Ruey-Wei and I studied French
together. We had 15 minute breaks
every evening and sat down in a cafeteria. I often bought “chocolat
chaud” for 60 cents to relieve my hunger and survive another
two hours of class. Sometimes I did not have the 60 cents. I waited
in line with Ruey-Wei and ordered the same thing she ordered “l'eau
chaude, SVP”. I think this is some kind of Asian tradition which I
forgot to practice. I enjoyed the simple taste of free hot water while
listening to Ruey-Wei talk of directing movies. She also taught me it is
important to shred documents when they are no longer needed.
Convincingly, she has her own shredder at home.