My next steps around the Big Apple
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The second time I was in the Big Apple was to enjoy the Philippine Indepence celebration with my colleagues. Going around the crowded city streets and physically wrestling with people just to get a taste of our Philippine barbecue! Imagine the pricy-ness of it all.
This was my first taste of Cold Stone ice cream! A highly ingenious ice cream store that allowed you to choose from tons of ingredients to create your own concoction, with a choice of wafer or cone and a variety of fruits and sweets, that was well worth the price, I had an enjoyable experience of gorging on it.
I had a fancy view of the Rockefeller plaza from the Radio City, imagining all the movies shot here during wintertime. I also had nice shots of the famous fountain in Bryant park, (from the 'Friends' sitcom) and amusingly observed the topless guys and women in skimpy wear as they cooled off the heat on the grass.
A third privilege to step briefly in the outskirts of New York was shopping on Memorial Day at the Woodbury outlet mall. I was smart enough to bring just $60 as I didn't want to spend so much. I started off procrastinating on what items to buy hoping to get back to the stores if I did get to decide to buy the items. That was not a smart move. The outlet store got so full in a few hours that it took such effort to get back to the stores I originally perused. Hence, I ended up frustratingly purchasing an expensive top (converted to Philippine peso which I wasn't supposed to do) from UCB and a top and belt from Liz Claiborne.
So I continue to explore the states.