It's the end of an era. The initial elation has worn off, and now I've got my head down and trudging through the last few miles before I start a new adventure. I finally achieved my post-MBA step-up, and will leave the magical position that appeared so fortuitously when I returned from working in Japan. I'm truly thankful to have so much support; especially my boyfriend, he's my biggest cheerleader, and Big J who gave me the motivational pep talk I needed before my final interview. I'm doing my best to find a person who will see what a growth opportunity this job is and take good care of my kind Japanese coworkers. Wish me luck!
After receiving the verbal offer, my boyfriend and I went out to celebrate. We headed over to a favorite, Sichuan Pavilion.
Pork Dumplings in Sichuan Sauce ($3.95)
Small Fish with Peanuts ($6.95).
Salty and spicy, really nice with a cold beer.
Mabo Tofu ($9.95)
Soft, silky tofu in a spicy sauce. Nice and saucy with just the right amount of heat.
Steamed Pork in spicy red sauce ($12.95)
Very fiery hot, and the pork had a soft texture due to the cooking process.
Eight Treasure Noodle Soup ($9.95)
Weakest dish of the bunch. Spicy broth with chicken, pork, shrimp and vegetables with egg noodles. We should have ordered a vegetable dish instead.