Friday, March 21, 2008

NYC

I've been pretty busy with my work these days and I haven't had enough time to enjoy blogging. I'll be off for a while. If I find something that is really worth posting and writing, I'll update.

As I wrote before, I'll travel to NY again next week. But the fact is... I haven't prepared anything about the trip. I at least booked plane ticket and a room. My suitcase is completely empty and so is my schedule. Is there any good suggestion? If you know some good restaurants, shops, museums, musicals and others, please let me know!

15 comments:

Molly said...

I know you missed Anderson the last time you went to New York, but have you ever met him? I know he mentioned someone came from Japan to go to one of his book signings and I wondered if it was you. I hope you are able to catch at least a glimpse of him this time! Good luck and have a safe trip!

Gardagami said...

See here or here

Anonymous said...

Don't go to NY! Come to Pittsburgh. Its much better and the people are much nicer. Most American hate NYC. Its not a good representative for America. I would like to go there for two things: The statue of liberty and the empire state building. Then I'd drive back home. -David

Anonymous said...

I agree with David(2:46PM)
I'm newyorker, but I don't like NY!! NY is one of the most polluted cities in the world. I wanna go Japan so much.... Japan is a clean country. ( Johnson)

Anonymous said...

Okay David - seriously, you sound like a moron.

"Most American's don't like NYC"? Really?????

#1 you say that YOU have never even been there!??? #2 you are one of the very few persons I have ever heard that does not like it. Maybe you should GO there before you say something negative? But I guess little nuances like that allude one such as you.

Do me a favor - DON'T speak for me. You are having a rough enough time speaking for yourself. Clearly you have no clue what you are talking about.

NYC is the best city in the country. The people are nice, and there is a world of wonderful things to see and do. I go there all of the time.

Mio, you are a sweet girl and I hope you have fun. Just walk around the different sections of the city to experience the uniqueness of each neighborhood. You won't regret it. There is so much more to Manhattan than the touristy things. Get to know the "real" Manhattan.

With any luck the real Manhattan will never get to know David. He obviously does not deserve to.

Sheesh! Get a life, dude. Come to Pittsburgh? You MUST be kidding? Talk about a filthy city! And YES, I have been there, unfortunately.

Anonymous said...

Dear, Anonymous

I don't know who you are since you didn't sign your name, but the way you speak in such a rude way makes me think you were born and raised in New York City. If you are, I wouldn't blame you for defending your city with such passion. You wrote that I said I had never been in NYC. False. I never said that. And even if I did say that it wouldn't disqaulify me in having my opinion of new york or representing millions of others with those same feelings. Alot of people have never been to Iraq or the fiery pits of hell, and they wouldn't go just to see if it's really all that bad. And I'm sure Mr. Johnson and many others would agree with me on that. Now I'm not saying NYC is a war zone or hell. I am saying it contains alot of unpleasant aspects that is not over shadowed by its "charm". There are 200 Million Americans between LA and NY and unfortunatly most of the world judges us by those terrible cities. And your crack on Pittsburgh was just your little dig. Yeah Pittsburgh WAS dirty 40 or more years ago when its was filled with steel mills. But now it is recognized as Americas most livable city and beautiful. And those are facts. Which makes me think you were never really there...See I can defend my city without name calling. -David

2chan said...

You wrote that I said I had never been in NYC. False. I never said that. And even if I did say that it wouldn't disqaulify me in having my opinion of new york or representing millions of others with those same feelings. Alot of people have never been to Iraq or the fiery pits of hell, and they wouldn't go just to see if it's really all that bad. And I'm sure Mr. Johnson and many others would agree with me on that. Now I'm not saying NYC is a war zone or hell. I am saying it contains alot of unpleasant aspects that is not over shadowed by its "charm". There are 200 Million Americans between LA and NY and unfortunatly most of the world judges us by those terrible cities. And your crack on Pittsburgh was just your little dig. Yeah Pittsburgh WAS dirty 40 or more years ago when its was filled with steel mills. But now it is recognized as Americas most livable city and beautiful. And those are facts. Which makes me think you were never really there...See I can defend my city without name calling. -David

Um, David, Sweetie...No. I would sit here and try to explain to you what's wrong with your assumption *note that I said assumption, not FACT* that New York City sucks, but I'll let you sit there and try to figure it out for yourself because you clearly have a little more thinking to do. Take your Pittsburgh butthurt wank somewhere else that's not someone else's blog because it's incredibly disrespectful to the blog owner and the people that read it, kthnxz.

Mio, It's probably too late to be saying this, but I'll bite. Check out the Metropolitan Museum of Art. It's free and they have some beautiful exhibits. Don't forget to ride a carriage through Central Park and Stop by the Manhattan mall. And take a water Taxi! It gives you an amazing view of Manhattan from the Hudson River! There's also Madison Square Garden on 34th Street, and so many other things.

Anonymous said...

What is the matter with you people?
Can't you take your stupid arguments about Pittsburgh or New York or whatever is your problem,and leave it off Mio's blog?

She wanted suggestions on what to see or places to go,not bitchiness from you two-if you have nothing to add but those kind of idiotic,childish remarks,just go somehwere else.

I am sure she does not want that crap on her site.

Anonymous said...

I am in NYC right now and Anderson is in LA :(

I would suggest Rosa Mexicana or Landmarc at Time Warner Centre. I hope you have as much fun her as I have had here

Anonymous said...

anon 7:35

If you ask me, you seem to be the bitchiest of them all. Besides, stupid people who make comments about things they know nothing about in a public forum derserve what they get.

Preaching is not what Mio wants either. So instead of rising above the rants of others, you chose to outdo them? Nice! Well done.

Idiotic, childish? Look in the mirror. Since when is defending something childish and idiotic?

Eh, you aren't worth my time.....

mio_bella said...

Hey, everybody! I should have posted my comment earlier. Actually, I thought I posted mine yesterday, but it didn't appear...

Molly,
I have never met Anderson in person and I can never imagine meeting him! I will definitely pass out! Is there a person who went all the way to his booksigning from Japan!? He/She must be #1 AC fan in Japan.

David,
When I first read your comment, I though you just wanted me to see your city because it is so nice and wanted me not to think NY as a typical American city. I understand it is a special city and I wouldn't say, "This is America!" when I saw NY. Anyway, I really appreciate your love of your city and also appreciate your comments.

Johnson,
I'm so happy about your comment! Yeah, wherever you go in Japan, public places are so clean and I'm proud of this. If you have a chance to come to Japan, I would like to show you around.

2 chan
One thing I like about NY is that I will never feel that I am a foreigner or an outsider. Many people come from all around the world, which makes the city even more exciting.
I didn't have a chance to go to lower Manhattan last year, so I will walk about different areas this time to know the real Manhattan. And take a water taxi! Sounds so beautiful! I never thought of taking it. Thanks for the suggestion!

Anonymous person(7:35),
It is a sad thing to see people quarreling on my blog, but each person has his/her opinion, and I appreciate all that. A little bit of an argument does not offend me at all. Basically, everyone that visits this is nice person, I believe.

Anonymous person(9:20PM),
Thanks for the info on some of your favorite restaurants. When I travel alone, I usually cannot eat at a restaurant. I cannot tell where to go, what to eat because foods are so different, and how much they will charge. Usually, I just grab a pizza and eat in the park. I might want to try eating at a restaurant this time. Ugh, I sound so immature.
Anderson is in LA... That's sad. But I'll be in NY for 10 days. I hope he'll be back during my stay ;)

Anonymous person(6:45PM)
I feel bad to see you were upset seeing all the conversations here. I should have stopped earlier.

Anonymous said...

Mio. Thanks for your voice of reason. We are like children acting up without our mom. Way to put thinks in percpective. -David

annemarie said...

Mio,
It seems like you have had so many negative comments here,when all you were doing was asking for advice for your trip,and it was not fair for all of it to happen on your site!

These people need to lighten up,especially the anonymous ''person'' 6:45.....what is your problem-get over yourself!


I hope you enjoy your trip Mio,and that you will post some pics when you get back.

Have fun!

Hope you get to the Time Warner Center!

mio_bella said...

Annemarie,
Thanks! I can even post some pictures from NY during my stay there! I'll go to the Time Warner Center, definitely!

I'll be arriving in NY in ... 13 hours.

Anonymous said...

I practically lived at the Time Warner Centre during my three days there even though Anderson was not there. It was close to my hotel. Great smoothie stand on the bottom floor