i have to admit, one of the perks about leaving for PC in a few weeks is the sheer generosity i have been greeted with!
when people (strangers and friends alike) find out about this, there has been interesting benefits ranging from having an entire evening's worth of drinks paid for by a stranger (an interesting story) to the loads of food and beer/wine that was brought to my going-away party. i've gotten gifts, cards, checks, free drinks, entire meals; my goodness i feel a little guilty i'm leaving for only two years. these past few weeks i have done nothing but accept the generosity and support from others and i am sooooo incredibly grateful. you all know the way to my heart is through fine food and good drink and boy, my stomach is showing the appreciation. thank you thank you thank you!
for example, tonight my parents took me out to dinner for a a meal of lightly fried silk tofu & cucumber, soft-shell crab (which might just be my absolute favorite food in the world), mongolian lamb, broiled flounder, lo mein, beef stew, and chinese watercress with garlic from hot wok cafe (217 clarksville road, west windsor; 609-716-8983). and of course, we split a bottle of chardonnay. (i wish leanne hadn't missed it!!) i definitely feasted my heart out. (we are good friends with the owners and they always treat us great.) the best part of the meal came when we asked for the check and my uncle kang (same last name but not a real uncle) opened his arms wide and told us it was on the house because this will probably be the last time i see him for a while and he wants to fatten me up for fat reserves.
one of the kindest gestures i have ever received.
a lot of posting lately.
feeling chatty, i guess.