Monday, September 30, 2013

Call me "Waffle"

If you know Nicholas, you know he has a bit of an accent. For as long as Siri has been out, it is one of the most hilarious things to hear Nicholas communicate with "her." As a true techie, he embraces the new gadget, app, innovation, whatever. He is an early adapter, where I am one who will wait until all kinks have been worked out, every single person I know already uses it and I am just about the last person left to jump on board.

So, back to Siri. I still do not use this function on the iPhone. I find it obnoxious and more of a waste of time than a timesaver. Even in a clear English accent, I have seen the mistakes that occur. Add in a thick Colombian accent, and what ensues is hilarity. If it were me with the accent, I would be frustrated, annoyed and never use it again. Not Nico. He perseveres. I often hear him tell Siri to schedule a meeting for the next day with so-and-so. Siri writes back that she will buy him tickets to see a show, or some other out-of-left-field-response. They (mis)communicate back and forth until he finally gets the appointment on his calendar. I would rather just type it in myself and save the 3 minutes and frustration.

A while back, I told him to have Siri call him "Handsome." She did and stored his info that way in his phone. It was funny. He only changed it when he realized that emails that were coming from him, but "written" by Siri, were being sent from "Handsome." He was again referred to as Nicholas by his "assistant".

The other day, I asked him to change it back to handsome, but this time in Spanish. So, he told Siri, "Siri, from now on please call me 'Guapo'." Here is Siri's response:

Bahahahahahaha :)

Thursday, September 26, 2013

Where has the time gone?!

Wow, what a whirlwind summer and start of fall. I moved to NYC for two months to work on a campaign. In the midst of work, I made new friends, saw more of NY and fell back in love with the city.
Taipei 101, 3rd tallest building in world

I jumped on a plane just hours after the election and arrived in Seoul in time to repack, get a few hours of sleep and board a plane for Taipei to celebrate the marriage of our good friend, Frank. After a short tour of the beautiful city, we made a quick stop in Seoul to pick up our bags for our Chuseok holiday in Hawaii.
Beach in Kauai. Yes, we have swimsuits on...
Since Nicholas and I have spent nearly the whole year apart to this point, we decided we wanted to head to a beautiful place where we would have a lot of time to enjoy the beauty of nature and of each other. We had a great week in Kauai. We made new friends, learned to surf and tried our best to slow down our pace (although it was a nearly impossible to match that of the Kauaians).

View from bedroom in Seoul
We arrived back in Seoul and I have spent the past couple of days finally unpacking my bags, doing laundry, visiting my one bestie here :) and organizing for the next adventure... stay tuned!

Monday, September 2, 2013


I have been having too much of a love affair with the city to write one word since my plane touched down. All that needs to be said is I do not sleep when I am here. I love the work I do, I love the people I spend time with, I love the moments this city offers.

Of all the places I have been in the world, there is nowhere that quite makes me feel so at home and excited as NYC. So much to document, but for now, street art: