New York, New York! The Permanency of Summer. The Evernascence of Winter.

New York in my memories has prolonged summers, yet has cheerful winters. That is the thought I have when I begin the title. Permanency has resided in the scorching summer. Although winter is the iconically long-lasting season in real life, like the Empire State Building and Chrysler, I had always felt New York was warm… Continue reading New York, New York! The Permanency of Summer. The Evernascence of Winter.

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Mucho Amor: Mexico City Earthquake and My Thigh Pain

Prior to landing, I was not aware the severity of the earthquake. Secluded from the negativity of headlines, I had the bleak idea that a national emergency was alerted in Mexico and many people had lost their lives in the double disaster of an earthquake and a storm. However, I was too naive to believe that Mexico City, as the metropolitan capital of a big economy, would stay intact. When I arrived at my Condesa flat, I witnessed the fallen bricks around my anti-seismic building. The social workers tied the yellow ribbons with red danger signs around the bungalows. Shops shut up. Grounds broke.

Gimme A Cup of Matcha Latte – Why URBANITE Starts II

I. "Matcha Latte, oats." I walked into Old Country Cafe on the street of 34th at the west side. "Old style, sweetheart. You get it." Peter has known me by now. Same as Ally. I turned the hidden cafe into my daily office, and I only drank the oat milk matcha latte, like a crippled… Continue reading Gimme A Cup of Matcha Latte – Why URBANITE Starts II