On Saturday, 16 December, I ventured into Philadelphia to meet Christina for the holidays. I left early in the morning so I could go food shopping at Trader Joe’s when it first opened at 8 AM to avoid the crowds. En route to the city, Christina texted me that she was sick and wouldn’t be able to make it.
That was okay; after I went food shopping, I went to the Art Museum and enjoyed my time there. I spent two hours touring the galleries and taking festive photos with the holiday decorations. It was fun, though I signed up for a tour, but left an hour before it began. I was getting hungry, but next time. I want to go to Final Friday on 28 December, I’ll sign up for some tours then.
I made my way back to Pho 20 and had a chicken pho for lunch. It was a peaceful half an hour just enjoying the pho. I could eat it 24/7. I then walked around China Town before heading home.
Although it was rainy and Christina couldn’t meet up, I had fun. However, now I’m wondering about it because later that night she posted that she went to see a movie with her roommates. This year I’ve lost two friends and sometimes I sense I’m losing her too. I hope it wasn’t the case on Sunday; I have her gift (a photo book I made) and I’ll arrange something in 2019. If it falls through again, I’m not quite sure.