"I wanna get out, and build my own home, on a street, where reality is not much different from dreams I've had."

"So lying underneath those stormy skies, she said 'oh, I know the sun must set to rise.'"

Thoughts, and music. Occasional pictures.

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This blog is for my thoughts. I think a lot.

Melissa. 23. I hail from Los Banos, CA, currently living in San Francisco, CA. Acting major at The Academy of Art. Half Filipino, Half Canadian. Comedian, sarcastic. Crazy, but at the same time, crazy shy. People person, but at the same time, not a people person. Girly girl, but at the same time, not a girly girl. I'm a weird girl, I'm into things that most girls wouldn't be into.

Avril Lavigne, Paramore, and Coldplay fan. Extraordinaire.

I go beyond a pretty face, I have a brain that I use. I think a lot, and I'm curious about a lot of things. I'm open to learning.

I'm originally from a small, close minded town, called Los Banos, California.

After I graduate college, I plan on becoming an International Flight Attendant in order to support myself when I move to Vancouver, BC for Acting, instead of Los Angeles. While being a flight attendant, I will still try to pursue my dream of becoming an actress.

I love everything that is beautiful. I hold a lot of passion for a lot of the things I do, or believe in. I love music (preferably rock music), ice hockey, writing, traveling, making people laugh.

I love traveling. I've been around the world 7 times. Canada(3X's), Germany, Holland, The Philippines(5X's), England, Scotland, and South Korea. I will never stop traveling.

 

I kind of have an affinity with this girl and book. Even though I have the freedom to go outside and do as I please, I feel still feel stuck in this town. Me and Anne are similar in a way that we both don’t get along with our Mom very well. Even though I love my Mom to death, we still have our differences. I don’t think any daughter/mother relationship is 100%.


Anne Frank is a remarkable soul. She held an intense power for thoughts and opinions that I never came close to when I was 12/13. This book has definitely become one of my favorites. 

I decided to read it because it’s a mandatory WWII book. Since I’m going to start reading my WWII books, this is a good one to start with.

I kind of have an affinity with this girl and book. Even though I have the freedom to go outside and do as I please, I feel still feel stuck in this town. Me and Anne are similar in a way that we both don’t get along with our Mom very well. Even though I love my Mom to death, we still have our differences. I don’t think any daughter/mother relationship is 100%.


Anne Frank is a remarkable soul. She held an intense power for thoughts and opinions that I never came close to when I was 12/13. This book has definitely become one of my favorites.

I decided to read it because it’s a mandatory WWII book. Since I’m going to start reading my WWII books, this is a good one to start with.

Been looking for these neat closes (alley ways) on google maps, to go to in Edinburgh. They’re a little hard to find, but so worth it.

Been looking for these neat closes (alley ways) on google maps, to go to in Edinburgh. They’re a little hard to find, but so worth it.

My 2nd favorite Coldplay album.

My 2nd favorite Coldplay album.

lol

I live in such a shithole. I’m just gonna say that no matter how popular you were in high school, it didn’t matter, and never did. It’s what you make of yourself in your years to come.

I think if I were to be like anyone, it’d be Robin Williams. Cheering people up, being generous, making people laugh, greeting and chatting with fans…. When I’m gone I want to be remembered as someone who lit up the room. Someone who was positive and warm.

When cancer takes a life, we blame cancer. Depression is a disease. Don’t blame the victim for losing the fight.

We lost a legend today. Mrs. Doubtfire is my favorite movie, and since I am looking to do comedy in film…. It’s important to remember that you shouldn’t care what other people think and just be as wacky as you can. He’s always been one of my inspirations in comedy. I found a quote that I will live by from now on. “You’re only given one little spark of madness. You mustn’t lose it.” Who cares what other people think about you. Fuck them. I wish that I had his quick mind. He could come up with witty responses so fast.

When I learned about his passing, I felt like crying. The person who has given us Mrs. Doubtfire, The Birdcage, Good Will Hunting, Flubber, Good Morning Vietnam, and Hook, is gone forever. He was an important part of everyone’s childhood, one way or the other. He was such a kind, loving, caring, hilarious, quick minded, gentle soul. And the whole world will miss him. Even though he’s gone, he will continue to shine, make us laugh, and inspire for generations to come.

Edinburgh. You can see why I love this city so much. It’s a city that takes you back in time. So majestic. It’s rustic, but elegant. And there is no city in the world like it.

What’s also really cool is that a year or so ago, I learned that my great Grandfather was from Edinburgh… (Hence the last name, Duncan). Which is why I’m so taken by this city and The UK.



These aren’t my photos, they’re from Beautiful Edinburgh on Facebook.

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The amazing thing about music is, sometimes it just matches the scenery.

Edinburgh….. I remember the first time I went. We traveled through train, and once we left the station in a cab, I rolled the windows down in the backseat, and I was absolutely speechless. It literally took my breath away. Out of all the cities I’ve been to in Europe, this was the most beautiful I had ever seen.
One night, my mom and my aunt decided to go downstairs, to the bar in the hotel, so I was all by myself. We stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel on The Royal Mile, and we had the street view. So I grabbed my CD player (hey it was 2007, ok?!) and I put on Whistle for the Choir by The Fratellis. I was staring out the window like Remi from Ratatouille (pictured above), I was absolutely mesmerized by this city. We only stayed for a day and a night, so we didn’t get to do much. Which broke my heart.
I remember using the computer in the lobby to go on myspace (lol), and there was a pub right next door. I remember wishing I could go and meet new people. Now, I think I’ll have the chance to do that this time. Meet some crazy, hilarious, extremely witty Scottish people. It’s good now, I guess… Since I’m legal drinking age…..
I always like to take some time of my own and go on a little walk by myself. With nothing but my thoughts and my music. I like discovering cities that way. I have a good sense of direction, so it’s hard for me to ever get lost. I’d rather do my own stuff and see the sights on my own time, than go on a group tour.
This trip is helping me get my mind off of being stuck in this town. I’m already looking at hotels in Edinburgh, and researching the streets…. which way is closest to The Royal Mile, where all the nearest pubs are…. I’m so excited that I get to spend time there again. All I think about is walking around, taking in all of the old architecture. It’s such a breathtaking city.

Edinburgh….. I remember the first time I went. We traveled through train, and once we left the station in a cab, I rolled the windows down in the backseat, and I was absolutely speechless. It literally took my breath away. Out of all the cities I’ve been to in Europe, this was the most beautiful I had ever seen.

One night, my mom and my aunt decided to go downstairs, to the bar in the hotel, so I was all by myself. We stayed at the Radisson Blu hotel on The Royal Mile, and we had the street view. So I grabbed my CD player (hey it was 2007, ok?!) and I put on Whistle for the Choir by The Fratellis. I was staring out the window like Remi from Ratatouille (pictured above), I was absolutely mesmerized by this city. We only stayed for a day and a night, so we didn’t get to do much. Which broke my heart.

I remember using the computer in the lobby to go on myspace (lol), and there was a pub right next door. I remember wishing I could go and meet new people. Now, I think I’ll have the chance to do that this time. Meet some crazy, hilarious, extremely witty Scottish people. It’s good now, I guess… Since I’m legal drinking age…..

I always like to take some time of my own and go on a little walk by myself. With nothing but my thoughts and my music. I like discovering cities that way. I have a good sense of direction, so it’s hard for me to ever get lost. I’d rather do my own stuff and see the sights on my own time, than go on a group tour.

This trip is helping me get my mind off of being stuck in this town. I’m already looking at hotels in Edinburgh, and researching the streets…. which way is closest to The Royal Mile, where all the nearest pubs are…. I’m so excited that I get to spend time there again. All I think about is walking around, taking in all of the old architecture. It’s such a breathtaking city.

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! I’M GOING TO THE UK THIS OCTOBER!!! Gonna buy my plane tickets next month!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so FUCKING HAPPY AND EXCITED.

IT’S OFFICIAL!!!!! I’M GOING TO THE UK THIS OCTOBER!!! Gonna buy my plane tickets next month!!!!!!!!!!!!! I’m so FUCKING HAPPY AND EXCITED.