A casual Friday afternoon beach trip to Robert Moses State park, which is the west end of Fire Island.
It was almost scary how warm the water was, couldn't stop thinking of the climate change.
Confirmed idea is that we may as well enjoy the ocean while we can.
Wanting to go back one more time to feel that warm wave before it gets cold.
Dr. Shigeaki Hinohara, a hundred-year old doctor gave a lecture at Japan Society.
Here are some of his quotes, which spoke to me.
"Have a courage to go against the flow."
"Give a life to your time, your time will be alive."
"Don't eat too much if you want to live longer."
I admit, it is quite convincing when you hear them from a sharp-minded hundred-years old man.
To him, my life has just been warmed up.
A photo shoot for the launch party of "Four Stories", a short film competition, hosted by Intel, W Hotels, Vice, and director Roman Coppola, at W Hotel downtown, New York.
Starting Aug.14th through Aug. 30, filmmakers can visit intel.com/fourstories to upload their original screenplays – inspired by the highly mobile, 24/7 nature of travel – for the chance to see their idea come to life on the big screen.Three winning screenplays will be selected from a global pool of submissions by an exclusive panel of industry leaders, including Roman Coppola (The Directors Bureau), Michaelangelo L’Acqua (W Hotels global music director), Deborah Conrad (chief marketing officer at Intel), Eddy Moretti (executive producer and creative director at VICE), Michael Pitt (actor), Jeff Baena (screenwriter), Chloe Sevigny (actress), PJ Ransone (actor) and Blake Whitman (vice president of creative development at Vimeo) and Danny Gabai (agent, motion pictures for William Morris Endeavor).
My second-time sea fishing was painful, yet rewarding by the end.
After experiencing major sea sickness from stormy weather, I was able to catch a handful amount of fish.
Altogether with Shu, a neighbor Astorian hommie, who took me to the trip, we caught over 15 fish.
Special thank to Mr. Savy, a local fisherman who was fishing right next to me.
"Pay attention!" I was constantly reminded by Mr. Savy, a Cambodia-born local fisherman, who is also a green-beret Veteran.
"Pay attention!" The word kept ringing in my ear till the following day.
I could picture him yelling at other soldiers in the middle of battle field about half a century ago.
Anyhow, the hard-work was paid off by the feast from local ocean, accompanied by chilled sake, and fine folks.
Would I go back soon? Uhhh, . . . Maybe.
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