A good lady colleague of mine thought her time is running up on her dream of living in New York before hitting 30. Calm down, lady, you don't have to be in New York to live the lifestyle but there are still things that you have to be there. Just pray harder that you’ll get your job opportunity there or that you’d strike your green card lottery one of these days.
The daily commute on the light train transit from Taman Bahagia is like commuting from Queens to Manhattan. It feels like mayor Bloomberg who commutes daily on the subway. Hehe, do you think the KL mayor would do the same thing? If you fancy jog or walk at the KLCC Park, it's like going to Central Park, the city's green lung of otherwise jungle concrete.
The fact that this lady friend lives in the golden triangle is like she’s living on Fifth Avenue! The Tiffany store right on the first floor of Suria KLCC and if you are up for subs, Subways is down in the basement of Avenue K and get ready to be greeted by this Chinese auntie and uncle whom I think run it.
Too bad, the time square on Bukit Bintang which a good friend termed it like a glorified IOI Mall in Puchong doesn't do good justice to its famed New York's Time Square.
The KL Sentral feels like the Grand Central Station. Oh! There'll be mall there soon at KL Sentral!
The New Yorker albeit being late to hit the shelf in Kinokuniya only lags about a week or two editions. Otherwise, Hitchen’s rants, or Dunne’s sensational gossip, and Leibovitz’s amazing photographs on Vanity Fair takes you to the going-ons in new york to west coast and across the Atlantic to London and greater Europe within few pages.
Oh wow, still can't get the real four seasons here in this humid tropical. Ironically, the Gap or Gant or the Hong Kee's G2000 here stock up based on fall, autumn, summer, and winter collection. Go figure!
The missing link here are the likes of artist like Julian Schnabel or the Wolfgang Puck’s of culinary delight or perhaps the glimpse or the chances to bump into the "IT" girls like the Johnson&Johnson heir or perhaps the Klang and Gombak river right in the middle of KL that looks more like ditches don't bring the feeling of Hudson River there in New York. Oh, just try to mental compare the Citrawana parade to the Macy's Thanksgiving parade!
Darn, I better succumb to reality of my suburb life and get prepared to a wedding invitation tomorrow.
Long live Kuala Lumpur for all its glory of 24/7 nasi lemak, nasty cab drivers, and its amazingly chart topping world's most highest growth rate of shopping mall!