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Sushi Table

Sushi Night

There are those nights that you will never forget, and this was one of them for me. Truth is, when I picked FIT one of my decisive factors was its location. New York City is the fashion capital of the world and the city that never sleeps, hence it was perfect for Fashion Merchandising and there is always something to do. (ironic for someone who loves to sleep in) The best part was that it was only 4 hours away from home and anyone could visit me anytime, it’s not like saving to travel around the world to visit your friend, although you do have to board a plane. New York for Dominicans is like the Hampton’s for New Yorkers (weekend getaway) so my dorm has always been the guest house for all of my friends which by the way get the best tourist guide ever. So when I got the news, that one of my dearest friends was moving into the city I couldn’t help but picture all of the things we would do together.

Friend chefs

(Random fact: we have the same initials SFF)

Sarah and I booked an Amazon Local deal that got us a sushi class for two, all-inclusive for $39.5 each. It was the first time I learned how to make my favorite dish and in special company. (Everyone there was a couple except us haha) So as I mentioned before my favorite food is sushi (if you really took the time to read through my bio haha, if not well now you know) so finally learning all the ins and outs was very entertaining.

Cook & Go’s Chelsea location was our culinary studio, which was nicely decorated for us. Their whole concept is that you cook there and take it to go and eat elsewhere, so once again my dorm was our HQ. Our class was 90 minutes long and we got to make three different rolls, spicy mayo and ponzu sauce.

sushi rolls

My Rolls top to bottom: tuna, salmon and veggie

We also got to keep the bamboo mats used to roll.

Turns out making sushi is fairly easy (if I say it, believe it, I’m NO chef) and you can get all sorts of creative with the ingredients. I can tell you something if the Japanese knew how we are making sushi in DR they’d be appalled, but I love it. Finally, since I now know how to make my fave dish I will be inventing all sorts of rolls and hosting sushi parties at my house.

japanese sushi set

Got it at Amazon right after


Tips for sushi-making:

-Sushi rice does not react well to metal, so always keep it in a plastic or glass container.

-There is NO sushi grade fish, or sushi quality fish. The trick is to store it in the freezer for seven days and all the bacteria dies.

-Use the English cucumbers that come individually wrapped, less seeds.

-Wet your knife before cutting your roll, if not it will stick and you will have a mess.


Spicy Tuna Roll

About to Roll

Veggie Roll

Avocado makes everything better

Carpe Diem,

Sadie (The MASTER roll maker)

Me cooking

friends on halloween



First thing you should know is I absolutely LOVE wearing costumes, anything that involves a disguise I’m the first one to say YES. This Halloween collided with a term project presentation and a very important guest speaker (Guy Vickers, President of the Tommy Hilfiger Foundation, BIG industry player) for my International Corporate Social Responsibility class which meant business attire and no witch hats (boring, right?) So I was trying my best to behave, yet the world found its way to lure me into an unexpected costume.

Make up artist transforming me into a tiger

Transformation begins

When I was walking to the Admissions Office for my office hours, there were tables all around the Breezeway (between the Dubinsky Student Center & the Business and Liberal Arts Center, once you are here I promise you’ll know where it is) with a DJ and free stuff (always my fave).  I realized it was part of Legacy Week aka Homecoming and there was a Pep Rally with our mascot the Tiger (which I was once, promise). Suddenly I realized there was a table with two make-up artists who were turning students into tigers and of course I couldn’t resist. These ladies were amazing and in only five minutes you could totally hear me ROAR!

tiger face makeup





Me in tiger mascot costume

Told you

Since I was feeling adventurous I decided scoot (yes, I own an Adult size red Razor Scooter) over to Mood Fabrics for the first time ever, in search of fabric for last minute costume touch ups. I instantly fell in love with the place, it had vintage elevators (which I was riding next to Sponge-bob) and everyone had costumes on. Mood fabricsI left my scooter with Nicki Minaj, was being helped by fairies at the register and Hulk brought my fabric rolls down. The whole place was absolutely amazing! I received a Loyalty Card (even though I insisted I was a business major) that had a dog on it, which turned out to be the same dog that was running around the store, his name is Swatch.

Swatch the dog

Swatch, the dog!

I also got a free Mood re-usable fabric bag, because I said I was Dominican (guess they thought I was just visiting haha). Overall I must come back to this place with my mom, she would definitely love it and I highly recommend it for anything (they have three floors of magic).

woman in costume

She gave me the bag 🙂

After sitting through my other two classes (yes, as a tiger) my professors couldn’t stop laughing while staring at my face saying that it was really hard taking me seriously. My second professor after failing to recognize me, asked to take a picture of my face, which I agreed to immediately (maybe some extra credit there). When it was time for dinner I realized my face was indeed a costume which meant $3 burritos at Chipotle. (you heard right!) Every Halloween Chipotle (right across the street, WARNING: addictive stuff) offers these burritos to awesome individuals wearing costumes, so my dinner was pretty much settled. I took it to go, and had it at Co-Ed my friend’s dorm (convenience of living just across the street).Right after, I scooted back to mine to start getting ready for our Halloween Party.


Turns out, DIY costumes really pay off because they are cheaper, no one is wearing what you are and it came out beautifully (well I’ll let you be the judge of that).

Peacock costume

Bronquitis & Peacock

This time I was a peacock (and was later made aware by my boyfriend that I was actually a MALE peacock, apparently female ones are boring brown haha, oops.) By far though, my friend Carmen made our night easier when she decided to dress as Kim K in her Shamu outfit, pregnancy really stops taxis, opens up walkways and clears out sidewalks (LOL, really convenient). We went to a friend of a friends house, and had such a great time! There was an interesting mix of Americans, Latinos, Frenchies and Moroccans, which is my favorite part of living in New York it is really the melting pot of the US. I met a ton of new people and they met a peacock.

friends on halloween

It’s all about friends like these.

Carpe diem guys,