Now that I have officially completed my first semester in New York, I have decided to share some of my most remarkable experiences! First things first: I had a delightful move-in day and welcome week, met extremely unique individuals, had numerous coffee dates, memorized and forgotten hundreds of names, and made many friends from all around the world. Besides being in a Macroeconomics class with … Continue reading Reflecting on my First Semester
50,000+ riders persistently turn on their beast modes for a sweaty 45-minute cardio session in over 93 studios. I took a 5-pack and attended all my sessions. Here is all you need to know about the hyped workout method of our decade: SoulCycle has a Strong Sense of Community One of my instructors said that the bikes were intentionally set very close to one another … Continue reading Here is Why People Can’t Get Enough of SoulCycle— and Why They Shouldn’t
New York’s 46th; My 1st Encounter With the Annual Halloween Parade Thursday, October 31 was not marked as Halloween but rather as the Parade on my calendar after hearing about the iconic organization held conveniently (from campus) on 6th Avenue North of Spring Street to 16th Street. The distance itself was enough to convince me but the event was so highly promoted and advertised across … Continue reading NYC Village Halloween Parade
Keeping Up With the Kardashians In Real Life Imagine it is 3 PM on a seemingly regular Friday as you are walking through 6th Avenue and you see a crowd gathered for a cause. You immediately assume there is something or someone important, well-known, to say the least. You approach the crowd, ask strangers or passers-by about the occasion only to be shown videos taken … Continue reading Special KIMYE* Edition: The What-How-When-and-Where
Wherever you are reading this from and whenever you are reading it, there is at least one commonality: a shared demand for satisfying our ‘chocolate-tooth’ and let’s face it, what better place to do so than New York? NYC is known for its myriad alternatives for everything and desserts that specialize in a chocolate overload certainly is no exception; whatever it is your sweet tooth … Continue reading Craving Chocolate? I Got You Covered!
As the fall season began to unfold, my roommate went apple picking with her parents along with other American fall festivities, and Six Flags opened its Fright Fest in honor of the approaching Halloween season. Just as we were looking up for tickets for the special event held at the amusement park best known for the extremity of its next-level roller coasters, my school announced … Continue reading Six Flags Great Adventure: To Fright Fest OR Not To Fright Fest
Well, Hello Dear Readers! Today’s highlight is a museum whose very name implies controversial content yet bears great potential for an exciting adventure. When my floor-mate asked me whether or not I have been to the Museum of Sex, I heard of its existence for the very first time but find myself paying it a visit by the next day! Me and my two floormates … Continue reading “The” Museum of Sex
Greetings everyone from fall in New York! As the weather inclines towards winter coldness in New York while still allowing for the mere presence of sunlight, New Yorkers enjoy the not-so-hot but not-yet-so-cold-either season either by engaging in conventional fall festivities such as apple picking or by hitting Central Park for their daily dose of happiness! Me and my friend, aiming on making the most … Continue reading Guggenheim, Central Park, Black Tap & Times Square!
Welcome, Dear Reader, to another volume of unexpected events on my road of Becoming A New Yorker! Normally, I am not that open to trying out different food but this Friday one of my Chinese friends who lives in Brooklyn came to Manhattan and took me to a Chinese restaurant for lunch. I am a pescatarian — I only consume fish, not meat so the one … Continue reading Buddha Bodai and Vandal NYC