Wednesday, October 31, 2012

Ooooooh, Saaaandy

Hi, all!

Just wanted to let you know I'm fine here in NYC. My building has power/lights in the hallways and even hot water now! I have bus tickets to visit home from Thursday to Sunday, hopefully the buses will really run. Luckily I have no classes until Monday!

Talk to you soon,

Thursday, October 18, 2012

Cape Cod

I love the beach near my dad's new house! Here are some pictures from my last visit...

First we went to the beach:
Then we explored a hiking trail that winds through the dunes:

Wednesday, October 17, 2012


A few weekends ago I visited Boston again, and we had a delightfully fall-themed weekend, including a trip to Wilson Farms:
There were many delicious snacks, including caramel apples and apple cider donuts: (before you ask, Andrey messed up a backflip on a trampoline and landed on his face):
We also had fresh corn for dinner:

 And mom planted some lovely flowers on the porch:
The highlight, of course, was seeing these fools! 

 P.S. Sorry for the late post this week - I had the beautiful combination of stomach flu + sinus infection this weekend. It was as nice as it sounds.


Sunday, October 7, 2012

September Snapshots

Some of my favorite things I've caught on camera from the last month:

 A ridiculously gorgeous September day:
This excellent little piano prodigy who I see most days of the week (always in a suit, drinking a milkshake!). Can you believe he is only eight years old?
 My favorite street art on my daily walk:
This odd building a few blocks from mine:
 The rescue kittens that spend their days being cute in Union Square:
And part of my ever-evolving cork board, which includes a free Obama pin I scored from the nicest lil grandpa in Union Square:
Also, for those unfamiliar with Manhattan geography: I live in Greenwhich Village, towards the bottom left of the island on this map :-)

Happy October!

Monday, October 1, 2012

Last weekend...

Last weekend (September 21st - 22nd) I finally visited Boston!

I arrived in Boston Friday afternoon (it's a 4.5-ish hour bus ride from NYC). That night, my mum, Steve, Blair and I watched Up and had some delicious Teryaki House (we even had a fire going because it's been quite chilly there!).

The next day, mum and I had a girls day. We walked to Broadway and rented the very-cool Hubway bikes, and rode the scenic way to Harvard Square past the Esplanade.

That night, my dad picked me up and I finally got to see his new house on Cape Cod and unpack my new room! Sunday morning, dad, Andrey and I took a walk on the biking-distance Kalmus beach:

I had lots of work last week, so I gladly caught up on my sleep, TV shows and homework this past weekend. Next weekend, because of Columbus Day, I'll be in Massachusetts Friday night through Monday! Yay!

Also, I apologize for the once-a-week post frequency lately - I don't have too much work this week, so hopefully I'll be able to get some more posts up soon :-)

Have a lovely week, all!