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Thanksgiving in New York 2019   Leave a comment

After a year hiatus, we are back in NYC again.

Went by the Vessel in Hudson Yard on the way to High Line Park in Chelsea. Then took the subway to Chinatown for Hop Kee (Thanksgiving dinner) and Taiyaki NYC for desserts.

Went to the Vessel with our tickets the next morning. Went shopping with my sister in the afternoon. Dinner at Toni’s Di Napoli: Family Style Italian Restaurant. Siblings and parents had broadways shows for the night. I just went around Times Square and to Rockefeller Plaza.

I’m done.

Flying Across Egypt in Assassin’s Creed Origins (Time Lapse)   Leave a comment

Assassin’s Creed Origins is a big departure for the series with an expanded world and new gameplay mechanic that focuses on RPG elements and more action instead of the tailing and stealth missions in previous games. Fans are divided, but everyone can agree that this is a beautiful game.

Set in Ancient Egypt, you play as Bayek, the last of the Medjay from the Ptolemaic Kingdom as he searches for the people responsible for the murder of his son. His wife, Aya, works with Cleopatra to take back the Ptolemaic Kingdom and investigate the mysterious masked men from the Order of Ancients.

In this video, I’m using Senu, Bayek’s eagle companion, to fly across Egypt from one point to the other. I believe this is the longest straight path of the map from the northwest to southeast.

I’m done.

Weekend at Otakon 2019   Leave a comment

I skipped 2018, but I went to Otakon this year.

One of the downsides to cosplaying is that you don’t get to take as many photos/videos, especially when you’re covered all over, but it was worth.

I was able to capture enough photos/video for the weekend festivities.


I’m done.

Holy Land Tour 2019 (Day 9-10)   Leave a comment

Here are clips I took from the last days of our vacation.

Day 9:
This day was spent walking down the valley and the ancient road to the ancient city of Petra, a city of the Nabataean Kingdom inhabited by the Arabs in ancient times. It’s a 3 km hike down. Along the way we saw ancient carvings on the sandstone rock walls and statues, eroded through time and restored for tourism. For those who don’t want to walk down or up the entrance, they have horse carriages. We walked all the way down. We finally reached The Treasury (Al-Khazneh). It’s believed to be the mausoleum of the Nabataean King Aretas IV in the 1st century AD. Further inside are other tombs, the Monastery (Ad Deir), and a massive Roman theatre, positioned so as to bring the greatest number of tombs within view.

IMG_2303The Treasury (Al-Khazneh) in the ancient city of Petra

A panoramic view of the tombs surrounding the mountains in the ancient city of Petra

After Petra was a 5+ hour drive on the King’s Highway to Amman, Jordan.

Day 10:

A view of the intact Oval Plaza in the Roman Ruins of Jerash

We started the day at the Roman Ruins of Jerash. Called the Pompeii of the East, Jerash’s archeological site house one of the most preserved Roman ruins in the world. Still intact is Hadrian’s Arch, built in 129 AD to honor the visiting of Emperor Hadrian. From the entrance is the hippodrome. Further in the back is the South Theater, Temple of Artemis and of Zeus, the Oval Plaza, a large Nymphaeum fed by an aqueduct, the Tetrapylon of Jerash, and many more Roman architectures preserved and restored.

The long colonnaded street (The Cardo)

Our last stops where Ajloun Castle in Ajloun and Our Lady of the Mount Church in Anjara, which houses the cave where Mary, Jesus, and his disciples stopped and rested as they traveled between Jerusalem and Galilee.

Ajloun Castle

We went back to our hotel for an early dinner and rested for a bit before we headed to the airport for an early morning flight at 1:00AM.

I’m done.

Holy Land Tour 2019 (Day 7-8)   Leave a comment

Here are clips I took from day 7 and 8 of our vacation.

Day 7:
Our last day in Israel, we took this optional excursion to Masada Fortress and the Dead Sea. First stop is the Masada National Park in the Southern District. We took the cable car up the plateau where Masada Fortress is located. We didn’t explore as much because it was really hot, but we got see a lot.


IMG_2134View at the top of Masada Fortress

Included in our excursion is Qumran National Park, where the Dead Sea scrolls were found. Teen shepherds were trying to find their goat and threw rocks in a cave when they heard something shatter. When they went inside, they found these jars which held what is now known as the Dead Sea scrolls.

IMG_2171Qumran cave where they found first Dead Sea Scrolls

Lastly, we went to Biankini Dead Sea Resort. I didn’t record too many videos. Just pictures.

IMG_2208Jordan river at Bethany (Al-Maghtas, Jordan)

Day 8:
After the border security check crossing Jordan from Israel, we went to Bethany Beyond the Jordan, what is widely recognized as the actual location where Jesus was baptized by John the Baptist. It was extremely hot and dry. Our guide even said this is not normal weather.

IMG_2218View from Mount Nebo, where Moses was granted view of the Promised Land before he died

After lunch, we went to Mount Nebo, where Moses was shown the Promised Land before he died. It’s believed to be Moses’ burial site, but the exact location is unknown. Shortly was a visit to St. George’s Mosaic Map Church. The mosaic map is an ancient map still used by historians and the government to this day to settle disputes and land matters of where the borders of the entire region.

IMG_2259View of Petra at night from Petra Guest House

Then we went back to our bus to drive 3 hours towards Petra, Jordan on the King’s Highway. We arrived at night.

To be continued…