Monday, January 02, 2006

A Little Heart

Amy and I took Jada to dim sum in Chinatown today. Dim sum translates to “a little heart,” which is not what they serve but how what they consider the meal to be: sharing of one another in community. Indeed, especially on a holiday, the place was packed with people of all ages, enjoying food and family and fun in a setting that though bustling and boisterous was somehow also intimate and serene. It was a real authentic experience, one that Amy and I enjoyed immensely, as did Jada. She also liked the food, opening wide for the “giam gwei” (Taiwanese pronunciation, I don’t know how to say it in Mandarin or English). Good times.
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