Monday, December 16, 2013

How To Be Beautiful

1. Smile often. You never know who may fall in love with it.

2. Recognize the beauty around you. Be grateful for the sun, the moon, a childs laughter, the pretty flowers, etc... the list could go on forever.

3. Experience beauty. Take a walk in nature, soak up the sun, dance in the rain, decorate your home, write a love letter, etc... do things that make you happy inside.

4. Acknoledge your beauty; on the inside and outside. Make a list of all the talents and little habits that you love about yourself; remind yourself of them daily. Look in the mirror, smile, and say "you're gorgeous" every morning.

5. Let go of judgement from yourself and others.

Friday, May 24, 2013

More Awesome Zombie Tea Quotes

I love tea, all types too! I love Jasmine, White, Green, Black, Chai, English, and Oolong tea; plus many more! Tea soothes the senses, calms me down, and teaches me how to relax. And in celebration to my tea addiction, I will post some of my favorite quotes on tea! If your a tea lover like me, you may enjoy these:

There is a great deal of poetry and fine sentiment in a chest of tea.
~Ralph Waldo Emerson, Letters and Social Aims

Strange how a teapot can represent at the same time the comforts of solitude and the pleasures of company. ~Author Unknown

Each cup of tea represents an imaginary voyage.
~Catherine Douzel

There is no trouble so great or grave that cannot be much diminished by a nice cup of tea. ~Bernard-Paul Heroux

If man has no tea in him, he is incapable of understanding truth and beauty.
~Japanese Proverb

Tea is instant wisdom - just add water!
~Astrid Alauda

It's always tea time.
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

Well that was the silliest tea party I ever went to!
~Lewis Carroll, Alice in Wonderland

That's just a few of the many quotes I found. Whenever I read these, it makes me want throw the most craziest tea party ever!!!

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Get a very detailed and accurate Tarot reading for only $5

I just opened a new gig on Fiverr to give people with certain questions (either about love, career, school, family, personality, your life path, how your year will be) a tarot reading to help them answer life's biggest and/or smallest questions. Feel free to check it out:

My background: I learned how to do tarot spreads ever since I was 10 year old. And I have been doing it actively ever since (I'm 24 now so that adds up to 14 years of experience). I've done many readings locally including my friends and family. I even do my own spreads just about everyday. Feel free to give it a try and if you have any questions or suggestions don't be afraid to share.

"Just because Fate doesn't deal you the right cards, it doesn't mean you should give up. It just means you have to play the cards you get to their maximum potential." -Les Brown

Saturday, April 27, 2013

My Top 4 Playful Pranks To Pull On A Friend (or Frenemy)

I normally don't really pull of pranks on my family or friends. I may joke around a lot with people; but never really pull pranks. When I was a kid though, if I didn't exactly like someone or if I had a friend that really pissed me off I would just pull a prank on them for vengeance. Lately I have been feeling very childish ( in a good way I think); so now when I get aggravated with  someone I plan to pull a small prank. It may not be fun for everyone, but it's fun for me.

Well, here is a list of some of my favorite pranks that I have experienced for myself:

1. Put Thousands of Stickers Everywhere In Their House, Car, or Bedroom: I did this to my friend about 3 weeks ago and he is still finding my Hello Kitty stickers in random places.

2. Put Baby Powder or Flour in Their Hair Dryer: Okay, now this is a very common one, but it still gets most people and is really hilarious. 

3.Mess with your friend's computer by using the Print Screen button to copy the desktop and save the picture. Then set the picture as a desktop background. Hide all the shortcut or program icons and watch as your friend is trying to click on them and wonder why they can't open any windows: I never done this one before, but instead I had a friend do it to me. I literally spent almost a full hour trying to figure out what the hell was wrong with my computer. 

Put powdered koolaid in their showerhead and then wait for them to be drenched with red/blue/ or whatever color you choose koolaid. It's fucking hilarious when your friend is screaming out of tje shower and wondering what the hell just came out of their plumbing system. If you know someone that likes watching horror movies, I suggest using red koolaid.

Sunday, April 7, 2013

Awesome Zombie Tea Party Quotes I Love

You can't get a cup of tea big enough or a book long enough to suit me. -C.S. Lewis

I expect a zombie to show up on 'Sesame Street' soon, teaching kids to count. -Geoge A. Romero

I binge when I'm happy. When everything is going really well, every day is like I'm at a birthday party. -Kirstie Alley

Saturday, March 16, 2013

Dara's Life Lesson #1: Try To Have Hope, Even In Your Most Darkest Days

"To live without Hope is to Cease to live." ~ Fyodor Dostoevsky

Believe it or not, there are many people who say having hope is a weakness; that it is an illusion that plays with our hearts and minds. Even many wise philosophers say that hope is nothing but a crutch to the weak-minded (ex: Aristotle,Robert Green Ingersoll, Friedrich Nietzsche, etc.) Not to say that  I am even close to being as wise and knowledgeable as those famous men, but I believe living in that frame of mind they are wrong in this area. I have read and personally heard a many amazing true stories of people who were able to escape many horrific obstacles and one of their basic principles that they said helped was having hope above all. 

Of course, those people who overcame their dark difficulties didn't entirely depend on hope; rather, it was a seed for that to gave birth to a strong and courageous spirit. In some sense those wise philosophers were right; having hope is just not enough. But, it can be the kindle that starts the fire. When we learn to have hope in ourselves and even in others, the walls of our many imprisonments burn down. 

We will have many bad times in our lives. Just remember the reason we have them is not so we can be driven down but to rise gloriously like a phoenix in it's ashes. I truly believe that the universe sends us these trials for us to learn and become stronger from them. I can remember most of my dark times from my childhood; and now that I look back I know that they were there for me to learn to become a better person. And I am not going to lie; one of the main reasons I was able to survive such trialing times was being able to have hope along the way. The hope that I could live a better life full of happiness and love.

They say it is darkest before the dawn. Just because we fail and fall doesn't mean that everything we do is hopeless. It just either means that we need to try harder or that we simply are choosing the wrong path for ourselves. These mountains we must climb exist to challenge us; to become stronger, wiser, and overall better people. However, it's up to us to choose to have hope in our hearts, to learn from these lessons, and be able to grow from them. 

I like to think of it like a football game. We lose some and we win some. However, the players will never be able to show their true strength and abilities if there was no opposing team to challenge them. Or sometimes I think of life challenges like a famous fairy tale. There would be no hero if there was no monster to slay.

So even when we have our dark days, have hope in yourself, and belief that everything will turn out for the better. You'll be surprised by the results once you start seeing your life this way. You may even begin to notice conquering your past battles by believing in the idea of hope. As the great Martin Luther King Jr. said, "We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope". 

Friday, February 22, 2013

Dara's List of Random Things To Do When You Are Totally Bored

I always hate those moments, whether I'm alone or with friends, where I have no clue what to do. There is no work to do, no errands, no chores; just me and an empty space of time.

 I like to jot down whatever random activities come into my head. Now doing that over the course of a couple years I have been able to make a list of totally random and awesome things to do when I'm totally bored that I will gladly share with you.

My Dara-licious List of Random Awesome Things To Do:

Create a murder mystery.

Write a haiku about a zombie unicorn.

Paint on someone's face.

Make bunny ears and wear them at random times just because you feel like it.

Make ninja star cookies and chuck them at people.

Give out postcards with encoded messages for others to solve.

Pretend your Godzilla and destroy something. (Make sure it's not something illegal.)

Make up secret nicknames for all your friends and family.

Create a holiday, mark it on your calendar, and celebrate.

Sneak into someone's pool and go skinny-dipping.

Record a friend dancing to a funny song and post it on YouTube without telling them.

So far, these are just a few things I have to share. And don't worry I have experienced every single one of them. And they are sure to give you something to do. With some of them, just make sure you can get away with it. Last thing you want to do is get caught in some stranger's pool in your b-day suit. Feel free to share some of your own experiences.