Sayoko Camp / designer and photographer

The weekend

On February 14th (Valentine's Day), Anthony and I went to the Alice Tully Hall to listen to "The Beethoven String Quartets", as performed by the Danish String Quartet.

I appreciate that he planned it about three weeks ago. He gave me a list of four choices: Jazz, Opera, Ballet, or Beethoven. I wanted to experience all of those which he chose, but I decided to listen to the quartet because I thought Sachi would enjoy listening to classical music very much. As I had anticipated, she was very lively while the music was playing, approximately 2 hours.

The next day,
we went to Tiffany’s new flagship store
at 57th and 5th avenue.

I saw pictures on Twitter of a pop-up store at Tiffany’s as a Valentine’s Day event. I am not particularly interested in high fashion brands; however, I thought I might like the pop-up store. I also thought I should turn my eyes to fields that I am not particularly interested in.

The pop-up was located inside the Tiffany’s, and it was expressed as a New York City subway train. I actually liked these graphics very much.

The Stone Street Historic District

Big seesaws
as an art installation

After that, we went to the Seaport District by way of the Stone Street Historic District in the Two Bridges neighborhood to see and play with big seesaws which were located there as an art installation.

I heard these seesaws had been located on Broadway last month, but I couldn’t go there. I enjoyed it because the last time I had played on a seesaw was about 30 years ago.

We saw the night view that included the Brooklyn Bridge from the rooftop at Pier 17, which is next to Seaport Square. I didn’t know about that place before Saturday, but I want to recommend it to everyone because of how beautiful it was that night.

We had a wonderful time together this weekend.

I took pictures using SONY α7 which I used before I got my SONY RX100V about a year ago. It was more fun to take photos with the DSLR than it has been with my point-and-shoot. I came to like this area so much and I want to go there again.

Trip to Seattle

Due to how fast life has been this past year, I have only been thinking about my future. As a passing thought, I realized that I have been living in New York City for 11 months.

At the end of November, for Thanksgiving, Anthony and I went to Seattle to meet his family (I had met his mom once before).

I definitely prefer Seattle to New York. I even thought I might want to move there. In my opinion, the exhibitions and UI/UX at their museums (we went to the Museum of Pop Culture and the Chihuly Garden and Glass) were fantastic, plus the graphic designs around the city were more modern than those in New York.

On Thanksgiving,
we were in Kennewick

The day before Thanksgiving we drove to Kennewick, where one of Anthony’s older sisters lives with her family. It took about five hours from Seattle by car. There were about 20 adults and kids in total, and I was so nervous because I am not good at talking with those whom I am not well acquainted with and I am still not confident that I speak English very well. However, we had a delicious Thanksgiving meal and we also went shopping at 7 a.m. on Black Friday. I had good experiences with American culture on this trip.