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Fleet Week

Aboard the 🇨🇦HMCS Glace Bay: backing out of Pier 92 was no problem but Bluetooth pairing our iPhones was challenging #fleetweeknyc #fleetweek

(Passenger Ship Terminal, Manhattan)

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Eyeball Selfie

Testing out iPhone lenses for an upcoming project. Discovered how hard it is to take an eyeball selfie with a 15x macro.

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Family Instagram

My Sis and Her Cape

In honor of her visit to NYC this week, a #tbt for my sister Demi. Before she grew up to become a beautiful woman with an MBA, she was an adorable girl who wore capes.

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Happy Birthday Helena

Happy fifth birthday to my awesome Helena.

 
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Instagram

Blockade Runner

The Rebel Blockade Runner is my FAVORITE Star Wars ship. I think I scared the 14 year old cousin who built this one when I freaked out after finding it at his house.

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Instagram Self-Portraits

My Parking Technique

Zipcars are awesome because I get to practice my parking technique.

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Instagram Tech

Microsoft Project 98

Having problems loading software onto my iPad. Can anyone help?

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Date Talk

Reading helps you understand things.

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

One Fast Cat

My cat > Making people laugh > My dignity

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Instagram

Arms Crossed I Said

I commanded “arms crossed!” They shouted back “arms open!” And I found myself overruled.

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Mustang Bass

I may have to get the band back together if I can re-learn how to play one of these things.

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Instagram Scenic Lookouts

On a Rooftop in Brooklyn

(Brooklyn Law School, Brooklyn)

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Even in His Youth

EVEN IN HIS YOUTH: me in the early 90s with early 90s hair. #tbt

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Family Instagram

Chan Siblings: NJ Style

The Chan siblings assemble in the Garden State. It makes me so happy to see these faces together.

(China Gourmet, West Orange, NJ)

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Everyday is Caturday


Every day is #Caturday (when you have a cat).

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Instagram Self-Portraits Tech

The Watch Arrives

My entry for lamest Apple Watch unboxing video ever. Really surprised how large and heavy the packaging is.

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Family Instagram

The Caleb and Sydney Supremacy

Happy birthday to my youngest sibling Caleb. We celebrated his tenth by recreating some BOURNE scenes with sister Sydney.

(Pumphouse Park, Battery Park City, Manhattan)

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Amazon Prime Cat

Really psyched that Amazon Prime Cat is finally available in my neighborhood.

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Lookalikes?

I’m always flattered by the comparison, but I honestly don’t see the resemblance. Maybe it’s our penchant for carrying mics?

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Instagram Movies

Kumiko, Treasure Hunter

Today’s movie double-header: WHITE GOD and KUMIKO THE TREASURE HUNTER at IFC Center. WHITE GOD: pretty good. KUMIKO: sublime.

(IFC Center, Manhattan)

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Ailurophilia Instagram Marla Throwback

Metropolitan Cat

#tbt Ten years ago this month: an early Photoshop class assignment featuring the late great Marla Singer.

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Asian Americana Instagram

Nixon in China

You know Nixon’s totally like “this is tasty but when is the lady with the cart coming by with the spring rolls and the scissors?” @nyhistory. #ChineseAmerican

(New-York Historical Society, Manhattan)

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Asian Americana Instagram

Chinese American: Exclusion/Inclusion

So glad to have caught the excellent @nyhistory exhibit #ChineseAmerican: Exclusion/Inclusion on its last day. Great, thought-provoking stuff.

(New-York Historical Society, Manhattan)

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Let’s Talk About Cat Enrichment

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Family Instagram

Shiro at the Office

My stepdad at his office! His presence in my young life meant I was never far from a strong work ethic and excellent home cooking. Thank you, Shiro.

(ISE Resturant, Manhattan)

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Architecture Instagram

Woodside Garages

The detached garages of Woodside.

(Skillman Av, Woodside, Queens)

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Instagram Transit

Know Your Subway Trains

1960s innovation for Brooklyn trains: LETTERS.

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Cat Enrichment: Greenies Dispenser

Slow-mo cat week continues: Helena operates the Greenies dispenser.

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Cat Enrichment, Human Entertainment

Cat enrichment, human entertainment. Everybody wins.

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Sunday Morning Cat

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Asian Americana Instagram Peeps Theatre

The World of Extreme Happiness

WOEH closing weekend. So glad to catch the show again and hang with these superstars.

(Manhattan Theater Club, Manhattan)

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Instagram

Sunset Park is Really Changing

(Industry City, Sunset Park, Brooklyn)

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Instagram Moviemaking Tech

Wednesday Appreciations: FCPX

Wednesday Appreciations: I love FCPX because it makes editing a lot faster, which makes editing a lot more fun. At $300, it’s an insane bargain.

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Fashion Instagram

Watch Monday

Subway Time

Haven’t worn a watch since this one in the 90s. I got it way before I wound up working for the company that produces the 1234567 (and once the 9).


Apple Watch MacOS 8 Edition

Really hoping that Apple announces an upgrade path for us existing Apple Watch owners. My band is seriously busted.


Seiko Sports 100

Final timepiece of the day is the one that means the most to me. This was the first watch I bought with my own money, earned from a New Year’s Eve working coat check at the Japanese restaurant where my Mom waited tables. She got me that coveted one-night gig in a highly competitive process among her co-workers.

The watch stopped working years ago but I’ll keep it forever for the memories it evokes in me.

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Helena Instagram Tech

Nerd Saturday

iPod OG

Once a year I charge up my original iPod to make sure the battery and hard drive still work, because I wanna keep this thing playing forever. Helena is impressed that Thunderbolt can still connect to Firewire 400.


CLIC

Soon after you get over the shock of being old enough to need reading glasses, you realize they’re kind of a pain in the ass to actually use. These CliC glasses are easy to wear, less than $30, and make me look like the shop teacher I always wanted to be. I love ’em so far.

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Chinatown Eating Instagram

Belated Chinese New Year

Belated Chinese New Year dinner with friends from my earliest days at Transit. Sarah’s poor family had to endure us talking shop through ten courses.

(Delight 28 Resturant, Chinatown)

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Eating Instagram

Today’s Oysters

(Grand Central Oyster Bar & Resturant, Manhattan)

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Ailurophilia Helena Instagram

Feline Enrichment

You don’t need money or space to create an enriching environment for your cat. You just need a few things from Ikea and the ability to withstand judgmental comments from visitors.

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Instagram Self-Portraits Transit

Sick Passenger

I geeked out on an extremely rare R110B rail car and made a new friend. It was a good day.

(Coney Island Yard, Brooklyn)

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Instagram Transit

9402

(Coney Island Yard, Brooklyn)

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Instagram Signs Transit

At Coney Island Yard

Does your place of work welcome visitors this way? So excited to be shooting at one of our coolest facilities.

(Coney Island Yard, Brooklyn)

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Asian Americana Instagram Peeps Theatre

Theater of Extreme Happiness

Super proud of @jotomato & the fantastic cast & crew of THE WORLD OF EXTREME HAPPINESS for a killer show tonight. It’s beautiful, brutal, full of truth. Please see it, NYC!

(Manhattan Theater Club, Manhattan)

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Instagram Self-Portraits Throwback

High School Identification

#tbt My high school ID photo from freshman year. I think I’ve come full circle in hair and clothes.

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Instagram Stores

Sub Pop Duty Free

I’m old enough to snark about this but I won’t. Any place you can buy the vinyl of Sleater-Kinney’s Dig Me Out is a good place, period.

(Seattle-Tacoma International Airport)

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City Life Instagram

A Chilly Welcome

Nothing wakes you up from a red-eye like NYC winter weather.

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Instagram Peeps

Lunch with Friends

That time at @seattleaaffwhen I enjoyed a meal with @uliang, director of @9mandoc.

(Plum Resturant, Seattle, WA)

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Asian Americana Chinatown Instagram

MJ Back in the Day

(Wing Luke Museum, Seattle, WA)

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Instagram Music

MoPop

Stormtrooping

At the STAR WARS costume exhibit, making my 8 year old self insanely jealous.


In Utero

…and over at the Nirvana exhibit, my 23 year old self is going completely apeshit.

(Museum of Pop Culture, Seattle, WA)

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Mid-flight Selfie

Mid-flight selfie with cool cat @uliang.

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Instagram Signs

JetBlue Station

JFK>SEA. I love JetBlue’s subway homage.

(JFK Airport Terminal 5)

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Ailurophilia Instagram

The Confident Cat

Want to exude confidence? Here’s how I learned.

(Courtesy aspcapro.org)

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Instagram

Sunday in Queens: Rocket Park

(New York Hall of Science, Queens)

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Eating Instagram

Mazel Tov, Baby Benjamin

I didn’t know that there would be food at a bris (it’s my first) & that it would be this tasty. Mazel tov to Baby Benjamin and his family!

(Brooklyn Heights Synagogue, Brooklyn)

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Instagram

Sunday in Queens: Unisphere

(Flushing Meadows-Corona Park, Queens)

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Instagram

My first Instagram

My first Instagram. It was either this or my cat. I choose Brussels sprouts to be less obvious.