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Old World Underground...

Song of the Day: Final Fantasy - Peach, Plum, Pear (Joanna Newsome cover)

The man took me out for a morning at the movie theatre to parttake in the spectacule known around these parts a "geek-fest". It's only dubbed "gee-fest" because I saw a storm trooper, Obi-Wan Kenobi, and Darth Maul in the parking lot, amongst the crowd. I were subjected to Stars Wars: Episode III - Revenge of the Sith. Pretty sweet movie. By far the best of the first three episodes. Lucas saved his ass this time 'round.

Anyways, What really pissed me off today was this damn Vietnamese restaurant that just opened in the Waterloo. Known for its wide range of selection and exotic cuisine, many have flocked to the Cambridge franchise for an alternative dining experience. Well tonight I decided to try the new locale. Once I got the menu, I was a bit disturbed. Since it is a somewhat traditional Vietnamese restaurant, one expect to find elements of the homeland outside of the menu selection. To my surprise and disgust, the menu was entirely in English. There was no trademark Vietnamese cursive to be found anywhere on the menu except the Logo. This particular restaurant completely turned into another "fusion-esque" restaurant, but not quite to the extent as some restaurants like Spring Rolls. I mean these fusion restuarants are great, but there a place for them and it's not in suburbia. I know an all-English menu would be great for business, since 75% of the customer base is Caucasian so I mean it was the right move, but God dammit don't drag the "Que Huong" feel to people who don't have an interest in it. If Waterloo wasn't filled with yuppies, this restaurant would be a disaster. This menu reminds me of the opening scene from The Garden State where Zach Braff is working in a lush Vietnamese. Coming from a demographic that the resturant wasn't aiming for, I'm disappointed as a Vietnamese Canadian. I just feel so cheap and used right now, I don't know why. I'll probably still end up going to this place in the future, but it's just the way I feel about things like this.

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