Friday, September 19, 2008
we had a fabulous pre-wedding chinese banquet with a fantastically plated 10 course meal at kirin in richmond. i didn't realize till about the third or fourth course that my 50mm lens was indeed capable of taking pictures of my food (i'd kept it tucked away till then because it made everything so much larger than life that you usually have to back way up to take a photo of people). the boy's mom had gifted me the cutest cheongsam i've ever seen, with two lovebirds. a lot of enthusiastic glass clinking happened that night, surprisingly a lot more than at the wedding itself!
i went to the washroom and came back to see this fish on a table where they were plating the meals.
before they let me sit down, one of the guys at my table wrestled my camera out of my hands and made me show him how to make it click continuously....ie 6 shots per second. i thought they were going to clink the glasses for us to kiss, but when i sat down at my chair i saw they had given me the head....with bones splaying out in every direction!
i hopped over to my mom's table, where i gifted her my special plate, which almost sounds very cruel of me, but i know she loves fish heads.
sesame dumpling-ish things. so delicious. i walked around to the tables after the dinner and stole the ones that weren't eaten.