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Time Whispers December 31, 2010

With the New Year RIGHT around the corner, I figured this would be an appropriate time to share a little poem I wrote. Also, this blog is dedicated in memory of my dear friend and brother in Christ, Haig Diradourian, who passed away on December 23, 2010. You are deeply loved and missed. I write in hopes that you will all learn from Haig’s life and death and appreciate your own lives and the lives of others around you… (more…)

 

Christians are like Vampires May 18, 2010

Christians and Vampires? Can there be any more of an unrelated topic to one another? You may be asking yourselves this question. BUT, there is somethnig that I have discovered.

          I have already watched Twilight and New Moon, and I have read Twilight, some of New Moon, and some of Midnight Sun (I’m working on getting the whole series done soon). After all of this, something became very clear to me, particularly when I was reading Midnight Sun, which is essentially the book of Twilight from Edward Cullen’s perspective…

          It is so utterly fascinating when one reads from Edward’s perspective. It gives new insight and gives a fuller picture of how much he was truly struggling to not attack Bella and suck her delicious and warm blood right out of her.

          As I dove deeper into this concept of struggle that Edward experienced, I realized that this is a lot like what Christians experience. He eplained, in Midnight Sun, that when he first took a whiff of Bella’s scent, it hit him suddenly and unexpectedly. He had not taken a human life, due to his craving of their blood, for about 80 years, and now he was turning into that vicious monster that he despised. (more…)

 

I Kissed A Vampire May 2, 2010

Filed under: Fantasy,Humor,Movies,Vampire — annabanan @ 12:57 am
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And guess what? I LIKED it!!! lol

ok, this is a blog dedicated to the webseries “I Kissed A Vampire” featuring Drew Seeley, Lucas Grabeel, and Adrian Slade. (And they are about to premiere their new 2 hour full length film in June)…very exciting. Congrats to them! =)

So check it out, it’s fun!

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Fatal Vampire Attraction

Blood suckers, cold ones, nightwalkers…how pleasant! Really? No, NOT REALLY!!! But WHY oh whyyyy do we LOVE them OH SO MUCH?

What is it about Vampires that captivates us and draws us to them? I have one theory, it is their power to completely control and destroy you, yet to choose not to. (Which most don’t choose not to, they just suck your blood and kill you)…

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The Script April 9, 2010

Filed under: Love,Love and Relationships,Music,Problems — annabanan @ 12:29 pm
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I’m all about finding new music and I love it when I come across bands, or musicians that I have never heard other people talk about before. So, if you know these guys, then great…But either way, check out their songs.

I stumbled across these guys on YouTube the other day and I hope you guys love their stuff as much as I do…Here are three videos…

The Script – Break Even (Falling To Pieces)

Click “more” for the other two…

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From the Distant Land of Camelot March 14, 2010

I hope the title of my post stirs up fond memories in you, as it does for me.

GREAT NEWS: I have a new found OBSESSION!!!

You may be asking yourselves what it could possibly be this time, trust me, you will all love it as well.
Most of us, if not ALL of us know the story of King Arthur and the Round Table, and Merlin, and the good ol’ Sword in the Stone (Excalibur).

Well it is my greatest pleasure to introduce to you (if you have not yet heard of) MERLIN!

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I’ve Got The World On A String February 27, 2010

Filed under: Love,Music — annabanan @ 5:21 pm
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Wow Michael Buble is AMAZING and I have been listenting to his songs over and over again all throghout the day, for the past few days. I can’t get enough. Please check him out and fall in love with his music like I have. I love his style and he is a great performer as well. His voice is perfection. Listen to his cover of Frank Sinatra’s song…

 

Never Think February 19, 2010

Filed under: Love,Movies,Music,Twilight — annabanan @ 12:09 am
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I absolutely adore this song by Robert Pattinson.

I should never think
What’s in your heart
What’s in our home
So I won’t

You’ll learn to hate me
But still call me baby
Oh Love
So call me by my name

And save your soul
save your soul
Before you’re too far gone
Before nothing can be done

I’ll try to decide when
She’ll lie in the end
I ain’t got no fight in me
In this whole damn world
Telling you to hold off
She said hold on
It’s the one thing that I’ve known

Once I put my coat on
And how I know it’s all wrong
She’s standing outside holding me
Saying oh please
I’m in love
I’m in love

Girl save your soul
Save your soul
Before you’re too far gone
And before nothing can be done

‘Cause without me
You got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Without me you got it all
So hold on
Hold on

 

Let’s Talk About Death Baby! November 30, 2009

If you have not noticed yet, I am fascinated by the subject of death (NOTE: I am not trying to minimize the pain and hurt someone feels when they have a loss, not at all. My heart and prayers go out to those who have lost loved ones. It is so tough, that’s why I want to share this with you). It is such a deep and profound topic and we try to ignore or avoid it, yet it is inevitable. Why is it so difficult to talk about death when we know it is bound to happen to each and every one of us? Have you ever had a serious conversation with someone else about death….about your own death?

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I Need You To Love Me. October 17, 2009

This is a song by Barlow Girl that has really been touching my heart for a long time now. Music does such a great job of reaching into your soul and spilling your guts out when you do not have the words yourself, at times.
This is one of those songs for me that I think a lot of us can relate to.

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African Themed Paintings June 2, 2009

Filed under: Africa,ART,Paintings — annabanan @ 6:41 pm
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So, during my last semester of school, I had a wonderful opportunity to paint. I just wanted to share these two with you. They do look a bit one-dimensional on here, I think they look way cooler in person, but whatever, you get the idea. I’m kind of proud of myself  lol. This one right here is a painting that I saw and kind of copied. It’s not exactly the same, obviously I put my own touches to it and it looks different, but I was really happy about it. So, here it is…

 

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I Am Not A Hand, I Am A Foot! April 25, 2009

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This is something that has been on my heart now for a long time. I had just been waiting for the opportunity and time to write it. I think that people generally have expectations for one another: expectations of how others will act, what others will say, what their roles are, and so forth. I believe that expectations are inevitable and can either be good or bad. I also believe that people should look within themselves and see what kind of expectations they place on others and if they are reasonable expectations or not.

Well, it seems that I (and supposedly many others) have let people down recently (or for a while now). People have expected me to be a HAND, when in reality I am NOT a HAND, I am a FOOT! This lanugage of hands and feet comes from the Bible where it talks about the Church being the Body of Christ and how we all have different parts…

ROMANS 12:3-8

3For by the grace given me I say to every one of you: Do not think of yourself more highly than you ought, but rather think of yourself with sober judgment, in accordance with the measure of faith God has given you. 4Just as each of us has one body with many members, and these members do not all have the same function, 5so in Christ we who are many form one body, and each member belongs to all the others. 6We have different gifts, according to the grace given us. If a man’s gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. 7If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; 8if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully. (NIV)

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The Dr. Phil Show March 31, 2009

Filed under: Random Events — annabanan @ 7:17 pm
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So, I went to the Dr. Phil show just last week with my Marriage and Family class. The show was about Hormones and the importance of having right hormonal balance when you get older. I won’t get into the details about that because that’s not what is important to me (At least not for now).

Anyways, What my short little topic is about is my friend Joey. After the show, Dr.Phil came out for a little Q&A session (which he never does, it was all a set-up) and eventually he called on my friend Joey. Joey got up and basically read lyrics to his girlfriend from their favorite song. Then he got down on one knee and proposed to her. They make a beautiful couple and I just want to say that i was freaking out the whole time because he told me before the show even started that he was gonig to do this. I’m so happy for them! =)

So, what my question to you readers is: How do you personally think you will know when it is the right time to propose to someone or when is it the right time to be proposed to? Do you have expectations of a certain amount of years before you can get engaged or things like that? Also, what is your ideal or dream proposal (location, time of day, how it’s done…etc) I REALLY want to hear what you all have to say!…

 

Once Upon A Mattress… March 21, 2009

Filed under: Love and Relationships — annabanan @ 9:10 pm
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So I saw a play today at GCC called “Once Upon a Mattress”. I went with Eva and two of her friends from school, they are really great girls and I enjoyed their company. It was actually a musical and it was pretty funny. It was like one of those fairytale stories of princes and princesses and the evil lady which was the Queen. The Queen would make it really difficult for the prince (her son) to find a princess that was “princess” enough to marry. Unless the prince got married, the whole land of people could not marry. So everyone was obviously very eager to find a princess for the prince and finally, obviously it all works out in the end and it is “Happily Ever After”.

So I was just wondering what you all think of this concept of “Happily Ever After”? I just wanted to hear some opinions…because I feel as if this world brings a lot of sorrow and trouble; it seems pretty difficult to have a happy ending. What is love all about anyways? I like what someone said once that love is not about a person giving you good feelings, sometimes love doesn’t feel so good. It actually takes a lot of work, energy, effort, and tears. Are we a generation that is fooled to believe that if a person is not perfect and doesn’t always make you feel good, then they aren’t the person who you should be with? (more…)