August 06, 2005

நியுயார்க்க சுத்தி காட்ட போறேன்..........















Qn : Its fun to get around NYC time and again with relatives/friends...

1.YES
2.NO

Relative's : Uncle/Aunt ,Thaatha/Paati ,Thoorathu Mama's/Athai's....
Friend's : Friend ,Friend's Friend ,Friend's Friend's Friend ......

Pona vaaram ,naan romba busy-Not at work ,but donning the role of a guide,photographer for the visitors.

Last Tuesday night,I got a phone call from my uncle.....

BB :Prabhu, Naanga thursday morning NewYork varom.....
Me : (quiet)
BB :Enna ,weekday nu paakuriya....nee leave potudu....
Me :Whoa !! What a suggestion !! (Ippo thaan LOP'la India poitu vanthen..Hmm)

Vera vazhi illai..Dharma sankatamaana nilai..

BB :Manhattan-ku car-la pogalaama..?
Me: Yes, If you can afford to pay approx $20 /Hour as parking charges....
BB: Oh..Train-la pogalaam

BB listed 100 many sites that he knew thru hear-say and wanted to visit everything in one day..
Me :Just not possible to appreciate the greatness of this city in a day !!

A tourist's view of NYC differs from the one that works in NYC :The walks thru' those bustling crowd every day ,looking at the tall buidlings ,Crossing the road even before the traffic light turns green in a NewYork minute ,etc etc....Namma Makkal-ukku idhu pudhu anubhavam.... Ooru suthi paarka oru Train Map irunthaal pothum..But they think,they might get lost....

The visitors insist on seeing the city attractions. In the past 3 yrs , i would have guided people to Statue of Liberty ~ 20 times ,Niagara falls~8 times ,numerous walks thru lower manhattan , Empire buildings, mid town, china town ,little italy,Times Square ,Central Park ,and almost all places of attraction here..a regular ritual for me..Is anyone there joining ranks with me ??


All said, Its indeed a varied experience everytime ,visiting the same places ,but with different people...

I LOVE NY .

Anyways,Am seriously thinking of taking up a job offer in Alaska..Live myself with Bears and Beers...U know wha'am sayin' ??

25 comments:

Prabu Karthik said...

"Anyways,Am seriously thinking of taking up a job offer in Alaska.."

ROTFL:))

naanum apdi lam yosichiruken. pesama amazon kaatuku poidalaamnh thonum

appuram angey pona arisi upuma laam kedikuma nu doubt varum...

then i will start liking madras

keerthi said...

hold your plans.

will come to US next year. take me to manhattan in car.. LOP or whatever..

be my guide to all the places you mentioned.. :)

Vinesh said...

Adengappa,
May Maadham padathule, I can remember the "Madrasa Suthi Kaatta poren" song... imagining you going around NY like that :-)

sophie said...

lovely experience...ha ha

ethu paravaelle...
oorlerunthu relatives vanthu T.nagar shopping pokanumnu solluvanga...
apuram avanga veetla vela saiure velekarangallukellam thuni edukanummnu solluvanga...
saravana tan cheapnu solluvanga...

ayyoioo....nan varele entha vilayatukku...

Chakra Sampath said...

oorukku ooru vaasapadi... err.. oorukku ooru tourist attraction.. few years back, I got really bored of taking ppl around London..

when some of my friends came, I just told them where to go, which train to take and left them to roam around... buckingham palace enna pillayar kovil aa, appo appo poi suthittu varradhukku..

could understand what u r saying. :)

Einsteinophile said...

So kadasiyaa enna panna???

Jeevan said...

Relatives kuda ponathu nalla irunthutha?

WA said...

I like it when people come over!

Ganesh said...

Prabhu
DC pakkam vandha sollu,
idhe kadhai dhaan ;)

sukhanya said...

am new to ur blog...but well... Im joining ranks with you too... me also a tourist guide of NYC ;)(did we meet when you came with your uncle's friend's sister's daughter's friend to show her arnd NYC???)

am sick and tired of doing tourist job of NYC but still I like NYC ;)

wish i can get a job in alaska too...unga pakathu seat in office gaaliya?? bears parthu bayam irukaaadhu (after seeing you :P) and beer naatham pidikadhu ( so no competition in drinking your beers ;)

take care
sukku

Venky Krishnamoorthy said...

Prabhu, I am visiting NY. Can you take me around? ..

Anyways, I have a similar experience with Niagara falls. I have lost count of the number of times I have taken my friends / relatives to Niagara falls. Seems it is a "MUST SEE" place.

Anand Prabhu said...

Adengappa!! I too live in NY and I have had the same experience :) I have been to almost all palces atleast three times and visitng them in a single day is pretty much freaky:) anyway its a different experience

Narayanan Venkitu said...

Please don't move Prabhu...I am planning to visit NY soon.! Alaska can wait...But please do let me know...We are also planning a trip to Alaska soon.!!!

True..True..been there done that.!!

monu said...

u must have had fun!!
great...
nalla reel reelaa suthirupeengale??
enna guide a koopittaa naan athu thaan pannuven!
:)

viji said...

Guide velai...ore alternate career options irukku po!!
Will keep u informed whn i visit ur plc :-)
hey...&happy Friendship day

ioiio said...

U bet.. Naan vandhu 10 maasathula idhoda oru 6-7 dhadavai Statue of Liberty poi aachu..

Kodumai ennannaa vara yaarum entrance fee kuduthu ullaiye melaiyo poga maattaanga.. Apdiye road sidela ninnu paaakka guide vera..

Naan neraiya dhadavai kaduppu aayirukken

Lumbergh-in-training said...

thambee, kaivasam oru thozil ready-a irukke?

Munimma said...

Tell me about it! We lived in Orlando for some time. Dropping off people at the disney entrances was a couple of hours commute and we refused to do so after sometime. We gave them bus timings or rental car office phone numbers ;-)

But do let me know when you move to Alaska, I heard it is a beautiful place to visit :-)

vee-jay said...

Adengappa!!! hello

capriciously_me said...

cha...ippo dhaana vandhuttu ponen...neenga irukaradhu theriyaama poche :P

Me too said...

Sir, sir! We have not yet seen NYC too(NJ-vile irukkara relatives visit-leye long weekend mudinjidudhu!). List-le enga perai pottukonga!!

Somu said...

I envy u so much.

Naan liberty statue paarthathey illa theriyumaa... Neenga ? 25 times ? hmmm !!! ;o))))

duh said...

Dude, I dont agree with what you've got to say... I agree it is a bore for the guide...

But, visitors have to see only these regular NYC places... what's the point in seeing the "many other places" you have mentioned??? I saw the pics you have posted... they seem like just any other beautiful scenic place in the US... dont get me wrong.. I am not trying to undermine the beauty of this place... but, I was in Oregon for 3 years... there is some place like this at every exit of the highway.... I think to experience NYC... ppl have to go to NYC...

NYC is a world of its own....

Sundar Narayanan said...

was living in troy new york.. know the number of times i have visited niagra ??

was so sick that when i got married and had to take my wife there, i told her to go see the damn thing by herself..

:(

i have gone to the golden gate bridge at least 40-50 times!!!

nee irukkennu theriyaama pochche..last year, mother in law-va un kooda niagara pakka amichchiruppene !!

Slice Of Life said...

me too have gone red fort and qutub minar in new delhi many tiems as i have to guide the visitors from relatives and friends form chennai...
part of life....though it is boring
uma

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