Friday, January 23, 2009

Date night with Bond, James Bond

Last weekend we went to a movie theatre to see the latest Bond film. It was the "sneak peak" premier of the film - the real opening is tomorrow. The theatre was conveniently located close to a downtown subway stop, and the ticket booth was on the ground floor of a building - fairly normal. After purchasing our tickets (almost $20 USD per person) we learned that our film was showing on the 6th floor of the building. They also had another screen on the 7th floor of the building, and 2 additional screens in a different building around the corner.

We headed up to our floor and M got snacks for us - 2 beers and a "large" popcorn, which was about the size of a Big Gulp cup. After the movie (yes, it was in English, with Japanese subtitles) everyone politely filed out of the theatre and lined up to properly sort their trash and recycling.

From there we headed to a nearby pizzeria. There wasn't any English on the menu, or any English-speaking staff, but we were able to decipher enough of the menu to be able to order a margherita pizza and a salad without meat. Our salad arrived first, with large chunks of raw bacon all over it. We summoned the waitress over and said (rough translation of the conversation) "Excuse me, we had ordered a salad without meat on it." Waitress - "Right. That's pig."

This isn't the first time we've had this happen, and it seems that pork just falls into its own unique category here!

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