Border

Today’s prompt : Border 

I’m very happy today to share today’s prompt, something I haven’t done for a very long time and it’s a part of why I’m so happy do retry this writing exercise.

We’re in a a world where borders have always been a problem. Since the ancient times, kingdoms have always had the will to push their borders accross another country and to invade them.

Religion was helping during Middle Age, as religions and civil wars spread across the Old Continent.

Asia wasn’t spared either during all the conflicts between China and Japan.

The two World Wars are also an example of this, Belgium borders didn’t count anymore for  the german army who used that country to go to France. Hitler, with the Anschluss, invaded Poland.

And the same things repeat again and again, to the world we know today, and with the migrants crisis all over the world.

Formal Songwriter

Everyone knows, “music is life” for the majority of the Earth’s inhabitants.

Created from the very beginning, music has always taken a major place in a civilization’s culture. Homo Sapiens, Homo Neanderthalensis and the people from those early civilization are the ones who started playing music, often with bone-caved flutes, but mankind have never cesed to try different rythms and sounds, making discoveries about how the sound is created, and so how the instruments must be built.

Apart from birds, whales and a few other which we know, according to science, use a kind of primitive music to communicate, humans is the only “developed” species that have made music. The special features for which we continue to make music over the centuries, is that it’s made only to be a form of art, and so to be “esthetic” even if some artists consider they don’t make music for it to be esthetic).

Then, we created lyrics, used our own voices to be a new instrument, each voice being very unique, and guiding words through melody.

It amazes me how humans have this possibility, this creativity wide enough to always be able to find new rythms, new lyrics, new themes, new topics to sing about.

musicpicture by dbclipart.com

Overweights get eating disorders too

One common belief is to say that anorexics are always (too) thin and that bulimics are only fat girls that eat too much.

Because yes, as you know, guys have no place in eating disorder representation. And that’s the first shame here about it. Actually, even if the major proportion of people who have EDs are girls, guys also experiment these illnesses. To give figures, there’s 1 out of 10 males in sufferers. And the open-minded me is really troubled by this fact, as we know for instance anorexia nervosa is the most deadly mental disorder. This under-representation of male sufferers is terrible and we need to fight against that. Anyone who suffered from an eating disorder knows what I’m talking about. And if I was a guy, I don’t think I’d like someone to consider I’m only dieting when my attitude towards food (and myself) puts me in danger, that this someone doesn’t believe that I’ve got an ED just because of my gender. Men get eating disorders too.

Now, I’m a girl, and I experienced an eating disorder. I haven’t been diagnosed but with some distance now I can tell that those few month in my life had been my worst nightmare, and that I was probably struggling with an eating disorder. The only thing is, when I just look at it, at some point I think “Well, you can’t have had an ED, you’re far too fat…”.  And I actually was at the beginning, until I dropped 10kgs and got to a “normal” weight. Overweights get eating disorders too. And no one thinks about them. That’s the second shame of people’s misconception about EDs. Some researchers, clinicians, psychiatrists start to consider overweights as people who can possibly have an ED, but unluckily those doctors aren’t enough to change people’s view of it. I wish at the time I got ill that some doctor, someone, told me I was really struggling with some ED. Unfortunately no one did, but you who read this post, you hold a great power to make them reconsider how they think about eating disorder sufferers. You have that power, because today, you can talk about it to your family, friends, relatives and help spread the word.

Overweights get eating disorder too.

Thank you.

2048

After Candy Crush and Flappy Bird, the new popular game is 2048. For those who don’t know it, you only must pile tiles which have the same number (from 2 up to 1024) and when you manage making a 2028 block, you win the game!
Only guess what?  It was only a week I downloaded it from the Play store ( you can also download it from the following link : http://2048.mobi/download/ ) , I played as usual, thinking there was no chance I win, and suddenly … two 1024 appeared ! I won!  I was so happy you can’t imagine!  After only a week practicing I managed !

I’m havin’ so much fun playing this game !

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I really recommend this game!
Who will do it faster than I did?  Let’s see!

A so touching ad…

This afternoon, I was on the Net doing things I usually do, when I found this ad. You should really watch it, it is a message of happiness. After that, you will picture how much life can be simple, in a very easy way of being. I watched it and saw how we live in a consumer society. I…I…I… was speechless, and here, I try to explain you what cannot be explain with words…

Watch it and feel deep into your heart this feeling. The truth is that now, living in big cities, having no time to help our friends, relatives or unknown people, so we can’t feel this mere happiness…

Hope you liked that article, and that this video has made you think about this whole world, in which you can be having a great shower with heated water while people die of hunger in other countries, or even in your city.

XOXOXO Zoe

The Liebster Award

First, I’d like to thank Original Dante for nominating me to the Liebster Award. I did never heard of this before, but here we are, I’ll take it and then, let’s see what will happen !

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Here are the rules:

1. Link back to the blogger who nominated you.
2. Answer the 11 questions given to you by the blogger who nominated you.
3. Nominate 11 other bloggers with less than 200 followers.
4. Go to the blogs you nominated and notify them of your nomination.
5. Give your nominees 11 questions to answer.

So here is the first question :

1. Favorite Horror movie? if you don’t like them, why?

I have never seen an horror movie, the only one I saw was called Mamouth, but I don’t know if it is a real horror movie like those ones we can think of. The story is about a meteorite who crashes on the Earth and it wakes up the mamouth, which has been frozen in its time and now kept in a museum. The mamouth is in a great fury and destroys all in the city, even humans, but there’s one moment I found great, it’s when the mamouth is crushing the bad man of the story, a student I think…

2. What would you do if you won the lottery?

If I won to the lottery, I would buy a big house, an electric car and some things I want to have, and then I think I would give the rest to an association for poor children, or for genetical diseases, or cancer or things like that (and if there’s a rest! We never said it was billions!).

3. Which form of public transport do you prefer? why?

I prefer taking the tramway, because there’s a lot of seats, more than in a bus, and I like the voice who is telling the name of the station. I usually take the tramway and I’m used to that, I don’t take a lot of different public transport so it’s quite difficult to answer that.

4. What was you favorite holiday?

My favourite holidays was one I don’t really remember, but my family and I went to a camping, we had a mobil-home and there was a swimming pool. I enjoyed that quite a lot, because first I was about 7 or 8, and then, because there was an English couple, they were quite old I remember, and so we spoke in English, that was the first time I spoke to an English person, because you know I’m French and so, at 7 or 8 years old, French people doesn’t have a high level in English, we just know how to introduce ourselves. This couple was really kind with us, children, and for the next Christmas, I remember they sent us a present.

5. Have you ever been on TV?

No, I’ve never been on TV, except that my mum and I were filmed during those summer holidays in Paris but it didn’t appear on TV. We were asked about how we found Paris, and how it was great to have a little bath in the pools on the Champ-de-Mars.

6. What is your least favorite word?

In French, my least favorite  word is… I don’t know, can’t think of a word like that in French. In English, I’d say my least favorite word is “fat”, because I hate it as a material thing, and I don’t like the sound of it.

7. In X’s and O’s which do you normally pick?

Didn’t really understand the question, but I understood it as if I had to choose a letter between X and O. If it’s that, I would pick O, because, I don’t know! 😉

8. What is your most used word?

My most used word ? Apart from those you use in the life, like me, you, I, and the usual verbs, I’d say it is “just”, as a teenager (yeah, I think that helps!), I add it to a lot of senteces in a normal day. I’ve got a French expression, which is “C’est juste énorme”, and that means, in English, “It’s just great”, actually, I’d say it’s the translation.

9. Do you believe in aliens?

Aliens? Extra terrestrials? Nope. I don’t think they exist, and that we can find rational explanations to weird things. Apart from that, I don’t believe in aliens, but I believe in different life forms like on Mars planet.

10. What is your opinion on rats?

I only hate rats, with their big eyes and all, they could give you diseases, that’s bad. Rats are ugly and bad, that’s why I don’t like them.

11. What is your most embarrassing moment?

I do think it’s when there’s a misunderstanding and somehow, you and all of the people around you heard the same thing as you, and when you don’t  know wether to tell it to the person who said it, or not to tell it.

Yay, I’ve done it ! Here is my list of nominees !

Et si j’étais transparente ?

Le Monde des Loups

Olivia Dessins et illustrations

Yummy Mommy à Paris

And finally I nominated :

Beatiful Mistake

I don’t really know other bloggers very well so those ones are the only ones I nominated.

We may also have Essentially Happy, but I’m not sure of her taking part of the Liebster Award. We’ll see it if she does it !

 

My questions for the nominees are

1. Have you ever tried to count the stars ?

2. Have you ever seen a famous person, a star, an actor and so on… ?

3. Do you think God exists ?

4. Would you like to become the CEO of a big company ?

5 Do you agree with people that think we have a fate we can’t control ?

6. What is your favourite colour and why ?

7.Do you usually have good habits like make your bed after getting up, clean the table … ?

8. How much time do you spend blogging per week ?

9 Who is your favourite blogger of the moment ?

10. Do you believe you can erase the wrong you’ve done ?

11. Do you think there is a way to become what you’ve always wanted to be ?

That’s a big thing done for today ! Hope you all will have fun !

Zoe 🙂