NYCFC Passion

One of the things that makes soccer the best sport in the world are the fans. If you are in New York City and you want to see for yourself how awesome soccer fans are, all you have to do is to come to one New York City Football Club game (NYCFC). There are fans who feel they were born to support this team and it is their duty to stand in the bleachers at the supporters sections cheering on their beloved team. In every games NYCFC have played so far, those supporters have been fenomenal.

It’s not easy for a new team to be successful in their first season and play to the best of their abilities, however this fans are just happy that New York has finally a soccer team they can cheer on weeks and week out. They are all in it to display their passion, love and dedication. NYCFC surely have one of the most passionate fans, non-stop cheering for 90 minutes, the atmosphere at the games is electric. They lose their voices, empty their lungs out of air, jump up and down and sing their hearts out for their beloved NYCFC.


“New York had a dream . To start a football team. We had no Lamps, no kits, not even a ball. We’re five boroughs strong. Our New York was born. In 2015. We’ll follow you on” -Third Rail

a crowd holding a blue flagPhoto taken in Philadelphia


“What’s up Staten? And Manhattan? What’s up Brooklyn, Bronx, and Queens? This is New York City Football  Dominating other teams!” – Third Rail



a man covering his mouthPhoto taken at Yankee Stadium


“Here’s to you, NYCF! New York loves you more than you will know!” -Third Rail

a crowdPhoto taken at Yankee Stadium

“Come on, Khiry. Oh, please score one for me. At this moment, you mean everything
With you at the door. Oh, we’re certain to score . And at this moment, that means everything” -Third Rail

a crowd

Photo taken at Yankee Stadium


“Oh when New York! Goes marching in! Oh when New York goes marching in!! I want to be in that number! Oh when New York goes marching in!!” – Third Rail

a crowdPhoto taken at Yankee Stadium

Why I Chose Hospitality Management

When I first started to attend City Tech, way back when when I didn’t really know what I wanted to do, who I would end up meeting, what would happen, would I hate college life and so much more. I began City Tech, majoring in Communication Design because at that point I liked art and design, but when I got a taste of it I wasn’t happy

All of my family and friends say that I had a knack for going out to eat and cooking.. My family and friends told me maybe I should pursue a degree in Culinary Arts, I knew at that point City Tech offered a Hospitality Management program so I began exploring this option and asking around about what can I expect.

I changed my course of study and decided to begin a new journey to find my passion and to see if I was happy in Hospitality Management. At first I didn’t enjoy it because I didn’t have much people skills and was going through a tough time in my life. I picked myself up one day and told myself that I needed to really get the ball rolling and immerse myself more into Hospitality Management.

a set table

One class I have taken was Dining Room and I really enjoyed it. I liked that everyone had a chance to be a different role, person each day whether it be a front server, back server, captain, dishwasher, and etc. Our final project was to design a table for a choice between 4 to 6 guests and we also had to have a theme. The theme my group and I did was a vintage, classic look which I thought was very beautiful and elegant.

desserts and food dishes

I am all squared away with my Baking and Culinary classes and I miss it. I honestly enjoyed Culinary a lot more than Baking. I’ve never seen myself as a Baker or Pastry Arts type of person. I was fortunate enough to have Culinary 1 & Culinary 2 with the same professor (Professor Tomlinson) both classes on a Saturday. Culinary 2 is suppose to be a lot more intense, but he made it very enjoyable and not crazy.

eight food dishes

Culinary class opened my eyes and heart up because there were a lot of foods that I thought I would never enjoy like Salad Nicoise, deviled eggs, French onion soup, polenta, and a lot more. I ate things I never thought I would and because of that I am a little more accepting in trying new foods.

This semester and for my last two semesters, I am or will be taking all lecture classes. I must admit it’s different, but it’s a lot to learn and a lot to take in.

I like hospitality because I get to explore different areas of the business and I’ve found that I enjoy marketing/social media.

I like hospitality because it allows me to share my creativity and love for food and marketing.

I like Hospitality because it’s about providing an unforgettable experience for guests.

What are you majoring in? Why do you enjoy it?

Cultural Fusion

In the US Holi is a celebrated festival of colors or the festival of love where people gather to play and mingle. Not only do you get to experience this festival but also about its culture, food and hand crafted.

It is an ancient religious Hindu festival celebrated at the end of winter season to mark the beginning of spring. It signifies the glory of good over evil. Holi is primary observed in India, Nepal and other countries with people of Hindu or Indian origins; these countries include Suriname, Trinidad & Tobago, Fiji and Pakistan.



a young man covered in colors“Happiness is a direction not a place.” -Sydney J.Harris. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 12:46pm


a young man covered in colors“A color is as strong as the impression it creates.” -Ivan Albright.  Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 12:51pm


a boy covered in colors

“Color is something we see without eyes, but love is something we see with our heart.” -Joan Walsh Anglund. Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 12:59pm

a crowd covered in colors“Live in the moment.” Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 1:08pm


a crowd covered in colors“Life is about moments: Don’t wait for them, create them.” Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 1:18pm


a young woman covered in colors“There’s so many beautiful reasons to be happy.” Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 2:07pm


a man covered in colors“Life is too short to miss out on really being happy.” Dag Hammarskjold Plaza New York, NY 2:16pm


8 Steps Towards a HAPPIER Life

Be Thankful: Whether you are stuck in a rut or basking in the ambiance of success, you should practice thankfulness. Not being content with something is okay, obviously we must progress in life. However, amongst whatever seems to be going around you, take time to thank your creator or fate or what/whomever you believe caused you to be where you are today. Let’s not forget to thank yourself for breaking through strides, gaining wisdom, and having the strength you’ve acquired along the way.

Have Me-Time: Somone meditate and can someone say “Woo-Sah”. Maybe it has been a long day of progress or a day of caos, either way take at least 15 minutes to yourself and reflect on the day, your situation, your goals, and the world around you. Being spiritual or not, meditation is a great way to remain calm and at peace. Use that time to gain clarity, overcome a creative block, and realize your future endeavors.

SMILE: Like Duh! Smiling is a way to show you are happy but when you laugh, or perceive to be laughing, it triggers “happy” chemicals in your body. Your body will become so used to it, that you will crave happiness and become addicted. Watch comedies and be silly. Just smile and laugh. Caution: people will think you are crazy. j/k … or not.

Just Say NO: Saying “no” seems to be such an easy task. Many people struggle with saying “no” to things that really do not want to do, to things they have no time for, to places that they hate being around and to tasks they dislike to do. Saying “yes” to something you wouldn’t put your effort into is a waste of time. You will dread every moment and procrastinate. IF you do end up completing the tasks it’s half a.. job. IJS. If you were to say “no” that will be a much heavier weight off your shoulders. Do things that makes you happy or you are comfortable doing.

Have Goals:  For those of you in the clouds, there is this thing called having a goal. A goal is something you want, hope, and/or will accomplish. You can over come said goal in the near future or within a longer time frame. It’s great to section the off by short, medium or long term and put a timer on yourself. Create goals and take steps to accomplish them. Keep track of progress and check off once complete. Make steps to complete each goal in whatever order you wish. Write them down and revisit or constantly to remind you of your place towards them. The magic in manifestation is YOU.

Treaty Yourself: … for good behavior no matter how small the accomplishment. Now that you are accomplishing goals, treat yourself. Or shout “Yes, I did it”. Condition yourself to yearning happiness and success. When you get a promotion or even cook a tasty meal reward yourself in what ever way you see fit. For example, Tweet: I just wrote a blog #GOme

Think Happy and Be Happy: It’s not rocket science. Think about ice cream or fun childhood memories. Think about the date you had on the weekend or those awesome shoes you just brought. Don’t take time dwelling on any negativity in or around your life.

Give Back: To some this maybe a hassle, maybe why they are miserable. Lol. But when you help others, not expecting something in return, you will feel great about yourself and in general. How about volunteering at a school, hospital, local walk for a cause. Give back on crowd funding sites. Teach a skill to someone interested. Revisit people in your life and ask if they need help with anything help those not as privileged. Don’t litter. Be social responsible.

QUESTIONS TO THE READERS: How do you remian happy? | How do you cheer yourself up?


The Food Struggle Of College Students

Maintaining a healthy diet while in college can sometimes be hard. Harder than finals week! Late night study sessions are followed with late night snacks, and packed schedules leave little time for exercising. All of which lead to weight gain.

Here are some healthy snacks you can enjoy while studying and finishing
your assignments.

Instead of ice cream you can try…

Fat Free Yogurt: Yogurt
comes in a wide variety of flavors, even chocolate and cheesecake, and is a much healthier alternative to ice cream.

Fruit Smoothie: Blend up fruit, milk and nonfat yogurt and enjoy a healthy drink.

Frozen Grapes: Frozen grapes will give you the chill you’re looking for, along with having very few calories and
no fat.


Put down the soda and try…

Water: Water has no calories, and it
provides the hydration your body needs to give you better concentration and memory.

Cranberry Juice: Go for real cranberry juice, not cocktail, for the best nutrition

Skim Milk: Unless you’re lactose intolerant, milk can provide your body with protein, calcium and other vitamins it needs. If you are lactose then Soy Milk is a great alternative.

Orange Juice: A glass of OJ is a great way to boost your vitamin C levels.

Put the candy down and instead pick up…

Raisins: Perfect to keep on hand as they’ll stay fresh for months.

Blueberries: They are full of antioxidants and vitamins that will make your body happy.

Cherries: Easy to eat, along with being delicious, and tasty. They taste like a whole host of candies so you won’t even miss those sugary treats.

a woman scratching her head in front of a chalk board

School isn’t easy, studying isn’t easy, but we can still remain healthy. Your grades, along with your brain and waistline, will thank you!