Browsing Category:

Blog

Blog

Game of Thrones Season Finale WTF?!?!?!

Hello Maniacs!

If you haven’t seen yet episode 9 of season 3 of GOT you’re going to have spoilers here.
Go see it and come back.

Here’s my first reaction the that episode as captured by my brother who knew all about what’s coming.

But after relaxing I got to think more seriously about the effect that show has on our cinema and storytelling.

Game of Thrones.
What were you thinking?
No…seriously…what the hell was going through your mind?

I know the story is based on a book, and I assume what happened to Robb and Catelyn happened also in the book, but I think that show seriously breaks every rule in film making, cinema and storytelling.
Traditional cinema is all about creating a character the audience can relate to, have it go through stuff together with the audience and resolve the conflict he was presented with.
Asian cinema is also breaking all these rules and it’s one of the reasons I have a problem with it, but if we’re talking about GOT, I can honestly say I had never seen in all my 24 years of living such a thing.

When they killed Ned, I was horrified. He was such a major character in the story, and he was a stark, which we all got to know from the beginning, and got to relate to them the most. But now, they almost completely erased house of stark with that damned red wedding. You see what I mean? After seeing some video reaction I understood why people feel betrayed and why they say they don’t want to watch this show anymore, because they really have been betrayed. No one does that. No one kills that many main characters from the side that the viewers share solidarity with. That’s insane.
And that’s why I love it so much.

Can’t wait to the season finale!
Besides I hated Robb anyway.

What did you think about this episode?
What are your thought about this series?
Let me know in the comments bellow and no spoilers!

See ya next time!
Love
Henyaβ™₯

Blog

Recording A New Song In The Big City!

Maniacs!
Good morning wherever you are:)
In a try to write more in my blog I’m writing this post from the bus!
on my phone..hope I don’t get nauseous..
So a lot has been going on lately music-wise.
Yesterday I was working on recording a new song I wrote with the producer who recorded my vegan style, Assaf Halevi, and tomorrow we’re filming a music video for the new summer hit song “Star Away”, by Denis Kravtsov and me:)
it’s all very exciting and I can’t wait to get it going..
So stay posted via my facebook, twitter and my youtube channels πŸ™‚
See ya!
LOVE
Henya

Blog

My First HOLLYWOOD MOVIE!!!

Hello Maniacs!

Guess what? Guess what!!!
I was on a movie set today!
I took part in a documentary that the Hollywood director Christine Yoo is making about Korea!
We were a group of Kpop fans from different nationalities and we talked about how we got to know Korean culture and pop culture.
To be honest it wasn’t really easy for me to be in a group of people and to just barge in and talk. I got a little anxious, but in the end I’m proud of myself for talking and saying what’s on my mind, even if I weren’t as articulate as I can be.
All in all it was a great experience πŸ™‚

This is what I wore

Christine Yoo is a Korean – American director who directed the movie The Wedding Palace. Her movie is not out yet and already won many prizes!
She’s so awesome!
It’s always cool to be on a movie set but this time it was really professionalism and I was fascinated watching her in action πŸ™‚

Here’s the trailer for her movie πŸ™‚

Here’s me with Christine

 BTW I opend and account on KEEK!
For those of you who dont know keek, it’s an app that lets you upload videos up to 36 seconds, it’s like the Twitter of Youtube πŸ™‚
To check out my Keek and don’t forget to follow and subscribe here http://www.keek.com/HenyaMania
Here’s my last video πŸ™‚

See you guys next time!!
LOVE
Henya

Blog

My Life Through Drawings & A Quick Update

Hello Little Maniacs!

Sorry I haven’t been here for a while, and for uploading only awesome videos and not super awesome one’s.
I have been extremely busy with my personal life and trying to get back on track in my studies.
How’s it going your’e asking?? Frankly not so well, but hey! at least I’m going to class everyday!
That’s something!

My last super awesome video I uploaded was a Draw My Life video I decided on making after I saw all this Youtubers making one. It’s seemed like a great way to express yourself and more personal stuff that one might not feel comfy enough talking straight to camera about.

Ever since uploading this video I feel so much relief, so much stress taken off. I have nothing to be ashamed of myself. on the contrary, I’m proud of myself and the place I stand in now, and I’m even thinking about making a video talking about how to help yourself and encourage yourself to get better and get help, Cause I’ve been in so many horrible places in life and I wished I had any positive figure in life I could relate to.

Once again I want to use this platform to thank you all, I’m really grateful to you guys, as a lot of where I am now is thanks to you! Watching my videos, my blogs, liking, sharing and commenting, it really does mean the world for me.
I love youβ™₯

Here’s a preview to a makeup tutorial I’m editing for next week πŸ™‚
How do you like this look??

See you soon!
LOVE
Hen

Blog

Psy Is a Mother Father Gentleman??

Maniacs!

Wadup???
If you didn’t notice, a new viral video hit the internet while you were busy doing something else.
But don’t worry! No need to stay in the dark! Henya Mania is here to tell you all about it.
This time it’s no other than Psy! the most viewed artist on youtube with a billion and half views for his Gangnam Style hit, had realeased this saturday his new song Gentleman!
With a super catchy tune, easy dance and a funny video, it’s sure to become the next big thing everybody’s gonna make parody videos to. those have started popping out already, but so did reaction videos, where people film themselves watching the music video for the first time. not only that, but a lot of dance covers are now on youtube, and I made a dance tutorial so you guys can make your own!

Needless to say I also made my own dance cover as well, but this time I got my awesome mommy to participate in the video πŸ™‚
Thanks mom! I love you!β™₯
I also got my dog Moris you saw in my Q&A video, and my cat Patchuli to dance with me πŸ™‚

Anyway, I guess since I was one of the first to upload a dance tutorial, it got a lot of views and it even got noticed by the korean news MBN and my video was featured in their article!
How awesome is that?!
They even wrote my name in korean!
So glad I learned korean and I could read it πŸ˜›
ν—¨μ•Ό λ§ˆλ‹ˆμ•„

So today’s question is…What do you think about Psy’s new M/V?
Like? hate? offensive? funny? crazy?
Watch it here and let me know in the comments bellow..
And I’ll see you next time!
Loveβ™₯β™₯
Hen

Blog

Happy Independence Day Israel!

Well hello there my little Maniacs πŸ™‚

Long time no see eh?
I was busy, busy, busy, but today is the Israel Independence Day and I partied so hard last night, so  I can sit back, relax, and finally write a post.
So what I actually wanna say today is that about a month ago, I came down with a stomach virus. those of you who knows me personally would know I am Emetophobic. Which means I have a phobia of vomiting and everything related to that. I have been suffering from the age of 9, for 15 years, from anxiety attacks.
So when I was sick last month, I was so devastated and helpless and I just couldn’t understand what did I do to deserve such great suffering.
Now this must sound crazy to you but having a fear of vomiting is not your usual phobia where you can avoid, let’s say snakes, or crowded places and staying home. This fear is the fear from yourself, your body, of losing control. and there’s no escaping from yourself, and there’s no relief. vomiting can occur at any time, any place, to you, or someone else, you can catch a virus literally everywhere. It’s a game you can’t win.
It’s like hell. And when you’re sick it virtually impossible to handle it.
So when I was sick last month, I reached to a conclusion.
I decided I was not gonna let this fear take it’s control over me anymore.
Or any other fears that limits me and my actions through life. and i have so many of those too.

This decision wasn’t and isn’t an easy one to follow, but I can say that the first step I took was try to step out of my comfort zone as much as possible. I even had the idea to document some of those moments and make a video about it once in a while, so let me know if you’ll be interested in seeing that.

So yesterday there was this independence party I thought about going to, but everything I ever did on independence day was shitty, so I had no expectations. I came with 2 friends, the party was outdoor, and it was OK  at about 3 A.M the music got real good but my friends wanted to go. I wanted to stay and dance till the sunrise. I met there a friend who studied Japanese with me and we hanged out and danced until about 5 and then he wanted to get back home.

So there I was with this dilemma. I had never been to a party alone, I feel weird even if a friend at a party goes to the bathroom. It’s not just that, I used to die out of hunger when I’m outside and I wouldn’t sit at a cafe or restaurant to eat something by myself.  but I guess a lot of people are like this. So I thought to myself: “Hen, here’s a great opportunity to step out of your comfort zone, try something new, explorer your body’s capacity at dancing for hours on end, and what can possibly be so bad about it? I can go home at any second, no one can harm me, so what the heck?”
And I made up my mind to stay at this nature trance party, not knowing anybody, depending on my own body to warm me by dancing, at least until the sunrise.
And so I did. The first thing I did while alone was socializing, going to other people’s fires and hanging out with them. I can’t believe myself.

The dancing part wasn’t that easy though. I felt awkward from time to time because of my long arms and I had to get them moving too because they were freezing. But I tried hard to ignore my stupid thoughts and just try to connect to the music and let my body go with it [I sound like such a hippie right now :|]. I danced and danced and I didn’t stop and people were like “look at her” “check her our man” and all that, and I thought to myself how I could do this just by being vegan, not needing any alcohol or drugs. maybe just food πŸ™‚
Eventually the sun came up and it started raining so I went home.
I’m so proud of myself for staying alone and stepping out of my comfort zone, and I had a great time!
Dancing like this was so liberating… I have to do this more often! I guess that was my own little independence day πŸ™‚
Now I’m a pile of tired mess. I slept only 6 hours after dancing for 6 hours, and I’m with my laptop in bed, resting and watching wayne’s world πŸ™‚

Happy independence day Israel!
And remember! Killing and enslaving living creatures and burning their flesh is not how you celebrate independence. Here’s to vegan hot-dogs!

Thanks for reading and I’ll see you in my next post!
XOXO
Hen

Blog

April Fools And My Moroccan Vegan Mimuna!

Why hello there my little Maniacs!

So it’s the beggining of April, and that means….APRIL FOOLS!
I just looooove April fools!
This year I uploaded a video to my channel saying, well, just watch it ans see what I said πŸ™‚

I especially filmed myself with my phone, didn’t edit or nothing so that it’ll look more authentic.
A lot of you noticed that it’s a joke, but a whole lot more of you guys wrote to me such great comments and emails that really warmed my heart.
Cause even if it was done as a joke, everything I said there was true. I really am not happy with how things are going, and the mean comments really get to me sometimes.
My channel and works occupy most of my brain capacity everyday and youtubing has become an enormous part of my life and I would like to receive responses that match my efforts.
That’s why I keep my mail connected to my account so I can see every new comment [even if I don’t always comment back] and every time I’m notified I have a new subscriber it really makes my day.
So thank you my little Maniacs for all of your support and love!
Keep on sharing and liking and commenting!

On to the next one πŸ™‚
On April first was also a huge holiday for us Jews that came from Morocco, called Mimuna.
It’s a holiday that marks the end of Passover and it has many traditions.
Basically we have guests at our homes and we make a ton of sweets so we can all have a sweet year, and we make a dish named Mufleta, which is made out of fried dough. It must be the yummiest thing ever on exist on planet earth.
I haven’t been to a Mimuna in so long, so I decided to make one in my own flat and invite some friends, and it was the first time I made Mufleta by myself!

That’s all folks!
What did you do on April Fools? 
Let me know in the comments bellow πŸ™‚
See ya next time
LOVEβ™₯
Hen
Blog

Vegan Necklace GIVEAWAY!!! Vegan Girls Night Out!

Hello my little Maniacs!
I’m so excited to tell you guys that me and The Vegan Woman are doing a Giveaway!
We’re giving away these beautiful Vegan and Vegan Love necklaces for 4 lucky winners!
Check out the video explaining it all πŸ™‚

                                        

Wanna win a necklace??
Here’s how you do it!
First of all you must SUBSCRIBE to the Henya Mania channel on YouTube 
You must also FOLLOW and LIKE The Vegan Woman on Twitter and Facebook.
Next thing you need to do is just share this video on Facebook and Twitter, and we will choose 2 people from Facebook and another 2 from Twitter who will share and tweet this video. 
We ship worldwide so the winner just might be YOU!
Give it a try πŸ™‚
The winners will be announced in two weeks from now on April 12, 2013!
Good luck!

*If you don’t have either a Facebook or Twitter account you can still enter the contest by sharing the video at whichever account you have [Facebook or Twitter] and follow me and The Vegan Woman on that platform, and SUBSCRIBE to my channel.

The Vegan Woman on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/theveganwoman
The Vegan Woman on Twitter – https://twitter.com/TheVeganWoman
Henya Mania on Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/HenyaMania
Henya Mania on Twitter – https://twitter.com/HenyaVegan
Henya Mania on YouTube – http://www.youtube.com/channel/UCaNOz4zoijQZzxIrjpLp88g?sub_confirmation=1

And to our vegan girls night out πŸ™‚
Me and Gali headed out from Jerusalem to Tel-Aviv to meet with Sivan and Natalia from The Vegan Woman
Sivan is the founder and CEO of that awesome site and those of you who have seen my Twilight Saga Vegan Parody must know Natalia from her role as Rosalie πŸ™‚ 
A few months back me and three more vegan beauties modeled for The Vegan Woman Shop catalog, you can see some of the pics here, but when I’ll announce the winners I’ll post more photos from that photoshoot πŸ™‚
So anyway, we sat in this fancy place in Neve Tzedeck, had some drinks and ate a vegan fuccacia, which the girls loved and I ate passionately only due to hunger and nothing else πŸ˜›
We shot this video and talked about girly stuff…It was a great night and we should definitely have more of those!
Here are some of the pics we took πŸ™‚

So good luck everyone!
See you next time πŸ™‚
XOXOβ™₯β™₯
Henya

Blog

Passover Photoshoots, Updates And New Videos!

Yo wadup Maniacs??

It’s Passover in Israel and you know what that means! oh..you don’t?
It’s a Jewish holiday that marks the outing of the Jewish people from Egypt…blah blah anyway!
We have like a HUGE spring break from university, school, work, and I’m resting my ass off literally now..
I made ton of videos when I stayed in my parent’s house for the holiday dinner and I need to edit all of them, but for now check out my latest video for those of you who hadn’t got the chance to hear me rap πŸ™‚

And another video I uploaded before this one, of the Israeli clubber types I’ve diagnosed during my years of clubbing here in Israel πŸ™‚

So since I had a lot of free time last week me and my good friend Lin who is also a blogger, went for a photoshoot in the botanical gardens of my university.
check out her awesome blog here! http://morningtao.wordpress.com/ She has a lot of wisdom to share with the world…
Here are some of the pics she took of me πŸ™‚

That’s it for now! I’ll be having some new video’s coming up so make sure you subscribe to my YouTube channel to be the first to see them!
Love you  my little Maniacs! β™₯β™₯
Hen

Blog

Cosplay, Purim and Halloween costumes 2013! Yoruichi, Snooki and Katy Perry?!

Heyyyy Maniacs!!

It’s been awhile since I wrote here, I’ve been so sick last week and I couldn’t update my blog…
But hey, I’m back and I’m here to stay!

So first I want you guys to see this video I made a video at Harucon, which is the annual Purim anime convention in Israel!

It was great going to an anime expo after a year and a half that I didn’t go to one. I even wore my self made Yoruichi from Bleach cosplay that won third place in a cosplay contest in a former convention πŸ™‚
I went to Harucon with Alina and Eyal and Alina took some really cool pics of us as usual :)…

I also took a pic with a fellow bleacher and with the most awesome Khal Drogo from Game of Thrones I met there!

The day before it I went with Gali to one of the worst parties I ever went to in tel aviv.
It was so hot inside that the ink on my tattoo started to swell and itch like a motherfucker! So in the twenty short minutes I was there I took my dress off and danced wearing only my bra and leopard tights! It was a little embarrassing but so fucking liberating, but still I sweated like a pig and we got the hell out of there.
To that party I was dressed as Snooki from jersey shore, but since it’s Israel and everyone here’s whack, people thought I were Amy winehouse. So annoying considering the fact that when she was still alive I dressed as her in a Purim party and no one knew who I was.
I guess you have to be dead to get noticed. Fuck it. I love Amy! And Snooks! and they have different pouffes. 

On the day of the anime expo I also went to a party, but this one was definitely the worst party I ever went to. Never mind what happened there, but I looked so good! I made a Katy Perry costume from her awesome music video E.T and I also did the super crazy make up she had there…
I really wanted to do a tutorial video of that makeup, so if your’e interested in it, let me know in the comments bellow.

So that’s it for now, I wanna show you guys what one of my AWESOME Henya Maniac made for me!
Thanks for this awesome artwork Thina Majidi!β™₯
If you also want me to feature your Henya Mania artwork on my blog and vlog you can it to me on FB or Email you can find on my contact info πŸ™‚
See Ya
Henyaβ™₯