movie was made and I was even more impressed by Lohan’s acting. I used to wonder if sometimes she wished she had a real twin, I know I wish I did. These were the good ol’ days when Lohan, playing Hallie Parker and Annie James, was still the young promising actress we all loved. ‘The Parent Trap’ is one of my all time favourite movies and it is not one of those movies that you stop enjoying once you grow up. I mean, when will this ever cease to be funny?

and by 'this' I meant this

and by ‘this’ I meant this

Never.

Aaah this blond gold-digger…I don’t remember her name but I know it did not take as much as lizard on her face to freak her out.

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I hope I find my secret twin already, there are so many people I want to freak out.

#2. Sister, Sister

This series, starring the twins Tia and Tamera Mowry, aired on ABC from 1994 to 1999 then later on Disney Channel aired the episodes between 2002 and 2007, meaning on the french channels there must have been a lag of about a year. Nevertheless I was really young when this used to air and since there have not been a lot of re-runs I have not many vivid memories of this show…except for its theme song of course. There were a lot of them, I remember the season 3 to 4 one best and I found a video on YouTube that lets us watch them all in HD. Yay!

While ‘Sister, Sister’ was airing on Disney Channel, they apparently couldn’t miss the opportunity to use the twin concept some more, therefore leading to a couple of Original Disney Channel movies, namely ‘Twitches‘ in 2005 and its sequel ‘Twitches Too‘ in 2007. Magical twins from another world who live on Earth and never meet until a little before they turn 21. This show and movies featured the one of only two pair of twins with different surnames, unless you count the twitches birth name: Apolla and Artemis DuBaer.

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All I can say is the idea of identical twins who have no idea they have a twin, live their life peacefully and suddenly meet their biological doppelganger later on in life by pure coincidence is popular, to say the least. But it is entertaining and adding a magic twist cannot hurt.

#3. Kim Possible

Okay, this series was not about the crazy adventures of twins but one must not forget Jim and Tim, Kim Possible’s younger identical twins siblings. How can one even forget their “hicka-bicka-boo” “hoo-sha”? How can one say the Tweebs were not an awesome and absolutely cute part of this show?? Simple, one cannot.

 

Adorable. Hard to imagine these two were  the young scientists and mechanical geniuses that they were.

Adorable. Hard to imagine these two were the young scientists and mechanical geniuses that they were.

#4. The Suite Life of Zack & Cody

Finally a pair of identical non-animated twins that grew up together: Zack and Cody Martin! These blond-heads started charming us with their cuteness back in 2005 as they unleashed mayhem in the Tipton Hotel of  Boston. I must admit I had a crush on Cody, because he was smart. I like that. Zack wasn’t bad either. I cannot say I wasn’t happy to see them back on Disney Channel in The Suite Life on Deck in 2008…and to see that puberty had done a good job. The cute little faces hadn’t gone through a ‘Macaulay Culkin’ transition, meaning their twin-ness was still exploitable. Not that I am complaining.

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We must also not forget that while the suite life was airing, the Sprouse twins also starred in ‘Modern Twain Story: The Prince and The Pauper‘ in 2007 and later on finally got their ‘The Suite Life Movie‘ in 2011. That was some extra twin-awesomeness for us.

#5. The High School Musical Movies

You may not really follow me on that one and that’s understandable. It wasn’t until years after the last HSM movie was produced and aired that I realised that Sharpay and Ryan Evans were fraternal twinsies. I knew they were siblings and I did realise they were in the same grade but never did the twin idea really cross my mind. If you were like me and didn’t already know about these two then, I guess now the coordinated outfits, the chemistry and synchronisation all make a lot more sense.

Especially hard to believe when you know they spent 9 months in the same womb.

Especially hard to believe when you know they spent 9 months in the same womb.

Seriously though, casting Ashley Tisdale and Lucas Grabeel for these roles was a perfect choice. That’s probably when Disney Channel realised they did not need to cast real life twins to continue exploring- and exploiting a bit- the universe of twins onscreen. This is even more apparent in the more recent Disney Channel Original shows below.

#6. Liv & Maddie

This show started airing on Disney Channel in 2013 and it stars Dove Cameron as she plays both Liv and Maddie Rooney, identical twins who don’t have much in common except their appearance. This seems to be a bit of wink to ‘The Parent Trap’. Liv is a starlet, freshly back home from Hollywood she has to find her place again in the family and rekindle her relationship with her three siblings, namely her twin sister Maddie, a tomboyish myopic for whom sports and competition are huge parts of her life.

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I cannot help but like this show. It is still on its first season and still has this innocence Disney shows have at the beginning but what I find refreshing is how the script is written to make the protagonists, Liv and Maddie, actually nice to each other. They try to be nice to each other, to help and please each other…it really is a change to see Disney onscreen siblings not be jerks to each other like on ‘Hannah Montana’ or ‘The Wizards of Waverly Place’. Maybe it is just because they are twins- but then Zack wasn’t exactly sweet to Cody most of the time- but I hope the love will last longer than the first season.

Oh and Dove Cameron’s acting makes it seem like she has a promising career in front of her. This girl knows her job. I know I am not a movie critic but I believe I’ve watched enough movies and TV shows to recognise bad acting, and this is not it.

#7. I Didn’t Do It

Honestly, I did not think I would like ‘I Didn’t Do It’ but then I kinda found myself in Lindy- the nerd- so let’s just say that if I turn on the TV and this show is on I won’t switch channels unless I absolutely know there is something I really love on another channel at that time. The twins on this show are Logan and Lindy Watson, fraternal twins played by Austin North and Olivia Holt. See what I meant by not having to cast actual twins to play twins anymore?

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The twins are obviously the blonds. How many times have the twins on Disney Channel been blonds? A lot. Excluding Tia and Tamera, we never had brunette twins. It is as if Disney doesn’t know this species exist in real life too- referring to Jim and Tim Possible here.

#8. Gravity Falls

New pair of twins in an animated TV show aaaaand they are dark haired. I’m seriously freaked out, maybe they do only exist in the animated world of Disney Channel! Then I have zero hope of finding my secret twin someday 😦 *breathe in, breathe out* Anyway, welcome Mabel and Dipper Pines to the big twin family of Disney!

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I absolutely love Gravity Falls, because it does not make a lot of sense but the main character actually realises this and is as ‘freaked out’ as me. So in the end it is not a big pack on nonsense, more like a big pack of weird mysteries. Do you get what I mean? No? Yes? It doesn’t matter, I won’t change my mind. Their supernatural universe full of vampires, dinosaurs, latino mermen, marriage-obsessed gnomes and weirdly cute triangular demons to say the least, is one I really like.

The Pines close my twin list of Disney Channel. I wonder when they will find a new pair of real life twins to use on a show again… I don’t think that will be anytime soon, they have enough twins in their studios to last a while.

If you think I missed a pair, let me know in the comments. You could tell me which is your favourite pair too 😀

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16 reasons why wearing glasses suck

16 Jul

I’ve been wearing glasses ever since I was 9 years old. That means I’ve been wearing glasses for over half of my life. You might think I should have gotten used to it by now, but let me tell you something, there are things you just cannot get used to.

#1. Not finding them

One thing about being really badly short-sighted- everything 10 cm onward away from my face is blurry to me – is that when you lose your glasses, you can’t see them, you can’t see the two thin coloured sticks and the two transparent little panes. It is mission impossible and you have two choices: 1. be weak and ask for help or 2. rely on your other senses and hope you can recognise your glasses cry. Oh yeah, wait, glasses don’t make a noise, so yeah, you can only rely on your sense of touch and start touching everything around you. Every. Single. Surface. Has. To. Be. Covered. Good luck.

me neither, Velma, me neither...

me neither, Velma, me neither…

#2. Rain

Now don’t get me mistaken, I like rain. It’s just that I would probably enjoy rain 100% more if I was not as blind as a bat.

 

speaks for itself

speaks for itself

See what I mean?

#3. Smudges

Smudges are a bit like rain except there’s no way one can enjoy smudges. No way. They are like the nemesis of the myopic.

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#4. The tan lines

Those will happen. When you live in a tropical country, like me, it’s just a teeny bit worse. When you are darker-skinned, like my sister, it may get a little bit more than “a teeny bit” worse. She has a lighter line crossing her nose, you know, where the glasses stand and block the sun. My tan lines are a bit different; all the area behind my glasses- I mean even behind the actual glass part- is lighter. If you look at me you will barely notice, but then maybe that’s because I wear an equaliser facial cream. *wink wink*

#5. Idiots

Idiots, meaning those people who find it absolutely hilarious to take your glasses from your face and ask you dumb questions like “how many fingers am I holding up?” or dumber questions like “what colour am I?” I am not even kidding you here. I have been asked those questions, the former more often and even the first time it was not funny. Actually, it is as funny as taking away someone’s wheelchair just to see to what extent they cannot walk. It is not funny.

And for those who legitimately wonder, it’s just blurry. Fingers don’t double and colours don’t change. It’s blurry and we don’t see all the little details, like those old YouTube videos that you can’t switch to HD.

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#6. Other idiots

You know, those people who have perfect vision and want to wear glasses. Some of them are ready to ruin their eyesight to be able to accessorise their eyes. Others just wear glasses with no lenses..or fake glasses that do nothing to improve eyesight but supposedly improve style. If you wear glasses, you know you hate those people. No, just kidding, maybe they are your friends and you don’t “hate hate” them, but you still want to push them off a cliff every time they tell you how lucky you are to wear glasses.

*pushes you off a cliff*

*pushes you off a cliff*

#7. Sunglasses

Because I can’t. All those who do not wear glasses have such a hard time choosing their sunglasses, right? If you go to the mall, for sure there will be sunglasses in all retail stores, clothes stores, make-up stores… The mall I’m most used to is the Bagatelle one and I can tell you there are sunglasses in stores ranging from Aldo. Jennyfer, Ibiza, Woolworth, Sweet Sugar, Truworths, to Mr. Price, Manjoo, Réserve Naturelle and all the supermarkets. Pretty sunglasses can also be found in the markets and even sold by hawkers on the road. And their prices won’t even get you crying, unlike those at actual glasses stores. Those very stores where people who actually wear glasses have to buy theirs because they need to have them adjusted to their crappy eyesight.

#8. 3D glasses at the cinema

I know many people have already complained about the weight of 3D glasses, now imagine what it is like when you have to balance two pairs of glasses on your nose. I can say my nose, and my ears for that matter, enjoy this activity as much as I do. There’s only so much space for one pair, but I cannot say blurry 3D tempts me.

It is annoying, but to watch a good movie I can bear with it. Two hours is not that long, huh?

#9. The pre-kiss anxiety

The big question that people who wears glasses cannot help turning over and over again in their head when they start liking someone who wears glasses too is “will they clash?” They most likely will sometimes and honestly it is not such a big deal when it happens but pre-kiss will always still be a moment doused in apprehension, at least to me.

#10. I can’t hear without my glasses

Well actually, I can. But not as good as with them. I’m not sure if this applies to people other than me, but since it applies to someone it’s on this list. I don’t know if it is because I part lip-read unconsciously or if the glasses’ temples stimulate my ears but I just understand what people say better when I have my glasses on. Which is kinda ridiculous when you think about it, but I’m not thinking about it that much.

#11. Knowing you are most certainly a reject of evolution

We cannot see. Maybe it is in our genes. Maybe it is the result of too much T.V or too much reading books from too near in the dark with just a tiny lamp(guilty!). But if a zombie apocalypse broke out and we lost our glasses while running, we’d be doomed. Because a blurry zombie looks just like a normal person and when we get near enough to notice it IS a zombie we’re doomed. Seeing underwater without glasses is near impossible too. Now imagine losing your glasses in the sea, finding them would be mission impossible upgraded to level 100.

#12. It’s expensive to see

Glasses, more the lenses actually, are expensive. When you start seeing the world blur around you when you have your glasses on, you know it’s time for a check-up, an upgrade and, well, an expense. Again. I’m nearly 19 and I must have changed glasses 10 times. I wonder when my eyesight will stop getting worse. No actually, I wonder if my eyesight will stop getting worse one day.

#13. I don’t know what I look like without glasses

I don’t know, I have a vague idea- more like a blurred idea, haha very punny- of what I look like without glasses. However, that idea is a mix between the completely blurry face I see in the mirror when I do normal stuff like brushing my teeth (and by completely blurry I mean I barely see my eyes and lips and nose) and the very accurate details I see when I put my face inches away from the mirror. That image is not flattering at all. Anyway, this brings up the next problem.

#14. Taking glasses-less selfies is a challenge

Taking pictures of something you cannot see is always a challenge. In the actual case of selfies, I have a method: you just pull a few faces, hope for the best, put on your glasses to check the pictures, delete the pictures, start over 57 more times. Next time someone who wears glasses sends you a selfie of them, say in a bathtub or a pool, with glasses on, do not point out that it is weird. They know. They can’t really help it.

#15. Wearing them when you shave

No matter how bad the eyesight, you don’t really really need them to shave- say, your legs- but you know it is a lot more practical to actually see what you are shaving: less chances to miss something and less chances to cut yourself and not see the blood because it is just a tiny drop. But if you do wear the glasses, chances are they will fog up..or get drops on them, thus re-enacting the ‘rain’ problem.

#16. Peripheral vision and visual distortion

Peripheral vision, meaning if I look at the side without moving my head, the world is blurry. Visual distortion, meaning my eyes look smaller than they actually are because the glass is thick like that.

You know what else? That sexy thing that women(some men do it too though) who wear glasses usually do on T.V or stuff…

THAT thing.

THAT thing.

If I did THAT thing, I would not see you. Maybe it would still be somewhat sexy to you, but I would not see you see me being sexy.

By now, I bet there is only one thing you want to tell me: “JUST GET CONTACT LENSES!!”

Maybe I should. I most probably should. This way I could go scuba diving and play sports with more ease and less glasses slipping down my nose. I would not have that rain problem, or that 3D glasses problem, or that sunglasses problem or any other problem. Thing is, I’m a wimp. When you say “contact lenses” there is only one thing I think about and nothing you say will convince me.

contacts

I’m guessing removing them is tricky too. Falling asleep with them is a ‘no-no’ so no, maybe later when I’ll hate my glasses more. This is probably not gonna happen though since you cannot hate what lets you see. I think.

 

So long my fellow Velmas 😉

Take care.

My 10 feel-better things

18 Jun

Sometimes I am sad, like all of us really. But I think I’m a bit special because I become upset for the most trivial stuff, stuff that don’t even have anything to do with me, like a fictional character dying or some fictional character’s goldfish dying. When this happens, I have special no-sadness strategies and I’m gonna share them with you:

10. Sniff my lip balm.

I have two lip balms and they both smell heavenly. One is Labello’s Vitamin Shake and smells like cranberry and raspberry and the other I received in a gift box and is mango and papaya flavoured. Sometimes I’m even tempted to eat them, but I tried that before and it is not happening again for obvious reasons.

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9. Set a cute-ish silly-ish picture as my lock screen wallpaper on my smartphone.

At the moment this is my wallpaper and it does not disappoint:

Deer are SO majestic.

Deer are SO majestic.

Every time I pick my phone up, be it just to check the time, it never fails to make me smile.

 

8. Pet my dog

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He is called MeeFoon and I think he is a Maltese(I’m not super used to English dog breeds names). What I know for sure though is that he is a little ball of love who loves petting 😀 and he perfectly fits this wiki‘s description: “Your Maltese will constantly want to be your right-hand man companion. He will be happy to sit by your side, hour after hour, while you read a book or watch television. But he will also love to accompany you wherever you go. They enjoy a good old fashioned walk with their owners and a trip in the car is always awesome. Maltese make decent watchdogs and will sound alarms when a stranger comes to the door. Once welcomed into the home, though, everyone is his or her friend. ” I thus concluded that MeeFoon is a Maltese.

7. Make Pokefusions.

Or rather, I fool around and create combinations that I wish I could draw. But I can’t draw so it’s not happening. Instead I can browse the Pokefusions tag on Tumblr and be impressed by other people’s art. Basically, good art cheers me up. Good Pokemon art gets me ecstatic. If you have never heard of Pokefusions before and you are a bit curious, here, check this out!

6. Androidify stuff

There’s an app on Play Store called Androidify and I’ve had it for a while. When I’m bored or when I am a bit sad it is my alternative to drawing. Well, it is more like the compromise between “damn, I could not draw to save my life” and “I still need to let the creativity out”. So far I’ve androidified Elvis, Marceline, Marshall Lee and Finn from Adventure Time, Hercule Poirot, Nick Fury, the Black Widow, plenty other fictional characters, celebrities and even some of my friends.

Marceline! This one was pretty basic..

Marceline!
This one was pretty basic..

5. Cook

Recently I started cooking and I found that it was another way for me to be creative. I don’t always follow recipes diligently and sometimes I free-style completely :p

I’ve made lasagna, cottage pie, cupcakes, coconut milk chicken curry, scones…but what I’m most proud of is my red pepper peri peri potato mash. There’s a story behind this pride: I went to Nando’s and had its Chunky Mash as side dish for my wrap. (Note: this is from the Mauritian menu, when I checked online the only other Nando’s menu I saw this mash on was the UAE one.) However my family had ordered too much food and when we shared among ourselves I ended up too full to finish my mash. I was heart broken. I was also determined to try my hand at making this mash at home. There was no recipe on the internet, the odds were not in my favour. So, equipped with imagination, taste and the three ingredients guideline from the menu, “red peppers, onions and peri peri sauce,” I did it. Yes. I did. You want proof?

Ta-daaaa

Ta-daaaa

I might share the recipe on this blog someday soon.

4. Look at the stars

This one is for the night time. I can be sad all day, but the moment the sun sets and I get to be alone outside looking at the stars, everything just seems right. MeeFoon is welcomed to keep me company in those moments but no other human presence is tolerated. Any trespasser won’t get to eat the mash.

3. Listen to Music

I bet you all so this one coming. Who does not listen to music to cheer themselves up when they are sad?  Maybe what you did not see coming is that I either listen to Muse or to my special motivation girl power playlist, because yes I have one. The songs on this playlist are quite varied; from Gloria Gaynor to P!nk en passant par Beyoncé and Natasha Bedingfield. This playlist is for special sadness occasion though. Usually, Muse is enough to get me from depression to revolution 😉 Maybe it is also interesting to note I have an 80s’ music playlist and a Christmas playlist also, that I listen to all year round because why not?

2. Play Face Raiders on my 3DS

Because there is nothing more soothing than hitting my enemies’ faces with yellow balls in 3D. At least, that is the alternative where I don’t get arrested. Yay!

huehuehue

huehuehue

1. Read through my old birthday cards.

I kept them all, from ever since I was 6 years old. I even have a special drawer for all the birthday cards I’ve received and while reading through them, I can only feel the love. Some of the cards are handmade, some were bought in special cards shop, some are huge and some are tiny but they are all very special to me.

That’s it. That was my feel-good activities list. The order is not actually relevant of the importance or effectiveness of the said activities. Sometimes combinations work better and sometimes a nice long bubble bath while eating M&Ms is all I need to feel better 😉

Ciao,

Lex x.

Young Justice, and my other experiences with TV shows

19 Jul

I am wretched, miserable, pathetic… I can’t believe this is happening again.. I’m watching a TV show, following it loyally and excitedly aaaaand it got canceled. I’ve had it for FlashForward, Hellcats, Common Law and now Young Justice. I know I’m late about this(yes 7 months late) but bear with me, I get the french channels and the french shows in Mauritius so it gets to me a bit later but then I watched the whole 2 seasons online. I.. I.. I’m broken-hearted about this show. The storylines were great, the voice actors were great, the characters were great, the art was terrific. I loved it, it got me so excited. There was even a season 2 so I got all hopeful and then bam! It left me with no warning..shattering my hopes with my heart.. Just when I started to really fantasize on Nightwing~because come on he’s HOT. I already found little Dick cute as Robin, with the ears and all, but dang! puberty did a greeaat job with him!

nightwing is so hot

And I’m being such a fangirl!  I’ve been looking at pictures and gifs for days now…yup, Tumblr and Fanpop are my friends. It’s been a while since I’ve not felt this way about a fictional character-since Nightcrawler from X-Men Evolution~notice my seeming obsession with those whose names start with ‘night’. Is that a coincidence? I think not.

But coming back to the point, Young Justice got canceled… And to think that Cartoon Network’d rather cancel a great DC show and go on airing stuff like Adventure Time, The Regular Show and that stupid Gumball show…we clearly see how morals and sensibility are important values and qualities CN does not want kids to have. Nah let’s just make them see stupid and irresponsible stuff. Bleh. Sorry, I may be biased about it but then no, no I’m not sorry actually. Oh and people should stop fooling themselves, a brightly colored cartoon isn’t necessarily made for kids. Adventure Time and Gumball-thing may look cute and colorful but that’s just it. Wait no, that’s not even it-cute, I mean.

shit cn

Okay so yes I’m broken-hearted and p*ssed off and yes I cried a little(Big lie. I cried a lot) but I’m also making such a big deal about it because I’m scared. I’m scared and quite anxious about my future and my career. Okay I don’t think I’ll be going for animated series or cartoons but concerning TV shows, one never knows 😉 The thing is FlashForward and Common Law were really good shows and their plots were quite original. FlashForward got an 8.2/10 rating on TV.com and Common Law got a 7.6/10 rating on IMDb and if that’s not good I don’t know what is. These shows got canceled due to poor views. So now I’m thinking what if these shows were not that good and I’m the one who’s got poor taste, then maybe I’m not supposed to try my hand at movie or TV show directing. Besides, one can see that a lot of work went through the making of these shows; be it for the special effects of FF, the dance routines and cheer-leading acrobatics on Hellcats or the stunts in Common Law. People have worked their *sses off on these shows, sweat and money were thrown into these projects, only to have them canceled after one season… Now that, that is what scares me. So much investment amounting to virtually nothing. The moment your show gets on TV and you start gathering fans from all over the world is not really a victory then… and when you least expect it you can be cut off, just like that. Okay, maybe I am overreacting. But then maybe I’m not. I’m just a tad bit anxious about my choice of career for the moment.

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Oh and I’m getting really annoyed with the cancellation of shows I like just like that. And Young Justice didn’t even have a ratings problem, no? Don’t they ever think about the fans? Well maybe if we didn’t live in such a ‘profit is our only motive’-society things would be different but until the time comes when the sales of mugs, toys, t-shirts and iphone cases will stop determining the fate of cartoons I guess I’ll have to bear with it. Let me quote an article from comicbookmovie.com,

“As far as helping bring the show back, Weisman stated that fans needed to support the MERCHANDISE particularly the trade of the tie-in comic book, the upcoming video game Young Justice: Legacy and the official soundtrack to the series. “Honestly, they don’t care if no one watches the show as long as the toys sell,” echoed Phil Lamarr.

The studios are not run by artists anymore, now they are run by suits who clearly only care about the cash. Investors want their money back, that’s all they care about. If they don’t see the return, they will shut the project down. That’s sad. You may say it’s the harsh reality of life but I’ll tell you that life was never about making profit- after all humans are the only creatures on Earth who pay to live here- and that these men in suits are clearly missing the point. Whatever happens the fandom will never disappear because the fandom is not about the money.
Well until what fans and artists have to stay start counting just as much as the businessmen’s opinions , yes I will still be wretched, miserable and pathetic but also determined to make things change!

Alexandra

The Magic Queen Of The World

2 Feb

Lately, I’ve been getting really upset about my future. I am 17 and I will finish high school this year and I still have no idea what kind of career I want to pursue. No frigging idea. Nada. Actually that’s not true, I’ve had plenty of ideas but none of them seem to suit my very difficult mind. I’ve wanted to be a writer, then a screenwriter, then a movie director, then a journalist, then an actress, then a businesswomen, then an interior decorator and I keep changing my mind. You could say I am fickle minded- and you would probably be right- but there’s more to it than being inconstant. I have two main worries about my career: wages and excitement. I really wish I could find myself a super well-paid job(I’m not keeping my hopes up too high on that though) but what matters the most to me is that I don’t want to get bored. I don’t want a job where it’s everyday the same thing. Filing and doing sums or sitting at a desk in an office staring at a PC everyday is not my thing. I need to express myself, be creative and maybe be surrounded by people like me oh! and make loatsa money. Yeah… Maybe I am asking too much… But then I’m still keeping my fingers crossed! 😀

My friends are telling me not to worry too much about my future career- they say I still have time. The thing is I’m a worrier and I panic a lot when I over-think and I’ve been over-thinking a lot these days. My boyfriend is being a real sweetie; encouraging me in whatever direction I come up with and only making fun of me every two hours. He’s even already willing to invest in my amazing business-to-be. Whatever it could be. Awww ^^

I’m probably just gonna ruin him though.

Anyway, in an attempt to get those career prospects off my mind for a while, I’m gonna make a little list of stuff I would do if I were The Magic Queen of the World- my ultimate dream job- at least for one day. Yep. I’ve always wanted to rule the world. (Pinky: “Gee, Brain, what do you want to do tonight?” The Brain: “The same thing we do every night, Pinky—try to take over the world!”) Muahahahaha!

1. Eliminate racism, homophobia, cancer and hunger with my magic wand! What? Anything is possible for The Magic Queen of the World!

2. Make the poorest kids in the world switch place with the richest celebrities- like in Freaky Friday. It’d sure be fun to watch.

3. Get some really smart scientist to build me a machine that will send me to the world of Pokémon! Or use my magic wand to get there by myself. The machine is a cool idea though..hmm..

4. Ban the construction of dirty energy powered factories or electrical plants. Death penalty for whoever disobeys. We don’t have time to play with Mother Nature anymore.

5. Eat my favorite food all day. And since I don’t have one favorite food there’s sure to be a shortage of crepes, pasta, burritos, nuggets, biryani, boulettes and so on. No I’m not ashamed. Food is my best friend. The best friend I can eat without being accused of cannibalism.

6. Bring back the green Creme Soda to Mauritius. I miss that drink.. It should rain Creme Soda sometimes..

7. Make a gigantic stock of blue WKD vodka for when I’m down or when I want to party. But then I never want to party. I hope I’ll be down often then.

8. Get myself my own private cook. Give him a superpower that makes him never get tired.

9. Stop time. Get a degree in everything I want and try out all my dream careers.

10. Keep my dog alive forever. And make him Prince of the World. Get him a private cook too.

That’s all I can think of right now because it’s late and I’m sleepy. It’s a nice list I think..but it’s not the list of things I would do if I took over the world. No..that would be may more violent an bloody. Joking 😛 or am I?

Alexandra