First, I'd just like to say that it's really odd to go to a web site you know -- pick any web site -- and see it covered in Chinese characters. Pick one you know well. Heck, I'll pick my own blog.
- Everyone eats in the company cafeteria every day. It gets quite crowded.
- The food, unlike many company cafeterias in the U.S., is pretty good.
- There were a number of unidentifiable things on my plate today. I took this to be one of those "you must try everything on your plate before you decide you don't like it" type things. I liked everything but one thing, which almost triggered my gag reflex because of the texture. I later found out it was eggplant. The other strange things were something that looked like cooked spinach but tasted like steamed spinach, and something that apparently was fish-based and was shaped like a small fish stick (quite tasty).
- No one has any sort of drink with lunch. This kind of upsets me.
- There is always soup with lunch, often a sweet dessert soup. Today's had a very familiar taste to it, almost like a licorice or root beer kind of flavor. Quite yummy, but unusual for a soup.
- It's quite difficult to eat corn with chopsticks.
- It's even more difficult to eat a chicken leg quarter with chopsticks. I watched my co-worker (and lots of other people) pick it up and chow down, no problem. I confessed that I just am not quite that skilled with the chopsticks. Being the good Texas girl I am, I consider a nice leg quarter finger food. Not the case here! When the two portions of the leg quarter separated, my co-worker picked it up with a napkin to finish eating it.
Which brings me to my next point: these people are a LOT cleaner than us slovenly Americans! I have yet to see (or hear) a woman leave the restroom without washing her hands. And when everyone drops off their plates and silverware (the chopsticks are silver here), there are sinks and everyone washes their hands.