So the rain finally stopped

.. just close to noon. I was ready to “brave” the building cafeteria which, mind you, is run by a reputable catering company. But like most denizens of the many floors entitled to use that cafeteria, I try to avoid going there as much as I could. The quality of the food against its price just doesn’t make the trip down two sets of elevators worth it. So I’d rather take the elevator going straight down to the ground floor and walk out.

Walk to a favorite deli, I did. I can almost “see” the sun taking a peek.

So I had to grab some postcards for a swap I need to catch up with and I headed to my favorite souvenir shop on the corner of 39th and 6th avenue, “Gifts on 6th”. This place is owned by a very friendly guy named “Mo” (which, I think is short for Mohammad) who always struck a conversation with me from the time he noticed I was Filipina. Every time I went there to buy a dollar’s worth of postcards, we’d chat. I grabbed $2 worth this time plus some magnets (again, for a swap) and he rang up my purchases.

Here are two more recent shots, one of which is actually a rendering of the Freedom Tower which, in reality, is still under construction.  The second is an updated Statue of Liberty postcard.

NY PC: One World Trade Center   NY PC: Statue of Liberty

I had been meaning to ask him to get some map postcards from his supplier for me (those selling for 10 for $1) and we finally discussed it and he told me he’ll wait for my sample. In the meantime, I got some extra postcards fresh from his yet unopened stash of my favorite Bethesda Fountain in Central Park which was awfully sweet of him.
NY PC: Central Park

Just goes to show that when you make nice, you get more.

If you are interested in receiving a postcard from me, please e-mail me at postcardmailbox at

When rain threatens

I left the house wearing my rainboots, but I packed my raincoat. It was too warm and humid to be layered — so I opted instead for my sweater blazer.

I got off to a slow start today. I didn’t even prepare anything beyond the morning cup of espresso and I crawled my way through getting ready for work. It’s one of those days where, if I had a choice, I would have opted to just stay home.

But there is work.. And it’s almost Saturday. (Trying to stay positive about this..). I tell myself that no matter how glum things get, there will always be something to smile about.

Rain threatening in the horizon

It’s just another day, I tell myself.  But the normally bright sunshine we have to put the shades down for is nowhere to be seen.  Gloomy and grey… =(

Strong Rain today

I can just sit in front of this window and watch the rain all day until it stops.  You know it’s bad when you can actually hear the rain as it pelts the glass.  The fog outside makes it even look gloomier.