Thursday, January 22, 2009

January Update: Birthday, NYC, Inauguration

Hey Everyone! I figured I should blog about the things I've been doing over the past few weekends that have prevented me from blogging more,(ironic, I know). I hope to do this every couple weeks or month to show you a little bit more about my life.

For my birthday at the beginning of the month, I invited a bunch of friends to Dave and Buster's on Rockville Pike in North Bethesda. If you haven't been there before, it's basically a Chucke Cheese's for adults with video games, food and alcohol. I didn't eat anything there because the bf took me out for dinner beforehand at Guardado's. As far as drink recommendations, I liked their 'Snow Cone' and 'Candy Shop' because they just tasted like syrup.

I went to NYC and stayed at a friend's place in the Bronx over MLK weekend. I was only there for one night but I love NYC. I love the tall buildings, all the people, the shopping, the food...just everything. Unfortunately I didn't have a chance to get a hot dog from a street vendor. However, at night friends and I grabbed some food at Olive Tree Cafe in Manhattan, which had a delicious falafel sandwich for almost $4. My favorite part was the chalkboard table.

The morning before leaving, my friends and I went to get lunch in Chinatown. We got dim sum (small a la carte dishes that come to you via a cart for you to choose from) at Golden Bridge at the intersection of Bowery and Central. I'm not exaggerating when I say it was the best dim sum I've ever had in my life. Everything was flavored wonderfully, and I ate so much because everything was so light and delicate. I highly recommend this place!

My cousin and I slept over a friend's place in Arlington in order to avoid the Metro the morning of the Inauguration. We walked 4.5 miles across the Memorial Bridge to get to the National Mall. It was a great experience, everyone was in such a happy mood, and it seemed very surreal to me. Since we got there at 10am, we were all the way in the back next to the Washington Monument. The weather was cold but beautiful. It was truly a historic day for all Americans.

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