Maybe 18 days too late but I have a valid reason and that is that I had my mock exams immediately after winter break so I had to just study for a while. I mean I could have written about price elasticity or the process of aerobic respiration or something but I doubt you guys would be interested so … I didn’t.
Anyways, the point is, it’s 2022 now! 2021 was definitely a very interesting year which means it kind of sucked but also had some great moments here and there; a huge combination of things. So this post a very short one where I talk about some highlights and maybe some things I learnt in 2021?
Improved a ton in my singing and guitar playing because I was pretty much always at home for the first 8 months
Journaled a lot more which I always forget to do (finished 1 and a half notebooks for the first time wow)
Came first place in my school’s talent show! The show actually happened in 2020 but I only found out I won in 2021 so it counts.
Grew my blog a lot more (hit 200 followerssss) and finally got around to and figured out how to change the way my blog looks. I love the redesign a million times more than the old theme.
Hung out with my cousin a ton before she left for uni 🥲
After finally returning to school in person I realised that doing school online for a full year was terrible and I was not enjoying it as much as I thought I was (seriously why did I think I was vibing at home)
Started learning to play the electric guitar which is SO COOL! Also got my own electric which looks and sounds amazing I’m still obsessing over it
It rained a ton on new year’s eve and I had been waiting all year for that
Started becoming more confident
And lastly, one of the bestparts of 2021 was making a new friend group :))))) Only one of them is actually a new friend (hi Misha if you’re reading this, which you should be) and the others I’ve known for quite a while actually but yes the combination of people is new and they’re very fun. so yep, definitely a highlight.
aand that’s everything
I mean there’s probably more but nothing else is coming to mind at the moment so I think I can leave it here.
how was your 2021? what were some of the highlights for you? as always, talk to me about those questions or literally anything else in the comments, I love to chat.
Song rec. of the post:Babe by Taylor Swift. THIS SONG has been on repeat since it came out, it is so catchy. Even my mom loves it which is slightly irrelevant but I think it’s necessary to mention. Oh and don’t even get me started on the bridge of the song 😫. Point is, listen to it and let me know what you think.
it’s the lovely month of November now and has been for a while but oops
the past few months have felt chaotic to me because we’re going out a lot more (going to school and stuff) but it’s been oddly fun and time FLEW.
omg and RED (TAYLOR’S VERSION) RELEASES TOMORROW!! ALL TOO WELL TEN MINUTE VERSION!! I cannot wait 😫 If you’ve been following me for a while you should already know what’s coming next… (Red album review of course). Between Us by Little Mix also releases tomorrow so it’s definitely gonna be a good day.
In honour of finally having a reason to take pictures again but not having anywhere to put them, I decided to do another photo dump ☺️ I love making photo dumps and also seeing photo dumps on other people’s blogs because it’s a nice way to see your blogger friends in real life lol. Like we all just know each other through writing; isn’t that so cool but also strange but also awesome??
Anyways yes here’s … chic life through my lens?
my last photo dump feels like forever ago but it was only the end of April wow. Time flies.
update me on how your life is going right now! how’s school? how are your friends? how are your hobbies? anything you’re currently looking forward to?? let me know!!!
Song recommendation of the post:The Kids Are All Dying by Finneas. The songwriting of this song is just so good like all of Finneas’ songs but I’ve honestly never heard another song like this one. It’s so ironic and critical or criticism and accepting of criticism and just funny at some parts. His entire new album is amazing but this song in particular I’m just obsessed with at the moment.
guess who’s finally free because their exams are over
After the last exam me and my friend Simmy went to the mall (I got a pretty nail polish, lip scrub and lip balm yay), ate ice cream and accidentally ended up spending two hours dancing and singing screaming Little Mix and One Direction songs. It was honestly such a vibe, you missed it.
Anywayyysss, this post is my long awaited Q&A answers post. Yep I’m finally doing it.
Also I expected to have way less comments so thank you to everyone I really love your questions!! ☺️ This post will also end up being super long if I include all of the questions so I’m going to do half now and the other half in a part two after a few posts. Okay here we go:
What’s your favourite colour of all time? My favourite colour is and always has been pink haha. I never change 😌 Specifically blushy, peachy, baby pinks though. So pretty 😭
What is your favourite food and favourite dessert? I love popcorn and gnocchi (I’ve been having a huge gnocchi phase for a while now) and for dessert probably cake. Dude I literally haven’t had vanilla cake in forever and I’d really love some right now.
What are your personal beliefs? (e.g. religion) I am a Hindu so basically my religion is Hinduism which is where we believe in a lot of Gods instead of just one. And yeah obviously we have a lot of different beliefs but that would be too much to get into now hehe.
What are some of your favourite lyrics? “you drew stars around my scars but now I’m bleeding”
“the shade of green that if he’d seen would make F. Scott Fitzgerald cry”
“I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life.”
Who is your celebrity girl crush? Taylor Swift and Little Mix. They all are just so talented, kind and hardworking and also SUPER beautiful.
Who is your celebrity crush? Harry Styles ✌🏼
What are three things you like about yourself? Hmm, I like that I’m quite a creative person, I try to be kind to people and make them feel happy and good about themselves and that I can find nearly anything funny (some people find that annoying and then that makes me like it even more lol).
What is/are your comfort songs? I love this question 💞💞 Maybe Breathe by T Swift, I Want To Write You A Song by 1D, Fine Line and Golden by Harry Styles and Defenceless by Louis Tomlinson. Clearly I’ve got a really big range of music tastes.
What is your favourite thing about your culture? Everythingggg. Okay but specifically Indian food, clothes, festivals and just the overall vibe. Ooh and Indian weddings they’re so fun (even though I haven’t gone to one in forever 😔😫)
What is your favourite movie? Probably Ocean’s 8, that was a great movie. Honestly I haven’t seen a really good movie in forever so yeah that’s what I’ll go with. Also The Parent Trap because how can you not love that movie.
Who is your favourite music artist? My number one favourite is Taylor Swift incase anyone still didn’t know and then I love a bunch of other artists like One Direction and some of their solo music, Little Mix, Camila Cabello, Finneas, Abigail Barlow and Boys World. There’s a bunch more but then this would end up being really boring so yeah, check out the artists if you’d like!
What are some of your favourite books? I liked the To All The Boys I’ve Loved Before series, the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella and honestly probably any Sophie Kinsella books like I’ve Got Your Number.
What do you want to study in university? I really love music so that’s probably something I’d love to study more!
What is your favourite song by Taylor Swift? This is nearly impossible to answer because Taylor has like 9 masterpieces of albums so I *unsuccessfully* narrowed it down to a few:
Don’t Blame Me
right where you left me
Andddd that’s allll!!! Thanks for the questions ❤
I hope you guys enjoyed reading and stay tuned for part two at some point.
Answer one of these questions in the comments because I’d love to know more about you guys!! Or also let me know if we have any things in common ☺️☺️
I think I say something like “ohmygod is it already (insert month name)?!?! That was so fast!!! But it’s okay because I genuinely do feel that way every month. Happy one year of online school to me (and everyone else who is still online).
I was nominated for two awards which is super cool so yeah I’m just gonna get into that now…
Outstanding Original Blogger Award
Thanks so much Poorwa for nominating me for this!! And everyone go check out her blog because she has awesome posts.
Thank you so much Maya for nominating me for this award! Go check out her blog too, she posts a lot about traveling! And along with that, thank you to Vincent for creating this award for bloggers to be recognised!
Thank the person who nominated you with a link to their blog.
Post the rules.
Make a post of the Award(with a photo of the Logo)
Ask 5-10 Questions of your choice.
Nominate 10-20 other bloggers( or more) and notify them.
Thank the originator of the Award who has given us a platform whereby bloggers can be discovered and recognized for the work they do.
If you had to live in one place in the world, where would it be?
I think I’d love to live in London or New York. Well not London specifically, just anywhere in England because… Idk I just love it.
What do you do when you’re not blogging?
I play music, listen to music, watch YouTube anddd read! Also a bunch of other stuff but I’m keeping it short.
What is your favourite song?
Right now I have two favourite songs and I’m not planning to narrow it down to one so they are Mr. Perfectly Fine by Taylor Swift and Always You by Louis Tomlinson (check them out, they’re really good songs).
If you had a chance to go to Dubai, where would you go first?
I live in Dubai so I’d go homeeee wooohooo.
What is the most disgusting thing you’ve ever eaten?
LOL NOTHING. WHY WOULD I EAT SOMETHING GROSS.
If you could meet a celebrity, who would you meet?
I’d love to meet (if you’ve been reading my blog for a bit, I’d like you to take a guess. Wild guess guys, I know you can do it)… Taylor Swift 😇 I KNOW. I WISH I COULD THINK OF SOMETHING ELSE BUT I’D JUST REALLY LOVE TO TALK TO HER. actually I don’t wish I could think of someone else, I take that back.
If you could swap lifestyles with one person, who would it be?
I- Um. I’m sure I can’t say Taylor again sooo maybe Jade from Little Mix? It’d be cool to see what it’s like being in a girl group.
Why did you decide to create a blog?
There were actually two reasons. The first is because I’ve always liked writing so my mom suggested it since I can just write anything here (😋) and the second reason is because I wanted to be like Penny from ‘Girl Online’ lol. Anywaysss, I’m way past that now and I just love my blog and all the people who visit.
Anyone who knows me knows that I’m kind of in love with music and will force my favourite songs onto you no matter what (with kindnesss, obviously). And recently I’ve been recommending a lot of songs by artists that are lesser known or very underrated so I decided to share these very cool talented people with you guys!
I even put the links for the songs that I like especially for you so you can listen to them super quick.
I’m starting with Abigail because she is a QUEEEEN. If you’ve been on TikTok a lot lately you’ll probably know her from the ‘If Bridgerton Was a Musical’ concept (which has super great songs that you’ll love even if you haven’t watched Bridgerton, like me). But she’s literally a popstar and has such a good voice and writes all of her songs. Lol I don’t know what else to say about her except that she writes awesome hype songs that you would dance to if we could party right now. I mean you could always have a party in your room, by yourself.
Next is FINNEAS because he is also extremely awesome. I think he is pretty known but still underrated. For anyone who doesn’t know, he is Billie Eilish’s brother and co-writes and produces all of her songs, and he’s also produced and written with/for artists like Selena Gomez and Camila Cabello so he’s quite cool. The fact that he’s an amazing songwriter, amazing producer and amazing singer just blows my mind. His style is more alternative pop, I feel like, but I’m telling you, his songwriting and song concepts are wayyyy too good.
Now we have a very fun girl group named Boys World. If you’re wondering why they’re called Boys World when they’re all girls it’s because ‘boys’ stands for ‘best of yourself’ and then I think it was also for irony? Kinda remember them saying that? Anyways, they all have unique voices, harmonize suuuper well and are good dancers. They were actually just formed I think a year and a half ago so they only have two songs out at the moment but wouldn’t it be nice to say you knew them before they got big?
Sabrina Carpenter! Her songs are genuinely good pop songs that would definitely be super big if more people heard them. They aren’t cheesy songs that you might think she’d make because of her Disney background, she has grown up and so has her music. Plus her vocals??? I didn’t expect her to be that good, but she is, so go listen.
And lastly we have Gracie Abramssss. Her songs are more soft songs, compared to the rest of the artists above. It’s more like bedroom pop (I think that’s what you would call it yikes). She has a really nice voice that is kind of raspy at times and that sounds so good 😭 Her voice and her songwriting style make her songs feel a lot more personal which I really love! My fav songs:Friend, 21, Mean It
Those are the 5 smaller-ish artists I think deserve more.
I beg beg beg beg you to listen to them. PLEASEEE. Listen to any one or two (or all 😉) of the artists and you have to lemme know what you think, that would make my day. Please. You won’t regret it, I’m telling you.
Okay that’s it 🙂 Tell me in the comments which singers you like that you think are very underrated, or even a singer that’s already popular but you think still deserve more recognition. I’d loooove to hear your recommendations 💖
Love, Hreem xx
(p.s. check out my coverssss it would mean the world ❤ )
I had/have a bunch of tests and assignments at the moment so I don’t have the time to come up with and write a good post. And that sucks.
Sooo I decided to make this post just a cute positivity post because I think everyone could always use a little, you know? (I also just realised I did one like this last feb haha)
Yep so here are a bunch of quotes that I found on pinterest and really liked. I’m also adding a short playlist kinda thing at the end with a bunch of soft songs (I don’t know how else to describe them lol) or like songs that I consider just like cute and gentle and … soft? I was actually debating between really upbeat and happy songs or these slow-ish ones but I feel like the vibe at the moment doesn’t really match the upbeat songs.
Okay enough of that, here is the positivity I promised (sorry the quality of some of the pics is a little trashy) :
Aaaand that’s all the ones I really liked.
Obviously there are a lot more but I don’t want to bore you with like a billion quotes so I stuck to just a few. Along with that I made this:
Hreem’s Soft Playlist™ (you know I had to add the TM)
Butterflies – Kacey Musgraves
Call It What You Want – Taylor Swift
come out and play – Billie Eilish
Finally // beautiful stranger – Halsey
gold rush – Taylor Swift
I Want To Write You a Song – One Direction
Left Side – Eloise
my future – Billie Eilish
Sorry that’s it heh. I honestly thought I had more songs but *apparently not*.
I hope you listen to the songs cause I love them and if you do please recommend some more to add because…why not?
And that’s the post!
Talk to me in the comments about literally anything you want, I’d love to read what you have to say! 💖 Incase you don’t know what to say, I want to know what your favourite book/movie is and why ☺️
Lotssss of loveee and take care of yourselves, Hreem xx
(I know this pic is completely irrelevant lol but it’s the only nice one I can find. Think of the road as symbolism for the year ahead )
it is the end of 2020??? whattt???
this year has obviously been absolutely crazy for everyone and I highly doubt anybody will forget it lol.
so this post is basically me looking back on the good things that have happened instead of the *very obvious* bad stuff … yeah that’s really it. I barely took any pictures because firstly, there wasn’t a ton of exciting moments and secondly, I forgot 😋.
SO let’s begin listing the good things:
I got to spend lots of time doing things I love because we had to stay home.
I hung out with my friends back in Feb and it was so much funnn.
I think I grew a bit as a person?? Like I feel like I’ve changed to become more like how I want to be.
A bunch of singers I love released new music and I also found new artists I like heheh.
International day: the last big gathering lol and I had so much fun with my friends.
I started a bunch of things that I’d always been too nervous to do!
Aaaand that’s all haha sorry. My mind literally went blank when I was thinking of these.
To anybody who feels weird like they haven’t accomplished anything today and has seen other people’s posts on all the great things that have happened: it’s okay!! 2020 was honestly a hard year and the fact that you were strong enough to go through it is great.
If you made it to the end of my post thank you so so much for reading and have a happy new year!! I hope the next one is much better for you.
Let me know some good things that happened to you this year💛 let’s start off the new year wellll 😊
I hope you’re all doing great and enjoying the start of the holidays (if they’ve started for you yet).
I am aware that I’m here with another Taylor Swift album review just around 4 months after the last one but IT’S NOT MY FAULT! I blame Taylor for releasing another amazing album so fast.
Lol the only thing I’m upset about is that I was planning to talk about Little Mix’s album ‘Confetti’ and I already wrote most of the post but then came evermore and I just … I couldn’t not. If you guys wouldn’t mind/would be interested in a post about Confetti do let me know cause I really love that album, it’s in my top 5 of the albums released this year.
So yeah, onto evermore.
Taylor decided to once again drop a surprise album less than 5 months after the last one (folklore). evermore and folklore are sister albums so the sound is almost the same and the songs are still written as if you’re telling a story. But evermore sounds a bit more mature to me and the production sounds a lot more magical while folklore sounded more melancholy. The topics of the songs are really interesting too, like a rejected proposal, a murder mystery and a song about her grandmother.
It’s just such a good album and ohmygosh the lyrics, the lyricssss. The lyrics are heaven sent and that’s all I can say. Plus the fact that this album was made in around 4 months??? and it’s a masterpiece??
Now here are my top 5 lyrics and my current ranking of the songs. Super hard to decide by the way.
You had a speech, you’re speechless. Loved slipped beyond your reaches. And I couldn’t give a reason. – champagne problems
I don’t like that falling feels like flying till the bone crush. – gold rush (I HAVE BEEN OBSESSED WITH THIS LYRIC SINCE THE SECOND I HEARD IT, incase you were wondering ☺️)
I know my love should be celebrated but you tolerate it AND I made you my temple, my mural, my sky. Now I’m begging for footnotes in the story of your life. – tolerate it
I can’t make it go away by making you a villain, I guess it’s the price I pay for seven years in heaven. – happiness
I cause no harm, mind my business. If our love died young I can’t bear witness. – right where you left me
Finally, here is my ranking of the songs which has changed *so much* since my first listen.
no body, no crime
right where you left me
long story short
’tis the damn season
cowboy like me
it’s time to go
Now actually tada lol. There it is.
I hope you enjoyed this post and if you made it this far you deserve a round of applause *cue the applause*.
Have you listened to evermore? What are your thoughts and which songs do you like or dislike? Do comment because I’d love to chat!
My child is three years old!! (obviously I’m talking about my blog in case you didn’t get that lols)
That’s so wild omg. I remember starting this blog and just having no clue what anything was gonna be or how to write a post or what to even write about. I mainly just wanted to be like Penny from Girl Online not gonna lie. And then when my friends found out I made a blog I think at least 3 of them made their own but didn’t last very long. I’m kinda proud of myself for still being here even if my schedule isn’t very consistent 😂
It’s also so intriguing how if you read my old posts and now my newer ones you can see how much I’ve changed and how my writing style has changed, I’m pretty sure it has got better, at least I hope.
I’m debating whether to include like a paragraph from my first post and just like react to it. But I think I’ve done that before lol. Okayy so I’m going to react to parts of my first post ever yayyy.
Yikes, this is going to be painful, oh gosh. Please remember I was 12 when I started and I’m now 15. Wait that’s actually really cool now that I think about it heheh. Anways, here:
“My name is Hreem, buuuut you can call me… yeah, Hreem will be fine. I’m just your average school-girl who loves food and messsing up at makeup.”
I’m 90% sure I copied that “you can call me Hreem” bit from my friend’s blog because she was more interesting than me 😔 Also why did I think the perfect introduction for myself would be “average school-girl who loves food and messing up at makeup”? Makeup was literally the thing I focused the least on at the time, I don’t know what I was trying to do there honestly.
I have a LOT of hobbies. Or maybe they’re less, who knows? But in my case I think the hobbies I have are enough, take a peek and tell me what you think:
• Singing 🎤
• Guitar 🎶
• Reading 📖
• Writing 📝
• Taking Pictures 📸
• Eating 🍩 (can that be a hobby?)
Now that I look at them, I realize… they’re not too many are they? Sorry I’m talking so much about boring stuff right now but I’ll make sure my next few are a bit more exciting 🤗 (Jazz handsss!)
In just this short excerpt from my post I asked three questions. THREE. Why? hah there’s another one. My hobbies are I think exactly the same since then which is kind of comforting in a way? ohmygosh do I actually ask so many questions in every blog post, I’m suddenly very aware of it. Although eating isn’t really a hobby anymore, I don’t snack as much as I used to woohooo *cue the applause*.
I love my little jazz handsss thing at the end lol, that’s my actual personality shining through rather than me trying to be really cool. aww.
Oooh! I almost forgot, I’m pretty sure your bored to death because I haven’t mentioned what my blog will be about.
There’s nothing interesting about this part, I just wanted to say that I used ‘your’ instead of ‘you’re’ 😭😭 I’m quite ashamed.
HAhah also the ‘Ooh! I almost forgot’ reminds me of this video and now I can’t stop laughingggg oh gosh.
And that concludes my lovely 3 year blogiversary post. I hope you guys enjoyed as much as I did.
Thank you so much to everybody who has ever read one of my blog posts or followed my blog or liked and commented 💖 You guys make blogging so much more fun and your comments really make my day!!