Posts Written On October 2018

Be Thrilled for the New York Comedy Festival

Looking for events happening in the upcoming November? Here is one festival you cannot miss.
As the country’s largest comedy festival to date, the NYCF will be featuring a variety of eclectic standup performances from over 200 of the biggest names in comedy, including Tracy Morgan, Bill Burr, and Queer Eye’s Jonathon Van Ness and Antoni Porowski.
Expanding to seven days this year, the NYCF will present 170+ shows at New York City’s most prestigious venues, including the Beacon Theatre, Carnegie Hall, Carolines on Broadway, Madison Square Garden, Town Hall and the Tribeca Performing Arts Center, among others.
Bill Burr: 50
Wednesday, November 7 at 8:00PM – Madison Square Garden
Bill developed a comedic style of uninformed logic that has made him a regular with Conan O’Brien and Jimmy Fallon. In 2018, Bill is touring internationally, he will be seen in the film, The Front Runner, starring Hugh Jackman and later this year, the third season of Bill’s hit animated Netflix series, F Is For Family, will premiere featuring Bill, Laura Dern and Justin Long as the Murphy family.bill burr
Catherine Cohen: The Twist?… She’s Gorgeous
Thursday, November 8 at 11:30PM – Joe’s Pub at the Public Theater
A show about living, laughing, loving, and losing your debit card five times in one year. Through original songs, standup, and character comedy, Catherine (with the help of Henry Koperski on the keys) will explore the ups and downs of life as an immortal millennial who is tragically unverified on Twitter.
Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Catherine+Cohen+&x=0&y=0
Yamaneika Saunders: Rantin’ and Ravin’
Thursday, November 8 at 8:00PM – Stand Up NY
Rantin’ and Ravin’ is the incredibly funny podcast discussing hot topics in news and entertainment and the panel’s daily lives with host Yamaneika Saunders.
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Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Yamaneika+Saunders&x=0&y=0
Jo Koy: Break The Mold Tour
Friday, November 9 at 7:30 PM – The Beacon Theatre
Jo Koy has come a long way from his modest beginnings performing at a Las Vegas coffee house. As one of today’s premiere stand-up comedians, Koy sells-out comedy clubs & theaters across the nation with his infectious and explosive energy onstage. The comedian pulls inspiration from his family, specifically his son, with material that has universal appeal.
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Link: http://nycomedyfestival.com/?s=Jo+Koy&x=0&y=0
Tracy Morgan
Saturday, November 10 at 10:15 PM – The Beacon Theatre
Tracy Morgan is one of the most respected comedians in his field. Starring for seven seasons on NBC’s Emmy and Golden Globe Award-winning 30 Rock, Morgan appeared opposite Tina Fey and Alec Baldwin as Tracy Jordan, the unpredictable star of Lemon’s (Fey) hit variety show, TGS with Tracy JordanMorgan is also currently starring in and executive producing his TBS show The Last O.G.
The Bodega Boys Live Featuring Desus Nice & The Kid Mero
Sunday, November 11 at 7:00 PM – Hulu Theater At Madison Square Garden
In 2015, Rolling Stone labeled them “Comedy’s Hottest Duo.” In 2017 they were on Variety’s “10 Comics to Watch” list, The Hollywood Reporter’s “Digital Disrupters” list, Entertainment Weekly’s “Must List”, Los Angeles Times’ “Biggest Breakout Stars of 2017” list, in GQ’s annual Comedy Issue and recently the subject of an in-depth profile for The New York Times Magazine.
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ABOUT THE NEW YORK COMEDY FESTIVAL

Now in its fifteenth year, the New York Comedy Festival is produced by Carolines on Broadway in association with TBS. The festival has featured the country’s top comedians, including Judd Apatow, Hannibal Buress, Bill Burr, Margaret Cho, Billy Crystal, Larry David, Ricky Gervais, Kathy Griffin, Kevin Hart, John Leguizamo, Norm Macdonald, Bill Maher, Tig Notaro, Nick Offerman, Amy Schumer, Sarah Silverman, and Wanda Sykes, to name a few. In 2007, the festival launched the “Stand Up for Heroes” event to benefit The Bob Woodruff Foundation, which has featured performances by Stephen Colbert, Ricky Gervais, John Mayer, Seth Meyers, John Mulaney, Trevor, Noah, John Oliver, Conan O’Brien, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ray Romano, Jerry Seinfeld, Bruce Springsteen, Jon Stewart, and Robin Williams, among others. To date, the “Stand Up for Heroes” events have raised over $45 million. For more information please visit the NYCF website, like the NYCF Facebook page, and follow the NYCF on Twitter, @NYComedyFest.

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Toys Cars Your Kids Won’t Get Bored With

Drive The Kids to Excitement with Modarri Cars
Remember spending your childhood days outdoors, hanging from trees, riding bikes, playing with cars… letting your imagination run wild?! Life was FUN! Bring that same energy back– whether you’re a kid or kid at heart — and help fuel your creativity with Modarri Cars.
Modarri is the ultimate toy car — letting you become the designer, mechanic and driver. Named Popular Science’s best toy for two years, these cars will stand the test of time, never needing batteries and never breaking.
It’s time to have fun!
A lot of toy cars are fun for a minute but then the drive to play with them sputters away like an empty gas tank. That’s probably because they have limited play value, provide no real challenge, or they fall apart as quickly as they’re bought; but Modarri cars drive kids wild with excitement through endless, creative play.

Modarri cars are durable, finger-powered toy cars with interchangeable high-quality parts, real steering, suspension, rubber tires and no batteries needed. Your kids design and build their own models using their imagination and creativity. 3 cars together can be designed over 35,000 different ways! A Modarri car can be built in less than a couple of minutes using the quick assembly system, which features built-in screws that don’t fall out.

Because there are so many new designs to be discovered and they can be driven just like a real car, your kids will be captivated for hours, taking them away from the iPad and TV and inspiring an old-fashioned love of play.

Modarri Cars received Popular Science’s prestigious “Toy of the Year” … not once, but twice! And they’re so popular, you’ll find them throughout Universal Studios at Jurassic Park, Transformers and the Fast & Furious. They even have an entire area dedicated to Modarri “Build-Your-Car”.

While little ones love these realistic, fun toys, adults really like playing with them too, because it’s fun to design cars no matter what age you are!

Why Your Kids Will Love Modarri Cars:

  • Customize Your Ride – Your kids can design and build their own car just the way they want it – choosing the wheels, suspension, chassis, fenders, hood, frame, color pallet and more!
  • Real mechanics – With a patented steering system, real suspension, tight turning radius, and finger-sized bucket seat, you drive them like no other car and you can actually “feel the road.”
  • Finger driven – Do tight figure 8s, wheelies, slalom racing or any car tricks you can think of!

About Modarri Cars:

Trevor, Brian and David grew up playing with toy cars and never grew tired of them. These 3 car-loving dads set out to make the “Ultimate Toy Car” by combining everything they loved about their favorite toy cars, and then making the experience even better. That’s why they designed Modarri cars to be durable, customizable, realistic and easy to build!

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Ceramiracle — Korean Skincare for Ageless Beauty

Stepping into a different season is not a fun thing, especially the next season is fall, then winter. What should we do for the dry weather? I don’t like the cold air in New York at all. But everyone knows how terrible the weather is in the winter. Preparing something ahead is so important for your skin. Thankfully, I have already studied about this and let me share my story with you.

Let me introduce Korean Skincare for Ageless Beauty – Ceramiracle.

There are three products you will definitely want to try!

  • Ceramiracle’s industry-­‐changing product is a hydrating, rejuvenating serum that boasts baby-­‐like radiance because it’s inspired byyou guessed itbabies.

The first gray hair. The first sign of wrinkles. We all know at what point we started to fantasize about the fountain of youth. But who knew the fountain of youth has been with us since day one? Ceramiracle’s FIRST LIGHT The Serum harnesses the capabilities of the vernix caseosa—the natural power that provides newborns with hydrated, resilient, and near-­‐perfect skin—for an unparalleled anti-­‐aging experience.

With the success of their skin supplements, FIRST LIGHT The Serum was the natural next step in bringing younger looking skin to all. Unlike many products on the market, FIRST LIGHT The Serum doesn’t just sit on top of the skin but, instead, works with your skin to strengthen its natural barrier and restore its softness and smoothness. Created with 99% natural ingredients and 95% active ingredients, the serum is fortified with botanical extracts of Wakame cell culture, White lupin seed, and Phytoceramides. The plant-­‐derived formula is also formulated without preservatives, fragrance, silicone and other nasty chemicals, and is 100% water-­‐free, mimicking the intense hydration and skin nourishing properties of the vernix caseosa. The serum works wonders on all skin types, making skin look younger, firmer, and more radiant after just one application. It also provides enough hydration that it doesn’t even need to be worn with moisturizer!

FIRST LIGHT The Serum is available for $89 on ceramiracle.com.

  • FIRST LIGHT THE ESSENCE – REVIVING AN AGELESS BEAUTY SECRET

No essence is created equal and First Light The Essence is certainly unique as it is developed from Ceramiracle’s BFE Complex (BioFerment Essence) – a saccharomyces fermented trinity of organic Korean rice water, mugwort and ginseng. BFE Complex was inspired by a 2000-year-old recipe for ginseng wine, dating back to 18 BC and was originally used to cleanse and treat dry skin.

Rice water is rich in vitamins and minerals and was traditionally used in Asia for face cleansing. It was believed to improve the complexion, firm the skin and slow down its aging process. Mugwort is a purifying herb used extensively in traditional oriental medicine and is known to improve skin hydration and rectify skin blemishes. Ginseng – the revered king of herbs – is a treasured anti-aging ingredient that is acclaimed to reduce the appearance of fine lines and wrinkles. An initial study with 30 volunteers over 56 days saw improvements in skin hydration by 29%, skin elasticity by 7.5% and skin smoothness by 12%.

First Light The Essence is a testament to how common food ingredients can have a profound effect on the skin. A skin conditioner (or toner) is the first leave-on product to touch the skin so you’ll want that to be pure, clean and comfortable to use,” explains Ceramiracle Founder Eugene He. He added “Patting a few drops over clean skin will prep and condition it, providing the first step to achieving that baby soft skin which is our benchmark of healthy skin”.

First Light The Essence is a clean label skin conditioner containing over 92% BFE Complex and just a few drops will instantly calm and revitalize skin with a refreshing new radiance. The beauty trinity in the BFE Complex works synergistically to form a skin smoothing moisture reservoir to deeply hydrate and immediately soften the skin, facilitating the revival of its baby soft status. First Light The Essence is vegan, cruelty-free and is free of traditional preservatives, color and fragrance.

FIRST LIGHT The Essence is available at ceramiracle.com for $75 USD (150 ml/5.0 fl. Oz).

Baby Soft Skin, Reborn For You

In 1991, Eugene He’s home was transformed into a giant playpen when his mom became a nanny. While the bawlings created endless din, Eugene was always fascinated and in awe of, the amazing sight and feel of a newborn’s soft and smooth flawless skin. This childhood curiosity grew into a passion and developed into a life mission for Eugene: to unravel mother nature’s gift of perfect skin to babies. His relentless pursuit to find the answer to baby soft skin and to make it accessible for both young and old led tothe world’s first breakthrough formulation inspired by the very substance that protects baby’s skin while in the womb – Vernix Caseosa. Eugene successfully created a botanical mimic that would emulate the vernix’s protective and nourishing benefits.

More information please click https://www.ceramiracle.com/.

 

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Home Decor Updates

We have been in our new house for nearly 6 months and we love it! We got some new items like a dining table, a new bed, a new sofa set, and some chairs too. Decorating a house takes time and we spent a lot of our budget on the floors, the ceiling and painting so we are taking our time in getting decorations!

A really easy to way to bring some ‘life’ into a room is with art, and with Christmas coming up – if you don’t want to put up a tree and all that, you can actually do that spending less than $50!  Christmas backdrops are all the craze now. These are photographs that are high quality and brings a cool decorative element into any living space. I think it will be awesome to have this set up for a baby or pet photoshoot if you are into making family Christmas cards! They have various sizes available too.

Photography backdrops are going to be something I will definitely be investing in since we have baby on the way in the next 9 short weeks! What a cool way to make your home Insta-ready and have some fun backgrounds for month-by-month pic of baby and Cami.  Isn’t this one so pretty?

Also we are waiting to redo/retile our fireplace next year so maybe in the meantime, we can fill the space with Brick Backdrops?  Which one do you like? I do miss the exposed brick look that is so New York City but these pretty options really stand out to me.

 

 

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How to Play to Your Strengths

Photo by Benjamin Davies CC0
Caption: Make happiness your goal.

Have you ever wondered about whether you’re fulfilling your potential? If you want to escape the daily grind of your routine and instead, start feeling joyful about life, you need to identify your strengths and play to them. Many of us have hidden strengths that we ignore because we don’t have the time, money or energy to indulge them. However, if you identify where your natural talent lies and build your life around it, you will find yourself effortlessly happier, healthier and more at peace.

Identify Your Talent

The first step is to identify where your natural strength and talent lie. Billionaire Microsoft founder Bill Gates started off pursuing a law career at Harvard but dropped out in favor of his growing interest in computer programming. If he hadn’t made the decision to follow his natural ability and enthusiasm, then the world’s largest PC software company might never have happened, and Gates wouldn’t have achieved his potential.

It might feel impossible to identify that one thing that you’re good enough at to dedicate your life. To start with, think of something you enjoy — something that you feel a real enthusiasm for and would want to do every day. It needs to be something that you are not only good at but excel in beyond most other people. Even if this is spending hours on the PlayStation leveling a video game or making the best poached eggs in the morning, it’s a starting point and can take you further than you might think.

 Photo by Ian Schneider / CC0
Caption: Find your passion.

Make the Most of It

Next, you need to think about how to turn this specific skill into something bigger. When Chris Moneymaker entered the World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event back in 2003, he had no idea how much his life was about to change. But he did believe in his ability and put faith in the hard work he dedicated to honing his chosen craft. Nowadays, he has the Moneymaker PSPC Tour of the U.S., helping other poker players around the country to follow in his footsteps and win big.

It might not seem obvious at first which path to take but following your strengths can only lead to success. That’s because when you’re doing what you’re good at, it brings positive results, gives you more energy and motivates you to go further. Video games tester, chocolate taster and island caretaker might all sound too good to be true, but they’re all real jobs that utilize people’s niche abilities.

Look for an Opportunity

Once you’ve identified where your strengths lie, it’s time to look out for an opportunity to apply them in real life. Sometimes, this means thinking outside the box and creating that opportunity for yourself. One of the most successful stars to come out of the blogging boom has been a British woman named Zoe Sugg. She began her YouTube vlogging (video blogging) empire from her bedroom, recording product reviews, clothes hauls and beauty tips and talking about her interests. Fast forward almost a decade, and Sugg now has 12 million subscribers to her YouTube channel, a range of beauty products available in nationwide stores and is a best-selling author. She has successfully built a business around herself, marketing her values and interests through exclusive products.

It might look like a lot of hard work to pursue your dreams, and that’s because it is. It takes dedication, courage and faith to turn what might only be a hobby right now into a career that can support you through life. However, it is much more work to keep doing something you are not best suited to do, not fulfilling you and unlocking the potential within you.

Identifying your strengths is the first step, and once you’ve done that, you’ll find that everything else follows more easily. After all, what could be easier than doing what you do best?

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The Mysterious Museum Experience on a “Werewolf Night”

There are some moments in life when you will feel #whereamI, #whatIamdoing, #whereamIgoing. I call them” loss moments”. And last night was definitely one of them.

Yesterday morning, CNN just received one package containing pipe bombs and everyone there was evacuated. I have not experienced 911 before, but still, keep thinking if I work there as my friend, how would I feel?

My friend still calmly played farm game on the class by my side, luckily she was on an offsite event when the suspicious bomb was received. Everything seems normal but still a little different. We are quieter than before yesterday, and pretend everything is cool , as we accepted for most of the things happen here.

After class, I went to a museum for the blog. And this also proves that my feeling was right. I was told that this is a preview for an adult museum for kids. When arrived at Slanton Street around China Town, there is a place with a tiny entrance along the road, no wall, no house, no light. Where is the f**k museum? Someone pointed one wood board standing in the entrance for me, which has words on it lighted by the mysterious light, it says, ” collective museum”.

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This is how it looked in the light of candles on the soil ground. And I stepped in there,  with my guild Lance. He told me this is a special and unique playground, no, a museum for adults, but it is called as a children’s museum. The aim of that is to create a unique childhood fun experience for adults.

Along with him on the dark street, loop back and forth to see what are on my way, I felt I had my ” received bomb package” moment too. No, maybe it is “is someone going to kill me” moment.

Everything here is quiet, dark, mysterious but also be covered with a layer of warm natural light from the night. Surrounded by tents and without any electricity, I have doubted what I was doing that day. There is a tent with 2 musicians there which can make you a special song by my side. I heard the song from the tent, it was like lyrics which Gypsies nomad would make.

NO, I AM NOT GOING TO BE IN THERE.

Then I wandered around, until a woman caught me up, saying ” Do you want to make a wish?”. As she said, since last night has a full moon, so she was given the power to “light” my wish to be true.

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I wrote my wish on the paper, then she helped me light it until the paper disappeared with a huge burn of the file, like those ones who make brazil BBQ for you. One shot of fire, then disappear. But this time is more mysterious with an unknown seemingly magic.

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There is also a booth nearby, the bartender can make you a ” bar of one” experience with a new cocktail created for each person. I don’t have a chance to try it. Need to finish my homework the next day and I need sober. Damn.

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However, there is still some sober and creative fun I can have. In the last booth, I went to, an artist taught us to print the pattern with ink (kinda like calligraphy) on a special thin paper. I used two brushes to twist the ink in the water, then the artist helped me to take the paper out then dry it in the natural wind. ( See how mysterious it is on the wall, and you cannot believe that there is a mural paint above)

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When I am about to leave, I saw someone is observing the moon in a telescope. I tried by myself too, but only see one white jelly moving around in the round shape. Chinese has a legend story saying couples who love each other but have no result will gather together on the moon at the round moon night. But according to the moon I saw, I doubted whether they can stand steadily for even a short kiss.

On my way home, the friend sent me one poetry on the night,

“The sound from the drum covered with bryophyte,

has shaken all the rocks and soil in this scaring forest.

But the sky is wide and deep,

Like tonight, the gibbous moon leaned in the frosty dark green,

when it wakes up, it will open heart sneakily to the only valley

it faces, too.”

Okay, my weird day was finally over with an artistic ending, thank god. And I still stayed as myself without turning into a werewolf. Lucky.


If you want to check out this museum:

Please visit: http://www.collectivemuseum.com/

Enjoy.

 

 

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