Hello, Summer! I still haven’t finished my playlist. haha I doubt I’ll ever finish it. These songs are definitely included though:
The feel-good song:
Daft Punk-Get Lucky
The perfect NY song:
Vampire Weekend-Step Up
The “hipster” song:
John Gold-Vampire’s Kiss
Yeahh, I’m going indie/hipster. Might add a little Kanye, Drake, B.I.G. and of course some Eraserheads and Sugarfree to satisfy my OPM needs!!!
It’s the last day of my “summer” before senior year starts! The title of this post is actually a title of a book by Morgan Matson which I have yet to read. I loved her first book, Amy and Roger’s Epic Detour because it was all about road trips and music and it isn’ that deep ha ha. Anyway, I just wanted to post some pictures and talk about my two week summer vacation back in the province since I really didn’t get to have an actual summer because of those stupid summer classes (soooo mature, I know ha ha).
I went back thinking that I’m just gonna laze around and not do anything productive and just stay at the house because that’s what I usually do but apparently, I went out a lot. My cousins were all there so it was more fun. We went to the beach, my yaya’s house, the farm, La Union, and Baguio. Nothing much but these were the places I used to go before I lived in Manila and doing it again with the family made me think a lot about the past and how happy my childhood was. I guess I hadn’t been able to go back a lot since college and I guess I’m pretty much not-stoked to start my senior year which means one year till the real world and *gasp* adulthood and *scream* CHANGE. I hate change ha ha (maturity level: 9000). What bittersweet memories, huh? But I’m glad I have them so much (clingy).
So here are pictures! Credits to my Tita Anne and awesome cousin, Ate Cams! Check out her blog, it has awesome photos: www.dajayjay.tumblr.com
My lola had her 76th birthday and we celebrated it at Star Plaza. Whenever I go home,there is always a celebration for something –birthday, fiesta, anniversary, etc. I love it because of the food and the people. Haha and I get to bless and practice my manners (which is a huge thing, I believe). In Manila, no one really blesses (mano po) anymore. Everyone just hugs and kiss.
I’ve been thinking a lot lately about the future–whether I’ll work and have a family in Manila or in the province because I want to have a lifestyle that’s modern but conservative (d’you get what I mean?). The type where there’s wifi all over but people are still gracious and hospitable to one another. I’d like my future kids to grow up in a healthy, innocent, and simple environment. I’m not saying that Manila is a wild world but it’s just it can be too much whereas in the province, you can be happy just by looking around your surroundings. Or is that just me?
Last weekend, me and my family went to Baguio. It was just the break I needed. It felt nice going somewhere you haven’t been to in a long time. Although we live just an hour away, I didn’t get a chance to go back since last year so I was very eager to go. This time around, it was just the four of us (my mum, dad, sister and me) so there was no rush and plans at all.
Ever since I was little, I wanted to live in Baguio. I can seriously imagine myself settling there. The weather is nice, the people are nice, and I just love everything it has to offer. Or maybe that’s because I can only see the good side during our short trips. Still, if I don’t have anything set for the future or don’t know what to do, Baguio will definitely be my default go-to destination.
During our short stay, we just went to the places we usually go to. So many things have changed and yet nothing seems different. Here are pictures. I’ll post about food on my next post! Since you know, food is very important and the main reason I think I’m having more bilbil (boo).
board games for the win. taboo!
jollibee just around the corner, giving away free stuff (coupons) to people
firemen practicing how to save people at burnham parksisters out of focus
flowers for undas (i’ll post an entry about flowers soon)parents
boats everywheregolf competition at camp john hay
I love the feeling of having nothing to worry about. To be honest, I don’t want to go back to school so soon. It just feels tiring but maybe all I need is a little bit of relaxation to prepare myself in time.