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Linus Ly
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CALL FOR BACKUP
We love our iPhones and use them for everything.  We take them everywhere and take photographs of everything, whether they move or not.  Some of us even record movies with our phones.  Unfortunately, shit happens and sometimes the beloved phone is lost and ...

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The Ups and Downs of Life
Not long after landing in JFK, my family moved into our own apartment, way up in the Bronx, nearest subway station being the Fordham Road station on the #4 line. My father got a dishwashing job, I think at Club 21, while my eldest sister went to work and a...

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YOU HAVE ARRIVED
Just like that, 37 years went by. It was a cold night in New York City, just like tonight. Maybe colder since my family just came from tropical Singapore. Sure, we had a stop-over in Belgium but we stayed inside the airport the whole time so we didn’t kn...

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COMING TO AMERICA
Around January 7, 1980, I made the following preparation for my plane trip to America from Singapore: made sure I brought along a pair of running shoe, as I love exploring the new area on foot Googled local running clubs, maybe I’ll have time to join them f...

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CityStrides - What More Can A Map-Lover Ask For?
I love maps.  I sometimes spell words during my runs.  I started to spell the many Brooklyn neighborhoods but life got in the way.  At some point, I thought about how nice it would be to have all my runs/walks on one map.  Turns out there is such a tool and...

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MARINE PARK IS ON THE MAP
I have good news and bad news.  Good news is I am still on this ambitious project of "mapping" every Brooklyn neighborhood by running and spelling their names, in that neighborhood.  Or somewhere close.  Just this weekend I finally completed "Marine Park". ...

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UNSET IN SUNSET PARK
Continuing my philosophy of "slow progress is better than no progress" today I resumed "writing" Sunset Park .  I thought I only had enough time for two lowercase letters, so "un" it was, i.e. Sunset still needs the uppercase S.  Below is the doctored image...

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SET IN SUNSET PARK
What a great feeling it is once you are resolved to do something and make modifications to your plan to achieve the final outcome.  So I decided I would walk if I have to, instead of running, just to complete my run-mapping of Brooklyn.  Running is more int...

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HAPPY NEW YEAR - BROOKLYN RUN-MAPPING RETURNS
Happy New Year!  I didn't declare it but deep down I know I want to resume blogging.  There should be only so much Facebooking one can do.  Be more of a content producer, not just a mere Liker and Bait-Clicker.  Without much further ado, here's a topic clos...

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I HATE DRIVING
Recently I found out belatedly that, back in September, there was a Car-Free Day.  Or something to that extent.  Maybe it was Use-The-Car-As-Little-As-Possible Day.  Might as well that I didn't know about it, because with my current job I wouldn't be able t...
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