Day 1 in Detroit

If you read my “20 Things I Want to Do Now That I’m 20” blog, you knew this was coming. I’ve flown into Detroit, and I’ve had a relaxing day, and so I thought that I would share it here.

The Flight…

Well, this part was a little big exhausting. The night before, I had some assignments due at midnight, so I stayed up to do those. In addition to that, I had yet to pack, which took me an hour. And yet, I had to be up at 3 if I wanted to make my flight. So in short, beforehand, I had about an hour of real sleep.

I was expecting to sleep on the flight, but that didn’t really happen. Why? Because one of the in-flight movies was Beauty and the Beast, the version with Emma Watson. So, I enjoyed my apple juice and Biscoff cookies as I watched a great movie. And then we ended up landing a half hour early.


For food, my cousins took me to a restaurant that they both worked at called Quan Nem Ngong. It’s a Vietnamese bistro, which is all fine and good, but if you know me then you know that I believe that there’s a not a single Vietnamese restaurant on earth that compares to my grandma’s cooking. The food for me was alright, but I will admit that the one thing that stands out to me is the banh beo, which are little Vietnamese rice cakes. I’ll admit that  I couldn’t get enough of them, so definitely a must have if you ever visit the area and want Vietnamese food.

After lunch, we went to Bambu, which seems to be a chain. For those of you who who don’t know, Bambu is a dessert place inspired by the Vietnamese culture, a culture that is near and dear to my heart. I personally love the Fruit Addict, but my cousin got the Mango Yogurt Smoothie, and I am now obsessed with it.


We went to Somerset Mall, which kind of reminds me of the Mall of Millennia back home. Except this mall has three stories and has more of a Gatsby-like set-up.

What I mean by that is that the divide is very apparent. There are buildings of the mall, each on different sides of the street, and they’re both connected by a walkway. The north side is the one with all the affordable things that I (your average college student) can purchase with common stores like Victoria’s Secret. The south side is the side that I would need to take out a loan for, with higher-end stores such as Louis Vuitton and such. It’s like a division of class, you know?

I’m not much of a shopper, but I would come back here. It’s so beautiful, I would really just want to take pictures here.


This past Saturday, I watched the entire season of Riverdale before coming to Michigan, and I’m hooked. It seems that The CW is incapable of making a bad television show, because I’ve been watching all of them. Then I end up obsessing over all of them and wanting more.

Anyway, my cousin Happy was looking for something new to watch and I recommended it to her. She’s hooked too. At some point, I heard her say, “Oh, I bet it’s Betty.” And at that point, I woke up and realized that I had been sleeping.  So after that, I decided that it was bed time.