donderdag 28 juli 2011

Looking for: Self Discipline

Okay I decided for the x time to lose some weight but I have two problems:

1. I lack self discipline and I'm easily tempted
2. The only sport I enjoy is horse riding

I want to lose weight by changing my eating pattern, not by following a diet, since I don't want to be on a diet for my whole life. So replace candy with healthy snacks like fruit or every now and then a biscuit without chocolate or something. The key to lose weight is to sport, but the only sport I really enjoy is horse riding and while it's a pretty intensive sport (depends a bit what you do, dressage, jumping,...) you won't lose a lot of weight by doing it. But I dislike fitness, jogging,... I like swimming but then you have to wear a bathing suit and I really hate that xD

I haven't stood on the balance (?) for over a year so I have no clue how much I weight and how much I want to lose. For now I'm aiming to lose two dress seizes, but to be honest, I just want to feel better and get rid of my tummy.

Well, I keep you updates!

dinsdag 26 juli 2011


I love film and game music so much. Especially the music of fantasy films. My favorite soundtracks are

Lord of the Rings trilogy by Howard Shore

Harry Potter series (Deathly Hallows score by Alexandre Desplat is my favorite)

but I also like the music from Narnia (and Artiests for Narnia), Black Swan (I don't like the film though), Pirates of the Caribbean, Spirit: Stallion of the Cimarron, Dinosaur and many more...

My favorites tracks:

May it Be  vocals by Enya (The Lord of the Rings: the Fellowship of the Ring)

Gollum's Song vocals by Emiliana Torrini (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers)

Into the West vocals by Annie Lennox (The Lord of the Rings: The Return of the King)

Concerning Hobbits (The Lord of the Rings: The Fellowship of the Ring)

The Tunnel (Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2)

Obliviate (Harry Potter and the Deathy Hallows part 1)

Double Trouble (Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban)

Hedwig's Theme (Harry Potter)

Evacuating London (The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe)

zaterdag 23 juli 2011


Today I saw on the news what happened in Norway and I was so shocked. Such things always shock me. It are always the innocent that suffer. I really hate murders. I can't imagine the fear and pain the victims must have felt and how terrified the family and friends must have been. I hate it when a thing like this happens, shallow people are posting and shouting "everyday people die, why bother now?".

Those people didn't die, they got murdered. They weren't evolved in an accident, they got killed for someone's pleasure. If we all should care about ever dead in the world, every injustice, every suffering, we would be so sad and ours hearts black of sorrow. We are only human, we can't care about everything that is happening in the world, it isn't healthy.

I hope this Kinslayer will suffer until the end of time.

vrijdag 22 juli 2011

The art of potions

"I don't expect you will really understand the beauty of the softly simmering cauldron with its shimmering fumes, the delicate power of liquids that creep through human veins, bewitching the mind, ensnaring the senses....I can teach you how to bottle fame, brew glory and even put a stopper in death."


Harry Potter and the Philospher's Stone by J.K Rowling

donderdag 21 juli 2011

End of and Era

This took me so long to write.

An Era ended last week and I felt so terrible after I watched the movie. I cried an ocean during Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows part 2. I must say I love and hate that movie. It's a great ending but it hurts a lot. I remember lying in bed, looking at my fiance and just starting to cry because it was over. A piece of me died with Snape and when the credits appeared on the screen.

I've grew up with Harry and his friends. I defended the Philosopher's Stone, saved Ginny from the Basilisk in the Chamber of Secret, freed the Prisoner of Azkaban. My name came out of the Goblet of Fire and I fought along side the Order of the Phoenix. I admired and learned from the Halfblood Prince and I helped destroying the Horcruxed, watched Voldemort being defeated and mastered the Deathly Hallows.

For over ten years I've been at Harry's side, in good and bad times and now his adventured have ended. It hurts so much. Harry Potter wasn't just a book, it wasn't just a movie it has been a huge part of my life for ten year. And that decade flew by as it was only a month.

I have some very big regrets about the ten year. Never in those ten years I camped outside Waterstones to get my book nor did I face the wrath of nature to scream at the actors at the world premiere. The only thing I did was sending fan mail to Dan and getting a standard letter and a signed picture back.

It's really hard to grasp. I know Harry Potter will always be there, as does Hogwarts. It's immortalized on paper and the story and it's characters will always live in my heart, but that doesn't make it any easier.

Today it's 21 july 2011 which means the last book, the end of the story, has been out for four years. What happened with those four years? Where did they go? It seems it was only yesterday when I opened Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, wondering what would happen and how it would end, and read the very first word of the book. I didn't stop reading until "All was well" and I cried so much. I cried because Rowling killed all my favorite characters, I cried because Snape had deserved so much more then a cold dead at the hands of Voldemort, I cried because I hated the epilogue and I cried because I would never ever wonder what would happen in the next Harry Potter.

I never thought a story would affect me so much, but it did and it will be forever in my heart. I doubt there will be another story that would be so exciting, so full of love, friendship, happiness, so full of pain, sorrow, agony and heartbreaking moments.  I doubt any fictional character will touch me so deep as Snape did and will be so brave as Harry. This series was so special for me, it is my childhood and a part of my life. A part of who I am.

I hope that I will have the luck to meet Rowling and thank her on how she influenced my life. I will have a tattoo of this part of my life sometimes, hopefully very soon. It will be a patronus Doe with the words Always, because of Snape and because Hogwarts will always welcome us back home.

Snape is our Prince, Ron our King, Harry our knight and Rowling our Goddess.

This song describes how I felt and sometimes still feel, because it's all over.

maandag 11 juli 2011

Harry James Potter

Harry may not be my favorite character in the series, but I admire him so much. He has suffered so much in his young life and he just keep going on, standing his ground and never ever giving up.

I love that Rowling didn't made him "absolute good" and "flawless". For a long time i felt a bit sorry for Harry for everything that happened to him, but when I read Order of the Phoenix, I realized that I felt sorry for the wrong person. I think few characters in fiction had a tougher youth then Harry and his courage, love, steadfastness... will always inspire me.

I love the song that Ministry of Magic made about the end of Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix and it is, in a way, the essence of the series caught in a few sentences.

zaterdag 9 juli 2011

Little bit emotional

Today I went to Brussels to shop and I had a great time! I bought a Hogwarts student outfit and a official Harry Potter Gryffindor Tie and I got the English books in a pretty box!

But I must admit I'm getting pretty emotional now... I cried this afternoon and now, while listening some MoM songs, is started to cry again... just realizing it's all ending in 3 days. My fiance doesn't understand it but Harry Potter means the world to me and it's so hard.
Except my family, it was like the only constant thing in my life for a long time and I spent hours and hours speculating about it, holding silly conversations about Harry Potter....

I have the feeling that I have to go and say goodbye to a friend in a few days, one that has been very dear to me and one that never will return again. It's like a piece of me is slowly dying and it fucking hurts.

I know almost everyone has a hero, someone they look up to. And I have one as well: J.K Rowling.

Rowling is our Queen.

dinsdag 5 juli 2011

Respect for the postman? Not...

Well normally I have a lot of respect for the people who make sure we get our mail, even though it rains, snows or if it's really hot but today something happened that made me very angry with them.

I was expecting a packages (well, 4 to be correct) from The Book Depository  and when I woke up this morning, one package had arrived! I was so happy, but when my mother came home and told me how she found it... I was furious.

The postman had just dumped my book on the doorstep (I live in a flat, on a really busy street) because it didn't fit in the mailbox. Lucky my mother had to go out early and found it... The postman didn't even bother to ring the bell to see anyone was home so he just dumped it there and it could have been stolen and what then? I know that if I mailed the site that my book(s) didn't arrived, they would probably send them again without asking payment, but still, why was the postman so lazy? He shouldn't dropped it there... the least he could to was ring the bell or take it back to the post office. My mother is always up early and she promised me to go and check tomorrow morning if my other books are "dumped" on the door steps as well... If so, I'm going to complain. The books were not expensive, but still.

People are so lazy nowadays, I hate it.