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Self-Portraits

Happy New Year 2021

Farewell 2020, Hello 2021!

Alex, Helena, and I wish you all a healthy and happy year ahead.

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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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Chinatown Self-Portraits Uncategorized Urban Planning

Car Free Mott Street

Enjoying a rare car-free Mott Street.

(Chinatown, Manhattan)

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Meat Cheat at Hiram’s

Just gonna blame Anthony Bourdain and his NJ episode of PARTS UNKNOWN for inspiring tonight’s delicious & decadent #meatcheat dinner of cheese & chili cheese dogs, hot dog with onion & relish, cheese fries, onion rings, draft birch beer, draft MGD, and a bottle of Miller Lite.

(Hiram’s Roadstand, Ft. Lee, NJ)

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Self-Portraits Uncategorized WTF

Secrets

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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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Instagram Self-Portraits

My Parking Technique

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

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Instagram Self-Portraits

Date Talk

Reading helps you understand things.

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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 Self-Portraits

Even in His Youth

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

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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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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 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 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 Self-Portraits

Mid-flight Selfie

Mid-flight selfie with cool cat @uliang.

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Self-Portraits

In Houston

It’s been a few years since I last visited, but I found myself easily adapting again to the peculiar customs of Houston.

Were it not for the shirt, I believe I could have passed for a native, as you can see in these photographs.

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Self-Portraits

101F

Holy moly, it’s been a while since I had a fever this high.

The only question now is: am I finally starting the Breaking Bad marathon or the Downton Abbey marathon?

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Eating Self-Portraits

What I Drink When I Drink

You may know I don’t drink alcohol. But until now you didn’t know the real reason why: once you drink Trump Ice, no other beverage will satisfy.

(Everlasting gratitude to my brother JJ Chan for this gift of gifts.)

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Objects in Mirror

Even the parking attendant can’t stop looking at my ginormous Bossypants hands.

(Manhattan)

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Final Pro Cut

I was so excited about my first professional haircut in six years (been DIY since 2006) that I forgot to smile.

BIG thanks fo the amazing Shin for the cut.

(Drawing Room, 148 Spring St, Manhattan)

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Fashion Self-Portraits

Old School Deal

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4138700071/

Whoa, these were $22.05 on the clearance rack. Now that’s the best kind of retro.

(Bob’s Stores, Seekonk, MA)

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Self-Portraits Tech

Super-Toys Last All Summer Long

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4121592665/

If you have the choice of a flashlight set with or without headlamps, choose headlamps every time.

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

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Via Video

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4035230907/

Phew, my first student videoconference went off well. Thanks HIFF for the opportunity to speak to Hawaii youth. Great questions, y’all!

(McKinley High School, Honolulu, HI)

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Cycling Self-Portraits

Cyclists That (Act Like A) Dope

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/4031687068/

Today, I biked about 50 miles on the beautiful isle of Maui. Unfortunately, almost half of those miles were unintentional and extremely difficult – so much so that at one point I really thought I was going to die in a ditch by the side of the road.

Some lessons learned:

  1. Kihei to Lahaina is 24 miles, not “about 12.”
  2. Measuring mileage on a tourist map while Tweeting and using the “thumb and forefinger” method almost guarantees inaccurate results.
  3. There’s no reason to believe that the ride will be mostly flat and you’ll have a tailwind, just because you hope it will be. In fact, the opposite might be true.
  4. If you leave at 4:30ish to catch a 6pm sunset and it turns out your mileage estimate is wrong, you will be riding in the dark for a good portion of your trip. Also, Maui highways aren’t lighted.
  5. Just because the highway has Bike Route signs doesn’t mean you’re not riding in a shoulder with cars zipping by at 50mph just a few feet away from you.
  6. If your ride is an hour longer than you expected and it’s around dinner time, you will be hungry for a good part of your trip.
  7. If your ride is much harder and longer than you expected, you will finish your one bottle of water long before you reach your destination.
  8. Catching the last bus out of Lahaina will be a big relief, but means you will still be riding 9 miles from Ma’alaea to Kihei because it’s too late to make the connecting bus.
  9. You will earn both admiration and embarassment-inducing disbelief when you tell your story to the Maui Bus driver.

(Ahihi-Kina’u Nature Preserve, Maui, HI)

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Five Boro Rain

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It’s wet but spirits are high at the 2009 Five Boro Bike Tour.

(Franklin St & Church St, Manhattan)

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Thespianism Lesson

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2439937298/

That’s not deep contemplation, that’s acting, baby.

(Houston St & Broadway, Manhattan)

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Sick Sick Sick

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2242883725/

I don’t know if it’s food poisoning or a stomach flu or something else, but I feel awful. What, you say I look awful, too? I guess I’d have to agree.

(Bklyn Blggng HQ)

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Self-Portraits Tech

Photoboothed

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/1893142296/

I know I can do this at any Apple Store, but somehow it’s just more fun at Fry’s.

(Fry’s Electronics, Burbank, CA)

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Chinatown Self-Portraits

Chung-Wah Beauty Salon

http://www.flickr.com/photos/jpchan/2668942/

five week /snip/ hair cut
I look younger with short hair?
More gray every time

(19 Pell Street, ask for Ling [off Tues])