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Concrete Jungle

I was going through some old photos and realized all the fun I have had in the past few years of my life in New York City. I was surrounded by amazing people, great friends, an apartment I loved and endless things I could do and places I could see and not to mention NYC is foodie heaven. I know it sounds like a dream. It felt like I was living in a dream sometimes. I would stroll in Central Park or walk the Brooklyn Bridge and smile to myself thinking 'Wow, I can't believe I live here.'

It was not always perfect - NYC is not for everyone. It's fast-paced, it's dirty, it's dingy, people can be crazy, the train is disgusting (and always late!), the weather is bipolar and yes, it's expensive to live here. You can list plenty of negative things but that's the beauty of New York though. In all it's mess and craziness, it's an amazing city to live in - as the saying goes, if you can make it here, you can make it anywhere. It literally is a concrete jungle.

I have lived there for almost a decade and I will never forget NYC. It will always hold a special  place in my heart. It's like a lover that will never marry you or want kids, it was lust and excitement but non-committal. That's NYC for you. Most New Yorker's leave the city when they get a chance, an escape if you will. You will not understand this until you have lived here.

Most of my friends that I have known over the years have left the city for another life in another place - and now I have joined them and moved across the world to South East Asia in a little country I like to call my other home, Malaysia. Another jungle I have yet to explore...


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