Tuesday, September 21, 2010
Sunday was a day!
We left early in the morning at about 12.30pm to Snoqualmie Falls which is about 45 mins from home. It was beautiful and it was raining and drizzling but yet it was beautiful and on the way I saw that fall has begun!
And then we headed to Macy's. My sister bought me shoes and tops :)
Finally we had a scrumptious meal at my cousin's house playing with his little son who calls me auntie :)
Monday was a boring day spent writing a case analysis for my class tomorrow and watching a romantic comedy on netflix. (will blog about it once I am done)
And then later tonight I will take my plane back to Boston with my backpack, my new shoes and my Unaccustomed Earth and life goes on...
Sunday, September 19, 2010
On Friday a junior from undergrad asked if I was really in Seattle! I thought probably she was in Seattle and was finding it hard to believe that so was I. But as it turns out she thought it must have been a status to signify that I was taken high on music by Kurt Cobain because Seattle is where he is from. Now I was surprised. Because though Nirvana songs are American I thought Kurt Cobain was from Aberdeen, Scotland. Buuuuuut! Kurt Cobain is from Aberdeen, WA, 2 hours from Seattle!!!
So we took off early morning (11.30am) to Aberdeen! Why? To take a picture of this (and myself with this):
And then we went all the way to Ocean Shores. No sorry, to Westport to see the Pacific on a rainy day. Bad for the camera because all I caught was grey sand against grey water against a grey sky whenever I could take a picture without the grey haze of rain!
After driving all day we watched Harry Potter and the Order of the Phoenix over pizza at home
Thursday, September 16, 2010
A weekend after a long weekend is always short. Because it is not long.
So the last weekend was short.
When i think about it now I feel I did nothing.
May be I did not do anything!
Friday I actually did nothing!
I woke up late, cooked lunch, had lunched, watched some TV.
I was supposed to meet an old friend who was on an official trip, but it turns out that I also attended his dinner meeting!
Saturday I actually did nothing! I kinda ran into a few people, walked about Downtown.
Sunday I actually did nothing! I went to the College Fest at Hynnes Convection Centre and it turned out to be like Saarang spons stalls and informals. Also I am not in undergrad school anymore :(
And there you go, the laziest weekend eva! (I hope it is!)
This weekend starts tonight!
And I am off to Seattle to visit my sister and will be there, extending my weekend a bit.
So anyone in Seattle wanna catch up over a cup of coffee, catch me if you can! (cell/blog)
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Friday, September 10, 2010
The funny guy in school
Past the graduation day
Out of mind out of sight
A social network rebirth
A reconnect to remember
Many years passed by
Rediscover or discover?
New people new worries
New people new talents
Many many miles apart
But destiny reduces the gap
New on the other side
Cross over to prospect
Is the other side dark?
Destiny is still the same
Yet the gap increases
Way more that it can ever be
All there is left is a tear
but replace it with a smile
So for one last time
Look up and smile
For the funny guy at school
Rest in Peace, Smiles!
So late Saturday night, my Nica friend calls me up to let me know that I can join her and our classmate and her friend to the beach. So I got up early Sunday, joined her and went to our friend's place only to find out that it was not 4 but 8 people.
It was a lot of fun! We drove down to Crane beach, Ipswich. We drove past the lovely suburb with nice houses and basket-ball courts for kids.
The water was cold and the ocean did not have many waves. We had a nice picnic. We had lunch, played frisbee and American "football" (I have no idea why it's called football. apparently no one does :P ).
We finished our trip at a Peruvian restaurant where I had some Peruvian rice with chicken and potato wedges.
Monday we did not have much of a plan but my Nica friend (by now people think we are attached at the hip) went shopping with her cousin to a shopping mall in the outskirts of the city and bought lots of stuff for her new home. I got myself a Nike pair off the clearance sale. I bet it could not have been cheaper anywhere on the planet! And we ended up at a little Chinese place for dinner.
Sunday, September 05, 2010
This is my 2nd weekend in Boston.
Sadly, the first weekend was so lonely that all I got to say was this.
Anyway, the weekend began brilliantly with the International Student Orientation, all of Friday. It was an awesome mix of people and cultures. I actually found a Chinese girl who loves Shah Rukh Khan and has watched more Bollywood movies than I have!
The only downside was that the dinner cruise over Charles River had to be cancelled due to Hurricane Earl and it was rescheduled to day that I am not free :(
So today morning, I did not have a great plan in mind. I was thinking I should either go around Boston or go shopping. But then I heard on the FM that this was the last official weekend of Summer and it was decided. "Boston Freedom Trail" !!!
We got a map and we began walking along the red brick/ paint on the pavement that marks out the Freedom Trail. The main reason we didn't take a tour is because we didn't intend on making the entire 4kms. Just as far as we can :)
Starting at the Boston Comm, through the Massachusetts State House, we went to Park Street Church. The Church was beautiful and I asked for a prayer in the name of a friend's name who recently passed away. Then past the beautiful King's Chapel we went to the Benjamin Franklin statue on the site of the first public school. What crowd! We loved the Faneuil Hall and the Old North Church that was not so old (rebuilt after the Boston fire), visited another burying ground and ended on the banks for Charles.
We could cross over for two more sites but we didn't we were tired of walking 3kms in the hot sun and taking pictures and eating off the way and walking around like tourists past the Haymarket without stopping by. So we just got onto the T and got back to our school work.
Pictures to come from my Nicaraguan friend who was kind enough to accompany me in this lonely planet.