September 8, 2008

happy birthday, dee

Posted in USA - new york tagged , , at 6:08 pm by Malia Yoshioka

i first met dee in the 7th grade “math counts” competition – she was on maui waiena’s team and i was a proud kalama panther. i guess you could call her my arch rival, my nemesis. math was generally more of a “boy thing,” but dee and i both loved it enough to make it an extra-curricular activity. yes, we were dorks. (i guess some things never change – thank goodness my hair did though!)
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September 7, 2008

sex and the city

Posted in USA - new york tagged , , , at 5:06 pm by Malia Yoshioka

it’s probably a cliche to say this, but i am a huge sex and the city fan. i own all six seasons in the fancy pink gift set and i’ve seen every episode multiple times. i mourned the end of the series and rejoiced when they said they were making it a movie. jess and i saw it the day after it came out even though we were all the way in new zealand. if there was ever a new york city sightseeing tour designed for me, it is the sex and the city tour.

sex and the city tour!
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September 4, 2008

my city

Posted in USA - new york tagged , , at 12:56 pm by Malia Yoshioka

i heart new york. i really do. the city that never sleeps, the big apple. busy, thriving, dirty, smelly, full of life, impersonal – call it what you will, but there’s never a dull moment in new york. i love this city.

times square, NYC
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September 3, 2008

boston to new york for $1

Posted in USA - new york tagged , , , , at 1:07 pm by Malia Yoshioka

why don’t more people know about this?! apparently there are a bunch of bus companies that make the 4-5 hour drive between new york and boston many times a day, with seats as low as $1 ($1.50 total after booking fees!) i couldn’t believe it so i researched online to make sure there wasn’t a catch, but apparently it’s legit.

only one seat per bus is normally sold at $1, but there are also $8, and $12 seats, and the max you’ll pay is a whopping $15. buses leave on the hour going both ways, so there is lots of choice and i was able to score a $12 ticket. i used a company called lucky star and i thought it was a great deal overall. the bus left from boston’s south station and dropped me off in new york’s chinatown 5 hours later, as promised. maybe i shouldn’t post this cause then more people will find out about it. but wow, what a deal! i thought those kind of prices were only to be had in asia! =)