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Yuppification Strikes Again

Friday, November 16th, 2007

So, tonight I went to my former high school’s fashion show. It’s always a dinner, five or six runway shows and a Chinese auction. Well, was a Chinese auction. Apparently, it has been decided that “Chinese” is no longer politically correct. It could have just left it at raffle – that’s what it was – but instead, the school decided to yuppify things by calling it a “Metropolitan Raffle.” Oh, ASJ. (But it’s not the only one, according to Wikipedia.)

I put in tickets for lots of (unwon) items, including an iPod speaker, an iPod shuffle, a comedy DVD gift basket, a relaxation gift basket and a wreath made out of New York Lottery scratch-off cards. I also put in tickets for a Coach handbag/wristlet set, so that if I won, I would sell it on eBay. I don’t believe in designer handbags.

It was nice seeing my old teachers again. ASJ is one place I can always go back to and still have it feel like home – albeit a crazy one!

Life’s A Beach

Tuesday, June 12th, 2007

I spent quite a nice weekend up in Massachussetts with Lexcie this weekend, and it was a nice break from New York City and Long Island. It was the first time I traveled up to Boston when I wasn’t the one driving. I had originally planned to take Fung Wah, until Jarid pointed out that Greyhound’s tickets are just as cheap. However, there was an accident on I-84 and we arrived an hour later than we were supposed to. Lexcie then gave me the grand tour of Boston, first stopping in Chinatown to eat at Peach Farm (where I ordered General Tso’s chicken, much to his expectation, haha), then walking up towards the North End to have dessert at Mike’s Pastry (by the way, if you ever go there, try the tiramisu – some of the best I’ve had!). The city is quite an interesting place. I definitely got a kick out of all the “hidden” T stations, especially the one that looked like it was housed in a 1700s court house of sorts. I think I’d like to go back in the day time and check out all of the non-touristy stuff I missed when I used to go to Boston with my cousins. Lexcie is quite a spiffy guide. Afterwards, we took the T commuter train back to Haverhill. I thought LIRR was bad, ending trains around 2 or 3 a.m., but every last T commuter train leaves at 12:10 a.m. (more…)