My parents and I landed in New York City on August 1, 2011, checked in a hotel in Manhattan, then took a cab up to East Harlem to get my new apartment keys. We took a trip to Target to buy things that would make my bedroom look like home, but the starch walls and … Read more
I was pretty sure when my parents were going to be kissing me goodbye before catching a cab to JFK I would ultimately, immediately, cry myself to sleep. Of course I cried! I was completely freaked out. They left me alone in NYC with no knowledge really of living on my own. I have been … Read more
*Opinion* Madness, stress and chaos can be metaphorically illustrated by a computer game my grandma used to play when I was little. We had…wait? What was it? Microsoft 94? Dial-up internet. Remember that slow connection? In the game, you had to use the mouse to guide a skier down a mountain, avoiding randomly spread out … Read more
In a 25-foot by 10-foot storage space, covered by a thin layer of fiber glass dust created by the sanding of newly made surfboards, the magic happens. That storage space by the Virginia Beach Ocean Front is where 757 Surfboards founders Robert Seatherton and Andrew Everson make custom surfboards. Literally, make. Not just repair or … Read more
Virginia Beach’s Jesse Chong has a change in his lineup. The reggae/rock performer who plays virtually every night in Hampton Roads (especially the Ocean Front) had a baby boy on August 24 at 5:20 p.m. Jaden is his first child, and hopefully not the last, Jesse said. After Jaden was born, Jesse took a month … Read more
Robert Smith gave his band, or “project,” the name Musicplayer because that is what they do. This is an electric guitar, bass and drum combo that serves as Smith’s creative outlet. “Music is just my life, it’s what I do,” he said. He plays guitar, makes beats and his first instrument was the piano which … Read more
I had the pleasure of interiviewing and seeing Jesse Chong play at several venues at the Virginia Beach Ocean Front. He’s crazy talented and crazy awesome. He’s been playing guitar since he was 13 and his favorite songs of his include “Sweet Summer Parade” and “Backroom.” Check out his MySpace to see where he’ll be playing next!
*Opinion* In movies women have played “naive” and “sexy” to get out of speeding tickets, or any ticket. I always thought I would cry and the officer would feel so bad for me he or she would let me go. I never thought to try showing cleavage to get out of a ticket; then again … Read more