Sunday, June 3, 2007
A Confession to Make
I have a confession to make.
After over six weeks in Beijing, I succumbed to the power of McDonald's.
I didn't mean to. After visiting the Capital Museum, I was hungry and although it has a cafe, it looked empty and I thought the shopping mall diagonally across would have some food.
But the only eatery it had was the American fast-food restaurant.
There was nothing much else around within sight which I found surprising. So I broke down and walked in.
I ordered a Filet of Fish, fries and Coke for 16RMB (US$2.09) and took a seat to eat my late lunch.
The staff there are just like North American ones -- young people and older ones who look like they're in their 60s. They wear a uniform which includes denim jeans with the golden arches stitched on each of the back pockets. Very cute.
But yes... I hope you forgive me. I tried really hard to avoid McDonald's!