Tourists In New York

Recently, a high school classmate came to visit New York City. She’s been living in Europe and this was her first time in Manhattan. Days later, I saw posts on Facebook that a distant cousin was also visiting New York for the first time. She works for an airline company and has seen pretty much the world all over. When I saw their posts on Facebook, all showing the usual spots that are quintessentially New York City in any film setting, I noticed one thing in common: their excitement to be here.

And a sad realization dawned on me: how come I don’t share the same enthusiasm? Why can’t I be like that? Now that I think about it, I don’t remember the last time I was that excited to be in New York. Is it because I live here now? Continue reading


Christmas in New York: Oh Gotham. Why are you so beautiful?

Decided to take a stroll after work the other night. I think that New York is most beautiful around the holidays. The festive store displays on 5th, the shops at Bryant Park, and of course, the glimmering tree at Rockefeller Center. I’m walking around with this overwhelming feeling of love for mankind until someone accidentally bumps into me as I’m taking a photograph and I’m immediately filled with irritation and the urgent need to get away. Love the holidays.

• Vintage silk dress • Kate Spade bag & necklace • Donna Karan gold hoops • Hunter boots • Rings are from YSL & Cynthia Rybackoff • H&M acrylic chubby •

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