11 Years of One Direction πŸ₯³πŸ˜­

*credits to my cousin Jaanvi for keeping me company while I wrote this*

hello my bestiesssss

happy 1D day!!!!!

very bittersweet because obviously they are not together at the moment *wooowwwww nobody knew that*.
I do still believe in a reunion because Niall and Liam basically confirmed it and I trust them (honestly I don’t because they said 18 months and look where we are now but whatever lol I’m willing to give them another chonce).

Anyways, in honour of 11 lovely years, here is me talking about my top 11 One Direction songs (in no particular order) with some honourable mentions because I feel bad for the songs I don’t pick that I still love.

What Makes You Beautiful (DUH)

What Makes You Beautiful is iconic and a classic so you know I have to start off the list with it. Can’t believe the first thing we heard them sing from an original song was “you’re insecure” ’cause like yeah I know but did I ask guys πŸ™„ In short, I’m never going to stop jamming to WMYB. (I am mad that Louis and Niall never got a solo though, that was extremely rude).

What A Feeling

THIS SONG. I need to someday drive in a convertible at sunset in summer with the roof down with my best friend and me blaring this song while singing it at the top of our lungs. It’s very specific but it has to happen because this song is such a good carefree song with a guitar riff in the background that is so *chef’s kiss* and perfect harmonies. This song is my best friend Noelle’s song because we found out that we both really love it so that makes it even more important to me lol. She’s gonna be the one in the car with me in the previously mentioned scenario 😚.

Strong

Strong is so 😭😭 I love Strong very very much because idk it’s just so asjsjsdh and I’m in love with the whole chorus but the line “you make me strong” really pushes it over the edge. I had a phase where this song was on repeat and later found out that my friend Simran had that phase for a while too so that solidified its place in my heart because the fact that both of us were unknowingly obsessed with the same song is pretty cool.

18

18!! ALSO!! OWNS!! A PIECE!! OF MY!! HEART!!!!! Yeah I hope that says everything. It’s just so sweet and romantic, plus I love the line “all I can do is say that these arms were made for holding you” because how could you not? 🌹 Oh and who could forget “we took a chΓΆnce”.

Hey Angel

At first I didn’t really love this song and thought it was kinda boring (😀) but now it’s one of my favourites so I’m glad I came to my senses. Literally everyone’s voices sound so good in this song and the rasp in Harry’s voice in “to come to the other siiiiide” gives me life. Omg and the bridge is bridge city because it starts off already great with Liam and then Louis decides to bless us with his harmony and take the bridge to another level. Thank you for writing this masterpiece Louis and Liam πŸ₯°

Olivia

Olivia is a very summery-springy song that’s super β˜ΊοΈπŸ’žπŸ¦‹βœ¨πŸπŸŒΉ and because of that I love it. The violins and slight trumpets in the song are so prettyyyy. Apparently there were meant to be horns in the chorus but then they took them out 😐 what was that for 😐

Right Now

I think we can all agree that Zayn owns this song, it’s literally Zayn feat. everyone else because he carries the choruses and the bridge. Plus his vocals are always on point so thanks bestie. The fact that Louis starts this song makes it so much better because his 1D days voice is very comforting to me for some reason and in this song he sounds perfect.

If I Could Fly

If I Could Fly 😭😭 Who doesn’t love a good sad love song? This song is so sad but I just really love it because it’s super stripped down with just the piano and then it starts to like build up from the bridge. Once again everyone sounds amazing in this song and I literally have nothing else to say except … ouch.

Midnight Memories

I don’t know why I love Midnight Memories so much but I just do. The pop/rock combination in the song is so great and I remember being obsessed with it years ago. It’s a very very fun song and I’m never gonna stop loving it, that’s for sure. I’d also consider this another bridge city because Harry and Niall slayed it 😌.

Steal My Girl

Steal My Girl mostly holds sentimental value because I remember vibing to it with my mom when I was like 10. I do still love the song though but I am aware that it definitely is not one of their best so my views on it are probably biased. It reminds me of simpler times β˜ΊοΈπŸ’ž

Temporary Fix

Don’t think anyone expected Temporary Fix to be on here for obvious reasons but here we are 😊😢 I just think it’s cool how they kind of tested the waters of rock music and did it pretty well in my opinion because the melody and vibe and all are pretty cool. I wish they would’ve at least released some kind of rock album or even an EP before going on hiatus because I would’ve LOVED that (me acting like I listen to rock music at all. I’m just kind of enjoying the vibe lately because I love drums and the electric guitar ahhhh).

HONOURABLE MENTIONS

Through The Dark

Through The Dark really deserved to be on the list and it definitely would have if it was my top 12 1D songs so just keep that in mind. There’s just something about the song that I find very comforting and it’s funny because the song just randomly grew on me out of nowhere.

Girl Almighty

aaand the final song on this post is the lovely Girl Almightyyy. I might not have a clue what 80% of this song means (Her light is as loud as as many ambulances as it takes to save a saviour? She floats through the room on a big balloon?) but it’s still a great song to dance around to. Me and my mom love listening to it in the car while aggressively dancing to it and asking each other what the lyrics mean for the 57th time. I actually listened to it before my exams this year to get more hyped and confident lol, I’d say it worked. So here’s to staying young and made of lightning ⚑️

*Formal apology to the Take Me Home album because I didn’t include any songs from it. Still love you*

And that, my loves (my loves???), is the end of my 11 years of 1D post.

I hope you guys enjoyed reading it as much as I enjoyed writing it and please please PLEASE comment your favourite One Direction songs below because I love seeing what everyone’s favourites are ☺️✨ If you haven’t heard any of the songs I mentioned, I highly recommend you listen to them because I’m crazy for them.

A random question to end this post: What Night Changes date would you go on? (from the music video) and guess which one I’d pick lol.

Loads of love and reminiscing-ness,

Hreem xxx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers ☺️ gonna post a 1d one soon when I can finish it lol)

Easy (eggless) Tiramisu Recipe

Fun fact: it’s hard to take good pictures of tiramisu because the angles are so random

hey everybodyyyyy

I recently realised that it’s been so long since I’ve done a recipe post and those are so fun so here we are today.

The recipe is actually from this website but I wanted to share it with you guys as well so just saying this is not my recipe πŸ™‚

This recipe does not include eggs and is super easy (I said that in the title but still pretend to be shocked please). Like literally I made it all by myself with a teensy bit of help from my mom because I don’t know how to make coffee lol. It’s also quite quick if you exclude the refrigerating time.

Okay so here’s the recipe (you HAVE to try it out, it’s pretty good)

Ingredients:

  • A box of plain McVities Digestive biscuits (you can probably use any kind of plain biscuit but I always use digestives)
  • 1 cup of mascarpone cheese
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 cup whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup espresso (you may need more or less but you’ll figure it out as you make the tiramisu)
  • Unsweetened cocoa powder

Method:

  1. First, beat the whipping cream until it forms stiff peaks.
  2. Next, mix the sugar, vanilla extract and mascarpone together and then mix in the whipped cream too. Use an electric mixer to ensure that everything is well combined.
  3. Bring out your dish or cups that you’re making the tiramisu in. Dip a biscuit into the espresso for around two seconds (not too long or else it’ll get soggy) and then put it into your tray/cup. Repeat this until the whole thing is lined.
  4. Then, evenly spread half of your mascarpone and whipped cream mixture on top of the biscuits.
  5. Put another layer of biscuits dipped in espresso and then the cream on top.
  6. Lightly sprinkle a thin layer of cocoa powder using a sieve.
  7. Wrap the tray/cups in cling film and leave them in the fridge for around five hours to overnight. (overnight is usually better if you make it in the afternoon or evening).

Aaaand that’s all!

Told you it’s a really easy recipe 😌

Let me know if you try this out and if you like it or not! I definitely recommend you to try it out because it’s summer sooooo why not?

Also just wanted to let you know that from now on I’m going to include a song recommendation at the end of my posts because it’s really fun and also I recently recommended my cousin a song and she’s basically in love with it so that made me very happy ☺️

Song recommendation of the post (?? probably gonna change the name): Till Forever Falls Apart by Ashe & FINNEAS. Well aware that this song isn’t new but it’s been stuck in my head lately and I really love it πŸ˜­πŸ’ž so CHECK IT OUT and let me know what you thinkkk.

Lotsss of love,

Hreem xx

The Happiness Hormones + How to Hack Them

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hey bestiesss

I have one week left of school and honestly I don’t know how to feel about that 😫

like this school year barely happened and I’m not very excited about going into the next year but oh well there’s nothing I can do about that lol.

anyways I randomly got a burst of inspiration to research the “happiness chemicals” in our brains and what triggers their release and stuff so I did and now I want to share it with you guys because who doesn’t want to be a happier person??

Okay so for everyone who doesn’t know, there are four happiness hormones/chemicals created by our brain and they are dopamine, oxytocin, serotonin and endorphins. These are basically the four things in your brain that are responsible for you feeling anything good.

Firstly we have dopamine, which is the chemical responsible for that kind of instant rewarding feeling you get when you complete a task. It’s the hormone that drives and creates motivation for a goal, one step at a time. Some things you can do to release dopamine are listen to music (woohoo), exercise, meditate, get enough sleep, do a hobby you enjoy or organise something (your room, cupboard, literally anything).

Next is the very lovely πŸ’žoxytocinπŸ’ž which is also known as the love hormone because it’s the feeling behind – take a wild guess here please – love, friendship and trust. It’s the kind of warm and fuzzy feeling you get after cuddling your pet or being with your best friends (awwww). It is released after doing anything “loving” so like hugs, cuddles, giving presents, having honest and emotional conversations…all that fun stuff. Also if you have nobody else, warm showers are close enough.

Thirdly issss serotonin which stabilises your mood and basically your body’s wellbeing. To increase serotonin you can spend more time outdoors, eat dark chocolate or exercise. I couldn’t find a lot of good information about serotonin sorry about that lol.

And finally endorphins which reduce pain and make you feel really good as a side effect. Some ways to release endorphins are to exercise (exercise is apparently good for like everything πŸ˜πŸ™„ but yeah maybe it’s a sign), eat dark chocolate, have fun with your friends or listen to/make music (looks like music is pretty good for health hehe, loving it).

That’s all for this posttt!!

I’m sorry if I sound really awkward I just completely forgot how to write blog posts where I have to put actual facts instead of just my very cool random thoughts and opinions. It’s clearly been a while.

Let me know if…you knew any of this before? Or literally just chat with me about anything. Like what are your plans for the summer? How do you feel about the weather where you are right now? What’s your favourite ice cream flavour??

Lots of loveeee,

Hreem xxxx

Q&A Answers pt. I

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hey bestiessss

guess who’s finally free because their exams are over

πŸŽ‰βœ¨πŸ˜ŒME πŸ˜Œβœ¨πŸŽ‰

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:

Amber

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.

This Dreamy Girl

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 πŸ’žπŸ’ž 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 πŸ˜”πŸ˜«)

Liesl

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!

Mistakes Make You Clean

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
  • Enchanted
  • Hey Stephen
  • august
  • 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 ☺️☺️

Lots of love,

Hreem xx

Journaling Prompts?

heyyyy how are you guys?

hopefully good?

you might have read my post about why you should journal and maybe (hopefully) started journaling or maybe you journaled already? anyways this is a post for when you want to write but don’t you want to write about?

  • What is my best personality trait?
  • What compliment do I want to hear right now?
  • What is something I wish I could get over but haven’t yet?
  • What is something that made me super happy recently?
  • What makes me feel loved?
  • Who do I really want to talk to right now and why?
  • What kind of a person do I want to be? How can I be that person?
  • If I could talk to my future self what would I ask them?
  • What makes me feel the most confident?
  • What can I change in my life right now to make myself happier?

did you enjoy? i hope so?

isn’t this post kinda confusing and short? yeah?

Love, Hreem?

𝕐𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 𝕀π•₯π•šπ•π• 𝟝-π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣-𝕠𝕝𝕕 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦

π’½π‘’π“π“π‘œ π’·π‘’π“ˆπ“‰π’Ύπ‘’π“ˆ

π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯’𝕀 𝕒 π•—π•¦π•Ÿ π•Ÿπ•–π•¨ 𝕨𝕒π•ͺ π•₯𝕠 𝕀π•₯𝕒𝕣π•₯ 𝕑𝕠𝕀π•₯𝕀 π•šπ•€π•Ÿ’π•₯ π•šπ•₯?

𝕨𝕖𝕝𝕝 𝕀 𝕀𝕒π•ͺ 𝕓𝕖𝕀π•₯π•šπ•–π•€ 𝕒 𝕝𝕠π•₯ π•šπ•Ÿ 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝 π•π•šπ•—π•– 𝕀𝕠 𝕀 π••π•–π•”π•šπ••π•–π•• π•šπ•₯’𝕀 π•₯π•šπ•žπ•– π•₯𝕠 π•“π•£π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•šπ•₯ 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 π•₯𝕠𝕠

𝕀 π•—π• π•¦π•Ÿπ•• 𝕒 𝕀𝕙𝕠𝕣π•₯ 𝕀π•₯𝕠𝕣π•ͺ π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜π•ͺ π• π•Ÿ β„™π•šπ•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕖𝕀π•₯ π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕀 𝕣𝕖𝕒𝕝𝕝π•ͺ π•π•šπ•œπ•–π•• 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•€π• π•žπ•– π•£π•–π•’π•€π• π•Ÿ 𝕀𝕠 𝕀 π•¨π•’π•Ÿπ•₯𝕖𝕕 π•₯𝕠 𝕀𝕙𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•šπ•₯ 𝕙𝕖𝕣𝕖 π•₯𝕠𝕠. 𝕀π•₯’𝕀 𝕒 π•žπ•¦π•”π•™ π•π• π•Ÿπ•˜π•–π•£ 𝕀π•₯𝕠𝕣π•ͺ 𝕓𝕦π•₯ π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•šπ•€ π•π•šπ•œπ•– 𝕒 π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•ͺ π•§π•–π•£π•€π•šπ• π•Ÿ 𝕠𝕗 π•šπ•₯.

𝕀 𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•€π• π•žπ•–π•₯π•šπ•žπ•–π•€ 𝕀 π•π•šπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝π•ͺ 𝕗𝕖𝕖𝕝 π•π•šπ•œπ•– 𝕒 π•—π•šπ•§π•–-π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣-𝕠𝕝𝕕 π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀𝕒π•ͺ 𝕀π•₯𝕦𝕗𝕗 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π•¨π•–π•šπ•£π•• π• π•Ÿπ•π•ͺ 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 𝕀’π•ž π•—π•šπ•—π•₯π•–π•–π•Ÿ.

π•’π•Ÿπ•• 𝕀 𝕙𝕒π•₯𝕖 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ π•¨π•™π•–π•Ÿ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•˜π•–π•₯ 𝕠𝕝𝕕𝕖𝕣 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦’𝕣𝕖 π•žπ•–π•’π•Ÿπ•₯ π•₯𝕠 𝕒𝕔π•₯ π•žπ• π•£π•– “π•žπ•’π•₯𝕦𝕣𝕖” 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•π•šπ•₯𝕖𝕣𝕒𝕝𝕝π•ͺ π•Ÿπ• π•“π• π••π•ͺ π•–π•Ÿπ•›π• π•ͺ𝕀 π•₯𝕙𝕒π•₯ 𝕝𝕠𝕝.

𝕀𝕠 π•₯π•™π•šπ•€ π•šπ•€ π•žπ•– π•₯π•–π•π•π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•₯𝕠 π•˜π•  𝕕𝕠 π•€π• π•žπ•–π•₯π•™π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•₯𝕠 π•žπ•’π•œπ•– π•ͺ𝕠𝕦𝕣 π•₯π•šπ•Ÿπ•ͺ π•€π•–π•§π•–π•Ÿ-π•ͺ𝕖𝕒𝕣-𝕠𝕝𝕕 𝕀𝕖𝕝𝕗 𝕙𝕒𝕑𝕑π•ͺ π•’π•Ÿπ•• π••π• π•Ÿ’π•₯ 𝕓𝕖 π•–π•žπ•“π•’π•£π•£π•’π•€π•€π•–π•• 𝕗𝕠𝕣 π•—π•–π•–π•π•šπ•Ÿπ•˜ π•π•šπ•œπ•– 𝕒 π•”π•™π•šπ•π•• π•€π• π•žπ•–π•₯π•šπ•žπ•–π•€ 𝕓𝕖𝕔𝕒𝕦𝕀𝕖 π•ͺ𝕠𝕦 π•“π•’π•€π•šπ•”π•’π•π•π•ͺ π•œπ•šπ•Ÿπ•• 𝕠𝕗 𝕀π•₯π•šπ•π• 𝕒𝕣𝕖 π• π•Ÿπ•–.

𝕝𝕠𝕧𝕖,

π•™π•£π•–π•–π•ž 𝕩𝕩

RANDOM PUPPY POST πŸΆ

(to anybody wondering why I’m SCREAMING in this post: There was a blogging challenge and the first challenge was to write in all caps. I also wasn’t allowed to mention that it was a challenge but it’s over so now I can ✌🏽)

HEY EVERYONE

THIS IS ME DOING AN INCREDIBLY RANDOM AND UNCALLED-FOR POST JUST BECAUSE I’M FUN LIKE THAT.

LET ME BLESS YOUR DAY WITH A FEW PUPPY PICS, YOU’RE WELCOME

(MOST OF THESE PICS AREN’T MINE)

BUDDY AGAIN CAUSE I LOVE HIM

BYEEEE LOVE YOUUU,

HREEM XO

Random Photo Dump

hey guys it’s meeeee

This is going to be a very chill and random post because I don’t have any other ideas and because I think everyone needs a cute catching up post every once in a while.

First of all (as you probably already know) I hit 200 followers which I once again want to say a big thank you to you guys for because it is just so awesome.

Things are pretty much the same lately (where I am) and the weather is getting SO HOT again which sucks but what can you do. There’s a lot of ice cream and it’s mango season so I’ll be okay until at least June or July. As if the heat wasn’t enough, we’ve been having sand storms for the past 2 days so that means leaves and sand everywhere ugh.

It is Ramadan right now though so school is shorter and I am so grateful for that because I get to sleep more 😭 I don’t know how I’m gonna handle it when the hours return to normal though because each lesson is going to feel like two hours each lol.

What about you guys, how have you been lately? What are you looking forward to? Let me know in the comments! And now here’s the photo dump:

Buddy babyyyyyyy
just simmy being simmy
we took off our masks because there was nobody nearby, incase anyone was wondering
Hi Neha if you’re reading, I appreciate you
Fujairah!!!
this was actually so good omg

Not a ton of pics but I still love them. Thanks for reading if you made it this far and answer my questions from before or comment about literally anything, I love to chat.

Love, Hreem xx

(p.s. it would mean the world if you checked out my covers πŸ’žπŸ’ž)

200 followers!! + Ask Me Questions πŸŽ‰

ASHIUFHIWB GUYS

(I’m sure you’ve already read the title but)

WE’VE REACHED 200 FOLLOWERS!!!

THANK YOU TO ALL THE LOVELY PEOPLE WHO SUPPORT MY BLOG I APPRECIATE YOU SO MUCH

12-year-old me who started this blog never expected to even reach 100 followers and here we are now with double of that 😭😭

My blog is a place where I write about random things that I find interesting or that I want to share with others and the fact that there is even a few people who want to hear what I have to say makes me so happy I LOVE YOU GUYS.

In celebration of 200 followers I want to do a Q&A (how original, am I right?) because that’s kind of a tradition for bloggers. Sooo please comment some questions for me to answer in the post!

Love, Hreem xx