This is without a doubt one of my favorite Christmas pictures, I take a new one almost every year. I just love playing with the focus of my camera and somehow Christmas ends up always being the time of year where I play with it the most. Well either then or early spring when all the flowers start to bloom. Either way one of my favorite features of my camera is the focus, I not only love playing with it but it always adds this better touch to every picture I take, well the ones that aren’t more landscape like. As I have mentioned before, many times probably I love taking pictures and playing with effects, this is just another fun example of that passion.

via Photo Challenge: Focus


Quote of the Day

In life, you will realize there is a role for everyone you meet. Some will test you, some will use you, some will love you, and some will teach you. But the ones who are truly important are the ones who bring out the best in you. They are the rare and amazing people who remind you why it’s worth it.

~ Buddha


Image result for red data girlRed Data Girl – Izumiko Suzuhara is a 15-year-old girl who has a secret that she didn’t even know about. Born to the Tamakura Shrine, Izumiko lived a shy, quiet life where the only abnormality was her; between her braided pigtails and how whenever she touched electric devices they break she always stood out in a bad way. That all changed though when she enrolled at Hojo High School in Tokyo and she began getting answers about who, or rather what she was. With her childhood friend Miyuki Sagara the two learn of an entity known as the ‘Himegami.’ Izumiko learns that she is a vessel for the spirit called a  kami and that Miyuki is a warrior called a yamabushi whose duty is to protect the kami. From there they learn about the world hidden in our and they are a part of it.

I adore this anime. This is definitely an anime that caught me off guard. When I heard of it and saw it on Netflix, my first thought was ghosts and childishly girly but when I finally watched it, within minutes I realized just how wrong I was. It delves into the spirit realm and the mystical arts that come with it and tells a great story about a girl finding her way through it. Not to mention that visually it is absolutely stunning, the animation, the color all of it is amazing.

For fans of fantasy with parallel to the world of mystics, this is a definite must. It’s a story about discovery and identity and becoming more confident but best of all they way it is played out is simply beautiful. You can’t go wrong in giving this anime a try.

20 Days of Pretty Little Liars

10. Haleb Engaged & Married – With time closing in and Caleb making no progress in finding the game the two go out for a break. This leads Caleb taking Hanna to the courthouse, in front of a judge’s office with a pair of gold rings. To this Hanna simply smiles, and when Caleb express how one day they can do something bigger, she tells him it’s perfect. After the two share a passionate kiss Ashley appears, to Hanna’s surprise until she learns Caleb told her. Not only did Ashley bring the flowers but she had also arranged for the judge to be present after hours. From their Hanna and Caleb say their I-do’s, exchange rings and share their first kiss as husband and wife.

I think I have mentioned at some point that Haleb is totally my OTP on the show which is reason one as to why I love this so much but it’s not the only reason. Somehow it being an in the moment, intimate, happy and filled with love really works for them. Just a simple, honest, real moment shared between them. I think that’s honestly the biggest part for me, the fact that it just about being married and together forever and nothing else mattered. As an added bonus, Hanna’s mom pulling strings and being their witness, it really added to the perfection; the three of them have been like family for so long and now it’s just official. Even as I write this I can’t help but smile and feel giddy, I hope that adds to the insight as to why I love this moment so much.

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