Thursday, June 24, 2010
First Day in New York!
When I arrived at the front gates of El Cerrito High School, I already felt as though my horizons had broadened. It was a strange feeling. Many, many days at school cultivated a yearning to leave the place. I developed a growing urge to pack up my bag and head off some place. So there I was, standing in front of my school, which garnered this feeling, and it was about to be fulfilled!
On the plane ride, I chatted to my neighboring passengers who were extremely friendly and pleasant. One neighbor, Alex, is a young hedge fund manager with a PhD in physics from a University in Krakow. Another neighbor, Lillian, an elderly Scottish woman, was traveling to New York to visit her daughter, who coincidently, is a Columbia Alumni!