Today, I’m going to write about food. I am not a picky eater and I am certainly not a foodie (definition: ardent or refined taste in food, as in a gourmet eater) like a lot of my friends. Every now and then, though, I do get a craving like today: I just had to have sashimi. So, Ms. Kao and I went to this Japanese fast food place that is relatively cheap but tasty. They sell a small plate of sashimi for a reasonable price, so I ended up getting 3 orders of the salmon and 1 order of the marlin, plus I had a California roll and a lobster sushi. The hot tea that complemented the meal was just perfect. I came away very satisfied. What a way to get my fix!

If anyone is wondering how the movie went last night (this is for you, Eric), it won’t make it to my top ten favorite movies, but it was certainly worth watching. The costume design, graphics, and fantastical creatures were amazing. They kept me glued to the screen (even though my 3D glasses were just too heavy for my nose that I had to hold it up with my hand practically the whole time). I think the Queen of Hearts was the most memorable character for me — she was not only well-acted, but she was distinctive and very colorful. The movie is not as dark as I thought it would be; in fact, I think it is rather family-friendly. I was confused half the time because even though I recognized the characters from the book, I did not realize until towards the end that the movie is NOT the book, but a projection into Alice’s older self, not as a little girl but a young woman. I would still recommend this movie for its wonderful imagery and attention to details!

3 Responses to “Sashimi”

  1. Shirls says:

    Man… the sushi sounds good. Where is the restaurant by the way?
    Alice and the Wonderland… I may be watching it in May. I don’t know. One of my friend’s birthday is approaching, and she invited me to watch this movie. By the way, how much was the ticket?

  2. Yvette says:

    I want to know about the restaurant too! 😀

  3. mbcohao says:

    The restaurant is right inside the Carrefour in Jingqiao. It’s called Sushi Express and they sell all kinds of sashimi for 6 RMB a plate. The servings are reasonable. Actually, most everything there is 6 kuai a plate.

    As for the ticket for Alice in 3D, I watched it in Puxi at 7:50 p.m. which is the discount price, and it was only 50 RMB, but to “rent” the 3D glasses, you have to put out 100 RMB (which you get back when you leave after the movie).

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