January 30, 2015
January 19, 2015
Everlane Weekender Bag (it's really roomy, durable, and a dream come true!)
1 coat (you only need one)
1 windbreaker/jacket (layering purposes, in case of rain, and it's light, easy to roll up!)
1 denim jacket (layering)
1 sweater dress (New Years celebration, but I could have done without it)
1 chambray/button up
1 T shirt (PJS)
1 undershirt/warmer things (I prefer Uniqlo Heattech because they're warm and very lightweight, I should have packed 3 but I was lucky enough to do laundry when I was abroad)
1 pair of really amazing black jeans (Yes just one pair, so make sure you love them! ACNE Studio for me, worth the splurge)
1 pair of leggings (to keep warm under jeans, and PJs)
1 pair of gloves
2 pairs of shoes (One for walking, I prefer Superga white sneakers, and 1 for snow/rain, Dr. Martens for me)
And not pictured were socks, undergarments, ziploc bag of toiletries, face towel (I stayed at a hostel and I didn't want to pay $9 to rent a towel so I brought a small one), and camera bag
January 26, 2014
|Philadelphia City Hall|
Philadelphia in my mind never actually crossed my mind. From the history books, I remember it as "the City of Brotherly Love" and the city that houses the huge bell with a crack in it. There's the Philly Cheesesteak (Dalessandro's wins), and then those steps that one fictitious boxer runs up (though I really thought that was in New York City, because any big city I saw on the silver screen had to be New York City).
And when I finally got off the Greyhound bus at 10th and Filbert, I knew that I shouldn't judge Philadelphia just yet. So what if there were three pigeons hanging out inside the station? The first time I visited Philadelphia, I would have never thought that a year later, I'd spend three hours installing an IKEA bed frame, my IKEA bed frame, in a room that I'd be renting out for the next 12 months. 6 months later, and the bed is still in tact!
When I was living in New York City, I never blogged about it. I actually haven't blogged in many months (I must stop talking about blogging because apparently, according to some blog tips I read, readers hate to read about blogging and would rather read about things that will be useful to the reader). But because my readership has declined from 5 to 0, I shouldn't really worry too much about that.
I've been in Philadelphia and the only post I can remember posting is about my trip to Cambodia. I've travelled a tremendous amount recently and have yet to update them. It's really never ever going to happen. As TSwift would say, like, ever.
Being in a new city is like falling in love. No it's not. Let's just say I've been on a few dates, thought I was falling in love, got stood up, and now I'm avoiding the phone calls but not necessarily ready to break up and move on. It's also convenient that I arrived during the summer, when everything was whimsical and heated! 6 months later, the polar vortex arrived and ruined a little girl's dream.
I haven't taken any pictures with my camera (I'm 90% ready to sell it, except the buyer loves stalling) so I browsed through my phone looking for some horizontal images (#nofilter) of this city called Philadelphia.
|Race Street Pier|
|Broad and JFK|
|Thanks for the description sign, PPA.|
|10th between Arch and Cherry|
|The 76ers first and only win? Probably.|
|First Hockey game! It was fun until it stopped being not fun 30 minutes later.|
|I do love the murals around the city.|
|KAWS at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts|
|Despite the construction, these residents still decorated their tree!|
|And then the snow came...|
|And it kept coming. Also, I've never see any street allow such parking!|
|This was the first snow, and I was Dora the Explorer.|
|The commute to work|
|I'd live in South Philly just so I can decorate my window like this.|