Some photos and captions of Eli Kaplan

Here’s some photos of me throughout the ages, some good, some not great.  I’ll add captions for context.


Here’s a great picture of me and some students in Central Park, with Manhattan in the background.  I love hiking in large cities, particularly Philly (my home away from home), Nagoya (my other home away from home), London, New York, and Washington, DC.

The student asked me for the pose, honest.


Here’s me with a photo of friends I graduated from Temple with.  We are all in the Applied Linguistics department.  Countries represented are Brazil, Canada, South Korea, and the US, of course.


Here’s a photo of me playing at a major Magic: the Gathering event, Grand Prix Atlantic City, in 2015.  There were 1900 players in the main events; I was one of the undefeated players after round 8 on day 1. In fact, here’s me sitting at table #1 (of 930).

I do like this hat.

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I am not a small person, but this camel could totally take it.  Seen below me, from left, my brother Ben, a Bedouin guide and the keeper of the camel, my mom Theresa, and my dad Marvin.  Also Sheesha the camel.  This picture was taken in the Negev desert in Israel.


Screen Shot 2016-11-20 at 3.26.33 PM.pngEli is not particularly talented at making cosplay outfits.  But he does what he can.

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Eli lived in Philadelphia for seven years, the birthplace of the United States.  It’s more famous for its incredibly unhealthy sandwich, the cheesesteak.  But it is also the home of Philadelphia cream cheese.  The  best place for a cheesesteak isn’t Pat’s or Geno’s, as widely reported, but Jim’s (South Street and 4th).  You need to have onions on it.