Moments in Life

There are certain moments in life that have a way of getting buried into your memories, be it things that happened, strangers or close people, places or faces.. This is a train of thoughts I did not want to let pass by unnoticed..

- I was at a traffic light when it turned green and people started honking because the first car wouldn’t move. After some time, cars started passing and as I was up next to pass this first car, I drove a bit slow at first to make an annoyed face at the driver to scowl at him for not driving. When I got nearer, it was like the world stood still as I saw an old man with both hands on the wheel, his head bent forward down as if grieving or sad. I later found out, this man his heart had stopped when he was in the car, so he was dead and therefore didn’t move on. I did not know this person, but it had affected me so greatly, that even today, after 4 years, every time I pass that traffic light I remember that sad man who’s heart had stopped while waiting for the light to turn green..

- Last December I was visiting my brother abroad, when we went out for groceries for dinner that evening because our parents were on the way to the airport, to also arrive for a visit. My niece called my brother to tell him our grandmother passed away and my parents were going back home. When he uttered the words “Grandma has passed away” I felt a nudge in my stomach, in such disbelief, I turned to walk away, got out my phone to call my mother and heard her hysteric cry over the line. I dropped all from my hands and crashed in the middle of the mall, when it hit me. Hearing my mother was heartbreaking, thinking “I’m glad I still got to see my grandma 3 days ago”, yet the look in my brother’s eyes when he told me, they way they hung low and sad, is a look I will NEVER forget in my life. That sting of pain over that big of a loss..

- When I was little, there was a tall older man with long white hair who I kept seeing all over in my neighbourhood. My niece and I grew up as sisters, so she was in on it and we called him the scary white hair man. For months or even years, we always saw him outside the window, or few blocks away, and he always had a scary grin on his face. One Saturday, I was walking with my parents into town when I saw this man coming in our direction. I was frozen still and scared because i couldn’t tell my parents and my niece wasn’t there with me, when he passed us by and looked me dead in the eyes. After passing us, he didn’t continue yet instantly turned around and was now walking behind us. When I looked back, he was shuffling through a garbage bin so I wouldn’t think he was watching me. After that, I saw him once more after some months when I looked out the window and he was across the street and I was sure he was staring into our window. This was the last I saw of him and it was at least 15 years ago, yet I remember his face and grin so clearly. I am until today sure he was some kind of predator..

- When I was little, I loved taking the bike and going around our block on my own. Around the corner was a Chinese restaurant and the back door of the kitchen was always open, which had a weird smell coming out of it. One time, on my usual tour, the men from the kitchen were standing outside and as I came by, they started yelling something at me and made a move as if to come after me. I started panicking and kicked the pedals harder to get home, where I ran into my room and started crying. I never went on that tour with the bike again. I remember that peculiar smell until today and have smelled it once a few months back when suddenly I had a rush of fear. I’m 29 and that happened when I was around 8-9..

- It was a winter December day, when I was on my way to college to pick up my rapport card for the first semester. It was maybe 5 PM yet already so dark out. Around our corner, there was some section closed off for renovation and I had to pass there to get to school. I noticed a tall man standing by a tree, when he called out for me. I was about 3 m away from him when I made to walk over, thinking he was peeing, yet feeling sense of help as I thought he needed directions, when suddenly I froze because I saw his fly was open and he was holding his manpart in his hand. That’s when I realized he was asking me for help as he was masturbating. I was so shocked and turned immediately to walk away in fear, when he started cursing me out and yelled “come here bitch, just come help me a bit just a few minutes, come here now!”. With tears in my eyes, I actually ran to my school, then called my cousin to pick me up. I remember him being tall, bold, wearing all black with a long black raincoat..

To be continued..

Love, Shar – xo

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Hi guys

My husband and I have imported a very popular event souvenir into Belgium !

First ever MAGNETIZED PICTURES !!
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The idea is, no matter how small or big the event, from personal to business, we take pictures of all the guests, and on the spot we create magnets which they then can take with them as a souvenir. The perfect THANK YOU gift and who doesn’t love pictures nowadays?? Now they can stick it to the fridge ;)
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Love, Shar – xo

Style Diary

Last weekend we all went clubbing for my cousins birthday and the spot to be was the opening of Spirito Knokke. Spirito is an amazing club in Brussels but for summer they opened at a new location by the sea. I tried a new look by keeping my hair split in the middle and leave it straight. This is what I wore..

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Jacket : Black with golden studs – Zara

Dress : White with black straps – Zara

Watch : Black with stones – Certina

Shoes : Black peep toe pump – C. Louboutin

Bag : Black / white striped clutch – River Island

Love, Shar – xo

Royal Kimye Wedding Pictures

Last weekend, on May 24th, Kim Kardashian and Kanye West have finally said their I do’s and officially turned into a family, together with cute baby North. You can’t imagine how many hours I spent on Instagram and online waiting to get a glimpse of her dress and overall look. So much so, I randomly followed anyone who put up pictures of the event, to the point where I drove my husband crazy. What can I say, I’m obsessed with Kim lol. Image

Finally, the first official photos have been revealed and I couldn’t be happier. I don’t know what I expected her to look like, but I have to say, its a total 360 degree change against her last wedding look (which by the way I wasn’t much of a fan of). But hands down, besides North, Kanye is one of the best things to have happened to Kim, style wise!! I love her look today more than ever, always classy and sleek, and her wedding look was pure class. Not overdone, her hair done as fits her most, her makeup crisp as ever, her dress drop dead gorgeous sexy and high fashion. Kim stunned in a white, Givenchy Haute Couture lace gown and a long silk veil during the ceremony, while Kanye was fitted in a custom Givenchy tuxedo.Image

I mean, just look at the dress from behind !! Here at her final fitting in the Givenchy Atelier in Paris with Riccardo Tisci.. GORG!!Image

As far as I saw details of the party, I totally loved the wall of flowers at the alter, reminiscent of the wall of flowers Kanye has made for her for Mother’s Day. So romantic, and then the beautiful setting of Forte di Belvedere in Florence, just perfect !! After the wedding ritual, Kim changed into a custom cream color Balmain short dress.Image

I haven’t yet seen other pictures, but just gotta mention that I totally loved Khloe’s look the night before, at the rehearsal dinner at Versailles in Paris. She wore a gorgeous golden custom made LIRA gown by Australian designers Constantina and Louise.Image

Also, this blue dress by Balmain Kim wore on her bachelorette party in Paris was total jaw-dropping, isn’t she just perfect?! 

Love, Shar – xo

 

 

Loving February

Ofcourse, with Valentine happening this month, February had to be about love. What more makes us happy than having someone to love, and someone loving you. I gotta say, if I knew marriage was this happiness inducing, I’d have gone on the search earlier in life! Love makes everything so much better, but love comes in so many forms and shapes. Besides having a loving partner, you can feel love from your family, your friends or coworkers, even from your pet, or love can come through your passions. When it comes to marriage ( or some form of partnership), we tend to let go of our wanting to impress habits, and take each other for granted. We forget why we fell in love with a person in the first place and become used to one another, which slowly will put out the fire. Which we don’t want to happen !! This chapter in the book was so funny to me, because so many things I recognised doing myself and when I told my husband what things I wanted to change, he completely agreed, laughed and told me to not stop reading !! I gotta say, when it comes to having to put two personalities together under one roof, I have one easy husband. He doesn’t get mad easily, he completes me in so many ways, we have small cute traditions that we take to heart to keep, and we are both easy people to live with. If anything, I feel I need to change more about myself and my bad habits, than him.. if only he could clean up more and help around the house, but then I think I’m the wife, and I want to want to do those things for him. As my mom always says, treat him like a king and he will treat you like a queen. And thank god, I have so little to complain about in my marriage.

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Quit nagging

As soon as I told my husband this, he burst out in laughing. I knew why.. He always tells me I nag too much, he can just so easily laugh things off and I tend to go into nag mode if something isn’t done immediately or my way. Gretchen says, if you want things done, do it yourself! Its true, and you’ll save a lot of nagging, emotional whelm ups and useless bickering. I hate having to ask my husband to put away his shoes, fold the towels back up, take down the garbage, or help me by vacuuming the house. If I could just take up the energy to these things alone without nagging him, I would save his eardrums from exploding, myself for getting my heart rate up, and things would get done quicker and probably better (LOL).

Don’t expect praise

In line with the previous tip, getting things done yourself won’t mean you’ll get extra credit, or even noticed for it. Men just don’t pay attention, and they take it for granted. Especially my husband, who loves being so pampered. But why not pamper him.. and I sound awful when I say its like he doesn’t help around, because HE DOES! Sometimes even without me asking, can you imagine! And he always does give me thank you kisses after having made him dinner. That makes it worth while. But those little things like putting away the mess, or the garbage, don’t expect him to notice and don’t wait around to get praise or a gift for it each time, it just doesnt matter, so do it for yourself and your peace of mind, and the quicker you get it done, the quicker you can join him on the couch and enjoy the rest of the evening together. its just the way it is, ladies !! Don’t hold things over his head like “I just did this for you, can’t you do this for me now??” Love is not a competition, marriage is not work, we both give and take, each in our own way, be grateful for each other, and appreciate one another how ever you can, be it in grand gestures or small household matters, but don’t get caught up in useless fighting over nothing.

Show proofs of love

Love can be seen in the smallest gestures and each couple has their way of outing it. My husband and I make a point of always kissing each other goodnight (good morning, good afternoon and good evening aswell for that matter), never falling asleep without saying I love you. Its a small thing, but I feel incomplete without it and I just don’t sleep well if we don’t, even though he makes up for it immediately the next morning (if we dozed off quickly after a discussion, say). I tried to implement a 30-sec hug a day, a weekly good hug, but that stuck for just a few months. One way my husband shows me love, is him buying me a white rose (used to be weekly, but spread out over the weeks/months lately), and always included a card with a sweet little note. He likes to go all out for birthdays or anniversaries. Sometimes I’ll find a sweet note or text when I wake up and he has already left. I in return, try to keep him satisfied all I can (never say no ;)), always be in a good mood for him, support him in every aspect (be his number one fan, he is a dj), cook for him (which is hard to do when your mom lives one block away and your husband is her best friend and we eat more there than at home), make his coffee in the morning, and most importantly, rub his back and play with his hair as he falls asleep. Every small thing matters, and it feels so good to give when you get back love.

To be happy, focus on feeling good, feeling bad and feeling right, in an atmosphere of growth.

Dont expect your partner to change, and why would you? You fell in love with a person as he is, so why would you change him. It’ll save you so much bad feelings. But give each other space to feel both good and bad. If he doesn’t know how to guide you through your bad days, just give yourself time to get over the funk. If you have an extra good day, contaminate him by showing extra love. When you’re bickering over an issue, fight right. Don’t go accusing him over old things, or don’t bring up general habits of him you hate, focus on the issued of the moment and talk it out. Everything you do in your marriage is to work towards a goal of becoming a stronger couple, learning each other’s habits, respecting each others opinion and working together towards a healthy, loving, appreciating relationship.

Love, Shar – xo

Energetic January

The first thing we all need to tackle to get us going for the other things, is to have more energy, because energy boosts vitality and happiness, therefore giving you the strength to continue with other pressing issues. Getting more sleep and excising more is key to keep you going, which hasn’t always been easy for me to do. I tend to go to bed late, causing me to wake up in a rush and having to hurry to work or wherever I need to be. How nice it would be to wake up that extra hour earlier, get a shower and a good breakfast and go about your day peacefully and energetic. Plus, I have never been one to love to exercise but I gotta say, I’ve made a resolution (like so many of us) to start on December 31st, and I’m not gonna lie and say I’ve been going 3 times a weeks, but I’ve been trying to get one or two days of fitness workouts into my schedule. Next up, I’d like to take on my diet, or at least try to incorporate more fruit and veggies. I have been making an effort to cut the sweets, going from at least one chocolate bar a day, to just sometimes giving into my sweet tooth. Plus, drinking the juice of one squeezed lemon a day, really does keep my hunger away (at least for a few hours). And is it just me, or do you also feel more energetic when you get up early, sleeping less, and feel extra drowsy when you sleep in late, because you think you can catch up on sleep, but end up feeling more tired?? Here’s some of January’s issues to take up:exercise

Sleep earlier

This one is very hard for me to do, I’ve never been the type to tuck in early, from my childhood days and throughout school, even when i started working, I always loved staying up late (1 Am-ish) but thought as long as I manage to get myself out of bed, who cares.. But ofcourse now I’m stuck with permanent bags under the eyes and having to turn to makeup to hide my lack of sleep. Nonetheless, no matter how late I sleep, if I push myself out of bed early, I get more things done and in turn feel so much better, then if I would have slept in. I need to learn to put away the phone, it’s everyones addiction, we all need to check the networking apps to know all of what others have been up to, or we can’t sleep.. plus when my insomnia kicks in ( which is way more often then I’d like), I need to read on 9gag, till my eyes finally hit bottom with my phone still in hand. Bad bad habit! I do notice though, that if I turn to read a book instead, I fall asleep more easily and plus hurt my eyes less. Gretchen suggests turning off all lights, keep the bedroom for sleeping only (well one thing might be the exception), and make sure nothing can catch your eye while sleeping (phone, alarm clocks lights etc)..

Exercise better

I feel I’ve improved a bit on that part, even though a few years back I was really intensely more into fitness and all, now making less time because I’m still a newlywed and prefer lounging with my man, but I can honestly say I’ve held on to my December 31st resolution and am keeping a 2-day minimum a week of some kind of exercise in life, be it group lessons in bodyworkout, running in the park, or having a quick pace hour walk with music in my ears to keep me going, whatever I do, I feel better for it after.. I just wish I could motivate my husband to join me!!

Organize

I hate to admit, but I have a messy husband :) well its maybe not so bad, but I hate seeing shoes all over the house, and he doesn’t like to put clothes back into the closet which in turn makes me also spray things around. But its so exhilarating when I just can pick myself up to go into the room, and clean up! its a 5 min issue, and Gretchen also say, if it can be done under 5 minutes, just do it!! You’ll feel so much better and its true, because clutter in your eyes, is clutter in your head. If we could just clean up before bed or before getting out of the house, everything runs so much more smoothly. And once every few months, I like to grab all the stuff out of the closet and do a close inspection of what I need, what I actually wear, what I can’t fit into and just reorganise my closest. its a burden of a job, but you’ll find so much more space in your closet, clothes you’ve forgotten you had, and when you throw away things, you’ll instantly have more things to wear!

Act the way you want to feel

We often feel some way because we act a certain way, but if you act more energetic you’ll feel so much better and happier. Smile more, fake it till you make it, don’t be that couch potato, instead find things to do, they don’t always have to be so effortfully, but don’t let hours slip away and feel like you wasted a day. Hours in a day last long, but years pass fast !!

Love, Shar – xo