10/05/2005: "Chinese tea and sympathy."music: Eminem - Guess Who's Back?
Watching films at the cinema by myself. Going for Chinese food alone after work. Settling down in a £5 pac-a-mac with DVD on the table and a half-finished book. The right food served with the wrong ingredients.
Deft Chinese picking at food; euro tourist with a good-looking girlfriend. I'm there glancing at an elongating mirror, checking out my stubble and bemoaning my balding head.
I'm turning into that shifty, shady, single guy you see in cafes and pubs. Pretending to read the paper, actually checking out people that have someone to sit with and someone to talk to.