Lollapalooza ’16

Last July, I attended a music festival called Lollapalooza in Grant Park, Chicago. It should be in your summer-must to do list if you’re in Chicago. Like if there’s Coachella in California, Lollapalooza is the shit here. I went with one of my intern friends, Helen. She is from Columbia and she’s just plain crazy. Like me crazy. Lol. She made sure to buy a six-pack beer to chug before going to the event. So what happened since we couldn’t possibly drink the beers on the train, we started as soon as we got off so we looked like two thirsty drunk girls walking down the streets in the middle of the day.


Man, it was not easy to get in. The line was impossible like just thinking about it now makes me cringe. It was so hot that day we had to line up for over an hour. I had no hat or no sunscreen for reapplication. But once we made it…😭😄😄😄😄😄 it was worth it. We began to explore and take pictures. It was amazing! The enormous place itself, the people and their outfits, food stalls (lol), hundreds of portable toilets and jeez I can see people smoking weed everywhere!

We hop stages to stages, not caring which and who artists we’re going. We blend in with people and dance like there’s no tomorrow. 😃 It was awkward as hell at first, of course, but then I thought this people don’t even know me so I started not to care and dance the day away! I was all about jumping, shouting, raising my hand, moving like crazy and doing all those at the same time all day it was draining. I had to buy a beer every time to keep up!

My finale was Disclosure, but Helen chose Red Hot Chili Peppers. I wish to do both and even more, but it was impossible since every stage is like a mile apart lol. So I was like, fuck it, I can do this alone and join the crowd. Good thing though this guy came out of nowhere, who also couldn’t find his friends so we both dance the night away! See? I’m proud I took a leap of faith going solo. It ain’t that bad, as it turns out.

 

Wanderlust Map

If there’s anything that I’m sure about, it’s that I love traveling. I live for it and I’m hoping to see the more of the world and all of it that it has to offer. 

I’ve created a map of the places I’ve been to outside the Philippines, my country. I plan to travel most of the countries around me before exploring to other continents. 

                                                                              ASIA
Asian Countries I've Been To
   Philippines, China, Hong Kong, Macau, Cambodia, Vietnam, Malaysia
And now that I’ve conquered another continent—yep, the USA!—may there be more state visits in the coming months. I’ll be sure to update/add another map to the list. 
I feel blessed enough for having the chance to travel because I know a lot of people want to but sadly can’t. I can only hope for the best for them. Strive and dream on. 

Serene Night

Serene night? 😂 More of like freeze-to-death night. Haha here’s what I’m talking about:

9-ish pm

On our way home from a road trip(2 hour travel time), I decided to ride in the back of the pickup car. I mean I’ve always wanted to do it you know. It’s actually one in my bucketlists so I just crossed off another thing! Yay to that. So going back, I was only wearing short shorts and tee shirt no jacket whatsoever but I didn’t care and still gave it a go. I plugged in my music and enjoyed the trip.

30 mins after…

I’m loving the night sky! It’s full moon and the sky so lit up. And the wind daamn cool.

1 hour after…

Uhmm. Wait…the cold’s starting to creep up my skin. I think a blanket or whatver clothing would be much appreciated at the moment please. It’s starting to get cold!

1 1/2 hour after…
Holy shit I’m numb. I can’t feel my hands anymore! 😂 Good thing we had a stop over. My mom bought a coffee cause she was starting to get sleepy. Told her I wanted a black coffee too but it’s not available so…

At the moment…
I’m still cold af. 😂 I didnt go inside the car though. I can’t give up now I’m finishing this battle bitches. Besides! I’m kinda used to this kind of situation anyway and I totally love it. 30 mins to go before home. It’s 10:15 now and fingers are numb. How in the world can I still type these words is beyond my comprehension. 😅 I see we’re entering the city now, more cars and lights to see but no more trees and creepy shadows! I still like it more when in suburban. Damn I just wish this journey would be forever.

Time’s up. Finally home.

Bungee Jump Jump Jump Jump Jumping in Macau Tower

I was in Hong Kong this summer 2012 for less than a week. I was with my father and brother. Hong Kong is a beautiful country but people there don’t have good manners so it’s kinda frustrating REALLY!

My father decided we go to Macau since it’s only an hour or two away from Hong Kong. So we went there by a speed boat. My father took a package tour to maximize the time coz’ we’re just on a one day trip. So they took us to different places, the casinos, buildings and lastly MACAU TOWER.

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Macau tower
(yahoo.com)

We first went up to 61 floor of the tower. It was an observation deck I guess. And what’s amazing there is that there’s a part in the floor where it is a glass and you can see through it and can see the cars down the road. My father was so scared he looked like he’s gonna pee at his pants at any time. HAHA! I actually can feel my legs trembling when I stood in the glass floor but then what’s Macau when I don’t get to try this. While we were amazed by the view, there were some people gasping in one corner, and then that’s when we found out that there was someone doing bungee jumping. And then at that time, I decided I want to try that out as soon as possible. Had I known that we were going to Macau, I should have brought my savings! My dad wouldn’t let me, he told me we were out of cash. Too bad! According to our tour guide, it’ll only take 4 seconds from the 63th floor to the ground and apparently the world’s tallest bungee jumping. Boy! that sounds exciting. My father and brother thinks I was some kind of crazy woman wanting to do bungee jumping. Why not right? There’s also a sky walking, but I don’t find the thrill in it. At the end, it was just another bucket list I have to complete. I’m planning to convince my father to go back to Macau. (Evil laugh) Wait for my return >:D

Clover