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The original site of the park is the beach land in the north of Shenzhen Bay. It was built for the construction of Binhai Avenue. In order to protect the mangroves, the Shenzhen municipal government moved the Binhai Avenue, which was originally planned to pass through the mangroves, more than 200 meters north, and transformed the reclaimed Subgrade in the West into today's mangrove coastal ecological park. There are more than 240 kinds of cultivated plants in the park, including some unique mangrove plants, such as semi mangrove plants, silver leaf trees and hibiscus, and the associated plants, such as pandanus, Casuarina, Lantana and blood Tung.
Living in a different country could be lonely sometimes. My wife and I enjoyed to explore these beautiful "hidden" places on Miami. I can't really remember where are these pictures, but I can feel my heart warming seeing this. Love you, Jessy. Miss you, Miami. <3
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Last month I tried to stick around and dance in the streets.
It was hard because it was so hot and I needed a lot of beats.
Turn to Sirius XM and threw on some jams.
I shouldn't eat a banana cuz I got mad cramps.
Had to shake them off and keep those feet moving.
When you come to my block it's all about grooving.
You're In. The Geese. Nurse Missy.
As for my first Memories post at The Fontainebleau Hotel I know give you part 2 of the same trip.
After my debacle in the pool we finally made it to our cruise ship. I believe it was called the Carnival Elation. I could be wrong since it was a fun trip and over 15 years ago. Let’s start this story with a game my friends and I invented. The game is simple and it was called “You’re In”. How does it work? It’s very basic and easy to create.
Step one: Designate the players.
Step two: Explain the game to each players “significant other” so they understand what’s about to happen.
Step three: Pray.
How it works. We created two small cards about the shape of a business card. One card says “You’re In” and the other says “I’m Out”. The players in our game were Fish, Pino, Dilling and myself. If by chance both cards are played at the same time, He who plays the card first wins. If your lucky enough to hold both cards at the same time…You have all the power. In that case consider yourself Thanos. If you do not follow through with said action the penalty was something called a “Bar mat shooter”. Remember that because you will hear that word again.
Rules: You cant go to jail and it cant ruin your relationship with your significant other. Everything else is fair game. You cannot play the same card immediately on the person who played it on you.
Hypothetical situation, Who am I kidding this was one of many actual events. Fish has a weakness. Seafood and Shots. While in southern Florida I found a bar that served Oyster Shooters with a float of Vodka on top. While some people may think that’s gross, I saw an opportunity. I told Fish that sounds good, He told me where to go take a walk. I told him he was “IN” and presented him the card. It was done. There was nothing he could do to run from what awaited him. He could decline the opportunity to partake in what surely must have been a Oyster leaving a deuce in his mouth but his penalty would have been draining all the liquid marinating in the bar mat from a days worth of cocktails shaken and strained into a shot to take as a penalty. He chose the love of the sea rather then what the bar mat was about to give him. To his credit he took it down like a champ.
Situation number two. I’m sitting at home and Pino and Dilling show up to my house and tell me its time to go play. It’s 10pm and while I didn’t have to go anywhere the next day I saw the look in their eyes. The look of pain, dehydration and tow trucks. I luckily had my wallet in my pocket and as soon as I opened the door I handed them the “I’m out” card before they could utter a syllable. Sometimes a good defense can defeat a strong offense. Crisis avoided. They left and I had a great morning the next day.
Now you know the game, let me share with you the rest of the trip. To protect those involved, names shall be made up from this point on.
We boarded the Carnival cruise ship that set out to sea for what I think was a 4 or 5 day trip. Our first stop was going to be day 2 in The Keys. Our first night on the ship we ran into a problem. Bar tabs were not going to be cheap. I believe the four of us had “room charges” that amounted to $1,500, $1,200, $700 and $650 respectively. The first night I met a gal who was on vacation with her friends. She was nurse named Missy. Missy and I ended up hanging out for the rest of the trip. But what happened behind the scenes was kept so stinking quiet I didn’t get word of its happening until the plane ride home. My friends had a great time at my expense. Here’s how it went down.
On the second day I took the challenge to help out the team and decrease the looming bar tab that was coming our direction. My friends stayed back on the ship as I ventured out to Key West in search of some spirits. I was successful. Knowing that I needed to be pretty slick to sneak a couple bottles back onto the ship I wore really baggy shorts and a really large shirt. To make a long story short I accomplished slipping by the metal detectors on Carnival by putting 4 liters of Grey Goose in my shorts. You read that correctly. 4 Liters. Walking upright wasn’t going to cut it. I also purchased a walking cane to use while walking on the boat. That was done so the bottles wouldn’t “show” under my shirt. If you’re hunched over like you have a bad back (that’s where the walking cane came in) you can hide anything under your shirt. I even took off the metal caps and replaced them with corks so no metal was present. I pulled it off. My guys were surprised when I showed up to the party with Goose. All we had to do was fill our water bottles up and mix with the punch and lemonade available in the cafeteria. I though I was pretty smooth. What happened next is where my smoothness turned to complete shame.
I returned as the life of the party after securing “the juice”. I found the gal I hung out with the previous night and we walked around the ship. We came around the corner to a bar to which we were immediately greeted by a bar full of patrons who simultaneously raised their glasses and toasted to “Here’s to Bobby getting ….”. You can imaging the horror on my face when greeted by the grin and laughter of my friends. Not to mention complete strangers patting me on the back. I looked at Missy with complete shock. I said nothing and didn’t know what to say. She proceeded to take me away and told me not to worry about it. I begged my guys to stop but that wasn’t going to happen. There was blood in the water and like the true predators they were they were not about to let up. My Oyster shooter victory came back to haunt me. For the duration of the trip I was greeted by complete strangers who knew my secret. I felt so bad. Every single hour my friends looked at each other and asked one another “should we tell him?” The reply was always “not yet”. I was completely left in the dark. Until the Vegas layover. That is when the clouds of confusion where swept away.
While I was in the The Keys pulling off my Grey Goose Heist..Fish, Pino and Dilling where sunbathing (Sasquatch shaved pre cruise see my Fountainebleau story on their Metablox).
(Nurse Missy walks up to Fish and starts playing with his chest hair)
(Fish looks over to Pino deadpanning the situation like a true poker player)
Fish: You getting this?
Fish: Hi Missy, how are you?
Missy: Great how are you?
(Missy continues touching Fish)
Fish: I’m not Bobby.
Missy: Yes you are.
(Fish looks over to Pino)
Fish: Still with me Pino?
Fish: I’m Fish
Missy: No your not, If you were Fish you would have that stupid tattoo on your leg of a fish.
Fish: You mean this one?
(Reality smacks Missy in the face much to Fish’s delight)
Missy: Oh no…please don’t tell Bobby!
Fish: Sorry, I can’t do that.
Fish: what do you think guys…give her until the end of the cruise?
Pino & Dilling: Sure
Fish: Hey Missy…How was I?
For the rest of the cruise they had this secret that I was clueless about. A secret that everyone on the cruise ship knew except one person. Me.
Memories now permanently rooted on The Blockchain.
Ps. If memory serves me correctly all 4 Geese were empty before dinner that night.
Guys trip. Hall pass. Getaway weekend. They all mean the same thing. FREEDOM!
Well at-least it started out that way. Fresh off the plane from PDX we arrived in style to our hotel. The Fontainebleau stood in all of its majestic glory. Upon arriving to our hotel room one of the guys suggested we go down to the pool. We jump in and proceed to soak up the Florida Sun. You see ...the land from which we come from sun screen is outlawed and Sasquatch is real (more about that coming). Those involved in this story go by Bobby, Fish, Pino and Dilling. By looking at the picture Pino lives up to his name and sunscreen isn't necessary. He's the lucky one. As we wade around the pool Pino and Dilling motion over to me (Bobby) that we were going to jump out and go over to the beach. I promptly start singing Vanilla Ice's plagiarized song "Ice Ice Baby" because were were on A1A after all. I look behind me and there stood Fish with his head down in the waterfall (yes...the one in the picture). Fish wasn't listening to me so I did what any other 20-something single guy away from home would do...I jumped on his back and sent him under the water to get his attention. Now I stand about 6 foot 3 and at the time I was in decent shape at around 225lbs. I can dunk someone very easy, especially when I jump up out of the water for extra leverage. I won with authority. Fish flew under the water but to my surprise he bounced back very quickly. This was unFish like. Usually he plays the martyr and would exaggerate the event. When he bounced back I gave him a second round of encouragement and grabbed the back of his head as if I was arm wrestling his noggin and slammed him back under the waterfall the second time. I won. As I sauntered through the chest high water I made eye contact with Pino and Dilling. Pino screamed out "Bobby, what the hell are you doing?" I responded "Getting Fish". To which Dilling chimed in "Fish is over THERE" as he pointed to the side of the pool where Fish was sitting with his legs dangling in the shallow end.
This is where I realized the error in my ways. I turned around to see whom I just assaulted to which I catch the eyes of hairy old man was looking at me. Now Fish could work as a body double for Big Foot hence why I thought I was dunking Fish in the Fountainebleau waterfall. This dude was hairy and it was an honest mistake. Overcome with guilt I asked the guy if there was anything I could do for him and let him know I was so sorry to viciously throw him under the water. I offered to take him out to dinner, buy him a drink, give him my unborn child (I was single and ready to mingle....no kids where involved in my repayment which is coming up later). This hairy old man looked at me and said "La Macca la talka la Focka". That is correct…he didn’t speak a lick of English. I didn't have a clue what he was saying. Sasquatch pushed me to the side and I went back to rejoin my friends. Upon arriving to my buddies location, Fish looked at me and asked what I was thinking. Well for starters he had your hairy back was my reply. I quickly change the subject and mention to the guys we should have brought our golf clubs and played a round while in Miami. I wrap my hands around my imaginary golf club and took a practice swing. One problem. I'm fairly tall and the shallow water came up to my crotch. This means my imaginary swing and hands hit that waist high water with full force. Essentially creating a splash pool side with enough force that would make a tsunami proud. But that isn't where this MEMORY ends. My splash reached 8 people pool side and soaked them. Unfortunately those 8 individuals were standing by the ladder pulling their grandfather out of the water that I just previously unknowingly tried to drown in the pool. The next words I heard were "Bobby get the eff out of the pool". Needless to say this isn't even the best story on this trip. But it was a memorable one.
Thanks Fontainebleau. I believe the statute of limitations have expired and I'm truly sorry.
More pictures to add once Google Photos integration is up!
Met Yu-Kai for the first time in person after working together for over a year at The Octalysis Group.
Met some amazing bros from the Metablox team while we hit up NFT Miami. It was a great conference and my first time in Miami. We created a lot of good memories together, did a lot of sightseeing and ate some great food. Our AirBnB was in an interesting location where we experienced Miami culture at it's finest.
Looking forward to the day that we can all meet up together again.
I got asked to create memories with the creators of Metablox. I didn't know what to expect but "making memories" sounded fun and I happily joined the project. The first place we went was Wynwood Walls.
I took them to Wynwood walls because I thought we were going to do typical Miami tourist attractions. While we were there they asked me if I could do anything in Miami right now, what would I do? This was a loaded question because there is so much Miami has to offer. I started naming more typical tourist attractions but threw jet skiing in there just for fun. I always wanted to jet ski in Miami but never had. I was so surprised when they agreed to it considering they were in dress pants and jeans. This memory continues at 1416 18 st. Miami Beach, FL 33139 aka blox 2993
I was so excited to be chosen as a dancer for Nils Van Zandt's music video. I'm currently working as a full-time dancer and a full-time industrial engineering student. That means carrying my backpack everywhere I go and connecting to hotspots in the most random places. I'm grateful for the ability to attend classes on zoom. Otherwise, I wouldn't be able to do all the fun things I do.
I'm also happy I got to share this opportunity with my friends Brenda (@_itsbrendas) in the hoodie and my friend Oscar (@rampage_thedancer) who wasn't pictured here. I'm the one holding the laptop and my Instagram is @natalia_amayaa. We're all dancers so go check us out.
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