Saturday, February 12, 2011

New York, New York!...as I see it.

This post haven't been published and I thought it was (still in draft mode)...anyway, old story if you care to read.

Today 4th September 2009, I'm once again here at the big apple...New York!. Having been here for few times but I'd like to make a short story of my latest visit. Many people would like to experience the life in New York city..it's busy, hectic but full of life. If you were to stand at one place for an hour, you'll be able to see all the races in world....well, almost.

While the whole world is the scares of H1N1 and back here in Malaysia we can see people wearing face mask, but not here in New York. Malaysian are misunderstood of the way the virus spreading and thought by covering mouth and nose is good enough. Well, the most important is to take care of you hands hygiene as the virus mostly spreads through what you've touched then transmitting by your hands through your eyes, nose or mouth. You should take care when touching any public utility, transport..etc. Escalator hands rail, Ketchup dispenser at McDonalds and the most unhygienic for me are the ketchup bottles in KFC. Everybody shares the same bottle on the tables and by right at this stage of H1N1 in our country, all those should be substituted with individual sachet of ketchup.

While this city is busy but respect and courtesy is highly put at the utmost value and I can say much and lots more better than in Malaysia. We only being nice to foreigner and not to our own people...shame!. We do not have the sensitivity towards others and imagine in public transports in New York that no radios are allowed. This really make sense as you may like the song and I may not....you may understand the language but I may not. Have you experience a bus or taxi drivers in Malaysia tuning into their favorites channel?.

In New York city, there are massive traffic on the road but I can't barely smell the carbon emissions from the vehicles. Main reason that you could think of is the vehicles up to the standard specs of operation and high quality fuel. Instead, I can smell cigarettes smokes more often and bare in mind in Malaysia the numbers of smokers is much greater than in New York but the smoke emissions in KL for instance is at killing stage.