sábado, febrero 25, 2006

My parents don't visit so I live vicariously through others.

My housemate Tom and his father. His parents arrived in Santiago today (from England). We went out for dinner across the street from this place, at a rather nice Chilean restaurant. This is their son's first out-of-the-country stint. He's been in Santiago for 4 months and already they have come to visit. I lived in Singapore for 3 years and my parents never saw heads or tails of the place. I think it's safe to assume Chile will be no different. Ma, Dad, look - other people can do it! And their flight was longer than yours would be!

I asked them to pose in front of this sign for a reason. It is on my top 10 list of funny/racist Chinese restaurant signs in Santiago and I have always wanted a picture. Mark the yellow face, enormous teeth, and sly, slanty eyes. Other favorites of mine include Hong Man (What were they thinking?!), Los Buenos Chinos (The Good Chinese People - because you certainly wouldn't want to eat the stuff cooked by the other kind.), and Yu-Lung (My lung? What?? With noodles??).