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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 so much, saw so much, did so much, and (in fact) took a variety of footage, so i assumed i’d share a few of my favorite footage/experiences from break!

friday, march 15

this was my last day of class earlier than spring break formally began! 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 delicate serve from besfren! truthfully, 70% of the rationale i acquired it was only for the gram (i imply, look how fairly it’s!!), but i truly actually appreciated it, so i’ve no regrets hahaha

for dinner, i went to xian famous foods with my buddies. i highly advocate their chrysanthemum tea – it’s good and sweet and never too expensive, and it’s only a actually refreshing drink!

i ended the night time by toning my principally pale purple hair in an try and eliminate a number of the weird yellow-ish elements, however (to my surprise) it ended up removing all of the remaining purple….. at the least it kinda removed the brassiness too hahah

saturday, march 16

my pal and that i both have march birthdays, so we decided to rejoice collectively by going to flushing (aka where all the great low cost asian meals is)! it’s a reasonably long practice journey, however undoubtedly value it if in case you have the time :))

she brought her pal, and all of us went to nan xiang xiao lengthy 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 additionally found a dessert place, where i attempted durian for the primary time (i didn’t like it hahaha), and then also went to a boba shop referred to as teas me pricey. my pals stated the milk tea there was reallyyyy good, but i couldn’t get any :((( this has undoubtedly been the toughest a 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 return in the spring. once we obtained again to campus, i bumped into a good friend, and we ended up chatting for a couple of hours, which was sudden however actually great!

sunday, march 17

on sunday, i went to church as traditional, then grabbed lunch with the same good friend i met saturday night time. we went to bangklyn (a small, quirky thai restaurant in east harlem), stopped by goodwill, obtained ice cream from van leeuwen (sooo good), browsed ulta for a bit, then took the bus again. it was a really nice and chill time, and i’m really pleased that we obtained to spend time collectively and get to know each other better!

when i obtained back 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 throughout which korea was preventing for independence, so there was a variety of conflict, preventing, and demise occurring in the drama. it was super intense and truthfully, the ending sort of broke my heart – i used to be tremendous indignant about the best way it ended, but a minimum of it was sensible :’)

after that, i made a decision to start out a brand new drama referred to as romance is a bonus e-book. it’s a way more lighthearted rom-com, which i actually needed after mr. sunshine, and it stars lee jong suk (one among my favourite actors)! i watched the entire thing over break, and although elements of it have been undoubtedly cheesy, it’s tremendous cute and that i’d undoubtedly advocate it!

monday, march 18

on monday, i went downtown and (!!) received my ears pierced at village tattoo nyc! i truly acquired them pierced a number of years ago, however i feel the holes didn’t type correctly, so i just let them shut. my experience this time with piercing went pretty smoothly, and my ears at the moment are pierced!! it was a bit more expensive than i had anticipated, however i don’t remorse doing it (a minimum of 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 good friend for all you’ll be able to eat kbbq (the perfect!!) and bingsoo, checked out the glossier store, then went again to campus for some kdrama and chill time :))

tuesday, march 19 (my birthday!)

i awoke relatively 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 acquainted with the push ticket system, you will get discounted tickets by going to the box office the morning of the show. we arrived on the field workplace 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 associates for lunch at 99 favor style, a restaurant that provides you free hotpot on your birthday. truthfully, i felt a bit dangerous because it was so costly for my buddies, nevertheless it was still good to have fun with them! we additionally went to snowdays for dessert, which was good 🙂

after that, jane and that i took the subway to brooklyn. we walked around a bit and couldn’t find the long-lasting dumbo spot, however still received very nice footage of the manhattan and brooklyn bridges. we additionally walked across the brooklyn bridge and took tons of images of one another!

once we obtained again to manhattan, we stopped by vanessa’s dumpling house for a quick dinner, then headed uptown for the show. be extra chill was, as i kinda expected, a bit weird however good! it’s undoubtedly not your traditional broadway present – it’s a bit eccentric, but pretty funny and really entertaining. and naturally, all the forged was superb! after the present, we grabbed some cheesecake from junior’s (my favorite cheesecake) and went house. it was an excellent lengthy day, so we have been both exhausted, however in the easiest way attainable <3

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 acquired the seared hen dumplings, and xan received the steamed veggie dumplings. we also tried their pumpkin and banana dumplings – banana was bizarre (xan rated it a 2/10), but the pumpkin was fairly good!

we stopped by area194 – means overpriced and overrated, but very pretty :’)) (do it for the gram) – earlier than hitting up some thrift outlets! i virtually never go thrift buying as a result of it’s not a huge thing back in the bay space, however it was actually enjoyable! on the last store we went to, i discovered a very cute mild pink denim jacket. i’ve never had a denim jacket, but i’m kinda making an attempt to ~reinvent my fashion~ so i simply bought it! we then hit up van leeuwen and shared an earl grey ice cream, which didn’t disappoint. the whole lot i’ve tried from them up to now is admittedly good, and that i significantly have to attempt allll their flavors!

this was the last time i’ll see xan for some time, nevertheless it was super great hanging out during the last month! xan, when you’re studying this, please come again to ny soon <333

thursday, march 21

i went to an udon restaurant with my nyu pal, which was actually good since i haven’t had udon in such a long time! we also went to amorino for gelato, and it was pretty good, but i only realized afterward that il laboratorio del gelato was RIGHT throughout the road, and i’ve been eager to go because the starting of the varsity yr :((( it’s type of a nostalgic thing for me, since my mom and i went to il laboratorio del gelato several occasions once we visited nyc back in 2016. i’ll undoubtedly go back… quickly……

friday, march 22

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

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

i first went right down to hudson yards to see the vessel, however i didn’t get to enter the precise construction because i didn’t get tickets beforehand. i ended up simply snapping a number of pics of the vessel and walking around the buying middle. i additionally went downtown to attempt kith treats (advisable by xan!). i obtained 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 among the best days i’ve had in some time! i did a variety of fun things this week, however walking via manhattan with my pal was undoubtedly one of the crucial memorable.

we met on the barnard gates (117th road and broadway), then began making our means 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 gray banana bread, which was actually good, and in addition picked up a brown sugar tea latte, certainly one of my favorites. we shopped a bit round occasions square, and that i acquired a cute jacket from endlessly 21 – on sale! we passed by the flatiron building (23rd) and utterly by probability discovered a flying tiger store (21st). i truthfully had no concept that that they had shops in nyc, so in fact we HAD to go in! every part there was tremendous super cute and cheap, and i might simply spend method too much cash there.

we stopped at vanessa’s dumpling home (14th) for a late lunch, then continued strolling down. we truly handed 1st road without realizing, so we had to go back and take a picture haha! for dessert, we visited taiyaki nyc, then walked by way of chinatown and previous the world commerce 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 once more. since we have been on the tip, we decided to take the staten island ferry and again, only for enjoyable! we have been each tremendous tired by the top of the day, however it was suchhh an excellent day.

and that’s a wrap on my spring break in big apple! i’m really joyful that i used to be capable of spend time in the town with out worrying about faculty and other obligations, and i’m excited to proceed exploring nyc. significantly, dwelling in nyc is such a tremendous alternative, and that i’m so grateful to go to high school right here

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