↠ “A man travels the world over in search of what he needs and returns home to find it.” ― George Moore, The Brook Kerith
/ Monday, 26 October 2015 @19:55 /
Day 06 - What does “home” mean to you?
A place in which I find most comfortable.
There are many factors contributing to this. Something I've really begun to realise is how the people in your home affect your comfortableness. So generally I like staying at home but recently my grandma came back from her holiday and has started to live with us again. I am not very close to my grandmother at all and even when I'm just at home with her, I always feel slightly uncomfortable. I'm in my pajamas, I have music blasting but I just can't feel at ease. This is a completely different story when I'm hanging out at home with my parents and sister.
I find time is a fickle thing but, in the context of home and levels of relaxed-ness, it helps if I have known someone or something for a long time. I think that also so gives a home-like feel. Not always the case but it helps. Generally places I have known for a long time and know well feel most like home for me. My grandpa's house is one of those places.
As cliche as this sounds, when I'm surrounded by people I love, that puts me at ease. I think that also applies to objects I love too! So libraries, book stores, stationery stores (I love Officeworks AHAH) and stuff like that
↠ “There are no foreign lands. It is the traveler only who is foreign.” ― Robert Louis Stevenson, The Silverado Squatters
/ Thursday, 8 October 2015 @18:58 /
Day 04 - A picture of you in another country
This is from my trip to America when I was 3 years old. In this photo I am at Disneyland, which was pretty much a dream come true for me at the time because I loved Pooh Bear as a kid. Even now I feel like there is something about Pooh Bear that I connect with AHAH
Although I could never under why it was called Winnie the Pooh. What is a Pooh??? The real questions LOL
Day 05 - What do you bring with you when you travel?
These are couple of my essentials when travelling.
Sunglasses-Most of the time when i travel I don't put much effort in the way I look just because I am more relaxed (AKA lazy) so sunglasses are my way of making up for that AHAH
Pictured: Le Specs Hatter Sunglasses - Blue Cheetah Grad
Lip Balm-This is an essential regardless of where I go to be honest AHAH I drink little water and it's even worse when I travel so lip balm is a must!!
Pictured: EOS Honeysuckle Honeydew (smells very tasty)
Bobby pins-Along with bobby pins are hair ties but I didn't know how to fix it into the picture so yeah. Again I get very lazy with my hair and sometimes washing it can be a hassle especially with those tiny bottles of shampoo from the hotel so I pretty much always have my hair up.
iPod-I hold my iPod very dear to my heart. I recently also got an iPod nano which is very practical for travelling as it is very small. I put my ipod classic in this photo only because it was in reach and because it's more aesthetically pleasing AHAH Music is a must for when I travel. It helps a lot when I'm jet lagged or just home sick. The reason why I don't hold music in my phone is because I like to use my phone to take pictures or play games and that typically drains the battery, so at least if my phone is gone I have another device to listen to music with. As well as that, my iPhone 6 doesn't have that much space, so I tend to keep my photo just for pictures.
Pictured: iPod Classic 160gb (this iPod is discontinued)
I recommend getting the 7th generation iPod Nano. They're really small and convenient and just cute. They only come in 16gb but because it is specially for music 16gb is pretty much enough. I mean I have like 2700 songs on my iPod Nano atm and I still have about 4gb left. Apple also released new colours for the iPod and they're really nice o(^▽^)o
Journal-I generally keep a journal with me to jot down cool things I've seen or things that stand out to me. I like writing so travel journal-ling is really fun for me. It's also really nice to look back on.
Pictured: "I haven't been everywhere but it's on my list" travel journal-Kikki.K
I only got it this year but I am planning to use it for Post HSC trips!!
Book-For those who don't know, which would be a surprise because I make it very obvious, I'm a huge book worm. I find whilst travelling I get a lot reading done. Whether it be on a plane ride or when I'm up at peculiar times of the day due to jet lag I find myself reading a lot. One of my favourite things to do at the airport is to go to the newsagent to choose a book to read AHAH
(So geeky but I can't help it)
Pictured: A Little Life by Hanya Yanagihara
I just purchased this book recently and haven't gotten around to reading it yet. I have seen many positive reviews for the book so I'm pretty excited to start reading it.
If you've made it this far well done! I didn't plan for this to be so long but here it is AHAH
/ Friday, 2 October 2015 @18:15 /
1. A song that reminds you of your fave season.
Midsummer Night's Sweetness-Raina, San E
Life Support-Sam Smith
Watch Me (Whip/Nae Nae)-Silento (UGH)
Golden (ft Sia)-Travie McCoy
Habits (Stay High)-Tove Lo
Tonight I'm Scared Of The Dark-10cm
Nobody (Rainstone Remix) (Instrumental)-Wonder Girls
Make You Feel My Love-Adele
(I realise the original is not by her but ugh Adele love)
Thousand Miles-Vanessa Carlton
Hood-Tablo, Joey Bada$$
The Show Goes On-Lupe Fiasco
Lean On Me-Soyou, Kwon Jeong Yeol (10cm)
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