I have to say I’m a bit of a dreamer (ha you probably already knew that from my last post)
But yes, I do suffer from the chronic daydream. Which is probably why I count airplanes in the sky pretending they’re shooting stars. Wishing for a wish that won’t come true.
The East San Jose Carnegie Branch Library is, despite the man it’s named after, ain’t so big. Seriously. Standing on this side of the library, I can see the other end and it’s not much.
It’s on the corner of 24th and Santa Clara, a rather small part of town where the majority of people are, sadly, not big on biz.
Yet, it’s not too shabby. The flowers and flying creatures theme is still prevalent. Although they have an affinity to birds here.
I stayed for as long as my hunger could hold and then dashed off for mama’s cooking.
But of course. I was in downtown San Jose. I couldn’t.
My favorite place in downtown SJ is probably the area around Plaza de Cesar Chavez. In the evenings, the place is so lively with people and their pets strolling around. Bikers near the stage doing their tricks. Kids running through fountains.
I always come back and find a new thing I didn’t see before. The Paseo de San Antonio Walk isn’t bad either. They have theaters, lightrail station, eateries, flower shops, and a ROSS. What more can I ask for? XD
I have to say, downtown SJ is very biker-friendly. I approve.
Come to think of it, I only started this library-expedition business because I felt that I wasn’t blessed with the money to go to summer school but now that I think about it, I would have rather taken this trip than a summer course on BlahBlahBlah 101.
Because of my adventures, I’ve learned more about myself, the people around me, and most importantly, the place around me.
I still don’t know what college I want to go to or what I want to major in or what I want to write in my personal statement or how I’m going to pass calculus next year or what I’m going to eat tomorrow!
But despite all that, I’ve had so much fun going to all these libraries.
It’s been TIRING, HOT, GRUESOME, and sometimes downright a drag to bike all the way to some of these libraries but boy am I glad I did.
Woah there Linh. WE’RE NOT DONE YET. WHY ARE YOU MAKING IT SOUND LIKE A FAREWELL ADDRESS?
Anyways, I just wanted to say that sometimes, there are other things more important than studying. Like friends. Like… dreams. Like yourself. For me, what I need to do right now is keep..biking to the city of my dreams.
In any case, the next post will feature the lovely Calabazas Branch Library! A rotten 6 miles from the Campbell station! 😀