- find out what I want in life
- this moment to happen
- be a Dean's List-er
- learn how to ride a motorcycle
- go skydiving
- go scuba diving
- make my own blog layout
- learn how to use Flash
- travel more
- improve my drawing skills
- go to a Flea market
- a Tarot Card Deck
- fashion sense
- femme outfits
- witty t-shirts
- vintage clothes and accessories
- make my own clothes!
- go on a shopping spree
- contribute to WWF
- a DSLR
- bake something
- A CAR
- A CAR THAT I CAN DRIVE - an underwater camera
- cosplay again
- visit my online friends
- stop being a safeist
NY, NJ, and Luray Caverns Listening to: My cousin snoring. Kekekekeke.
A few days ago, we went to Atlantic City, New Jersey, then New York. Then just recently we went to Luray Caverns. Here's the scoop:
First, we went to Atlantic City to celebrate my uncle's 24th wedding anniversary. The car ride was uneventful. (Mainly because I slept thru a lot of it) We drove through Virginia, Maryland, Delaware, Pensylvannia, and NJ. O_o I'm not sure about the order. When we got to NJ, it was so cold! O_o Even colder than Virginia! XD After settling in our rooms for a bit, we went to a casino owned by Mr. Trump.. The guy from the reality tv show 'The Apprentice.' Of course, my cousin, my brother and I weren't allowed to go to the casino. So our parents gave us 20 dollars each to spend in the arcade. XD We only spent around 5 dollars each. But still we had fun. Our parents had fun also, but they either lost some money or broke-even. Surprisingly, someone hit on mom. Again. O_O
Anyway, we were supposed to go to the boardwalk afterwards, but it was raining, so we just went straight to the Inn. They had an SNES Emulator on the TV (7$ per hour), which my cousin and I played until we fell asleep.
The next day we drove to New York! We got lost on the way there, then we got stuck in morning traffic. XD We went to Times Square, and we saw the Naked Cowboy! :D :D :D It was so cool to be there, even if there were so many people. But when we were looking for a parking space, this guy tried to charge us 44$ for an hour!! O_O That set us on a bad mood. But we cheered up after eating at this small Italian Resto. The owner was impressed at auntie's Italian, so he gave us a hefty discount. n_n Afterwards, we walked 12 blocks to get to the Empire State Building! x_x But when we got there, we found out that we had to wait an hour just to get inside. >_> So we chilled at a Starbucks. I drank the Strawberries and creame.. Yum. We walked 12 blocks back, and we came across a comic shop! I was in heaven, checking out all the comics and manga, but I didn't get to buy anything. *pout* After that, we drove home.
The day after that/yesterday, we went to Luray Caverns! The drive there was very serene, because we drove through the countryside. I saw horses, cows, and barns. The cavern was reaaally fun. There was this one part where there was a puddle of water that reflected the ceiling perfectly. It was so beautiful. The deepest part of the cavern was 160 ft, where there was an organ-thing which used the stalagtites to make music! O_o It used rubber plungers to lightly tap the stalagtites to create notes. It was wonderful to hear. Then there ws a wishing well as we were going up. I didn't have any US coins on me, so I threw in two 5 peso coins. XD
When we got out, there was a garden maze nearby. So my cousin and I went through it. (We got discounted because the registrar thought I was below 13 years old. x_x) There were gnats everywhere, but we had a lot of fun running around the maze and finding the 4 goals. There was this one point were we met up with 3 guys who started whistling when they saw us. O_o We eventually found our way out, with four goal stamps. After that, we drove home, and again, I slept through most of it.
Nothing much happened today. We went to Jeth's college to fix his application for summer classes. I saw my first squirell! XD We stayed in McDo for nearly an hour and a half, and went grocery shopping after dropping Jeth off at his dorm. My cousin and I dug up her old NES, and now there are three screens in her room. n_n;;
I had a long entry last night, but the internet connection biatched on me and I lost it. n_n;;
Anyway, I'll try to remember what I wrote. I've only been here for five days, but it seems like I've been here for a long time already. I miss my house. And my room. And how I could stay online all day. XD But here I have to use it late at night. It's funny tho. This vacation feels like it's trying to pry me away from my online persona, but here I am, clinging to dear life. Lol!
All we've been doing lately is going to different malls (which are really big and nearly deserted, compared to the Philippines at least) and ending up not buying anything. =S But I've already gotten some stuff. I got new shoes, a manga (Zodiac PI... it was an impulse buy), and a frog lamp... I also got a jr bow and arrow set. XD But along with my new stuff, these horrible little sores developed around my lips... >< Yesterday I was barely able to eat breakfast because my lips felt so swollen.. I've been applying a lot of different lip balms, but one has yet to work.
The weather has cleared up since my last post. My last post it was raining and the wind was blowing in all directions.. but now it's sunny; you only need a light jacket. Well, I need a light jacket at least.
Lots of our plans have changed. I don't think we're going to Canada anymore; the uncle we were supposed to stay with is going to the Holy Land and to a tour of Europe for his wedding anniversary. The uncle we're staying with now is having his wedding aniv. this week, and we plan to go to Atlantic City! O_o
Another one of our plans have changed also. I might not go to college in the US afterall.
I watched "The Passion of The Christ" today. I cried through more of half of the movie. I guess that's what tired me out the most. Thinking about it also has left me sapped. But what do I think about the movie? I can't really say. Mom doesn't understand why Jesus had to suffer so much, and why God let him suffer. Dad on the other hand feels angry overall. He was especially angry at the Pharisees. As for me, I really don't know how to react. I feel guilty, yes, but not as guilty as I thought I would feel.
I wonder. If I was in the shoes of the Jews, would I believe in Jesus? I wonder if I am strong enough to stick it out with him, or would I deny him like Peter? I compare it to having a person with a gun come to me and ask me if I believed in God. There are only two answers. What would I do? Of course, I can't say; it's one of those things that you'll only know if it were to happen. And of course again, I would rather not have that happen.
Right now, I have a headache. Crying really does tire me out.
When I opened the newspaper and checked the movie schedule, all I saw showing was "Passion of The Christ". The first thing that popped into my mind was, "Why do these people want to watch it in a movie theater?? They're obviously going to be fazed out afterwards, plus they'll be crying through out the movie." Yes, this is the perfect time to show it because it's Holy Week. In fact, we already have a pirated DVD of it. But I ask myself; am I ready to watch it? A comment that I've heard about it is, "Agony in the Garden pa lang, magi-guilty ka na."
LT: "You'll only reach the Agony in the Garden, and you'll already feel guilty."
Agony in the Garden is in the beginning of the movie. So I've been thinking. Am I ready to wake myself up from the illusion that is life? Afterall, I believe that Jesus died to save us. Am I ready to realize first hand how much in debt I am to Him? Seeing it first hand is different from reading it. To actually see a person, even more so Jesus, being tortured and beaten to high hell is agonizing. But what more to know that the person did it all for you. I have mixed feelings because yes, I do love Him, but I also rely on myself a lot, often forgeting about God.
It's like slapping yourself and saying, "You're only human." Which we all are.
Hmm. I'm back from the province. Eating Buko Pie at the moment. :P
My stay was fun; all we did was play video games. We didn't get to play RO tho because up till now it's down. We played Tenchu: Wrath of Heaven, Guilty Gear XX, Robotech, Twisted Metal: Black, and I even started playing Diablo 2 on Tristan's computer. XD