Hello Old Friend

It’s been a long time old boto phlog.

I have decided to resurrect you as I have finished graduate school, lived in upstate New York, moved back to California, and finished my first year of teaching Design Build to 8th graders in a public charter school in Berkeley.

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This is my Boyfriend. Nathan. He is the bomb. And he looks good in a suit.

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I have been working occasionally for a talented chef, Leif Hedendal, who I met because of Nicole Lo Bue, another super talented Chef I worked for in Hudson, NY. They taught me the magic of the Galette. Nathan’s neighbors dropped off several flats of peaches that needed to be consumed immediately. It was my birthday on June 14 so I made a Galette with peaches, thyme, a few cherries and blueberries. The right upper hand is the sideboob of a key lime pie brought by Jesse and Kara – the coolest people ever.

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Teleport to NYC. Nathan in Parm.

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Ann Chen, Fulbright scholar, cousin extrodinaire.

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Leah and Ivy boioioioioinnnggg. Renee and Gina came later but I did not photograph them for some reason.

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Rage

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Joe’s Slice. Nothing better.

TELEPORT: BARCELONA, SPAIN

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TELEPORT: SAN SEBASTIAN

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NBD just the most delicious things ever for 2 euro.

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We found the big guy upstairs. Literally. there were a lot of stairs to get to the top of this mountain.

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San Juan is the Spanish Solstice celebration. Basically it’s mayhem in the streets, kids are running around burning books from the school year because they just got out for a vacation a few days earlier. WTF.

It’s been hard to take photos the last few days because I’ve just been sitting reading, eating and surfing.

Life is not terrible. My mantra earlier this year was “Life is suffering.” I’m not sure which one I believe.

 

 

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Morning Noodles

lunch and dinner whisky

Filial Piety in Shantou. (Great Grandfather 28th generation of Chen in Shantou, China. (600+ years!!!)

Family Heirloom


Uncle 18 in the house his father (my great grandfather) built in the 30’s. LAter to be taken over by Japanese then used by squatters.



Guangzhou

on the train from Guangzhou to HK

In the park of retired military equipment… Whatever these are, I like them.

Me and Ba out to expensive lunch for Father’s day/my birthday.

With all the other foreigners at the beach.


Our Site- work done by New Nairobi Dam Group- used to be a flood plain- but community Dug a 500 m drainage ditch, built 100 m gabion to create one of the only open spaces in all of kibera right by the dam. Kibera is denselly packed with Mud and Waddle houses, people, dogs, chickens, goats, pigs, sheep, and streams of human shit. we are working on a playground and a toilet block design.

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