Man, it’s been a minute. I’m sitting here listening to Lil Spook and eating a Philly Cheese Steak, while also reading Buzzfeed. This is kind of what heaven must be like. Last few months have been really exciting both personally and professionally. So exciting in fact that I haven’t been updating as much as I’d like. World Cup was a blast, although Team USA didn’t make it past the round of 16 but they definitely fought hard and established themselves as a strong team. Living in Shanghai though is probably the worst place you can be for this year’s world cup. Half of the games were at 3am here and I’m definitely not young enough to stay up that late and have any sort of productive week thereafter. So it’s summer time now in Shanghai and it’s getting humid and gross as usual. Not really that bothered by it because I’m indoors about 90% of the day anyways but definitely bummed that I can really only wear t-shirts and some dress shirts. My summer clothes are the worst, especially since I hate wearing shorts. Something about wearing shorts casually (it’s fine functionally for things like swimming/sports) really just doesn’t work for me. Anyways, there’s a box set of Seinfeld (China Bootleg) DVDs that is calling my name. #TCB (you’ll know this if you’re a true Seinfeld fan).
The 2014 World Cup is finally here. That means absolutely no sleep, wearing my US Team jersey as much as possible and still trying to care about the NBA finals for the next week or so until the Spurs win. Wasn’t able to make it to Brazil this year, but I swear I will be in Russia for the 2018 World Cup (yeah, I know, I would much rather have gone to Brazil than Russia). Here’s hoping to an amazing World Cup and a few W’s for Team USA!
If Koston is behind our team, shouldn’t you be too?
Not a day goes by that I don’t realize how lucky I am in life. Just got back from a week in Seoul for a project that I was working on. There was tons to eat, shop and see. Each time I got back (this was probably my 10th time in 2 years), there’s something new to see and someone new to meet. One of my favorite reasons that I enjoy Seoul is that the service industry there is second to none in Asia. From indie boutiques like Anthology (in Garosugil) to W Hotel at Walker Hill (where we stayed), the service is always polite and helpful. Believe me, it goes a loooooong way if you’ve ever posted up in mainland China. Weather was impeccable and the people that accompanied me on this trip are some of the most creative, fun, gracious and down-to-earth people I’ve ever had the pleasure of being around. As usual, D and I always try to taste the local McDonald’s menu wherever we go. The Myeongdong McDonald’s had a Korean Beef Bulgogi burger which was OK but the special packaging for the french fries saved the day. Until next time…
If you’re in Hong Kong for Art Basel this week, please come check out the CONVERSE “OPEN STUDIO” exhibition from Friday, May 16th to Sunday, May 18th. It features a killer lineup of international artists including Cody Hudson, Richard Colman, Mark Goss, Caratoes and Peter Yuill. If you want to get an insider’s look at the actual creative process and not just stare at paintings most of us don’t understand/can’t afford, then come by! It’s not every day that people get access to these kind of creatives every day. Come Hang.