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Wednesday, September 8, 2010

NY vs. LA

I've noticed a couple differences between NY and LA.

People: New Yorkers talk fast, walk fast, and just about do everything in a NY minute. Even when there's a stop sign, there's nothing stopping pedestrians from getting a head start across the street. Los Angelenos tend to take their time and stop to smell the roses.

Weather: In LA, there's no need to check to weather on a daily basis. It rarely changes -- in the coastal area the weather stays at a mild temperature year round. But in NY, you better check the weather forecast frequently. It can change from hot and sultry to a chilly day in just a couple of hours.

Food: I can't really compare the food since I had a more flexible budget in LA, but Manhattan definitely has some overpriced eateries. Ramen at Ippudo will cost $14. I definitely miss the convenience of Koreatown in LA. It's about a 25 minute drive from home. I haven't even ventured out to Flushing, Queens which is NY's Koreatown. I hope to go soon though. It's about a 1.5 hour subway ride from where my apartment. I do appreciate the diverse communities; I can walk one block west to enjoy some tamales or one block east to enjoy dim sum.

Religion: There's a lot of diversity in both cities. Hopefully I can venture out to various places of worship and learn more about other religions. I've been two different churches, and I noticed that one pastor spoke with a fiery passion, which is something I'm not used to back home.

Lifestyle: There's definitely a lot more things to do in NYC. And it's relatively inexpensive, which is surprising because NY is the most expensive city to live in the United States. You can walk across the Brooklyn Bridge, people watch in Manhattan, or hop on a ferry to Governor's Island.

I don't want to bore you with constant chatter about NY this and LA that...

This is my update until next time!


  1. $14 for ramen?! LUDICROUS! very interesting to see the differences. Thanks for sharing!

  2. Bore me? way. I think your observations are spot on. Fill us in on your apartment and work...please. Wait til the leaves start know - Autumn in New York.

  3. Thanks for sharing ur thoughts on NY vs LA. Sounds like ure having fun exploring the city:) Hope ure enjoying the weekend!

  4. Wow, you live in New York? That's so cool!

    p.s. Just had a conversation today with E if he'd move to LA! =)



  5. Agreed! LA is great for cheap california cuisine, but there's nothing like the energy that comes from being on the island of Manhattan!
    Glad I stumbled across your blog today
    xo tash

  6. Happy Sunday, Caroline!:) Glad to hear of another food lover hehe Tried any awesome food places in NY, lately?:) I would love to see ur food pics hehe