The whole object of travel is not to set foot on foreign land; it is at last to set foot on one’s own country as a foreign land.” – G.K. Chesterton

Monday, 26 January 2009

Lunar New Year of the Ox

Gong Xi Fa Cai! Today marks the first day of the Chinese New Year, and I'd like to wish everyone a very happy and prosperous Year of the Ox!

We had a very small celebration - just the three of us - yesterday with lunch at a Chinese restaurant in Roppongi Hills. The food was very good, and we were pleasantly surprised to find out how family-friendly Roppongi Hills centre is! Despite the fact we often come to Roppongi Hills whenever we want reliable and fairly authentic international cuisine, or just to watch a movie, I'd never noticed so many families with children at the Hills before, but I guess that's probably because we weren't in that demographic before. There's even a "family room" on the 2nd basement level of the Hillside part, where we bumped into a couple who'd taken the same birthing preparation class four months ago. In our brief encounter yesterday, we discovered just how much we share in common. They're also a mixed Caucasian-Asian couple like us, their son was born only two days after Zak, who also weighed in above 4kg at birth. The guy also works in the same field as Rob and they live close to us! We'll definitely keep in touch and hang out with them :)

I will write the review and post up the photos of our lunch when I have the time to later in the week.

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