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Old 12-27-2011, 03:33 AM   #21
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i worked late then slept through the afternoon, so i didn't eat until i was back at work tonight.

i was craving chinese food, so i decided to take a ride down to nyc's chinatown to try one of the most famous chinese restaurants there, wo hop on mott street.

to be honest, it sucked. it might have been that i was the only person there while they were cleaning up, or that it was the day after christmas, or just the fact that it was 2am, but i wouldn't recommend it to anyone.

i got the veggie soup, which was mostly a little bok choy in not much more than hot water.

then i tried the duck chow fun: greasy, and i'm not sure if i actually got any duck, or did the few teeny bits of meat in it originally meow or squeak.

finally, the broccoli in spicy black bean sauce was not spicy, but rather sour. not bad, but not what i think of when you're talking black bean sauce.

oh well, i guess it's famous for the tourists.
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Old 12-27-2011, 04:49 AM   #22
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Yeah, that sounds like it's worth repeating
Yeah! I feel like a princess. The best part was not having a messy kitchen after.
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Old 12-27-2011, 07:06 AM   #23
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so is boxing day something like our labor day in the u.s.?
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:17 AM   #24
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so is boxing day something like our labor day in the u.s.?
This explains it pretty well

Boxing Day - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:39 AM   #25
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so is boxing day something like our labor day in the u.s.?
It's the day after Xmas and it's more like black Friday in the US - most people think of sales and shopping. There are lots of "Boxing Day specials/sales" and even "Boxing week specials/sales".

There is a long tradition of gifts to servants. That's mentioned in the Wikipedia article to which Dave linked.
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Old 12-27-2011, 08:46 AM   #26
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thanks. dave. i think we should observe a boxing day here in the u.s. it would be a nice way to extend the xmas holiday--a way to continue the food and family festivities a bit longer, and perhaps alleviate some of the holiday traffic glut both in the air and on the ground....
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:22 AM   #27
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My calendar says Boxing Day is today.
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:28 AM   #28
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My calendar says Boxing Day is today.
For some people it is. Xmas was a Sunday, so people got the 26th off as a statutory holiday. If Boxing Day is a stat day for them, then it is today
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Old 12-27-2011, 09:37 AM   #29
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I think we should have two Christmases in a row
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I think we should have two Christmases in a row
two or three in a row would be cool beans for realz....:)
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