Tuesday, October 27, 2009

Photo from around 1940

I assure you, this is no propaganda poster. This is actually a photo of my mom as a little girl from around 1940. This was taken by a relative of her next door neighbor (pictured on the left) who apparently won a photo prize with it and it was shown nationally in a magazine in the US. Pretty wild. Thought I'd share.

Sunday, October 18, 2009

No Domping

We saw this near the Gowanus Canal. Had to share.

Saturday, October 10, 2009

Fig Harvest

Well one great thing about the fall, aside from not having to deal with impossibly hot and humid days anymore, is harvest time. For me this year (it was a very tough growing season) that mostly means figs from my fig tree. The tree has gotten so big at this point since I planted it some 5 years ago that I can't even reach the highest ones with a ladder. So, I guess this year the birds and the squirrels will have to fight amongst themselves for those ones.

Saturday, October 3, 2009

Trung Thu (Mid Autumn Festival) 2009

To celebrate the Mid Autumn Festival last night, we had some friends over and had some incredibly delicious home made Goi Ga (a Vietnamese chicken salad) shrimp crackers (an Indonesian brand called Komodo - definitely the best I've ever had), and shrimp/crab/pork Cha Gio (spring rolls) from Saigon Eggrolls in Houston. (Saigon Eggrolls, 11920 Beechnut St, Houston, TX 77072). For dessert we had Moon Cakes (of course) from Cafe Queen Bakery, 2869 Senter Road, San Jose, CA 95111. Tel: 408-226-1627. (Thanks Trac). Yum!

September 11th Memorial Lights

I've had a little side project of photographing the 911 memorial lights each year since 2002 from my roof. Strangely this year, it was so overcast that all you could see from Brooklyn was an eerie glow from Ground Zero.