On the Hudson

The Hudson river flows (N to S) through Eastern New York. When mom and I visited Ghetty Square to get my passport, we also made sure to take a look at the river while we were there. Just behind the Yonkers train station, there is a nice view of the water surrounded by Rockland counties, […]


While we were down in the city, on our way to one of the bookstores, we came across a strange little antique shop. As soon as we saw the window, we were entranced and just had to go in. Photography was not allowed in the store unfortunately, but we got a few good shots through […]

Fruity Tart

I may not be able to eat things like this anymore, but that doesn’t mean I can’t enjoy them in other ways. I love pastries. I love the look of them, the smell of them, the elegance of a well made one. Pastries and sweets are not food to me, they are art. –Fruit Tart […]

Looking Up

Went to Manhattan with a friend recently. Couldn’t help but admire the architecture (like I always do when we go there).  We checked out all my favorite shops– like Uniqlo, kinokuniya, Barns & Nobles, and Book*Off (see a trend?)– and stopped a couple of times for snacks on the way. We debated calling out usual karaoke […]

South West Yonkers

I needed to go to Ghetty Square to apply for a passport. Lately, the city has been trying to revitalize the area by adding new stores and restoring the waterfront. This area used to be hidden beneath a parking lot, but has been uncovered and worked to be a meeting place. The river you see […]

Natural Divide

The best path is not necessarily the easiest… Life is filled with hardship. Look at it as an aid in appreciating the good times. I can speak from experience. “Safe” doesn’t have to lead to “happy.” Safe means safe, means little changes and little excitement. It only leads to wondering “what if?” Try to live a little.

Angel of the Waters

A well-known foutain in Central Park. The angel is said to be sculpted by a famous female artist at the turn of the century, when such works were not so openly displayed. From what I remember, a TV programe said that it was specially commisioned.

A Walk in the Park

I went with my brother to the Bronx River bike path the other day. It was nice to get out and walk around on a day where it wasn’t too hot or too overcast. He picked me up from the Buddhist Temple I practice at and we stopped off for a snack before checking out […]

Sweet Home

The house can be found in Central Park. According to a plaque near by, the house was imported Europe. When we went, entrance was prohibited, but next time I want to see inside.