As I said in my last post, I visited a friend recently to celebrate the holidays. During that time, we talked, ate, and talked about our plans for the new year. For dessert, my friend bought some strawberry shortcake from a famous local bakery, known to be loved by the Clintons. It is said that […]
This morning I took the train to Chappaqua to visit a friend for the holidays. It’s the furthest north I have ever gone on the Harlem Line (Metro North, blue line train). I always imagined what the stations north of White Plains (where I work) looked like… I was a bit dissappointed. Lining the railways […]
I was walking home from work and saw these. It seems like not much is decked out this year, so seeing even a few lights is enough to make me happy.
It’s that time again. For me it’s a really busy couple of weeks, since this is the time of the year my company make the majority of it’s money. From the third week of December to a few days after the new year, things are absolutely nuts. Recently, I went to NYC Library to see […]
Getting around in Japan can be surprisingly easy by train. When you buy a ticket, all you need to do is look on the signboard for the price of fare to where you are going (each station accounts for departing location) then put said amount into the machine and select the price as seen on […]
For the second week of my stay in Japan, I stayed in the city of Ikebukuro, which is west of Tokyo Station on the Yamanote (train) Line. It’s an entertainment town that’s filled with things to do after 6pm (before then is pretty busy too, but it really opens up at night). The popular manga/anime […]
For the first week of my stay in Japan, I stayed in Yamanashi Japan. From there, you can see many moutains, one of which is the famous Mt. Fuji. The food and people in Yamanashi are really great too. The local tomatoes are to die for and if you can, definately sample the local miso.
Preparing to go overseas for a bit. I’ve never been out of the country before so I find myself being more than a little nervous. It doesn’t help I will be traveling alone for a good part of my journey.
Quite tasty! These are from The Cheesecake Factory in White Plains and are in fact their “half size” portion. Heaven help me if I ever ate a full size from there!
In White Plains there is a building with a very interesting statue. It’s been there ever since I was a child and I remember it from when I first went to White Plains with my mom. He looks to be a lawyer from the papers in his case and hands. Every part of the statue […]
Central Park really is great. Hopefully, I will be able to visit again while the leaves change colors. My friends and I probably should start planning now.
Brother has always loved the water. I could never understand why, as he (and I) are unable to swim. As soon as the weather starts to warm up, he follows me around asking if we could plan a trip with everyone to the beach or some lake. This summer he got his wish. We went […]