Monday, September 13, 2010

Why I Love New York City

Back in the city that I love.

 Where there are toilets instead of holes in the ground and driving laws to follow. Where I can order my vegetarian meal without wondering if it will come mixed with ground beef.  A place where clients don’t gasp in horror when they see I have short hair and where I  can walk down the runway and not hear the Star Wars theme song (this happened in 2 different shows!!)

But this isn’t a post about the oddities of China. I’ll leave that for later. As I return to NYC on Sept 11th, I want to take this time to tell you why I heart NYC. 

1. When life overwhelms me I can get lost in the midst of the crowd and the noise and the lights and the hustle and bustle of city life and feel completely at peace.

2. It’s a place where I have gotten  yelled at by the person at the take-out counter for taking too long to order a sandwich (and there was no one waiting behind me!) only to finish our transaction with laughter. No lingering decisions. Gotta make’em snappy! 

3. Its  a city where I can get decked out  in my sexy black dress and heels  at any time of the day and not look out of place. 

4. Its a life where there is always something fun and interesting going on, a VIP event to go to and free drinks and dinners to be had. 

5. This city screams success. I’ve never met more amazing people anywhere else that go after what they want with such determination, And then get it.

6. It’s the race. It’s the adrenaline. It’s the fear of being left behind that keeps me determined to not give up.

7. Its so easy to meet people and have amazing conversations with just about anyone 

8. I run into people that I know constantly. It makes Manhattan feel small. So don't go burning any bridges here. You'll more than likely find yourself suddenly sitting right next to someone you know on the subway.

9. It’s a rollercoaster. I’ll be on such a high one day and have everything crashing down on me the next. It makes me want to keep coming back for more. (Wow now that sounds like a dysfunctional, codependent relationship... )

10. Because my dreams here really are, slowly but surely, coming true.  And the possibilities seem endless.

And if you love NYC as much as I do, make sure you check out these following blog entries from some of my favorite bloggers.

Monday, September 6, 2010

Let's Shoot!

Who needs a professional photographer when I have an extremely all around talented roommate/fellow model, Pedja Stojanovic, who is excited to style and shoot me on a whim with my inexpensive, Sony camera I bought for sight seeing?

We somehow made it through the shoot with the gawking people on the street without getting arrested for prostitution or getting run over by a cab. (Do you even know how big of an accomplishment that is with the way they drive in China?!)
 Go us!

Thursday, September 2, 2010

Great Wall!

A group of us from my agency finally got a full day off from castings and jobs so we decided to make the most of it. What I have been eagerly anticipating.... I almost can't believe it.  

We went to one of the oldest parts of the wall that has not been renovated.  Very few tourists as well. We had this whole section of the Great Wall almost to ourselves!

We hiked 4.25 miles. Look at how steep we had to climb!

This is our tour guide Ben. If you ever happen to get to China, you should look him up.  

He said in all his years doing tours, no one has ever fallen off the edge. I find that hard to believe....

Don't you wish you were here?

Yes. We have every reason to jump for joy!