|We were excited to be walking in New York|
|A cute poster in the window of a store|
|Pedestrian Signals in New York|
Our next destination was New York University and we had a tour of the campus. First, we had to sit in and watch a video about how wonderful NYU is. I didn't know that NYU is not only located in New York City, but also in Shanghai and other cities in the world. I thought that it was different how NYU doesn't look like a University and blends in with the other buildings in New York. The campus is not surrounded by a gate, but it is still a safe place to be in. If any student feels unsafe at night, he or she can use their school ID to enter a building where they will be safe. The campus looked so beautiful and huge compared to my school. The tour guide talked about and showed us different places where we can get financial or academic help. It seemed like everyone at the school was so willing to help their students with their problems. That's definitely the type of people I want to see in my future school. After the tour I can say that I liked New York a little better than before, but I am still not sure about attending a University in suck a busy city. It's really hard to get around the city because there are just so many people walking or taking the subway at the same time. Having a car in New York isn't helpful when there is always traffic. It seems like the subway would be better, but it's so humid inside the subway station.
|Beautiful New York University|
After our NYU tour, we went to the bookstore and I bought t-shirts for my family and a simple pin that had NYU written on it. I plan on buying a pin from all of the Universities that I visit because it's really cheap and meaningful. After shopping, we stopped by an athletic store because Jessie and Maria were really anxious to find Nike products. Jenny only let us go in the store for five minutes if we agreed to not go to another store until we are at Times Square. In the end, only Cynthia and I bought five dollar running shorts because they were on sale.
NEMOW took the subway again to a farmers market at Union Square. Jenny suggested that we spend half an hour walking around the farmers market, trying samples. There weren't a lot of samples but the food there looked great. I was so sad because I accidentally ate lamb because I thought that it was pork. Sorry to all the lambs in the world because I ate one of your kind. After the farmers market, we ate pizza at a famous restaurant called Joe's Pizza. A lot of celebrities, like the main character from Princess Diaries, ate pizza there before. The pizza was definitely delicious and I wish I could take some home to Cali.
|Feeling sorry for the lives lost during 9/11|
The boat cruise was absolutely amazing. I saw Ellis Island, the Statue of Liberty, the Manhattan Bridge, the Brooklyn Bridge, and a far view of New York. I learned many stories like the meanings of different parts of the Statue of Liberty and the history of Ellis Island. Towards the end of the cruise, Maria, Thao, Magaly, and I sang songs from High School Musical at the furthest part of the boat.
|The Statue of Liberty and New York City|
Times Square was only a couple blocks from the boat cruise so that was convenient. Times Square wasn't as great as I expected it to be and I didn't have time to take any pictures there. I hope to go there again one day and actually enjoy my time. I felt so rushed and confused when I was walking in Times Square. I went to Forever 21 and to a random store that sold five New York t-shirts for eleven dollars. I think that was a really good deal, especially because those are usually super expensive. I can't wait to go home to show my family the things that I bought them during my trip.