Category Archives: culture

The Restaurant “Scene” in DC

We have eaten at a lot of restaurants in our lifetime, be it in NYC or other places around the world. I wouldn’t call us picky or high rollers, but we definitely know what we like. After moving to DC, … Continue reading

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Quietly Keepin’ On

Another year has come and gone, and I barely blogged this year as much as I promised to. Not sure why. Maybe everyone is saying so much, so often, that there is really nothing left to say. Maybe I don’t … Continue reading

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Scorin’ like a bandit ’til the bubble burst – Suddenly it got to be September First.

Today is August 31st. Today is my last day of freedom. The image of that movie “Endless Summer” kept lingering in my mind’s eye all of August. Then in Williamsburg two nights ago, I saw this.  😦  Sad. Alas, school starts … Continue reading

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What do Clams, Vashon Island and the Gates Foundation have in common?

I spent last week in the Pacific Northwest visiting the Gates Foundation, PATH and the Nike Foundation, and more importantly, some good friends and family in Seattle and Portland respectively. More on that later… I grew up in Seattle from … Continue reading

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Yearning for a good bagel

My buddy Jeremy, a bagel lover and baker himself, sent me this very cool, old video from the Brooklyn Public Library’s collection showing how they made bagels in the old days in Brooklyn. Those days are gone unfortunately, but there … Continue reading

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Whole Foods, John Mackey and the New Yorker

The New Yorker article on Whole Foods is a good read if you want to learn more about how John Mackey, the eccentric, controversial CEO, manages to run a huge corporation. The articles summarizes Whole Foods perfectly: To some, Whole … Continue reading

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the nail that sticks up will be hammered down

The Economist published an article on the dying traditional rice cultivation practices in Japan. Rice is Japan’s staple food and the Japanese government prohibits the import of rice as long as local crops provide harvests enough to feed the nation. … Continue reading

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