Thursday, September 26, 2013

Visited New York City - 1992

I have been digging up my old albums recently to post up my very old photographs before they fade off completely! Do you agree that Black & White photos are very lasting and don't fade at all?

I remember that I made my very first visit to New York City was during the gloomy Spring day of 1992 with a bunch of Korean & Japanese student friends. They traveled like wealthy Arab Sheikhs and slept at the fabulous Marriot Marquis Hotel which was a 5 Star at the downtown Times Square. Poor me, I had to tag along and my wallets went dry after that memorable trip. My following trips were often thrifty and short which included sleeping inside the car of a Japanese school mate.




Photo 1: This was the World Trade Center's building in New York City that made millions cry in front of the television sets. My heart still surprisingly aches as I type this post. I have fond and vivid memories walking on the roof top after passing through many levels of security tiers below. It was very well protected inside by policemen and security patrols that no terrorist could ever bring explosives inside.




 Photo 2: My apologies for many blurred photos as our shared camera using films were so limited and costly that we had no way to check on its quality. I remember that it cost me US$26.00 to develop just 1 roll of 36 shots. The above photo was taken from New Jersey which is just across the rivers of Manhattan Island. The blur photo was taken atop the World Trade Center which overlooked the biggest city in the world.




 Photo 3: This was taken by the banks of Hudson River between New Jersey and Manhattan Island.




Photo 4: It was taken outside the famous Madison Square Gardens which is located at Pennsylvania Plaza. I remembered that Muhammad Ali's boxing match was held inside.




 Photo 5: I was standing at the pier of the Ellis Island which is located in Upper New York Bay. It was once the gateway for millions of immigrants to the United States as the nation's busiest immigrant inspection station from 1892 until 1954.




 Photo 6: On my left was taken outside the Statue of Liberty and the right shows the famous Empire State Building which the King Kong scaled up the 102 floors skyscraper to save beautiful actress in 1933! This building was actually declared open on May 1, 1931.




Photo 7: The best place to relax is inside the 840 acres of greens in Central Park which is conveniently located in the middle of the busy Manhattan streets. I always went there to take my naps or eat my take away food.




Photo 8: The above photo shows the great contrasts of the buildings surrounding the whole greens of the Central Park which is being sandwiched by the 79th and 85th Streets.




Photo 9: This was taken outside The Plaza Hotel which is owned by Donald Trump. They have horse carriage rides to bring you around.



 Photo 10: A big sculpture of statues in Gold finishing beside the Plaza Hotel. 
I have forgotten the name.


I plan to bring my wife there in the year 2015 when she enrolls for her Phd in Harvard. 
Pray for my trip to happen!



62 comments:

  1. 1992!!! that's 21 years ago!! just come here to greet and i shall come back to spam after replying comments in my own blog.. must reply lah, else got people merajuk~~ :D

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    1. 1992 is the year I took my SPM.

      Anay so tua than me! Muahaha!!!

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    2. Aiyoh! Thambee so young ke? :P

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    1. Heavy rain in Singapore this morning...

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    2. Twilight Man is as handsome as before, hehe...

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  3. It's amazing to see those nice shots of New York. I hope to go there one day..

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    1. It's so nice of you to take your wife there when she's ready for her Phd..

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    2. Nice to see the world trade centre. We only saw it crumbled down on that fateful day in tv..

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  4. Photo #1: yeah, nobody will be able to forget these two buildings and how it collapsed.. i can still remember i was working in KLCC Tower 2 back then, it was the morning on 12/9 and colleagues reported this crash.. right after that, there was immediately a bomb scare and we all have to evacuate from the tower.. we spend the whole morning in McD in Ampang Park and could only return to office after lunch..

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    1. SK,
      You were in KLCC.

      I was nearby. At Menara Tan & Tan.

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  5. Photo #2: surely using film camera and not able to take more photos like we are doing now.. furthermore cannot check the photos and have to take it as it is after developed.. the photos are good enough to see the face of NY, and of course the face of handsome Anay!!

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    1. betul betul betul.

      Now we take photos with wanton abandon.

      Last time, where can afford to do that. Die pay when want to develop. :P

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  6. Photo #3: wow, and that's Anay in karipap hairstyle!! Anay was already so trendy back then, his led this style by 20 years ahead~~ :D

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  7. Photo #4: Anay was so skinny and looked tired!! worried about paying for the exorbitant hotel charges, so he just had bread with water everyday till malnutritioned?? :p

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    1. ANay should have flirt with rich Korean/Japanese students and ask them to "sponsor" him! LOL

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    2. Muahahaha! I agree with Mak Glam's idea~ Give them extraordinary service and annay would get free trip from head to toes. LOL!

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  8. Photo #5: oh, this is an interesting place!! and Anay looked better than in Photo #4 dei.. i love this building, so Victorian style..

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  9. Photo #6: oh, the Statue of Liberty and Empire State Building!! i just love these two structures, must-go and must-see in NYC i guess??

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  10. Photo #7: yeah, the Central Park!! have heard so much about this place, and it's really a huge one dei.. did Anay find out how many acres does this park take up?? aaahh, the same old pose, Thambee remembers Anay has a photo like this in Nanjing also??

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  11. Photo #8: i really hope we have something like Central Park or Hyde Park in KL.. errr, does our Bukit Nana consider one?? hahaha.. err, but that's more for hiking and not for relaxing and picnicking huh?? only tourists and nature lovers go in there, while most of the citizens prefer shopping malls (or gardens in shopping malls the most)..

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    1. Lake Garden la... Lake Garden is OK... until mayor of KL & Minister of FT decided to "upgrade" it further.

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  12. Photo #9: the Plaza Hotel?? hahaha, i still remember there was also a Plaza Hotel just outside of my slum in Chow Kit when i was still a kid (now opposite Maju Junction).. it was once one of the most classy hotel in KL, now i guess has been refurbished and changed name to another hotel..

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  13. Photo #10: statues and sculptures everywhere and i guess only Malaysians will be fancied by them huh?? anyway, did Anay ride on the horse carriage and get into the Plaza Hotel to use their washroom?? :p

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  14. oh, Letchumi is enrolling her PhD in Harvard??!! OMG, how nice..

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  15. Adoi most photo looks like the colour "run" . One side blue and the other side yellow.

    Original memang like that ka or just recently? Better scan soft copy then

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  16. Photo 2 nit much changes from old days to now.

    Priceless lo these two photos considering of 911

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  17. Photo 6 did you go up the statue of liberty? Allow to go up right?

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  18. Photo 8 very scenic n calm. Can relax there

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  19. Letchumi planning to go for Permanent head damaged ah? Good for her. Means both of you will be staying overseas 2015?

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    1. And then, 2015 means we can travel there and save on accomodation!

      Let's arrange a HHBC trip there and visit Anay & Letchumi!!! :)

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  20. Phewittttt!!!!

    Hensemnya Anay! ;)

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  21. Going to Harvard means not only Letchumi pandai but also Anay & Letchumi loaded wor... Not cheap tau... ;-)

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  22. I like reading Anay's comment section.

    Got time report.

    Got weather report also. :)

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  23. wow.. these pictures are very pricey,... much has changed I guess especially the 9-11... No more WTC now, that is the most memorable and saddest..... I havent been to this part of US... hope to come by here for at least once in my lifetime... and Congratulations to your wife for being a Harvard student! You must be very proud of her!!

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  24. sweet old memories that take us down memory lane

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  25. You looked the same then and now guess the virgin olive oil worked pretty well

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  26. Bananaz also got that kind of sunglasses. Understand its coming back in fashion. Gotta look for it again some where but dunno where haha.

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  27. Wahhhhhhhhhhh!!!! So nice. Poor me, never had the chance to go to the US. Now on pension, old liao....lagi no hope of every going there. Sobssss!!!!

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  28. wow 1992, thats like more than 20 years ago. Seems like you really enjoy life in your younger days eh :D

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  29. Owwwwww!! What a nice post Twi!! You certainly had "eaten more salt than anyone" of us, lolss!! Look at the comments above.. I'm envy to death T_T T_T

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  30. I have yet to set foot on US soil. Mostly because I can't stand the long hours inside the plane. LOL!

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  31. Oh the twin towers! Good thing you took a photo of it!

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  32. I can't imagine taking photos using film. So inconvenient cannot check pictures and waste the film if photos not taken correctly.

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  33. Nice pictures all! But why suddenly go memory lane? : D

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  34. Good morning TM!

    Wah looks like you went to quite a lot of places in US!

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    1. Yea I plan your 2015 trip come true!!

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  35. Mak Oi, annay so bergaya like the real Marlboro Man in advertisement. So pandai posing until Ah Hua sets her eyes on annay only and not the beautiful scenery or historical building behind.

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  36. 1992.... I was still in secondary school, not yet taking any Gomen examination and braiding hairs of my BFF. Annay was already in NY!

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  37. Eh, where's the photo of your Korean/Japanese friends? They are too handsome to show here, and annay scares they will steal your limelight?
    SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW! SHOW!

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  38. Hey, I've a habit of digging up old photos every few years & really enjoy going over them. You look like some handsome superhero posing in those pix! Wow!

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  39. Great photos and notes from the memories of New York! The flight crash on the siblings (towers) would never vanish from mindsight… I enjoyed the first shot a lot. Hope you both have a great time next time. All the best :)

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  40. well, it is great to recall back old memories. Agreed with SK too that the first building was miserable to anyone involve in the 911 incident~

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  41. Cool! I've never been to the US!

    Ah, yeah, I think most people remember where they were during 9/11 - I was in Melbourne when someone knocked on my door and everyone went to the TV room. There are New Yorkers in Robert's Hall (where I was staying - uni residence) and the two guys were really, really freaked out. I think everyone was...

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  42. All the best to achieving the dream of you both.

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  43. Wah, old newspaper :P But I like to look back to my old photo too, the nostalgia feeling is special~

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  44. Sweet memories! I like the idea of digitizing old photos.

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