Moonlight Cafe, 19th and S. Jackson
Published 08-28-2008 on my old wordpress blog.

To start the last adventure of the weekend, I accepted an invitation from my friend Tessa for a sleepover party. We were at school and needed to coordinate the return trip on Friday. This seemed the best method.

To start the sleepover she went running and I went out for a dinner adventure. From her place to 19th and Jackson and the Moonlight Cafe. It is the Vietnamese equivalent of The Bamboo Garden plus a regular vietnamese restaurant in the same building. There is karaoke advertised but none was present on my visit this evening. The only other people there was a large group of punks. Probably all the punks left in Seattle. So much black and scraggly hair. I started my meal with some of the complimentary tea. I hate tea. Pouring it for yourself is bad luck. But I had some. I still hate it.

I ordered the (fake) tuna with lemongrass and chili peppers. It was downright amazing. The tuna was very dense and had a great seared skin texture. It was just perfectly spicy and was very tasty. The rice was just sticky enough to hang together but not a big gloopy mess. The food was delivered ridiculously quickly by a waiter who was pretty decent.

The food was great and watching the punks reminded me why I never was destined to really be punk. Their cell phones and smoking and ten dollar dinners reminded me that it’s all really for show. That’s why I never really believed in that lifestyle. That’s why I never believe in anything. It requires unflinching evidence and steadfastness from the examples. And that is never forthcoming. No one is perfect.

With the bill, I got a fortune cookie. The fortune read, “You will follow your heart’s desire.” I can’t decide if that will turn out good or bad. I hold out hope that all the movies and songs I’ve ever seen and heard are true and that things will turn out good. One way or another.

If you like this page, you can buy me a coffee.

Keywords: adventure, food, fortune

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