Last night I had dinner with a Chinese friend who I have known for about 15 years. Even though she no longer works with me we have remained in touch through the years. I always contact her when I will be traveling to Shanghai and we also keep in touch through WeChat.
Last night we were finally able to get together for a meal. We decided to eat at a restaurant across from my hotel. This is the same restaurant that I share pictures from in my post: A Chinese Feast for the Eyes
I really like this wall that has Blue Willow plates hanging on the wall. I could have taken a picture from straight in front of the wall, but decided that the view from where I was sitting would be more interesting.
My friend brought her three year old daughter with her. I had last seen her a couple years ago, so it was nice to see how much she had grown. We got off to a rocky start as she was afraid of my beard. However, we soon got along very well and we had a lot of fun.
My friend was surprised as to how much English her daughter knew. Not the vocabulary, but the grammar. She watches a lot of English language cartoons and TV shows and has picked up the grammar on her own.
She had always just asked questions in English that needed a one of two word response. Like “What color is an apple?” However, when she started to talk to me in full sentences it was surprising to her.
The dish above was a beef dish. I am not sure what the beef strips were coated in, but they were very delicious.
We also had a very nice fish. I always like the presentation of The Whole Fish.
Now I am waiting to go to the airport. My flight is delayed by more than four hours, so I have plenty of time to get there. I think that there is much more to do at the airport though so will leave sooner than later.
Hopefully I will be home early enough on Saturday to get to the library. I have four books on hold that I need to pick up.