It was a fun weekend out on in New York City again. On Friday, I finally met up with Sinan after not seeing each other for over 2 years now in the city. We met up briefly in the New York Auto Show before heading out for dinner at Max Brenner near Union Square with him and his friends. Although its been two years, it was definitely great seeing him again and learning that he is working on making things happen for him. I don’t mind going out of my way to hang out since we both have busy schedules and there is a strong possibility that he may relocate in search of new opportunities. He is very approachable, level-headed, and can read people.
At Max Brenners, we waited for about an hour while trying out free samples of Mexican Hot Chocolate and caramel chocolates while waiting. After we were seated, it was generally agreed that we would just run with getting the sweets as dinner instead of a real meal since we are in Max Brenner anyway. Sinan decided to order a full chocolate pizza pie, which was a cookie dough pie with chocolate for tomato sauce, marshmallows for cheese, and hazelnut bits for the toppings while I ordered a munchies waffle which was waffles mixed with chocolate ice creams, chocolate sauce and chocolate bits. I think it was safe to say that almost everyone at the table was completely full from eating the sweets despite their seemingly small portions.
I think that although the get together seemed brief, the fact that we were able to pick up where we left off and the fact that both of us were willing to go out of our way to make the gathering happen shows how strong the overall friendship is regardless of other complications. Its things like this that make friendships real.
Saturday was a day at the NY Auto Show with Bill and later for a night of karaoke with Hiromi, who joined us later. The auto show was fun while I lost my voice from 2 hours of Karaoke.