Well, I’m flying to New York City today. It’s day two of my “imposed” vacation. At the end of almost every EA project, managers will strongly suggest you take some paid time off. Most people don’t argue. I’ll be in Manhattan for one week. I’ll staying at Joel’s place, just blocks away from Central Park. Joel is of course, everyone’s favourite lawyer in the Big Apple.

Given how exhausted I am, I’m considerably less energized about this trip compared to my initial adventure in NYC back in 1997. Nonetheless, it will be nice to see Joel and to catch a few matches at the US Open tennis tournament. If you add in a few nights of restful sleep in there, I’d consider it a successful trip. It’ll be a bit different compared to my last trip where I tried to cram in every touristy NYC thing you could experience. I might go see Rupert Gee one more time at the Hello Deli.

It will also be the first time I’ve been on a plane since 2003 when I went to New Orleans. Man, I travel a lot less as an adult now compared to when I was a teenager or in my early 20s. Despite the fact I’m stuck in economy for the outboud leg of my journey, I’m looking forward to these new fangled personal video displays they have on planes now. I’ve already picked out my first movie to watch… Blades of Glory, starring funnyman Will Ferrell. On my way home to Vancouver, my mom managed to snag me a business class seat. Check out the crazy configurations Cathay has in their business class section. I get an ottoman to put my feet up on.

Anyways, I still have some stuff to pack. Blog posts will be infrequent over the next seven days. I am sure I’ll check in every couple of days. Stay tuned!

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