USA Sep 2011 – Day 5
I didn’t do much today besides getting out of bed really late and thinking about what to do and what to eat next. I decided to do some shopping to buy shirts, shoes and other work related attire. Before doing that thought I headed down to chinatown again to see if there was anything else I wanted to eat and also check out little italy which is practically next to each other.
On the subway I witnessed a blatant act of criminality which the perpetrators didn’t really care about who was watching. These two guys came on to the train. One guy sat down and proceeded to take off his shoe and then socks. He then took a small bag from his pocket which we all knew was drugs probably heroin or cocaine. He then put this small packet between his toes, slid the sock back over and then feet tucked back into the shoe. Next he took out a cigarette box, and pulled out a wad of cash and started counting it. This was done inside a carriage of a train with kids, parents and commuters watching. What a brave foot soldier!
I ended up getting another bowl of Pho as I thought when I would get another chance to get this tasty dish back in London as its not the same.
I shopped at JCPenny to see if I could find some cool shirts. It was a bit disappointing as I thought there would be more variety and things to buy. I did buy a few shirts but nothing else. I went to Macy’s which felt a bit like Myers/John Lewis/Harrods all rolled into one. Mostly expensive brand names which I wasn’t really interested so I rode the escalator to every floor to see what was there. I see why women love shoes as Macys has two floors of shoes for women yet only a block of space for men’s shoes.
By the time I had finished shopping I had to rush back to the apartment to drop things off before heading to the Bronx to see a Yankees game. I managed to get some sweet tickets for about $50Us which was great. The last baseball game I seen live was at Wrigley stadium in Chicago. This place had a different feel to it, much bigger and grander than that of Wrigley stadium.
The game went on for about 2 hours and in the midst of it, plenty of hot dogs and beer were consumed, all at inflated prices of course. The Yankees did up winning the match.