Shake Shack: I’m Not Hatin’, I’m Just Sayin’

Even before I moved to New York, I had seen and heard all these rave reviews about Shake Shack. Being that I am a glutton for (or, in other words, a great appreciator of) good food, I was excited to try this place for myself as soon as I arrived in New York City. Unfortunately for me, it didn’t live up to the hype. … More Shake Shack: I’m Not Hatin’, I’m Just Sayin’

Personal Victory: Extra Passport Pages! (and Other Observations from the American Consulate)

As anyone who has traveled with me can attest, I am slightly obsessed with passport stamps and visas.  It’s a badge of pride and honor to me every time I pass through immigration in a new country and they ink my passport with proof that I’ve passed through their borders.  That sentence was kind of … More Personal Victory: Extra Passport Pages! (and Other Observations from the American Consulate)

On Good Taste: Keep on Keeping On

Thanks to my friend Stacey, I found this great, reassuring video with Ira Glass from public radio’s “This American Life.”  He talks about what a lot of people who pursue careers in radio, television, film, writing, photography, art, fashion, etc. know–which is that it’s definitely not for the faint-hearted or easily-discouraged.  I’m endeavoring on a … More On Good Taste: Keep on Keeping On

Never Underestimate a Kind Airport Employee… And Why New York Sucks

I’ve spent a boatload (Airbus-load?) of time in airports and on airplanes lately. Between waiting at the Taipei airport for nine hours, and flying back and forth from Asia and now to South America, I’ve had to learn the art of doing nothing for looong periods of time.  (I’ve also learned to take advantage of … More Never Underestimate a Kind Airport Employee… And Why New York Sucks