Touring new york: Times square, ny
Today we’ll be travelling to Time Square. Once known as Longacre Square, but now as time square! Time square is actually one of the world’s busiest pedestrian intersections and also the hub of the Broadway Theater District making it a major center of the world’s entertainment industry. I was incredibly amazed by all of the billboards with the different videos and size of these billboards. I can’t believe I’m actually in here! It has always been a dream of mine to see and travel to times Square! I’m excited to see all the awesome things Times Square will bring to me.
I’m in the mood for some Jamba, aren’t you? Jamba, formerly known as Jamba Juice is a company which produces blended fruit and vegetable juices, smoothies and similar products. I went to a nearby Jamba Juice store with my uncle and cousin, I ordered a La Vida Mocha, a smoothie which is -unfortunately- unavailable in the Philippines. After that we headed back to our hotel and stayed there for a few hours.
It’s time! I’m in a Jamba Juice drinking mood; my cousin and I decided we would go out to get Jamba Juice, we could go to the Rockefeller branch or one that was a bit past Times Square. We chose to go to the one past Times Square as it’s only one straight line and a few turns here and there. And so we begin, the time I got lost in New York City. My cousin, Darla, and I decided to begin our quest as soon as the grown ups went to watch Jersey Boys a 2005 jukebox musical with music by Bob Gaudio, lyrics by Bob Crewe, and book by Marshall Brickman and Rick Elice. It is presented in a documentary-style format that dramatizes the formation, success and eventual break-up of the 1960s rock ‘n’ roll group The Four Seasons.
As they left we waited until we were sure they were in the Theatre , probably thirty minutes or so; we waited patiently and we set of to Jamba Juice. We went down the elevator down to the lobby, we were greeted by some Americans and some servers in the hotel. As we stepped out of the hotel, the cold crisp wind greeted us with a tingling sensation down our spines giving us goosebumps everywhere. We went to Time Square, it was fortunately close to our hotel. We headed there and took some pictures; after doing so, we went to look for Jamba Juice whilst avoiding the mascots of NYC who ask you twenty dollars for a single picture with an Elmo who looks quite beat up. As soon as we pass them by we kept going, passing a few shops here and there.
We were going farther than we thought. We passed by a lovely building however, it looked quite warm. Darla and I walk into a tunnel full of darkness, exiting it we asked each other, “Are we going the right way?” The sudden feeling of nervousness began trembling in me, as if I was unsure of what to do. Not to worry! I mustn’t let this minor inconvenience stop me for doing what I came here to do. We stopped at a shady little alleyway with some (sorry for the term, but…) hobos passing by. We reassured each other with a smile and backtracked. Darla took out her phone and showed the screenshot of the directions on her phone. We questioned ourselves, “Wait did we go farther than we were supposed to?” We went back and quickly realized, “OH MY GOD! Is it in there?!”, I exclaimed. Darla was positive it was in the building we were looking at. We waltzed right in and lo and behold, there it was Jamba Juice in all its glory! I can’t wait to get a drink!
I ordered myself a simple La Vida Mocha! My favorite drink from Jamba Juice. Unfortunately this drink is unavailable in the Philippines. As we ordered Darla and I were conversing and we overheard the employees speaking in a language we didn’t expect at all! They were speaking Filipino. It’s amazing to think we would understand them, come to think of it. I just realized how I am a bilingual person! I can speak Filipino and English. As we finished up our drinks we safely headed back to the hotel and waited for our parents to arrive. and this concludes the time I got lost in New York City. A truly unforgettable and rather adrenaline pumping experience.
As my experience of getting lost in New York was quite the journey, I wouldn’t recommend this to anyone! A word of advice, always know the right way to go! Also always bring an adult. and always have the mindset that whenever you’re in doubt or you feeling worried or nervous, always stay calm, because panicking won’t do you any good! You’ll just get more lost! Whenever you get lost always backtrack; perhaps you just missed something on the way. This concludes the time I got lost in New York City.
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