Follow The Butterflies - About Me

Hello there!

“I felt once more how simple and frugal a thing is happiness: a glass of wine, a roast chestnut, a wretched little brazier, the sound of the sea. Nothing else.”
(Nikos Kazantzakis) 

My name is Sandra, nicknamed Solyndra, and I’m 22 years young. I majored in German and minored in business economics at university. I’ve studied in Utrecht and Vienna. Currently doing a masters in Intercultural Communications.

I like books, theatre (mostly German musicals), Asian dramas, music (mostly musicals, K-pop & soundtracks), the Middle Ages, Sisi-related history, mythology, tea, and more of these good things. 

"You aren’t sick & unhappy 
only alive & stuck with it.”
(Margaret Atwood) 

For books, movies & more you can check here: Goodreads | iCheckMovies | MyDramaList | MyAnimeList |  Best Of Vienna | Movies in 2012 | Episodes in 2012 | Episodes / Movies / Books In 2013

“You know what I think?” she says. “That people’s memories are maybe the fuel they burn to stay alive. Whether those memories have any actual importance or not, it doesn’t matter as far as the maintenance of life is concerned. They’re all just fuel. Advertising fillers in the newspaper, philosophy books, dirty pictures in a magazine, a bundle of ten-thousand-yen bills: when you feed ‘em to the fire, they’re all just paper. The fire isn’t thinking ‘Oh, this is Kant,’ or ‘Oh, this is the Yomiuri evening edition,’ or ‘Nice tits,’ while it burns. To the fire, they’re nothing but scraps of paper. It’s the exact same thing. Important memories, not-so-important memories, totally useless memories: there’s no distinction—they’re all just fuel.”
(Haruki Murakami)

I post a lot of..
TV: Merlin, new!Doctor Who (mostly S1), Game Of Thrones, BBC mini-series such as North & South, Tess Of The D’Urbervilles, Pride & Prejudice, The Crimson Petal And The White, Emma, etc.
Drama: Rich Man, Poor Woman; Queen In Hyun’s Man, School 2013, I Hear Your Voice, random things I’m currently watching, plenty of variety shows
Films: Lord Of The Rings, Thor and other Marvel movies, just about everything Gemma Arterton is in, Hunger Games, Harry Potter, Sherlock Holmes, Lost In Translation, Singin’ In The Rain, Labyrinth, tons and tons of Disney & Studio Ghibli
Anime/Manga: Sailor Moon, Cardcaptor Sakura, xxxHOLiC, Natsume Yuujinchou, No. 6
Musicals: Elisabeth, Mozart!, Rebecca, The Little Mermaid, Dracula (Wildhorn), Aida, Sunset Boulevard, Les Misérables, Legally Blonde, Wicked, The Phantom Of The Opera, Tanz Der Vampire, Romeo & Juliet, Rudolf - Affaire Mayerling, etc.
Music: SHINee, Super Junior, SNSD, f(x), EXO, DBSK/JYJ 
Biases: Jonghyun (SHINee) & Junsu (JYJ) are my main biases, I’m also really fond of: Jaejoong & Yoochun (JYJ), Donghae & Sungmin (Super Junior), Seohyun (SNSD), Luna (f(x)) 

“I love sleep. My life has the tendency to fall apart when I’m awake, you know?”
(Ernest Hemingway)