it’s a bit jumpy… sorry

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ Also, the Pope’s English is so cute. Aha.

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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, 25โ‚ฌ for a book. 25โ‚ฌ is extortionate! Basically, 25โ‚ฌ is about 22 pounds over here when the usual price for a book is like ยฃ6.99. 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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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 (:

Chynna x

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oh. my. gad.

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  1. November 4, 2009 / 1:10 am

    how is chynyyy. i didnt know that ure having so much fun on ur vacation. i wish im in london~~
    wow rome! aaaaaaah. sooo niceee! can u put pictures of rome here~ hehehe id be happy to see pictures with you. ^^

  2. November 4, 2009 / 7:21 am

    I couldn’t find your comment button. So I ended up pressing the title ๐Ÿ˜›

    BUT YAY ROMEEEEEEEEEE. My dad wants to go there so bad.. you know, to see the Pope, celebrate mass, the vatican and stuff. And I do too. I mean, to see where our Roman Catholicness started or well developed around and blah. Well parts of it. xD Still Rome is amazing, I just know.

    320 steps? You COUNTED? HAHAHAHA, I want to walk up those steps.. even though I’ll probably be dead by the first 20.

    I can’t wait for picturesssssssssssss. It sounds fun though. You’re so lucky to have stayed at a 5 star hotel. ^^

    —————————

    I personally think European schools sound more interesting. Well at least when it comes to ability to choose classes and stuff. And the whole secondary thing.. the system seems shorter. But then again, I never want to grow old and graduate but I have to .. I don’t want to be a big kid.. well I already am but eh.

    Well, it rains here too. But today and yesterday was nice. Except it rained last night O.o And yeah, November is THANKSGIVING TIME (: Turkey. I just love months with holidays. Another bright side to the autumn season is the entire.. holiday thing.. I mean in the second semester it’s just easter and well that’s .. not even like Christmas.My family doesn’t gather to celebrate easter like they do Thanksgiving and Christmas.. which is kind of sad.. Because it’s Jesus dying for us.. Eh, I brought it up with my mom once to celebrate it but she was like WE’RE ALL TOO BUSY. And I’m like, but we’re family and we only do these things two times a year ๐Ÿ˜›

    The remembering names was for a test I took yesterday. The history test I got a C+ on.. was like two weeks ago.. or maybe last week. Either way, that was a fail ๐Ÿ˜›

    HAHAHHA, school DOES overrule everything. But there’s too much in SCHOOL. O.o It’s aggravating.

    I BET you can sing. Everyone keeps saying that. Three out of four people say they can’t sing when really it’s 0.5 out of that four that can’t. HAHAHAHAAH.

    6th form? What’s that? Yeah, I get free food tomorrow too and a t-shirt. ^^ And what are open evenings? Like when the campus is open? Cools. ^^

    Take cares,
    AnneMarieeeeeeeee

  3. November 4, 2009 / 11:08 am

    That’s too bad you couldn’t go trick-or-treating BUT Rome. That’s awesome! I’ve been thinking of possibly visiting Rome (or Venice, or London, or Paris, or Dublin) for spring break. My mom and Dad said if I could find inexpensive flights we coudl go wherever I wanted….unless it was like to Istanbul b/c my Mom said “Even if the tickets drop from $1,400 to $4 I efuse tyo fly sixteen hours for you to go see the Haiga Sofia.”
    So yes, enough of me ranting. Rome sounded awesome!

  4. November 4, 2009 / 12:00 pm

    wow!! You’re lucky girl. ๐Ÿ˜€ How I wish I could see Rome too. Do you have pictures??? Awww…. I dream of going there.

  5. November 5, 2009 / 2:28 pm

    wow a 5 star hotel. There’s nothing like luxury ๐Ÿ˜€
    All those steps, I would definitely love to see them.
    In the Bahamas we have 66 steps, lol!!!! (It’s our tourist attraction.)
    Did you guys fly there?

  6. November 5, 2009 / 6:39 pm

    Haha =D
    I like your ps, that guys got great hair =) who is he? ( sarcasm XD)
    Omg, I am so excited about Doctor Who…but so sad it’s the so-called beginning of the end…omg he is going to regenerate NOT FAIR!!!!!!
    So glad you enjoyed Rome, we went ages ago and had fun. We went to the collesium _< GRR.
    And I did watch the SJA, yesterday because I missed it last Friday. It was really cool (obviously because he's in it) .
    Just finished my Romans project. Ironic LOL.
    Have a good day =D
    Soph x

  7. November 6, 2009 / 1:12 pm

    envy.envy.envy
    i know it’s bad to be envious but you going to rome, seeing the Pope, going to the Colosseum , taking pictures, having fun…STAYING IN A 5 STAR HOTEL!!! Forgive me for being ENVIOUS! xD

    “Katorse”, the storyline was amazing, we watch it here too. Everyone loves Santino, especially his innocent eyes ๐Ÿ˜€

  8. November 7, 2009 / 1:02 am

    I’d love to go to London! I’ve been to England before for my Aunt’s wedding (who’s actually from England), but I was a toddler then. I don’t really remember much besides fog and some cobblestone street. :/

  9. November 8, 2009 / 10:48 am

    you’re so lucky to go to Rome!!!! It’s like my dream to go there!!!! It must be cool going there… going to the Colosseum, seeing the pope and going to Vatican City. My parents have been there and they said that Rome is so beautiful… i wish i could go there next time…

    By the way, i love your new layout and header!!! simple yet unique! ๐Ÿ˜€

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