It has been a dream of mine to visit the big apple for many years. I grew up watching Friends over and over again (yes I do know that the set was in LA), CSI NY and most recently, the first season of Gossip Girls.┬áThus, I came excited and full of expectations. Unfortunately, the NYC I had dreamt of is very much different from reality. That said, I’ve never been a fan of cities so it’s probably me.

New York city is very much a concrete jungle. One that is very well designed and organized I must say. Makes it absolutely simple to navigate the city. However, walking in between buildings all day long just doesn’t appeal to me. My favorite place so far is definitely Central Park.

The pond where I was really looking forward to feeding the ducks only to realized that we weren’t suppose to feed the wildlife. I know I probably could still go ahead BUT as a Singaporean, I’ve been brought up to follow rules and regulations. :P

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Cute little furry friends everywhere whom are totally not afraid of humans.

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Sat on the baseball stand for a while staring at the field just cause I’ve never sat on one before. Hurhur

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Carriage rides through the park. Reminded me a little of enchanted except that no one was singing and dancing.

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Gorgeous despite the pollution and the smell.

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The Bethesda Terrace complete with Christmas carols and a guitarist.

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The Bethesda fountain, dry.

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Walked along the Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis Reservoir at Central Park wishing I had brought my running shoes. Fantastic views!

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Interestingly, there were a couple of people protesting against horse carriage rides today. I really do like that people here take actions to enforce/fight for their beliefs instead of just whining and complaining over the internet.

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And my new found favorite place is the New York Public Library! Absolutely gorgeous! Till then.

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