Too much time passes between time spent with friends. That’s the lesson I keep learning, because that’s the lesson I never retain.
Over the weekend, a friend I haven’t seen in over five years came to visit. We first met in 2013, as part of Journey (a two week tour of South Korea for Korean Adoptees). We keep in touch through periodic online chats but, as you know, those will never replace the value of in-person time together.
She is in the area for an adoptee conference, in San Francisco, and detoured to Sacramento so we could catch up. It was overall great, and kind of fun to show her the sights and low key attitude of Sacramento.
She lamented the lack of good Asian food in Copenhagen (where she lives) so, we ended the first evening with a pretty good mid-afternoon dim sum dinner at Yue Huang Dim Sum, in the Natomas area of Sacramento. Who knew there was a good place nearby? As we were there after 3 PM, we had to order a la carte items from a menu (versus pulling off of rotating carts) but, managed to get a good meal of it all.
The shrimp stuffed eggplant were quite good. I loved the contrast of the creamy eggplant and the crunchy topping.
The walnut buns were a little too sweet for my liking but I loved that they looked like actual walnuts.
All in all, it was just a good reminder that there are a lot of people out there that I want to spend time with.