Empire state of mind

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empire state of mind, week 10

has it been that long? it has. i embark on my final week in new york city starting today. what a ride. here are a few more photos of this awesome city. i’ll be busy updating my site more frequently this week. enjoy. included in this photo series are some pics of Wei Wei’s sculptures … Continue reading

empire state of mind, week 4

so this week, I took a break from those long posts for something a little more visual. I went out and shot a bunch of photos with Nicole and Andrew. we had an awesome time, and best of all, we were giving each other ideas of how to shoot photos. hope you like the pics.

This one is for you, Dad

As I child, I hated fishing. There was something about waiting minutes that felt like hours for a few seconds of catching what would always end up being a tiny fish. That just wasn’t flattering for me. Even at such a young age, about 7-years-old, I was impatient. I was an impatient little brat. I … Continue reading

Week 1 – Start spreadin’ the news

It was about 3 a.m. I walked a patient, almost contemplative stroll down the empty corridors of the subway station near Time Square. The night had not gone as plan. But it was still an experience. Now, as I walked and waited for the No. 7 train back to Queens, I felt a little down. … Continue reading

manhattan, you are grand

Manhattan, you are grand. You streets are at places filthy, muddled with trash and spills of contents unknown. But no matter how much dirt or trash, there is a layer of glamour no amount of filth can cover. That is your aura Manhattan. Odors permeate the air, launching an assault on the nose. A pungent … Continue reading

after the first night: Queens is a Gumbo

Volumes of pages are dedicated to describing Queens, and indeed all of New York City, to the point where writing another description seems almost destined to be relegated to cliché. But hell, everyone has a different voice, and mine is just as important. So I’ll describe a bit of the city and focus on my … Continue reading

queens. day 1.

I’m in Queens. And so far the stay has been a little on the humid side, but no worries, for now, my first actual day in New York will involve a beer festival. No word on whether or not I will actually drink though. But I am here. I am safe. Feeling blessed. Feeling excited. … Continue reading


I’m staring the packing process for NYC. Soon. I’m in my room in Aurora absorbing the sensual sonics of “Let’s Get It On,” and “Let’s Stay Together.” Not sure why, but I’m listening to it. Not sure if it will make good packing music though. This packing business, it’s tricky. It’s going to take several … Continue reading

Week 1-Start spreadin’ the news

Hasn’t started yet. Duh. Chill.

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