Just another day...

Thursday, June 29, 2006

Montenegro has become part of the UN family

As of yesterday the United Nations count 192 member-states. Please see SG Kofi Annan's remarks at yesterday's flag raising ceremony. http://www.un.org/apps/sg/sgstats.asp?nid=2113

Friday, June 23, 2006

A new world...a night somewhere in Brooklyn

I haven’t told you about this crazy party in an artist’s loft somewhere in Brooklyn, have I?!
OK, Pav and I left the rooftop Chelsea party (packed with lawyers) to get to this rather industrial, deserted area of Brooklyn where our friend from the European Commission was throwing a party. It was like stepping out of one world and entering an entirely new and unknown hemisphere.
People walking up to us, hugging and embracing us…telling us that “tonight” it’s all about free love (I know that some of you must be pleased by the sheer idea…come on!!).

And since it was an artist’s loft we all were asked to tap into the creative force deep within us. So at the end of the night and as a result of our collective, creative and fantastic ideas, we all were wrapped in aluminum foil, which sometimes even substituted the clothes people were wearing before.

But see for yourself….


Monday, June 19, 2006

A notorious night on the rooftop...

It was on a Thursday night when Pav and I went out to have a few drinks in one of Manhattan's many rooftop bars. We ended up on the rooftop of The Plunge in the Meatpacking District.

While Pav was gone, a young blonde lady approached me asking me if I was all by myself. She went on saying that she was here with her friend (male) even though she usually wouldn’t date men (OK!). And that if I wanted to drink I just should come up and they would get me everything I wanted (Sounds good!..just kidding:). While she was going on I turned my head and there he was, the other party in this wannabe threesome. I totally screwed it up by just moving my head and looking somewhat paralyzed, as I couldn’t believe the situation I was in.

So, my dear friends this was the first time I was offered to be in a threesome. Next time I’ll be prepared...

This is a picture of the notorious night.

BTW, according to one of the many bright and worldly New York men, Pavan should be supporting Ghana in the World Cup as it neighbors India.
And not to mention: Did you know that there is no racism in the U.S.? This is what one young ethnic investment banker assured us. These are the intellectuals of NY society that we have encountered at NY hot spots.


Friday, June 16, 2006

I just love this picture

Do you think the glances Pav and I are throwing at each other might be a reason for people to think we are dating each other??

Eager to hear your point of view...please share!

This was in a cute little French cafe in SoHo...

I saw PRINCE!!

The concert was scheduled for 7 a.m. - I decided not to go just to catch a few hours of sleep at least. Shame on me, you'd say!

But hey, I was damn lucky! On my way to work, I walked by Bryant Park just to check if there was anything going on. And guess what....I DID see PRINCE!!!!! I caught his very last song and it was amazing.

No matter what, Prince ROCKS!! That was definitely a superb kick off to the weekend!

FYI, Mary J. Blige is next! Whatta beautiful life!


Thursday, June 15, 2006

OFF THE CUFF...Today at the United Nations


Please see the above link on Secretary General Kofi Annan's latest press conference, which Pav and me attended this morning. On the very left you can download a video version.


Wednesday, June 14, 2006

Here are a couple of pictures of the MoMA Garden Party. More to follow...enjoy!

Howard, John Legend and me...

Friday, June 09, 2006

The Party in the Garden

After “the other lawyer” cancelled the dinner we were supposed to have, I decided to stay home, cook myself a little dinner and go to bed early. My intentions were all good, but I was destined to do more supreme things …lol
My thanks to Brian, for dissin’ me that night... (I am serious, man!)

So, at around 9:30pm I get this call from a friend of mine, asking me where the hell I am and that I should get my “a_s” over to MoMA. I didn’t even have a chance to decide. All I had were 5 minutes to get dressed, take a cap and join “The Party in the Garden” at MoMA. And needless to say, all the stress and rush were damn worth it. Having Sarah Jessica Parker introducing John Legend, who presented some of his newest songs, was only one of the many, many precious moments!!! Not to mention the delicious food, drinks flowing like water, and, and, and…

And again, I need to say and sorry for repeating myself: I just LOVE this City! Pictures are to follow, stay tuned!


Monday, June 05, 2006

In B.E.D. with....


since I haven't put in here any recent pictures, here is the first one. Will be followed by more, don't worry.

This was a party in a club called B.E.D. (huge beds were all over the place, which made it extremely cozy), organized by the South-Asian Network. I liked the elevator, which you enter right from the street.
I just love the accessories of NYer clubs!!

Please, give me an answer to one urgent question I have: Is this the first time you've seen an bearded Asian dude (see picture :)) For me, it is! I am so excited...lol

Oh, and that gorgeous on the very left is my dear friend Pavan!! Gotta love her...


2006 High-Level Meeting on AIDS

Hello everybody,

after the closure of this year’s UNPFII I was assigned to attend the General Assembly’s (GA) High Level Meeting on AIDS. The comprehensive review of the progress achieved in realizing the targets set out in the Declaration of Commitment on HIV/AIDS, which was adopted by the GA in June 2001, was a major agenda item.

One thing has been thoroughly made clear: There is still much to be done if HIV/AIDS is to be fought effectively.
One statement made by a North European delegate made the point very clear. She said that if HIV/AIDS had a white face, was of middle income and carried a suitcase, it would have been much more successfully combatted than it is today. But because HIV/AIDS is mostly to be found among the poor and the marginalized of the world’s population there is still a vast gap between made promises and commitments and real accomplishments such as the delivery of health services, the provision of condoms, access to life-saving drugs and prevention tools.

It is a shame that legal, regulatory, trade and other barriers still block effective HIV prevention, treatment, care, commodities and services. And it as an alarming sign that women and children are among the most vulnerable to HIV/AIDS.

The GA has eventually come up with a Draft Political Declaration, which you can access under www.un.org/ga/aidsmeeting2006/declaration.htm

So, this message is for everybody! I don’t want to preach, but sitting right next to people living with HIV/AIDS, has somewhat sensitized me to this issue even more. The fact that some of them are suffering from this disease because they were lacking the information and knowledge or because condoms were not made available, makes me say the following:
Guys, please make sure you ALWAYS use a condom.
And girls, make sure your man uses a condom. Be aware of how privileged you are.

“One love” (Jamaican Youth Ambassador)