Oct 26, 2014

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My favorite NYC

NYC

Beautiful light, fewer pedestrians, nannies with their charges sitting at a park, a mom with both baby and doggy sitting side by side in the two stroller’s compartments, street vendors setting up their wares, restaurants, food stalls and food trucks getting ready for the lunch crowd…It must be midmorning in New York City— my favorite […]

Flying to San Juan

Volando

On a plane from Boston to San Juan I see many happy yet tense-looking fellow Puerto Rican passengers. The Puerto Rican lady sitting next to me barely moved, did not take a snack (not even water) nor did she respond when I asked her a question. Stormy weather, very bumpy ride as we approach San […]

¡La vida te da sorpresas!

Jose

A hard-to-please reviewer on Yelp describes the tactic he employed to make sure that the Japanese restaurant he was about to visit was the “Real deal.” He called ahead, spoke Japanese, and was relieved to hear “moshi moshi” instead of “Hola” or “Hey, bro.” Upon visiting the restaurant, finding a menu with hard-to-find Japanese dishes […]

What barbecue grill?

BBQ

Summertime is barbecue time, but usually most regular grills are eyesores in most patios and fancy grills are often ostentatious. For these two reasons I did not own a grill until this year. My recently acquired charcoal grill is not an eyesore nor ostentatious. It actually beautifies my small courtyard in a very obvious yet […]

Bilingual Brain

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A Few Líneas – less than 200-word posts on everyday trivial and not-so-trivial observations, by Dharma E. Cortes. I am watching ‘Man on Wire,’ a documentary about a French tightrope walker chasing a dream: walk between the Twin Towers (circa 1974). His French, Australian, and American comrades who helped him make the dream come true are interviewed. […]

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