I sneezed.

I have no idea why I’ve got lesser pictures to share each post I write.. But it doesn’t mean I don’t have any!

Outside the New York Historical Society

 

Mind you, it’s not the Natural History Museum, it’s completely different. This museum is about 4 stories high I think.. Didn’t manage to explore the whole museum because I got in late. All I managed was the first floor – about World War I. It was amazing, seeing pictures of soldiers fighting for their country, the family of soldiers awaiting their return, praying they will come home safe. I love seeing how patriotic people back then were.

I moved on to the next floor – the Gallery of Tiffany lamps. It’s a beautiful gallery for a collection of dragonfly shade lamps, glass shades designed by both Louis C. Tiffany (yes, Tiffany and Co.) and Clara Driscoll. Before visiting the museum, I looked through it online and it seems like everyone was really impressed by this part of the museum so I had to make sure no matter what, I’d visit this part even if I have to sacrifice the others.​

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​Trust me, the lamps were gorgeous. I tried looking for them online, just to see how much they’re currently worth. Obviously, I could find them on Amazon and again, obviously they aren’t genuine ones. More like Tiffany lamps inspired.

The Objects Tell Stories exhibition was next. Unfortunately, I had to rush through this part because it was almost closing time and I could sense that I was gonna be halau-ed out.​

​I seemed to have an obsession with chairs at that time. And I do have a good explanation for this! For the past 2 or 3 months, I have been using the chair for our kitchen table as my room chair. Obviously it’s not comfy at all, it’s IKEA – light wooden chair. Nope, not comfy at all. So I’ve been looking all over for a cheap chair.. and I managed to find one! on Facebook Marketplace!​

​Joe was nice enough to help me collect the chair from the owner who lives not too far from Grand Central Station. Turns out this girl is moving back home to (I can’t remember where oops) and I’m guessing she wants to get rid of her stuff asap so she decided to give away the chair FOC! Yeap, FREE of charge. When I messaged her on Fb, I was praying so hard she’d still have it because good deals always get snatched fast.​

​Joke: I’ll never have to worry ’bout not having a seat in the subway rofl. Funny thing was.. The train was empty and there were ample vacant seats.. And there I was, afraid I wouldn’t get to sit.. So yes. Now I’ve got a pretty orange comfy chair in my room and.. it’s so sofffftttttt. I still love it 😉

The funniest and least expected thing happened just a couple of days ago, I can’t stop smiling just thinking how absurd it was. You know how chokers are in trend again, right? Of course I gotta channel my inner fashionable self so I got myself a choker too.

A different choker but still a choker.

You guessed it, I broke my choker. Not too hard to figure out, huh? This is the challenging part – wanna guess how I broke it?

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In case you didn’t notice the title of this post..

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Fine.

I sneezed.

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Funny, huh? Are you laughing now? Because I am.. No worries, I’m not wearing a choker now so that’s not gonna happen again. Yes, I sneezed and it broke. The power of a sneeze. Don’t play play.

Moving on to another wtf moment..​

​ I just had to share this.. Choco went crazy and couldn’t stop spurting out of the bottle. I left it in the sink and it just.. did its thing :O Such a mess having to clean up after but it’s funny seeing this happened rofl.

I can’t remember whether I mentioned the current book I’m reading, which is

I’m honestly still interested in startups, how the “business” functions and how they stay competitive. Startups are very different from traditional business so this book is great to see past the surface of successful startups. I’m almost done with it, it’s taking a while because I read prolly like 1% of the book whenever I’m on the train.. Give me some more time :/ Whether you’re interested in joining startups, I think this is a good book just to have an insight of how most of the greatest companies now stay on top of the market.

Look out for my next post btw! I’m pretty excited to share how my last weekend went (:

Tata for now!

I went through my previous blog post and I realized there were a few grammatical errors/general errors so I corrected it! And I added something extra in the post (: You can go check it out!

Hm. So what happened between dog sitting and today.. I’m wrecking my brain trying to remember it because I so wanna share it with ya! Ah yes, here goes.

I visited a really cool EXhibition 2-3 weeks back. Can you figure out what it is just by looking at the word? In case you didn’t know (because I didn’t know too), there is an actual Museum of Broken Relationships and they have got ongoing travelling exhibitions so NYC was part of their tour. It was in Flatiron, not too far away from my cafe so I decided to pop by. It’s not a very big place but it’s so amazing, definitely something new!

 

​ It is a space for people to share their heartbreak stories or anything relating to their past relationships. There were items being displayed and next to it was a description of how much the item meant to the person who possessed it and why it mattered. There were wedding photobooks (really heartbreaking omg) and a lot of random stuff, stuff that doesn’t matter much to us but to certain people, there is a story behind it and how it changed someone’s lifestyle.

To some people, this is just a cigarette box to help them relief their stress or whatever they are going through, or even some other reason that made them turn to smoking. But to this person, it’s such a sweet thing for his ex girlfriend to do that. There are 7 billion people in the world and everyone has a story to tell. There were other items there too, I think I saw an iron haha. It was hard to read everything because it’s a really small space and there were quite a lot of people visiting it.

My favorite part was reading the notes/messages people left for the exes, messages that they probably never got to convey to the other party.

I found this super funny haha! Great to know that exes can be sort of “friends” too, I suppose. Or maybe they’re not friends but it’s good enough being able to hang out together lol. There were TOO MANY messages hanging, almost impossible to read them all. Some were full or rage, some were filled with sadness, there were so much emotions in just a couple of words on a piece of paper.

I could feel how much she meant it.

So anyway, I didn’t hang around for too long. On my way to the subway, I was handed this:

This definitely made me feel a little less down after reading those heartbreaking messages.

So I remember that was the day the subway system went totally nuts. In the morning, the A train apparently was delayed to the point where the subway station was flooded with people, all the way up the stairs and people were crowding around in front of the shops next to the station. And the line at the bus stop was crazy too. Well, NYC is notoriously known for it’s crappy subway system or the subway station being dirty and smelly. Never thought I’d go through this. No, how can I say that. I’m living here, bound to go through that sometime soon.​

 

​I was waiting for the E train at a different station that day. It took forever for the train to come and when it finally came, it was jam packed! Like sardine squashed. Nobody got off the train so obviously nobody could get on it. Pretty crazy huh. Didn’t have a choice but to wait for the next train and the same thing happened! Crazy packed. Argh. I was so annoyed because I was waiting for at least 30 mins and it’s so hot down at the station, there was no air circulation and the number of people just kept growing. When I finally got on it, gosh I think the girl next to me smelled so bad, not too sure whether it was her but I’m guessing it is. Didn’t have a choice of course, had to hold my breath the entire ride home T.T It took me 2 hours to get home that day when it usually takes about.. slightly more than hour. One can be real exhausted just by going on a subway journey.

Moving on, I’m really hungry right now and I’m gonna be talking about food. It’s a real torture but I’m willing to go through this. For you (: Food ain’t in order, btw.

First off, been a little obsessed with Pokebowls lately..

These two babies are from Pokeworks. I got the normal Pokebowl with brown rice and the I love choosing my own meat and toppings 😀 It’s the best $11.92 because it can keep me full til AFTER dinner. 2 meals for $11.92. It’s delicious! I tried another Pokebowl place two days ago which is located at Financial District. Can’t remember the name of the shop but I remember the ingredients ain’t as fresh as the ones at Pokeworks. Nevertheless, great try!

Siu yuk, char siew and duck

Lesson here: never get food when you’re starving because you’ll order more than you should, overeat then feel guilty for eating way too much. And it’s worse for me because I got SO SLEEPY after this meal and I actually fell asleep on the grass when I was chilling at the park. Ps. I don’t even like duck so ya see what I mean? Don’t get food when you’re starving. Or just have some self control.

Korean food

There’s a food court on 34th, the Korean Street and they have really affordable food. On average, bout $10 which is considered good for Manhattan. I don’t remember what exactly this is, probably pork. It’s making me hungry now. Something was wrong with me that week because I was craving for rice so much. Just feel like that’s the only thing that will keep me full. Mind you, I never liked rice in the past. Next up –

Falafel sandwich

Again, I was looking for something affordable and I was introduced to Maoz which is next to Union Square. I never had falafel before so having to fill my sandwich with toppings was difficult because I didn’t know how to get the sauce and veggie to reach the bottom. It got too dry after munching off half the sandwich and having all the veggie gone D: Will definitely go back for another sandwich after I learn how to get as much toppings as I can on it!

Fries from Baohaus

Tried Baohaus for it’s famous Pau with pork belly and I didn’t know that the pau is TINY. And I thought one portion came with 2 paus. Come on, 2 paus for $3.55 (or was it more than $4, can’t really remember), what was I thinking. But I finished the entire bowl of Taro fries so having 1 pau is definitely enough. Didn’t manage to get a picture of the pau because as you can see from the pic above, the lighting was really bad. I’m thinking whether I’ll actually return for the pau. Maybe when I want something light and to satisfy my pau cravings hmm.

So.. I’m done with food pictures. And I am so so hungry because I haven’t had dinner. Maybe I should grab a pastry while enjoying the latest episode of Game of Thrones..

Monkey

How is the week going? (:

Just in case you’re having a not-so-good week, here’s some tasty chocs!


So it’s been two weeks, I have been meaning to share my first dog-sitting experience here!

Meet Monkey the morkie
My duty began on Friday night and ended on Monday night as my cousin, Yvonne was away on vacay with her fiance. I’d go over to her place at night (mind you, her place is so cozy, I’m so jealous!) and watch some TV and then fall asleep and head back to my place the next morning. I feel bad for leaving Monkey home alone during the day but I really have to head back to mine as it’s more convenient for me. Thanks to technology, there’s a camera my cousin have so she can keep an eye out for Monkey and an app to throw treats out to her. At least Monkey has got food and won’t starve to death.

It’s my first time taking care of a dog so luckily she seemed normal the first two nights, jumping around when I opened the door and needed some affection and attention from me. Then she’d be a really good girl, climb onto the bed then pass out right next to me. It’s so cute having her sleep next to me and not bother me but she gets up so early (5am!) so can you imagine having a dog sitting right in front of you and watching you sleep. Yes, creepy.

I really love her. Not picking up her poop though. That’s the shitty part of the job. No pun intended *wink


That is until I went over on Sunday night. Keep in mind that I had work the next morning and I gotta catch the 6am bus so I’ll have to get up at 5am to get ready. But since I was at my cousin’s place, I gotta get up at 430am to check on Monkey and make sure the house is in a good condition, go back to my place and get ready for work. 430am is freaking early geez, I completely forgot the sun doesn’t rise til like 530am. It’s only 4 blocks apart but walking in the dark does creep me out a little..

Like the past two nights, I opened the door and Monkey greeted me by jumping all over me, wanting all the attention from me, as usual. Things were going all right and like the past two nights, I turned on my laptop and watched some shows to keep myself entertained. And then the problem started. She started getting aggressive and she wouldn’t listen to me and kept running to the pile of snacks and she wasn’t drinking her water and she just kept staring at me. I tried to get her to calm down, put her on the bed and even hugged her but she’d run away from me towards the snacks. I never had a dog before so I really don’t know how to read dogs’ minds.

I figured maybe she wanted food because she wasn’t eating from her bowl. I laid out the different snacks and told her to pick one then gave her the one she chose. She’d grab it and run away with the snack then leave the snack at a corner and run back to the pile and just stare at me with those cute puppy eyes. HOW TO RESIST THEM. That was when I got a little annoyed because I didn’t know what to do.

After a while, I realized I should change her water because even you wouldn’t drink water which is 2 days old. And right after I changed it, she drank a little. Oh damn, should’ve done that earlier. I felt so bad cuz I didn’t realize it was my fault for not changing the water. Okay, one problem settled at least. I still couldn’t figure out what’s wrong with the food. And Idk why she just can’t sit still like the previous two nights!

This is the part that freaked me out. She started barking and I got angry so I told her to keep quiet in a very stern voice because it’s 12 freaking am. No way you’re barking at that hour! And she’d stand on the bed and stare at the door. Wtf??? There’s only two reasons that I had in mind:

  1. There’s someone at the door and he/she is gonna break in and I’ll possibly get raped wtf and my cousin is gonna come home and find her things missing and her place in a mess!
  2. There’s no one there. Dirty stuff. Ahem, you know. I hope you know what I’m talking about.

And they’re both scary shit!! AND she was facing the door the ENTIRE night. The only justification is that she really misses my cousin. I got really scared so I called my cousin, I feel bad for interrupting her sleep but I had to, it’s her dog we’re talking about. But she assured me that Monkey gets all agitated when she and her fiance isn’t around, it’s pretty normal. So yes, she misses my cousin.

Since I had to get up at 4 freaking 30 am, I really needed to hit the sack. I only had 4 hours to rest and I desperately needed it. But Monkey was bothering me the whole night! She couldn’t sleep and she was crying and bumping my arm, as if she doesn’t want me to sleep and she wants me to hug her and assure her that my cousin will be back soon. Gosh. The entire night!!! Girl, aren’t you tired??

I.had.enough.

I had something important to attend to on Tuesday so I told my mum she’s gonna fill in for me on Monday night. The worst thing that happened – which really hurt me was that Monkey was on her best behavior when my mum went over! She was exactly how she was the first two nights when I was with her! Woah. What.the.hell.

I still can’t figure her out. The only explanation – she was too tired from bothering me the previous night she figured that she’s better off sleeping.


Just can’t figure her out.

How am I gonna get a dog then? Sigh.

Update: I forgot to share how amazing ALEXA is!! My cousin connected her standing light to Alexa and it’s quite a walk from the bed to the light. It’s not being lazy because how’re you gonna walk back from the light to the bed after you turn it off? You’ll be tripping over or bumping into things.

Here it is:

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B.a.b.y

My first movie in a movie theater in New York Citaaaayyyy! Went to AMC Empire 25 at 42nd St for this movie and I just had the whole Phantom of the Opera kind of feel when I walked took the escalator up but I didn’t take photos because I was afraid I’d be judged *giggles

The last time I saw Ansel Elgort on screen was The Fault in Our Stars which I didn’t exactly enjoy please don’t kill me. I remember when I went for the movie and it finally ended, the girls next to me were crying and I was just “hmm.. is it really that sad?” and the friend I went to the movies with yawned so loud. Wtf why did you even yawn so loud -.-

So back to the movie: Ansel Elgort is a young getaway driver who is working for a crime boss and he has got a good heart. I think this says all lol. So the movie is about his “crimes” and meeting a young beautiful girl (Lily James) and how they ended up together. Imo, I loved the flow of the story until towards the end.. Got a little dramatic but it’s good overall. Worth the 94% Rotten Tomato rating.

I kept trying to remember where I’ve seen Lily James before this movie. And I finally remember, CINDERELLA! And then I found out she was in War and Peace which I didn’t finish lol. I’ve got one episode left I think.. Or two. Kinda got lazy heh.

This is my first movie in a movie theater in New York City so it deserves a post of its own. I was at 42nd St before the movie started for dinner and since it’s Times Square, my goodness, the amount of people there is CRAZZZZYYYYY. Everyone’s just standing everywhere, mostly tourist though and I can’t look at my phone while crossing the road which I’m not supposed to be doing but I’m sure everyone does it.

I headed to Manhattan pretty early so I chilled at Kinokuniya for a bit cuz the AC is necessary. It’s so damn hot outside recently *rolls eyes

 


Heheheh #gameofthrones. Speaking of that, I have yet to start on Season 7. No spoilers!

Then I headed to Wasabi Sushi & Bento for a quick dinner. I had a pretty heavy lunch so I wasn’t starving, a nice light dinner will be good.

I didn’t take a photo of my dinner so I got this off Google. Relax, there’s a reason why I’m sharing this with you.

When I finished my pork, I wasn’t really satisfied with my dinner and my friend pointed out that I’ve got so much rice left and that I didn’t touch my rice at all! LIES! I was eating my meat AND my rice together. So this proves that there’s not enough meat and too much rice! And I spent about $11 on that. Thank goodness I wasn’t hungry or else I’d be so grumpy with the amount of meat in it. I knew I should’ve gone to Five Guys for a nice yummy burger and dabao lots and lots of peanuts to the movies *giggles

No, I was kidding about dabao-ing the peanuts. Or maybe I wasn’t 😉

NYC sights

It’s been two weeks, I apologize. And busy is not a good enough excuse, I know.  Oh gosh, I gotta start from the 4th of July eh.. I didn’t take photos actually :/

 


My first 4th of July! And I was at the Brooklyn Bridge Park (which apparently didn’t have a very good view of the fireworks). It was a long day, I had work that day so I didn’t wanna spend so much time killing my brain cells thinking of where to go. Verdict: Brooklyn Bridge Park it is!

A week later, I met up with a Malaysian friend, Amelia.


My goodness, the meal was incredible. I can’t stop thinking of the blueberry pie – which was the pie of the day. Amelia told me the pecan pie is absolutely delicious and yes, I’m definitely going back to try it. 2 weeks later and I’m still thinking about that meal, definitely the first place I’d go to celebrate getting a job *crosses fingers

Amelia and I decided to do a little touring around the city after lunch and guess where we went..

Yes, we went to see animals. I love seeing animals being so fat, it means that they’re being fed so well *cough unlike the ones I saw back home cough*

 

​They are so so cute!

 


Just look at them!

And penguin land was adorable. They’re all so fat!

 

Now tell me you wanna bring them back and cuddle them to bed. If it doesn’t eat you, of course.

About 2 weekends ago, I had the best surprise. Wasn’t a huge thing where I got flowers or some super hot and cute guy popped up at my doorstep. Hey hey, a girl can only dream huh.

My Chandler and Joey ❤

I got a call from these two ❤ You have no idea how much I miss them. 10 years and I still love them both to bits. I love seeing them both quarreling and teasing each other, they seriously look like a couple when they do that #meanttobe

Then I headed out on my journey. To the New York Botanical Garden in Bronx.

The picture says it all lol

It will take me forever to get there if I took the subway so I tried the Metro North train where I boarded on from Grand Central Terminal and it takes about 20 mins to get there. Unfortunately the Metro Card doesn’t work for this train so tickets have to be purchased.


This sandwich is so worth my $8.50. I enjoyed eating it so much while on the train! You see how full the sandwich is? There’s just so much ingredients in it. Don’t get me wrong, I feel that $8.50 is expensive for a sandwich in general (c’mon nothing in NYC is cheap) but the reason why I said it’s worth it is because I have come across an $8.50 “sandwich” which has only a few pieces of ham and cheese. Just ham and cheese. Nothing else. Imo, that sandwich is expensive af, hence I felt like this sandwich is worth every penny.


So 20 mins later, I reached the garden. Then was when I almost got a heart attack.

YOU GOTTA PAY TO ENTER THE GARDEN?? WHAT?? HOW DID I MISS THAT?? Okay fine, since I already bought my train ticket here, I can’t not enter.. Pay la pay la.. WOAH WHAT?? $28?? TWENTY FREAKING EIGHT DOLLARS? Wtf this garden made of gold meh. It’s just a huge piece of land with grass and a few fancy places like:

 

​The Rose Garden. It definitely isn’t worth $28. However, I remembered that I’ve got this City Pass card that my mum’s friend lend me so I got in for free! Phew. Thank god. That totally saved my pocket. NYC taught me that there is no such thing as budget activities. No matter how much try, you definitely will be spending money without expecting it.

Ok now I’m gonna talk about how NYC has disappointed me AGAIN. *drum roll please*

See how many people were crowding around and disrupting traffic?

 


I really can’t blame the drivers for being so impatient. Note: this is understandable when drivers honk non stop and not randomly honk just because the car in front took 2 seconds longer to move after the traffic light turns green. Tsk.


Hmm.. Where’s the sun? Why do I not see the sun? Where’s the absolutely stunning view everyone’s waiting for?? Oh no, why do I see people leaving? The guys with huge fancy cameras are walking away with their tripods!

Yep, Manhattanhenge 2017 is a disappointment. Again.

So in my last post I shared a photo of a couple and their bridesmaids and groomsmen in Central Park. Guess what?


It’s pretty cool to have wedding pictures/videos in New York City’s famous landmarks, pretty mainstream but who cares, right?

Alice Dubious

Kate Quinn is absolutely amazing, I never thought I’d love this book so much.

Just in case you’re clueless like me, The Alice Network does exist during World War I and II. Such a beautiful book written about how women are just as patriotic and willing to give their all and contribute to their country. And not just by attending to the wounds of soldiers as nurses.

The book is about two women – Charlotte who is a pregnant teen and she was on her way to Switzerland to get rid of her Little Problem as back in the day, being pregnant and unwed brings shame to the family. Eve is a drunken, middle age woman just getting by each day. Not to mention cranky and she’s got a temper. She was a spy who was part of The Alice Network about 30 years ago. The story brings these two women together as they set out on a journey which leads to Eve discovering more than just her past but also witnessing how Charlotte grew into a fine young lady. Both brave, courageous and smart.

Trust me when I saw I was hooked onto the book! I loved taking the train so I could take out my Kindle to read it, I’ve been skipping my job applications night to read a little of it before bed. It was such an amazing story! And I was a little sad when I was finishing the book. I wasn’t too happy with the ending, though it was written well and both women found peace with themselves. It was merely because I was sad it was over. That’s how good the book is!

It wasn’t til the end of the book where I found out The Alice Network existed back then! And some of the characters are actually real! Eve and Charlotte, however are fictional characters. In the book Eve stutters a lot and Kate Quinn was inspired by her husband who stutters too. So she decided to create a character that could use her weakness as a strength and not just a strong woman she was but one that is willing to put herself in danger and carried out her job perfectly well for her country.

Prior to reading this book, I never thought I’d like historical fiction, especially one that revolves around powerful, courageous women and mainly about a love story. Definitely gonna be looking for more books like this. Of course I can’t give up romance easily, they are after all not needed to use that much of brain cells rofl.

Moving on, I’ll be reading Platform Revolution. Gonna be some heavy information but I’m sure if I put in enough attention, I’d get something out of it.

Happy midweek! (:

Row row row your boat, gently down the stream

And I forgot what the words are after that..

It’s  JULY!  Update: I’m still desperately looking for a full time job.

So I finally went rowing woohoo! Mind you, I didn’t row 😦 I wanted to! But I figured that I didn’t wanna risk the lives on the boat by exchanging seats in the middle of the lake and get it off balance and fall in the water and drown and not enjoy NYC anymore.


The view is of course, fantastic. Sitting on a boat in the middle of the lake, having buildings, greens, people in sight, it was marvelous. It was beautiful. I’m no professional photographer so my pictures aren’t the best but I tried!


As we were rowing around the lake, there were a couple of animals that were grabbing everyone’s attention. There was the turtle (in the picture above) suntanning haha.

 

And you can tell which one is willing to put in an effort to get tanned

There was also a very fat raccoon but my boat was a little too far from it and by the time we got nearer to it, it ran away to the other side and I couldn’t snap a picture of it. But it’s really fat, I wonder what has it been munching on.

 


It was a really beautiful day to hang out at Central Park, a little too humid and way too sunny but nevertheless, perfect to be outside. I suppose summer is the best time to get married and shoot wedding photos which was what I witnessed, a couple who just got married and brought their squad along to the park for some romantic photos. What caught my attention was this


We were wondering why there was a woman dressed in black?! (Chinese people would totally flip if anyone were to dress in black on such an auspicious day lol.) Turns out she’s part of the groom’s squad! And I immediately thought of LEON WEE! He can totally dress in white and join the group of awesome ladies during our my Alison’s wedding! I cannot wait to see that happen *giggles

Sitting from afar on the grass, I had such an amazing view of i-don’t-know-what-building-that-is and the lake. Until it started pouring! That got messy, getting wet in the rain, looking at people on the boats trying to find shelter, most of them were hiding under the bridge haha. Imagine how much extra they’ll get charged. Oh yes, we got our boats from The Loeb Boathouse which costs $15 an hour with a $20 deposit which of course is refunded back after you’re done. A lil ex imo but this price is pretty much standard in Manhattan.

Of course I treated myself to Korean after that, I’ve been craving for this for a while.

The past week (or two) has been pretty great. My cousin from Malaysia came to visit for a couple of days and I tried new stuff such as

Greek food at Kefi

And tried to spark an interest in art. Which.. I guess if it’s not for you, it’s not for you.

 

I feel like I can related to this art lol. Below is the explanation/description of this piece by Pablo.


And of course, this. It’s not new to me but it’s something I’d go back for. Only when I crave for it though. It’s way too heavy to keep having it.


I had my favorite ice cream too! Because it’s yam and I haven’t had yam ice cream in a long time.


The last weekend, I finally got on the carousel which I have wanted to do so since a month ago!


It was pretty awkward because they were all kids! The only adults on it were the parents accompanying their children.. -.- Yea, pretty damn weird. Lol.

The same day itself was the NYC Pride March  to show support for the LGBT community. I didn’t follow the march from the beginning to the end, only caught a glimpse of it when I was waiting for my friend for dinner at Korean town.

Another “adventure” last Friday but it was so disappointing! I’ve been planning to visit the Little Red Lighthouse for quite a while. Came across this on TimeOut as it was opened to the public a couple of weekends back. Obviously I missed it but I still wanted to take a look at it. The Little Red Lighthouse was made famous by an author who wrote about it in a children’s book to explain that even though you’re little, it doesn’t mean you’re not of any use. My journey was then planned.

I took a 1.5 hour train all the way uptown and then I had to walk for about 20 mins to the park because the lighthouse is located in it. Thank god for Google Maps which brought me there without any problem. I did my research online and people were giving directions but I guess that was before Google Maps. The path to the park was quiet and tbh, I got a little scared even though it was daylight.


So this Lighthouse is located at Fort Washington Park along the Hudson River and it is the only remaining lighthouse in Manhattan. It served as a warning for ships making their way down the narrow river that separates New York and New Jersey back in the day. In the book, the Lighthouse and the George Washington bridge formed a friendship but eventually, the Lighthouse felt dwarfed by it and felt that he wasn’t of much use. Until the bridge reminded him that he is still master of the river.

Here is a panoramic view from the New York side of the Hudson River overlooking New Jersey.

I was disappointed because I thought the journey to the Lighthouse will be more challenging that it was. Nevertheless, I’ve always wanted to see it and I did. So that’s one thing off my list. And I’ll have to look out for more things to see and get my list growing.

There is also my eating adventure. Not the most interesting. And it’s more of my brother’s eating adventure lol.

A $26 sandwich after tax

This is the Pastrami sandwich from Katz Delicattesen which is so expensive for two pieces of bread and meat in between. It tastes so good though! I can understand why so many people flock to this deli everyday/weekend. It’s just not somewhere I’ll keep going back for because, well, because it’s a freaking $26 sandwich. That figure doesn’t sound too absurd if it were in RM but mind you, it’s USD we’re talking about.


I wanted ice cream quite badly after that because it was such a scorching hot day! We came across this and my uber greedy brother wanted all the toppings on the menu after we realized that it’s unlimited toppings for the $7 ice cream. Not bad. But way too much toppings and way too sweet. Sugar overloaded Sunday, it was. I gotta make sure I start my diet asap.

“Look at my muffin tops”

So that was two weekends for you. Let me end this post with cute pictures.

Say hello to lil grumpy here

And my brother promised to buy me these for my birthday *giggles

Now I’m gonna have a pair of bedroom slippers for winter yay!