006 Eunji Kim

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006Before I came to Philadelphia, I imagined this city as old, sedate and small city having warm weather. So I actually thought my exchange student life in this city can be filled with monotonous routine. When I arrived at Philly, just after I traveled to New York, it wasn’t different from my imagination except the weather thing. However, a month after I had to change my reflection about Philadelphia. One day, I waited for the traffic light on a crossroads in front of the city hall and then, suddenly a horse crossed the street and people seemed unconcerned. The other day, I went to mall and saw a sparrow flew away from clothes. Those kinds of events were unrealistic scenes for me because the place where I’m from is hard to see horse and sparrow in downtown or mall in the city. The events make me feel excited. As the weather is getting warmer, there are so many people busking on the street with music based on jazz or blues and enjoying weekends at pub with beer that there is no place to enter. There were much more marvelous events in Philadelphia that I expected and soon I fell in love with this old, vibrant city. The city likes a surprise present for me filled with unexpected fun events.