Everything is nicer when you don't look closely.
Confession time: I still don't like Paris. I like that the metro works 85% of the time and I like hearing different languages. I like the parks and museums, and learning French. But I don't like how rude people are. I don't like how Parisians never say sorry, nor how they insensitively push you in the metro. (One time someone elbowed me in the face and acted like nothing happened. Another time someone hit me with their bike.) Paris sounds so glamorous, but it never fails to break my heart whenever I see homeless people; it's an imperialist (rich) country, it's supposed to have all the resources to help its people. I have willingly uprooted my life, but now I'm so far away from the all the meaningful relationships I've built. The best people I can ever ask are now gone. I'm still grasping that fact. Most of all I hate how Filipinos are in a very vulnerable position here. The majority of them are undocumented, and don't speak the language (a fact that doesn't fit well with French people). These are educated, college graduate Filipinos who ventured here to seek greener pastures. They were professionals in the Philippines, nurses in Saudi, sales managers in Singapore, and now they're babysitting and cleaning toilets. I hate how migration is systematized and how our idea of a better life revolves around it. Who really wants to leave their friends, dogs, and families after all? And being here, I am reaffirmed by the only solution.
Il y a une canicule (encore!) cette semaine mais je ne peux toujours pas décider si j'aime mieux le froid ou la chaleur.
Finally, the sun.
Baby, let's watch the world burn. 📸 @passirapas
How come every time you want me to do something, you start talking about time travel? - Before Sunrise (1995)
One of the most beautiful city libraries I have ever seen ! (I didn't see any non-German titles though.)
This lumpy marshmallow travelled !
Reached this city after a badly made decision that resulted in a grueling night, 537 km, and five train transfers
Inspiration for the Sleeping Beauty castle
When you now consider 8°C as warm, it's nice to remember that it's always summer somewhere. 🌞
Histoire intéressante mais mauvais temps
Said goodbye to my hubadera self in pursuit of higher education 🤓
Hair ties & awkward hands
Perks of being a student: entrée gratuite 🎟️
Inilaban ang outfit at 7°C #HubaderaSaPransya
Start of my #RampaSaEuropa #ChosLang #sarcasm