#Korea Week 5 – Downtime in NYC

#Korea is a weekly series on my blog documenting my time leading up to and during to my year in Korea. Check out the original post for a longer explanation here.

WEEK 5: May 7 – May 13

Hiya! Hope everyone had a lovely Mother’s Day weekend. Not much to report on the Korea front. Just waiting on paperwork. This is my last few days in my house as my parents will be totally moved out by the time I get back from Nepal. So it’s been nuts going through everything in my life from the time I was born!

I did go to NYC for most of this week. A girl in one of my Facebook groups was subletting her apartment for super cheap while she was traveling, so of course, I took up her offer. I love my family, but nothing quite beats have your own place! The whole first day I was in her apartment I just slept the whole day, got Vietnamese food, and watched my TV shows. It. Was. Glorious.

I spent the rest of my time catching up work, applying for some freelance gigs, and writing a few different blog posts, and organizing a list of everything I wanted to do and see in the city. Towards the end of my trip, I met up with one of my friends and old sorority sisters, and we wound up eating Japanese food, taking photos around Bethesda fountain, and going to the Lincoln Center since she gets free tickets from her job.

OTHER THOUGHTS:

  • I stopped into my local mall for the first time in years, and boy is it a different place. Most of the stores I spent my preteens visiting are long gone (RIP Waldenbooks and Orange Julius) with random new ones in their place. They do have Books-A-Million, so I stopped in and picked up two books: The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarity and Big Magic by Elizabeth Gilbert. Have you read them? Let me know what you think!
  • Let me just say, Gertrude Hawk is the best place for chocolate ever. Or one of them. I forgot how much I missed that place.
  • Here’s another song for ya. I’ve always liked Sam Hunt since is “House Party” song, and I’m really loving “Body Like a Backroad.”

Have a good week!

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