This semester I had my first internship ever! I worked at Lambertson Management Services. They are a company that connects celebrities, influencers, and other types of experts to with new brands and help companies network and market their work on different types of social media platforms. Along with that they create campaigns to grab customer’s attention and produce videos, photo shoots, and events. I work as their digital marketing intern. That means I go on Instagram and help them find popular Instagramers in fitness, food, lifestyle, and fashion that can post pictures with the product of certain brands. Some of LMS’s clients are Wrtmln Wtr, barkThins, sweetgreen, and juice Beauty. These brands are generally healthy foods, organic make up, and clothes, so they need people on Instagram to advertise them. I have learned so much about the marketing world of Instagram through this internship. I would always see my favorite beauty gurus and other popular people on Instagram post pictures with products, so it was interesting to be the one to find people to post these pictures.
LMS is located in a WeWorks building, which is a workspace for start-up companies. There are all types of companies located on different floors of the building. They have a big kitchen in the middle of every floor with free coffee. The atmosphere in Wework buildings is very relaxed. Nobody is dressed in business attire LMS was started in 2009 by Denise Lambertson. She worked in the entertainment industry for years and made many connections like Madonna, Beyoncé, and so many more, so she decided to start her own company with the help of her husband. One of the coolest experiences I’ve had at LMS was when Karlie Kloss, a popular fashion model came to our office. She was going to sponsor one of our clients, Core Water, so they were having a meeting. I was not told she was there, but I had to run in and give them a delivery of Core Water and she looked at me and smiled. I had never met a celebrity before, so that was really exciting. I’m sad that the semester is over and I have to leave LMS.
I was never truly into musicals. They were popular in high school and someone would always burst out into a solo. I’ve seen a couple, sang medleys all through my chorus years, and was happy to simply know the gist of of each famous show. As a cultural enthusiast, I am ashamed to say that for all of my two years in NY – the center of all things theater – I haven’t been to a Broadway show. At least not until my roommate scored two orchestra seat tickets to Hamilton for our birthday. It was the hottest musical on Broadway critics said, a must see. People screeched at the mention of a dead founding father’s name, unable to control their excitement. I couldn’t wait to see what all the hype was about.
It wasn’t just hype, it was phenomenal.
(Courtesy of Chris Alola, Flickr)
Right from the start, you can feel the electric energy of the cast. They tell you that they’re their and they are going to put on one heck of a show. The first song created a buzz around the audience as a hip hop version of history played in front of their eyes. It was hard not to start moving to the catchy tune. The entire show is mixed with lightening fast lyrics and off the beat rhythms. I cannot imagine the many laborious hours the actors slaved away at to learn how to move their mouths that fast, sing what they were saying on key, dance to the beat, and play their character.
They got you excited about history.
The facts seemed in line with what I could remember from history class in high school, but I know I’ll definitely remember more now. How could I forget catchy history tunes? The entire show keeps you on the edge of your seat and in awe of this modern twist on an old story. It’s very difficult to find criticisms since the acting was top notch, the songs will make history (no pun intended), the choreography was spell binding, and the story line addictive. Lin-Manuel Miranda made this musical for today and for everyone. He captured the culture of 21st century and brought people of various backgrounds together to enjoy the show.
A word of advice: GO SEE HAMILTON. You can thank me after.
Offering far more than cocoa, these spots are perfect for rainy days.
It’s finally feeling properly chilly in the city and the one thing I seem to want more than anything (yes, even coffee) is hot chocolate. For some reason this treat I once reserved for only childhood memories is now my number one warm beverage during these chilly months. So as to not break what seems to have become my blogging tradition, here is a list of my favorite places to grab a mug of cocoa and maybe get some work done while I’m at it:
- Cocoa Bar – Lower East Side
- while I could save the best for last, why should I leave you in suspense? Cocoa Bar is by far my favorite place to hang out, get some work done (wonderful wifi), and enjoy a cup thick, rich, and creamy hot chocolate. Choices of chocolates range from classic milk, white, or dark to the more adventurous mint, cinnamon, spicy ginger, and funky monkey. All of their cocoas can be made with a variety of milks and also taste wonderful with a shot of espresso added in. Cocoa Bar also offers a great food and wine selection with seating at their casual bar or in the main area. (21 Clinton St., b/t Avenue B and Houston St.)
- McNally Jackson Café – Nolita
- books and cocoa, can life get any better? I’m going to argue no. Skip the crowds of the Strand and settle down at this independent bookseller’s cafe where they make a delicious cocoa in an incredibly appropriate atmosphere. If cocoa isn’t enough to sell you on this café they have a delicious selection of soups and treats in addition to a full coffee menu. (52 Prince St., b/t Mulberry St. and Lafayette St.)
- The Chocolate Room – Cobble Hill
- as the name implies, this Brooklyn dessert shop is nothing but chocolate and happiness. From sweet treats to chocolate wines and beers The Chocolate Room offers an extensive menu of interesting creations and combinations. Their cocoa selection ranges from classic to spicy with dark and milk varieties. (269 Court St., b/t Butler St. and Douglass St.)
Last week I saw a video that introduces the use of big data in health care, science, education, business analysis…Compared with individual data, the advantage of big data is to collect the seemingly irrelevant data together as a pattern, and uses this pattern to analyze a set of behaviors and predict what will going on.
It’s amazing to find out that our daily life are filled with big data. To illustrate, when you use google, there will be some advertisements on the website you search, and sometimes you are surprised with the content because that’s what you look for or you concern about. How can google make a precise advertisement for its advertisers? By analyzing the content you search on the google engine. When it comes to the health care equipment, if you wear a health bracelet which notes down your sleeping hour, exercising time and the food you taken, you will have a complete report on your health status. Based on that analysis, the AI bracelet will give you health tips relating to your body like it is the time for bed, you should drink 250ml water right now…Although big data has various impact on broad aspects, its unique value prediction on business attracts me the most.
When we talk about big data, we will also refer to artificial intelligence. It reminded me of a tv series named Person of interest. Its famous prologue is ‘You will never find us. But whether victim or perpetrator, if your number’s up, we’ll find you.’. David Finch invented an AI machine collecting all the data nationwide, including your phone call, your computer, the camera on the streets… to prevent terrorist attacks, but some crimes are related to ordinary people and governments may consider it too costy to handle the individual stuff. So David employed John to help the normal people. From this tv drama, I felt the power of big data and AI. Many seemingly unrelated things are connected tightly with some information and behaviors. The complete algorithm makes logical reasoning and predicts the results.
The video is not long and is quite interesting. I recommend you guys to watch it~
Recently is my rabbit 5th birthday. Although I am not in China, I mailed a toy for him as the birthday gift, just shown in the picture.
The species of my rabbit is panda rabbit. Don’t you think the black ears and black eyes make him look like the panda in China?
Many people are surprised to find that my rabbit is 5 years old, because they can only keep their rabbits for half to one month…So I would like to share my experience in how to raise a rabbit.
First, a balanced food diet is needed. I not only feed him rabbit food twice a day but also supply moderate fruit and vegetable with the food. To tell you the truth, rabbit doesn’t like the radish as you think. Many times I put the radish along with other vegetables such like spinach, lettuce, baby cabbage, he will make radish the last vegetable to eat and always leave it from the morning to the night…
Pay attention! All the vegetable you give to rabbit should be washed by clean water and let wind dry the water on the leaves. We all know the stomach of rabbit is tender and most rabbits die of diarrhea.
Second, take rabbit outside to the park and green grass. Just like human beings need entertainment, rabbits eager for it too! I can feel that my rabbit is delighted when he is running or lying on the grass. He enjoys the sunlight and fresh air too.
What’s more rabbits also need exercise. If you just keep it in your house, since the running space is limited, most of the time, the lonely rabbit will choose to sleep on the floor to spend his day.
Last Tuesday, I got my first GMAT test in Pearson Professional Center on 100 William St. Since I have only prepared for nearly 1 month, I knew I would not be able to get a satisfying grade. I comforted myself that just took this GMAT as an experience to get familiar with the exam system and got the real feeing of the peace of contributing time wisely on each question.
It is so interesting that when you enter the exam room, you have to put your palm on the machine to identify your status and put your glass off to examine whether it is high technology or something.
I have only prepared the math for 2 days before the exam. Just simply went through the math review on the official guideline and memorized some math concept in English. Then I got 50/51 on the math part… I have to say it is really easy for Chinese to get a high grade in the math part as long as one can understand the question.
Then I failed on the verbal part… The structure of the sentence is long and has many long alphabet word. I knew that GMAT is a test to examine your logical ability, but how I can succeeded in this exam with the condition that I couldn’t understand the question and material thoroughly? I was suffered when I was doing this part, feeling helpless and once thinking to quit the exam.
Although I only got 640/800 on my first one month prepared GMAT, still a far distance to my goal 700+. I won’t give up and I will reschedule my time and reviewing plan based on the experience. Maybe I will try another test on 23 December or at the end of the December. Work hard girl!
On my friend’s 23rd birthday, we decided to go to this cute Japanese BBQ restaurant in the east village called Gyu Kaku.
On days when I’m not super lazy, I enjoy cooking; so obviously when I heard about this place I was super excited.
So we made a reservation for 8pm. Now my roommate and I thought we were late because by the time we left home it was already 7:50pm. To our surprise we were the first ones there. Surprise surprise!
We were over half an hour late so our table had been taken. We had to wait another half an hour before getting seated. Now I don’t blame the restaurant, I take responsibility for being late (although I was still the first person there *insert shade*)
Being a food lover, it took me forever trying to figure out what I wanted because their menu was just so appealing. The best part about their menu is that they have happy hours everyday from 11:30 am to 6 pm and Mondays to Thursdays they have a late happy hour from 9:30 pm to 11 pm. But again we were late so we missed that.
Here is a link to their menu.
To be honest I am so happy I did not go crazy and order more food then I could eat. When I say my eyes eat more than my body I am not joking.
Either way, it was an amazing night filled with delicious food, laughter and friends.
I would totally recommend this place to all food lovers out there.
p.s. I would have taken more pictures of the actual cooking process but i had food in my mind.