Another Departure


“Welcome to New York !!!!”

With hopes and fears in my mind, I arrived NY alone on Aug 17, 2007
And with hopes and fears in my mind, I will leave this country, today- Apr 5, 2013

Today, I will write about the preparation of departure.
Because I didn’t know what to do first.

【Things to do before your departure】
(1)Get rid of your stuff
(2)Close your accounts
(3)Enjoy the culture of the place
(4)Do what you might not be able to do in new place
(5)Seeing people

(1)Get rid of your stuff
Basically, even though it attracts you, if you can’t carry or you haven’t used in the past, dispose!!
Then I gave, donated and threw away many many stuff.
For those who cannot throw stuff, I would recommend a book called “The Power Of Less”(Lloyd Alter)

(2)Close your accounts
For closing your accounts of cellphone or bank account, it’s better to prepare sooner.

(3)Enjoy the culture of the place
-Wandering around central park by bike
-Guggenheim Museum
-Yoga (It seems Yoga is so hot in NY)
-Broadway theater(Wicket)

(4)Do what you might not be able to do in new place
I went to gym to swim a lot, given that I don’t think I can do that in a new place.

(5)Seeing people
I think this is the most important thing to do.
For the last 2 weeks, I met up with people everyday. Because of the schedule, I couldn’t get to see everybody who I wanted to see. But if there will be an opportunity in the future, I believe I can see them again.

I really appreciate everyone whom I met in NY.

Thank you so much.

I’ve had many memories in these 6 years.

Oh NY, you made me hate you and love you, but I hope to come back when grow up.
I will finish this with a typical phrase that receptionists in NY often use.



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