things i like & do not like.

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I know that I’ve mentioned my juicing to you once or twice before, but it’s absolutely insane that I haven’t done a post yet begging you to start juicing. I’m equally shocked and annoyed that I’m only writing this now. EVERYONE SHOULD OWN A JUICER.

I started making juices about a year and a half ago and there’s no going back. Sure, I’ll go through phases where I’ll have one juice every two weeks. But there are definitely other times where you can’t stop my juicing, and it’ll happen at least six or seven times in one week. 

Facts About Juicing

  1. You will never become bored with it since there are EONS of different things you can make.
  2. Whatever you’re feeling - there’s a juice for that. Tired? Sick? Skin issues? THERE’S A JUICE FOR EVERYTHING. Just Google it! You’ll find so many options that (I SWEAR TO GOD) will help your mood/affliction.
  3. You’ll rely less and less on coffee when you start having juices. Also, everyone needs to get off coffee. (Coffee Crisp on the other hand? That needs to become available outside of Canada already. The world needs to experience this perfect chocolate bar.)
  4. You instantly become better than your friends who aren’t juicing.


Now when it comes down to choosing what juicer to buy? I’ve only owned two kinds and they’re both great. The Breville was obviously better since it was more expensive and heartier, but the Jack LaLanne one? Sturdy as hell. JUST GET ONE, I DON’T CARE WHAT BRAND.

I post the juices that I intend to try over on this Pinterest board of mine, incase you’re looking for something new. Oh! And if you haven’t seen this movie yet, get on that immediately (I’m pretty sure it’s on Netflix now, too).

(And if you think it’s abnormal to still pine after a chocolate bar whilst blabbering on about how we all need to be healthier, well, you can go right to hell. It is my decision to better my life with juicing just as strongly as it is my decision to devour any Coffee Crisp in my line of sight, damnit.)



We’re the Open Table for recreational activities. - Sam Lundin, Founder & CEO

This site is basically a better version of Groupon, and specific to the five boroughs of New York City. I feel like some of these would be really good gifts to give. Here are some examples of what’s offered:

  • Upstate Tandem Hang Gliding
  • Fencing Lessons
  • Intro to Scuba Diving
  • High Falls Stunt Jumping
  • Cooking Knife Skills
  • Intro to Custom Perfumery
  • Beginner Tango
  • After Dark Kayaking (Umm, this sounds terrible?)
  • Scavenger Hunts

And typically speaking, most everything listed is under $100. Seems kind of cool.

Love this so much.

Whenever you wash your bathroom sink with Ajax, don’t forget to clean your kitchen sink with Ajax as well. Most people forget to ever clean the kitchen one, and it’s likely the grossest one in the house.


Grandma’s Predictions Booth at Coney Island


Every time I go to Coney Island, I make sure to visit this robot grandma. For twenty-five cents, she’ll give you a card that gives you some hints about your future. I’ve been going to see her for years and I highly suggest you visit her the next time you’re there since she can be eerily accurate. (She even has a Twitter account, which seems weird.)


(Above: Harmeet and I, living it up)

She’s located just beside The Wonder Wheel, so just walk down this hill (below) to find her.


(Above: Harmeet, coning it up)

It was at this booth that I received this card (below), five years and a month ago, and I still carry it around in my wallet.


(Above: Front of the card)


(Above: Back of the card)

Other than it being kind of a harsh (but true) card, I got this card two weeks before I started talking to Nathan. And whether you choose to believe me or not (I will understand if you can’t, but I swear to God it’s true), I rediscovered this card (months later) wrapped in a Nathan’s (the hot dog place in Coney Island) napkin from the day that I went.

I’m not saying that this grandma knows everything, but she knows a shit ton more than you. Definitely go see her if you can.

Also, these past five years have been some of the best times I’ve ever shared with another person and I’m thankful as hell to have you in my life, Nathan. Happy Fifth Anniversary, b.

Where? Six Flags Fiesta Texas.

When? Summer of 2015.

Why? Umm, it goes beyond 90 degrees.

Who? Me, bud. I GOTTA GO.

It is bad luck to see an owl in the sunlight.


The Ink Pad


The Ink Pad is definitely one of my favourite stores in this city. Other than the fact that they make custom stamps, I exclusively go here for any of my mailing needs that don’t include postage. What do I mean?

Well, if we’re friends, then at some point in your existence you’ll likely get a letter or card from me with this sealed across an envelope.


I would apologize for it if it weren’t such a beautiful way to seal an envelope. The store sells wax sealer stamps, the wax itself and dozens of other letter accoutrements.


They offer classes as well, but I like to get in and out of this store as fast as I can in fear of falling too deep into the stamp world. 

There is a quiet resilience that children are full of.

—So Yong Kim

NYC Afternoon Idea

When people come to this city, they usually demand that I tell them the best thing they can experience here. This is an impossible request since, well, we’re all individuals who enjoy a variety of things. There are hundreds of great things you can do in this city. If you’re looking to have a nice, semi-relaxing afternoon out? Listen up, baby.


(Above: Me, liking the Brooklyn Bridge)

1. Walk across the Brooklyn Bridge (start from the Manhattan side and walk over it to Brooklyn). It’s free, it’s pretty and bridges are beautiful. This is probably the prettiest one there is in this town.


(Above: Marla, understanding that bridges are great)

2. Walk from the bridge to Juliana’s (and not Grimaldi’s) to eat some very fine pizza.


(Above: Marla, having the best pizza)

3. Skip dessert at Juliana’s and walk to Brooklyn Bridge Park and get an ice cream at The Brooklyn Ice Cream Factory. (Or if you’re a fan of the frozen custards at Shake Shack, that’s on the way between Juliana’s and the park.)


(Above: Me, hanging with water)

4. Take your ice cream and walk along the shore of the park. Does this sound boring? Look, I said it’s supposed to be a semi-relaxing afternoon and that’s exactly what this is.


(Above: Marla, being gorgeous)

5. At the end of this long walk, you can walk up Joralemon Street and get on a subway that’ll take you anywhere.

That’s it! That’s the afternoon! It happened! 

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