Yes it’s been a year since I was last on tumblr. There isn’t any particular reason I stopped; I think I just got busy and forgot about it. Along those lines, I’d just like to say that although I don’t speak to many people on a regular basis these days, it’s only because school literally takes up 95% of my time. I still miss everyone back home =D
This Friday I finished my Ob/Gyn rotation. Before that I did an endocrinology elective, neurology, and psychiatry. To be honest I’ve really enjoyed all of the rotations and I’m not much closer to figuring out what specialty I want to pursue!
Last month my friends and I reserved tickets for the Discovering Columbus exhibit and I finally got to go on Friday. The exhibit was created by Japanese artist Tatzu Nishi, who was asked to do a project in the United States, for which he chose the Christopher Columbus statue on 59th street. Essentially it’s a modern living room constructed 75 feet in the air around the statue of Christopher Columbus that’s located at the southwest corner of Central Park. I apologize now for my terrible photo taking skills.
The outside of the exhibit. We had to climb 6 flights of stairs to get to the top.
Here he is! To be honest, because the statue is so high up, I never even realized this statue was at Columbus Circle (yes despite the name). The room was set up with modern furniture and customized wall paper.
The wallpaper seemed to consist of American “icons” like hot dogs, McDonalds, cowboys, and Michael Jackson.
Super nice flat screen tv.
Nice view of the shops at the Time Warner Center.
Close up of the statue!
After the exhibit, we ate dinner at cute Thai restaurant in Midtown. We decided we wanted dessert and found a place called Kyotofu on yelp. It turned out to be a great decision!
Kyotofu is a Japanese dessert bar that incorporates (you guessed it) tofu into their desserts. Their desserts are vegetarian and many of their baked goods are gluten-free as well. They also have savory dishes that looked pretty good but since we already ate, we just ordered desserts. The place is tiny but really fun and hip (as in white furniture, dark lighting, and hip hop music playing).
This first dessert was on the house because we had to wait so long for a seat. I thought that was really nice since I swear we only waited like 30 minutes! The bowl has soymilk soft serve ice cream. It was half pumpkin spice and half chocolate. The cake is some kind of gluten free cake with orange shiro an (sweet white bean paste) on top. The fruit smear is cranberry.
Two of us ordered the green tea creme brulee with “orange shiro an, vanilla bean ice cream, chocolate tuile”. I have no idea what those red fruits are but I think they were tiny japanese plums. It wasn’t too sweet and was very light because it was tofu based rather than cream based.
Two of us ordered the “kuro goma sweet tofu” which consists of “black sesame sweet tofu panna cotta, hoji-cha syrup, white sesame tuile”. It was also very light compared to most panna cottas because it was tofu based. It reminded me of those tofu with hot ginger syrup desserts! I wouldn’t say the desserts are out of this world, but everything was tasty and it’s definitely a great place to meet up with friends at. After that we attempted and failed to find a bar that was playing the Lakers game.
That’s it for today. I don’t know who reads these posts but I hope you enjoyed it and I’ll try to update more frequently in the future!