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Living in New York City

Rockefeller Center and the Christmas Tree for 2013

My wife and I went to see the Radio City Christmas Spectacular yesterday night and while we were in the area we decided to look around Rockefeller Center. There are Christmas lights up already, which is nice, and the tree is already in place, but it is surrounded by scaffolding. Judging by the pile of branches on the ground nearby, the tree is being trimmed and shaped prior to being decorated for the holiday season. Maybe I’m just getting used to being around tall structures, but the tree doesn’t look as big as usual this year.

We also walked past the NBC today studio set. It was closed up for the night, but it was still interesting to look in and see where the teleprompters are read.

NBC News Studio by Rockefeller Center
NBC News Studio by Rockefeller Center
Looking into the NBC Studio news set from outside.
Looking into the NBC Studio news set from outside.

I didn’t know Christie’s, the auction house, was by Rockefeller Center, but we saw that too. The big balloon dog sculpture in front of the entrance is pretty cool. I sort of wish there were miniature versions so I could buy one and keep it on a shelf.

Balloon Dog Sculpture at Christie's Auction House
Balloon Dog Sculpture at Christie’s Auction House
A close-up of the balloon dog sculpture.
A close-up of the balloon dog sculpture.
Christie's Auction House window displays.
Christie’s Auction House window displays.
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Day Trips in the City Living in Singapore

Cool Tree Sculpture at Vivocity Mall in Singapore

My wife and I were at Harbourfront to meet a friend for dinner. She is visiting from the US on a business trip. She spent the day at Sentosa and while we were waiting for her we took a look around Harbourfront Mall. We’ve been all around Vivocity but we didn’t realize there was another mall attached the port where you get on the ferries and cruise ships. It’s nothing too special, though there are some nice shops down there.

When we left it to cross over to Vivocity there was this really cool tree sculpture placed between them. I took the following photos on my iPhone. Not bad for a 2 megapixel camera with no flash, huh? I think I’m getting the hang of this thing finally.

I wish I knew the backstory on this sculpture but I didn’t see any plaques or informational signs about it posted anywhere. If anyone knows and can fill me in through the comments section that would be great!
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Living in Singapore

Real Life FarmTown Coconut Tree

Look familiar to anyone? This really does remind me of the coconut trees in Facebook’s FarmTown application. Ya, I’m addicted to it! Kinda silly, but it’s a fun way to kill time.

Sorry, to those of you who saw this when I posted it to Facebook before. ^_^

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