It’s that time of year again. Back to school and into the holiday seasons. Around this time last year and like every year, I started listening to Christmas albums. My favorite right now that I am listening to, is Michael Bublé’s “I’ll Be Home For Christmas” from his Let it Snow (EP). Last year, it was Katharine McPhee’s album, Christmas Is the Time to Say I Love You. I’m excited for Michael Bublé upcoming LP Christmas album, if someone buy me this, I will adore you.
I love Christmas, everyone seem to me, happier. I like giving gifts and shopping to buy something that means something special to people. I like the thoughtfulness going into giving. Yes, the industry commercialized the holidays, but that’s what I love about it. Growing up I don’t have these traditions so just having to celebrate it, is joy to me. Only a few year ago that I had a Christmas tree in my house, 3 total so far. I took upon myself to convince my mom to get one. Put all the decoration myself. I try to copy what I see on TV as a kid. Christmas pajamas and all. Even though I’m doing it myself I still feel happy. Watching Christmas’s specials are my favorite. ABC Family has the 25 days till Christmas, I like watching that.
Fall is my favorite season. leading into winter. Something about it brings me nostalgia, it’s the warm feeling inside and remembering something you saw as a kid. Halloween and Thanksgiving, I love too. I remembered those projects I did in school, like drawing a turkey from your hands. In Halloween trick-or-treating was so fun! I miss that, I was scared by the haunted houses but I love it so much. At the end of the night we would trade candies and watch a scary movie. Then one year, I recalled some kid died from candy poison and less people started trick-or-treating. Then the kids around my neighborhood started to grow up, I lived in a townhouse so all the neighborhood kids would play together. There were playgrounds, bike’s paths and everything. I think it pretty much ended when 8th grade was over. Then, everyone went to different high schools. My family and I moved to a house. I think the best part of my childhood was those days living in the townhouse, there are many more stories. Lived there for more than half my life.
Now until then, only 116 days till Christmas. So please have some snows, and mistletoe, and presents by the tree.
On another note, tonight episode of X Factor was great, Kelly Rowland looks hot. She’s really funny too. No one really blew me away yet, there were a few good singer but no one I really like yet. I doubt a group will win this year, I hope one does but groups are tough to get the public to vote for. Last year One Direction came close though. I can’t wait for X Factor to come to US this fall, I can watch both show at the same time now. I’m still bum Cheryl Cole got kicked out, lets hope Paula and Nicole and bring the drama.
In Venice, Italy. OMG this place is gorgeous. Going through the alleys and finding small shops and restaurants sweets. Such a city of romance and serenity. High tide of tourists in one area then calm and peace on another corner. It was great weather that day and the taste of ice-creams was sweeter than ever. It was like the movies, never had I thought I would be here. I can’t count how many times I pinch myself and stood in disbelief. I was a child in a candy shop and everything was for free.
I opted out to ride the gondola, because it was 30 euro a person and it holds up to 6 people. We had 8 with us. We were to ride a boat back too, but instead I bought 2 Venetian masks, which I have on my wall now. We save the money and went to a beach city north of Venice- Jesolo, Italy. I would describe it as like Miami-like-beach-party-tan-people-tourist- type of town. Very nice. We ate on the beach and took a stroll down the streets. Shops everywhere, music, food, the streets ran for miles. I like the people there, very friendly and I got asked out by a group for drinks, haha very innocent they were being nice. All around my age. We just talked and they were curious where I was from and of course my hair,lol. Same thing happen in every country I went to, mostly in London and Germany. I feel, I fit in more with people here in Europe, from style to the social scene.
The night was a blast. Owned the night. Took advantage of where I was and was blessed and open to whatever came my way. I left a piece of myself in Italy and one day will come back for it.