OMG! Taylor Swift's House Is Now a Historical Landmark
We all know that Taylor Swift has dominated the music industry. Shout out to all the Swifties out there because Tay's music is not the only one that has made its mark. Her house is totally making history and is going to be preserved as a landmark. Featuring a six-bedroom, five-bath mansion, this house was formerly owned by the legendary producer Samuel Goldwin, who built it in 1934. Taylor originally filed for landmark status last January, but earlier this week, her Beverly Hills home finally received a historical landmark approval by the Beverly Hills City Council. If you haven't seen the house yet, here's a video of Tay giving the grand tour while she answers Vogue's 73 questions. (via justjaredjr.com)
Let's welcome Matteo Guidicelli, our newest addition to the KathNiel fan club! Having worked with both Kathryn Bernardo and Daniel Padilla in Can't Help Falling in Love, Matteo witnessed firsthand how sweet Kath and DJ are on set. Matteo even shared that "they're like magnets to each other" and just seeing their love for one another, Matteo shared that they make him smile and happy. It was refreshing and heartwarming to see their love for each other. After working with them, Matteo became a fan of their loveteam and openly admits it. (via push.abs-cbn.com)
"When I see them, they are so PDA that you would go, 'Wow, they love each other so much.' They're like magnets to each other, alam niyo 'yun? But it makes you smile eh. It makes you happy." —Matteo Guidicelli
This is the best news yet, Candy Girls! Harry Styles announced that he is ~*single*~. In an interview on BBC's Radio 1, Harry revealed the good news, saying that his busy schedule prevented him from dating where he said that "I haven't dated in a long time really because I went away to do the movie then did the album, so I haven't in a while. Then the other thing he adorably admitted is "I still have a couple of candles left still though." But there's something else that Harry revealed in the interview that will make you think he's just like you. He reveals he used to research his dates on Google! But he says he's not going to do it anymore because it feels wrong and weird. What a cutie! (via teenvogue.com)
We're so inspired to go dress shopping, especially since Disney decided to make Disney-inspired dresses—making the dreams of the Disney fan in us come true. Inspired by classic characters and movies we've all known and loved growing up, check out this video to see all the one-of-a-kind dresses in their stores in Florida that will later be available online! (via teenvogue.com)
If you didn't know yet, Selena Gomez produced a Netflix series called 13 Reasons Why and the story begins when a shy high schooler receives 13 cassette tapes from his classmate Hannah Baker, who recently committed suicide. Jay Asher, the author of the book this series was based on, recently stated that he didn't plan for Hannah to actually die and wanted her to survive the attempt, while giving those people around her a second chance to do the right thing. But he decided to scrap the idea, believing that the message would be "stronger," that suicide is a serious and permanent thing—which the story brought justice to. But we've been so invested with Hannah's character that this would be so good for a sequel or second season. It's nice to know that in another story she lives—make it happen Netflix! (via refinery29.com)
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5 Mystery-Thriller Novels to Read
If you’re stuck at home and out of Netflix shows to binge-watch, then you might want to try and read these mystery-thriller books to match your homemade Dalgona Coffee.
1. The Silent Patient by Alex Michaelides
The debut novel, and Goodreads Choice Awards Best Mystery & Thriller of 2019, follows Alicia Berenson, a well-known painter married to an esteemed fashion photographer. Life seemed perfect for Alicia, until one evening when she shot her husband five times, and… never spoke again.
2. Lock Every Door by Riley Sager
From the author of Final Girls comes this page turning novel about an infamous building in Manhattan called the Bartholomew. After stumbling upon an ad to become an apartment sitter, Jules Larsen has set out to look after apartment 12A under strict and somewhat odd conditions. Not long after stepping foot in the building, Jules has been met with unfriendly tenants, eerie noises in the apartment unit, and an abrupt departure of a fellow sitter named Ingrid.
3. The Sun Down Motel by Simone St. James
If you loved Alfred Hitchcock’s Psycho or David Lynch’s Twin Peaks, then this book is for you. After the disappearance of her Aunt Vivian while working as a night-shift clerk at the Sun Down Motel in 1982, Carly has set off to Fell NY, to work the same job at the same place as her Aunt had 35 years ago – with hopes of uncovering the truth lurking behind the Motel walls.
4. Verity by Colleen Hoover
While known for Young-Adult Novels such as Slammed and Maybe Someday, Colleen Hoover offers readers a romantic thriller about Lowen Ashleigh, a struggling author who was given the opportunity to finish the three remaining novels of a successful series after its original author, Verity Crawford, suffered an accident and has become immobile. After receiving an invite at the Crawford manor to sort through Verity’s notes, Lowen discovers an unpublished autobiography revealing the truth about Verity. With the eerie atmosphere of having Verity confined in her own home, and who is seemingly aware of her surroundings, Lowen is certain Verity is not what she appears to be.
5. Dark Matter by Blake Crouch
A mind-bending science fiction thriller from the best-selling author of Wayward Pines – Dark Matter is packed with the concept of the Multiverse and the philosophy of existentialism. The novel follows an ordinary Physics professor, Jason Dessen, who was looking forward to dinner with his family while walking the streets of Chicago. The next thing he knew, he was being held at gunpoint – by a man wearing a mask – and injected with an unknown drug and blacks out. When he regains consciousness, he learns that the world he woke up to was different from the world he knew.
Here's a poem I wrote a while back reflecting on what it's like over-rationalize a simple thing like crushing on a dude -- hence, the title "Scientific Method"
You were a phenomenon I cannot wrap my head around
When I first met you, my heart forgot to make its signature sound
And it's overwhelming, your presence;
And underwhelming, so science will be the only language I'll hide in-- For now.
At first glance, I notice your top button unbuttoned,
and your shirt fully cotton
Complete with a smile as nervous as me
And a swagger in your step only I can see
Further on, I find your wit to be at a pace
That doesn't leave any space for tension to rise
and it's all too nice
And ridiculous and a bit too suspicious
That this isn't another (well,) circus.
Now, let's take a wild guess,
Oh, but it has to be smart, yes,
That this could lead to something with potential
That this isn't another differential easily solved
With a formula, tried and tested but never evolved
For so long, we've both been independent of any dependent
Keeping our variables fixed and ourselves distracted
With anything, everything,
But not a single thing
Could stop me from pushing this blindly to find its threshold,
Hoping that it's a quantity my hands could still hold
Over hours, days, and weeks
Through minor revisions and tweaks
Then comes the analysis -- that these weren't accidents
So, now I find myself in a conundrum
With the anomaly in a blue shirt right in front of me,
That this had to be processed logically,
But the findings are as follows:
None of which were shallow, so I therefore conclude that it's true,
I therefore conclude that it's you.
Mi Luna: The Light in My Dark Soul Locked in… Alone…
Why do I feel comforted by darkness? Oh cause maybe because… I am a jolly and very enthusiast kid back then. All I know is to have fun, laugh and play. But as I grow older, everything has changed, a lot. I can feel the changes. I know the more I get older, I’m turning to something I’m not. You know what, I just realized I like it even more. And that’s how I turned a monster. A monster to my own self. Always questioning life and even God about the things that are happening with my life. “Do I deserve this?”. Every day was a struggle. “Which mask should I wear now?”. And every night is my judgement time. “Should I still continue with my miserable life?”. This certainly sum up my whole life. I have this mindset since I was young. I can say that my experiences made me like this. I always want to escape, but every time I tried to pick up myself up, there is always shits that pulls me down. And there, I get tired. Hoping that no one would ever see this. As I despise myself as well. What I can do now is to just embraced everything, I just embraced darkness- reflecting my own self.
“Look at the moon, it can shine alone and it can give us light at night.” A line I was keeping in my mind that a friend of mine helps me realize things and been there to fix my path. And there I started seeking for my moon but I do not know which part should I start. As days passed, I started to open up myself. I started to act as what truly inside me. It is very hard at first and there is this time that even the situation got worst. But as I continue exploring with my life, a question pop out on my head “Why did I still get this far?”, I can say that maybe I should do this, maybe I really can do this but it is myself who is holding me back because I’m afraid.
Now as far as I am trying to revive my soul, there I know that many people care. Yes, I learned to open up but not to all, on different situations there are people who can understand me because they have the same situation as I am. I learn to open up as long as they did not force me. I learned to navigate and open up for whom I trusted and at the same time when I am ready. The light that I am seeking is my own understanding and acceptance about myself. My light is myself and I am Mi Luna. So it is not too late to save myself. I have thought that, I should be a survivor and winner. That I should also be the ruler of my own mind and soul. Eliminate the room for darkness and let the light shine through you, that I can say how I earned myself again. Mi Luna’s darkness have turned to spotlight.
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