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My (new) NYC Apartment Tour! + Amsterdam VLOG

Hey guys! So I just got back from Amsterdam. I had a long weekend. It’s Memorial Day today. So I thought I could use a little bit of a
break. I’m almost at the end of my third year clerkships. I think third year is probably has been one
the hardest year. Arguably, I think it’s the hardest year of
med school, so I thought I deserve a little break so I went to Amsterdam for a long weekend. I was there for about four days and now I’m
just getting back and tomorrow I start my neurology rotation, which is my last rotation
of third year. So do you guys notice anything different? I finally moved into my new apartment. I want to give you guys a quick tour even
though it’s not ready yet. Everything is pretty much all out and not
organized at all but I’m just gonna give you guys a quick tour. So when you first walk in, you have a nice
view of the living room, and some of the bedroom. And immediately to the right you have the
kitchen. It’s actually a pretty nice, good sized kitchen,
considering that it’s New York. It has a full sized fridge, and a new dishwasher. And what I like it’s that it’s open to the
living room so you can actually cook and entertain, and have people over and still stay in the
kitchen and talk to people in the living room. On the side I have my little shoe container
thing that I got from IKEA. This thing holds shoes. So this is the living room. I have all the covers of my couch and the
side chairs at the dry cleaners right now which is why it’s all naked right now. I have all my books here and some of the board
games and stuff. I haven’t set up my book case yet. So they’re all on the floor currently. This is what used to be my dresser but is
now my TV stand, and there is my TV. Have a couple closets in the hallway and next
is my bathroom. I love that a bathroom can be so easily transformed
by like a nice shower curtain or bath mats. This shower curtain is actually ten years
old from Target but I just love it so I just keep it around with me. So this is my very pink bathroom. I have a full tub. So that’s it for the bathroom. I have some stuff in here. Some of my stuff here is organized. That’s the sink. Some of the products out there. Last but not least, is my bedroom which is
not organized at all but I will show you guys a sneak peak. I have the mattress on the floor right now. I’m maybe in the process of getting a new
bed so that’s why that’s on the floor. I have all my shoes over there. Some of my stuff on the floor. That’s my closet. It fits everything I have which is cool. Some stuff in boxes still. I haven’t unpacked completely, but yes. This is it. This is my bedroom. More to come, I’ll do an–I’ll do an updated
tour when everything is set up and nicely organized. So back to my main station. So Like I mentioned, I just got back from
Amsterdam. It was a really fun trip. I wanna tell you guys a little about what
I did in Amsterdam and all different sites and things like that. So the last few months of third year have
been pretty stressful. I had some of the more difficult rotations
back to back in third year. So the timing was really great, I have a few
days off. It was a long weekend from Memorial Day so
I thought it was the perfect time to go and have a little trip to Amsterdam and it turned
out to be perfect. So Bae and I landed in Amsterdam on Thursday
and that night we just kinda walked around and toured the city. We called it an early night because of combination
of jet-lag and being tired from moving apartments and all that the week before. So our real trip started on Friday, If you
guys don’t know Amsterdam is one the bike capitals of the world. So literally everyone was biking around and
we decided that we should bike too. So we biked from Amsterdam to neighboring
neighborhood called Haarlem. So it was supposed to be a 1 hour bike ride. We got lost a little bit and we took some
breaks and we finally got to Haarlem and Haarlem is basically a similar city to Amsterdam,
it’s a little quieter, less crowded, but it is just as pretty and has lots of fun things
to see there. So we got there and we were starving so we
ate at this healthy place called By Lima. Healthy Place is their label. The food was great, the food looked gorgeous
and it tasted really good and after eating we walked around and explored Haarlem. Afterwards, we were too tired to ride back
to Amsterdam so we took the train back with our bikes. After we got back to Amsterdam, we took a
little nap and then we went to go eat. We went to this place called De Hallen. I’m probably saying that wrong but it’s basically
a huge food hall with a bunch of different cuisines and different food stands and different
types of food. We kinda explored all the foods, we got a
little bit of everything from stands and we ate and it was really fun. Something that kind of messed me up is the
sunset in Amsterdam around this time is really, really late. So I think it would be like 10 o’clock and
it would still be relatively light out and that really confused me but basically the
sunset around 10pm. So the next day a food tour. I love doing food tours in different cities
because I think it’s one of the best ways to learn about their culture. So we toured all the different kinds of food
that Amsterdam and the Dutch had to offer. Our tour guide, her name is Ester-Hanna, she
showed us some really good eating spots in Amsterdam. We ate all kinds of food like Indonesian food,
herring, croquets, cookies, cheese, wine, ice-cream. It was so much fun. After the food tour, we wanted to go to Anne
Frank House but the line was super long. Anne Frank house is one of those places that
I wanted to visit but the line ended up being too long. It was very sunny and hot out, we didn’t end
up going in. But we did get to go to the gift shop and
we checked out some of the postcards, pictures and some of the models of the Anne Frank House
inside, that was really cool. So anyway, vacation is over and tomorrow,
I have to go back to my hospital and I start my neurology rotation like I mentioned. So I’ll be going back to the grind. And I know I lot of you guys are studying
really hard especially if in you’re an M2 or if you’re preparing to take your USMLE
Step 1 or 2 in the near future. So I found out about a cool study resource
that I wanted to share with you guys. A lot of you guys are using First Aid USMLE
Step 1 book to study and there is this app called Lecturio that you can download and
it does something super cool. Let me show you guys. So lets say you’re using your First Aid book
and there is something you don’t really understand. You can use the app to take a picture and
it will show you a video explanation of that particular topic. So for example lets pick a random page and
pick this cardiac and vascular function curve. These always kinda mess me up, so the app
is gonna upload and scan the words on the page and find relevant lecture videos, you
can see there’s pre-load, Frank-Starling Curve, different cardiac dysrhythmia, there’s videos
on afterload and cardiac mechanics and overall just a very helpful companion to your First-Aid. So if you don’t understand anything, you can
go and watch the lecture yourself. And it has video lectures on pretty much any
topic that you need for Step 1 and Step 2 USMLE. All the lectures on the video are given by
educators from Harvard, Yale and John Hopkins, they also have quizzes and topic reviews so
it’s overall a very good companion to your First-Aid USMLE and your exam prep studying
overall. So the service is not free but they do have
some free videos so you guys can go check it out and see if you guys like it and if
you guys do wanna sign up, I have a discount code for you guys. You guys can go to lectur.io/strivetofit and
use the code “strivetofit20” for 20% off the subscription. So good luck to everyone who is studying. I know studying for a big exam like this can
be really stressful but hang in there and it will be over soon. If you guys want some tips on how to study
for big exams, I do have a video, so I will also link that in the description box. And before I close, I just have one more announcement
and because it’s summer soon, I’m gonna be taking a summer vacation from YouTube as well,
so that means I wont be uploading every Saturday like I’m doing right now but it will be a
little more sporadic. I’m still going to upload but it won’t be
every Saturday. And because I’ll be uploading more sporadically,
I think that you guys should definitely bell me! So that’s the little bell next to the subscribe
button so that way every time I upload a video, you’ll get a notification and you won’t miss
any video. And with that, I’m gonna end the video and
I’m gonna start unpacking because it’s getting super late. I hope you guys enjoy the videos, stay tuned
for my updated apartment tour later on and I will see you guys next time. Bye!


Victoria Morgan

Jun 6, 2017, 1:52 am Reply

Me and my boyfriend are mildly obsessed with you. No lie. Jacob thumbs this up when you see it lol


Jun 6, 2017, 6:58 am Reply

CONGRATULATIONS JAMIE! So happy for you, you truly deserve it. Also, your old apartment gave such familiar vibes, so I think we're gonna miss seeing it in your future uploads haha! You're truly inspirational, love you x


Jun 6, 2017, 7:19 am Reply

Congratulations on your new apartment. It looks lovely ❤

Dr. zeezy

Jun 6, 2017, 7:25 am Reply

Hey great video ! How much did the trip cost you?? i'm planning to go to amsterdam soon and was interested in knowing how much it would cost?

Lucy Manley

Jun 6, 2017, 8:04 am Reply

Congrats on your new apartment & good luck on your last rotation x


Jun 6, 2017, 8:15 am Reply

Thanks for sharing Amsterdam Jamie! I kept updated with your SC! Your apartment looks great! I'd love to live in NYC, have visited many times, wishing you good luck & happiness there!?Xx


Jun 6, 2017, 9:08 am Reply

Amsterdam is a really pretty city! Where I live the sun doesn´t set until 12 pm and in some parts of the country it never sets at all 🙂 (from Norway)

Hayley ONeill

Jun 6, 2017, 9:24 am Reply

I love your new apartment! ❤

That Medic

Jun 6, 2017, 9:29 am Reply

i get my final year medical results today at midday…. AHHHHHH!!!!

Life With Kelsey

Jun 6, 2017, 9:38 am Reply

My name is Kelsey I am currently in college. I want to pursue medicine but my gap is low(2.7). Due to this I changed my major to biological and physical sciences with my teacher certification in order to raise my gap. Is this a good idea or should I just graduate and take my mcat?

Cee Dy

Jun 6, 2017, 11:13 am Reply

Congrats on the new appartement you deserve it and I'm happy for you ! ?
but please tell me you took your cat with you? I'd personally never move to another place if I couldn't take my cat with me ?❤

Nada S

Jun 6, 2017, 11:19 am Reply

YOU WERE IN AMSTERDAM?! I would love to have met you ?

Anne D

Jun 6, 2017, 11:27 am Reply

You're going to entertain in that apartment? Maybe I'm just too claustrophobic.


Jun 6, 2017, 11:36 am Reply

I love your fashion style! I know you aren't a beauty youtuber but I'd love to see a wardrobe tour and where you get your inspiration from/ where you shop.
Congrats on the new apartment and keep up the grind 😀

SL Skeeter

Jun 6, 2017, 12:09 pm Reply

did ur cat move with u , are u able to give her seating by the window so she can look out while you are gone? do you plan on living in newyork long term?

Anita Hsieh

Jun 6, 2017, 12:50 pm Reply

If you have went to the anne frank huis a bit later in the evening like around 7pm, the line is much shorter :p I went to amsterdam in early may and we stayed near there and based on what I saw, the line would go all the way at the end of the block but by 7ish, it starts next to the pancake place which isn't as long :p

Liani Advincula

Jun 6, 2017, 1:24 pm Reply

I didn't even realize the mattress was on the floor not until you said it LOL

Xin Yee

Jun 6, 2017, 1:29 pm Reply

I thought you will say you r going to take a summer break from youtube (which means 3 months no video), I AM SO SHOCKED.
But, yea, luckily you say you will still upload video~ Congratulation Jamie because you are going to be in M4! And, I am also very appreciate your effort that you keep updating your life (eg you went to Amsterdam)with us 🙂 Thank you for being an inspiring model for me! "Hang in there, it will be over soon." , your words are so encouraging! And that's what I need currently 🙂 xoxo

Agape Faye

Jun 6, 2017, 2:42 pm Reply

If you don't mind me asking how are you able to afford a new apartment if school is your full time job?

Nikki P

Jun 6, 2017, 2:53 pm Reply

Your apartment is so cute! Hope you are settling in well Jamie! And Amsterdam is one of my favorite cities ☺️

Sofie Mee

Jun 6, 2017, 3:09 pm Reply

Which uni do u study at?


Jun 6, 2017, 3:17 pm Reply

очень нравится, смотрю с удовольствием

konthedepressed DON

Jun 6, 2017, 4:44 pm Reply

I feel like Harlem and Amsterdam is similar to Boston and new York

Praseena Prabhakar

Jun 6, 2017, 5:11 pm Reply

Where did you get the yellow and green storage zip thingies from – seen at 2:03, please @TheStriveToFit

Ayush Sharma

Jun 6, 2017, 5:16 pm Reply

in which medical school u r studying?

Abigail Landolf

Jun 6, 2017, 5:30 pm Reply

@ 6:34 that's the Surinamese flag!? Suriname represent❤


Jun 6, 2017, 7:21 pm Reply

Loved the video Jamie as always, And amazing music choice !!!!

Zestina ha

Jun 6, 2017, 7:46 pm Reply

Is your bae in med school as well? Love your videos! ❤️

Dawn Kaur

Jun 6, 2017, 9:47 pm Reply

What is the name of the app?


Jun 6, 2017, 12:03 am Reply


Marilyn Vatican

Jun 6, 2017, 2:20 am Reply

Where will you set up your desk? Where will you study? Love your new apartment!!! ??

Joyce Sejera

Jun 6, 2017, 3:59 am Reply

Hey will you make a video on what Candy does all day? When youre not at home? I'm a big fan of your cat <3


Jun 6, 2017, 4:39 am Reply

I am 12 and want to be a neurosurgeon and I am totally obsessed with your videos! Great work keep it up!

Chrisanta DeLaO

Jun 6, 2017, 6:48 am Reply

Who do you watch for vlogging inspiration. I seriously love watching your videos and I'm not med student lol. But I feel so at peace when I watch your videos. How did you start? Would love your feedback ? #loyalsubscriber

Madeleine S.

Jun 6, 2017, 9:17 am Reply

Please do an apartment hunting guide! 🙂

Jenessa Sanchez

Jun 6, 2017, 11:44 am Reply

Hi, Jamie! Congrats on moving in to your new apartment! I know it'll look great once you've finished boxing out all your stuff. Could you make a video on what's your mac laptop, if you don't mind doing one at all? I have been following you for quite a few months already and your videos inspire me to be a better benefit not only to people around me but to myself as well. Anyways, goodluck on your Neuro rotation! 🙂

vicki o

Jun 6, 2017, 12:16 pm Reply

Yes please make an apartment hunting video! It would be so helpful!


Jun 6, 2017, 6:01 pm Reply

love your vids =)

Fail Your Way To The Top

Jun 6, 2017, 11:48 pm Reply

I've recently read The Diary of Anne Frank. I'm on my 3rd reading. Just weeks away from freedom they get caught. She wrote exceptionally well for a girl of her age. Her journal seemed so adult like. I hope one day to see her hiding place.

Karen M

Jun 6, 2017, 12:35 am Reply

A guide to apartment hunting in NYC would be helpful, please consider making a video/blog post about that!

The kitchen does look nice and spacious! By the way, does the apartment have a balcony?

Frank Kumi

Jun 6, 2017, 5:47 am Reply

Wow, can't believe you're interested in Anne Frank as well! I always wanted to go to the Annex that she stayed at, very interesting history there


Jun 6, 2017, 1:16 pm Reply

Are you at an away rotation?( I thought you were going to med school in Virginia)


Jun 6, 2017, 2:07 pm Reply

ah so jealous of your Amsterdam trip!

W Emily

Jun 6, 2017, 3:05 pm Reply

What App did you use to make this video? How did you do that? That's awesome!

Thumper Bunny

Jun 6, 2017, 4:17 pm Reply

If I miraculously get into medical school, I'm rewarding myself with a Great Dane puppy.

Charya Mom

Jun 6, 2017, 5:49 pm Reply

love all your videos!

Ana De Castro

Jun 6, 2017, 11:20 am Reply

Why did you move? ? I forgot if you mentioned it on a vid

Whitney Winslow

Jun 6, 2017, 2:29 pm Reply

Can you make a video discussing how to budget in medical school? I recently was accepted and am nervous about learning how to live off of loan money! Love your videos 🙂


Jun 6, 2017, 8:09 pm Reply

these videos are just right thx for making these videos

zermal 330

Jun 6, 2017, 8:21 pm Reply


Lily Zeng

Jun 6, 2017, 12:29 am Reply

I just started watching your vlogs, but I've already started binging on them!! I love your content and the inside look into a medical school student's life! Thanks for being so amazing!!!

Madeline Maria

Jun 6, 2017, 1:12 am Reply

Any advice for girl who will be starting surgical tech school in the fall? Have you had to work alongside any techs? I'm super nervous but so excited.

Janezcka Sandvliet

Jun 6, 2017, 2:27 am Reply

omgg the flag at 6.34 is from my counrty! Suriname!

Ira Carlota Tiu

Jun 6, 2017, 12:54 pm Reply

I think I've seen that apartment before on tv. Or it's probably similar…

Jordan McGonagall

Jun 6, 2017, 1:59 pm Reply

Does some one know how old she is? I am just interested when do students in USA go to Med School and get to scrub in surgeries.


Jun 6, 2017, 5:03 am Reply

What Medical School do you go to?

Doctor Kaniz

Jun 6, 2017, 7:31 pm Reply

i miss your previous apartament

Sapphira Rusli

Jun 6, 2017, 4:27 am Reply

why did you move from your old apartment?

Dr. zeezy

Jun 6, 2017, 4:06 pm Reply

Great video ! I love your video editing skills ! how much time does it take you in total to film a video and then edit it? How to you manage it with med school? Do you edit the video yourself or outsource it?

White M.

Jun 6, 2017, 9:17 pm Reply

Agradezco muchísimo los subtítulos en español ? hace tiempo que no veía tus videos porque he estado muy ocupada con estudios 🙁 pero ya los estoy viendo y lo mejor de todo que ya tienen subtítulos yeeei 😀 Saludos y espero que todo te este saliendo muy bien ??

The MedicalPursuit

Jun 6, 2017, 12:01 am Reply

If anyone wants to learn how to get into medical school, I made my second video ever based of my medical experiences. would love feedback, check it out 🙂

priestla Harris

Jun 6, 2017, 3:10 pm Reply

Congrats on the new apartment and good luck on your neurology rotation. You got this girl.

Olivia Ellis

Jun 6, 2017, 5:42 am Reply

Such a strange question but where did you buy that suitcase??


Jun 6, 2017, 9:31 pm Reply

Please get more lights for your study area!

Chris Vargas

Jun 6, 2017, 2:58 am Reply

How do you afford an apartment while in medical school? Are you working full time as well?

Mybrwnisbeautiful Hin

Jun 6, 2017, 10:20 pm Reply

Do you have any advice on "how to earn extra cash" while in medical school? Thanks


Jun 6, 2017, 1:17 am Reply

Using Lecturio for MCAT! Great study tool for Pre-meds too! And great to keep for Med school in the very near future!


Jun 6, 2017, 2:38 pm Reply

Wheres your cat??

Madeline Lajoie

Jun 6, 2017, 5:11 pm Reply

watching your videos seriously motivate me to work harder. watching you i have no excuse to not study or be productive with incorporating other activities. i don't know how you do it! i know a ton of people may look up to celebrities or whatever but you are definitely someone i look up too because you have drive and you're so calm and collective about it. i've learned so much from you. thank you for your videos & all that you put into them!

Lansay Ng

Jun 6, 2017, 3:19 am Reply

Jamie!! Miss your videos 🙁 hope you're good <3

Mai Wael

Jun 6, 2017, 8:46 am Reply

Can you please do a video on social life in med school? And if you know anything about how international med students can do residency in the US please also do a video on it. And congrats on the apartment❤️❤️

Toronto Leaks

Jun 6, 2017, 11:25 am Reply

When did you do ur Step 1 and your Step 2 and when are you planning to do your Step 3? What medical school do you go to?

Joy Hicks

Jun 6, 2017, 12:56 am Reply

Love the video. Please do an apartment hunting video in NY I'm moving there in the fall??

Jorge De la garza

Jun 6, 2017, 3:25 pm Reply

I miss you ??

Jessica Pink

Jun 6, 2017, 5:19 am Reply

Do you think that Greys Anatomy actually compares to a normal day in the hospital in real life and what they do with the roles they have


Jun 6, 2017, 6:46 pm Reply

i just have to say this, I GOT ACCEPTED IN MED SCHOOL? Love youuuuu

Maria Gomez

Jun 6, 2017, 5:33 am Reply

What kind of boxes did you use? They look like very large packing cubes! I've never seen them before.

Susan Harkema

Jul 7, 2017, 4:40 am Reply

Yea, summer sunsets always throw me too in the Netherlands.

Helmi Yadi

Jul 7, 2017, 5:35 pm Reply

I am simple Indonesian when I heard Indonesian Food I automatically hit the like button

Yana Krykunenko

Jul 7, 2017, 3:48 am Reply

Discovered your channel and binge watching your videos…amazing apartment!

Jess An.

Jul 7, 2017, 12:01 am Reply

Can you please tell me where you got that black swivel desk chair you usually use to study?

The Last Panda

Aug 8, 2017, 2:06 am Reply

Hey, can you do a video about your make up routine?


Sep 9, 2017, 7:48 pm Reply

Hi i am a physical therapy student from The Netherlands so we live in the same world hhaha. I know how difficult it is to combine work with study. How do you earn money? Btw nice to hear you liked Amsterdam!


Sep 9, 2017, 5:23 am Reply

what brand is that suitcase?

Leslie Che

Sep 9, 2017, 4:40 pm Reply

Hey Jamie, Kind of late reaction to your vacation.
Anne Frank house is nice to see, but it is also a place where u would finish in 15minutes.
Videos of the interior can be found on youtube. That's all you will/would see inside.

ARDITH skincare

Oct 10, 2017, 12:39 pm Reply

I'm from Brooklyn NY I didn't know you moved to NYC, I know I'm late but welcome. I moved into my grand parents apartment after they passed away 3 years ago and they lived here for over 45 years. We have a three bedrooms three full bathrooms living room dining room kitchen and foyae (I am sure I spelled that wrong?) but they've lived in this apartment for so long when rent was affordable so it was easy to get a big apartment way back then! Ok anywho I love your videos and I stay watching them for inspiration I will be going to college spring 2018 for my bachelors of science for Public Health! Yayers ??☕️

Oliver Killeen

Nov 11, 2017, 8:47 pm Reply

If I do first aid training and get experience as a teen, will it help me get in and do well during med school?

Charlotte Le Roux

Dec 12, 2017, 2:56 am Reply

Hi Jamie, please please can you tell me where you got your sleeper sofa!

Shelsea Arzate

Dec 12, 2017, 3:39 am Reply

Hi Jamie, can you please tell me where you bought your big white table where you study and eat?:)

Nelson Roman

Dec 12, 2017, 3:09 am Reply

How Do You Pay For a Apartment while studying?

elena delgado

Jan 1, 2018, 1:41 am Reply

Thank you so much for this INFO!!! I love the app looked it up and found many more.You are a life saver.

Sarah Sami

Jan 1, 2018, 9:19 am Reply

Hey Jamie I love how organized and calm you are, keep it up! You inspire me..
I was just wondering how much did you pay in rent for your apt. ?

Georgette Rood

Jan 1, 2018, 4:42 pm Reply

For Anne Frank you should preorder your ticket online! The line is less long (the line without ticket is always crazy long) and you just go, under 20 minutes you’re in!


Mar 3, 2018, 4:43 pm Reply

I'm studying pharmacy in 2nd year now. i a bit suffer cuz I'm not really good at remember things & be serious person like my Prof. need to and im really addicted at read cartoon. i spend lots time to read them even i have to study for midterm exam in few days. so help me please i wanna improve but don't wanna beat myself that hard. ? thank you

Delores Emeagi

Apr 4, 2018, 1:59 pm Reply

This is the kind of vlog that I like. No unnecessary talking and ranting that'll bore me. Wow NY apartments are really small lol and I bet it's expensive too.

Leinil Francis Yu

Aug 8, 2018, 12:32 pm Reply

Hi, Do you know what her boyfriend is studying ?


Nov 11, 2018, 10:28 pm Reply

Is the coupon for lecturio still valid ???

dilah spardi

Dec 12, 2018, 4:08 am Reply

Can you do an updated apartment tour please? I’d love to see how it looks like now ?

Alissa Jeanfreau

Mar 3, 2019, 9:45 pm Reply

Can you make a video about being a medical student and practicing medicine in New York City?

Da Brotep

May 5, 2019, 8:27 am Reply

Exactly the 24,000th like??

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