* Just at a restaurant seated by a small family (granny and gramps with daughter and son-in-law). Granny was obsessed with finding the coolest seat in the palce, so they changed tables nearly three times and then she dragged the fan right up behind me. So funny.
* "When the style elf meets the Style coffee, happiness happens." -- Humanistic Cafe', Wenxin Rd.
* Ahh, how I sometimes wish I were still illiterate in Chinese. E.g., A couple weeks ago I read in the newspaper about a wife, overcome with both guilt for her 10-year affair and the fear that their new baby might not be her husband's, smashing her baby against a wall and then, seeing it was not dead yet, stabbing it 51 times. If memory and reading comprehension serves. A couple years ago I would have seen the gory photo and a bunch of difficult characters, and just directed my attention elsewhere. Now, however, I can explore the gory photo by way of all those comprehensible characters. Ignorance is bliss?
* Norman Doidge's The Brain That Changes Itself is astounding! Daniel Tammet's Embracing the Wide Sky is also extremely good.