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Sunday, January 31, 2016

Riverside





Here are some photos of Riverside Park, which sits across from New Jersey. It's a quieter park, smaller, but very beautiful especially during the summer. It's a nice place to watch the sunset and chill out.

Anyway, what have I been up to this week, nothing really. I ran a couple of errands, sent in resumes, met with a couple of people, went to a rehearsal, practiced some piano and bass, but mostly chilled out at home, and watched Gilmore Girls on Netflix (I'm only 5 episodes in and I'm already obsessed).

Man, what a snooze fest of a post haha, sorry about that y'all. Hope you guys like the photos though.

Question: What are your favorite tv shows?


Monday, January 25, 2016

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Snowstorm Jonas

Last Friday night it started snowing in NYC, and it did not stop snowing until Saturday night/Sunday morning. We ended up with 26.9 inches of snow. We were literally .1 inches away from setting the all time record for the most snow in NYC EVER. We were beat by 2006, when we had a blizzard that produced 27.0 inches. Crazy how things work out.

Anyway, on Sunday I left my house at around 1pm, and trekked through Central Park with my dad. To be honest, I prefer taking photos of snow when the sky is gray, but bright blue skies are beautiful as well! There were wayyyy too many people in the park though. Growing up, there were never that many people.... Maybe I'm just a bitter New Yorker, but sheash it was borderline too crowded at times. 




When I was a kid I used to go sledding in the park with my brother. There was one particular hill that we always went to that was always really awesome. And every single time, after about an hour of sledding, a bunch of little kids and their parents would come over and ask to join us, and that used to make me so mad hahaha. "I did all of this hard work to make the track and find this hill, and you all just march over and dare ask to join my brother and I? Rude...." haha. Now I just take photos of the snow, which is definitely not as satisfying.



The snow is pretty to look at but stepping into those nasty slushy puddles that are of varying depths is NOT fun, especially when you're a cheap-ass and you buy snow boots that are not waterproof like advertised. I had to walk around all day today running errands, and man did my feet get wet. *gross*

In other news, I just submitted my application for Grad School!! Hopin', prayin', beggin' that I get in!!!!I also had my general physical today, and everything is all clear (I'm TERRIFIED of doctors/hospitals so this is kind of a big deal for me haha).

What's the weather like in your neck of the woods?

Saturday, January 23, 2016

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I Love Food...




I love food, do you love food? I did not do much socializing this week, and there is currently a huge snow storm hitting nyc, so I can't really go out, so here are some photos of awesome food that my friends and I ate recently. Just in case you're wondering, yes the first photo is of a Shake Shack burger & fries. And yes, it was delicious....

When the snow storm dies down by tomorrow I'll head over to Central Park to take some photos. I do this every time it snows because it's soooo therapeutic. It gets so quiet and peaceful when it snows, it's so awesome.

In the mean time I'm just chillin' in my house, listening to some music, reading some blogs, making travel plans for my moms birthday (she wants to go to Spain, Portugal, and Morocco). I might go to San Francisco as well with my friend in May, but I'm not entirely sure yet. 
Anyway, hope you guys are doing ok!

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

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Changes

On Sundays I usually head over to Hillsong church, but this time around, I decided to check out Times Square Church, which is about 10 blocks north of Hillsong. I took a couple of photos of the church after the service because my goodness the interior was OUT OF THIS WORLD. The foyer was beautiful, the sanctuary was beautiful, the colors, the textures, oh my gawwwsh.




On Monday (Martin Luther King Day, I love MLK), I went to a cool cafe in Washington Heights to catch up with a friend. It was a really good time because, I've been needing to sort of empty my brain of all its contents lately. I admit, I don't talk to people enough, the weather is not helping things either haha. I'm introverted, but I love to talk about interesting things, have deep conversations about anything; I need some sort of outlet to get my thoughts and feelings out, and I think that's primarily why I like blogging....I'm rambling sorry. 


We talked for about 3 hours, about different things, and it was nice to catch up with her. We also talked a lot about our friends, and how everything is changing so quickly. So many of our friends are getting engaged, getting married, settling down into serious relationships, and both of us are still single. It's not that we're bitter or depressed about our single status, but it's kind of weird, and slightly scary watching everyone grow up and see their lives change. I've lived in NYC my whole life and I've known some of the same people for years, and so many of them are picking up and leaving, moving on to different things. Some of the people that I graduated high school with already have children, and I'm like whoah whoah whoah, where did the time go? Am I behind the curve *not to have kids because I definitely do not want kids now, but you guys know what I mean* ? What's going on?!?!?! *Ok calm down Farrah* 

Question: Are you guys going through something similar in your lives? Do you kind of feel like you're behind the curve; are there a lot of changes going on around you? Let me know your thoughts!



Saturday, January 16, 2016

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Pizza Pizza



Feel like I did not take enough photos this week, but today I took a trip to Greenpoint, Brooklyn to hang out with my friend, and check out Vinnie's Pizza. They sell cool mini pizzas on pizza slices, and even though they don't taste any different from regular pizza, it was still pretty cool.

After that we went over to Buffalo Exchange in Williamsburg, a popular consignment store (it's the coolest place ever) to do a little bit of shopping. I did not buy anything because I'm trying to save, but to be honest, I'm not really itching to shop or buy any new clothes. I don't know why, but for the first time in a LONGG time, I'm actually satisfied with everything that's in my closet. I have a good amount of button-downs, a good amount of t-shirts, a good amount of dressy outfits, a few jackets for different seasons, a few good pairs of jeans, and a good amount of shoes. I can cycle a lot of my clothing, and incorporate them into different outfits, and I guess that's what I've always wanted. I hope to God that this is not just a phase, but a more permanent state of mind.

The only thing that I'm super keen on buying right now, is a new camera, the Olympus Pen E-PL6.  I'm still debating on whether I should get it, or wait until the PL7 goes down in price but ehh idk. Don't feel like spending $549 on a camera that is not super different from a camera that costs $299. But we'll see.

Anyway, question: Are you satisfied with everything in your closet, or do you feel like you need a few more items to make it complete? 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

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Lincoln Center 1-11-15





I had an interview at Lincoln Center yesterday, and I think it went pretty well (it's the only job interview that I've been able to land so I'm prayin' prayin'). The sky was super blue, the sun was perfect, it was pretty damn cold, but I took out my phone (wish I had my camera with me), and took some photos before I went in for my interview.

I've had my camera for about 4 years and I want a change. My Nikon D3100 is a nice entry-level camera but it can be limiting in some ways, I might sell it to a friend, who knows. I've been looking into getting an Olympus Pen E-PL6, which runs for about $299. I'm not super interested in getting the PL7, because not only it costs about double ($549), the specs don't seem to be that different from the PL6. Does anyone have any advice?

 Oh and I'm selling my Nikkor 70-300mm lens w/lens hood on ebay for $100 here: http://www.ebay.com/itm/221989893375


Friday, January 8, 2016

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Patience

This week has been generally quiet. I've been mostly waiting on emails, professors, career counselors, etc. Gotta be patient, just gotta be patient. 

To kind of distract myself, I practiced some piano, wrote some music, baked some more cookies, went to the movies with my mom, met up with some friends, and hung out with my rabbit (because he's awesome). The temperature in NYC decided to take a dip this week, so I'm not as inclined to go out and explore haha, but next week I want to go to the Brooklyn Bridge, take some photos, and then check out a cool cafe or restaurant around there. 

Anyway, sorry for the random mix of photos haha, but they kind of do relate to my week.  
What have you guys been up to this week?


Saturday, January 2, 2016

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New Years Resolution: Take More Photos

One of my resolutions this year is take more photos, film, digital, cellphone, anything. I used to use my film and digital cameras a whole lot when I started blogging back in 2011/2012, but I started to slack off majorly in 2014. But now, I got my groove back, I will begin going out a bit more, and I'll make sure to take my camera with me. 

Just wanted to show you guys some photos that I took with my film camera over the years, makes me excited for the photos that are to come...

What are your new years resolutions?





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