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For Valentine’s this year, John and I went to see this play called “That Championship Season.”   As you can see, it was an awesome cast and recently they were featured in a NYTimes article.

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A friend posted this on his FB page and of course I couldn’t resist.  Yes, it’s an actual cat fashion show.  The Gothamist had a good coverage of the event.  I showed it to John and he said, “when cats revolution come, these people are gonna be the first ones to be guillotined.”

Serious Eats is one of my favorite sites to visit.  It keeps me updated in all the places that I would LOVE to check out and also I get to stare at all these fantastic food pix.  WARNING: Don’t go to this site if you are hungry.  You’ve been warned.

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I was at the Ninth Street Espresso in East Village with some friends this past Saturday.  Good coffee, good company, and beautiful weather in NYC.  Sometime, there’s nothing better in life.

Today I stopped by my elementary school PS.21 in Flushing.  It’s been more than 20 years but soon as I walked thru the front doors, the familiar scent of the hallway, brought back memories like a flood.  Everything seemed scaled down from what I remember.  Then again, I am now 20+ years older than I was the last time I walked out of these doors.

After chatting with the ladies at the Administrative office, I found out that my 5th grade teacher, Ms. Ginger Manganaro was not only still teaching at the school, but was still teaching 5th grade.  I couldn’t get over myself.  I thought about stopping by to say hello and thinking back, I’m not sure why I didn’t.

Then I also stopped by my junior high school, JHS 189.  And as I was chatting up with the ladies in the main office, there was Mr. Solomon, my 8th Biology teacher.  He was one of my favorite science teachers of all time, even though I’m pretty sure he didn’t remember me, he put up a good front. : )  I was telling him how I still go around quoting him.   “When you learn something, learn it the right way the first time.  Otherwise you will have to spend twice as much effort and energy to unlearn the incorrect thing then have to learn the correct thing over the incorrect thing.”  How true is that statement in so many ways?

Then it occurred to me.  There are people, regardless of the financial reward, who  genuinely are passionate about their life, their job, their career.  Ms. Manganaro and Mr. Solomon, thank you for showing me what it’s like to be at the intersection of Passion and Purpose today!

I love everything about NYC, including the no-so-tidy subway system that takes you anywhere you want to go.  I think it has so much character and so much history that I can’t imagine this city without it.  Then I saw this illustration by Julia Rothman.   I love the fact that soon as I looked at it, I started to hear “Empire State of Mind” in my head….

I’ve been working at the IAC building now for almost 3 years.  We have enough perks here to really define us as an “internet” company.  And one of my personal favorite is Bagel Friday.  I overheard by the toaster this AM, a guy telling his co-worker that he thought about working from home today, but remembered it was Bagel Friday and decided to trek into the office.  Yes, we really do indeed love our Bagel Fridays here.

However after 3 years, close to 150 Bagel Fridays later, and countless number of bagel vendors, Murray’s Bagel in Chelsea has made its debut at our sacred weekly ritual.  The bagel goodness was higher than most bagels I recall and I have enough faith in Murray’s to believe that they will maintain this standard on weekly basis.  Although like some relationships, we’ve seen most bagel vendors make an awesome impression, then disappoint us after couple of weeks,  I would like to hope that this will be one of those rare lasting relationships….

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These days, I go home and religious watch the Martha Stewart Show that I dvred.  It’s like going back to an old friend that you’ve forgotten you had.  Familiar, comfortable, inspiring, and so right-fitting.  Yesterday’s show high-lighted things of Brooklyn and the Brooklyn Flea market.  Guess what John and I will be doing this Sunday?  That’s right folks, we’re headed out to the market! 🙂

 

details at poet's walk

details at poet's walk

 

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brooklyn/walt whitman

 

 

 

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Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide !
Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !
Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !
Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !
Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

WALT WHITMAN “CROSSING BROOKLYN FERRY”

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Flow on, river ! flow with the flood-tide, and ebb with the ebb-tide ! 

Frolic on, crested and scallop-edg’d waves !

 

Gorgeous clouds of the sunset ! drench with your splendor me, or the men and women generations after me !

Cross from shore to shore, countless crowds of passengers !

Stand up, tall masts of Manhattan ! stand up, beautiful hills of Brooklyn !

 

 

 

nyc sewer

nyc sewer

Back by popular demand.  I will try to post more pix on this blog.  This week, I will be posting NYC related pix.  These are some pix I took  couple of months back when Sung Hee unnie was visiting NYC with her crew.  

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This was part of wedding photoshoot at the central park.  That’s when I discovered the Poet’s Walk.  And whenever people see these pix of John and I, they always ask where these pix were taken.  I am truly thankful to our wedding photographer Dan Loh for really capturing that day and that moment for us.  It still brings back such fond memories.

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While my buddies from LA were visiting last week, we went there to take bunch pix to mimic our wedding pix.  It was a fantastic place to sit, relax, and ponder about life….

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This could be anywhere in NYC.  This particular view was from BAR 89 in Soho.

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