My friend came over last Friday and tried to do the overdue photoshoot he promised me. Because I was rushed, had only an hour before heading out to Lulu’s Style Studio at NYFW, we did not take too many photos. Next time!
When I saw the build board early January in Flushing Chinatown, I knew I would to made the effort too A-mei in concert in Atlantic City. And it happened to fall on my birthday weekend. For anyone who is interested in making a trip to this Jersey shore, there are two bus companies that make the trip from Chinatown to Ceasar’s, AC. The ticket booth of the we took is located on 1 Division St. The fare is $27 for roundtrip, $20 with VIP Casino Card, which you could once you’re in AC with the Chinatown ticket stub. The ticket stub also entitled you to some money to gamble in the casino, so make sure you take advantage of that!
We stayed at The Chelsea Hotel, which is almost on the boardwalk but lacks the crazy casino. The best way to describe the decor is as if a home makeover show had a 60’s themed challenge came in and did the hotel. We encountered no problems with the service, which was quite friendly. Overall the hotel was clean and the beds were comfy (and passed the requisite bedbug check). For the price we paid (booked through named-the-price on Priceline), we had an ENORMOUS bathroom and a gorgeous view of Atlantic Ocean. A-meiZing World Tour at the Taj Mahal was mindblowingly good. As singer whohas been around since 1996, A-mei is still hot as ever, and her voice, unlike Wang Faye’s, is still going strong as ever! I sang from first song to the last, from 1AM to 4AM, and was hungry for more. The more translated into a 5AM baffulo wings gorge and passing out to the sound of the ocean just outside us.
We checked of our hotel at 11AM the next morning, grabbed food, and had a nice walk down the boardwalk, which turned into a shopping trip inside the mall on the boardwalk called Pier Shops at the Ceasar’s. Just as thought I was going the leave the 60% off racks inside the BCBGmaxazria empty handed, I fell in love this trench coat and bought it despite my goal decrease my spending. (it was tax free!) Can’t wait for the weather to be nice enough for me rock out in this treasure.
Passing the miserable rainy weekend by reminiscing the picnic I had last weekend at Governor’s Island, also my first time at another NYC island. To anyone who are planning on visiting the place, it is a must go. The fact there are only a handful of cars (only one I saw was the ice trunk) and relaxed people made it feel as if I have stepped off New York City into someplace like Longwood Garden in Pennsylvania. The view is absolutely to die for from the island.
Everything was perfect except for the weather, which started out sunny, then extremely windy, followed by droplets of rain. We fell asleep for 3 hours in the midst of trying to study for GRE/MCAT, woke up miserably cold. Did not do much beside eating packed food, which consist of asian cucumber salad and flatbread sandwich, sleeping, trying to study, and taking photos. Definitely will have to return to explore the rest of the island. Oh, did I mention there is free bike rental at Governor’s Island on Fridays?
After reading the NY Times article about the food flea market, I traveled crossed the East River to taste the flavors of Smorgasburg. The market is right on the river, with Manhattan’s skyline as the backdrop. Perfect place for a relaxing Sat to get some delicious local food and sit on the grass to enjoy the weather.
We got the one of the fish tacos there, biscuits with gravy, and HUGE chicken sandwich.
We set out, under the overcast sky of yesterday to accomplish the feat of walking the length of Manhattan. While we did not exactly started at the Northern (train was not running), we made up for it by zig zaging across the island. It was not only a walking adventure, but also a food one. Notable mentions: Crumbs cupcakes, octopus balls in , Lamb Paomo at Xian Famous Food.
Yesterday morning, with the 10AM appointment to Richard Meier’s Model Architecture Museum, I got early for the first time this break and took the train over to Queens. It was well worth it. I was thoroughly impressed with all models at the storage space, and learned a big name in the architecture world. Richard Meier got his claim to fame when he designed the Getty Center out in LA.
For lunch, I finally ate at this Korean Vegetarian place in midtown that was packed the first time I went. Food was okay, but my favorite aspect of this place is decor and the very korean style way to eating. All guests are required to take his shoes uptown entrance and sit on these mats. We ordered the mongolian hot pot and the tofu kimchi hot pot lunch specials. Come if you would like to experience the culture, and don’t expect too too much from the food (it’s okay-good, not mind blowing).
I can’t remember when was the last time I blogged. While I had blog regularly , the plan has been crushed by laziness and busi-ness.
Other than school, eat and sleep, homework, and studying, I spend a large amount of my other time doing photography! Here are some the photography related things I have been working working during my period of inactivity.
1. I blogged about my group’s photography project sometime back, and we had our first exhibit a day ago with student council. Here are some of my work in this project. Check some of the talented Columbians we photographed here.
2. The Senior Dance Thesis performance was my second modern dance performance I photographed. Here are some of my favorite shoots.
3. New couple photoshoot today. Below are some of my favs from the bunch.