november 14, 2012

I’ve decided to move to another blog. From now on I’ll be blogging on in Dutch.

oktober 29, 2012

MUSIC: Radiohead

Dan Howell posted a list with his favourite Radiohead songs the other day and I thought it was about time that I started listening to Radiohead. Another friend of mine told me she liked their album OK Computer best, so that’s now in my iTunes. Everything ready to listen to Radiohead? YES! READY.. SET.. GO! They are amazing. I seriously started listening to their music 15 years too late. I have a lot of homework and  I found out that Radiohead is the perfect music to listen to while making homework, so I’ll be listening to them a lot this week.

I don’t really have a favourite song yet so I’ll leave you with a live version from the first song from the album OK computer and the spotify list with Dan’s favourite songs for who is interested!

Now I’m going to learn German, French and Latin for an hour and I’ll try to catch at least 7 hours of sleep. I’m so tired, I really really want to sleep in tomorrow but that isn’t going to happen because school has started again.

Bye xx

oktober 24, 2012

POEM: ‘Van Bovenen’

Ik was vandaag een beetje door mijn oude documenten heen aan het gaan en ging toen weer eens wat van mijn oude gedichten lezen. Dit is daar eentje van. Het is geen briljant gedicht, maar ik vond ‘m op zich best wel leuk. Geschreven op 4 mei 2011.



oktober 22, 2012

PHOTOGRAPHY: #imaginedragonsphotos

A few days ago a friend of mine told me that the band Imagine Dragons started a competition for the video for their song “Hear Me”. You had to choose a word from the song and visualise that word in an instagram picture. Their favourite pictures will be featured in the lyric video for the song. Since we’re both big fans of the band we decided to join the competition and of course we hope we’ll get featured in the video. Here are the pictures.

(and if you like the pictures,  you can follow me on instagram! My instagram name is: IsItAlba)

This is my friend Maartje in our picture for the word ‘asleep’.

And this is me running trough the park near my house. I had to run up and down for about 10 or more times before we got a picture where I didn’t look like a little kid who was making flying gestures. Well, we still had fun making the picture! This was for the word ‘run’.

Love, Alba

oktober 16, 2012


I recently discovered Imagine Dragons and they are amazing. There’s a chance I’m going to their concert in Paradiso next month, so that would be amazing. There are a lot of things I want to talk about on my blog, cause there happened so many great things to me lately, but first: listen to this great song by Imagine Dragons.

Translation: Ik heb Imagine Dragons een tijdje geleden ontdekt en ze zijn geweldig. Ook is er een kans dat ik ze volgende maand live ga zien in Paradiso, het zou natuurlijk geweldig zijn als dat doorgaat. Er zijn heel veel super leuke dingen gebeurd afgelopen tijd en daar wil ik zeker over posten op mijn blog, maar luister eerst maar naar dit nummer van Imagine Dragons. 

september 28, 2012

OUTFIT #12 – Under The Westway

This is what I wore to school about a week ago. The top is actually a dress, but I tucked it in my shorts to make it into a top. The pictures aren’t spectacular (some are very blurry), that’s because this was my first try on making pictures with the self-timer on my new camera. I wore creepers with this outfit, I really really love creepers and I finally bought them in England this vacation.

Creepers is actually a weird name, isn’t it? A friend of mine started laughing when I referred to them as creepers, and I must say she has a point, the name is indeed a bit weird. Still awesome shoes though. (:

Lees verder

september 19, 2012


And in that moment, I swear we were infinite.

This song by The Smiths is too beautiful not to mention it. I’ve been listening to it a lot lately, and it kind of describes my feelings at the moment. I feel a bit ill and I really want to go to sleep, but instead I’m going to make my homework after I’ve written this.

I couldn’t really find a perfectly amazing video for the song on YouTube, but I quite liked this video. I’ve always wanted to make a music video for a song, so maybe I’ll make a video for this song once.

The quote in the beginning of this post is from the book The Perks Of Being A Wallfower. I know a lot of people don’t like it that this book is always mentioned when people are talking about the song. I’m sorry for that, but the book was amazing and it showed me this amazing song. So thank you Stephen Chbosky! The film from Perks is coming out in The Netherlands on the 25th of october and I’m very excited. I’m almost sure it isn’t going to be as good as the book, because that’s always the case when books are turned into films, but I hope it will be a good movie. Emma Watson is playing in it and Asleep is in the soundtrack, so I’ll say that that are some good signs!

The Book.

The Film.

september 17, 2012

Can I have this, please?

Yes, this is a post in English cause I’m being very indecisive about my blog, and the language and just everything + I felt like writing in English. So English it is! (:

A friend of mine showed me this amazing webshop today and I like about everything they sell so I’m going to show you my favourite stuff! The webshop is

Kitty Cat Loafer – $52

I love these! They are super cute with the cat face on it, but not too BAM! IN YOUR FACE cute. I think they can really turn a simple outfit into something unique!

Colorblock Roller Skates – $124

These are way to expensive for me, and I probably wouldn’t use them. But imagine riding around town on these, isn’t that awesome? Well actually, maybe they are just too beautiful to use, they would also look well as decoration in your room.

Kiel Mead Forget Me Knot Ring – $48

I never wear rings, but I would definitely make an exception for this ring. Look how gorgeous it is!

Baggu Sailor Striped Backpack – $38

I’ve actually been looking for a nice small backpack for quite a long time and I really like this one!

Little Red Riding Hood Tights – $30

I would say $30 is a bit expensive for tights, but if I had the money, these tights would be amazing for around Christmas! (I heard that it’s only 99 days till Christmas today!)

Free Bird Hair Clip – $9

You know that thing where you want to do something cool with your hair, but you have very little time. This hair clip would do the trick!

Magic Unicorn Mask – $40

Last but not least something funny I found in the store. This Magic Unicorn Mask! Wouldn’t this be the perfect mask for an halloween outfit? It’s a shame we don’t celebrate halloween here in The Netherlands, it would be so cool to look for awesome costumes and everything.

These are my favourite things from I’m hoping to buy something of this list soon, but since I’ll be  spending all my money on concert tickets the next months I don’t think I will. Maybe I need to find a job soon!

juli 23, 2012

SELFMADE: The Kooks t-shirt

Ik ben heel erg groot fan van de band The Kooks en ik vind de bandshirts in hun webshop niet zo mooi, dus ik wilde al heel lang zelf een t-shirt maken. Vrijdag ga ik naar Brighton, de stad waar deze band vandaan komt, dus het leek me wel een goed moment om eindelijk het shirt te gaan maken. Nu kan ik in Brighton rondlopen met een The Kooks shirt! Ik heb het t-shirt gemaakt met transferpapier, morgen komt hier als het goed is een filmpje over online.




juni 12, 2012

INTERNET: Favorite youtubers PART 3

Woohoo! Thumbs up for the originality, alweer een post over youtubers. Deze keer namelijk part 3 van mijn favoriete youtubers.

Grace Helbig/DailyGrace:

Grace vlogt door de weeks elke dag en dit doet ze op een zeer energieke en grappige manier. Er wordt wel eens gezegd dat ze altijd dronken is als ze vlogt, en dit heeft ze ook wel eens bevestigd, al denk ik niet dat dat waar is. (; Elke dag van de week heeft ze een ander thema, maandag is eigenlijk de enige dag zonder thema. Dinsdag beantwoordt ze comments op tumblr/twitter/youtube, woensdag reviewed ze iets, donderdag leert ze je ‘iets’ en vrijdag is ‘sexy friday’. Elke dag heeft ook een grappige theme song. Als je DailyGrace gaat kijken dan is het misschien ook nog handig om te weten wat ‘you’ve been hazed‘ betekent, dit is wat Urban Dictionary erover zegt:

a way to friendly-ly make fun of somebody. Champion- Grace Helbig

Carrie Hope Fletcher/ItsWayPastMyBedTime:

Carrie maakt YouTube video’s over van alles. Ze heeft onder andere video’s waarin ze zingt, vertelt waarom dat ene sprookje waar ze vroeger fan van was eigenlijk nergens op slaat en video’s waarin ze het huis van haar broer (gitarist van McFly voor degene die geïnteresseerd zijn) overneemt. Ze doet van alles en dat op een hele leuke manier!

Alex Day/Nerimon:

Over de muziek van Alex Day schreef ik al eens eerder (hier en hier), maar hij maakt erg leuke vlog video’s. Het bekendste zijn de video’s waarin hij Twilight leest en daar zijn mening over geeft, die mening is trouwens niet erg positief. Ook maakt hij filmpjes over dingen die hij heeft gelezen of die hij heeft meegemaakt, filmpjes die hij heeft gemaakt zijn bijvoorbeeld ‘Record Labels Are Rubbish’ of ‘How To Vlog In 3 Minutes’.