Photo by Natalia Rogers
Photo by Natalia Rogers


I am going to start my post with a quote by Philip Cortelyou Johnson, the American architect known for his promotion of the International Style. He wrote “Architecture is the art of how to waste space”. Well, I’m an architect too, then, when filling this post-space I must say that this is my work.

As a matter of fact, I identify myself with Maurits Cornelis Escher. He was born in the Netherlands, becoming one of the world’s most famous graphic artists when he said “My work is a game, a very serious game”.

In addition, in this post, I have to say that two moves have been overlapped. First, my office moved to a bigger place. Then I have changed my apartment, the latter thanks to my friends who have helped me a lot. I already said that accommodation is a capital or main issue in New York, and very expensive so “My wallet is like an onion, opening it makes me cry”. In short, now I live in Brooklyn and I am very happy, although with many surprises because “You never know what you have until … you clean your room”.

For the second family visit I had, we went for gastronomic tourism. I’m going to quote them all because we ate well on all of them. We went to astonishing places such as No (in the 30th street); Friducha, in Green Point; Lobster place, in Staten Island; Korea town and Shake Shack.

But above all I must mention in this post the company’s “Summer party”. The whole day on the beach at Sound Beach, with food, fun and laughs. Including partners and colleagues, co-workers, feeling the sand in the feet while looking at the ocean. It was terrific, fantastic, a fabulous day. Thank you GF55!

Furthermore, my last boss in Spain, who was on vacation with his wife and children, came to visit me. We had a great time visiting Guggenheim Museum. We both remember the famous Confucius quote “Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life”. I think that everyone knows Confucius, the great Chinese philosopher, whose teachings deeply influenced East Asian thought.

Whenever I say goodbye I say something about the future, and so you can see that my sources are the most diverse. I reference to a baseball player (I have to learn the rules of the game to really appreciate the show). Dan Quisenberry, who was an American right-handed relief pitcher in Major League Baseball: “The future is much like the present, only longer”.

In other words, we will talk later.

I look forward to our next post.

A. Buades

Alicia Buades

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