Tag: nyc

March 29, 2015

I finally went! OIJI- korean restaurant in the East Village, NYC

If you’re in the mood for Korean food and you want a place where you’re given a bunch of free banchan (side dishes), with massive amounts of food… then go to K-town. You can go with a large group, eat until you’re stuffed and throw back a few bottles of soju amidst the loud chatter of the restaurant. You might even run into someone you…

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April 8, 2014

CitizenM, NYC

As someone who has lived in New York for about 5 years now… I have come to dread passing through Times Square. It’s busy, crowded, loud and touristy but of course, it is also in the center of the city making it a convenient and a must visit area. Last Friday I was invited to preview the new CitizenM hotel. I had no idea what to expect….

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January 1, 2014

Happy 2014

Happy first day of 2014!! Hope it’s been nothing but good for you so far. 🙂 Last night, I was thinking about how last week didn’t quite feel like Christmas for me (maybe it was the odd weather) but strangely, this week, I could feel the approach of the new year in my bones. I don’t know what it is… but I have a feeling…

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April 7, 2013

The Foods we ate in NY- adventure week continued

So after our little adventure to the Brooklyn Bridge, I took my sister to Chinatown (one of my favorite places in New York), to eat some of my favorite foods that she’s never tried before. It’s only natural that after some adventure she tries new foods too, don’t you think? Besides, getting bullied by the weather and walking quite a bit is EXHAUSTING- we were…

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January 11, 2013

We found Hope in a Loveless place

It’s easy to get caught up in the New York hustle: we all have our own things to do, places to go, people to see. Sometimes it really does seem like a jungle out there where it is every man for himself. We often put ourselves first or become selfish and we allow relationships with others to fizzle on the backburner. In the aftermath of…

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November 1, 2012

this side of Paradise

I’m in my room right now writing this post. The same room that never lost power, water or internet the whole time Hurricane Sandy was wreaking havoc on the rest of the city/east coast. Yesterday, instead of staying inside for warmth and safety as advised, I decided to go for a run, go out for food and even walked 40 blocks to watch a movie….

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October 30, 2012

Artistic leaning

If you are somewhere in the Northeast and waited/waiting for Sandy to pass like I was, your windows probably looked something like this. For hours… By this time you are probably quite aware that when it rains, it drips. When it drips, it blurs. When it blurs, you wipe or squeegee.


August 28, 2012

No explanation necessary

You can see the exhibit “Signs and Symbols” at the Whitney Museum after waiting in line and then paying admission but street art is ubiquitous and free, just look around. Here are photos I have taken myself of street art within the past couple of months. (I’ve been really into street art these days) Presenting: my own exhibit of “Sign and Symbols” if you will.