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Post by Kimi » Fri, 14 Oct 2005 9:42 pm

citizen deek wrote:i don't think harvard, MIT, et al would let him sit in.
Bugger, and I was hoping for MIT to allow me, as I'm also visiting a friend there.

A friend introduced me to her American friend in NY who implied he's willing to show me places in NY and around with his car.
It's probably my paranoid side, but I suppose I should just take it as the Americans' friendliness to do something nice to a stranger cause of a friend's good word...?

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Post by Carpe Diem » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 1:29 am

Kimi, sorry to say, but based on my experience American people will promise you a lot - but won't deliver much.
I have been stuck at places were people were going to "show me around"...

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Post by Blaze » Sat, 15 Oct 2005 3:33 am

Kimi wrote:
citizen deek wrote:i don't think harvard, MIT, et al would let him sit in.
Bugger, and I was hoping for MIT to allow me, as I'm also visiting a friend there.

A friend introduced me to her American friend in NY who implied he's willing to show me places in NY and around with his car.
It's probably my paranoid side, but I suppose I should just take it as the Americans' friendliness to do something nice to a stranger cause of a friend's good word...?
Listen, don't jump into conclusions here. Simply email the prof about your interest and see what he/she says (squeaky wheels get the grease). Years ago, when I was there, it was common for students in the Boston area to sit in classes of other institutions, both at a formal and informal level. We did it all the time. It didn't matter which school you went to. I'll bet it is true now as well.

If your friend recommends someone who can drive you around, it may be OK. If you come by the Philly area, we'll be happy to show you around.

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Post by Kimi » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 7:07 pm

Not enuff time to go anywhere else unfortunately, but really thank you Blaze. Hopefully some other time.

And you're right about the campus visit. Yesterday, I got quite a good response from RPI in Troy and Stern Business School even has an online form for campus visit and to attend one of their classes during the visit.
Might go to NYU on my first day then even!

Some people here told me to keep in touch/write what's going on in my trip here, so here goes.

I'm waiting in Seoul's airport now as my flight got delayed, so things have been really really boring, except that since I got so bored, I struck a conversation to this guy next to me. He's German but his pronunciation when he speaks English seems like a French, nice guy it seems though.

I wonder if a claim for delay can be made in this case...?

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Post by Kimi » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 9:02 pm

Oh dear will arrive there around midnight...
Are taxis ok/not dodgy in NY? Cos I'll be alone around midnight from JFK to downtown area near 8th Ave. in NYC.

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Post by Mary Hatch Bailey » Sun, 16 Oct 2005 9:13 pm

You'll be fine, this is the city that never sleeps after all. Just act like you know what you are doing. Don't hesitate and speak in declaritive sentences, not questions -- you'll be fine. If you can throw in something like: 'and don't take the tunnel, it'll be a mess this time of night' you'll score big points :)

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Post by davidtan1 » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 12:40 pm

Kimi wrote:Anybody is thinking to travel to US between 14th till 23rd of Oct?
Am thinking to go to NYC and LA so either the route is like SIN->LA, NY->SIN (preferably this one) or the other way around.
I found a return ticket that is about $1,000 but it has to be a min of 2 people departing and returning at the same time.
Anybody who is interested, PM me pls? Cheers.
Greetings........In case anyone is taking AirAsia or Malaysian Airline departing from Senai Airport. Please contact David Tan @94519756 or email davidtan1@hotmail.com for Transfer Service between Singapore and Johore Bahru. Thank You.
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Post by Kimi » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 3:02 pm

Mary Hatch Bailey wrote:You'll be fine, this is the city that never sleeps after all. Just act like you know what you are doing. Don't hesitate and speak in declaritive sentences, not questions -- you'll be fine. If you can throw in something like: 'and don't take the tunnel, it'll be a mess this time of night' you'll score big points :)
You're so right. Cheers MHB.
I called my friend after arriving at the airport and she said to tell the driver to take the Queensborough Bridge to go to Manhattan where she stays.
But I must admit, having some dodgy-looking people offered me taxi when I was at the airport, didn't really give me an assuring feeling :(
Thank goodness I'm finally here, in NYC, and now in the middle of Manhattan even! :D

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Post by Carpe Diem » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 3:29 pm

Good morning Kimi, teach these Yankees what WNDC means!
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Post by sapphire » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 5:36 pm

Carpe Diem wrote:Good morning Kimi, teach these Yankees what WNDC means!
Haha, you're such a nutcase CD!

Hiiiiiii Kimi, hope you have a great time there! Buy some nice prints of paintings to put up in your house. And, don't forget to visit some nice pub and make sure no one burns cellophane/plastic bag eh? :P
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

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Post by dot dot dot » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 5:58 pm

davidtan1 wrote:
Kimi wrote:Anybody is thinking to travel to US between 14th till 23rd of Oct?
Am thinking to go to NYC and LA so either the route is like SIN->LA, NY->SIN (preferably this one) or the other way around.
I found a return ticket that is about $1,000 but it has to be a min of 2 people departing and returning at the same time.
Anybody who is interested, PM me pls? Cheers.
Greetings........In case anyone is taking AirAsia or Malaysian Airline departing from Senai Airport. Please contact David Tan @94519756 or email davidtan1@hotmail.com for Transfer Service between Singapore and Johore Bahru. Thank You.
I see you also do ironing services, with that big ironing board on the back of your car?

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Post by Saint » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 6:23 pm

I was once asked a mate who was working in Singapore whether I wouldn't mind showing a colleague of his around London while she was over on a tour of Europe.

That was over 4 years ago and we are now married!

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Post by sapphire » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 6:40 pm

Aww Saint, that's just so sweet and romantic!
It's not getting any smarter out there. You have to come to terms with stupidity, and make it work for you.

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Post by Saint » Mon, 17 Oct 2005 9:57 pm

Couldn't have her coming all that way without seeing the Crown Jewels :wink:

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Post by Kimi » Wed, 19 Oct 2005 2:33 pm

Funny that you mentioned that Saint as I was being "hit" here twice which is more than here nor when I was in Japan :(

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