It’s been awhile since I have done one of these, so here is what I have been listening to lately!!!
- The Kids Are Alright – Chloe x Halle: As if these ladies aren’t already killing it on Grown-ish their music is insanely good! This is not the last time you see there names pop up!
- Waves – Natalie Major: This song was on the first episode of Grown-ish and I instantly wanted this song as my ringtone, I’m still waiting!
- Last Day Alive – The Chainsmokers (ft. Georgia Florida Line): A great song to get you pumped for the day or if you’re already hyped!
- The Greatest Showman Soundtrack: Do I need to say more?
- Real Friends – Camila Cabello: I can really connect with this song on some many levels and I think a lot of you would agree with me!
- What About Us – P!nk: My favorite powerhouse song that makes you want to get up and out and do something about life!
- Finesse (remix) (ft. Cardi B) – Bruno Mars: I have no reason it’s just bomb!
- Fall – Chloe X Halle: Told you
- Broke – Lacrae: ” Being broke made me rich!!!” I went to his concert a couple weeks ago and he was crazy good at getting the crowd hyped as much as his album does in private!
- TKO – Justin Timberlake: This one kinda resurfaced after the super bowl performance, was and still is my favorite JT song for me!
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I missed being here! Sorry for the long break, but I’m back and oh boy do I have some stories for you. One of which happened a couple days ago….. so here we go!
Alright so a couple of weeks ago my brother got an opportunity to audition for a modeling gig ( I can’t mention any name since he signed a contract today saying he won’t talk about it online). Anyway, last week on valentines day we had to make our way to a whole new, different side of Tokyo, Japan.
The drama began before we had even left the military base we live on because we needed a taxi to get to our car and let me tell you, this 5 dollar ride was anything but fresh (if you know what I mean😷 ). So we made it to the car, and as soon as we got off base we realized that the car was low on gas again emoji😷!
When we got on base to refill the car with gas, my brothers and I went inside to prepay for lane 4 (remember this, lane 4) he repeatedly asked “lane 4?” My brother tries to start pumping the gas, but it wasn’t working, so the guy came out to help us after greeting his buddy at lane five after ten maybe 15 minutes of trying with this guy, he came out and laughed that he thought we meant lane 3. 😑 WHAT!!!!! I SAID LANE 4!
We made it to Tokyo 2 hours later and parked our car at a military hotel ” The New Sanno” and couldn’t decide whether not to take the train or bus…… find out what happened next…next week.
Recently I’ve turned 17 years old and it made me realize that I will never get a do-over on 16 so I started to think about the things I have learned from 16-year-old Mya.
- Growing up isn’t all that great! I made this pretty clear in my last birthday post but I’ll say it again. ” I wish I was 7 years old all over again.
- Be proud of my mistakes, at least now I know how to avoid them and that alone will make life just a little easier.
- Appreciate what I have while I have it. The realization of me never being 16 again just hit me like a ton of bricks and to that, I say ” Here to only being 17 once”
- “Friendships cause heart breaks too” – Wolfyla
- When you feel conflicted, fix it.
- Procrastination is the devil.
- Never assume anything, do your research.
- Apparently, I NEED to work out and make it a lifestyle.
- You don’t need to prove yourself to anybody.
- You can live without the people who don’t have time for you.
- I’m not alone.
- Comparisons are the worse things to do to one’s personalities.
- I can live without sugar and I really don’t want it.
- A part of me will always want to play softball.
- I need to travel or try something new to live.
- 16 doesn’t last forever.
- Family is everything NO matter how far away they are.
10. Karaoke Night With the BFFs
9. Sushi Go Round
Sushi go round is so inexpensive; they charge 100 yen($1.00) to 500 yen ($5.00) per plate. Be careful tho, the sushi goes around the entire restaurant and makes it’s everything look so appealing you’ll run your bill up and barely be able to walk out the door.
8. Indian Curry
I know what you’re thinking. “Why would I eat Indian Curry when I’m in Japan?” Here in Japan you can actually get authentic curry and be a part of the activities of the locals.
7. Friendship Day Festival
6. Shrines Sight Seeing.
Shrines are everywhere here in Japan but it’s the history and the view that makes them all very interesting.
5. Ride the Trains
Riding the trains in Japan is an experience in its self. Most likely you will get lost the first time on the trains but that’s the best part. Someone will always be happy to help you need to find your way back. Not to mention where ever you end up at you can adventure off and worry about getting back later. (True Story)
4. Get Lost in Tokyo (on purpose)
3. Sumo Wrestling Tournament
2. Have a photo shoot at a local park
1. Visit Ueno Park
I love Ueno Park, not only is there a zoo and Natural Museum but there is also a huge market in the center waiting with crazy good food that you can only get in Japan and if you’re not feeling adventurous with the food, there is Starbuck in front of the zoo.
Here is another giveaway to celebrate my one year blogiversary. Celebrate with me and enter for this Primrose Hill makeup full of goodies.
- Butter London Scrubbers : $10.00
- Lancome Mascara and eyeshadow: $10.00
- Luseta Hair Masque: $29.00
- St Ives Face Wash: $ 3.51
- Mini Composition book: $0.79
- Bath & Body Works Room Perfume Spray (Japanese Cherry Blossom): $7.50
- Primrose Hill : $11.99
And if you are someone
who still carries hope in your heart,
kindness in your eyes
and generosity in your fingertips
despite terrible people happening to you,
You are one of few truly pure things
left in this world,
and you deserve to be protected.
Dear Journal ,
Today is day four in the hotel after moving out and handing over the keys to the house to our landlord. In total it took us five days to clean down and touch up the house. As we were going through motions of moving out I started experiencing the side effects.
Side Effect #1 of moving out . As you’re packing out you’ll obviously notice the how much space was in the room before you filled it up with a bunch of thingumajig and whatsis. When the items start coming out one by one and the house begins to feel more and more vacant ; you’ll regret leaving .
The some thing happened to me when I saw my hallowed out bedroom , I almost instantly wanted to cry over the fact that I wouldn’t get to sleep in my bed for the next few months , and watch Netflix on my desk till two in the morning . (sorry mom! ) anyway pretty soon the entire house had nothing but a television on the second floor . As off now it has been two days since I last seen that house.
Another side effect to moving out is hording
When packing out you must decide on what you want to keep and what you want to throw away. When you go through the pile I guarantee you will find something you have lost six months ago . And as you’re freaking out about that one thing you lost . the most important question arrives . ” Do I still need this when I have survive half a year without it.
Dad’s point of view : When you get use to seeing the something everyday , you become attach to that seeing that one thing. Then when it is time to decide whether you need this item or not. You are almost blindsided to actual value of this item.
The last side effect is the reality of the move . The other night I was talking to mom about how I can’t believe our time here is up. I fill like it’s all over and I’m not ready to leave. I have so many great and fragile like memories .
favorite memory :The time when my cousin RJ ( more like older brother) came to visit and my dad drove use about five hours to see the leaning tower of Pisa. Almost as soon as we got there we tried the classic cliché photo of us holding up or pushing down the tower. Afterward we went to a near by outdoor pizzeria and watched the horse-buggies go down the cobblestone road . It was like something out of a black and white movie.
Basically the reality is bitter sweet and I want to stay and go all at once!!
Merry Christmas !!!
Buon Natale !!!