Tales of the City #12: The Last Days

January 2015 My last days in the States were bittersweet ones, in fact, I didn’t know they were my last. After winter break I was meant to stay in the city for a bit even after withdrawing my enrolment from Fordham but things didn’t pan out as expected and I suddenly had to buy a ticket going home. Plenty of tears were shed but there … Continue reading Tales of the City #12: The Last Days

Tales of the City #11: Christmastime

Christmastime is a really vibrant time to be in New York. My December was filled with fun and festive activities including a visit to the Central Park Zoo, gift shopping in Manhattan, taking selfies in front of the Rockefeller Centre tree, a hall decorating contest, and a dorm Christmas party. I also had the amazing opportunity to watch The Nutcracker by the New York City … Continue reading Tales of the City #11: Christmastime

Tales of the City #10: Thanksgiving in the Snow

November 28-30, 2014 It was a last minute decision for Alex and Madi to join me in Maine for Thanksgiving but I am so glad that it turned out that way. We arrived in Berwick near midnight and went straight to bed. When my cousins woke us up the next morning, they casually remarked that there was a snow storm. I did a double take … Continue reading Tales of the City #10: Thanksgiving in the Snow

Tales of the City #9: Vlog Date

November 14, 2014 My first ever attempt at a “vlog.” Alex and I went into Manhattan to get cookies (and fall in line) at the world famous Levain Bakery. Then we had hotdogs outside the MET before exploring the many interesting exhibits inside. The Temple of Dendur was closed off which was unfortunate so I hope to be able to visit again next time. We … Continue reading Tales of the City #9: Vlog Date

Tales of the City #8: Hawaiian Dinner Party

October 4, 2014 There are some experiences that you can’t quite explain. This night was one of them. I cannot find the right word to describe it at all. Maybe magical? Maybe mesmerising? I think I’d like to settle on the word inconceivable, because as much as it seems like there wasn’t anything extraordinary about that night, I really can’t, for the life of me, conjure up … Continue reading Tales of the City #8: Hawaiian Dinner Party

Tales of the City #7: Halloween in NY

October 30-31, 2014 The day before Halloween in 2014 was a turning point in my time living in New York that fall. It was the first time that I ventured into Manhattan all by my lonesome (even with a warning that it was gang initiation night in the Bronx ~oooooh~). I got lost and really cold but I didn’t give up finding the stuff I … Continue reading Tales of the City #7: Halloween in NY