As I am writing this blog, I am moving from my hometown to Shanghai for my fall internship. To be honest, I never thought I would be here right now. As much as I am excited for my new journey, I really miss the heart of North Philly.
1. Penn's Landing
Penn's Landing has got to be one of my favorite places in Philly. It is amazing all year round. In the spring, the wind is always so breezy. In the summer, the bars and restaurants have the best appetizers. In the fall, watching sunsets by the waterfront is so peaceful, and in the winter, the hot chocolate warms my hands and heart. Hopefully this New Year’s Eve I can go to the waterfront with some friends to watch the fireworks.
2. The coffee spots
Saying “I am obsessed with coffee’’ is an understatement. South Philly has the cutest little coffee spots to study in, my paycheck always goes right to vanilla lattes there. Richie’s, Saxby’s, and Dunkin’ got me through the long tech days. I used to hate black coffee but now I chug espressos like it is nothing. Honestly, even Starbucks here does not taste the same as in Philly.
3. The people
Many people have said that “I love Temple University because of the people.” I absolutely feel the same way. To be honest, I thought I was going to transfer back to Ohio my freshman year, but the people are the reason why I did not leave. Not knowing anyone before coming here might be one of my advantages, it made me an open-minded person and pushed me to get out of my comfort zone. Since classes are now online, I really hope everyone stays safe on campus!
f this pandemic has taught me anything, it would be not to get upset about plans not going through, but be happy because something did fall into place. Things definitely did not go as planned, but everything is the best arrangement!
Philly, I will be back as soon as I can!
This blog post was written by Cindy Chen, Temple PRSSA Vice President.