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Do You Want To Be Famous?
Because I’ve been living here for almost five years now, I tend to forget what kind of place NYC is. It’s where fantasy keeps meeting reality. The longer you live here, the more “...

Double Standard – Why Are Women Treated Differently?
I had a situation that I wrote about on Facebook, but I want to write more about it, because there is more to it.  So there was a guy, a customer of mine who I had met maybe three times, who&n...

Why Having a Boyfriend Will Not Make You Happy?
When I was a teenage girl (that is one week ago… just kidding), my biggest dream was to have a boyfriend. Especially since a weekly column called “Love Story” from “Bravo&r...

What Happens Once You Stop Caring If People Like You?
What happens once you stop caring if people like you…? It’s simple – your life starts changing. Yes, it’s that huge. One day I realized that it happened to me – that ...

Men and Sex
What is it that men want when it comes to sex…? The thing is: they want to have everything. Including a virgin. That’s the funniest part. I didn’t have a lot of sex in my life (c...

The Most Annoying American Family
I must say, I’m so fed up with these fake images and fake lives that are all over social media now. And there is one family that makes me especially angry. You’ve p...

Step 53 - Do You Have A Choice?
I believe I have already written about what I am about to say in this post, but I’ll be coming back to the subject, because it’s really important. I notice more and more often that we ge...

Step 52 - Don’t Assume (Or In Another Words, Don’t Judge)
We’re all guilty of it. We judge. And even if you say or think that you don’t, I have bad news for you – yes, you do. We all classify people based on our knowledge of the...

Stereotypes. Have Enough Class To Not Say Anything
I wrote about stereotypes already, but the longer I live here, the more I see that not much is changing in this matter. Living in NY will help you learn more about other cultures, but it doesn&rsq...

What’s My Health Plan For 2018?
I want to share with you my health plan for this year. I don’t know if it works out. I will be experimenting and see what would work for me – and what would be the results in December 20...

Americans’ Dirty Secret
It’s a very difficult topic, but since I really want to write about it, I’m now taking a risk. I’ve been living here for almost five years – and if I combined that period wit...

My Jobs in NY
I wrote about jobs in New York already – about how I believe that there is no job that you should be ashamed of. Let me tell you about my job experience here in a bit more detail. As soon as...
2016-12-04 Living in NY

Holiday Season Is On… Yet Again

It’s amazing how they force the holiday season onto us here! There was still one week of November left when I walked into a bank and there were Christmas songs on. Calm down, people. This is what they do over here – the turkey leftovers are still on the table and they already turn Christmas season on. The Christmas trees came to town – they are already everywhere in the city &n
2016-11-21 Living in NY

Why Did We Wake Up Sad on Wednesday Morning?

It’s been almost two weeks now, so it’s time to move on. We had the presidential election on Tuesday, November 8th and I this date will cut a deep mark on America’s body and psyche. What happened? Donald Trump won – and to say that many people didn’t expect it at all would be an understatement. Most people here in NYC, were just devastated. I watched the results wi
2016-11-08 Living in NY

We All Look the Same, or: What Would New Yorker buy?

When I first moved to NY, I thought everyone here was entirely unique and that literally everyone looked different. The longer I live here, the more I think we all look the same. I’m not talking about the skin color, hair type, or face of course. I’m talking about the way we dress. I already wrote on Just Like NY about two basic colors New Yorkers love – black and white –
2016-10-14 Living in NY

Polish People in NYC

There is this sentence I’ve been hearing from Polish people ever since I got to NY (please, don’t get angry, my dear compatriots): “I didn’t come here to meet Polish people”. What’s more, my answer to a question: “Are you dating any Polish guys?”, usually was the exact same one. Where does it come from? When we decide to immigrate to a different co
2016-09-02 Living in NY

3 years of Just Like NY

Suddenly, it’s been three years since I started Just Like NY. I was thinking recently how great would it be to do only this for a living: write and explore NY every day. But it’s impossible right now. Sometimes someone says to me: “Hey, I can see you are still running your website”, and this never fails put a smile on my face, because for me it’s obvious that &ndash
2016-08-25 Living in NY

Matcha Latte Groove

I remember when I moved to NYC, I made a bit fun of all those women who always buy green tea or matcha latte, shop at Whole Foods (a bit expensive store with healthy food) or Trader’s Joe(cheaper version of Whole Foods – I really recommend it). And now, 3 years later, I’m one of them too. True, I haven’t ordered Matcha Latte yet, but I feel this moment is coming. Consider
2016-08-17 Living in NY

Demanding (and Judgmental) Dogs in NYC.

I’m lucky enough to have friends in NYC who own dogs and ask me to take care of them once in a while. And every time I do it, I’m amused by the observation I get to make.   You ought to know that us New Yorkers love their dogs (I mentioned that at Just Like NY before) and even if the conditions that we live in are not the most suitable for having a dog, many of us decide to h
2016-08-15 Living in NY

Why New Yorkers Don’t Like Tourists

HOUSE OF YES There are several reasons. 1. Because tourists walk too slow, or they have no clue on how to walk in general. When we’re walking over here and the person in front of us is walking in a strange tempo (I mean – a slow one), not even trying to pass other people, we know we’re dealing with a tourist. And of course we’re irritated that “they can’t e

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