Hudson Yards / Brookfield Place

Dove No More

Decided to brush up on my creative writing and came up with a new sonnet for the Dove series.
It’s created with my “positive pessimistic” view in life.  What is “positive pessimistic”?  Well it sound like how it is…positive view of a pessimistic view.  Think of stealing is bad but robin hood steals and give to the poor.  Something like that…

Sonnet 13 – Dove No More

Darkness has engulfed this once scenic room,
Trapped in a cage that will not give.
Leaving the Dove time to think of its doom,
Prying away at the bars was addictive.
Air is tight as the fire consume,
Silent is the Dove for it cannot scream.
Slowly shedding away this feathery costume,
The pain is real for this is no dream.
Unable to see and unable to feel,
Staring into the abyss as this body reek.
From the ashes the skin peel,
For this is not darkness that I seek.
   Death, the Dove for there’s no fix,
   Risen, comes the Phoenix.

Neighbor’s doggie

Neighbor’s dog came to visit and play hide and seek.  Always like to hide under this one specific desk…lol
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Charlie misses Bella after she left…

William Ernest Henley

Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.

In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.

Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds, and shall find, me unafraid.

It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.

–William Ernest Henley


Light lunch for Sunday at nice outdoor cafe….Lobster Caesar Salad
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License Day

Workout 11pm – 2am…. -3,500 calories
Cool down and work on personal projects 2am – 4am…. -200 calories
Wake up 6:30am
Get to DMV at 7:45am
Wait in line for an hour drinking coffee…. +10 calories

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Trying to prove my name to the DMV since I technically have 5 different and totally legal names.  Luckily I got an easy DMV employee

Getting a new license photo taken with the new slim me…. PRICELESS

Feeling great!!

Fitbit $FIT

Loving $FIT!  Made crazy profits EOD right before ER at $51.80!!  Sold off my 5K shares that I got in at $35.  #FitbitLoyalForLife

1 year anniversary

It has been exactly 1 year since I started this Fitbit journey.

July 25, 2015
11pm – 12am : Start my nightly workout.  Weights, rower, situps, etc.
July 26, 2015
12am – 2am : Average about 12 miles on the treadmill
2am – 4:30am : Cool down, shower and work on some projects
4:30am – 8am : 3.5 hrs of sleep or as I call it “power nap”
8am – 8:30am : Morning swim
8:30am – 9am : Shower and prepare for day in the city
9am – 10am : Drive to the city and park
10am – 11:30am : Walk around a bit around Columbus Circle
11:30am – 12pm : Met up with a friend
12pm – 1pm : Enjoyed a light brunch
1pm – 8pm : Start walk from Columbus Circle, north a few blocks to check out a street fair, then east to 5th Ave, south down to 34th, west to 9th Ave, south to 16th to check out Chelsea Market, southeast to Sprint St, cut down Broadway, east up Canal St, down Mott St (to check out the new ice cream place 10Below but we didn’t go because we asked customers that came out if it was worth the hour wait and they said it wasn’t.), down to South Street Seaport (finally sat down, rested a bit and had a lobster roll for dinner), back up to Canal St. for Elaine to catch the train home.  Finally!  Someone that can keep up with my city walk days!  But it’s not over for me…It’s 1 year anniversary.  Of course I would want to smash all my records…even the one made recently on July 12.
8pm – 9pm : Power walk from Chinatown back up to Columbus Circle
9pm – 10:30pm : Drive back to NJ, shopped at Hmart and head back home
10:30pm – 11pm : Rested a bit
11pm – 12am : Treadmill to get in those final anniversary steps
July 27, 2015 – 1 year anniversary of this Fitbit journey

Anniversary Records
1) 70,720 steps
2) 33.29 miles
3) 6,737 calories burned
4) 188 floors
5) 572 active minutes
6) 3 hours 22 minutes of sleep
7) 159.5 lb! (Started out at 225lb)

Badges for the day:
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Losing weight wasn’t my goal…it has been and always will be just the side effect.


Got the Samsung SSD T1 500GB to backup my dropbox data.  Remember to always backup your data!  Make a few copies if different locations.

Healthy shopping!

Just realized I got too many oranges…gotta juice it!

Records Day

July 12, 2015
Records are meant to be broken…

Today was an awesome day.  It was sunny and in the 90s.
12am – 2am : Still working out since 11PM July 11th.  Weight train and 500 situps.  Probably added ~15K Fitbit steps to be counted in July 12th.
2am – 4am : Cooled down, showered and worked on some personal projects.  1 large bottle of water.
8am – 9am : Wakeup, swim and showered.
9am – 10am : Starbucks Cold Brew Iced Coffee with Soy and Took the Aston into the city and parked at Columbus Circle.
10am – 11am : Speed walk down to Chinatown to get some accounting down at uncle’s.
11am – 12pm : Speed walk back up to Columbus Circle.
12pm – 1:30pm : Brunch with Riyo at Asiate.
1:30pm – 3:30pm : Looped Central Park partially.  1 large bottle of water.
3:30pm – 4pm : Checked out Bastille Day on 60th and 5th.
4pm – 5pm : Speed walk to 31st and 2nd to meet with Shanella for Minions movie!  Starbucks Cold Brew Iced Coffee with Soy.
5:30pm – 7pm : Minions in a theater where there’s significantly more adults than children.  1 strand of curly fry for dinner.
7pm – 8pm : Speed walk back up to Columbus Circle.  1 large bottle of water.
8pm – 9pm : Drive home.
9pm – 1opm : Rest and prep for work tomorrow.
10pm – 12pm : Workout and break all records.
12am – 1am : Weight training and 500 situps.
1am : Weigh in…159.5 lb.  BOOM….record…shattered!
1am – 2am : Cool down and 1 large bottle of water.

July 12, 2015 Records
1) 54,548 steps
2) 25.57 miles
3) 5,825 calories burned
4) 211 floors
5) 447 active minutes
6) 3 hours 43 minutes of sleep
7) 159.5 lb!

1595 fitbit 50k fitbit 54k fitbit weight goal

Macbook 12″

Got a USB-C cable and didn’t know what to use it for:


So I got this accessory to use it with:

Loving it so far!

Logitech MX Anywhere 2

Loving my new Logitech mouse.  Actually love the whole MX line since I’ve purchased them since the beginning!  Keep up the great designs Logitech!

Project Tango

Got Google’s Project Tango development tablet…loving it!
K1 processor, 4GB RAM, 128GB + microSD slot, LTE and the awesome IR tracking and 3D motion sensor camera
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It feels a little bit more painful these past few days….but luckily I learned to love the pain…