We had sichuan for lunch today, yet again. It’s so delicious. This time we tried a fried eggplant dish that was divine. We poked around downtown afterwards and did some shopping. I ended up with a pair of new running shoes, which I desperately needed. They were from an outlet store and still, I think the most I’ve ever spent on running shoes, and up there with my most expensive shoes ever. Pssh. We didn’t see anywhere that was much cheaper. We’ve been told that the clothes are more expensive here than the US, which I haven’t really noticed, but the shoes! Ouch.