Category Archives: New York

Friday Night: Yoga Dance and Prosecco Punch

Friday night at the Farber-Lai Household looks a little like this: Kate is tucked away in her room going over chemistry flashcards with her best friend–he’s in his last year of medical school; she’s just embarked on her premed adventure. … Continue reading

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Pulling Espresso Shots and Other Updates On Life

You may ask yourself, how do I work this? You may ask yourself, where is that large automobile? You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful house You may tell yourself, this is not my beautiful wife Talking Heads, … Continue reading

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Around The Block: Hurricane Sandy

As of 11 am, we still have electricity and Internet capability here in Greenpoint, Brooklyn, so I thought I’d blog. I just came back from a walk around the block to see which business were open, and which were closed. … Continue reading

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Lunch Time in Times Square

I intern at a company whose office are in Times Square. At first, I didn’t really like it. Want to take a break outside? Get ready to go down 11 floors, and deal with wall-to-wall moving advertisements and floods of … Continue reading

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Brooklyn Beautiful

I rode down to my grandmother’s in Bay Ridge the other day. Here’s a visual representation of the trip–along with its mishaps.

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First Hour of the Day: Finishing Zadie Smith & Waiting for a Sports Shop to Open So That I Can Buy A Helmet

Context: Bike, bike, bike. I got a bike yesterday from Joyce’s Richard. I rode it home over the Williamsburg bridge; it was exhilarating. Morning: In bed, finished Zadie Smith’s newest novel NW. Have you read NW? Please comment below with your thoughts, if yes! (Kate’s … Continue reading

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New Moon Kirtan Tomorrow!

In this house, we love our kirtan, call-and response chanting in Sanskrit. (See latest chalkboard art, here, and here for reference.) Sitting on the floor after dinner with a glass of wine is very likely to result in Joyce leading … Continue reading

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Celebrating the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival With Some Chalkboard Art and Moon-Gazing

Happy Monday everyone!  I hope you got to do some moon-gazing for the Mid-Autumn Festival last night.  It was a bit cloudy in New York, but I could still make out the moon. So the festival was last night, but … Continue reading

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The First Hour of The Day

Recently, I read this article that states the first few hours, when your brain is well rested, are the most productive.  The main iteration of the article is that instead of checking e-mail, you should be goal-setting and doing things … Continue reading

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It’s That Time of Year Again: Freshly Baked Moon Cakes in Chinatown

Today, I bought a box of freshly baked mooncakes from Chinatown’s Kong Wah Bakery (210 Grand Street, New York, NY 10013).  I chose just one lotus-seed paste cake, at first.  But, I found myself buying a box of four–two lotus … Continue reading

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