My Travel Music Playlist!

Greetings, bloggers! As a self-proclaimed travel junkie, I am passionate when it comes to dreaming about, as well as venturing out, to various destinations in the world. From the expansive fifty states of my home country (the U.S.) to the romanticized countries in Europe to the historically and naturally-beautiful landscapes in Asia, I never seem …

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Time With You, or Saying Goodbye (A Letter to My Crush, Part 21)

Time... /tīm/ noun the indefinite continued progress of existence and events in the past, present, and future regarded as a whole. one of the cruelest paradoxes known to exist to mankind. It goes too slow when we're suffering and too fast when we want it to slow down. Shouldn't be a surprise, though, since we …

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The Temper Trap- Sweet Disposition (SSJ #55)

Hello, everyone! Hope that you're all having a good weekend. This week's "Sunday Slow Jams" will be another nostalgic one, as it takes me back to my teenage years. From the Australian indie band The Temper Trap, "Sweet Disposition" is certainly the kind of track that you would want to put your headphones on and …

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Bastille Day!

Bastille Day in France!

The Finicky Cynic

Bonjour, mes amis!

I know that I’m currently in the middle of recounting my adventures while traveling in Asia this summer (if you haven’t been reading them, you can start here). But I would like to take a break to reflect on a special day today for France, as it is Bastille Day, aka “le 14 juillet”or “la fête nationale”for the prominent European country.

As you know from history textbooks, Bastille Dayis a national holiday that commemorates the storming of the Bastille, a prison-fortress in Paris, back on July 14, 1789. The event was a reaction towards thepeople’s unhappiness with the French monarchy, then under the rule of Louis XVI and his queen, the famous Marie Antoinette. French citizens gathered outside of the prison-fortress, demanding its surrender, as it was a symbol of monarchic tyranny. Cannon shots were fired, attackers were killed by the…

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