Scrumptious Xiao Long Bao at Shanghai 456

Since my usual weekend cohorts were all planning to be out of town or spending time with their family over the long weekend, I thought I would be spending a non-social four days at home, but it turns out that lunches with others were in the works, starting with a tweet up at Shanghai 456. Carmen (@foodkarmablog) started things off by tweeting that she wanted to go for Shanghainese and everything snowballed into a small tweet up with Jerry (@Zoomjer), Joe (@stirfryjoe) and Susan (@mollyseats). Let’s just start off by saying I love tweet ups! I’ve gone to a few now and met some really awesome and interesting people. And I haven’t had a bad experience yet – although the first one was a little nerve-wracking (felt like the first day of school = “what if no one likes me???”) – but I would still definitely recommend going to one if you have the opportunity!

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Toss me another slice of that will ya?

It’s been ages since I graduated from b-school (don’t bother asking when) but I look back upon that time in my life with fondness, especially the wonderful group of friends I made in those 3.5 short years. I will admit that I am really awful for keeping in touch with people unless they are on facebook (I always remember their birthdays!) or some other form of social media, but I try (A+ for effort?). I try to see two of my best b-school friends (C. and JJ) on a semi-regular basis, but it is difficult with work and families (they are both married with super adorable children!), which means I always look forward to meeting up so we can catch up on life as we know it.

We met up for a lunch date at Famoso Pizzeria – It’s slowly becoming our place to meet ever since I introduced them to the awesomeness that is Famoso. C. even visits so much that she’s a lunch regular! With so many menu options, we still managed to order a few of my favorite dishes (yay for similar tastes!) to share:

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