Monday, September 17, 2007

Big Apple mellowed?

Some say that the Big Apple has mellowed after Sep 11 and the effects can still be felt after seven years. Honestly, I cannot imagine how it's like before Sep 11. I mean, my experience (though four days only) in New York City (NYC) can be better. That can be felt after coming from Singapore that is somewhat known for fast walking people and indifferent shopping assistants. Perhaps I'm unlucky but it seems that most of the shop assistants that we encountered are downright unpleasant. Tips at restaurants are expected, typically around 10% for bad service and 15-20% for good ones. But then again, I've been told that it's better than Paris. Hmm...

There we have, a female trishaw rider. Not your typical uncle, I suppose. But hey, she's like a head taller than me! Like London, buskers line the streets, most famous being the Naked Cowboy, who will prance around Times Square in his underwear. For obvious reasons, I cannot bring myself to take a photo of him.

There's this guy who stood at a busy junction with a cat above his head. His wife collected some money from me after I took this photo. So here you go.

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xiaocangshu said...

I remember this video I saw earlier this year: