May 27 2016

Café China 倾城

13 E 37th St.
New York, NY 10016
(212) 213-2810

We had dinner at this cafe a while ago. It’s the only Chinese restaurant in New York with a Michelin star. The decor is subdue and service and food are decent. Lunch has a different mood: loud and little hectic – not uncommon in midtown. The shrimp is really good, love the red pepper rings. On Yelp

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They indicate that they compensate their waiting staff well, no tipping is necessary.

May 27 2016

B & H camera store

This store is pretty legendary: friends from China and UK knew to go there. I purchased my Canon t2i there too.

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Some used goods: We wondered in the store for a little while – checking out the Leicas and Hasselblads before heading to the proper destination: the affordable areas.

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My friend purchased EOS 5D Mark III: the shutter is so much more crispier and lighter at touch where mine needs heavier press. Side by side comparison is so important. Another friend sent me his toys – I could only image the shutter of these handsome machines!

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May 26 2016

A New York tour

A good friend is visiting the Big Apple, here’s partial itinerary:

May 25 2016

St. Paul’s

68 Grace Avenue

A local Episcopal church where my kids had gone to the after school program.



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May 25 2016

A new building

On Grace Ave @ Bond off Main Street. It’s been a long time coming. The first photo I took was on May 18th, 2016. By June 21, 2018, it seems no one has moved in yet. The last one is taken on Sempter 2, 2018.


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May 24 2016

Dean & DeLuca

On M Street in Georgetown. This is a chain store, ready eat, upscale. Their first one was set in New York City (SoHo district) by partners Joel Dean, Giorgio DeLuca and Jack Ceglic in September 1977.

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May 23 2016

New York, is just simply the best

My child received couple of roses at the graduation and I debated if to bring them home because they didn’t look too good. But my mother-in-law convinced me that a little water would do wonder.

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May 22 2016

Key Bridge

I walk the bridge from Rosslyn Virginia side, to Georgetown, DC.

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May 22 2016

The last day

Bye bye Georgetown, for now. It’s the moving out day but there are many events going on at the school.

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… clean out the house.

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There are more events to attend but we skipped: we’re all well spent. We dropped off our child at the airport. I walked the Key bridge for the last time, for the time being.

May 22 2016

DC Freshfarm Market

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We’ve visited this Dupont Circle market in Feb during the senior weekend. The weather’s the same: cloudy mixed with drizzling, unfortunately. I so hoped for a clear blue skies.

Many vendors are still there and a few aren’t. The old sea captain is again, stirring his multiple pots.


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The dumpling guys are there but the coffee guys aren’t – I’ve hoped to see them there and try their geisha beans.