I felt horrible looking at the poor lobster and crab in the tank, but had already walked out of another restaurant because there were children in it, and had no desire to go back out into the cold. Does this mean that I hate children more than I love animals?
I went to Chinatown on a freezing cold day with the intention of strolling around, eating a cheap lunch and trying to imagine living in China. But due to someone having a heart attack or jumping in front of a train or a child getting stuck in the doors, the train got me there about an hour later than I expected.
The food was okay. I always try to get something new wherever I go, and sometimes I am disappointed. If I would have stayed at the restaurant with the kids, I could have had a jellyfish appetizer.
The restaurant was empty, so I ate and watched Chinese TV. There was a young lady wearing an evening gown and a tiara telling us about some current events…(maybe?), a travel show called “In Search of Travel Wonders” about Australia filmed in 2002, and a soap opera-ish show in some tonal Asian language I couldn’t understand with Chinese subtitles. Did they have the subtitles on because the show was in a different dialect? There was also a commercial with a tree/Ent thing doing aerial acrobatics like Spiderman through the city. The Ent-thing actually had some of the same moves. What could they possibly have been selling?
Feeling sufficiently disoriented, I then focused on eating as much as I could and went out again into the cold cold weather.
I got a huge bag of (broken) fortune cookies for one dollar!
It was really cold so I ducked into a few souvenir shops.
This lamp post had notices all in Chinese characters.
When it’s warmer, I’m definitely going back.