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We are so small between the stars & so large against the sky. and lost in subway croud, I try to catch your eye …..

First impressions – Columbia / New York


Its only been 3 days in NY, so I thought why not post what caught my eye as an outsider!

- NY is as Cosmopolitan as it gets, even more than London. You see people talking in all languages on the street
- Everyone wears shorts. The only difference is that women’s ones are shorter. With a Jeans on, I’m the Misfit.
- Columbia is colossal
- throughout the campus are various gifts given by previous batches, e.g class of 1890 donated the stone entrance door, whereas class of 1894 donated the steps to earl hall
- I saw a movie being shot in front of low memorial library today.
- Area around Columbia is full of neo-gothic churches :)
- You’re supposed to study 4 graduate courses, work part time, hunt for job, cook and clean, compulsarily socialize/network, attend parties, hunt for a job, learn C++ /VBA/MATLAB/SAS programming, make friends, hunt for a job, hunt for a job, hunt for a job.
- the train stations are named like 66th street, 72nd street, 110th street, 125th street… But 116th Street station is just called “Columbia University”
- It’s impossible to stay at a place that is more than 30 mins away from the university without affecting your grades
- In view of the above point, I hate to leave my sis’s appt that overlooks the NY skyline.
- A lunch costs about $5, dinner about $10, a pint of beer is at $6
- in the group of 50 odd international students at an event today, only one was in the habit of smoking.
- I havent seen any PDA as yet.
- Cell companies charge for incoming calls as well as incoming messages.
- I was however able to find a deal for $40 that includes free incoming/outgoing/messaging/internet/STD. This has been my single achievement in New York so far.
- If I dont study hard, there is a chance that the above may as well be my last achievement.
- I walk atleast 6 KMs everyday.
-i’m sleepy….off to ZZZzzzzzz.

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6 Comments to

“First impressions – Columbia / New York”

  1. On August 12th, 2010 at 12:42 pm Parikshit Says:

    So all u could notice about NY chicks was short shorts ?? Sudhar ja wahan ;)

  2. On August 12th, 2010 at 5:13 pm bhaiyyu Says:

    Incorrect ! I also noticed that there was no PDA.

  3. On August 16th, 2010 at 1:15 pm apar Says:

    beer costs less. check out the 1020 Bar.

  4. On August 19th, 2010 at 5:44 am bhaiyyu Says:

    Ok :) shall do it soon

  5. On October 16th, 2010 at 10:14 am Lehana Singh Says:

    quite similar feeling after coming to US, 2 months ago at UNC-Kenan Flagler Business School.

    Interesting blog…………

    Regarding phone ?? – Which connection plan are you talking of??

  6. On October 16th, 2010 at 10:36 am bhaiyyu Says:

    Thank you. I took Metro PCS. I suggest you spend $10 more/month and take an I phone.

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