One thing I missed about Texas is the cheap, quality country barbeque. Although more pounds on top of my currently borderline overweight is certainly not the most desirable, I figured that I could still manage it once a week while I’m here.
My favorite, like a lot of other locals here, is Spring Creek barbeque, especially when they have buy-one-get-one free on week nights.
A friend from the UT alumni association has a nephew studying at Southern Methodist University, not far from where I live. Apparently he came to Dallas without knowing anyone. While I’m here I took him out for a Chinese New Year field trip. Arriving at the campus, he showed me a bit of their main buildings.
The inside looked like the Texas Capitol, with the dome top.
And a metallic center. “Don’t’ step on it,” he warned, “or you will get a bad grade.” Despite the fact that I have left school years ago, I followed his instruction carefully.
Designed in 19th century classical style, the building spans two wings on both sides, creating a symmetrical aesthetic.
Classrooms are in conference room style, great for seminar/discussion sort of classes.
I feel this building was a small copy of the Texas capitol. Even its top floor also imitated the capitol….
As well as capitol-style dome decors.
A window for those tired bodies after all those stairs.
While resting in the chair, you also get a glimpse of downtown Dallas.
And quietly observe the delicate carvings on top end of those gigantic columns, only up here you get to enjoy the intricacies of those carvings.
His nephew studies accounting at their business school, which is another classical-designed building.
Apparently he knew a famous Chinese hot-pot restaurant chain (headquartered in China) just 5-minute drive from my home, interestingly enough, we lived here for a dozen some years and never knew (partly because I left my parents house a dozen years ago).
I used to buy this restaurant brand’s hot-pot seasoning in Beijing. It was pricier but worth it, but I have never visited the restaurant itself.