Look Up, Look Near, Look Far, Luk Yuen
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Saturday was a special day. I had to go for my seminar with National Geographic and that meant that Mitzi was on her own from 8 to 5. So, yes, she had the camera for the whole day and most of the shots you see on this blog entry are hers. :)
My first experience to have started liking eating Chinese food outside of home is eating in Luk Yuen. For some reason, I never trusted eating out, much less eating anything Chinese. (now, I eat Chinese food anytime anywhere, except for siopao).
I almost grew up in Binondo as I spent tagging along my mom in her work that took her to Ylaya, Juan Luna and Divisoria. She would be eating out in Binondo and chances are I would too. But of course I ate the all familiar pancit and was always wary of what is inside those bread baskets that have steam coming out on the sides. Nowadays, I'd be the first one to invite to eat out in Chinatown.
After my seminar, the only thing we had in mind was that we were famished. Unanimously we wanted to have something from Chinatown. Being the oldest Chinatown outside of China, San Francisco's was one of the best ones. And we weren't disappointed.
A few paces from Chinatown, in fact, just a block away is Little Italy. So it was perfect time to have good coffee, after a good meal. What a perfect combo!
Before we made the decision to eat out at 10pm, the highlight of the night was the purchase of a new Mac :) woohoo... no more cracked display. I got the all-green environment friendly MacBook unibody. What a memorable purchase! Only a few hundred kilometers from Apple's head office in Cupertino, and from one of the better Apple Stores pa, this became my biggest souvenir from this trip :)
I had Apple copy all the files from the cracked Mac to the new Mac. So now I have 90 more GB of diskspace, a faster computer and faster graphics performance.
Just like Chinese food, there was a time that I couldn't imagine using a Mac, now I am hooked for life, like Dimsum and that beach ball on a Mac, I can't get enough.
One thing hasn't changed, I still don't eat siopao though.
Slideshow of Day 3 - the whole day here