Beach Day

New York, NY, USA

Around once a year, I get around to taking the long train ride to Coney Island. I find it quite amazing how you can be in the concrete jungle one moment, and by the ocean the next. My friends like to call Coney Island the "gross beach" and say we should go out further in Long Island, but when there's a beach a $2.75 train ride and a 45 minute nap away, I'll take what I can get. Plus, I think Coney Island has its charms.

NYBG x Chihuly

It's always such a nice break to visit one of the gardens in New York on a nice day. After visiting Chihuly Garden and Glass in Seattle last summer, my family and I just had to go and see the exhibit at the New York Botanical Garden. Luckily, we all had a free day on July 4th, so we decided to make a day trip. It did not disappoint. 

Independence & New York City

Attending college in New York City gave me freedom at age 18 that not all people get to have. Instead of being confined to a set community within the boundaries of a gated facility, the entirety of New York City became my campus. I had access to a wide range of public transportation that could take me everywhere, from Brooklyn to home in New Jersey. 

With this freedom, I grew a lot. I learned to get to places on time by foot instead of by my parents driving me, to manage my own bank account and completely live off of my own money (I was not given allowance), and to simply look out for myself and keep my health in check. I found myself enjoying spending time alone, for it was so liberating to not anybody to hold me back from doing whatever I wanted to do. 

Governor's Ball 2017

Despite Govball being about a month ago, I thought I would write about my time since it's about the only photo content I have at the moment, and I'm missing the experience a little extra today.

I absolutely love music festivals, and Govball 2015 started it all for me. Since then, I've been every year, and still find it the most enjoyable non-rave-centric music festival in the NYC area. This year, of the three days, I attended Friday and Saturday. I was looking forward most to seeing Lorde, Saint Motel, Childish Gambino, and Phoenix, and was so saddened to find out that Gambino and Phoenix were pitted against each other as headliners on Saturday.