Storytelling Workshop in NYC: My Notes

Today I attended the 90-minute Storytelling for Business Master Class hosted by The Story Studio.

Stories are how we make sense of the world. You can use storytelling in a business setting to forge a connection with your colleagues, or to get buy-in.

I just wanted to learn how to convince people to host a 2-hour cocktail party.

Blonde man in middle of two professional women, holding a sign that says STORYTELLING WORKSHOP The general rule of having your own blog is this: If you’re going to post a photo of yourself, you MUST choose the wackiest one possible. L to R: Cyndi Freeman, me, and Gail Thomas.


2020-06-21T08:42:49-04:00February 23rd, 2020|General, NYC|

First Aid and CPR Workshop in NYC

My friend Danielle Strle invited me to join a First Aid and CPR workshop today in New York City.

It was five hours long and we each paid $105.

I’m glad that I went!

Find a class in your area here: Red Cross: CPR Classes in NYC

I learned many things such as:

  • Yes, you can pump the chest to the song “Staying Alive.”
  • You can also do it to the “Baby Shark” song.
  • How to do CPR: 30 pumps, then 2 recovery breaths mouth-to-mouth (repeat)
  • How to use an AED: that’s the defibrillator you see frequently now which can administer heart shocks to save someone from cardiac arrest!
  • SAMPLE and FAST: acronyms in case of an emergency.
  • How to use an EpiPen: stab it in someone’s leg if they go into anaphylactic shock.

Woman holding the AED at First Aid class in NYC Danielle Strle holding the AED with a test dummy


2020-06-21T08:44:16-04:00October 14th, 2019|NYC|

The Best Cheap Dumplings in NYC: Shu Jiao Fu Zhou

After frequently binge-eating dumplings during the last 10 years throughout lower Manhattan, I’ve found that the best cheap dumplings in New York City can be found at Shu Jiao Fu Zhou Cuisine at 118 Eldridge St.

White styrofoam plate, chopsticks on left, and 10 dumplings on plate Pork dumplings (10 for $3.50) at Shu Jiao

Most Important Visitor Information

  • Order: Pork and Chive Dumplings, 6 for $2.50, 10 for $3.50
  • Cash Only: No credit cards, but WeChat might be accepted
  • Hours: 9:30am to 9:30pm, 7 days a week
  • Location: 118 Eldridge Street, NY NY on the SE corner of Broome and Eldridge

New York City street corner. Shows a building with Chinese characters The outside sign only says “Fu Zhou Cuisine” in English. “Fu Zhou” or “Fuzhou” is the name of the town in China where this restaurant originates. This picture was taken by me on 1 June 2019.


2020-06-21T08:45:43-04:00June 2nd, 2019|NYC|

Tasting a $60 Cup of Green Tea

Have you ever had a cup of $60 Japanese green tea?

I have, and it tasted super fresh.

Man in black turtleneck, many long-stemmed champagne glasses, and a pretty pink floral arrangement behind him. Tea master serving a special gyokuro during our tea tasting.

My friend Ramit Sethi and I attended an exclusive green tea tasting in Manhattan’s East Village on Thursday night, 7 March 2019.

Here are some of my notes and photos from the Yame Gyokuro event at 29B Tea House.


2020-06-21T08:46:13-04:00March 8th, 2019|NYC|

Epic Abstraction at The Met Museum

The Apollo Circle at the Metropolitan Museum of Art hosted a night with curator Randall Griffey on 16 January 2019.

We learned about the museum’s new exhibit, Epic Abstraction. It has gotten a lot of attention which is best described as “bumpy.”

Man in green sweater standing in front of a red painting inside the Met Museum on a white wall Me near the back entrance to the Epic Abstraction exhibit on the 2nd floor at the Met Museum

Pollock to Herrera: This title of the show represents in Pollock the collection strength, and in Herrera the aspirational collection growth.


2020-06-21T08:46:49-04:00January 22nd, 2019|NYC|