Nothing More | Nothing Less.
I like to shoot short viral docus. My weapon of choice is Canon and I cut with Final Cut.
And every now and then I will post a dope photo shot by me.
I will take up this piece of the internet to blog/post about complete randomness.
Posting food pics came to a halt for me last fall. The greatness that I ingested today requires me to temporarily break that personal rule though.
I’d like to take a moment to give major props to Chobani for their cafe concept in SoHo. I’ve walked by this spot a million times but never entered, having passed it off as them just selling the prepackaged varieties seen in our local grocery and convenience stores. Talk about loafing, only to realize how much I loafed during my first visit this afternoon. Upon your first visit, you’re going to stare at the menu for a few minutes in both amazement and indecisiveness - you’ll want to try a little of everything because it all looks so appetizing. My intention was to fall back on my normal breakfast yogurt option of berries and granola, however I chose one of the savory options. Some background on my food experience - I’ve eaten savory meals that included yogurt but it was more of a topping than a main ingredient. So what did I end up selecting? The zucchini pesto + tomato, which also comes with pine nuts, balsamic reduction, parmesan crumbles, EVOO, salt & pepper and a side of pita chips. This hands down was the most satisfying yogurt preparation I’ve ever eaten. You’ll also find many other rather appealing options like pistachio + chocolate and toasted coconut + pineapple on the sweet menu, red pepper harissa + feta and pomegranate + caramelized onions on the savory menu, along with a number of sandwiches and soups. The bottles of EVOO and clover honey pictured are also available for sale.
Adding to this random, yet dope experience are a very knowledgeable and friendly staff, coffee (as in espresso), a complimentary souvenir yogurt bowl when you eat in the cafe, and that this NYC location is the only one in the world. I don’t know how many people were as impressed by this spot as I was but this had to be the best dining experience I’ve had in a minute. This place can definitely become a habit. See about ‘em next time you’re in the city.
Internet and racism is at an all time high. During a recent game of Madden 25 on xBox I was playing the individual whose handle is “PlayinLife90” and late in the fourth quarter when the individual threw a pass that I intercepted, these racially charged message started flowing in.
I’ve playing folks online, when they have their mic on and these words start to flow, but sending a text message takes time and effort. This is just sad.
It is sad that we are still in these times. I would bet my current retirement fund that if I was playing slim in person, he would not have the audacity to even mumble these words. The internet has given folks the door to hide behind and act cowardly and talk reckless. I can only pray for these individuals. So if you are on XBOX please send my good friend PlayingLife90 some words of encouragement as they need it.
Yup, it has come to an end. I have posted at least 360 photos. I know for a fact that I missed one day this year, but I believe I made it up.
My last photo for the year is a shot that took from the cable car heading to visit Tian Tan Buddha aka big Buddha in Hong Kong, China. I choose this as my last photo to post as out of all the countries that I have visited, Hong Kong, China was by far my greatest experience. There was so much to see in HK that I know that I will be back eventually. Hopefully a few of my friends will be able to travel with along and we can all enjoy this experience.
Little known fact about me, I was born at a struggling Hospital in South East, Washington, DC known as DC General during a time of turmoil. My parents saw better for myself and my brothers and moved us out of the city and settled in the suburbs of VA. I never imagined that someday I would have traveled to such exotic places that you only read about in school or see on tv. I am truly blessed to have experienced other cultures. Many of my homies have never even boarded a plan and cannot fathom what life is like outside of the Washington DC Metro area. For that, I made the last 365 days to show them and anyone else who followed my photos that there is culture out there and you should try to experience it.
I will continue to post a few times a week something of substantial substance, but every now and then something materialistic might pop up - lol. Happy New Year!