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Catching up

24 Jan

After tuition (a bit thin on the ground at this time of the year, I’m afraid) I decided yesterday to wander up to Oxford Street, not having been there for quite a time. I dropped into The Shift but saw no-one I really knew, and of the few I did no-one I really wanted to talk to. I did see someone that could have been Adrian, though I have never met Adrian in the flesh; but I was probably wrong. (No, they don’t all look the same. 😉 I am sure it wasn’t M, who is after all in Argentina right now, nor was it the Fujian lad I had just been tutoring.) Time was around 5.30 pm.

So I walked further and encountered Bandjalung artist Andy, whom I had not seen since Lord Malcolm’s memorial service last year, sitting with a couple of others outside The Stonewall — reviews there, but not their website which killed my IE7 and is the object of malware warnings from Google and Finjian. So I sat down with him for a while, and then we went on to The Flinders. Good conversation, and only three beers. (I am more and more a very moderate drinker. My last visit to the pub was with The Rabbit a couple of weeks ago, and I hardly ever drink at home.)

As it was getting past dinner time I called in at Chinese Whisper in Surry Hills for some Mongolian Beef, steamed rice and the wonderful Dragon Well (long jin) Tea.

A rare excursion for me these days. The Flinders, by the way, is where I first met Lord Malcolm, about whom see this time last year.

There was quite genuine sadness around about the death of Heath Ledger, and little gossip on the subject.



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2 responses to “Catching up

  1. Adrian

    January 24, 2008 at 1:29 pm

    No, not me. (Who is this imposter??)

    If you ever do see me, please do come up and say hi — if I don’t say hello first.

     
  2. ninglun

    January 24, 2008 at 3:13 pm

    No worries, Adrian; I will. The reason I didn’t speak to your double: I thought it if had been you, you would probably have done just that — said hello first.

     
 
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