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Shitty Christmas

No Christmas presents this year.

I know I don’t celebrate Christmas but Mummy used to always get me atleast one gift.

(If you haven’t already, please read ‘Update’ first to understand.

I was really hopefully that she would be home in time for Christmas. It’s days like this when I miss her more than ever.

I see improvements everyday and I am so thankful for that, but my house with out my mum is not home.

I’m going to spend the day with her today in hospital. It won’t be the same as a normal Christmas but it’s the closest I’ll get to one. Although family are at my house for Christmas, it feels wrong to celebrate without mummy.

Please keep improving mum. I am so proud of the progress you have made since you have been in hospital. I can’t wait until you can come home. Love you loads. x

I hope you all have a great Christmas and make sure you let those closes to you know how much they mean to you.

Merry Christmas xx

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Why I listen to K-Pop

In my previous post (which you can read here!!), I mentioned that I will be doing a series of posts contributing to my post about K-Pop success in Western countries. I’m sorry that this wasn’t posted on the same day as my previous post. As you all know my mother is ill (If you didn’t know then click here), so I have a lot of family members coming round and I have to put my life on hold to be with them. Without further-a-due, here is:

The first in the series of posts:

Why I listen to K-Pop.

Korean artists are versatile. I know some bands go through a stage in the beginning of their career where they have to do songs which are slightly cheesy and a bit commercial, but once they pass this stage and have a big loyal fan base, they tend to move into their own and have songs which are more unique. Take BigBang as an example. BigBang have now got songs which fit in to several types of Genres. In their solo careers, they have songs which fit in to different genres and this has come together in their album ‘Alive’.

I am going to do something a bit strange and compare BigBang to One Direction. Now I am well aware that they are completely different groups and they have different fan-bases, but they are the only western Pop band that I can think of at the moment!

Now, One Direction are talented! They are cute, they can sing and they have catchy songs. The one up that I think BigBang have, (and this is the reason why I listen to K-Pop), is that, One Directions songs all are classed as Pop or maybe even Rock-Pop. They only sing one type of Genre. JLS is also an example similar to One Direction and even artists such as Kanye West and Taylor Swift. BigBang have songs which fall under Rock (“Wings
(날개)” by Daesung and “Oh Mom” by T.O.P), Hip-Hop (“Bad Boy” by BigBang and “One of a Kind” from G-Dragons album “One of a Kind” and R’n’B as well as Pop.

But aside from BigBang, Jay Park (박재범), also shows versatility and uniqueness by blending songs of different Genres into one album. Although I listen to a lot of different artists, Korean and Western, it makes it interesting and exciting to see how one artist (or a group) can switch singing styles and can compose different genres of music.

That is the main reason for why I listen to K-Pop! Also, I am hopefully that it will expand my Korean vocabulary! Plus, there are several hotties in the K-Pop world!! =P

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Adoption

On the news & on the Guardian website, I saw an article that adoption rules will change slightly in order to make it easier for adults to adopt children of a different race.

Finally.

I always thought it was outragous that you could only adopt a child of the same race as yourself.
I want to adopt when I’m older because I believe the world is already over populated, so why should I bring a new child into this world when there are children already, that need homes?

Race is not important. When a child is 5 years old, the won’t care if you are a different colour to them.
If the reason it is hard is because the child will know that they are adopted, wouldn’t it make them stronger? Wouldn’t they love you more because you decided to  take them in & that is the most selfless thing anybody can do? Then maybe they will adopt when they are older and give another child opportunites that orphans don’t get?

A black child is 3 times less likely to get adopted than a white child. And that isn’t because people don’t want black children, it is because there are more white families that consider and fulfill adoption than black families & they can’t adopt a child from another race.

So apparently it is better for Black children not to get adopted instead of being adopted by parents of a different race because they will feel ‘out placed’. No family? Ask questions? I know what I’d prefer.

I really hope this change happens soon because it is something that should have always been possible.

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Fringe? Bangs?

Fringe? Bangs?

I currently have a heavy side swept fringe. Like so… 

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But I’m bored of my hair style.
If you read my ‘Hair Colour’ post, you know that I’ve had a lot of hair colours. I’ve also had different hair styles but I’ve had this hair style for a long time. So I need change.
I don’t want to cut my hair because I’m trying to grow it out, but my fringe grows so fast.

I’ve had front fringes & side fringes. Front fringes grow out fast which is good because I can get a side fringe again. So do you think I should get a front fringe done?
My hair is shoulder length.
This is the fringe I want…

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Her hair is freaking amazing & she is so pretty! (SecretLifeOfaBioNerd on YouTube, check her out!)
Do you think I should get this fringe cut?!