H St Festivities

Tuesday night and ‘Screaming Females’. It was a hasty decision, but sometimes the most unforeseen occurrences (black swan occurrences) are the most enjoyable. This one certainly was. Friday spent itself at a housewarming for an apartment on 4th street. She bought black lights and put them behind all the glass in the room for a […]

A Bike Party

The second Wednesday of the month fell to dusk in anticipation- the monthly bike party met at Dupont for 8pm riding. With monthly themes, some riders dress up in fitting garb.   This time, the ride strolled across the river, around a roundabout  at Arlington Cemetery and back into the city. Seeing the roundabout complete […]

Adams Morgan

Fall arrives and I have been struck with a cough as dry as the weather. The nights are becoming cooler and my schoolwork is accumulating. Each part of the city is a cut of a different pie- there’s the starched shirt sector, the upper middle class sector, the dusk sector, the heritage sector- different channels […]

Obon Festival

It’s a slow summer in the suburbs of the city. I contemplated taking the mask everywhere, but I tend to carry bags far too small to fit more than the staples. Friends from the city came to me, and we attended an obon festival. Japanese folk dancing to Taiko drumming tuned the sunset and turned […]

Weekender

Friday spent itself half mourning over microeconomics and half volunteering for a photo gallery. A week of photography is ending, but I can rinse and repeat come next year’s November. Photographers come in many colors- some for the sophisticated suit-style while others try things more diverse with inked arms, patterned knit jackets, or large bell-bottom […]

A Week for Photography

This week, a city wide homage to photography has commenced. I volunteered with them last year and will again this year. They said that college kids who sign up are more likely to flake out, but I’m out to prove them wrong. Besides volunteering for them, I’m actually quite unaffiliated to the organization. I tend […]

Morning in November

It is 6am in the morning in my city. I am working on a paper due at 9am. It was completely my choice to work in the wee hours of the morning as I took a nap yester-afternoon. I am quite a fan of the cardigan I am wearing. It has a nice earthy feel with the […]

And So It Begins

A hurricane tracked its paint along the shores of Northeastern US. My city was lucky enough to be grazed by the storm without significant damage. A day after and the weather has turned a cold ear. I ready myself for Halloween with orange stockings and black mini dress  The weather told me the more layers the […]

About the City

Washington DC holds more than prominent politicians and national monuments. As a student who lives and studies in the city, I have found an eclectic community of thinkers, wanderers, and deviants. Of course, I will try and see all ‘colors of the spectrum’ so that others may choose whatever path they wish to take when […]