October Playlist

Hello, earthlings!

How are you? I’ve been feeling a little at ease lately and wanted to share some songs that helped made me face my day-to-day life. I liked most of these because of their lyrics, sometime it’s the beat, either way, these made me happy and they got me going. Check ’em out!


1. 26 by Paramore

“hold on to hope if you got it

don’t let it go for nobody

they say that dreaming is free

but i wouldn’t care what it cost me.”

2. Hiding Tonight by Alex Turner

“tomorrow i’ll be stronger, running colorful

no longer just in black and white

and i’m quite alright hiding tonight.”

3. Scars To Your Beautiful by Alessia Cara

“no better you than the you that you are

no better life the life we’re living.”

4. you said okay by flatsound

“and it was then i realized you were not my world

you were my universe.”

5. How Do You Feel? by The Maine

“to all the dearly depressed and broken hearted

the in-betweens and all the torn ones too

you’re not alone in how you’re feeling.”

6. Between The Bars by Elliot Smith

“the pressure of days, do what I say

and I’ll make you okay, and drive them away.”

7. Landslide by Oh Wonder

“and I know you feel like everything is falling to the wind

but don’t you let the thunder in.”

8. The Fault In Our Stars by Troye Sivan

“don’t give it up just yet

stay grand for one more minute.”

9. Demons by Imagine Dragons

“your eyes, they shine so bright, i wanna save that light

i can’t escape this now, unless you show me how.”

10. Truce by Twenty One Pilots

“the sun will rise and we will try again.”


These songs are close to my heart and I’m glad I shared them with you. I hope you find time to listen to them and tell me what you think.

 

❤ Pauline

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Note To Self by Connor Franta

Hello, you wonderful humans!

I’m sorry I was gone for more than a week, I was busy adulting. Anyway, I finally finally got the Note To Self book by Con and I couldn’t contain myself. Connor Franta is a YouTuber, author, photographer and an entrepreneur. I love him to bits, I liked him even more when I started to read his books and even just by reading, you can sense his personality s l o w l y.

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This book is a memoir and like many other books that I read, this one is very interesting. It’s a combination of essays, poetry and original photography.

THE COVER

It. Is. Beautiful. I love flowers so much and seeing one on a book cover is a plus when I select books to read. It is so pleasing to the eye, very minimal and it tells so much in just a simple photo. The fonts used are pretty as well and the color combination of everything in the front is overall inviting.

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THE CONTENT

I just realized that poetry, short essays and photography when combined is a whole other thing, an interesting one and I liked it. Connor’s writing feels familiar, it also felt like I was the one who wrote the book because it is simple and straightforward. I liked his essays the most, it somehow made me get close to him like in an intimate way but through his writing. There are sad chapters which I also like but felt sad right after reading, and there are happy ones that just lighten me up and makes me wanna read it over and over again.

note to self by new york times bestselling author connor franta

I love reading poems and I was surprised that he writes poems too. He usually tweets them but reading his words through paper and ink is different. He usually matches the poem with a photo that I’m guessing that he took and you guessed it, I’m a HUGE fan of his photography. He has an eye for beautiful things around and I wish I could see the surroundings like he does because his photos always turn out really well, it always takes my breath away (don’t tell him I said that).

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I loved this book and I hope I could meet Connor one day and thank him, hug him and cry in front of him and maybe have a selfie after I ugly cry.

I’m so proud of him and I look forward to reading more books by him in the future. 💌

✨ Pauline

My July Photos

Hi again!

Here are some photos that I took using my smart phone. It was a rainy July here in the Philippines and I love it when it rains so I take a photo when I can. I bring my phone wherever I go and this is what I do now. I wanted to share these photos aside from my July Photography Challenge because a lot has happened that month.

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I’m in a love/hate relationship with rain but either way, there’s always a rainbow after it and I think that’s very cool.

I just went to a LANY concert yesterday and I’m still hyped about it. I might blog about it later on. Anyways, I cannot wait to share my August Photos with you! 🙂

 

❤ Pauline

Words Are Magic

Whether the musicians or scientists said it, words and quotes have always been one of life’s greatest gifts. Understanding words have always been very difficult. I, myself enjoy reading and quotes always stay with me. I like them written on my journal, on my wall or in any notebook I have because whenever I read them, I remember what journey I had when I read that book or what song I listened to at that moment.

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I know about not less than a thousand songs in my head. I’ve read a lot of books and poems and it is amazing how those words are stored in my mind. I’ve also been called a lot of things in my 22 years of existence and it just shows that not all words are perfect. However, having read and understand a lot of lyrics from songs gave me a boost. Even a simple “Stay Alive, For Me” helped me through my days and mostly nights.

Even this photo uplifts me (Image from Tumblr)

Words are complicated but there’s beauty in them too. They have this magic that you never knew you needed. You’re having a bad day or having the time of your life? There’s always quotes for those. There’s also this specific sentence that just sums up your life, well, maybe not entirely but you know what I mean.

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I love quotes. I may not make one as good as the ones that I know but I can always use them and make many mistakes with them. What’s important is that they stay. Words are wonderful. They’re not all good but they’re also not all bad.

Did a quote just magically appear into your head?

 

✨ Pauline