Friday, September 20, 2013

US Diary 33: Jet-lagged Madness

After my previous post (thank you for your comments), I had my Oreo cookies fix (the whole pound of it), and went straight back to liking this blog and the community. This online diary continues.

Another Friday marks the end of another 'Week in the US'. This past week, Week 33, had been a topsy-turvy one, thanks to the 12-hour jet-lag. The cats were just as confused, but even more appreciative of our return.

On that Sunday, we visited a friend in Long Island, New York. We figured that since we were in "the north", we should visit a Chinatown for lunch. We found our way to Flushing's Chinatown, and a Malaysian restaurant called Sentosa. It was a toss up between Chinese dim sum or something familiar to us. Going to Sentosa was a wise decision. We have never had more authentic-tasting noodles as these outside of Southeast Asia.

This Assam Laksa sent me straight back to Penang!

In the wrong slip of a southbound turn out of New York, we landed ourselves driving across Midtown Manhattan. When visiting Manhattan, it was usually on foot. Driving in this crazytown is as crazy as it looks.

We got ourselves stuck in traffic (or maybe that's just everyday-NY traffic) in the Fashion District, and I was forced to sit and admire the city surroundings.

Project Runway fans, look what I found: Mood!

I had fun in this mini sightseeing, but the driver? Not so much.

'Tis still my favourite cityscape.

As for the following days of Week 33, it was largely spent at home, waking up at crazy hours and sleeping before sunset. We're now content with waking up at 4am, and sleeping at 8pm, like the old foggies we are.

There was a bit of sewing involved, too :)


  1. Hey :)
    I don't have the chance to comment each post, but I still visit you!
    I'm starting planning my head sounds like your car stuck in the traffic..too much to see and do!
    Have a relaxing weekend then!

  2. You're so brave to drive through the city. I hardly even trust the cab drivers who do it daily! That food looks delicious. I am a big fan of Asian cuisine and would love to try more authentic foods than the Americanized versions of most Asian dishes.

  3. Those pictures reminds me of when I worked in NYC! I worked on the same block as Mood and walked through that Bricken Arcade building maybe once a week. Christian Siriano had a studio in my office's building actually. I saw him once or twice wandering out to get lunch... I thought about following once to see where he ate at but didn't lol.

  4. That does look scary driving in NYC! Your cats look so pleased to see you home.
    Sarah x

  5. I was the passenger in my friend Leana's car when in NYC and I'm not sure how she could drive there without totally freaking out - she's amazing. Those noodles look delicious! Glad to hear you're happy with blog "life" again xoxox

  6. I enjoyed the photos of your mini-tour :D

  7. Wow, Juanita. I think you had such a wonderful experience! I hope to travel soon. I like your cat btw!


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