50 Shades: Philadelphia, PA, USA!
Don't be getting shady! No, actually it's OK! Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA turned a deeper shade of blue for that U.S presidential election recently! Talking about being shady, I want to serve as many forms of shade that Philly served during my 2019 comeback trip! Doing an overnighter from NYC was the right decision to make! Shade can be positive! Philly, I miss you!
Christmas decorations make places look messy, those photos can't be used all year round! Dodging the Christmas tree that was standing outside of City Hall, I paid my attention to Philly's Center City because I had longed to serve Downtown Realness! Getting my ish together, the shade had been saved for later on that day! I lived and loved that Center City Philadelphia moment with much love, I had worked damn hard to experience that 2019 scenario! Philadelphia's central point just got me, I had the nerve to walk wherever I wanted to because those years in China had got me feeling sheltered! The air of caution had been blown out of the dark after I had walked into the Downtown District in Newark, New Jersey a few days previous to that shady moment! I was back, meaning Britney back and I wasn't going to let her ever go back in her Newark box! Venturing into the Downtown had me feeling all of those emotions! 2012 me wasn't ready, 2019 me had the game done right! Hear me won't you, Philadelphia! OK!
I'm an American? I wish! I cannot answer that question right now but my tastebuds answered with a resounding 'YES' as I tucked into my chicken cheesesteak sandwich. I had published a guest blog for an American tour operator during my student days after my Placement Year that had been spent in Newark, NJ, USA. Covering Philadelphia for that post I had done some vital research about Ishkabibble's. After I had checked into my hostel, it was time for me to hit Philly's South Street because I had chose Thursday night for a special reason. Back to that delicious piece of Pennsylvanian cuisine, I had taken my seat for that sandwich I had waited a long time for, well in years not in service time! I had never had such a tasty sandwich ever, the melted cheese had me in heaven without question! Thursday night wasn't just going to be poppin' at my chosen venue, no way! I was sitting next to three ladies who were decked out in their Ratchet Fabulous get up, eyelashes were freshly glued and one had her baby hairs laid! Go!