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January 7, 2009

2009 Times Square Countdown

New York / USA

Where were you during the Countdown party a week ago? My sis and her friend had a “happening” new year eve at Times Square in New York city. They took some pics and videos among an estimated one million of people. However, the duo gave up after waiting for 6 hrs at 8plus in the night due to the coldness and nature’s calling; it was hard to squeeze back into the crowd once you left your area. Some even brought bottles to pee there… She said her feet were numb and when she walked away, she could feel pain in her bones. Gosh! She thought she didn’t wear enough clothing. I guess Asians like us from hot and humid countries like Singapore can’t stand the cold well.

Check out the photos and videos below.

Eyewear 2009.

Lots of NY police officers at Times Square to maintain order and peace during the New Year’s eve 2009 countdown party. Chaos can’t be tolerated in such a huge crowd should anything happen.

Have you watched “seven pounds”? Will Smith is my favourite actor!

Share with you lots of photos and video taken from Times Square when we were there in 2007.

I never thought that it requires great strength and perseverance to countdown at Times Square!

Contributor: Kelly Khong

21 Comments Leave your comment

  • dong ho said on January 7, 2009 3:04 pm

    wow! superbly exciting to witness the new year there! thanks for bringing us with you.

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 4:08 pm

    @dong ho: now then I know it’s not easy to countdown at Times Square due to the bitter cold weather for tropical creatures like us. hehe

  • Zara said on January 7, 2009 6:12 pm


    Its looked very happening there!!

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 6:13 pm

    @Zara: haha! the billboards are definitely more attractive there than what you see in those pics here.

  • calvin said on January 7, 2009 6:39 pm

    at last…..im able to view your site. didnt know what happened. anyways, i hope its still not too late to say happy new year… :)

  • Pei Li said on January 7, 2009 8:49 pm

    Yea hope you have a great year ahead of you! Why did you say not yet anyway? Lol.

  • eunice said on January 7, 2009 9:21 pm

    @calvin: I see! Sorry about that! I wonder was it due to the snowing effect at my blog, I removed it recently and hope now it’s working fine.

    @Peili: Ha! Yeah, :( But ok ler… tomorrow will be better haha!

  • leafless said on January 8, 2009 2:38 am

    “I guess Asians like us from hot and humid countries like Singapore can’t stand the cold well.”

    Actually, no one can stand the cold well. My cousin was there as well; she has been ill ever since. :)

  • eunice said on January 8, 2009 10:07 am

    @leafless: Oh dear, hope your cousin gets well soon…

  • Kikey said on January 8, 2009 12:39 pm

    i went there countdown too..

    just post it,

  • Borneo Falcon said on January 8, 2009 3:08 pm

    New York reminds me of Donald Trump, Trump Tower and Central Park.

  • nepoleon said on January 9, 2009 10:22 pm

    hi found u from my friends blog.thought of adding u in my blogs friends list wat do u say abt it.forgot abt the comment.ur blog looks nice and interesting.u have gud photo sense..u have nice pictures.happy new year!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • adette said on January 9, 2009 10:58 pm

    hi! were back here in Davao City already. It’s school time again…. we enjoyed our christmas vacation a lot……how about you?

  • spoolartist said on January 10, 2009 1:34 am

    its one of my fervent wishes to spend one new year in new york! i’ll tolerate the cold anytime for one big party!

    have an amazing 2009 eunice! more power to you and your great blog!


  • Cecil said on January 10, 2009 2:02 am

    I wish I could be at the real Times Square of NY instead of the Time Square shopping complex in K.L., M’sia :(

  • dong ho said on January 10, 2009 3:57 pm

    all i can say is “WOW!”. one should really experience celebrating it there.

  • Friendz said on January 12, 2009 2:07 am

    hey, wow!! really amazing place…
    wish come there..
    have a nice day!!!

  • eunice said on January 12, 2009 4:22 pm

    @Kikey: yes I saw your post. Nice!!

    @Borneo Falcon: Ha! Agree! I went to Wall st and saw Trump building too!

    @nepoleon: Hey thanks! Belated happy new year!

    @adette: That’s good! Now I am waiting for my Chinese New Year vacation hehe, that’s gonna be on the 26th Jan onwards!

    @spoolartist: Thanks! More power to you! Tolerate the cold and hold ur nature’s calling for hours! hmm

    @Cecil: hahah! u r so funny!!! Still Times Square though hehe

    @dong ho: hmm, but those who came back seem to discourage people to go there for countdown now… hmmmm

    @Friendz: thanks. same to you!

  • dong ho said on January 12, 2009 4:53 pm

    hi eunice, regarding your plan to visit the philippines. just send me an email at i.dongho@gmail.com and ill send you a list of options with photos.

  • eunice said on January 13, 2009 11:13 am

    @Dong ho: Hi!! Sure, thank you!

  • Nathaniel said on December 28, 2009 4:50 pm

    Ha ha. the cold got me. I lasted till like 11pm. and I said forget it and left. saw the ball drop from a TV in a bar. ha ha. how sad is that? This year I’m getting a hotel with a view of the ball and the crowds… doin it in style…

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