:p I regret most of the content/jokes here. 40% of which are cringe-worthy. This is not a blog that I'd want my nephews/nieces ...or anyone to read, actually. but it's still up here because of sentimental reasons. The blog took a lot of time to build & I just don't have the heart to delete it. If you do find the jokes funny - I'm happy to know that they're entertaining. Otherwise, here's a more "proper" one http://coffee-choc.blogspot.com ...prob not as funny, mainly about chocolates and coffee and food & music

Thursday, July 15, 2010

The real NYC:)

I was pleasantly surprised to find colourful tulips along sidewalks/buildings in New York:)
I had always thought that the 'real' NYC is dusty, polluted... graffiti on walls, just like how it's portrayed in Flight of the Conchords- a popular comedy series in New Zealand


(Below: Flight of the Conchords cast)









(Image source: http://whatsontv.co.uk/blogs/tvspy/files/2008/12/flight460.jpg)

In Flight of the Conchords, the musicians depict the hardship of the artist community - NYC is fun if you have money & a job, but it can be depressing living in this big city if you're an unknown musician and you don't get any gigs. There are too many talented musicians/artistes!
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Another thing that is distinct to NY is the ubiquitous breakfast carts where you can get fresh muffins, bagels, donuts & other types of pastries:)
'American breakfast' = home fries, omelette with Swiss cheese or Americn cheese, & toasted bread
The portion's unbelievably huge
There are many things that's nice about NY...but I remember that I was quite shocked to find that there are no washing machines in apartments here.
No washing machines, no clothes dryer
But the laundry services here is far more affordable compared to most other cities :)
It's quite easy to find $1 per pound laundry services
...and they wrap your clothes nicely into a litlle parcel
Neatly folded too :)

6 comments:

  1. There are always at least 10 or so food carts around the hospital where I work...street food is definitely a part of NY life.

    Now there are a lot of popular "food trucks" that typically serve higher quality foods (Dessert Truck, Waffle & Dinges, etc.) There was even an awards competition this year for the best mobile food vendors...The Vendys! http://streetvendor.org/vendys/

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  2. There are always at least 10 or so food carts around the hospital where I work...street food is definitely a part of NY life.

    Now there are a lot of popular "food trucks" that typically serve higher quality foods (Dessert Truck, Waffle & Dinges, etc.) There was even an awards competition this year for the best mobile food vendors...The Vendys! http://streetvendor.org/vendys/

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  3. The street stall so cute n clean not like those in Malaysia so dirty even using plastic pail to store their ingredient etc some use paint container. look like breadfast is even better than those in Hong Kong shops selling western breadfast etc.

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