New York, People

Night Life in China Town

The rain was pouring down on my friends and I. We only owned one umbrella and some hoodies. Yet, exploring the downtown part of the city when the natural lights were gone was a magical experience.

Towards the evening, sellers, whom were mostly older women, sold fruits and veggies and perhaps other types of food in these outdoor markets that were only protected by plastic rooftops.

Red, white, and other colorful lights hung across buildings. People still wandered through the streets, took shelter under buildings roofs, or even bargained with sellers for umbrellas.

Overall, it was an experience under a summer monsoon.

Long Island

Vintage House Shopping

So, after Mass, my parents and I went vintage-house shopping here. So, basically these owners welcomed anyone into their home.

They were selling their jewelry, classical books, Victorian-inspired paintings, furniture, photos, comics, CDs, and whole plethora of stuff.

We ended up buying this long lamp and a mahogany table.

Also, since my mom is super religious and superstitious, she asked about the history of those items. (My mom believes their spirits still reside in their belongings.)

Unfortunately, the currents owners had no idea about where the lamp and table came from. They just acquired most of this property from the previous owners.

Overall, the sun was shinning and I had the opportunity to learn about another family’s dwelling.

Long Island

The Chateau of Gaspar

The remnants of the Lord Gaspar’s Chateau. This was where he had plenty of masque balls and afternoon croissant delights!

Just kidding. 😛

The other day, my friend and  I took our dogs here. (It’s a great place to have your dog run around fields of grass.) I was just exploring this area and I was quite fascinated about the architecture. It reminds me of simple and peaceful times. And this was like opening a time capsule.

This is actually land that’s part of Coindre Hall in Huntington, New York and it has been around since 1912. This place hosts all sorts of events from weddings, cocktails, bar mitzvahs, and more!

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Long Island, People

Thai Faire

So, today, I went to a Thai Faire, which was not too far from my home town.

Music was blaring and people were singing on this outdoors stage. And around the place, vendors were selling all sorts of meats, noodles, treats, plants, drinks, and even clothes.

Right behind the Faire was the Temple.

By far, that was the main highlight for me. It was peaceful and cool inside. One of the monks blessed me in his native language and gave me black, marble beads as well.

Overall, the Thai Faire was a cultural and insightful experience.

This monk was totally tech savvy. I saw him using his Samsung Smartphone. I wouldn’t be surprised if he used Twitter. 😛
New York, People

Fun at Fleet Week 2018

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I had the most splendid time meeting the armed members of the Marines and the Navy! It was my third time yet it was just fun for me to be all giddy around men in uniform.

Fleet Week in New York is when the armed service members of the Navy and Marines enter through the city and give the public a free tour of their equipment and even who they are.

usmarinespearmanbetter3Here I was checking out this weaponry all awkwardly.

“How’s it goin’?” said the Marine as he came over and showed me the dials and the overall function of this rocket. He was pretty chill, answering my random questions. He owned a Canon Camera, too.

firstsailor1This was the first sailor that I met on board the ship and whom shook my hand. He has been serving for over two years now.

Thank you for allowing us to interact with your vehicles, weapons, and getting to talk to you. And, most of all, thank you so much for your services, too! 😀

Long Island, People

Are you guys Filipinos?

Hello, Stranger #22

My mom and I were strolling through an outdoor mall and this guy walked up to us, asking, “Hey, are you guys Filipinos?”

Later on, we found out that he was half-Italiano and half-Filipino. His mother is Filipina. Thus he desired to know more about his Filipino Culture, such as the best cities to visit. Overall, he seemed pretty chill.

New York, People

May: The Streets of New York

Care for a hotdog?
I thought her pink haircolor was cool.
Seems like everyone enjoys smartphone on the streets these days.
Sleeping on the job.
All heading to Broadway.  Maybe it’s for Frozen? 😛

All of these were shot with Panasonic Lumix LX 100. Taking photos of strangers is not as fun as asking strangers’ for their permission to be photographed. However, the dynamic scenes and sense of vibrancy was super fun to shoot!