1. The Chinese seem to be the best in the world at putting things on sticks. On my walk home today, I saw meat products, fruit, candy, etc. all on sticks. Jello has not yet been mastered, but I hear the government has a 5-year plan to solve that problem. Also, being good at putting things on sticks, does not mean you are good at making the sticks.
2. If the new girl working at Baskin-Robbins has anything to say about it, I now have some hope for customer service in China. Seeing that I seem to always pick two scoops of chocolate, she took it upon herself to give me a third free scoop of chocolate chip to help me expand my culinary horizons. Unfortunately, due to an allergy to vanilla extract, she could have put me into anaphylactic shock. Sorry, just kidding, I'm not allergic to vanilla...
3. Why are there so many manholes in Beijing?
4. If you change the name of your restaurant from "Charming Baby Club" to "Jimmy's Western Bar and Grill" and then to "Jimmy's Thai Restaurant," I'm going to walk away thinking your business has absolutely no focus. When the executive manager comes over to my table to invite me to come back and listen to their late night rock/pop/reggae/jazz/blues/dance band, you're just going to further prove my point. Also, if you want to attract foreigners to your restaurant either put it in a place that has more laowai foot traffic, or actually learn how to cook. Your food sucks and I'm glad I told you so.
5. How is it I end up singing a ridiculously large number of Billy Joel and boy band songs whenever I end up going to a karaoke? And should I be worried about that?