So many first times I’ve had the past week:
- Received flowers for the first time since I got to NY
Jeremy was working with me that day and he went all “awwww flowerrrrsss!” haha my manager is so cute (sometimes). Debbie and Jose came in for the next shift and funny how no one noticed the flowers at the back despite walking in and out to grab milk from the fridge lol. I guess it’s because I left it in the box and now I know the other baristas are not nosy at all, they don’t even bother peeking.
The biggest challenge was bringing these beauties home. I had to carry the box with 2 hands (the pastries too) and walk about 10 mins to the subway station then made sure I had a seat in the train because I was exhausted from carrying them. When I got on the bus, it was sardine packed and I had them as close to me as possible, almost having them squashed 😦 But they survived, yay! And I did too.
- WATER SLIDEEEEEEE!
This 270 foot water slide was only available for 3 Saturdays and I made it to the last one phew. Glad I got to experience this in the middle of the citi. There were many activities going on and the best part.. THEY’RE ALL FREE!
And of course, being the Asian that I am
I was thinking whether to go back for the water slide for the second (and third) time but I got myself wet from head to toe (duh!) and it took forever for my pants to dry so.. nah..
- Char Chan Teng in Chinatown was the best option for food because we were close by and.. I wanted Asian food anyway.
- Museum of Chinese in America! In my opinion, this museum is.. quite a joke to me. Explaining how to Chinese came to America back in the day is interesting, it’s good to know how the Chinese community was formed back then.
Do ppl who visit this museum not know what a rice cooker is? Oh well, at least I can say I’ve visited this place!
- My first product from Benefit oo-la-laaaaaaa~
So Sephora has a weekly sale deal for 50% on selected items and it’s a different item every week. I’ve been looking around for brow products because yes, right now my brows are the biggest flaw on my face (that I know of). When I saw that Benefit’s brow kit will be selling for $17, YES I’M GETTING IT. The only downside of American/Western beauty products is that I can’t really find brow pencils/gel/powder in black. I came across Cover Girl who’s got it so Imma have to stick to it for now. And this brow kit too hehe. So lovely!
Headed over to Governor’s Island 3 Sundays ago for a picnic on an amazing sunny day! And sitting right next to the river felt really good as it was breezy and knowing me, I’m a real pig, I fell asleep.
I headed to JFK on Friday.. Just to get a packet of overpriced Doritos for $3
And here was the highlight of ma week:
It’s about a 2.5 hours drive out of New York City and I enjoyed the ride out of the busy, noisy streets. You don’t know this but I love car rides and train rides, I love staring out the window and just absorbing the beauty of green land and life outside the city. My train rides in England were absolutely enjoyable because they’ve got so much greenery and it’s nice seeing animals out there too *giggles
Along the way, we saw vineyards and pumpkin patches and several stores selling organic vegetables and fruits.
I found 3 packets in the front seat waiting for me when I opened the car door, it was a really great morning surprise. A really great one (:
I visited Montauk’s famous landmark – the Lighthouse and tbh, I wasn’t exactly impressed by it. There’re 137 steps to reach the top and they’re very strict about footwear – no heels are allowed. Unfortunately for me, I wanted to look pretty that day so I was wearing platforms 😦 But fortunately for me, there were extra flip flops in the car. They’re just a couple of sizes too big for me lol.
And I came across a really impressive ad.. Deng deng deng deng..
Pretty impressive huh, I wonder how much they spent on this..
Okay. The highlight of the day:
The appetizer was so so. I didn’t see anything special ’bout it. So I was hoping the main wasn’t gonna be a disappointment.
It’s been a while since I had this but I definitely remember it’s super tasty! One of it is cold (bottom), the other is hot (top) so it’s nice having 2 different types to try. They ain’t exactly cheap too, it’s based on the current market price for lobsters. The only downside of it is that the cold dish had celery in it ugh. You can guess by now that I dislike celery boooo.
This was absolutely amazing!! I can’t remember what exactly is in it, I think it’s blueberry, strawberry and apple crumble. It’s crispy on the outside, soft and warm on the inside with the different berries which makes it taste real good. Along with the cold, sweet ice cream, ooh, delicious!
Basically, my two weekends was enjoyable. Looking forward to more weekends like this (: