Thursday, November 12, 2009

American Pie

I was sent to the United States Of America (USA) recently for work and extended my stay in Washington and Los Angeles.Los Angeles was my first destination, particularly Hollywood for some work and once I finished, I took some time off to do some sightseeing.
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Satellite related matters

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Huge crowds in Universal Studios. I reckon it would be the same for Singapore's version

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Marilyn up to no good

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Hung out on a beach in California

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Pacing the streets of Hollywood at night


I also dropped by the San Diego Zoo, recognized as the world's best zoo after the Kuala Krai Zoo.
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Entrance of San Diego Zoo

and I saw a mountain gorilla and a panda for the first time. I did not take a picture of the mountain gorilla but the moment I set my eyes on one, I froze and was in awe. Somehow, these magnificent creatures cast a spell on you. Now I know how Dian Fossey felt and why she fought for the mountain gorillas.
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Who has panda eyes?

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I took this picture and was pleased with the outcome. Awesome shot isn't it?

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Priscilla, Stephen, Amy and Jeff, I've registered your names as requested. You will be receiving a confirmation mail from the centre soon

I dropped by Washington for a bit and visited the most powerful house in the world- The White House.
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White house

Ironically, there is also a White House in Kota Bharu, Kelantan and I think better and wiser decisions were made in this nasi berlauk coffee shop.
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Kota Bharu's White House

National Geographic's headquarters was around the corner and I swear I thought I saw Dr Bob Ballard(He found the Titanic).
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Nat Geog's HQ


I also hung around the Lincoln Memorial, Capitol Hill and the Washington Monument. If you watch movies like National Treasure or any government agency related themes, you'll see these monuments all the time.
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Lincoln Memorial

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Washington Monument

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Blue blue sky

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To those who know me well, you all know what my basic human rights are

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What a grouch!!Sesame Street's 40th Anniversary


What can I say about America? I guess America is an alright place to visit but if you like cultural surroundings, America's not the destination. What I'm trying to say here is that we have buildings in Malaysia that have existed even before America was founded, hence America does not really have an enriching culture to absorb.

3 comments :

Sze Hong said...

Nice post! Make me think of my short 10-day training trip in US back in 2004. Wish I could visit US again.

asnida said...

Nice photos, like reading your blog, selalu reduce my level of stress

Hui Gee said...

Haha i like your comments abt the zoos and white houses. Indeed. :)
Great post!