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I’ve been neglecting this blog for some time now, because soon after my birthday I freaked out and realized that my DAT was in less than 2 months (now more like 2 weeks)… so I’ve been very busy studying. And now it’s finals week and I’m dying because I have so many and they’re all worth so much of my grade. But I really don’t want to study anymore so I’m using this to procrastinate.
Here are some photos from my birthday dinner last month:
We went to Symposium, a tiny Greek restaurant (the photo on the website makes it look deceivingly large) near Columbia. It was the first time since I started college that I’ve been able to celebrate my birthday with a group of friends, and it was excellent! Great food, great sangria, great company. And the delicious strawberry mousse cake was from Artopolis.
22 is a rather unmonumental age, I must say. But that’s just fine with me. Turning 20 and 21 felt like such a huge deal that it made me nervous and agitated that I still hadn’t figured out my life. But I actually felt surprisingly okay with this last birthday. Maybe it’ shouldn’t be so surprising, since I finally do have some idea of where I want my life to go, even if I haven’t ironed out every wrinkle in my future plan yet. But I finally feel like I have a goal and am making progress, so that it no longer feels like time is passing me by. It’s a good feeling!
So right now I’m focusing on finishing finals (with decent grades, hoping for straight A- this semester, haha), then it’ll be onto the DAT, and then doing the pre-health application and other stuff for applying to dental school, and finding a job for both next semester and my gap year, all while enjoying my last semester in college! And then it’s onto the real world… but let’s not get too far ahead yet.
I probably won’t be back until after my DAT on Jan. 7, so I guess I’ll wish anyone who’s reading a very Merry Christmas, and see you in 2012!
I went to Brooklyn Botanical Garden last weekend. What a beautiful place! Great spot to get away from the hustle and bustle of the city.
Look at these gorgeous lilacs. Lilacs are one of my favorite blooms ever. To me, nothing else signals the arrival of early summer, my favorite time of the year, more so than lilacs.
Just in time for cherry blossom season.
Lying under the cherry trees.
Tulips! Another favorite of mine. I remember going to the Skagit Valley Tulip Festival with my family years ago, and there were just field of tulips stretching as far as the eye can see, in all sorts of colors.
After walking around the garden, we looked for a place to have lunch. Stumbled upon a Greek restaurant named Teddy’s. We were seated in the garden in the back, nice little place, with wonderful Mediterranean music playing. I had a chicken shish kebab, which came with salad and a side, and the portion was huge. It was so very delicious, and a great balance of meat and veggies, which I find very difficult to get in a dish at restaurants.
We got free pita bread with delicious tzatziki sauce. My boyfriend had a New York burger, reported to be also very good.
Just writing about it is making my mouth water!
That was definitely a day well spent :)