Paris posts on Food in Mouth

Paris posts on Food in Mouth

Being back at school always brings back the same old emotions and thoughts about the quality of affordable education and how much hustle one has to have to get ahead in this life. My school likes to tout that 80% of the students graduate debt free, however I’ve see the quality/level of my peers, and there’s no way 80% are going to get jobs that’s going to sustain the rent levels of NYC. Great, no debt. Time to move back to from you came in order to find a company to hire you. Even if a portion of my classmates would not find what they want employment wise, there’s also another portion that I see are hustling harder than I am. Getting out hustled is probably the worst feeling there is…. [Continue reading]

February 11, 2015 at 3:20 am

One the things you learn as an immigrant is that the American dream is fucking bullshit, and white people see you as not white. I been thinking about it recently and I think really, the immigrant experience is only suited for poor folks. Obviously it works for middle class and rich folks too, but mostly it’s an utility for the poor. If you think in the mindset of “I don’t care what kinda shitty job I have, as long as my kids grow up in America, it’s all good and they can go to college.” Obviously it’s possible that the chain doesn’t work well and the kids still struggle. But I think there might be middle class folks from other countries contemplating it and even though they’ll never see my blog… DON’T DO IT. THE IMMIGRANT EXPERIENCE SUCKS UNLESS YOU’RE POOR IN A POOR COUNTRY.

I started thinking about it because they said one of the associates in the whole Charlie Hebdo saga grew up as a petty criminal. And I automatically think that the smartest kid in class, regardless of immigrant or not, doesn’t do this shit. Some whiz kid with an app that makes money doesn’t do petty robbery. One, yes I know the dudes were just mad crazy. Only crazy people do shit like that. But two, the immigrant experience definitely did not work for those dudes. I mean, if they were six-figure developers at Google Paris, they wouldn’t be doing this crazy shit…. [Continue reading]

January 12, 2015 at 11:48 pm

The Parisian food posts are going to come to an end with this last post about the bakery, Du Pain et Des Idees. It was quite possibly the best all-around bakery that we tried in Paris last summer, and it was so delicious that we went back a second morning. It’s a tiny bakery in the 10th arrondissement and it’s a must visit for those who love pastries…. [Continue reading]

February 20, 2014 at 8:21 pm

During the previous Paris post, I mentioned that after we had some sweet pastries at Gerard Mulot, we had even more pastries. In fact, we ended up at Pierre Herme and got some macarons and amazing looking tarts. But before I get into that, I’m just going to ask if anyone knows about PHP job openings along the east coast. Anywhere is fine really, Boston, Philly, DC. Actually other cities work too, like Seattle, Portland, Austin, and Chicago. If you hear of anything, please pass it along!… [Continue reading]

February 18, 2014 at 7:49 pm

One morning in Paris we decided to go find a Gerard Mulot and have some pastries. Along the way we saw some other fancy looking place and looked inside. But apparently we didn’t look like customers enough, and the guy behind the counter skipped us to talk to people who came into the store after we did. Obviously that made it way easier to stay hungry until we got to the Gerard Mulot store for pastries!… [Continue reading]

February 4, 2014 at 7:46 pm

One thing that’s nice about New York is that it’s possible to get restaurant-level desserts without going to a restaurant. Dominique Ansel… [more]

October 22, 2015 at 1:12 am

We went to check out the new-ish Whitney Museum by the Meatpacking District the other week. The weather was gorgeous and you could see the Freedom Tower… [more]

October 18, 2015 at 5:00 pm

The long goodbye is always the hardest. And while school happens and time passes, we still have to find ways to pass the time, and to fill our bellies…. [more]

October 9, 2015 at 1:03 am

At some point in my life, instead of going to the school that was a five minute bike ride away from my house, I got bussed into an inner city school… [more]

October 1, 2015 at 1:22 am

One of the benefits of marrying someone who is very different from me is that there are new food items to grow to love. Kouign Amann is a buttery pastry… [more]

September 30, 2015 at 1:54 am