The house where I grew up was in an urban area, but it was a very large house with four rooms and a backyard that was also really large. My mom loved animals, but at one time, things got out of control. We had two cats and two dogs. Then, in the same year, they all agreed to get pregnant. The cat had four kittens, and the dog had three puppies. We had eleven pets now in the house. You can’t imagine the noise the dogs made barking and the cats made running on the roof every night.
Since then, I haven’t wanted to have animals anymore.
The University Eye Center will have Free Vision Screenings on June 10th, 2021, for ages 5 years old and up. Please call (212) 938-4001 to secure a free vision screening appointment as soon as possible because the appointment slots fill up quickly.
There will be Mental Health Awareness Talks in Chinese that are open to everyone;
June 1st, 2021 – 10:30 am — Mandarin Zoom Meeting ID: 826 2706 6594 June 3rd, 2021 – 2:00 pm — Cantonese Zoom Meeting ID: 212 619 3072
Please feel free to share the information with anyone that you think may be interested.
New York City elections in 2021 present us with a pivotal moment: city residents will elect new leadership to the City Council and highest local government offices, including the Mayor, Comptroller, and Borough Presidents.
Additionally, New York City voters now have the option to rank their top 5 candidates in our local primary and special elections for Mayor, Comptroller, Borough President, and City Council. If voters still want to vote for just one candidate, they can.
With ranked choice voting, runoffs are eliminated & candidates will need to win with at least 50% + 1 of the votes. Learn more about ranked choice voting (RCV) below and at: https://www.fairvote.org/
Remember, in NYC, to vote in a party primary, you must be registered as a member of the party. In other words, to vote in the Democratic Primary, you have to be registered as a Democrat. To vote in the Republican Primary, you have to be registered as a Republican. Check your registration here: https://www.nycvotersearch.com/
We hope you will pledge to vote in the 2021 primary elections on June 22, 2021. Join us and pledge here.
2021 Voting Deadlines
Primary Election: June 22
Registration Deadline: May 28
Vote by Mail Request Deadline: June 15
Early Voting Period: June 12 – June 20
General Election: Nov 2
Registration Deadline: Oct 8
Vote by Mail Request Deadline: Oct 26
Early Voting Period: Oct 23 – Oct 31
How many candidates do I rank? You can rank up to 5 candidates, as many or as few as you’d like.
Do I have to use all 5 rankings? No. Your vote will still count if you only rank one or a couple candidates.
Can I rank a candidate more than once? It does not help your favorite candidate to rank them more than once.
Does it hurt my favorite candidate to have a 2nd choice? No, your 2nd (3rd, 4th, 5th) choices will only be looked at if your 1st choice is eliminated.
Why should I rank my votes? More choice = more power.
Las elecciones de la Ciudad de Nueva York en 2021 nos presentan un momento crucial: los residentes de la ciudad elegirán un nuevo liderazgo para el Concejo Municipal y los cargos gubernamentales más altos, incluidos el Alcalde, el Contralor y los Presidentes de los Distritos.
Además, los votantes de la Ciudad de Nueva York ahora tienen la opción de clasificar a sus 5 candidatos preferidos en nuestras elecciones locales primarias y especiales para Alcalde, Contralor, Presidente del Distrito y Concejo Municipal. Si los votantes aún quieren votar por un solo candidato, pueden hacerlo.
Con la votación por orden de preferencia, se eliminan los desempates y los candidatos deberán ganar con al menos el 50% + 1 de los votos. Obtenga más información sobre la votación por orden de preferencia (RCV, por sus siglas en inglés) a continuación y en: https://www.fairvote.org/
Recuerde, en Nueva York, para votar en las primarias de un partido, debe estar registrado como miembro del partido. En otras palabras, para votar en las primarias demócratas, debes estar registrado como demócrata. Para votar en las primarias republicanas, debe estar registrado como republicano. Compruebe su registro aquí: https://www.nycvotersearch.com/
Esperamos que se comprometa a votar en las elecciones primarias de 2021 el 22 de junio. Únase a nosotros y haga su promesa aquí.
Plazos de votación 2021
Elección primaria: 22 de junio
Fecha límite de inscripción: 28 de mayo
Fecha límite de solicitud de voto por correo: 15 de junio
Período de votación anticipada: 12 – 20 de junio
Elección general: 2 de noviembre
Fecha límite de inscripción: 8 de octubre
Fecha límite para la solicitud de voto por correo: 26 de octubre
Período de votación anticipada: 23 – 31 de octubre
Preguntas frecuentes sobre RCV
¿Cuántos candidatos clasifico? Puede clasificar hasta 5 candidatos, tantos o tan pocos como desee.
¿Tengo que usar las 5 clasificaciones? No. Su voto seguirá contando si solo clasifica a uno o dos candidatos.
¿Puedo clasificar a un candidato más de una vez? No ayuda a su candidato favorito clasificarlo más de una vez.
¿Afecta a mi candidato favorito tener una segunda opción? No, su segunda opción (tercera, cuarta, quinta) solo se considerará si se elimina su primera opción.
¿Por qué debo clasificar mis votos? Más opciones = más poder.
FIND A VACCINE SITE NEAR YOU / ENCUENTRE UN LUGAR DE VACUNAS CERCA DE USTED
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In November 2010, my best friend was in trouble. He was going through a very difficult time, and asked me for help. He was always there for me in my worst moments, he was always a support, and now he needed me.
I was living in another city, eight hours away from him. I asked for permission at my job, but my boss denied it. He really has been the worst boss I have ever had.
So, I found myself between a rock and a hard place. I had two paths; one of them was to help my friend and lose my job, and the other path was, to keep my job and fail the person who had helped and supported me the most.
At the end, the balance tipped towards friendship.
I went to help my friend, and during that week that I was with him, I met who is now my current husband. He was on vacation in Honduras in those days. It was love at first sight!!
From that day until today, I think that having taken that path has been one of the best decisions of my life. Having been loyal to a good friendship it rewards me with the life that I now have. I am not only married to a wonderful man who brought me to this great country, but also I had my lovely son with him.
My life took a 360-degree turn, and I don’t want to imagine what would have happened if I had chosen the other path.
On Robert Frost’s Poem
Robert Frost’s poem, “The Road Not Taken,” is a reflection of our lives because we are always faced with choices in our lives. Choosing between the forks in the road in the woods is like choosing between different directions in life.
When I was about 20 years old I was faced with two different paths in life, whether to stay in my native country, or to broaden my horizons by getting out of my country and continue my education. Finally, I chose to immigrate to the United States to study, which put me on a very different path than my friend. Using English as a language of study was an adventure for me.
Nowadays, I am struggling to finish my college assignments and trying hard to keep myself on track just like my other classmates, who are the native English speakers. I agree that no matter which path you take, you will always regret not taking the other one. Sometimes I wonder if the path of immigrating for education will lead to success at the end, or if I stay in my own country will be a better development of career. But I know I should not regret or complain, but I should take responsibility for my choice and do my best to finish this path I chose.