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.