Sunday was my first day—well, more like “night”—in New York. And, despite only going from about 7pm to 11pm, it was actually very eventful!
I got the chance to meet my aunts, uncle, and cousin, all while looking over Times Square! It was beautiful, and I couldn’t have asked for any better way to start off my trip!
Times Square was absolutely breathtaking. I can’t even begin to describe how crazy it is. But it’s a good kind of crazy, and I love the hustle-and-bustle of the area… even if its only tourists like me who are hustling-and-bustling.
What’s absolutely crazy is that you don’t even realize it’s nighttime when you’re there. All of the flashing lights and advertisements fool you into thinking it’s daytime!
And there’s got to be an ad for everything imaginable. With so many ads flashing around me, I almost want to just pull out my wallet and wave my credit card in the air and just let the consumerism, well, consume me. It’s capitalism at its finest.
Need more? Here’s a quick video I shot and posted on Instagram when I was there.
So maybe the consumerism of Times Square did get to me. For some reason, I came home from Columbia University—my dream school, by the way—with a T-shirt and an academic planner that has the university’s name at the bottom. I have a pack of pens and pencils from Muji (plus a free tote bag from them!), and new shoes from a Sperry Top-Sider’s store. Yes, that’s right… new shoes. Whoops!
And I won’t even get into all the good food I ate. While I will post more about some of the restaurants (and other places) I went to, you can see what I’m doing as I’m doing it if you follow on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter!
So here’s to a good Tuesday!