Challenge

After a short break – new post! And a lot of more funnier and happier than it was last time I wrote.

At first,I think that most of you are wondering what school I am going to study next year. And I already have an answer – it’s Rabun Gap Private School at Georgia, USA. It looks really amazing to me and I can’t even wait till I get there. Detailed information about school you can find in website –  http://www.rabungap.org/.

Other news, is that I’m finnaly finnishing 10 grade at Alytus Adolfas Ramanauskas – Vanagas gymnasium. Soon, I’ll take my maths and lithuanian exams and then it’s done – I’m free to enjoy my summer and time ’til USA.

But my main topic of this blog, is different than my school and finals. It’s reading. So I surfed the Net and I found some really cool guys doing this challange – reading 100 books that you definately have to read in your life. And I thought, why couldn’t I do it? So I think, I am taking this challange. 

I promise to write, after I finnish one of the books and talk about it, write a reflection maybe. But for now, I have to say goodbey!

Love you all, 

R. S. I

P.s. you can find booklist here – http://www.goodreads.com/topic/show/1301199-100-books-you-must-read-before-you-die

 

If it is necessary, would you fight?

Today made my cry. Really. Events in Ukraine are scaring me and as I see news, read blogs, informational sites and find other info about upcoming (or happening) war in Ukraine – the fear inside me grows. 

You could ask why, I guess. But I bet, you already know the answer.

An year ago I had a dream. I dreamt that one of supercountrie(probably, Russia) attacted Baltic Countries with chemical weapon. This weapon caused something very similiar to zombies (or they just looked like them (whatever, there were panic, that’s the matter)). And I dreamt, that my mom died, most of my friends, died and we, survivors moved to other Continent. And I was scared, ’cause remains of this nightmare still follows me sometimes. 

And now, these events. 

And they are somehow related. 

And I am scared. 

But this is not the only one thing I am scared about today. Lithuanias action can provoke war too. We blocked russian TV channels, NATO protects us with an air force (and are planning to protect us with land forces too) and other things, happening on the internet, blogs, sites and so on. I can’t live calmly, even if I know that NATO will PROBABLY help us. I just can’t.

Like, I am walking and all those people are talking about III world war, how it will be, who will occupate who. And I know, that Lithuania, Latvia and Estonia will go to the Russians. Do you imagine that?  They will block us, they will not allow us to travel, we will not be allowed to use our minds, words. There are many means, that will be used against us after the occupation. At second world war, it was scary, but I’m pretty shure, that today it would be more terryfing. 

I would be glad if you share your information and oppinion about III WW and Ocupation of The Baltic States too. 

Yours, 

Miss Astronomy

And, in the end…

And, in the end
The love you take
is equal to the love you make.

Music makes the world go around and around! Music is everything and everywhere and it is one of my favorite free time activity. Today, I’m going to write a list of hundred songs for this month 🙂 Hope you enjoy it 🙂

100. Gnarls Barkley – Crazy 

99. Pretty Lights – Lost and Found

98. Woodkid – Run Boy Run

97. Ellie Goulding – Beating Heart

96. Gabrielle Aplin – Fix You

95. Glee – I Kissed A Girl

94. Glee – Born This Way

93. Glee – I’m Still Standing

92. Glee – Just The Way You Are

91. Bonnie McKee – American Girl

90. The Black Keys – Lonely Boy

89. The Killers – All The Pretty Faces

88. The Killers – Rising Tide

87. The Killers – The Way It Was

86. Coldplay – Magic

85. Coldplay – Midnight

84. Coldplay – Viva La Vida

83. Krewella – Alive

82. Demi Lovato – Let It Go

81. Imagine Dragons – Monster

80. Billy Talent – Running Across The Tracks

79. Billy Talent – Swallowed Up In The Ocean

78. Coldplay – Yellow

77. Coldplay – Clocks

76. Coldplay – Another’s Arms

75. Little Mix – Little Me

74. Little Mix – These Four Walls

73. Little MIx – Good Enough

72. Lady Gaga – Aura

71. Lady Gaga – Venus

70. Lady Gaga – Gipsy

69. Fall Out Boy – Light Em’ Up 

68. Lady Gaga – Artpop

67. Lady Gaga – Poker Face

66. Fall Out Boy – Phoneix

65. Avril Lavigne – Hush Hush

64. Avril Lavigne – Let Me Go

63. Lindsey Striling – LOTR Medley

62. Lindsey Striling – Star Wars Medley

61. Imagine Dragons – On The Top Of The World

60. Imagine Dragons – Who We Are

59. John Legend – All Of Me

58. Katy Perry – Last Friday Night

57. Katy Perry – E.T.

56. Gabriele Aplin – Power of Love

55. Billy Talent – Dead Silence

54. Christina Perri – Human

53. Christina Perri – Jar Of Hearts

52. Christina Perri – Thousand Years

51. Glee – Fix You

50, High School Musical – Night To Remember

49. High School Musical – Can I Have This Dance

48. John Newman – Can You Love Me Again?

47. John Newman – Cheating

46. Florence And The Machine – What The Water Gave Me

45. Florence And The Machine – Never Let Me Go

44.  Florence And The Machine – Kiss With A Fist

43. Bastile – Pompeii

42. Marina and The Diamonds – Primadonna

41. Marina and The Diamonds – The Outsider

40. Marina and The Diamonds – How To Be A Heartbreaker

39. Tom Odell – Another Love

38. Tom Odell – Another Love (Zwette Edit)

37. Rihanna – S&M

36. Rihanna – Only Girl In The World

35. Rihanna – Umbrella

34. Beatles – Yesterday

33. Beatles – Here Comes The Sun

32. Beyonce – Love On Top

31. Beyonce – Broken Hearted Girl

30. Pitbull – Timber (ft. Kesha)

29. Macklemore – Thrift Shop

28. Coldplay – Paradise

27. Imagine Dragons – It’s Time

26. Imagine Dragons – Emma

25. Imagine Dragons – Selene

24. OneRepublic – Counting Stars

23. Katy Perry – The One That Got Away

22. Katy Perry – Firework

21. Spice Girls – Wannabe

20. Queen – Don’t Stop Me Now

19. Queen – Bohemian Rhapsody

18. Ylvis – What Does The Fox Say

17. PSY – Gangnam Style

16. 2NE1 – I love You

15. 2NE1 – I’m The Best

14. B.O.B – I’ve Got The Magic

13. B.O.B – Airplanes

12.  Far East Movement – Rocketeer

11. Far East Movement – G6

10. Lady Antebelum – I Need You Now

9. Queen – Another One Bites The Dust

8. Queen – We Will Rock You

7. Mika – Lollipop

6. Mika – Happy Ending

5. A Great Big World – Say Something

4. Lady Gaga – Do Wha You Want

3. Michael Jackson – Thriller

2. Michael Jackson – Bad

1. Coldpay – Fix You

 

Songs are not put in an order. But the first one will always be my favorite 🙂

Yours, 

Miss Astronomy

Studying headache

 

I bet every of had that feeling, when you go to sleep at 1 o’clock at night and wake up at 6 o’clock in a morning. I can say – I never liked this kind of expierence. Well, it has suddenly become my every day routine.
So today, is a very same day as every day from my week- it’s evening, I’m having a headache and I’m callming myself down with some concetration music, that helps not also to focus on a subject I’m learning, but relax too.
So, what is the magic formula for picking up a perfect song to play, while you studying?
There are thousand videos going in and out youtube. There are isochronic tones, relaxing voices, deep breathe exercises, plays, musical parts, music mixes, classical music pieces and so on. How to pick the one, that would fit your learning style and how to create “learny” atmosphere?
STEP ONE: watch youreslf while you are learning.
What do you do? Do eat while you read something? Do you look trought text or make notes? Do drink much water? Can you concentrate on whone subject for longer that an hour?
These are really important, ’cause your music style MUST fit your rythm. For me, it’s calm, deep tones or classical piano pieces. For you it can be some kindda a beat or just a calm voice of a person. You have to be really carefull while your choosing song.
Here are some examples:
IF YOU ARE CALM AND LOOK TROUGH YOUR NOTES CAREFULLY – you just have to take some music that will be like a background for you. Look trought “background music while studying”.
IF YOU CAN’T CONCENTRATE – look for silent music pieces, that while keep your rythm up. Search for “concentration music” or use my tone, if you liked the one I found.
IF YOU NEED TO RELAX BEFORE STUDYING – look for relaxing isochronic tones. They are really helpfull.
IF YOU ARE PREPARING FOR TEST OR DOING A PROJECT – look for concentration and memory music. Just do remember to choose a piece you like.
STEP TWO:choose music you like to listen and match it with things around you.
Seems easy, huh? Acctually, that’s pretty hard, trust me. You can’t listen to rock, while you studying because it just would work out. And you can’t listen to classical Mozart piece when around you is a little mess. Prepare your atmosphere and match it with your music. Here are some usefull tricks on how to do it. Once you picked up a song listen to it carefully. Is it fast, slow? What emotions it brings to you? What memories, pictures makes up in your head? This is really important. Most of people imagine good thing while listening calm music, so I guess I pick this option and describe it. If you want to create good atmosphere you must listen to your heart. At first, have a lot of light. Light is not only good for your eyes, but also helps you concentrate and focus on studying subject not worrying how to read. Second, light some candles. Candles helps to relax, just don’t use aromatic ones. They are good, but can effect you different. Read about a smell in the internet and then use it. And of course, thirdly – plan your time. Plan, how mush time would you give to that subject, how much you need to learn and so on.
STEP THREE:relax and focus ONLY on studying.
If you realy want to learn something, focus only on it. That means no facebook, twitter or other random sites you visit in your free time. Free time is free time, and studying is studying.

Hope you like it and it will be useful for you. 🙂

With tones of love,
miss astronomy

p.s. feel free to contact me in facebook if you have any questions. :))

Completely ordinary

Completely ordinary

Who is she? A completely ordinary person, who got hert lucky ticket. How did that happend? I bet she has no Idea. And who needs idea, when there is provement? Or there isin’t?
From a small town, all by herself she fought trough difficulties. Supported only by the closest friends and a closest person left for her on this earth – Mother.
Why did she decided to leave her old life and take such an adventurous oppurtunity?
Mostly, because she needed it. Because her dreams ar like stars – far a way, but so close when you look at them in a dark night sky. Because she dreams big and likes to achieve her dreams. Because she doesn’t know where she is going, but she knows, that this would be wonderful. And of course – Harvard!
Sometimes, dreams just must come true.
This is my first word.
This would be the last, spelled out of my mouth when I die.
‘Cause only dreams makes world go around.

With love,
Miss Astronomy