It is the most crowded, most energetic and absolutely most global city we've ever been to. Two and half days was too short for us to really taste the Big Apple. To anyone that has never been there, NYC can be both strange and familiar because he/she must have seen it millions of time through all medias before he/she really gets there: The Statue of Liberty is destroied in "Indepence Day"; Meg Ryan and Tom Hanks finally met each other at the top the Empire State Building in "Sleepless in Seattle"; People watch the broadcast from Fallen through the huge LCD at Time Square in "Transformers: Revenge of the Fallen"; Phoebe and Rachel jog in the Central Park in "Friends".
Other than seeing the greatness of NYC, we did have a wonderful time with Fei's friends, Danchun & Hai Huang. Their kind and considerate hospitality made us a comfortable stay in NYC although it was a little pity that DouDou was sent back to China. Another exciting part of this trip was the dinner we had in Flushing. Any Chinese student understands how hard and how attractive to have authentic Chinese cuisine in US. We went to two restaurants of different styles: one provides the dim sum and the other one specilizes in Szechuan flavour. After leaving the LA for a whole year, i finanlly had some real Chinese food.