Things I’ve Enjoyed Recently (6/23/2023)
This week I’m trying out a new format to sharing my weekly links.
Video I’ve Enjoyed
“The Many Lives of a New York City Doorman” for the New Yorker. Yves Deshommes is a Haitian Doorman, violinist, and art dealer in NYC. Even seemingly ordinary people can live extraordinary lives.
Song I’ve Been Listening to
Even in the Quietest Moments by Supertramp. Recently, I heard this song while hanging at Verci, I Shazamed it, and have been listening to it since.
NYC Restaurant I’ve Been To
Nyonya in Little Italy. My New York friend recommends this Malaysian restaurant, which is featured in the Michelin Guide. It’s near Little Italy and offers affordable dishes. Try the Roti Canai as an appetizer.
Show I’ve Been Watching
The Sopranos by HBO. I’ve heard about The Sopranos for as long as I can remember. It’s a classic, an all-time great. I subscribed to HBO Max, and five episodes in, I can confirm that it’s the real deal.
Blog Post I’ve Read
Reflections on Writing by Idil Cakmur. Written by a good friend of mine, she shares her reflections on dining with an older widow and the purpose of great writing.
I realized that this is one thing that reading good writing can help you with. You can find the words to express yourself in someone else’s writing, or the framework to understand yourself. You can read something that perfectly portrays what you’ve felt so many times, and yet you had never managed to put it that clearly. You had never managed to understand that feeling so well until you read it in their words.