Wednesday, October 5th, Day 20
Woke up late (11am) after a good night’s sleep. It was cooler today, but I stayed inside.
Searched for vegetarian restaurants in Chengdu.
Searched for Sichuan recipes (including one for sweet red bean buns 豆沙包 dou sha bao).
Sent e-mails to Reed College alums in China.
Sent e-mails to Chengdu restaurant reviewers for vegetarian restaurants.
Oh, and I forgot, I had a visitor: 一只老鼠: After I cleaned up the kitchen from dinner I turned off the light but left the kitchen door open to cool off the apartment. I set myself down at my desk in the living room to work on my blog. About 2 a.m. I heard the crinkle of plastic . I tip-toed over to the kitchen, and turned on the light. Nothing. Then, all of the sudden, a rat ran from under the sink, out the door, and hop-hop-hop-jumped off my balcony.
I had to smile. It was right out of the movie, Ratatouille. He was cute, but rats in an apartment building are a bad idea, so I’ll tell the manager tomorrow. It will give me a chance to remind her that the TV still isn’t working, and the light over my sink is out.