in the background
immigrant new york
immigrant affairs. cake.
CUNY Hunter College
BA, Media & English Minor
International Culinary Center 2012
Cake Techniques & Design
You can tell how busy I am by how messy my desk is. I go months without seeing my tabletop leading up to Immigrant Heritage Week. Time for summer clean up! (at NYC Mayor’s Office of Immigrant Affairs)
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re: Voting (NYC 2013 Mayoral Race)
Citizenship comes with many rights, one of the most important being the ability to vote in elections. Growing up in an immigrant household, my parents didn’t know how to connect with the government. Elections were taken with a sense of humor, my mom voting republican, my dad voting democrat in spite of her; neither aware of the backgrounds of candidates or willing to do any research. They were (and still are) completely unaware that votes matter and the outcome continuously affects their lives.
They are not alone. Immigrants come to our country and our city with a dream to become American citizens. But the unfortunate truth is, without a way to relate to government or a way to fully understand the impact of votes, many naturalized immigrants vote for the “better seeming” candidate, regardless of the actual truth behind the pitch.
Voting should not be based on appearance during election season. It’s not about who quotes God the most, the promise of lower taxes or a living wage. It’s about knowing your right as a US citizen and a resident of New York City. That your voice, concerns and vote really matter.
There are people running for Mayor of New York City. We vote this November. I’m not the most politically charged person and don’t have full knowledge of each candidate’s track record, but I’m making the decisions on what matters to me.
In order to get my vote, the candidate must focus on (along with a whole list of other things):
Newly naturalized (and all) citizens need to realize the importance of their vote.
Decisions should not be made in the two weeks before Election Day.
Consider what is important to you. Know your terms, research the candidates and cast a thoughtful vote for your representative in November.
25 years of life complete. tomorrow starts the next 25. time for a new chapter.
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I was serious. I really made my own wedding cake. It was such an amazing experience. Two weeks and three days for a five tier cake for 220 people. Topped with nine sugar flowers, a white phoenix tail and a dragon tail.
I was supposed to have more than 30 minutes to finish the cake, but since it rained and everything got delayed, I really only had less than 15 minutes to top off the cake. All good, not everything is perfect. I wish I could have shaped the tail a little better.
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Wedding Cake Lessons.
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