Monday, January 02, 2006

New Year's in New York City...

We arrived safely in Stamford, CT at Claire's apartment right before 9:00 p.m. A lot of New Yorkers were leaving the city as we WNYorkers traveled east to spend new year's in the city. Instead of me writing about what we did... here's a photo-tale of our weekend adventures...

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The girls in the Metro-North rail heading from Stamford to NYC...

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We started our morning with a Dim Sum brunch in Chinatown... interesting enough, there was a dish at the restaurant called Sweet Cakes "Malaysian Style" or Malaiko (in Cantonese) which amuses us Malaysian girls. We ordered it... tried it.. and it was as plain as bread. Not a very good representation of Malaysian food. Nevertheless, it's always nice to know that a touch of home is present even though one is far away from home :D

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Walking down Mulberry Street in Little Italy. Eric met up with us lot and we roamed the little streets of Little Italy in search for two particular delis'. They sell gourmet cheeses and sausages and Michele just had to get them :P

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Chele beaming bright upon finding the deli... the guys just hanging loose.

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In Bryant Park... snow is falling.. the plan was to ice skate... we brought our skates... left it at Claire's since we didn't want to lug it around the city.. so instead, we brought umbrellas and lucky we did that!! Wet snow...

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:( Unfortunately.. it was snowing hard and even the Zamboni machine could not clear and smooth out the rink fast enought before it accumulates again. So, we walked around the park looking at what the little stores set up during this festive season were selling.

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No one can deprive themselves or pass up any opportunity(ies) to pose for silly/fun pictures... Sher & Claire skate in unison while Eric and Chele tried the mirror image approach :P

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Rockefeller Center... the tree... the brightly lit huge Christmas tree at the Rockefeller!

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Sher all bundled up for the really cold new year's eve... we walked towards the Washington Arch at Washington Square Park to meet up with Dan so we can all head for dinner.

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At dinner... Prem-On Thai Restaurant in Soho...

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Taking it easy for countdown... we were in Central Park East (72nd & 5th) where the Emerald Nuts Midnight Run Welcomes 2006! was taking place... had to avoid the superbly crowded Times Square!

Happy New Year 2006 everyone!!!
Pete & Sher

1 comment:

K. Light said...

Happy new year to you too!!