USA Work & Travel Week 9 (12th July 2010 – 18th July 2010)

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Alright, I’m finally on my week 9. at this rate i’m going. I think I will be able to finish it in a week’s time!

I guess some highlights for this week is that it is my last week of work, and i requested for 2 days week to go for a short getaway to Boston!

12th July 2010

went to the chinese restaurant for lunch again. the snapple was awesome. haha.

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it comes with complimentary spring roll.

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well, since my boss hates me, i had to do all the crappy job and even though i did such a fabulous job, i don’t think she ever complimented on my work. anyway, my awesome job is that i cleaned all the window displays inside out. they used to do it only once each summer but while i was there, i did it TWICE. seriously why am i so hardworking; or rather why do i get arrowed = = anyway, here is the showcase of all the awesome chocolates! sugar free!
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disgusting licorices which i refused to even try a bite.
the showcases i spent 2 hours to clean.. omg and licorices are gross. photo 34142_461567141208_1553250_n.jpg
gummies! my favourite. i seriously like the more than chocs. haha. chocs will eat until dowan to eat. gummies won’t! my fav is the black and red raspberries and the cola bottles. some taste really gross. im serious.
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fruit slices are awesome but really sweet.
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i love nonpareils! and their almond buttercrunch!
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the awesome triple-dipped apples made mostly by me 😀
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omg my marshmallow men! have i not showcased them?
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i swear i made more than a dozen of them. but you know what? i spend a really long time on them and i get sarcastic remarks sometimes. who cares. people love them, people buy. i love doing them. you know how much they cost? 3 USD each. and people buy them because they look simply awesome. but it’s so sad that kid’s don’t even say bye to them before popping the whole thing into their mouth. argh. my poor creations get eaten up. oh wells.
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i created quite a few DOMO too! always get sold out pretty quick! but it’s really a hassle. especially the red part. you know what’s the red part? it’s the leftover candy of the candy apple’s candy. the white part? it’s the bits and pieces from the nonpareils when we pack them. the colourful one too. the hoola skirt is the shoestring licorice. and the eyes are mini m&m. 😀 i love making them.
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i did this randomly at work one day but it got destroyed by my enemy. zZz. accidentally though. but annoying.

we are entitled to free soft serve ice cream every break. it was nice at first but obviously i got sicked of it somehow and always when i take the ice cream, the lucky person whom i meet along the boardwalk will get it! of course, most of the time i just walk over to someone’s shop! and sometimes they give me humongous portion of ice cream (i have no idea why) but then again im not always the one who finish it. hahah. everyone’s jealous of the free ice cream we get to eat.

i shall continue with the showcase of the shop. this is the cotton candy where everyone keeps asking for the price. and the fudges! i managed to make some of them in the last 2 weeks before i left. but everything was mostly prepacked. all i had to do is to add water, stir and all the nonsense. once, i put crazily alot of marshmallow for the marshmallow chocolate fudge! ahahah.
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chocolate strawberries! im dead serious. they taste really awesome. price ranges from $2 tp $2.50 depending on the size.
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caramel nut apples!
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i still love apples i guess. but sometimes i rather eat the apples. haha it’s green apples btw. nice.
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this is taffy island. irritating sweet which gets stuck in your teeth all the time. that’s why i only eat half at a time. and i don’t bite. didn’t buy any back because it ain’t anything fantastic.
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this is really worth mentioning. u know what it is? it is just ice and flavoured syrup. how much does it cost? 6 USD. you know what it means? ice kachang without any ingredients. no red bean, no jelly no nothing. just ice and flavouring. and it cost the price of a meal at astons. or even more. zomg. and people do buy it =/ this is the stupidest thing people buy on boardwalk. zomg. money money money; not for me.
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Haha after work, kind of cheated and went to the arcade to change for my carousel! finally. don’t ask me how I cheat. you just need to be thick skin. Then again, i overspent my budget.. So i think i deserve the toy. which was probably 1/5 the price of what I spent. but it’s okay. at least i had a target and i almost reached it with a little help. thanks to those who helped. ha ha ha.
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at least i managed to fulfill my wish of winning a toy at the arcade some day. ha.
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it was one of our friend last day too, so we went over to ob diner’s for supper.
food was awesome as usual.
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that night was a crappy night. i didn’t sleep at all. had to plan for the boston trip the next day. book the hostel and plan what to do. but it’s okay because we had 7 hours of train + bus ride the following day.

13th-14th July 2010 – Boston getaway

like i said, i didn’t sleep. we left the place at about 5am. took 2 hours train ride to new york, grabbed breakfast at some convenient shop.
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and off we went on our long ride. i’m not sure if we had wifi on our trip there but on our bus trip back we had wifi. we took bolt bus if i’m not wrong. purchased it the night before. the bus was rather full. anyway, including the hostel and the bus to and from new york, it cost $60.75 per person. we went in a group of 4.
first stop was to harvard. i kind of expected more, but; everything from the films and movies are really overrated.
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the famous.. steps? somehow i think real students don’t sit on the steps. LOL.
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the good thing about free and easy is you get all the time to take pictures; especially when there are lesser people. the tour i went was madness. 40mins or less for each place =/
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however, the co-op was super nice.
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however, the feeling of being in boston is really pleasant. i don’t know why. it just had this very nice feeling.
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there were alot of people busking.
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we went to this burger place our friend recommended. you can’t get lost with google maps on iPhone! many places have free wifi!
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root beer!
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oh wells.
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awesome food.
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obviously not mine 😀
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omg i’m hungry.
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more buildings!
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pretty chairs. imagine they put it in NUS. it would be too hot to even sit outside. HAHA.
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after that we went to our hostel; fernway hostel. it was a really nice place. it’s a real hostel for students of boston university. we had a 3 bedded room for 2 people.
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forgot to take photos of the room but it was really spacious. a toilet inside each room (3beds) and your bed will be on top, ur desk will be below.
not forgetting my favourite,
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after that, we went to boston park. didn’t stay long though.
most parks have fountains! as a.. landmark to meet people? ha!
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omg we saw this inside the park!
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i like this photo alot!
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random cinema.
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our next stop was by request of our fellow friend who wishes to visit TD garden. the venue for alot of NBA matches. and so we took a train there.
just for this sign.
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everything inside was closed.. lol. but there was my fav machine.
i have no idea how much money i spent on such pennies but i even bought a book to display the pennies. hee.
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after the dismay from the place, we headead to quincy market. we were told that you can just eat samples and get full. however we were really late and most shops were closing and didn’t bother giving us samples. but it was shopping! at quincy market.
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went over to victoria secrets and grab my 6 for $30 =D it was the state with the lowest tax!
we had dinner at cheers, a famous place featuring some drama. lol.
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we didn’t eat much.
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after that we decided to see the city skyline so we walked one big round back to the mrt station, got out and realised that we took the train in the direction form the place we were before. zomg. but it was cold and damp since it rained. we took photos at some random bridge.
my cam sucks at night mode.
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went back after that. took a shower and stayed up late playing crappy card games. haha. it’s been a long while since i played those stupid card games. can’t recall what time we slept that night.
i managed to do 4 layers!
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14th July 2010

the next morning, we went for breakfast at a random bistro. i always make food looks better than it taste. ha.
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we walked over to fernway stadium for the stadium tour. it cost $12. my first time entering a baseball stadium. first time even bothering to know more about baseball. i bought myself a baseball kitchen in taiwan to make myself remember that i was ever once interested in baseball. LOL. and i hang it on my pencilcase, pretending that i’m so baseball freak when i still don’t understand the game.
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hi my friend.
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this tour is really popular.
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somehow the place looks really really really impressive!
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after that, we decided to go for the sameul adams brewery tour. crap. i’m not 21. my hand couldn’t get stamped and i couldn’t drink the free beer. but guess what? they gave me root beer. LOL!
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no one there bothered about the explanation, they were only there for free beer. anyway, we met some asians there and they turned out to be taiwanese! lol! the world is small i guess.

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after that we went to the museum of science. it didn’t exactly interest me but the, give and take.
my camera went flat.
but i had the toy camera!
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it was very messy after that. one friend left the camera at the penny machine in museum of science. went back but it was gone, left our contacts there and everything but guess no one returned. after that we were really late for our bus ride back to new york. omg we ran and ran and ran and ran and ran. omg, it was like non-stop running from the train terminal to the bus terminal. if we were to miss the bus can really cry but in the end we managed to catch the bus! it was a crazy experience =/
after that, it was another 4 hours back to new york.
went to f21 for shopping! bought my shades (the one that is my profile pic :D) and macs for dinner (cause we needed their toilet) ha! and after that it was a 2 hour train ride back to point pleasant beach. and that ended this 2 day getaway which was, really tiring but enjoyable i guess.

15th July 2010

my 3rd last day at work! had to train the new turkish girls. went to the beach in the morning. obviously not for sun tanning.
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haha. it was the day i took the picture with the action sampler. the one with me and my new sunglasses, and the other half with the sky. that nice picture. haha. am i being a pro with selca. zomg.
i think i walked over to whack a mole, no no, the bball booth and snap snap the pictures. haha. judging from the sequence of my photos. zomg, if that’s worth mentioning.

16th July 2010

2nd last day at work! i wrote that i had free supper from the police, but the funny thing it was a jie hua xian fuo present. lol. it was actually from the person who hates me the most at work! but nevertheless it taste great! haha. free supper!

17th July 2010

omg finally the last day at work! it took me so long for this day to come. well, we went to reward ourselves with jersey mikes before we started work. i went over to CVS to develop my photos. bought a lot of nonsense, as usual. a girl can never walk out of a shop without digressing away from the main objective. LOL. my purpose was to develop photos and i walked out of CVS $29.35 poorer.
on the last day, had to take photos with people i didn’t want to take photos with. ha. joking. anyways, the person who hated me the most didn’t even say bye. zZz. zZz. but i shouldn’t really bother much. i don’t really care. not that im going back to the same place again. LOL.
bye bye shop.
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it was a hectic day as we had to pack for our 5 day trip. ohmy, you know what? before we left for the 5 day trip, our room was in complete mess! and i shall leave the last day of the week, an a new post, dedicated to the 5-day tour!
on a side note, she who hates me so gave me this! she found it abandoned on the boardwalk and brought it back to the shop. she convinced me that i could bring it home if i took out all the Styrofoam bits; which i did. and it took me like 2 hours. but, now piggy is safely in my room! haha! stuffed with cotton! it was the first thing i did once i came back. i have no idea why. wanted to dedicate it to my bro (pig) but seems like he didn’t want it.
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18th July 2010

in the next post! (omg i dread the day i have to blog about the 5 day trip. i think it would take me 3 hours =/ this took me slightly less than 2 hours. haha.) seriously, why do i go through all this trouble?

and amazingly, i don’t know who actually reads this. wordpress stats said that i had 65 views since i started. and i only posted this once on fb. i don’t really think much of my fb friends actually bother about this. lol.
till next time~ and if im ambitious. i will blog about my 09 taiwan trip too! but i might just be, too lazy.

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