Monday, 28 September 2015

Hogwarts Exchange Program.

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The Victory of the Arctic (for the time being at least).

Save The Arctic - Created with PixTeller:
If you've been reading this blog from the very beginning; you would know that I'm involved in a struggle called #SaveTheArctic. And after three whole years of fighting, we have WON!

Yes, you read it right; Shell has stopped drilling in the Arctic for oil. So basically, the Arctic is safe until Shell decides to come back (let's hope that never happens again) and wreak havoc again.

I think this victory is owed to all members of Greenpeace who so valiantly fought for those who cannot fight for themselves. Not to mention the Rainbow Warriors and activists all over the world. I also believe that Pope Francis's stand on the current environmental issue was also a major reason for the decision to come.

To think that all the polar bears, the Northern lights, the sharks and the whales are safe is so relieving, not to mention euphoric. Have you ever worked really hard on something? And then when it all falls into place? Know that feeling? Because that's exactly what I'm feeling right now.

To all the naive people of the world who think that Global Warming is a myth and that it shouldn't be taken seriously. I have a message for you. Are you going to realize how real global warming is, or for the matter how SERIOUS it is AFTER the world is destroyed?

Wake up. Wake up. Please. Before it's too late.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Thursday, 24 September 2015

Stand up please.

Captain America by ~alijameel on deviantART:

If you're right, you're right. It doesn't matter if the world tells you it's wrong. If you think it's right, it's right. Follow your instincts. The truth will come out, it always does. Stand up for yourself. You are not making the world a better place by letting other people walk over you.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Monday, 21 September 2015

Please, oh please, please, please?

GUYSSSS:

My last week in school

Tomorrow marks the beginning of my last week at my school in India. And I am going to miss it so very much. Yes, it's true that I absolutely hated it at first but it grew on me in a weird way and now I'm having second thoughts about leaving. So many amazing things have happened to me at this school and some of them were life changing, like:

  • I met my best friend at this school and she is the first person who has so much in common with me and tries to understand me.
  • I met this amazing person who could possibly be my only intellectual equal (okay, I'm dramatizing it).
  • I learned so much about myself, it's like I met a whole new Zoe.
  • I finished nearly 200 books because I was determined to make a point.
  • I started a blog literally because I did not want to study.
  • I wrote some of my best poetry during my stay here.
SO yes, I AM going to miss it here at Ryan International School, Nerul. It has truly been one of the most amazing of experiences.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Saturday, 19 September 2015

The most Beautiful gift



Today, the 19th of September, 2015 is a very special day. Today is the day Nayantara Avantika Pathak-Boblai came home. Yes, I named a book. Nayantara means The star of one's eye and Avantika means queen; both are in Sanskrit.

Why did I name a book? Well you see, this book is very special to me. A few days ago, I was complaining to my best friend about how my dad wasn't buying me a new book. And then, because she's this amazing human being who somehow always manages to keep doing amazing things for me; tells me she'll buy me a book. At first I thought she was joking and I brushed the topic away.

Then she shocked me by telling me that I STILL hadn't told her what book I wanted. This was big for me. Nobody besides my father has ever gifted me a book. Sure they would gift me tons of beautiful gifts and I loved them all. But I am still that kind of a girl who would kiss her dad and hug him and twirl in the middle of the shop and be in the nicest mood for the whole day. Just because someone brought her a book.

And so I'm so extremely happy that you decided to buy me a book Foram Pathak, if you're reading this. I love you so much. You are truly my soul sister and I will miss you with every fibre and muscle of my fist sized heart. And I'm sorry I annoyed with all the over excitement over the naming of the book (I was a bit obsessed, wasn't I?) and refusing to name Nayantara, Xenophilia; but I still stand by not naming Nayantara after a plant.

Xenophilia
And yes, thank you again for gifting me with this AMAZING book. And in case all of you are wondering on what really is the big deal about buying book, BOOKS ARE REALLY EXPENSIVE IN INDIA. Here's hoping Nayantara Avantika Pathak-Boblai lives up to the greatness of her name and the legacy of her adopted parents. I can't wait until I finally get to take you away from Foram you beautiful thing. Mummy loves you and she'll read The Faerie Queene to you and Dr. Suess and NEVER keep you out of her sight. Goodnight and sweet dreams caro mio.

AND A NOTE TO ALL YOU READERS WHO THINK THAT I'VE GONE BONKERS: If people can talk to their cats and dogs like that. So can I.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Friday, 18 September 2015

#Fangirl

Fangirl Fan-Fare | Forever Young Adult:

The 100th Post



This is the 100th post on this blog. So I thought, 'Hey, why not celebrate it by doing a Beau Taplin appreciation post?' and here it is:

Beau Christopher Taplin is an Australian self publishing poet cum author who lives in Melbourne, Australia. He has the rare gift of making you feel things in your abdomen. Don't believe me? Well have a look through these:




This kills me the most.
And THIS is my personal favourite.




Now do you believe me? This guy is PHENOMENAL. And one day we'll be teaching his work in school. He is beautiful and if his work does not move you, you are heartless. Heartless, do you hear me?

On another note, I would like to thank everyone who actually reads this blog. It means so much to me. Thank you so much for making it to a 100 posts. I would have no reason to do it otherwise.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Wednesday, 16 September 2015

The Hair Post

If someone could please make my hair color look like this I would be forever thankful. Thanks!:


So today's post will be all about hair. Wild wavy hair, to be more specific(but don't you worry all those who are bestowed with calm straight hair).

So first off let's learn how to wash our hair the correct way:-
  • STEP 1:- Wash your hair in lukewarm water or cold water(whatever you like), just don't use ice-cold water.
  • STEP 2:- Shampoo your hair. I recommend using Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo which unlike other bullcrap shampoos from the T.V. commercials is actually useful. Shampoo your hair thoroughly (don't leave a single spot!), knead your scalp like you knead dough(but not too harshly!).
  • STEP 3:- Then, condition your hair with Dove Oxygen Moisture Conditioner and leave it on for two minutes(but NOT more than that). Again, massage the conditioner THROUGHOUT the scalp and don't leave anything untouched.
  • STEP 4:- Then, AFTER TWO MINUTES, rinse your hair and you will literally feel your hair knot free and beautifully soft.
#TIPS:-
  1. Hair fall will occur every time you wash your hair. Regardless of any shampoo you use. It's just the curse you bear for having thick hair.
  2. Towel dry your hair or let it dry naturally. DO NOT HAIR DRY YOUR HAIR EVERYDAY. Only do it when it's absolutely necessary or on the day of an important event.
  3. Comb your hair at least 8 times a day. Your hair needs it.
Dove Oxygen Moisture Shampoo & Conditioner Sample - Sweet Deals 4 Moms:
The shampoo and conditioner I use.
Yours,
Zoe Summers

Sunday, 13 September 2015

We are who we are.

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To quote Lewis Caroll (though not accurately):
The person I was yesterday is completely different from the person I am today.
Life is never planned. The one thing I've learned from the nomadic life is that nothing is constant except change and we must learn to embrace it like a loved one. Change is beautiful, once you get to all the madness. But never apologize for being who you are or let anyone influence your path.
Do what YOU want.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Saturday, 12 September 2015

Isn't that beautiful?

I love the smell of possibility in the morning. Second only to the smell of coffee...:

Don't you dare give up soldier. And I think I'll go to sleep now.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Friday, 11 September 2015

The 9th Death Anniversary.

Goodbyes. Life quote. Loss. Death. Loss of a loved one. Grief. Hurt. Pain. Live. Life goes on.:

Nine years ago, on this day, my grandmother lost her battle with cancer. She was in every sense the strongest, most bravest, most beautiful person I ever knew. Life was never easy for her. She was not always loved. People did not realize her worth until they no longer had her.

No, I do not want you to live amongst those people. Maybe it was for the best that you left when you did. But if anyone would ever give me an opportunity to hear your voice again or bid you a proper goodbye, I would grab it and won't let go.

To say that I miss her is an understatement. I don't think ANYBODY knows how that grief feels like. Everyone's grief s different. I don't believe in the looking down from heaven bullcrap, but I'd like to say that I love you so much. And always will.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

Thursday, 10 September 2015

Tuesday, 8 September 2015

The Quote that Literally Saved My Sanity.

Elizabeth Gilbert from "Eat, Pray, Love"-- a letter to yourself in your low moments.:

To those who don't recognize this quote, it's from Elizabeth Gilbert's bestselling memoir, Eat. Pray and Love. It describes the author's journey from leaving her husband to spending a whole world travelling in order to find herself again in the midst of depression.

The first time I read this book, I was in seventh grade in what I like to call my "experimental bimbo" phase. I was so stupidly naive it's like I was a walking ambassador of stupid. I really liked the book and the author's humour was fresh. But I didn't really read it so desperately until a year later.

By then, things had happen. That time was probably the toughest time of my life. I was diagnosed with cyclothymia and was not a very nice person to say it lightly. I was facing a life altering situation, I was no longer friends with my two year old best friend. Cross that. We weren't even looking at each other. And we were moving to India.

The reason that drove me into depression will not be revealed. But I'd like to say that it was no where near to getting divorced or losing one of the greatest loves of your life. But to me, it was earth-shattering. And this quote helped me reinforce and believe in everything I believed in.

The quote can mean many things. To the author, it was God speaking to her through her as well her own sub conscience. To me, this quote was literally God assuring me of his love when I needed it the most. There were literally times, when I would come to God in tears and just talk to him. And it felt like he listened, when no one else would. If you're an atheist, I totally respect your views. And let it be known to the reader that my ideas of God are mine and mine alone. I do not wish to force any of this on you.

But my point is, that quote was basically what I whisper myself to sleep. What I would reassure myself with. What I would wipe my tears with. What I would pick myself with. That quote brought me hope. Hope that things might get better one day. And for that, I shall be forever remain indebted to Elizabeth Gilbert.

Yours,
Zoe Summers.

This.

YES! And Clint would be everyone else.:

Tuesday, 1 September 2015

Spiderman Appreciation Post

"Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words:  With great power comes great responsibility."  Peter Parker: "Whatever life holds in store for me, I will never forget these words:  With great power comes great responsibility."  Peter Parker

I just felt the urge to appreciate this amazing character. A lot of people don't give him enough credit because of the HORRIBLE movies. No, Spider Man is not some deeply emotional, dark realistic Edward Cullen. He is funny. That is how he deals with his problems, by joking about it. Not that he doesn't take things seriously, but what makes Spider Man so intriguing is his sense of dark and light humour. In my opinion, both movie franchises; in the firt Spider Man series they made him some sort of over serious, poor replica of Captain America; in the second franchise, they made him this overly attractive, girl obsessed do-gooder.

he problem with these movies is that they focus TOO MUCH on the characters love life instead of they actual fucking story. My point being, if you want to know who Spider Man really is, READ THE COMIC BOOKS.

Yours,
Zoe Summers

KEEP CALM AND LOVE SPIDERMAN: KEEP CALM AND LOVE SPIDERMAN