Tonight, for Carrie's birthday, I took her and a bunch of our friends to the best Thai restaurant in Shanghai. We took a cab into the French Concession and arrived at our destination safe and sound. I had called the restaurant earlier and had them text me back their address in Chinese so I could tell the cab driver where to go. The restaurant was down a dark, yet "romantic" alley. We ordered family-style dishes and were treated to some of the best food I have ever tasted. Thai people know how to cook! The evening was nice and relaxing with plenty of toasts and bad birthday singing for Carrie. This weekend I plan to make up for my lack of gift giving by taking Carrie to Dragonfly…a "premium" massage parlor, and treat her to the works package.
P.S. There was a parrot at the restaurant that said "Ni hao" and "good morning." It just added a special memory to the whole evening.