Saturday August 25 2012


Wake up at 11:10 a.m.

Plums. Coconut Water.

All day shift at China Wok.

We’ve got a new China-woman on the scene, Sandy, one of Cecily’s cousins. She’s training here for a few weeks. They both look alike and, according to Darren, are equally attractive. Sandy is definitely Cecily’s less temperamental counterpart.

A typical me lunch: Scrambled Eggs with Tomatoes and Hummus. Five Guys French Fries with Ketchup. Honey Green Tea.

Snapping the peas.

Milk Chocolate Peanut Butter Cups.

The day continues into the night. It’s generally busy.

Darren helps out for the dinner rush. We discuss the Asian work hierarchy apparent in the way we see some of the heated moments when our bosses explode on each other, more specifically when they ridicule the other chef whose name we don’t know.

Me: “It doesn’t make any sense. He’s not loudmouthed and seems to have a good attitude. I can’t imagine what he does to get yelled at like that.”

Aysena texts me a photo rather then typing...


I respond with a similar message, except in Russian and using a slang word to identify her name...


Finally off work and back home after eleven hours.

Shrimp with Broccoli, Snow Peas, and Rice in Brown Sauce.

Fortune cookie says, “Believe in yourself and others will too.”

Some commotion downstairs – people hanging out. Jessa Potter brought over a Carrot Cake she baked from scratch. Having a healthy slice with Milk.

Watching a The Wild and Wonderful Whites of West Virginia (2009).

Sleep 3 a.m.

[i] Photo of Jessco White.
[ii] Image by Aysena.
[iii] Image by me.

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