Yesterday I started the day early to visit the Chinatown with my brother-in-law to pick up the Chinese paintings that were being custom framed (I posted about them below on April 1st). The framings were beautifully done! Allow me to show them off a little here :)
...and please meet the lady boss of the Chinese art-and-frame store who I talked about.
We then grabbed a quick yum cha at the Empress Pavilion right next door. Yum!
The yum cha had to be done quickly, however, because I was running late in picking up "Estif", a regular contributor on LJ Puerh Community, who is visiting from San Francisco for the Easter weekend. We had made a plan to meet with Danica and Imen for some serious tea drinking.
"Estif" and I arrived at Danica's at around 1:30pm and we spent 5 solid hours enjoying ourselves to a great company, conversation and a lot of tea. I decided to bring along an extra guest: the Bodhidharma himself (in the painting). He drank tea with us...or was it us who drank tea with him?
Next post: more about the tea session (as I am running late to be at my in-laws for our Easter family dinner).