Monday, January 21, 2013

my long philly staycation

Do you notice anything different about this blog? I changed my profile picture on the right because of my dad’s constant pestering. ;) Okay, the old picture was about three years old when I was still a teenager. So maybe it was a good idea to change it up.

About my staycation in Philadelphia: I took 24 hours off from technology which… I forget how much we rely on technology to be late or to make last minute changes. I went to a birthday dinner & the host was getting “I’m late!” “I’m on my way!” texts 30 minutes into our appointment time.

I also caught up with family and friends over Skype. Korea’s getting three feet of snow in a record-breaking chilly winter. Here in Philadelphia we had sunshine early part of the weekend then snow Monday night.

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I also made a dent in my reading list. Have you read any of these? Different friends recommended these books in anthropology, contemporary literature, and geology.


Reading these is my attempt at filling in knowledge gaps. I finally made it over to the Penn Museum. I went with someone who’s a lot more knowledgeable in history & arts and… he sorta became my personal tour guide. Every exhibit I got a little primer on the history and religion of that region. Sorry-thank you-do it again?

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We have two exams this week, but I think now we can officially start counting down to spring break. 5 weeks!!!