I’d forgotten about this place until I started going back through my photos. Last week, my wife and were walking down 11th Street. I don’t recall where we were going, but we saw a flea market and stopped in to look around. I’d always thought of flea markets as being a uniquely ‘Southern’ thing and [...]
Last Saturday my wife and I were in Times Square, heading to Olive Garden to have a nice dinner for our anniversary. We got off the train at 42nd street and walked through Times Square to do a little site seeing first. I was surprised to see what looked like a hate group preaching in [...]
Last Saturday was my and my wife’s fourth anniversary together. We spent our first anniversary in Singapore. Our second anniversary was in the Philippines. Our third anniversary we spent apart. I was here in the US and she was in the Philippines. We spent a lot of time talking about how we would spend our [...]
Last Wednesday night I went back to the Spiritual Life Center at NYU. My class at City College was given the choice to vote between whether they’d rather have class at CCNY or go back to the Ramadan Workshop and they chose the workshop. That was good, because even if they hadn’t, I’d have skipped [...]
Last Tuesday I had the opportunity to go to the Islamic Cultural Center of New York on a field trip for my summer anthropology course: “Islam in the West”. If you don’t count my visit to the Islamic Center at NYU’s Spiritual Life Center, this was my first visit to a mosque. I don’t suppose [...]
When I saw this red Swingline stapler on Amazon I just couldn’t resist ordering it. I absolutely loved the movie Office Space and this stapler is one of the memorable items from the film. If you haven’t seen it, I highly recommend it. It’s a comedy and it’s hilarious!
My mother’s side of the family has lived in New York City since my great-grandmother immigrated here from Spain (via Puerto Rico) in 1930. Ever since I was a kid, I came here to visit family every summer and then, about every 2 to 3 years. My family has always lived in the East Village [...]
Wednesday evening, I had the opportunity to visit New York University’s Spiritual Life Center at Washington Square in Lower Manhattan. NYU has organized a series of workshops that will take place every Wednesday night from last week until Ramadan begins, with each session focusing on a different aspect of Ramadan. I attended the workshop with [...]
I should be at home finishing my homework but I really couldn’t miss my Sunday evening run. I have to burn off those extra helpings of curry.
A few weeks ago my wife and I went to the American Museum of Natural History here in New York City. I’ll post more about that later, but I just wanted to share this image first. When I saw it, the first thing I thought of was the Angry Birds games. I think Rovio (the [...]
When I was living in Singapore, my wife and I would go jogging 3 times a week or more. Even though it was hot over there all the time, even at night, it was exhilarating. Besides being in good shape, every time we would run and hit our target, it gave us a sense of [...]
This past weekend was the only weekend in my one and a half week break between the end of Spring Semester and the beginning of Summer classes. I wasn’t sure what I wanted to do. My wife was encouraging me to relax and have a good time. I was thinking about doing some heavy reading [...]
Hi. You’re probably looking for something and found this generic web page instead. I’m in the process of transferring my Blogger blog to a self-hosted WordPress solution with Dreamhost. Check back in a few hours and, hopefully, I’ll have this thing up and running. The hard part is over, I think. I had a hell [...]
I’ve finally found the time and the motivation to get this blog moved to WordPress, so if you notice some funkiness over the next few days, that’s why. Also, if you don’t see any posts from me for a couple of weeks, then you may need to update your RSS feed, though I’ll try to [...]