Monday, December 29, 2008

winter in philadelphia

The Philadelphia skyline - isn't it pretty?

I'm so sorry for being so remiss in my postings. To tell the truth, I haven't been very productive these past few days at home in the 'burbs of Philly. Just a lot of meeting up with old friends, enjoying delicious homemade Chinese cuisine, and watching tons of movies. Is your winter break ever any different?

Whenever I'm back home, I borrow tons of books and movies from the library and read them all night, every night - sleeping at dawn and waking past noon. Not the best habit, but I'm pretty comfortable with being somewhat nocturnal. So far, I've finished my little sister's favorite series, the Twilight books (which were surprisingly quite good), some foreign films like Volver and La Vie en Rose (with a brilliant Marion Cotilliard), and am moving onto the classics, including Funny Face (with Audrey Hepburn).

It's always a bit shocking to be back in the suburbs and the quiet. But I have to admit that its a nice respite from the city, although I terribly miss the overall energy of NYC and am looking forward to heading back. But until then, I hope to explore some more of my own native city. My friends and I are planning a cultural excursion to Philadelphia (with art museums, restaurants, Center City, and the works). I'm excited!

For non-native New Yorkers, what's your favorite part about visiting home?


  1. Definitely the homemade Sri Lankan cooking that my mom and grandma do and the trips we take to the mall together =)

    Have fun with the cultural excursion...that sounds like it's going to be one heck of an experience!! I need to come visit you in Philly soon!

  2. mmhmm! the cooking is always sublime! I miss you so much, hun! Can't wait to hear about your new year's at jma's! So jealous you girls live close <3

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