During this economic crisis, I would be remiss if I didn’t include views from my hood (as in where I work). In these shots, the bailout bill is about to be approved, or disapproved, by the House.


biking: paramus, nj

October 5, 2008

Dunkerhook Park contains the longest paved bike path, approx. 10 miles total, in Bergen County, NJ. It stretches from Saddle River to Ridgewood. As a bonus, there are some hidden dirt trails. Plus, you can go fishing along the stocked river and lakes. This is where I find myself, when I have a need to bike locally, or else I would have to go into New York City to ride on paved trails such as the Greenway. NYC can get busy on a nice day. It now cost $8 to cross the bridge or tunnel from NJ, plus parking in the city can be tricky.

apple store grand opening

October 5, 2008

I always wanted to attend a grand opening of an Apple Store, mainly to feel the vibe of fellow Apple fans. I have been a fan of Apple products, thanks to my college, School of Visual Arts. When a foundation class required students to learn on this strange-looking computer (Mac SE or Mac Classic), all I could think is “What is this?” Little did I know this was the wave of the future – the beginning of digital technology. At the opening of the Willowbrook Mall, NJ, it is like attending a rock concert, except it is for iPods, iPhones, and Macs. I think it is a bit overkill to have the staff cheer you as you enter and leave, but it is amusing to feel like a celebrity. My second reason for being here is to get a free t-shirt. Too bad the shirt only comes in XL size.

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