~*Day 14 (6th January 2010)*~
I had to buy something for my sis and made some enquiry calls before finally finding the product at Bergdorf Goodman. Hence, we had to head out to town.
On the same day, Iris invited us to her apartment and she was really sweet to offer to bring us there as well as to show us more parts of the city on foot while leaving Jase and Charmaine at her place to play with her son in the care of her nanny. It was really good to travel on foot without the kids for we could walk and walk and walk.
I love those smelly but lovely horses. They listened to me when I talked to them and posed for me.
The service at Bergdorf Goodman was excellent. The sales assistant explained to me very clearly about how to use the product --it's a f**king expensive electrical product which my sis suggested I share with her-- and told me her personal experience using it. When she found out that I was a tourist and where my country of residence was, she wrote me her contact number so that I could call her anytime should I experience any trouble with the gadget back at home. How very nice of her! It's fortunate that my sis and I had no problem with the gadget so far.
Whenever the outdoors felt too cold, we would zip into a mall along the way.
These mirror shots were taken using char's hp inside ZARA and I really love this pic.
A smile is a curve that sets everything straight.
As usual, Iris doesn't like to be in photos and would always offer be behind the camera. Hence, here are some rare photos of her in the background.
We walked along Central Park. I don't quite know which part this is as Central Park is sooooooo long. There were many cute squirrels scurrying around.
The expensive street.
I've got lots of Abercrombie stuff, mainly gotten off the internet or given by my ex-tutee's mum (who brings in Abercrombie stuff to be sold in her shop) but haven't stepped into the actual store before. Hence, no matter what, I've gotta take a picture of the store.
It was really interesting to be inside Abercrombie. First and foremost, I hadn't quite expected the place to be so dark. It's rather different from the other apparel stores. The sales assistants were all drop dead gorgeous (as if they popped up from some magazine) and they looked like they genuinely enjoyed working there coz they were always on the groove. Even if they stood there to man a section, they would be grooving away to the music. Walking from section to section entailed a little hip swaying and some butt jiggling; they were practically dancing throughout. And of course, what struck me most was the fragrance of the place. Everywhere we went, we could smell their perfume and cologne for the sales assistants armed with a bottle of perfume or cologne would spritz them on the merchandise every few jiggles. We came out of Abercrombie smelling like Abercrombie.
It was a rather unique experience but we emerged with no tangible merchandise in toll.
I have no idea if this was the Tiffany that Audrey Hepburn once looked through the shop window... and no I didn't get anything from there.
These are our hands clasped together for support in the crowded subway.
When night fell, we had to return to Iris' apartment to pick up the kids for dinner. Iris wanted to bring us to this Japanese eatery called Oh! Taisho that is supposedly popular among Asian college students.
Everett was sooooooo cute and well-behaved! Jase was such a good kor kor here.
We got caught in a jam and by the time we reached Oh! Taisho, the kids had fallen asleep. Cyn mummy could only manage to carry char in the bulky winter wear. Since Jase was too heavy and kept sliding off our marshmallows, we forced him to walk. He practically walked with his eyes close while I "steered" him. It was quite a funny sight.
When we reached the place, Jase flopped down onto the table and continued sleeping. I had to constantly hold onto him coz he kept slipping off the stool. As for char, cyn mummy had to carry her in the bulk and tried to eat. At that moment, I thought about what would happen to me if in future my preschooler kids decided to sleep on me like that. I don't think I would be able to handle it. But then again, they wouldn't be clad in winter wear.
Here's what we ordered. I didn't snap the chicken skin which was a huge miss. It's not at all like the authentic crispy chicken skin. It was totally fatty and jelly-like and I absolutely hated it.
The food was alright. I still find Singapore's jap food better which of coz could not be compared with Japanese Jap food. I was more interested in all the Asian university guys seated at the communal table. They were so boyishly cute! Even the nerdiest of them all was a cute geek. So while my hubby was miles away from me,
Of course we didn't secretly snap a picture of them; they kept looking our direction too, probably because we kept looking at them. Haha...
~*Day 15 (7th January 2010)*~
It was Charlene and my last day in NYC. We had a night flight to catch.
Our last play session with the kids.
Our last lunch.
Our last time sitting at the communal dining area and watching the kids run around.
Our last shots of their recent artwork.
Our last sights of the warm and cozy Ronald McDonald House.
Our last hug goodbye.
~*Day 16 and beyond (8th January 2010)*~
It was pretty interesting seeing a few sunrise and sunset while we were on board the plane, passing through various countries and different time zones.
Once we returned to Singapore, the humidity washed over us...
as well as over this tortoise soap handmade by the kids. I also found out that my luggage handle had broken.
This post shall conclude my photoblogging of the New York trip. Super backlogged but at last it's done. Yes!
I hope all of you have enjoyed walking with me in NYC through my eyes.
I did not edit the photos of my shopping buys and probably would not post them up until I've got the time to edit them. In the mean time, I would try to get back to blogging all other backlogged entries of 2010 so that I can finally catch up on 2011. My slowest friend in blogging has since caught up with recent entries when she was usually always a few months behind time. As for now, I'm the slowest!