Posts Tagged ‘artist’

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Today I worked away from home again, journeying to Arlene’s office, on Broad St.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

The weather was an absolute beauty today. Blue skies!

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

I had to take a photo of the Trump Building. I was watching the news on his meeting with Paul Ryan before leaving the house.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

New York Stock Exchange building

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

I like to look up in New York.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

I took this photo as I sat down to work.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Leaving the office walking to the train station

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

National Museum at the Bowling Green Metro Stop

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

When I got home I saw this. A couple nights ago I read an article on online wine. I thought I would check it out. The website was the Tasting Room, and there was a $6.95 deal for a box of wines. (UPDATE: DO not purchase wines and this deal from this company. If you do, read every single fine print and word on anything you agree too.) DO NOT sign up for this.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Here are my 6 little bottles of wines. As I write this post, I have not as yet opened any of the bottles. I will be sure to share the experience when I open them. My roommate is away, so I may not be able to share these with her unfortunately :(.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

I forgot to mention, my friend went to Singapore a week or two ago, and I asked him to bring me back some kaya butter. I LOOOOOOVE kaya butter!!! It is one of my favorite Singaporean treats. Arlene brought it to the office for me, so soon, I will be in heaven with kaya butter on toast. I thought the package was quite lovely too.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Brown Kaya, and Green Kaya. The brown kaya has caramel in it, while the green kaya has pandan leaves.

Today was another good one. Got work done, spent time outside getting some fresh air and sights. On the way back I went to my cousins and hung out a bit. I was talking with them about my desire to blog again, since I enjoy it so much. Blogging either relaxes me or distracts me. I am not sure which, but they encouraged me to do my Document my Day blogging again since I enjoyed it so much. So I dedicate this blog post and the one before to them.

Let’s see what happens tomorrow. It is supposed to rain. 😥

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Today I wanted to get out the house to work. I messaged my friend Arlene and she suggested Williamsburg. She would be going there to work, so I decided to meet her there. This was my first time in Williamsburg I believe. I met her at a spot and we worked, then we went to get something to eat. We went to “Pies and Thighs” nearby, and the food was great! I didn’t take any photos, next time. Arlene had to leave for a meeting, so I got the food and met her at East River Bar, where the meeting would be. The photo above was taken in front of East River Bar.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Beautiful Sunset

Arlene is my friend and former colleague from MIT. She is the fantastic “mind” behind MindRider. “MindRider is a helmet that tracks, in real time, how your rides, movement, and location engage your mind. The MindRider app maps your engagement, giving you new insight into your riding experience, and providing a unique resource for riding communities and street advocacy.” We ate then her colleagues started showing up for the meeting. Today, Dave, who takes great photos for the project would be taking some photos and I was lucky to be their muse. He took photos of me, Arlene, and another colleague riding bicycles with MindRider helmets on. It was fun!

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

After my shots I took these beautiful shots of the sunset and the Williamsburg Bridge. Isn’t it lovely? After the meeting, it was time for me to go home. On my walk along Broadway, the restaurant at the corner of Broadway and Driggs St. was beautifully lit. Check the photos below.

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

View from Broadway

vernelle noel, architecture, MIT, new york, williamsburg, beautiful, thinking insomniac

Look at the detailing and articulation visible with this lighting. Very dramatic!

Today was a great day. I got outside, got work done, spent time with my friend, had a great meal, and got some lovely photos.

Here are some additional links for MindRider. I encourage you to check it out.

http://mindriderhelmet.com/

http://mindriderdata.com/

Measuring Brainwaves to Make a New Kind of Bike Map for NYC

My TEDxPortofSpain Talk on the importance of Making, Craft, Computation, and Culture .

Have a great day!!

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Paris,
Our thoughts and prayers are with you..
#PorteOuverte

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Creativity is essential…
Embrace it. Develop it. Exercise it.

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Prepare, prepare, prepare.
Train, train, train.

Prepare and train for what you want. Should it, or let me say WHEN it shows up, you will be ready. In any form of athletic training, when you skip training day, your body reminds you. Your mind starts to make you think you are tired, or that you can skip another session. Fight that urge, mentally pack your gear and go to training. Should a tournament show up, you are already ready.

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Of course it’s difficult. But it is important, so I will keep doing it, until it becomes easy.

I don’t ascribe to describing something as difficult or easy, since that depends on each person’s own perspective. If I have years of experience or familiarity with an area, it might be easier for me than someone who is completely unfamiliar.

But, my main thought here is that with persistence, determination, and consistent work…10,000 hours… It will become more familiar to you. If it’s important to you, it will eventually become easy.

Have a great day everyone!

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Do it!

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Have Passion!

Let’s have a great start to a great week!

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It’s been one year since I did this piece. Don’t stop. Keep imagining!
And keep doing.