Sunday, 7 December 2014

Simply A Post About The Violin

Hello! I recently started playing a new instrument. I am in no way a musician but I've always just wanted to have the ability of playing an instrument and I have chosen the VIOLIN.


I have been obsessed with the violin. I've watched violin covers and a million different tutorials on YouTube. I don't know where this sudden interest came from, I just want to play all day long.




The violin is a tricky instrument to get a grip on but I do promise you that progress is being made. Hopefully after a few months of practising, I might get myself around to doing a cover for you guys.

One of the best things about learning this new instrument for me is that I'm learning  it with a friend. She has been playing for years so she can give me tips as I go. She has been so supportive and encouraging and I am so thankful. 


I started playing the violin because I think that its a beautiful instrument and I LOVE how it sounds. 

When you start to learn a new song, you will not like it. but you have to practice 'till you get it right. I only know one Christmas song so far and it's the best feeling to know when to move your bow and what fingers you use for what note. It's cool. My advice to you, if you are starting a new instrument, just go for it and as long as you like the way it sounds(when other people play) then you will get there. 


If you are starting out, just like me, then check out THE ONLINE PIANO AND VIOLIN TEACHER on YouTube she has everything on her channel. She also has her performance channel and its AMAZINGGG! More of my favorite violinists are: Kelly Ryu & OMJamie They are Incredible so please check them out and tell them that Shirog Sent you! 

Thank-You For Reading <3
Shirog xx 

Monday, 10 November 2014

HAPPY BLOGGIVERSARY!

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I would like to start off by saying a very big hello to everyone in the world first of all and also congratulating everybody because the 27th of October 2014 marked a very special occasion for us! It has officially been a year ever since we started S.H.A.Random and so we thought we would celebrate by making a day of it along with one of our amazaaang friends asia!It feels like just yesterday we were thinking about starting a blog together and now it's been an entire year! We have achieved so much within the past year and we are so happy that we got to experience it with all you lovely people out there! So to see what we got up to on our anniversary and more, keep reading!


OUTFITS








For my outfit, I wanted to wear something pretty casual but also slightly dressed up so I decided to wear a plain grey jumper/dress along with some blue skinny jeans and also some blue slightly jazzed-up shoes. I also wore quite a lot of jewellery which was the dress up part of the outfit. I wore a cute love-heart necklace along with a pink bracelet and I think about five or six really pretty rings (and if any of you guys know me by now, you'll know I'm completely and utterly obsessed with rings). Plus since it was pink day in school, I decided to wear a floral-printed pink scarf just to add a tad bit more colour to the outfit and to liven it up a bit more.

As for mine, I went for a casual dress with a cardigan and converses. My theme for this outfit was simply "white". I love the detailing on this dress, its made out of a material that I cannot recognise but I can tell you that it's amazing. It has pockets which I normally find strange to wear but I don't mind it on this dress plus it meant that there is a place for my gigantic phone to sit. I used a belt around my waist over the cardigan which I thought gave the outfit its shape after putting on so many layers. Lastly my head scarf, it's plain white with sparkling patterns. I thought that it was too plain so I added a ribbon to add a pop of colour to my outfit.


TRIP DOWN MEMORY LANE

I thought we could take a little trip down memory lane remembering some of the highlights I guess of the blog. One of the memories, I remember was created before the blog had even started. We were deciding what to write for our first ever blog post and we had the longest argument about whether to start it off as 'hi' or 'hello' ending in eventually having to get a teacher to decide for us! It was probably the most pointless argument we ever had but yeahhh, it happened. 

I also remember the time when it was the beginning of summer and we had a S.H.A.Random photo shoot which was so much fun to do. The day was just full of laughs.




There was a time when we were running late with one of the post's but we were determined to post it on that exact day and I would say we made it just in time. We posted it at exactly 11:59pm!When we began blogging, whenever we would write a blog post together we always and I mean always had to have a fizzy drink along with a bunch of chocolates and sweets. It was a kind of a tradition. A very unhealthy one.


GIVING THANKS & APPRECIATION

We thought we would write a little thank you section just because this blog would not be happening without all of the support both  our friends and family give us. We have done some pretty weird things just for the blog post's and they've put up with all of it. From forcing my sister to take pictures of us for our photo shoot to making our friends and family wait for us while we try to take some nice pictures for the blog. We also want to say a big thank you to all of our viewers for actually reading our post's because if you didn't read them, then there would be no point of writing them. We absolutely love writing on a blog and we hope that with the help of all of you amazing people out there, we will be able to expand our audience and create a massive following this time next year!

THE MAZE RUNNER :- Review

We originally went to the movie theatre to watch Annabelle but we ended up watching The Maze Runner. When I watched the trailer for this movie, it reminded me of the hunger games. I know that they are totally different movies but if you think about both have the concept of being trapped and controlled. After watching the movie my opinion was slightly changed from " I don't like this movie" to " Not bad". The actors were amazing and so was the story line. I honestly did not read the books so I cannot give this comparison. In my opinion I think that I would of appreciated the movie more if I read the books. However, I know that Hanna and Asia  LOVED the movie and I've seen Hanna recommend it to a few people so I guess the movie was pretty good. I would give this film 3 stars out of 5.
To wrap this post up, I just want to say that I had an AMAZING time with two of my best friends. I guess the highlight of my day was catching up with Asia and watching Hanna pay for the bus.


 Thank-You For Reading <3

Shirog xx & Hanna XD

Wednesday, 29 October 2014

SNAP #8 | CANNON HILL PARK

Hello dudes and dudettes of the interwebs! On the weekend, I had gone to the park and it was so beautiful and peaceful I wanted to share it with you guys because of how much of a chilled out and relaxed time I had. I hope you enjoy these next pictures:



























Thanks for reading! Hope you guys enjoyed the post! Make sure to follow us and keep checking back for new post's! XD

Tuesday, 7 October 2014

Eid-Ul-Adha | 2014

Hello dudes and dudettes all around the world! EID MUBARAK! Can you believe it?! Eid’s here! We’re so happy and excited and filled with joy all at the same time! We have been talking about Eid happening for the past month or so and now that it’s finally happened, WE ARE SO HAPPY! We hope everyone out there had an amazing Eid and got to celebrate it with friends and family just like we did. We hope you all have an awesome time! 

Our Mornings

 The first 2-3 hours of my Eid morning ran smoothly as planned however the rest of the morning just went down hill. I woke up on time, got ready, and headed out the door. As you may or may not know, going to Eid prayers a tradition. Due to my Father being away this Eid and my mother not having a driver's licence, we had to make our own way there this year. We went to a totally different mosque than the one we usually go to and OMG I did not have a pleasant experience there. To some my experience in that mosque I am going to say rude, impatient and pushy people. The rest of my day was awesome.   

I woke up super early just because every Eid, I always end up getting super late so my aim was for this Eid to actually be on time (which I was). I took my time getting ready which was nice for once and I also had a nice breakfast. I got to say 'Eid Mubarak' to my family in the morning and I also received some text messages from my friends which was very nice. My morning was pretty chilled out and enjoyable which was a nice way to start the day. The only bad thing about the morning was the fact that the weather was so miserable, it wouldn't stop raining. It was kind of a downer but besides that everything else was great.

FASHION



Lately, I have been really inspired by these Abayas. Therefore I decided that I wanted one for Eid this year. Its red which is a daring colour but I think that it all turned out okay. I had trouble matching a headscarf to this outfit so I just paired it with a red headscarf and a white flower crown and I'm still not happy with how my scarf turned out but I guess I'll improve the next time I wear this outfit again. Since this dress was long I decided to wear just plain black heels with it. Lastly. my bag...it's really small so struggled to keep everything I needed in there but I managed.




I don't know why but for this Eid, I really wanted to get a maxi dress just because it would be something different instead of always getting the same old thing every year. It took a while but I eventually found the perfect dress, The material is very soft and thin and the colour was a light shade of purple for the main part of the dress and then the border was a darker shade of purple with beautiful a beautiful piece of lace around the border. I then matched it with a black of pair of heel wedges that have flowers on them (and can I just say that this was my first ever time wearing heels and I think I rocked it)! I also had a gorgeous clutch purse that had all sorts of different colours in it but it still went perfectly with the dress. I had the same problem that Shirog had that my bag was too small so all I could really fit in it was my phone and a lipstick but I guess it was worth it because it made my outfit look even better. I was very happy with my look this year, I think this Eid my look was very sophisticated and mature which is what I was going for.

MAKEUP


I went with a really nice smoky eye and a wing, settle lips and not a lot of face makeup as I wanted the eyes to be centre of attention, I guess.



 This year for makeup, I decided to go a smoky eye look with a winged eye liner, only a bit of foundation and some nude lipstick. I tried to match up the colours a little with the dress. I didn't wear any blusher or bronzer because I thought it made the look more elegant.

WHAT DID WE DO ON EID?

I for one had an AMAZING day. I spent it with the people I love. So many things happened during the day. And I guess here are some random pictures that we took during the day.

I spent the day with my family; I went to different family's houses during the day and basically just chilled and had a brilliant time with them. We took lot's of family photos and some really weird selfies at times. We stuffed our faces with food and cracked a lot of jokes during the day which made it even better. The day was filled with fun and laughter and if I could, I would re-do the entire day just to experience it all again! It was definitely an Eid I will never forget! :)

FOOD



Since getting ready was a task I didn't have time for breakfast. I would say that my favourite and only meal of that day was lunch. We went to Big John's in city centre and had an amazing meal. This eat is of course all about BBQ's but because I was so full for some reason I didn't have any.


 In the morning, I had the traditional breakfast that is made every Eid. I'm not sure what it's called in English so I'm just going to write it in my language 'Sah-mee-yah'. It tasted very yummy so yeah. For lunch and dinner, I had brown rice which is also a tradition every Eid, as well as samosas and sheikh kebabs which was all very scrumptious and to top it all of, I had a piece of chocolate muffin which was very nice. I ate so much food that day that I literally thought I would never eat again! XD


Thank-You For Reading <3
shirog xx & HannaXD