In Manhattan there are so many shows to attend. For me, I’m a huge fan of comedy so I had the opportunity to attend one of my favorite late-night shows, The Daily Show with Trevor Noah. For those who may not know what it is about, The Daily Show is a 30 minute satire “fake news” show that airs on Comedy Central. The show consists of what is happening in the world and gives its own spin to it by bringing comedy into the news. While at the studio, you basically get to see how everything is done in the perspective of a live studio audience.
I previously used to help out another show on Comedy Central called “The Nightly Show with Larry Wilmore” (which is also similar to The Daily Show) with audience recruiting within campus, so I attended way too many episodes. But as someone who loves comedy and this type of genre, it just never gets old. There isn’t much to say about it other than it’s a great time if you have never been to a show.. I can almost guarantee that you’ll want to attend another!
If anyone is interested in attending a taping, check out this link for the days they need a studio audience. The studio is located at 733 11th Avenue, New York, NY 10019.
The show airs every weeknight at 11 PM on Comedy Central.
A few times a year, I normally go camping with some brothers from my fraternity and this time around it was definitely something to remember. Everything was just going downhill for me and made it such an unpleasant experience for me. Before I continue ranting, lets start it off on Friday..
On Friday morning, I woke up with me losing my voice and having heavy allergies that caused me to sneeze every other minute. After getting ready and making my way to a train, I realized that I forgot my sleeping bag and some extra necessities at home. By the time I met up with a few brothers who were leaving with me, we ended up taking 6 hours to drive upstate (Keep in mind the drive should’ve taken about 3) because we got lost for most of the time. Once we made it to our campsite, it started to rain tremendously which just made it a pain to set up our tent.
On Saturday, things just got worse for me. I was basically stuck in “bed” for most of the day due to feeling even worse. Unfortunately the medicine I brought didn’t help me out at all. Being upstate, it was around high 30s most of the time so the cold wasn’t making anything better for me. My Saturday consisted of sleeping, sitting next to a fire while sleeping and you guessed it, sleeping. Towards the middle of the night I ended up feeling slightly better to the point where I could actually socialize but unfortunately there wasn’t much to do at 4 AM while everyone is sleeping.
Once Sunday came, we were only there for a few hours to just pack up and leave. So I basically missed out on the whole camping experience unfortunately and now I’ll probably have to wait a few months to do it again with them.
Bottom line, don’t go camping while you’re getting sick.. It’s not worth it haha. But on the bright side we did stop by my favorite fast food restaurant while leaving!
So all this week I’ve had the bloggers equivalent to “writers block” (basically not knowing what to write) for the past week or so. I’ve been struggling to figure out what to right about as I normally base it off of my week. Fortunately enough, something came along right before the week ended!
This week I was inducted into the Chi Alpha Epsilon (Otherwise known as XAE) National Honor Society. To me, this was a huge deal for me. In order to be a part of this organization I had to maintain a 3.0 GPA and above for a period of time and be a student under Higher Education Opportunity Program (HEOP) here at NYIT. Reading this you’re probably thinking “Just a 3.0?! That’s easy!”, but to me it was the complete opposite.
Originally I was an Electrical and Computer Engineering major which was not a pleasant experience for me at all. Unfortunately I had to realize how much I despised the major by taking a programming course that was not for me at all. Long story short, being an engineering student really, really, really took a toll on my grades.
Since then, I’ve worked hard enough to bring up my GPA dramatically and it continues to go up and my work is finally showed for by being invited/inducted into this honor society. I also had to give a short speech to the current freshmen students within the program which was pretty cool! Bottom line, this was definitely a memorable experience and I’m glad to see my work finally pay off.
So, as you saw from my title, how much would you pay for shoes? I’m not talking about high fashion, just your day to day shoes for when you go explore the city. You’re probably wondering why I’m asking such a random question but I want to shed some light on something that’s unbelievable in my opinion.
I’ve briefly mentioned how I am interested in a particular shoe from Adidas, but it’s not because of how they look or anything… it’s how much people would spend just to have a pair of them. These are the Adidas x Kanye West Yeezy Boost 350 V2 (Such a long name…), they normally are sold in such limited quantities for about $220, but people are willing to pay so much more for them just because of the collaboration.
Currently when visiting the link to the shoe on Adidas.com, there is a picture of the most recent one with a Zebra pattern, they aren’t the most appealing shoes in my opinion but I managed to purchase a pair and eventually sold it for such a high price through a consignment store named Flight Club. Flight Club sells “hyped up” shoes that are authentic to people online and in the NYC and LA store.
Once I brought in the shoe, I was informed that they would be selling my Zebra looking shoe that I purchased $220 for $2000… To this day (Even though this happened a week ago or so) I can’t believe that people would pay so much for such a thing.
Bottom-line I learned that people would gladly pay so much money for a shoe just because Kanye West’s name is attached to it.
How much would you pay for shoes? Have you ever made such a purchase like this? Let me know!
I hope everyone had an awesome spring break, to me it really flew by unfortunately and I wish it could’ve never ended. This year was my first year actually going out for spring break and it was definitely something to remember. Long story short, a group of brothers from my fraternity decided to go to California for a few days last week and I bit the bullet and ended up going with.
Unfortunately, I purchased my ticket 12 hours before the flight and I felt like I had no time whatsoever to prepare.. So I made the mistake of staying up all night.
My flight departed from JFK at 8:10 AM to San Francisco International Airport and I had arrived there at 6:30 AM to avoid any issues but of course, that wasn’t the case. At this point, everything slowly started to go downhill. In the beginning I was not able to print out my boarding pass and was sent to a “special line” in order to talk to an agent to “verify my identity” to ultimately learn that the area I was brought to was not for my situation. After waiting on that line for about 40 minutes, one of the agents for Delta Airlines took me to another area to speak to another agent.. for another 30 or so minutes. At this point I started to become paranoid as I had about 30 minutes to reach my gate as the agents “helping” me out continued to tell me that I would not make it to my flight.
With the 30 minutes I had left I managed to run to TSA just to find the longest line I have ever seen for screening. At this point all I could do was wait in line and hope to be out of the section as fast as possible.. which did not happen. Around 7:55 AM I was rushing to my gate and with the luck that I had, it was on the opposite side of the terminal I was in. After running for as long as I could with my carry-on bags, I made it to my gate at 8:05 AM. As I’m out of breath at my gate, the agent at the front desk told me it was too late to board the plane.
After being sent back and forth by multiple agents I spoke to one final one to see what could be done about my flight and thankfully they were able to change it. Being this was my first time ever missing a flight I wasn’t sure what was going to happen. Only downside to this was that I had to wait another 5 hours for the next flight..
Other than that California is beautiful and I highly recommend visiting!
So I don’t necessarily like Twitter as I find it kind of annoying to use. I would say I have a love/hate relationship with Twitter. The reason for that is because I wouldn’t consider myself someone who needs to update the “social media world” constantly about what’s happening.. but a few years ago I was the complete opposite. Back in high school I used Twitter too much to keep my followers up to date and I cringe thinking about how much I used to use it. The whole service seems flooded with dumb things! It’s all spam bots either showing a product or a “service” and the infamous egg accounts we learned about in class.
Do I have a Twitter currently? Yes I do. (And it’s out of my free will, not because of class!) What do I use it for? To simply read the news or to stay updated about certain topics. I consider Twitter to be another version of Usenet (even though it’s really Reddit) because you can easily put yourself in a specific environment within Twitter.
To be more specific, I only use the Twitter application on my iPhone. If I know there’s something happening like an award ceremony or something else I would use the Explore tab since they have a feature that compiles it all onto one. If not that, I’m strictly using it read about a particular clothing company (Adidas!). I get constant notifications on my phone regarding tweets from accounts that tie in with Adidas. I have a huge interest in their shoes and what collaborations they have.
So a friendly warning, you may see tweets regarding a specific shoe. Don’t mind that haha.
So I don’t normally go and eat fast food (like McDonalds, Burger King, etc.) whenever I’m in the city or in school. I tend to stick to whatever I can find around campus or a few streets away. Recently, a few brothers from the fraternity I never stop talking about went on a road trip to find something different.. Let me also mention a few of us love to explore and just drive to places. A few months ago, we all went to our first Sonic Drive-in. I’m pretty sure most people have tried Sonic before but to me, it was like completely new land for me. Coming from Yonkers, New York, there aren’t many options around.
Once a while we decide to go for a drive to eat a Sonic “nearby” just to create memories and to order their wide variety of food. For example just last week we decided to go on an hour and a half drive just to get some slushies and fries! The week before we went to New Jersey to do the same. To some, people would think we’re crazy, but to me it’s so worth it. I guess I could say I’m addicted to their drinks since I always have to get the biggest (which is way too big) slushy there is!
Anyways if you guys ever get the chance to visit a Sonic Drive-in, I highly recommend giving it a shot and trying one of their signature drinks! It’s definitely worth it in my opinion.