Scribbling from the West Coast

1. Those who say there's no place like New York are definitely the typical disilussioned New Yorkers. Go to San Francisco -- it has everything New York does, except the filthy subways.

2. San Franciscans must be the healthiest people in the world -- or at least in the US. Those fattening snacks will be washed away by the hilly streets!

3. You'll never get bored in San Francisco. NEVER. You'll only get exhausted.

4. Learn French or Swahili or Icelandic before you travel with fellow Indonesians there (make sure ALL of you master at least the basic conversation in those languages). You think you can make nasty comments about people around you in Bahasa Indonesia? Wait until you hear some of them talking back to you in Javanese.

5. LA is the most hyperbolized city. While most people might associate it with grandeur and glamour, I find it boring. Too much hype, I think. In fact, it only reminds me of Jakarta, especially after I got stuck in the worst traffic jam on the freeway! Traffic jams on freeway?????

6. Hollywood lives up to its reputation. As the movie production mecca, I mean. Faux all the way. Yeah, you can tell, I hate it. Sorry, Angelians (double apology if I just made the wrong address. How do you wish to be referred to, anyway?).

9 comments:

Silverlines said...

I so envy youuuuu !!!

mellyana said...

I though #4 only for visiting Netherlands

Memento said...

i've never been to LA or SF but i've similar attitudes to yours about the aforementioned cities :)

i wish SF was in the east coast so it'll 'only' take me about 6 hours to get there instead of... hmm... must be about 12 hours or so :p

hope you're having a fab time! :)

Anonymous said...

hellow mbak Lenje..
kalo los angeles kayak jakarta...lha suroboyo piye? ono gak pasangannya ndek ngamerika?
heheheheheh..

gracie

yang punya said...

silverlines: sorry dear, i didn't mean to show off. just can't help it :D. you're not missing THAT much in LA, anyway :p.

melly: i bet so! the bright side is, there is so many good food for the asian taste :).

memento: sometimes being in the atlantic side sucks, doesn't it? are u planning to come here again?

gracie: hei jeng! pa kabar? long time no see! suroboyo... hm.. musti keliling amrik beneran (terutama di daerah barat,hehehe...). tapi suroboyo lak wis "sodaraan" (aka sister city) karo seattle :D.

Memento said...

well, actually... yeah! :D

soon but not gonna be as long as my trip in spring. it was a result from having an impulsive kick plus a random offer of 50% off flight fares! (i know i shouldn't be proud of my carbon footprint but hey... :p)

yang punya said...

Memento: no kidding? Soon as when? I'll be leaving this country early April, will your trip be before that? (I kinda doubt it, who would travel to the US in winter???) And which part here that you're planning to visit? 50% off flight fares? Ouch! Any chance that I can get that too? Hehehe...

MACCHIATO said...

« LA is the most hyperbolized city. While most people might associate it with grandeur and glamour, I find it boring. Too much hype, I think. In fact, it only reminds me of Jakarta, especially after I got stuck in the worst traffic jam on the freeway! Traffic jams on freeway?????»

Freeway-nya 14 lane pula!
eheh, salam kenal.
unmacchiato.blogspot.com

yang punya said...

(un)macchiato: wahahahahh.. betuuull.. pasti udah pernah ke sana. sebel juga ya sama si freeway macet keparat itu? oya, salam kenal juga! :)