Coney Island might be the most famous boardwalk in America, and like most tourist features in New York, it is something that I take for granted and fail to explore. Last weekend, I grabbed my camera and 50mm and headed to the end of the Q train. A photographer friend of mine once […]
An American couple from Massachusetts travel to the Far East in the 1970s. They are among the first to see China after the chaos of the Cultural Revolution, and witness the slow transition from communism to a more market-based economy. They gawk at the unfamiliar, and marvel at the similarities and vast differences as they are […]
It appears that the population of Harvard Square has quadrupled over night. Where there are normally small tourist groups trooping through campus, and posing in front of John Harvard (i.e. moving road blocks in between classes) now there are hoards of people, all armed with cameras and iPhones. Every inch of our campus, including the […]
A few days ago, my friend Rana stopped by with her brother for an impromptu visit on a rainy day. I poured the tea, and listened mesmerized by their first hand experiences in the Arab Spring. We traded stories on traveling and being third culture Lebanese-Egyptian/Chinese-Canadian kids. It’s the sort of experience I will miss […]
On the last day of exams we decided to celebrate with a champagne picnic before everyone took off, and families flew in for graduation. An unexpected shower brought the party indoors, where the bubbles flowed as freely as the celebration.