Sunday, December 16, 2007

I am becoming my parents

This was a scary realization. Koreans tend to keep their heat about 400 degrees inside, which had a the benefit of indirectly heating my apartment. This worked fine for a couple of months, after all, 50-60 degrees inside is warm enough, isn't it? I decided it was worth it to not have to turn on the heat in my apartment. Which led to the disconcerting realization that I had become my parents. Or at least to a degree, my hold-out ended in January...

Monday, December 10, 2007

I can't get away from Koreans

My weekend in San Francisco, and I went to an amazing Fusion restaurant called The House. Funny enough though, the group at the table next to us are two Korean kids, I can't get away! I was happy to get a bunch of shopping done for things in SF though, things that are my size.

Tuesday, December 4, 2007

$350 for a 2-star hotel

I mean what have NYC prices come to? I say this as I am sitting in Weehawken (that would be in NJ across from Manhattan) because the NYC hotel prices are so insane. At least we have a good view of the city though, and it is better than staying in the equivalent of a Motel 6 for several hundred dollars. (We blame the Europeans who are here shopping and poaching on the cheap US dollar).

The time in NYC has reminded me why I needed to move away, and why I love the city so much. A lot of great friends here, energy, and WAY too late nights. 4:30 am might not be that late by NYC standard, but with the combination of jet lag, I realized quickly the next morning that it was not the best calculation.