Tuesday, April 21, 2009

I Looooove New York!

April has been an exciting month! The weather warming up made my weeks more enjoyable. The first weekend, I enjoyed the cherry blossom festivities. Cherry blossom is the name for the flower of cherry trees. I never know about cherry blossoms till I came here. The cherry blossoms are so pretty. The arrival of spring begins with the National Cherry Blossom Festival, a tradition that showcases over 3,000 cherry trees that derived from the city of Tokyo. The Festival is an annual two-week city-wide event featuring many cultural performances, special events, and bringing in an abundance of tourists.

The second weekend, I took my first trip to NEW YORK CITY! A couple friends and I took a 4 hour bus ride up with a $36 round trip ticket through http://www.mvpbus.com/. I was so amazed. The city is big, the buildings are huge and there are so many people! We did a lot of walking around through Times Square. We also visited the Rockefeller Center area and went by the NBC studios. I had my first New York strawberry cheesecake, which was so delicious and also a big slice of New York pizza. Unfortunately the weather wasn’t too kind. It rained for the most part of the day on Saturday, so we went to the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA). We went to New York just for a couple of days, because we wanted to be back in DC for Easter Sunday. We went to church that Sunday and went out to eat for dinner. I must say New York is a place that I most definitely have to visit again :)
The third weekend started off great. My advisor bought tickets for our program to attend the Washington DC Nationals baseball game. My first professional baseball game, and I had such a great time! The weather was even better. I had so much fun watching the game, eating sunflower seeds and cracker jack and being a part of the crowd participation, trying to get on the big screen :) Too bad the Nationals lost, but after the game there was a nice display of fireworks.

I love DC too.


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