i didn't eat dinner at the office today; instead my coworker luoren treated me and the IT guy to a meal welcoming me to the company. we tried to invite my neighbor ms.yuwei and her bevy of receptionist friends, but she had plans and without her we couldn't wrangle anybody else. we went to big taipei first, thinking it might be a taiwanese restaurant; turns out it was just a bubble ice tea cafe. so instead we had hot pot, which is probably the most common restaurant in the greater chongqing area. we ended up getting the spicy chicken intestines hot pot, which sounds scary, but tastes really good.