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Restaurant Review: Beyoglu

So Maria actually knows a good number of people in NYC, or people coming and going through NYC; its surprising! There’s a whole bunch of them, mostly from her college and high school days, and we’ve been working to make the rounds ya know, to get to see them because in the end, they’re all […]

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Posted February 9th, 2011 - 12:18 am by sean
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Restaurant Review: Aquavit Bistro

So I’m thinking of starting a new series of posts to go along with Maria and I’s exploration of the many varied restaurant options in New York City. We’ve always loved food, perhaps think of ourselves as foodies, and it was just Restaurant Week. I’ve also always felt like I may have missed out on […]

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Posted February 8th, 2011 - 12:37 am by sean
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2nd Post of 2011

Yes, I know, it’s almost the end of the first MONTH but I’ve been busy. The majority of that time was spent interviewing with companies for a job. I signed up with a tech recruiting agency, two of them actually, though in reality, one still. It’s weird. I ran into something like this before back […]

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Posted January 27th, 2011 - 11:42 pm by sean
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First post of 2011

Let’s see, what was written last? So it’s obviously been a while since I’ve posted, and a lot of things have happened since, hence the been a while since I’ve last posted. I mean, that was half way around the world ago, and last year. As I write, it is the middle of the night […]

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Posted January 11th, 2011 - 2:30 pm by sean
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Relaxed

My conference call was canceled this afternoon, and Sean and I had been a bit stressed out, so we took the afternoon off and strode out into the streets. It was an excellent food-and-walking day. Google Maps clocks us at some 13 km, hardly hastily executed at some 6 hours, and in any event involving […]

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Posted June 3rd, 2010 - 10:07 pm by maria
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Perforation

Maybe Sean is rubbing off on me. Today I feel like treating this forum like a diary. I wrote an entry, but then I deleted it for being overly confessional; I guess this replacement is kind of personal too, though, so maybe that’s just the way of it, today. :) Either way. I am pleased […]

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Posted March 29th, 2010 - 7:06 pm by maria
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How NOT to make a burger

Ingredients: 200 g (.46 lbs) extra-lean hamburger patty, pre-formed, individually-wrapped 1 sesame bun, preferably frozen Shredded white “cheese” “Pickles,” otherwise known as ZhaCai, literally “Pressed Vegetables” (no dill was harmed in the making of this pickle) Garnish: 1 lettuce leaf, sliced tomatoes and onions Seasoning: Salt, pepper, Worcestershire sauce, red cooking wine, cooking oil Equipment: […]

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Posted November 4th, 2009 - 3:15 pm by sean
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Owning a Restaurant in Beijing

I don’t actually have time to blog, neither does Maria, but I figured I should try to say something about what’s been going on, and I’ll leave it to her to tell about all that’s going on with her later, if she feels like it. So I now own a restaurant! I am the general […]

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Posted October 29th, 2009 - 1:20 pm by sean
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A Minor Rant, and Everything’s Good

I’ve come to realize that this whole “pay as you go” schtick might be getting a little out of hand, especially in China. I’m prepaying my cell phone, my internet, my electric bill, my gas bill, my metro card, and if I want satellite TV, I’ll be prepaying that too. As Maria put it, it’s […]

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Posted October 16th, 2009 - 1:42 am by sean
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Water

Sean’s stepmom showed me how to boil water (I’m so embarrassed) and now I have an unlimited supply of hot water, optionally for tea.� This is wonderful.� I’ve even gotten some studying done. We’ve now secured an apartment–well, secured, at least in some sense. The rent is already high and we’ve sort-of been warned that […]

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Posted October 9th, 2009 - 3:30 pm by maria
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