Uh-oh, here we go again.
I procrastinated! *slaps forehead repeatedly*
I was going to post this blog Sunday but I totally forgot and then yesterday I started back to school. My life is starting to be busy again o.O I wanna go back on holiday, at least it was sunny over in Rome. I came back to rain, so terrible.
Now where was I going to begin? Oh yes… ROME WAS AMAZING! Honestly, I had so much fun. I totally give kudos to Rome because I definitely needed that break, as I am so much more relaxed and stuff now. Obviously, I’m still a little stressed because I’m hoping to send off my application for uni by next week but at this rate (I still haven’t got feedback on my pstate yet nor all of my references) I think it’ll have to be the week after *pull hair in exsaperation*.
I got a bit sidetracked there, back to the main topic. I promised a full-blown account of my trip but I’m tired (YES, I know – lame excuse) so I won’t do a day to day account.
Firstly, things definitely started looking up as soon as we arrived to the hotel. You know why? We originally booked to stay at a 4 star hotel but due to problems with our rooms, we were moved to their sister hotel which is 5 STARS (or superior as they call it). Ensuite, Sky… well, hello relaxation!
I also saw the Pope twice which is pretty cool. The first time was a mass with the Pope in which it was some African celebratory mass or something. They had like an African choir and stuff, the music was really nice + mother got a good picture of the Pope when he was walking up the aisle. The second time was the audience with the Pope. All different countries were there and some even sang for the Pope. I think it was the Brazilians who had a choir and another country had an orchestra and soon as their group was called out they started trumpeting everywhere. It was quite fun 🙂 Also, the Pope’s English is so cute. Aha.
I visited the Trevi Fountain (Fontana di Trevi) which is SO beautiful. I remember seeing it in the Lizzie Mcguire movie. I also made a wish and we took loads of pictures. Well, I say we – I mean mother. She’s a camera addict but doesn’t like having pictures taken of herself unless she says so or if absolutely necessary. Also visited the Spanish Steps which is in Piazza di Spagna. Cue posing time. Mother has family over there, so we had her cousin’s husband give us a tour. My second cousin is so adorable (: It was her birthday when we went over, so we went over for her party. You know the typical Filipino party: karaoke, pig’s head, etc. Also, TFC was playing in the background (I’ve discovered a new drama: Katorse, which I’m currently watching on viikii.net with subtitles) and May Bukas Pa was showing at the time. The storyline is so cute + the little boy who plays Santino is ADORABLE! (:
He reminds me of my cousin in the Philippines.
We visited the Colosseum. It was so amazing – breathtaking view. It would have been cool to see what it was like way back then but obviously it didn’t survive long enough, haa.
Did you know the Euro is annoying? I swear, 25€ for a book. 25€ is extortionate! Basically, 25€ is about 22 pounds over here when the usual price for a book is like £6.99. THEY ARE TRYING THEIF OUR MONEY. o.O”
Transport over there is so much nicer though. For one, their buses come quickly and you’ll usually have like 3 buses waiting to go if you miss one and I like their tram system too. You can usually get on for free too unless it’s the end of the month and the beginning of the month because the inspectors come on. 🙂
We went inside that dome in the Vatican. 320 STEPS! I nearly died going up those steps. If it weren’t for a lift we would have had to climb 555 steps in total (I think, I can’t remember). However, it was SO worth getting to the top because they view is amazing! (:
Right now, my computer is being stupid and not letting me upload the pictures to my Coppermine Gallery or my Facebook. I thought I’d better show you the pictures because a picture tells a thousand words, as they say (:
Also, as you can see… I have a new layout! It’s nothing much but I like the header because it’s really colourful. I also have a video section at the bottom of the sidebar and I’ll be changing the video every week. Right now, it’s Bounce by the Jonas Brothers – check it out, the video is hilarious! *Bounce, just bounce – lemme see that body bounce*
Doctor Who: The Water of Mars countdown – November 15th.
11 more days.
This post is a bit jumpy and nonsensical, so sorry for that but I blame this sore throat that I have + the fact that I had 2 cups of coffee despite me starting lesson at 8.35 and it is currently 12:04PM. Stupid, I know. Sue me.
I really should try and get some sleep. I say try. Oh and on a last note: please, if you like Asian dramas watch Katorse/Fated to Love You/Autumn’s Concerto/May Bukas Pa. You’ll like them (: