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For the second year in a row, I travelled to Taiwan to visit my girlfriend’s family for the Chinese (Lunar) New Year. Last year’s trip tilted more towards major tourist attractions in Taipei; this year was spent less in Taipei and … Continue reading
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On June 9, 2012, I went to Elmont, NY, in Long Island to see the Belmont Stakes. The Triple Crown winner, “I’ll Have Another,” dropped out at the last minute, but that didn’t take away from the excitement of the … Continue reading
A few years ago, a friend of mine turned me on to “gypsy jazz,” or “jazz manouche” as the Parisians say. Since then I’d become entranced by the intricate harmonies, driving rhythms, and virtuosic guitar solos. So when planning my … Continue reading
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In April 2012, I made my second trip to Paris. My first was years ago, during my senior year of college, and consisted mostly of museums and eating very cheaply. I came back this time resolving to do neither of … Continue reading
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If you’re not familiar with your modern Chinese history, well, you should be, since the monumental events of the 20th century that transformed China and its 1 billion+ people still resonate with us today in major ways. And that history … Continue reading