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spring break in nyc! — twirling pages

this yr, i spent my spring break in nyc and it was absolutelyyy superb! i ate rather a lot, saw so much, did quite a bit, and (in fact) took loads of footage, so i assumed i’d share a few of my favourite footage/experiences from break!

friday, march 15

this was my final day of class before spring break formally started! i had chinese in the morning, then went downtown to satisfy someone. since i was in koreatown, i decided to deal with myself and check out the matcha/taro tender serve from besfren! truthfully, 70% of the rationale i received it was just for the gram (i imply, look how fairly it’s!!), however i truly really appreciated it, so i’ve no regrets hahaha

for dinner, i went to xian famous meals with my buddies. i highly advocate their chrysanthemum tea – it’s nice and candy and not too expensive, and it’s only a really refreshing drink!

i ended the night time by toning my principally pale purple hair in an try and eliminate a few of the bizarre yellow-ish elements, but (to my shock) it ended up removing all of the remaining purple….. at the very least it kinda got rid of the brassiness too hahah

saturday, march 16

my good friend and that i both have march birthdays, so we determined to have fun collectively by going to flushing (aka where all the great low cost asian meals is)! it’s a reasonably long practice experience, however undoubtedly value it when you’ve got the time :))

she brought her good friend, and all of us went to nan xiang xiao long bao, a shanghainese restaurant. we ordered a number of totally different dishes, and my favorites have been undoubtedly the xiao long bao and the pan fried buns! we also found a dessert place, the place i attempted durian for the first time (i didn’t prefer it hahaha), and then additionally went to a boba shop referred to as teas me pricey. my buddies stated the milk tea there was reallyyyy good, however i couldn’t get any :((( this has undoubtedly been the toughest part of giving up boba for lent haha

finally, we went to queens botanical garden, which was nice regardless that there weren’t any flowers – we’ll undoubtedly have to go back in the spring. once we obtained again to campus, i bumped into a good friend, and we ended up chatting for a number of hours, which was sudden however actually great!

sunday, march 17

on sunday, i went to church as traditional, then grabbed lunch with the identical good friend i met saturday night time. we went to bangklyn (a small, quirky thai restaurant in east harlem), stopped by goodwill, acquired ice cream from van leeuwen (sooo good), browsed ulta for a bit, then took the bus back. it was a very nice and chill time, and that i’m actually pleased that we received to spend time collectively and get to know one another higher!

when i obtained again to high school, i finally completed mr. sunshine, the kdrama i’d been watching. this drama is about in the final 19th-early 20th century, aka the time during which korea was preventing for independence, so there was a whole lot of conflict, preventing, and dying occurring in the drama. it was super intense and truthfully, the ending type of broke my coronary heart – i was super indignant about the best way it ended, but at the least it was sensible :’)

after that, i decided to start out a new drama referred to as romance is a bonus ebook. it’s a way more lighthearted rom-com, which i really needed after mr. sunshine, and it stars lee jong suk (one among my favorite actors)! i watched the entire thing over break, and although elements of it have been undoubtedly tacky, it’s super cute and i’d undoubtedly advocate it!

monday, march 18

on monday, i went downtown and (!!) acquired my ears pierced at village tattoo nyc! i truly obtained them pierced several years in the past, but i feel the holes didn’t type correctly, so i just allow them to close. my expertise this time with piercing went pretty easily, and my ears at the moment are pierced!! it was a bit extra expensive than i had anticipated, but i don’t regret doing it (at the very least for now….), and that i’m glad i made a decision to do it at a piercing parlor as an alternative of claire’s! afterwards, i met up with a pal for all you possibly can eat kbbq (one of the best!!) and bingsoo, checked out the glossier retailer, then went again to campus for some kdrama and chill time :))

tuesday, march 19 (my birthday!)

i awakened comparatively early and met up with my good friend jane so we might get rush tickets for a broadway present! for those of you who aren’t accustomed to the push ticket system, you will get discounted tickets by going to the box workplace the morning of the present. we arrived at the box office round an hour before it opened and purchased tickets for a new-ish present referred to as be extra chill.

we met up with a number of more pals for lunch at 99 favor taste, a restaurant that provides you free hotpot on your birthday. truthfully, i felt a bit dangerous because it was so expensive for my buddies, nevertheless it was nonetheless nice to have fun with them! we additionally went to snowdays for dessert, which was nice 🙂

after that, jane and that i took the subway to brooklyn. we walked round a bit and couldn’t find the long-lasting dumbo spot, however still acquired really nice footage of the manhattan and brooklyn bridges. we also walked throughout the brooklyn bridge and took tons of images of one another!

once we acquired back to manhattan, we stopped by vanessa’s dumpling home for a fast dinner, then headed uptown for the present. be extra chill was, as i kinda anticipated, a bit weird however good! it’s undoubtedly not your traditional broadway present – it’s a bit eccentric, but fairly humorous and very entertaining. and of course, all the forged was superb! after the show, we grabbed some cheesecake from junior’s (my favorite cheesecake) and went residence. it was an excellent lengthy day, so we have been each exhausted, however in the easiest way attainable

wednesday, march 20

on wednesday, i chilled a bit in the morning, then met xan (!!) downtown for a late-ish lunch at dumpling man. their dumplings are HUGE, which i really appreciated hahaha. i obtained the seared hen dumplings, and xan received the steamed veggie dumplings. we additionally tried their pumpkin and banana dumplings – banana was bizarre (xan rated it a 2/10), however the pumpkin was fairly good!

we stopped by area194 – approach overpriced and overrated, but very pretty :’)) (do it for the gram) – before hitting up some thrift outlets! i virtually never go thrift buying because it’s not a huge factor back in the bay area, nevertheless it was really enjoyable! at the final store we went to, i found a very cute mild pink denim jacket. i’ve never had a denim jacket, however i’m kinda making an attempt to ~reinvent my fashion~ so i just purchased it! we then hit up van leeuwen and shared an earl gray ice cream, which did not disappoint. the whole lot i’ve tried from them thus far is basically good, and i critically have to attempt allll their flavors!

this was the last time i’ll see xan for some time, nevertheless it was super nice hanging out during the last month! xan, in case you’re reading this, please come again to ny quickly <333

thursday, march 21

i went to an udon restaurant with my nyu good friend, which was really good since i haven’t had udon in such a long time! we additionally went to amorino for gelato, and it was pretty good, however i solely realized afterward that il laboratorio del gelato was RIGHT across the street, and i’ve been eager to go because the starting of the varsity yr :((( it’s sort of a nostalgic thing for me, since my mom and i went to il laboratorio del gelato several occasions once we visited nyc again in 2016. i’ll undoubtedly return… soon……

friday, march 22

on friday i truly went to the library and did work (wow who is she??). as an alternative of ready till the final day of break, i did myself a favor and truly finished my chinese language homework a number of days early, and that i felt sooo a lot less harassed over the weekend.

i needed to benefit from the final day of my unlimited metrocard, so i went downtown after doing homework. pro tip (not that i’m a pro hahah): when you’re in big apple for trip or break and you’re going to be going out so much, get yourself a limiteless metrocard!! not only do you get monetary savings, but you also liberate yourself from stressing over spending $2.75 for each subway journey. you’ll be able to take the subway just to get espresso or ice cream (which i literally did on friday hahah) and never feel dangerous in case your vacation spot is simply 6 blocks away as a result of the swipes are already paid for anyway. it’s like having the golden mushroom in mario kart – use it as much as you possibly can!

i first went right down to hudson yards to see the vessel, however i didn’t get to enter the precise structure as a result of i didn’t get tickets beforehand. i ended up simply snapping a couple of pics of the vessel and walking around the purchasing middle. i also went downtown to attempt kith treats (beneficial by xan!). i received ice cream swirled with oreo crumbs and kitkat, and it was good, but primarily a glorified mcflurry, so….. not tremendous value it imo.

saturday, march 23

saturday was undoubtedly the most effective days i’ve had in some time! i did a whole lot of enjoyable things this week, however walking via manhattan with my pal was undoubtedly one of the memorable.

we met on the barnard gates (117th road and broadway), then began making our approach downtown. we stopped at absolute bagels (108th road) for breakfast and again at bibble and sip (51st) for a snack! i finally obtained to attempt their earl grey banana bread, which was really good, and in addition picked up a brown sugar tea latte, considered one of my favorites. we shopped a bit around occasions square, and that i acquired a cute jacket from perpetually 21 – on sale! we handed by the flatiron building (23rd) and utterly by probability discovered a flying tiger retailer (21st). i truthfully had no concept that that they had shops in nyc, so in fact we HAD to go in! the whole lot there was super super cute and cheap, and that i might simply spend method an excessive amount of cash there.

we stopped at vanessa’s dumpling house (14th) for a late lunch, then continued walking down. we truly passed 1st road without realizing, so we had to return and take a picture haha! for dessert, we visited taiyaki nyc, then walked by way of chinatown and previous the world trade middle, all the best way to battery park! making it all the best way to battery park (about 10 miles) felt so so good, and that i can’t wait to do it again. since we have been at the tip, we decided to take the staten island ferry and again, only for fun! we have been each tremendous tired by the top of the day, however it was suchhh a great day.

and that’s a wrap on my spring break in ny! i’m really completely satisfied that i used to be capable of spend time in the town without worrying about faculty and different duties, and i’m excited to continue exploring nyc. significantly, dwelling in nyc is such a tremendous opportunity, and i’m so grateful to go to high school here <3

what did you do over spring break? let me know in the comments!