Friday, July 3, 2009

kmart flashlights to chinatown dim sum & i<3ny t-shirts

Look! Two updates in a row! I'm doing pretty well, considering I'll be mia for the next three weeks (I'll be in Switzerland). Of course, once I get back, I'll do a massive, HUGE update all about Zurich, but maybe this is just my big mouth talking and I'll never come around to actually write the entry. No, I'll do it. I promise.

So once again I find myself in the city today. Commuting to the city is so tiring, and now I realize that I probably would have never survived commuting back and forth to NYU from Jersey. So I'm glad I didn't follow through with my thoughts about commuting. I would've died. Literally.

I came into the city today to go shopping with my missions team; we needed to buy gifts and flashlights. We met in front of the Union Square Whole Foods, where I bought an iced coffee-tea. Weird right? An iced coffee blended with tea? Anyways, it tasted alright, nothing too special about it. The description for it sounded a lot more appetizing. Once everyone got to Whole Foods, we bought some flashlights at Kmart and then proceeded to walk to Chinatown to get some dimsum and gifts! I was really happy and surprised because no one seemed to mind that we were walking to Chinatown. Whew. If they were my school friends, we definitely would've ended up taking the subway. Which is lame. 

Dimsum in Chinatown was good, but we couldn't get a lot of dishes because we came towards the end. Still, we got plates of mantou (steamed white bun) with sweet egg paste, beef chow mein, shrimp chow fun dumplings, and beef chow fun dumplings. Everything was quite yummy and reminded me of Beijing. I miss China... but I can't wait for Switzerland!! My favorite dish out of those four was the mantou. Then again, no surprise there since I love bread and mantou especially is so yummy because it's steamed and the interior is fluffy! Fluffy bread! YUM :-)

After dimsum, we stopped by the Chinatown Ice Cream Factory. FINALLY, I got to see this place. I've always wanted to go, but never found it. It's a lot smaller than I thought. I thought it'd be like... a factory. I was being silly I guess :-(

The ice cream factory has a lot of interesting flavors, but Eve and I ended up sharing the taro and coconut. YUMMY!! I LOOVE ice cream, and it was perfect because I was craving it. 

I will post pictures up as soon as I upload them. I only want to post this entry because I'm greedy and want to seem like I'm consistent in my post entries lol.

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