Tuesday, January 13, 2009

I ❤ New York

Talking about major cities in the world, New York definately is one of my top ten favourite cities in the world. Not only it is a leading global city, but also exerting a powerful influence over worldwide commerce, finance, culture and entertainment. I think you can find almost everything in this dynamic city, from freedom, peoples, foods, fashions, nightlife, cultures to philosophy, humanity etc....

This is my 3rd time to NYC, we departed from Stockholm at afternoon and reached Newark Liberty International Airport(EWR) around 6.30pm local time. Because it's winter time now, so the time difference between KL and here is 13 hours behind Malaysia. When i first stepped out from the airport, a freezing sensation immediately flushed over my body.. Gosh.... Temperature minus 5 degree celcius! Sigh... I don't like winter. Weather is so cold and dry, my skin started get irritated.. pain, dry, itchy, red... The lotion that i brought is not moisture enough.. Think it's time to change for a new one which is better suit for winter climate.

Reached hotel about half an hour later due to some traffic. Company changed our hotel again in New York, this time is Renaissance. The hotel is very nice but i don't like it so much because of it's location, not in downtown anymore. We need to take train to the city. So "ma fan".

Manhattan -- After taking the hotel free breakfast,(Actually it's not free la, just the company will pay the bill for us.) Me and 2 other crew members heading down to the city center - Manhattan. Manhattan is a major commercial, financial and cultural center of both the United States and the world. Manhattan has many famous landmarks, tourist attractions, museums and universities. It is also home to the headquarters of the United Nations. Manhattan has the largest central business district in the United States, is the site of both the New York Stock Exchange and NASDAQ, and is the home to the largest number of corporate headquarters in the nation. It is indisputably the center of New York City and the New York metropolitan region, holding the seat of city government and the largest fraction of employment, business and recreational activities.
Skyline of Manhattan from Newark Liberty International Airport
Taking a train to Manhattan
Manhattan, facing north from the top of the Empire State Building
Manhattan, facing south from the top of the Empire State Building
US post office located at 33rd street.


Empire State Building -- The Empire State Building is a 102-story skyscraper in New York City at the intersection of Fifth Avenue and West 34th Street. It's the tallest building in Manhattan now after the destruction of the World Trade Center. If you have ever seen the movie "King Kong", you may remember the building that the giant ape climbs. The Empire State Building officially opened on May 1, 1931.
The tallest building is Empire State Building
Another angle view of the building
Me in front of the west 33rd street, few blocks away from Empire State Building


Pennsylvania Station -- or commonly known as Penn Station is the major intercity rail station and a major commuter rail hub in New York City. It is the busiest passenger transportation facility in the United States. It serves commuters from Long Island Rail Road and New Jersey Transit as well as subway riders in New York City. It also provides intercity services through Amtrak. It's also our first stop at Manhattan.
Internal view of Penn Station
Main entrance of Penn Station


Street view of Manhattan -- While we were on our way to shop and look for my friends in New York, we took some pictures of the Manhattan street's view and myself as well.
Very busy street
Very creative ads - Needle and button
Chinese medicine shop opened by the Hong Kie
American Ginseng or 花旗参 that i bought from this shop. Original price is USD72 per pound. We managed to bargain until USD65 per pound finally. Far more cheaper than in KL.
Posing 1
Posing 2
Posing 3


Times Square -- Times Square is a major intersection in Manhattan, New York City at the junction of Broadway and Seventh Avenue and stretching from West 42nd to West 47th Streets. All roads in Manhattan is being named by the number which is differentiated by Avenue and Streets. Times Square, the most bustling square of New York is known for its many Broadway theatres, cinemas and supersigns. It is one of those places that make New York a city that never sleeps. Like city squares in many other famous cities around the world, Times Square has become a symbol and primary landmark in its home city. Its animated, digital advertisements help create an incredibly exciting vibe contributing to Times Square popularity to both tourists, locals and the New Yorkers. At peak hours of the day, Times Square is often so congested that people are forced to walk in the streets to compete with traffic. We spent almost half day here just to took photos and shopping. The weather was so cold especially when the wind blows, actually i am very "辛苦" when taking those pictures where my body started to feel pain especially hands and ears due to the so-called "frostbite". I think i really need a warm hug that time, haha.. :p
Different views of Times Square





The building behind is One Times Square which is the place where the annual "New Year’s Eve ball drop". Too bad we can't view it cause we only reached NY on the 1st of Jan where the countdown was over. :(

2 of the crew members who went out with me
Me with the animated billboard


Damn "CHEAP" Sales -- There are 2 major sales in States every year. One is around Thanksgiving day, another one will be around Christmas and New Year period. My NY friend told me that i came to here at the right time cause normally after the New Year, there will be a massive sales of all the stuffs. The price is cheap until unbelievable!!! For instance, 1 Calvin Klein shirt, if normal price, it's USD50, after sales will be USD25, which is half price. Then after the New Year where all the retailers want to clear the stocks, they will dump their stuffs just like that. With additional 60% off of the half price--which is after deduction, only USD1O for 1 CK shirt, convert to Ringgit.. only RM35!!! Oh my god! It's CHEAP! CHEAP! CHEAP! CK belt only USD12, CK Jeans USD55 for 2 pairs, CK underwear USD8 per piece, Guess t-shirt USD8 per piece, jeans only USD20. Tommy Hilfiger Jeans USD18, its coat USD25, Kenneth Cole leather shoes only USD25! Coach bag only USD100! Levis Jeans from USD20-USD35! DKNY shirts and pants USD12! Gosh!! I don't think we can get this kind of price in KL or even in Singapore when it's sales.. So sorry to my wallet and credit cards.. I'm gonna hurt you again.. I can't resist anymore... All of us crazy grab the stuffs.. And the consequence is--I overspent and broke again. :p
Part of the stuffs that i bought

51 comments:

yee said...

初秋的New York 会更棒吧?

Ivan said...

uwaaa @@, those branded stuff in NY really cheap, after the sale is much crazy for the price =s ...yea true that m'sia will not have his price for sure.... but well ... its worth for u to get all this after u BROKE hahah !!!

Sanze said...

Wa... really so envy about the trip you go! Shopping! So nice lo... What can i say more about it? Haha... The stuff u bought damn cheap! How lucky will i be if i born in us. Haha...

李文健 이분건 said...

我的天啊。。。改次可以叫你幫我買嗎?

ernloy said...

the last paragraph is the most interesting!!! lol~~ so dirty CHEAP!!! OMG =.=
cant get those price in europe also...!!!
ya lor, next time tumpang u to buy man...hahaha

ferlicius said...

@_@ tempting cheap stuffs! just the right time for cny new clothes :D

tom said...

so nice, u can go to nyc.
y so cheap 1?????nt fair

Glog said...

Oh gosh...
Cant wait for my trip to New York...

小刘 said...

睇黎你真係好钟意纽约啊!哈哈哈

d警车咁得意ga?似游客车多d=.=

小东.6am said...

以为你漏佐写shopping嘅添!
原来写喺最尾度!
Wow...
真嘅好平哦!
买返来粗穿都好低哦!
wu...
我都好身痕
想买CK同GUESS系列D服装
尤其系CK-under平得好抵死!
上个月喺KL公干
Pavilian嘅CK有40%sales
扣佐嘟要45蚊一条!

哇~哇~

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suituapui said...

Wow! Been shopping for your Chinese New Year?...I've never been to the States, and now old already...go also, can't party! LOL!! I also have the problem when in cold, temperate countries - my legs all rashes, so itchy...and they disappeared when I came home - once in Japan, another time in Auckland. But my more recent visit to Auckland, I was ok. Dunno why...

[SK] said...

the last photo is the most attractive of them all!!! *rolled eyes*

天蓬元寿 said...

I wish i can go New York someday... I like the city!!! You buy a lot of stuff man~! Jealous~! I wish i can have such wonderful life...

said...

哇唠嘢~~ NEW YORK!!
真羡慕能到处去的工作,能看到好多东西呢!

我看到BANANA REPUBLIC咧,超屌的品牌!
也试下DIESEL这品牌,我看相当适合你。

Danny said...

oooohh I LOVE NY too...
just can't wait to go there.. and walking by the streets.. pretending i am very vogue...hahahaah

小崇胖胖 said...

好多英文字~看不下去~
就只看照片就很爽了~
我也想買耶~

凡人館長《志強 cHeeKeOng》 said...

wow, u really buy a lot.

Kian said...

我也可以寄张给你啊!

LAURENCE said...

wah~
so nice can go NY~
i lov thr so much too~
but no money no talk~
==!!
haha~

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E said...

Another shopping trip r? Haha, you've been shopping for whole year long. Feeling hurt and bad for your Credit Card le. :)

lcfu said...

wow... but i heard the weather there is damn fucking freezing, are you alright?

Chin Weng 茶先生 said...

NY is the city with stone, vehicle and people. Really less to see big big tree everywhere hor?

Haha, you are shopping king also.

Wois said...

waw, u rather give away ur money for shopping but u dont want to eat good food to cure ur healthy and stomach?

crying!

ck_s said...

'超极购物狂'

wayne said...

omg.. i was in new york city around new year too. we should have met up there.

did u shop at the woodbury outlet mall. the sales there was so much crazier. haha..

wait til i m done blogging bout my utah n colorado trip, i ll blog bout my new york trip too.. cant wait.

Jamie said...

Seems like you have a lot of fun.
enjoy it, most ppl like me wouldn't have chance go so far~ haha

Faye fly said...

new york new york還真的超級壯觀。。你又敗家了。。

tagnan said...

雖然有一票親戚在美國,但是對她沒有好感.
不過NYC除外,因為NYC不是US.
哈哈....

人鱼球球 said...

No city gives a better welcome than New York.

ah_man said...

wonderful trip~

have a nice day said...

new york, one of my favorite place !!

candygan said...

真羡慕!! :0)

Calvin Soo KJ said...

what's not to love in new york??? it's NEW YORK man!!!!! the city of cities, the babes of babes!!!!

JiaMin3 。 Here said...

Yer ...
我也要去...
>.<
对了..拖了很久所以想告诉你..
你的样子有一点点像星光大道的吴忠明 xD

Kway said...

哇!看到電影和美劇里頭的好多場景

熟習的德士,警察車,人行道,建筑物等

美國對我而言好像是個豪華但很陌生的地方

希望我以后也有機會到那里一游吧=)

你戴這帽子的look有點像臺灣藝人,高山峰

新年快樂=)

十六夜真人 said...

我好想new york
你真的買好多東西哦
不過這麼便宜
不買就對不起自己了

滑翔翼 said...

天啊,banana republic,你真的是有钱到~~

cocoadeluxe said...

Wow...you travel to so many countries.. I guess you can become the next globe trekker huh.... you should give your blog a more colorful name instead of black... I enjoy reading and seeing all the photos.:)

savante said...

Ooh. SO CHEAP. I so jealous. And I so wanna shop too!

Could you pack me in your luggage next time?

savante said...

I only want the SHOES, I swear!

Ryan said...

Look at those bags! All for me! I am greedy, I know! :p

said...

so nice leh...
aiyo....envy u leh...

Chris said...

Yee: 我想是吧。

Ivan: Yeah, it's really cheap. Too hard to resist.

Sanze: Use a lot of money too.. Need to save money after back to malaysia to recover.

李文健 이분건 : 你也喜欢shopping吗?

ernloy: Yeah, Europe can't get that kind of price.. Haha.. can..

ferlicius: Yeah, this is all my CNY clothes..

tom: Yeah, bcos they r having crazy sales..

Chris said...

Glog: Welcome to my blog. Yeah, u shud go to visit New York, it's fun..

小刘: 系啊,我好钟意纽约架,仲唔想返添. 我都觉得啲警车好得意。

小东.6am: 一定要有sales先平,冇sales嘅话,价钱唔会比吉隆坡平.

suituapui: U shud pay a New York a visit one day, MAYBE FOR sight-seeing.. Yeah,, i dun have that kind of problem in Japan n Auckland. Cos NY is more colder than those places during winter time.

[SK]: U mean the A&F paper bag? :p

天蓬元寿: Yeah, i like NY so much too.. Really enjoy there.

左: BANANA REPUBLIC KL也已经可以买到了,hmm.. Diesel,也是不错的品牌,你说的应该是意大利的Diesel吧?

Danny: Haha,,, maybe we can go together one day.. ;)

Chris said...

小崇胖胖: 是咯,价钱真的好吸引。

凡人館長《志強 cHeeKeOng》: yEAH, Hehe...

Kian: 真的喔?

LAURENCE: Yeah lor, NY is one of my favourite cities.

K|E|E|N|Y|E|E: Ya lor, i feel guilty, too much bad debt oredi. :(

lcfu: Freeze until hard die liao..

Chin Weng 茶先生: Yeah, hardly to c tree there... Yeah,, i like shopping too.. Hehe...

Wois: Haha.. i won't feel hungry when i am shopping :p

Chris said...

ck_s: :p

wayne: Oh? Really? Aiya.. we missed the chance to meet each other there. Yeah, i know too, but we dun have enough time to go to Woodbury. Maybe next time lor..

Jamie: NO la, u still young, sure got chance to go 1 day. :)

Faye fly: 是咯,又乱用钱了 :(

tagnan: NYC不是US,这话怎么说呢?

人鱼球球: Yeah, NY is great.

ah_man: Yeah..

have a nice day: Me too...

candygan: 你也可以去啊。:)

Chris said...

Calvin Soo KJ: Yeah bro, NY is wonderful.

JiaMin3 。 Here: 哦? 像吗? 之前也听人有这么说过.

Kway: 是啊,都是很熟悉的场景,在电影里时常看到。 哦? 像高山峰,还是第一次听到咧,嘿嘿。

十六夜真人: 对啊,真的很难抗拒。

滑翔翼: 哦? banana republic 不会很贵啊。

cocoadeluxe: WELCOMe to my blog ya... Oh... no lar... i juz travel while i work only. If using own money, i can;t do that... oH... HMM... Change blog name ar... think think 1st ar... hehe... thanx 4 ur support ar.. Will upload more photos..

savante: Really? can ar, can tumpang my free hotel some more. Haha...
U like Kenneth Cole shoes too...

Chris said...

Ryan: Haha.. then waht will u buy for me lie? :p

全: Used a lot of money lie, heart pain also...

whitefly said...

哈哈~
原來chris跟我哥哥有同樣的習慣~
喜歡亂花錢。。買東西都要名牌地呵~
我當弟弟的。。最喜愛受到哥哥的禮物囉呵呵~
其實我再給chris信號啦~
不要忘記這裡也再等遠方來的手禮哈哈~
購物愉快吧﹗﹖﹖
最近很忙沒時間留言幫你打氣~sorry!

Chris said...

whitefly: HAHA.. 没关系,为什么你的BLOG进不到了呢?