When one of Jiajia's (rich) customers invites her out for dinner (and I'm allowed to tag along), you can be sure of a classy restaurant, great service and delicious food. Having a couple of dozen well-to-do customers vying for your latest Dior, Givenchy and Chanel garments means that only the best "bribers" get the chance to buy the best clothes first! Last night we went to a lovely old restaurant, serenaded with live harp music [see photo (L to R): harp player, customer texting, tea ceremony]. The restaurant's owner is also one of Jiajia's customer and, on seeing Jiajia's new jacket, wouldn't take no for an answer in buying it off her, there and then! It was, as always, nice to meet more of Jiajia's friends. A lovely bunch, full of fun. There was very little English being spoken which forced me to practise my limited Chinese and spurred me on to learn more during this coming year.
Still, at least my invites are a little more friendly than this one received by Robert the other day, with the Mayor of Kunming requesting the HOROR of his company!! What a difference a letter makes!
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