The Windy City

“… Chicago divided your heart. Leaving you loving the joint for keeps. Yet knowing it never can love you.”
―Nelson Algren, Chicago: City on the Make

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Guest Writer–Natalie Ong

Just had an amazing weekend with my friends in Chicago. The metropolitan city definitely surprised me with its eclectic character. There is a solid modernity in the city that is embellished by many Beaux-Arts buildings, giving Chicago an romantic old time infusion. Walking through the city, I incessantly marveled at architectural wonders that decorates the city’s skyline. Moreover, Mother Nature blessed this wonderfully busy city with peace and serenity. A crystal clear river flows through the heart of the city center. The contrast of civilization and nature is strikingly beautiful. As I explored the Windy City I couldn’t stop but dub it as the Paris of the States.

As for what furthers my admiration for this culturally rich city is the fact that Chicago dwellers hold “eat well, drink better and have fun” close to heart. Restaurants and bars sprawls over the city, emitting nothing but good food, good drinks and more importantly, good vibes.

But it is true. Even the most beautiful cities have no power to impress were it not for great company. What good are memories when they are not full of joy and laughter?



An amazing blog by my friend Lesley Suen:



3 thoughts on “The Windy City

  1. Natalie – lovely piece of writing sums up our memories in Chicago!

    To us, to our memories – ““Chicago happened slowly, like a migraine. First they were driving through countryside, then, imperceptibly, the occasional town became a low suburban sprawl, and the sprawl became the city.”
    ― Neil Gaiman, American Gods

    Cheers to you two, and thanks for the link to my blog!

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