Travel

5 PLACES I WANT TO VISIT

Wednesday, November 18, 2015


 After watching the film Walking on Sunshine it sure did convince me that I want to go and visit this place in the near future (I suggest you watch the film so you can understand what I'm talking about). From the 1980s hits set in a Mediterranean location it will give you nostalgia from that hit film Mamma Mia.
This place is famed for its baroque cities, distinctive conical stone houses and white sand beaches. Can you already imagine what it's like living there? Give me a plane ticket!
Lecce, I think, is a place where you would prefer to walk rather than ride public transportation. It's like every sweat that's coming out off your body and weary is worth because of the ravishing place you're in. If I'm lucky enough to visit this beautiful place I'll first run off to the Roman Amphitheater because damn, this place is art in its living form. I wonder what its like there nighttime?

What is it with me and Mediterranean places? Well you all know the beauty of Greece, from the fascinating landscape, beautiful view, and clear water, you will for surely put this in your to go places! Hello have you even watched Sisterhood of the Travelling Pants? And, I can already tell that the people here are friendly. I want to experience waking up to a beautiful place like this and watch the sunset. Just imagine the photos I could take here... AHHHH! 

They say that Taj Mahal is really breathtaking and I approve of that though I'm only observing it from a picture. India is a huge country, where there are many places to wander around. In some articles it is said that coming to India is a great value destination because of the cheap findings and even the hotel rooms are somehow cheap. Also, it's one of the best place to learn yoga, meditate, and spend time at an ashram, a spiritual hermitage or a monastery. Take me now to India!! 

Okay? Okay. The community of Amsterdam looks relaxing. If I ever visit there all I'm going to do all day is sit on  a bench and enjoy the beauty of the atmosphere. Dam Square also sounds like a great place to just wander around or visit some cafes and restaurants. Honestly I want to visit this place because of Anne Frank's house and the other museums. Museum hopping would be great! 

5. FRANCE
Europe will definitely give you the "what" to "the heck" with its impressive buildings and mouth watering cuisines. To the people who's staying in France you sure are hella lucky because you get to wake up to a superb community. Take me with you please! And, for some reason I got interested in castles, I mean who wouldn't be? We're talking about freaking castles and France has many famous French castles like the Chambord Castle. Just look at that picture and tell me what you think about it! It looks so delicate I don't even want to look at it again because it might break. I just admire the beauty of France. Of all the places I want to visit I want France to be the first! 



Source of photos used in this blog post: Google and Unsplash 




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THOUGHTS ABOUT...

Sunday, November 15, 2015


1. Thoughts about my schedule this second semester
Hmmm I’m very furious with my schedule this semester. Since we’re still in our adjustment period and we haven’t met all of our professors yet I’m still hoping (big time) that we can somehow fix our schedule because it’s really messed up. I was in the verge of going crazy when I found out that we have a full schedule this semester and when I say full I mean we have classes from 7:30 in the freaking morning until 9 o’clock in the evening. What sucks more is that I have classes every Saturday. Laugh all you want, at least I don’t have classes on Mondays! Hah!

Honestly, I am mentally and physically not prepared for this semester. Wish me luck.

2. Thoughts about 5 Seconds of Summer's concert here in Manila next year
I can still feel the adrenaline rush I felt the day they announced the date for their concert’s ticket selling. The mere fact that I almost shed tears while talking to Kate (my block mate who’s also a fan) about the sudden announcement made me realize that I’m a really emotional person because I’m crying about a freaking concert ticket. But it wasn’t just a concert ticket, IT WAS A FREAKING 5 SECONDS OF SUMMER CONCERT TICKET.  That time, we still had a week left before our term break and I still had 3 weeks left before the ticket selling. In my head I was like ‘shit how am I supposed to come up with the money for the ticket if I only have a week left of school???’ that’s the time I knew I was doomed (Universe – 1 Shauna -0). I was quite irritated with myself because a few months back my friends were already telling me to save up early, but I didn’t. Thanks for the effort though! So, I was there… sitting all alone thinking of a way to come up with the money whilst my friends are chatting about what seat they should take…. MY LIFE IS SO SAD LOL.

Here in the Philippines we have a thing called ‘pa-good shot’…

Pa-good shot /verb/ - DO GOOD SHIT IN FRONT OF YOUR PARENTS OR WHOEVER IT IS YOU NEED TO PERSUADE BECAUSE THEY WILL SAVE YOU FROM YOUR MISERY.

I went through hell just to get the ticket I have right now. I became a slave in our house and did all the chores (except doing the laundry, hello mama) my entire term break. I came up with the idea in the first place so I don’t have the right to complain that I'm tired whatsoever. Of course my sister went all out happy because I get to do the chores and she doesn’t. It was damn e-x-h-a-u-s-t-i-n-g to persuade my mom to buy me the ticket, luckily she did and I am very thankful for it!! I also kind of bribed her with the grades I worked hard for lol (always aim high grades everyone!

This topic gives me butterflies in my stomach. I can’t wait to watch my babies perform live on the 12th of March 2016. Save the date Filipinos!!

3. Thoughts about Argo
What can I say, this dog keeps me sane. Follow my vine for more Argo updates. I can’t believe I just did that. I’m sorry. 

4. Thoughts about Sounds Good Feels Good
“What is air???” That’s the first thing that pops up my mind when I first listened to the album in Spotify. It’s purely insane. I’m so proud of them because they show great improvement every time they bring out new music and they don’t fail to show their fans how thankful they are for all of their support. I have to tell you, when I got the full album I listened to it every single day. Right now my favorites are Catch 22, San Francisco, Waste the Night, Vapor, and Permanent Vacation. What’s yours? ;) 

5. Thoughts about Made in the A.M
Call an ambulance because this album is giving me a heart attack. There’s no reason for you not to fall in love with the songs in this album because it will give you pure bliss. Current favorites? Olivia, Never Enough, Wolves, End of the Day, History, Perfect, What a Feeling, and Temporary Fix! I can’t get enough of it ahhhhh!

6. Thoughts about my Journal 
Well the pages of my journal is almost full, so I badly need a new one. I’m stocked to write until I’m on the last page, and I’m pretty happy with the outcome of it; it looks fat and it’s heavy. I spend most of my time writing there that’s why I haven’t been posting so much here.  

7. Thoughts about this blog
I don't know if I can keep up with updating this blog especially now that I have a hectic schedule this second semester. School, oh, school. Thanks for 7.1k+ views! I really appreciate it! :) 

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AVALANCHE

Sunday, September 27, 2015

Eighteen thousand year old soul 
Midwest shooting star
 In the place she waits

Family

18th BIRTHDAY SURPRISE PARTY

Monday, September 21, 2015

I remember my mom asking me a few months  before September even came on how I plan on  celebrating my eighteenth birthday (LEGALIZATION HERE WE GO). I told her to just make it simple. Simple as in celebrating it at a theme park or just eating in a buffet restaurant. 

School

THE STORY BEHIND MY MAJOR IN COLLEGE

Saturday, September 05, 2015


For a long period of time, I have been keeping to myself the story behind the course I picked when I was going through the phase of getting into my University today. I may have told this to some of the people I made friends with and I hope they won’t think of me as absurd as before (hah). College is the next big thing they said and it was. When I first stepped in to college my mind was freaking out because I was culture shocked. I was alone wandering around the campus not knowing where to go or who to talk to. In short I looked like shit. Remember your first day in kindergarten where you don’t want to be left alone by your mom, then she starts forcing you to go inside the classroom so you start crying? It somehow felt like that all over again in my first day in college. I know I’m already in college and I should be gutsy, but you can’t blame a girl like me who’s timid. FYI, I started commuting in my second day in college and I didn’t even get scared. Enough about that and let’s talk about the real reason I’m updating my blog after my hiatus in writing.

Friends

ADVENTURES WITH ME

Friday, August 07, 2015

As I have said before (or not), books are for life! When I was in elementary I knew that books aren't for me because I hated reading back then. I used to just glance at the words in my novel book and then bam! I'll slam the book as if I finished reading it. Every year our school held book fairs so, of course me being a really fluttery kid when it comes to books (note sarcasm) I stood away from it. That's it. No books for me. Nada. It's not that I REALLY HATE IT, it's just that back then I don't get the whole point of spending your time reading a book that's going to be forgotten in the future. Don't judge me, I was a kid. I knew nothing.

Playlist

PLAYLIST #4

Sunday, May 24, 2015

(Photo from Unsplash)
It's been forever since I made/posted a playlist and it sucks for me not to post every once in a while because I can't share the tunes I've been listening to every day. Over the past weeks I became addicted to listening to these songs. I play it like every damn hour of the day. Some of these songs would remind me of the good times I had with my friends and relatives and it also puts me in a good mood whenever I'm pissed off of something or someone. 

Weekly Round Up

LIFE IN TRANSIT

Monday, May 11, 2015

On this new episode of keeping up with Suburban Blues, I will be charting-out what I have been doing for the past weeks. Now I know that I wrote in my last blog post that I will be posting a lot of things in here considering that it's summer and there are exciting agendas that will occur, I will experience and the exciting part is I get to blog about it, but sadly there weren't much. Just last Tuesday I decided to compile all the photos I took that somehow showed what I have been doing with my (rather drudging) summer.

Dress Up

BUNDLED THOUGHTS

Monday, March 30, 2015

It hasn't synced in to me yet that summer already begun, until now. I can't believe I survived my first year in college, well somehow considering that I'm still waiting for my other grades to be posted. Though some days feel like hell because of the horrifying amounts of coursework, midterm exam and final exams I am still grateful for the opportunities and blessings that came to me these past semesters. 

Concert

ONE DIRECTION l OTRA MANILA 2015

Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Last Sunday was one of the best nights of my life. I went to my first ever concert and it wasn't just any concert -it was One Direction's concert! I officially lost my concert virginity to them (what a way to tell it though). As I write this, nearly eleven hours after the concert has ended and I can still feel the adrenaline and excitement . I can't believe I actually attended and fought with the rain just to see and hear them live.
All of the Filipino fans have waited four years for this concert to happen and it did! Not to mention only four members performed in the two day concert (oh, Zayn :(), but gladly enough it was still pushed through. 
Of course One Direction is NOT One Direction if there's a missing member. "We want Zayn" was being chanted from time to time that made some moments very dramatic (Go Drama Club). I did cry when they sang  my favorite songs. I know I was being overly dramatic, but the feels came through me without warning.
Proud enough to say I enjoyed my time even though I was a little bit far from the stage. Thanks to the screen that was right in front of me I saw their lovely faces. Philippines is one heck of a lucky country!

"manila .. that was a badass show...really enjoyed it...crowd was sick" -Niall Horan


"Manila that was huge :) I thank you very much" -Liam Payne


"Manila, we were amazed by you last night. Hope tonight is more of the same. H" -Harry Styles


One Direction down, 5 Seconds of Summer to go!


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THINGS YOU MIGHT WANT TO CONSIDER DOING THIS 2015

Saturday, January 17, 2015


Focus more on yourself
Always put yourself first because you're the only one who can handle the challenges that will come through you. Try not to focus on unimportant things and start focusing more on yourself. Liking and respecting yourself helps with people liking and respecting you. Remember, that people like people who like themselves.


Save money
 Well we all know why we should save money. First, you might need money for school projects, yes you shouldn't bother asking money to your parents because you are already a grown up.. somehow. Second, there are always these ravishing clothes you see whenever you pass by clothing stores and you just want to mourn over how badly you want it. Third, you and your friends sure have get togethers and you will need some extra money because girls spend a lot of money in just minutes and last but not the least! Saving up money will SAVE YOU from wanting "the concert feels" without money you can never have it. This is the most important reason why you should do it. So save up.


Write
I think I have mentioned this to some of my blog posts (?) and friends a couple of times already, "write everything". I know some of you are in favor of speaking-out your issues or other experiences, but for me writing is much better because there are things that should be kept untold. I know you can just hide your thoughts on something by not telling it out, but you will just have a hard time so I suggest you just write it down on a paper or journal and keep it.


Explore the endless road
 It’s time to make more memories and have a lot of fun this year. Do all of things that you didn't get the chance to do for the past years. When in doubt, go out and explore. Always remember that you only live once, but be careful —okay I didn't just get that from a quote.

 
Be genuinely happy
There is no time for being sad, angry, depressed or whatever negative feeling you are feeling. Keep that frown upside down and be grateful for the things you have and for the people who are with you! 
Say yes  
For you to explore the endless road and be genuinely happy you should say YES more often, but also learn to say no. I'm not saying that you should say yes to everything in general, but only to the things that you think might be better for you. It's 2015 for god sake live a little! 

Inspire and motivate people 
Try doing this and spread out the thoughts you have to inspire and motivate people. 


What do you consider doing this 2015? Please leave it in the comments below and thank you for reading my first blog post for this new year! I never got the chance to say thank you to all of you who are reading this monotonous blog of mine for the past years, so thank you so much and have a nice day.


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