New York City is my current home.  In my professional life, I've worked for two companies and both of them are New York based.  This is the second time that I have my base with this city.  The first time was 2002.

In 1999, I visited this city for the first time.  Yes, there were still the twin towers standing on the lower end of Manhattan.  I just kept walking around the city and sighted pretty much everything you'd normally visit if you are a traveler.  I had no idea that I would live in this city within a few years.

I had cousins who went to a high school located in a walking distance from WTC.  My brother was visiting the city with his friends on that day.  The  company that offered me my first job was a big tenant in that building.

That attack happened on September 11, 2001.

I watched it on CNN.  I just lost my words, but then soon thought about my family and friends.  My mother was very terrified and worried so much about her son.  Their safeties were confirmed many hours later.

I am living not so far from WTC.  I still think of the tragedy.  15 years later, the world doesn't seem such a peaceful place yet.  But New York is strong.  People are living in today.  This is one of the reasons that this city attracts many people including me.  We gotta move on.