LJ came home around 5:30 then promptly left, saying something about going somewhere and not coming back until the evening. i watched her go down the street in the direction of star market. later when she came back she brought home half a watermelon. "american melons are so sweet!" she said. apparently she was at some kind of dinner party. actually, at my great uncle's place, where my former roommate LX moved to back in june, along with another colleague. cutting up a slice of watermelon, i detected a trace of lobster. growing up as a kid i hated seafood, so my nose is highly sensitive to the stuff. "did you guys eat lobster?" i asked. LJ said yes, she bought 3 for around $22. she said they were pretty good, like the expensive ones she had in shanghai that one time.