Ugh, this one has been quite miserable. I bought new paper that is a “drawing pad” instead of a “sketchbook”, hoping that it can withstand my erasing better and not be so icky with absorbing my ink. But it turned out icky anyway. Plus when I went to scan, it appears that the paper is too big to fit onto the scanner whole (wtf, 9′x12′ paper?) Plus it turns out that the paper is very beige and I totally didn’t notice. So a lot of time was spent making it white again. Plus I was trying this weird black panel thing and fiddling thereof… And now I think the panel layout is waaay too cluttered. Oh well, learning experience.
Anyways, midnight snacks are awesome. My favorite memory was sitting by the beach on Qingdao eating lamb and beef skewers. Mmmm….. There was also the time when a bunch of us were eating 麻辣烫 and getting quite drunk.
These hole-in-the-wall places are generally full of sketch. But China manages sketch with style. What stops me from eating at these places more often is the worry about sanitation. Some foods that locals can eat, I can’t, because my stomach is not prepared to conquer Chinese Street Food Bacteria. poo.
I think I’m done with the food arc of this comic for now. I started with food because, well, I’m Chinese, and food is important. There’s a few more food topics I eventually want to get around to (using chopsticks to pick up EVERYTHING, the lack of non-sweet bread, buying dumplings with a pot, street vegetables, the difference between 5rmb food and 200rmb food, etc.) But now that we have ventured outside the household, I don’t really want to do another thing related with food. I think the next one will be about Chinese parks.