Week 3!

So it’s been over a week since I last posted about what work I’ve been doing. But I had done quite a bit!

Last week, other than settling in and tottering about doing little duties around the office, I had to research for a client enquiring about release. This was fun because it was something new to me and I had created a document with the procedure and eligibility and how the inmate would be marked (the criteria that needs to be met.)

Other than that research the week was good as I even went to court again.

This week though, I was able to watch the trial of US v. Rengan Rajaratnam. I am thankful that James allowed me to visit the trial because although it was very complex and hard to understand the indictment if you aren’t familiar with insider-trading etc.

They have concluded the trial for the week and the counsels have given their closing arguments so next week the jury will deliberate on whether to convict him of conspiracy to commit insider trading. It is ever so interesting! (You can google it too, as there were reporters sitting on the trial.)

This week was only a 4 day week at work because it was Friday 4th July! The weather was horrible in the morning which meant moping about for a few hours before setting off to do anything with Chanae and Masi. We went to eat at Hooters too which was fun (but the chicken wings weren’t too great) and then the weather cleared up so we headed to watch the 4th July fireworks. Ironically, I enjoyed celebrating the 4th (even though they are celebrating not being ruled by England etc.)  We were quite far back but we still had an amazing view and it was just a great evening.

I think tomorrow we are going Six Flags (New Jersey) – I can’t wait!!



Weekend :)

This weekend we were supposed to go and kayak around the Brooklyn Bridge, but you know… working in this heat makes you slow down a few hours. My parents had also arrived, so as we couldn’t kayak this week i went to meet them.

I was showing them around the area and Times Square, and I wanted to take them to eat at Hard Rock Cafe. I had the best food again! Chanae had told me before that our lecturer had suggested getting cheesecake whilst we’re here and the portions are so huge i can’t even order the oreo cheesecake afterwards. Next time, i’m just going to get the cheesecake!

The weather was nice and I spent the day browsing the shops with my parents and then trekking off home (still not used to the 45 minutes journey on the subway late at night with the air con on 😦 lol.)

Sunday… was a fun day. Masi lives in New Jersey so it takes her a while on the weekend to get to meet us in the City because of all the travel adjustments on the weekend. She had told me how good iHop was when she went with her cousin… so we had to go. As we were going to an outside swimming pool, we ended up going to iHop in Harlem. Let me just tell you know… it is not like the City. It is still lovely though, but I got lost trying to find this place. I walked around every street and what do you know? It was right next to the station.

I had waffles with bacon, egg and then fruit (so weird.. but Masi suggested it! It was lovely, although, they go OTT with the cream and stuff, it was way too much.) Of course, for my drink I had iced tea. I have been living on Lemon and Raspberry Ice Tea since being here.

After our food we went to meet Chay at Central Park to find the outdoor swimming pool. We only had 30 minutes in the pool before it was closed for cleaning. We sat in the park, soaking up the sun and tanned for a while (by tanned I mean I just got burnt :/) Then went back in the pool. Although, this time everyone was going crazy in the water and it was colder and more crowded. We headed back home after a nice relaxing day at central park to get ready for work the next day.