Friday, April 16, 2010
Semalam Di New York
One night in New York.
From where I am on the 16th floor of the Hilton in this city that does not sleep, I cannot see the night sky.
A concrete jungle, literally. What a cliche.
But, do you know that you can fall in love with this concrete jungle?
And the city does not sleep. 3am and there are people walking about -- I can see them from my window -- and the traffic is somewhat alive.
Since coming to the US, my biorythm (if you believe in biorythm) has been out of whack.
I'm up and awake at 3am - sometimes I just want to go jogging -- and oh-so-sleepy at times when i shouldn't be.
I was in New York 30 years ago. has it changed much? Just got here at 1am just now, so I can't tell. My friend, Ai Lee - who works here -- said, it probably has.
An Amercian lawyer told me the other day that it has, definitely. The streets are safer and cleaner.
I'll find out later.
I'll just be a night in New York.
(picture taken of the street below at 3am from my 16th floor hotel room)