On my way to JFK

Reading NY paper I got at Penn Station.

The news about Jobs made me think about how much he has done to change the course of my life, in a good way. My first Mac was an iMac – I had the first Bondi Blue one and spent so much time having fun with it. Without that machine and the convenience of the always-online fast Internet at the college, I probably had a very different experience with computers.

Now I am writing this from an iPad on a train. Even after he’s resigned as the Apple CEO, I still believe technologies will still change our lives in positive ways and we all can be a part of it.

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On my way to JFK

Afternoon in the Central Park

It’s my last day of a 3-weeks US trip. Taking the afternoon off to enjoy the sun. Yet I’m still blogging – from the Sheep Meadow in the Central Park. What can I say, I just really like it. 🙂

For some reason, I’m growing to like parks more and more as I get older. Last night my friend from Tokyo told me about the yearly pass for Sinjuku Gyoen (Imperial Park). I’m excited to get one when I get back. I better take out my new(ish) digital camera and use it more. And read books.

Afternoon in the Central Park

Nasu Dengaku in NY

Really liked Kirakuya Japanese restaurant – they had yummy nasu dengaku (grilled eggplant with miso topping), nabeyaki udon noodle, and everything else we had was just really good. The place made me feel as if I was in Tokyo.

On my way back, I thought of Ben Folds’ song “Adelaide”.

It goes,

A voice says
Why Adelaide
You could live anywhere and I say
Because I want to
Because I want to
I really really want to

Why Tokyo? Why NY? Because you want to.

(btw. Ben Folds no longer lives in Adelaide but see Wikipedia for details if you’re curious.)

Nasu Dengaku in NY