Travel

Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

As the winter really sets in, I am one of those people who take weekend trips to colder places. I mean, which of you will not agree that a few degrees colder than NYC is easy to handle? My logic about not going to warmer places is, I just cannot come back to the cold in… Continue reading Weekend Away -Portsmouth in Winter

Art and Crafts

Art (in New York) Today

I went to an installation of LED lights at the New Museum. This is Art. I saw paintings of horizontal lines painted across a canvas. This too is art. I saw painting made of short brush strokes. This is also art. I grew up in a time when paintings and sculptures were considered art. I have… Continue reading Art (in New York) Today

Lifestyle

Holiday Gifting

During the holidays, people often ask me if they must give “something” to their daughter’s teachers, the doorman or the garbageman. If so, how much is appropriate is always the next question. To me, as a teacher, fresh of the boat, back in 2011, I was appreciative of all the “help” I got during the… Continue reading Holiday Gifting

America

On Clear Days You Freeze!

In Fall and spring, I have a continue gripe about not knowing what the weather is going to be on a certain day. One day it’s a balmy 70 degrees (21 C) and the next it’s a crazy 40 (4.5 degree C). One day it’s gloomy as hell and the next it’s bright an sunny.… Continue reading On Clear Days You Freeze!

Lifestyle · Travel · Vegetarian food

Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

I guess, I was a skeptic and thought warehouse shopping was for people who hoard, large suburban families and the frugal. It was definitely not for young Manhattanite without cars, who lived in boxes and shopped at Whole Foods and who enjoyed exploring new and different things and places. That was my silly narrow minded view when I… Continue reading Eat Healthy, Travel More And Save

Lifestyle

We love our Lines

In Manhattan I stand in lines for everything. The first time I had to stand in line for food, I channeled what my dad always told methought, ” Hey! That’s crazy. I am not that desperate for food.” I quickly got out and walked away. By and by, I realized that in New York, it’s a mattar… Continue reading We love our Lines

Lifestyle

Watch Movies In Theaters For Discounted Rates

Watching a movie in theaters is always a treat. The dark room, the larger than life image, surround sound, perfect temperature, a bag of popcorn all add to that enjoyable fun experience. When we first moved to the United States, the theaters we went to just didn’t appeal to us. They were dated, had awfully narrow… Continue reading Watch Movies In Theaters For Discounted Rates

Travel

A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

That’s How I Got To Manhattan All kinds of things happen in New York. It’s not safe. Don’t make eye contact with anyone! Read a map in private. Disguise being a tourist. Keep a close watch on your bag. Thinking about everything friends had told me about New York, anxiously, I boarded the N.J. Transit… Continue reading A Tourist: From The Suburbs To NYC

Travel

Travel USA

People who have lived in America their whole lives seem surprised by all the traveling we do in the United States. I wonder why that is. I wonder why I hear of more people going off to Italy than flying to Oregon? I wonder why people from New York will fly to the Caribbean, but… Continue reading Travel USA

Lifestyle

Booksales of America

I have not been writing for a while, for two reasons: I started my food blog. I had lots to share. Too much of my energy was going into not writing about food. I was not sure in what direction this blog is going. I started out writing, to share things that I have learnt in the… Continue reading Booksales of America