April 10, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge | Threshold

by evilnymphstuff

threshold

A new language I’m learning, Italian, a new beginning.

A new country to fly to in a few months, Malaysia, a new beginning.

A new subject to learn, psychology, a new institution, Monash university, a new beginning for me, soon.

This is the threshold I’m standing at, at the moment :)

PS: This photo has originally been on my Instagram: dkwaye

An Evil Nymph.

April 7, 2014

Can You Really Be Happy?

by evilnymphstuff

By the title, I mean, can you be happy for 100 days in a row?? :) Yes, most of you already know what I’m going to talk about in this post and what has been going on in my life recently while I was away from the blogging world (my most sincere apologies for that!!!), which is the #100happydays challenge!

The challenge is to post a picture everyday for 100 consecutive days online on any social media platform of my choice (I chose Instagram!) showing the little things that makes me happy. The main goal is to make people realise that happiness is not a destination, but a lifestyle :)

Thus, I decide to share my first 14 days in the challenge here:

100happydays 1

 

100happydays 2

 

100happydays 3

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March 16, 2014

I Reached 50,000 Words!

by evilnymphstuff

This is a special post to announce that I’ve got past the 50k words mark in my novel-in-progress, a novel I’ve been writing since the beginning of the year – yeah if it was NaNoWriMo I would already be past 50k well before – as those who have been following my posts this year know.

And I didn’t realise that my previous post was actually my 400th! A neat number :) This is the 401st one.

Back to the novel I’m writing, it’s actually a project I’ve challenged myself to complete before going to university in July, and being on the 50k words line, I’m halfway through! Wasn’t sure if I should write ‘only’ or ‘already’ ;) I just feel that the story will evolve till past 100k words!

It’s urban fantasy, an idea, complex and continuously expanding, which was planted into my brain since I was 13 but which only became a story in 2012 for Camp NaNoWriMo in August and which I’ve been writing and re-writing since, never coming up with a completed story. Until now. Now I feel ready to finish that 3rd attempted first draft of this novel! I’m determined :)

If any of you want to know what this obsessive novel-in-progress of mine is basically all about, you can check out this short story I made based on it, for the Create A World Writing Contest by The Dark Globe which I actually won: CLICK HERE!

Anyway, thinking of novels… I made a book haul recently on my YouTube channel! Here it is:

Enjoy!

Tell me anything in the comments! About writing, reading… whatever! Let’s chat :)

An Evil Nymph.

March 13, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge | Perspective

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For this week’s challenge, which is ‘perspective‘, I was inspired by you, yes you, people who read my blog, and especially those who read about my post on Candid Street Photography, and that’s because you’ve told me how you liked that first photo with the colouful umbrellas…

And here are photos of the same place, with the same umbrellas, but taken in different perspectives.

look up

 

Looking up.

look down

And looking down to them.

So what do you think of this week’s theme, perspective? Feel free to show me your own interpretation!

An Evil Nymph.

March 10, 2014

Planning A ‘Going To University’ Video Series | I NEED YOUR HELP!

by evilnymphstuff

Hey everyone! If you’ve been following my recent posts, you might notice how I’ve been much into photography lately… and more active in the blogosphere as well! However, on the other hand, I’ve also started to vlog again, posting videos more regularly – every Friday – and since I’m currently in that stage between high school and university, I’d like to cover this very subject as a video project to keep me going.

I already know what university I’m going to attend in July – soon! – and my place is already booked and all so I guess that I will soon be doing ‘packing’ videos and such stuff, but I’d also like to do Q&A videos.

And I’d like the questions to come from you guys.

As me anything in the comments below, everything you want to know about going to university, especially if you’re a student applying yourself this year. Even if you’re not a student, just tell me whatever information you would like to know about this high school to university process.

I’ll try my best to answer all of you.

Meanwhile here’s my latest video:

Please fill the comment box below!!! :)

An Evil Nymph.

March 6, 2014

My First Time! | Candid Street Photography

by evilnymphstuff

Yesterday I decided to give candid street photography a go. I was going to be in the capital city anyway, so I thought, why not? My adventurous mind was getting all thrilled at the thought that I was indeed going to be alone, since the friend I’d asked to come with me wasn’t free, but reason warned me not to be too crazy so I opted for a safe area – a tourist one!

Here’s the main street of Le Caudan Waterfront, where I chose to do candid street photography for the first time, all by myself:

caudan

Yes I know. Colourful umbrellas ♥

So I put on my hat, wore Candy (my camera) around my neck and pretended to be a tourist! I even spoke English (we usually speak French), stared around as if I’ve never been there (although I’ve been a thousand times since I was born), smiled… and followed the crowd, feigning to take shots of the place when in fact I was shooting… the people themselves.

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March 3, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge | Abandoned

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abandoned plant

This was actually a bean plant which I had planted and taken care of a few years ago but then mosquito-transmitted diseases became common in my country and for safety reasons I was recommended to stop dealing with plants.

abandoned plant 2

I thus abandoned my bean plant and here it is, definitely useful in my photographic amateur journey! ;) Which I’m recording on Flickr if you want to check it out!

Have a great week!

An Evil Nymph.

March 1, 2014

Vlogging Is Back! | February Favourites

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Yes I’m back to vlogging!

For my dear bloggers buddies, here’s the description of the video, in case you’re actually watching this rather long vlog of mine and want to know more about the links I mentioned in it:

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February 26, 2014

WPC: Threes | A Hidden Murder Mystery

by evilnymphstuff

This week’s photo challenge is the theme of ‘Threes‘ in which we have to tell a story using three photos. Here’s what the Daily Post suggested:

To create a three-picture story, gather:

  1. An establishing shot: a broad photo of your subject.
  2. A relationship: two elements interacting with one another.
  3. A detail: a close-up of one part of your subject.

Thus, today I’m going to show you a story about… a hidden murder mystery!

It all happened in my friend’s cosy kitchen, where we were preparing some delicious Mauritian Napolitaine biscuits…

mauritian napolitaine

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February 22, 2014

It’s Never Too Late… For A Selfie!

by evilnymphstuff

It’s never too late for a new blog post either!

For those of you who love to participate in the Weekly Photo Challenge as much as I do you may notice how the title relates to the fact that I haven’t been blogging for two weeks but I really want to remedy to that by still giving a shot at one of the challenges I missed which was ‘Selfie’.

1st take:

selfie with Teddy

You can actually find this photo on my Instagram. Follow me @dkwaye !

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February 6, 2014

How To: Light Painting Photography!!!

by evilnymphstuff

For Chinese New Year, I did an interesting experiment with my Nikon Coolpix p520, that of the famous light painting! Like this:

smiley light painting

First, I’d like to share the video tutorial that led me to discover this amazing art:

Watch it if you want to know how to do it, because here I’m mainly going to show how it’s not necessary to have all these high tech equipments to achieve the same results.

Basically, here’s what you need to do light painting:

- Torches (any colour! or many colours! I actually used my phone’s flashlight, which was downloaded on Play Store :P)
- Any camera that can be manually set to low exposure (low shutter speed)
- Something stable to put your camera on, like a tripod.
- Preferably a remote control, like in the video above, so as to again minimize shakiness. Because pressing the shutter button directly can make the camera shaky, I guess.
- And most importantly: friends!!! Yeps, and have fun! I had my sister and cousins with me :)

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January 25, 2014

The Blogger’s Block

by evilnymphstuff

You’ve heard about the writer’s block, the artist’s. Well, here I’m going to talk to you about the blogger’s. Because, yes, bloggers can have this sudden drain of inspiration for new posts and thus are unable to go further into their blogging journey.

And I think that’s exactly what’s been hitting me these last few days.

flower bush

 

(Here’s a random photo I took recently to make this post more colourful hehe)

Sometimes we just get caught up with other things as life gets in the way…

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January 14, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge | Window

by evilnymphstuff

looking out of the window

 

window

 

I wanted to emphasise on the window patterns so that’s why I underexposed myself ;)

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January 7, 2014

Weekly Photo Challenge | Beginning

by evilnymphstuff

For a beginning, there has to be an ending.

Death of something. Here’s this drying rose.

dying red rose

Hello 2014! 

This new year is a chance to start over.

A new routine!

Write at least 1,000 words per day.

Read everyday so as to complete the Goodreads Reading Challenge (50).

Wish me luck ;)

Feel free to add me as a friend on Goodreads!

Also, I opened a new Instagram account, so you can now find my photos, such as the rose I used for this week’s challenge, @dkwaye !

I’m sorry that my first post of 2014 is a bit late, but I was caught up in my new routine, as well as planning for my future (university and stuff) :P

Anyway, have a great week!

Stay positive!

An Evil Nymph.

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