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#954: Drink JPOP

“It’s a little fatty,” the waitress said, pinching her side, after I ordered a Chinese dish called Beijing style dalumen.

“Uh…” I said. “Does that mean I shouldn’t get it? It’s not good?”

Or you’re warning me I may get fat if I eat it?

She looked at me blankly.

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Posted by on May 13, 2017 in Food/Drink

 

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#931: Morgan Library

Books, books, books, art, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, books, books, art, art, books, books, books, books, books, art, books, books, books, books, art, books.

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Posted by on January 14, 2017 in NYC

 

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#909: Classical Theatre of Harlem

I know what it says about this city, the country, and our world that the production of Macbeth presented on an outdoor stage during a steamy summer was not crowded until–well, ever. I arrived an hour before the show and there were 4 other people there. The audience didn’t start to filter in steadily until a half hour before the play started, and even at curtain time, there were still seats available.

I know what it means that this fantastic night of theater is relatively unknown in the city, despite being an innovative adaptation filled with talented actors.

I know it’s important to recognize and discuss why this free event was the first time I’ve been to a free event here that didn’t require a fight or at the very least strong patience to attend. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on July 28, 2016 in Theater

 

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#896: Major League Soccer game

The good things about soccer:

  • The games are short
  • The seats, at least at Yankee Stadium where NYCFC plays, are great
  • The crowd gets really into the game

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Posted by on May 30, 2016 in Sports

 

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#883: Go to a comic book convention

I went there. I listened to a panel made of women who weren’t very good at talking about what the panel was supposed to be on. I pushed through the exhibit area where people were selling things I didn’t understand.

Mostly though, I stared at the attendees, wondering how we could all be of the same species and yet so different.

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Posted by on April 3, 2016 in Art

 

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#878: Go to an a cappella show

I always claim I can sing, that I can stay in tune, hit the right notes, etc., but that I have no range and my voice doesn’t sound good. Yes, this is probably the same as saying you can dance but you have no rhythm and you run into the other dancers.

So anyone who can actually sing impresses me. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 21, 2016 in Music

 

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#876:Walk across the Williamsburg Bridge

It’s no Brooklyn Bridge, but it’s no Queensboro Bridge either.

Like the Brooklyn neighborhood itself, it’s a little underwhelming, and you get the feeling a lot of people are only there because they think they should be and not because it’s something really special. Read the rest of this entry »

 
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Posted by on March 13, 2016 in NYC

 

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