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A trip down Graffiti Alley in Toronto Canada

After a very long Megabus ride from Philly (almost 11 hours including two 20 minute layovers) I finally made it to Canada!

Today marks day #1 of my solo adventure and I had a great time exploring downtown Toronto.

You may be asking why the heck I opted for such a long bus trip and the truth is I was just being cheap lol the bus ticket was only $30.

When you purchase Megabus tickets in advance you can travel almost anywhere at a discounted price (compared to flying).

Anyway, ITS COLD! The high today was only 29 degrees and it was pretty windy (not too far off from Philadelphia temperatures right now so I was prepared).

I’m just thankful it wasn’t snowing today and there was barely any evidence of last week’s snowfall so it’s all good.

Although the temperatures are pretty cold I felt nothing but positive vibes from the warm welcome of Toronto today.

I dedicated my morning to exploring on foot and it was pretty simple figuring out my way around downtown.

Although my phone didn’t work a lick and there weren’t any available WiFi networks to connect to, I found the places I had been researching prior, just fine.

The streets were pretty familiar thanks Google maps (especially street view)!

Streets like Augusta & Queen (near Graffiti Alley), Bay Street, University Ave, and some other major landmarks (like Union Station) were so easy to find.

I’m only passing through Toronto and for the short time I had to spend here I needed to visit Graffiti Alley!

I think street art is so beautiful. There is an entire section in Toronto dedicated to this type of art and it’s dubbed “Graffiti Alley.”

Think of the artist and how FREE they are in the moments of creating these pieces.

I enjoyed the art as well as the extremely friendly people I met why exploring.

One thing I’ve learned already from traveling solo is that there really are some kind hearted people out here (the kindness started with my Megabus driver letting me on the bus early to get me out of the cold so shout out to him and the entire South Philly!!!)…

I didn’t get much time to do the traditional touristy things (I managed to get some great pictures of the UN tower though; I couldn’t miss that lol) but nonetheless my day was unforgettable.

Stay tuned for the rest of my solo adventures this week! I’m traveling to London, Portugal, & Paris. Follow me on IG for more @mystik.y & @youngloudproud

More blog posts coming soon!

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Come and see me

Doesn’t make sense now
Shit just got real, things are getting intense now
I hear you talkin’ ’bout we a lot, oh, you speak French now?
Giving me the signs so I gotta take a hint now
I hit you up like “Do you wanna hang right now?”
On the East Side and you know I’m with the gang right now
You say do I own a watch, do I know what time it is right now
It’s after 2AM and that’s asking a lot of you right now

All she talkin’ bout is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me
All she ever say is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me

I been up for two whole days thinking what I did to keep you going
Thumbing through the voicemails that you left me telling me where I went wrong
I’ll admit I’m sorry when I feel I’m truly sorry
Things change, people change, feelings change too
Never thought the circumstances woulda changed you
You said you never traded no, (Yeah you said that)
And I believed you when they told me don’t, (Yeah thought you meant that)
But either way you’re still invited and I can’t even lie to you

Swear these days all you say is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me
All she hit me with is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me

Why you gotta start girl, why you gotta start?
I know we make time for the things that we want
I know you got another nigga tryna play the part
Just ’cause he got a heart don’t mean he got heart
Could be standing in a field, and he still ain’t in the field
If anything should change then I thought we had a deal
Lately you keep questioning what you get out the deal
Doing things to make me feel the way I make you feel
How hard is it to let you know when I’m coming home
That way you could be prepared, maybe take a couple sick days and not miss pay
I don’t even know what things are looking like inside of your place and how it’s decorated
This thing is getting one-sided, I can’t even lie to you right now

All she talkin’ bout is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me
All she hit me with is come and see me for once
Come and see me for once
You don’t ever come to me, you don’t ever come to me

@partynextdoor my new favorite song.

-Maya

Thanking you now 👁❤️

“All of my “let’s just be friends” are friends I don’t have anymore…” -Drake, Views 2016

“VIEWS” reminds me why Drake is among my favorite artists. When I listen to Drake, I find so much relevance.
One thing I’ve learned from the various friendships and relationships I’ve had, being in my 20s, is that sometimes change is OK, and you have to let go of people.
I previously thought it was something wrong in not staying connected to people who you once claimed to love or like a whole lot. Now I know that people are constantly changing: improving & maturing and that is inevitable so not everyone can maintain the same types of relationships.
I always talk with my girlfriends about our past relationships, the lessons we’ve learned from them, and even admitting that there are certain characteristics we miss. Realizing that space we’re in now, we’re thankful.

I know that it takes courage and strength to move past a situation when you can’t see past it.

One of my favorite songs on VIEWS is “Keep the family close” because it is an important message in it.

It is everything I wanted to say to my best friend after we separated after graduating high school, my first boyfriend and last. It’s mixed emotions of regret disappointment and anger; it’s a projection of what is and what could’ve been if things had been a bit different.
Don’t harbor on the past relationships we often put pressure on ourselves to change when that is inevitable. It’s the type of change that need to evaluation, and the realization that the change shouldn’t be for other people but ourselves.
-Maya

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