Sunday, January 29, 2012

New York Day 3

Playing: Boston-Augustana
Reading: A Modest Proposal by Jonathon Swift
Started off our morning at St. John's Cathedral, which is still being built. Inside they had so many different displays, just trying to raise some money to finish it. It was awfully dark inside and at some places, you couldn't even see the ceiling.
We went to Sylvia's Barbeque, where I got the Ribs and Fried Chicken Combo with Baked Mac and Cheese and Candied Yams. The ribs weren't my favorite because I prefer mine smoky, while these were tangy. I did like the fried chicken and mac and cheese, but it was by far, the candied yams that blew me away. They're probably the best I've ever had. According my parents and brother, the collared greens there were the best they've had.
Afterwards, we went to Central Park, where they were having a Holiday Craft Fair and I fell in love with this one booth. I wanted every single one of their pocket watches, but I was good and only bought one. I received my first pocket watch five years ago, so I was glad to buy another.
While at the Holiday Fair, my brother and I bought a De Throwdown Wafel from Wafels and Dinges. With spekuloos spread and whipped cream, it was one of the best things I ate the whole time I was there. My brother and I weren't going to buy one until we saw that they had beaten Bobbly Flay in Throwdown, so we had to get one. It was absolutely amazing.
And hey everyone, this is the rock from Limitless that Abbie Cornish was running down, when she was running away from the antagonist's helper. I have no idea how she did that in heels because even in my sneakers, I had a hard time going at a fast pace. (Although, I do blame it on my over sized jacket.)
Since these are the only ducks I could find in Central Park, this is the best photo I can give you. The importance of this? Holden Caulfield was wondering where all the ducks go during winter. (High five for nerdy allusion?) I passed this pond, while walking to the zoo, which I'll probably talk about later on.
I really wanted to visit FAO Schwartz because it's an amazing toy store with brands I've never even seen before like these Tonner dolls. All of them had the most elaborate outfits and I wanted them for them for myself. I simply loved how detailed they were.
For dinner, we headed over to PJ Clarke's for a "Handpicked" Jumbo Lump Crab Cake Sandwich. Although delicious, it was rather small especially for the price. Considering it was pricey, it should've been big enough to fill me up. I ended up eating the rest of my mum's dinner to fill my stomach.
Before sitting down for the opera, I walked around the Metropolitan Opera Shop. I love all the props they have and the clothes. My dad used to get me CDs and children books from their website, when I was smaller. I really wanted these binoculars and when asked what I would do with them, I told my parents, "I sit in the back in most of my classes, so these would help me see the board!" My dad liked the idea, but my mum said no. So until we meet again my lovely opera binoculars, please keep me in mind.
My dad had bought us tickets for La Fille du Regiment, which was absolutely hilarious. I used to go the opera once a month, but the production I went to went out of business. I really liked how the Metropolitan Opera's costumes were really complex and well thought out. Also, I'm kind of obsessing over these chandeliers they have hanging up. They have at least a dozen of them throughout the building and I'm wondering if they'd notice one missing. Really want one for my house. What do you think? Can I get away with it? Thanks for reading!


  1. loved looking through your NY pictures!! omgosh that fried chicken and mac & cheese look AMAZING!!!!

    i love the opera!! especially at the MET you lucky girl!

  2. I love the pic of those Tonner dolls. I am a big fan of Alice in wonderland !

  3. A modest proposal? Really? I'll be sure not to let my children near you. jkjk

  4. Omg I didn't know you guys have 'spekuloos'! I always thought it was some Dutch thing :P
    I hope you like it!

    The lunch & dinner is nice, altho I don't eat alot of meat so I would probablly eat the vegs and the cheese :)


  5. the pocket watches look so nice i can;t wait to see which one you bought :)

  6. Such a nice place! =D and the food looks so yummy!! xx

  7. khaleesi style-Thank you! :)

    Lisa-I simply adore the opera! I wish the one near me didn't go out of business. ;~;

    Saara-Me too! I loved the costumes from it! :D

    Sarah S.-You read it too? I found it fairly grotesque and I wonder how long it took him to come up with all of those, ahem, descriptions!

    Ice Pandora-What exactly is spekuloos? That was my first time trying it, so I was just wondering what's in it. :3

    Hello Naka-I know right. I wanted them all! X)

    KyandiiCandy-It was so delicious! ^^


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