Saturday, August 31, 2013

Hanging out earlier tonight with my sister was so much fun. I really love her so much, and cherish our nights out together.

We started with dinner at The Redhead, and then moved to Nowhere afterwards for a few rounds. Then for a blast from the past, we ended up at Decibel for old times sake and a lot of sake. 

It's nice because with the holiday weekend, the city seems a bit emptier. Man, it sure is nice to be back home for holidays.

Dear kids,

The word of the week is "CRAZY."
As always, NYC tap water is really refreshing as hell.

Friday, August 30, 2013

Happy Labor Day!

I hope everyone has a great holiday weekend.

Thursday, August 29, 2013

Every day is a new learning experience.
Walking around NYC is the best!
It was so nice hanging out with Susy back in Astoria. 

Catching up over lunch on a beautiful day was great.

Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Last night, I had a large amount of pasta and carbs for dinner. And while I'm not certain it was from eating so much of it in a long time, damn, I sure had such a nice, deep sleep.

Monday, August 26, 2013

"There are few brown-baggers in the building in which I work. This is not because the food in the neighborhood is so great (it isn't), or because the cafeteria is Google-like (it isn't), but because many people are either "too busy" or too embarrassed to bring their lunch. Somehow one of our oldest and sanest traditions has become a laughinstock: it's not hip to bring lunch.

Let's try to fix that."

From the August 26, 2013 New York Times article, Bring Your Lunch to Work, by Mark Bittman.
"One lonely star,
You don't know who you are."

From the song Take A Bow by Madonna.
"I try,
I try,
I try, 
You know I try."

From the song I Try by Talib Kweli ft Mary J. Blige.
"You'll always be my sisters---always."

Said by the character Dorothy in the sitcom, The Golden Girls. Season 7, Series Finale.

Friday, August 23, 2013

Optimistic but realistic.
Hot yoga by Union Sqare and then a cup of cold apple cider at the park's green market.

It's a beautiful Friday afternoon.
I believe.

Thursday, August 22, 2013

"African hunting dogs---they're one of the world's most efficient predators....their secret, is teamwork."

From the television program Planet Earth: Extreme Predators on BBC America.
Mmm, cheese...

Wednesday, August 21, 2013

It was great hanging out again with Hyunha and her girls---Jaemin and Minah---yesterday. I first met them in Korea a few years ago through a mutual friend because we were concurrently all living as East Coast expats in Seoul. 

The weather was so beautiful out during our day together as well, so sitting outside for lunch at Red Rooster to take everything in was really nice.

And all I have to add is, I really do love and appreciate NYC's restaurant world. It's amazing how you can feel transported to so many different places, moods and worlds by dining at different establishments. Food can be so affecting. 

"New York can be a tough town for a clown."

From the August 20, 2013 New York Times article, Curtain Falls on a Club for Clowns and Comics, by Marc Santora and Julie Terkowitz.

What a great way to start an article.
NYC is truly the best.

Tuesday, August 20, 2013

나 몰아 ㅎㅎㅎ.
It's such a beautiful Tuesday here in NYC.

Enjoy your day.

Monday, August 19, 2013

I decided to stay in today at my friend Judy's place in Brooklyn.

It's funny because she actually also lives on Biggie's old block, and Lil' Kim was just on the street to film something.

Ahhh, Lil' (mother effin') Kim!!!

"Triumph is nothing if it doesn't come from tragedy."

From the song Supreme by Angel Haze.
I'm proud to be from Flushing, Queens. 

Going back today after a while was nice, and I was able to see some of the changes that have happened since my last visit, and even my childhood. 

But one good thing that hasn't changed since the last time I had been there are the prices of the Peking duck buns at this one place. Can you believe these delicious miracles are still only $1 each?

Sunday, August 18, 2013

Saturday, August 17, 2013

Friday, August 16, 2013

The weather today was so perfect. There was a cool breeze in the shade and it felt good to be in the sun. 

At one point I had to get from the Upper East Side to the Upper West Side, so I decided to walk through Central Park. From there, I helped my friend Grace bring her new statue purchases back to her apartment in Fort Greene. 

It was nice to finally meet her and Adrian's new dog Izzy as well---welcome to the family!