Archive | March, 2011

My Yahoo Debut

30 Mar
As you may know, I will be graduating this semester (yay!). I wrote a brief op-ed type piece about my post-grad expectations for Yahoo, so please check it out and leave comments and love and such.

Dinner for One

25 Mar
This week for Blogs @ Baruch, I have to write a restaurant review (to be posted this Saturday!). Since we blog in groups, we had to visit the restaurant once with the group and second time individually. Because of my unusually hectic schedule, I decided to just get it over with and go today after my last class.

The last time I dined alone in “public” was three years ago when I was still at Widener, which was a ghost town and I do wonder if the dining hall counts as public. Either way, it took a very long time for me to get used to it and eventually I just accepted the fact that it was a simple matter of a moment of brief public scrutiny vs. starvation.

As I sat in Pongal, incessantly texting to prove that, ‘yes, indeed, I do actually have friends, they’re just not actually here’ I wondered what others around me were thinking. And it’s probably what I myself wonder when I see someone eating alone in public –¬†just why exactly are they dining alone? Are they lonely? Are they waiting for someone? Have they been stood up?

I wondered why there’s such a stigma about being alone in this society in general. We’re expected to get married and pop out babies by a certain age. God forbid we should ever have a spare moment alone lest we be labeled social pariahs or manic depressive.

Or it could just be (and probably is) my insecurity and paranoia about being watched and observed, when in actuality, this is not the case.

I’d like to strive for the persona of –wow, that girl is so confident. she just does whatever the hell she wants. crazy.– until, I get there maybe I’ll just stick to take out!

MoMI Expansion

16 Mar
So, for Blogs@Baruch, I’ve been working on a feature story about the movie palace, Tut’s Fever, inside the Museum of the Moving Image in Astoria. That post will be up soon, but I did want to give my thoughts on the museum’s recent expansion.

My first experience at the museum was just about a year ago on a trip with my Film History class (college field trips ftw) I was really blown away by the entire place- from the classic arcade video games to the ¬†portraits Hollywood’s most notable actors and actresses. Writing the feature story gave me an excuse to go and check out the newly revamped space.

On the third floor, they’ve added a bunch of interactive, 3-D exhibits. Maybe it’s my personal bias against 3D anything (too gimmicky, not enough substance), but I just wasn’t really impressed. Which I hate to say, because, as previously stated, the museum pre-expansion is amazing but I think the space could have been utilized so much more efficiently. Hopefully, they’ll rotate in some new exhibits soon.

This doesn’t mean you shouldn’t still go, in fact, Fridays, the museum has free admission on Fridays from 4-8 pm. If that’s not incentive enough, then I don’t know what is!

P.S. Having some issues uploading pics, once I figure it out, they’ll be up asap.¬†

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