Sunday, December 30, 2007

HK/China - 1st Installment

Yay -- me and mom!!

Some pics of her apt for the curious (esp. Julia, you voyeur, you)


Went shopping w/ Carina in Causeway Bay + got snacks (all that walking is hard work!)

Went to Guangzhou (Canton) for a few days w/ my mom and her HS friends on a tour. We went to a zoo where we saw this tiger show and *very* nearly got peed on when this tiger decided to start spraying the crowd!!

There were like 15 white tigers, and they made them do all kinds of tricks. At night they whore them out to the circus across the street (which we saw -- pretty amazing show, actually). At first I was sad for the zoo animals, but then I figured if you have to work the circus at least it's a better life living in a zoo with a "habitat" than in some cage traveling from town to town.

Baby tigers!!

I fed lucky money to a Chinese dragon.

At a temple.

Guangzhou is super ugly and tacky at night! The riverside has these neon lights lining it, and they light up in a pattern so it looks like they are moving. So hideous. Here is a boat (also gussied up in unnecessary neon lighting) and in the background a building advertising the Beijing olympics.

Some sections are pretty amazing -- this area was colonized by foreigners so looks really kind of French.

My mom and her buddies. They raged until 2AM singing karaoke one night in the hotel. I had no idea she even left the room -- I fell asleep at 10:30 and when I woke up at 7AM she told me all about it. She out partied me!!

Finally, this video is going out to Big J:
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Thursday, December 27, 2007

Sunday, December 16, 2007

Best Birthday Ever!!

















Thanks all for making this the best birthday ever!!

Wednesday, December 5, 2007

Halloween

While Julia and Cara were off on their travels, the rest of y'all celebrated Halloween here in New York. Lacking the necessary planning required to coordinate costumes, we ended up with a random assortment of odds and ends. My favorite response to the endless Halloween inquiry "what are you dressed as?"...Eric's succinct "Fuck you!"
So don't ask!
We began our night in Jersey City at Rick and Pam's. Consummate hosts, they provided gory Halloween eats: quiche with maggots, head cheese sandwiches, cricket salad, along with lots of candy! Here we are - check out how upset Sameer is that Eric spilled beer on his pants, hee hee!

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And on the subway:

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Next stop was a dance party in Williamsburg:
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There was dancing,

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superhero wedgies,

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and a guy with a mutant undeveloped twin growing out of his head.

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The people who had the best moves on the dance floor though, were Sameer's friend Agnes:

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and a friend of hers who was dressed as a "my little pony pegasus." Hers was also my favorite costume of the night - both in terms of concept and execution (extra points for being homemade and for the overall color scheme). I managed to get pictures from the side (this is the way she posed when I asked if I could get a picture),

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from the back, dancing with Agnes,

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Costumes from the next party we went to.
Of the self-explanatory variety:

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Of the natural history variety:

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(a jellyfish)

and of the wtf variety:

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And I'm ending here with Monica, because hers was definitely the most popular costume of our group's that night. At least three separate people (if not more) came up to her to gush about it.

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Monday, November 26, 2007

Eric's B'day

Catching up on blog posts -- here are some pics from Eric's birthday/CSA dinner!