Anything that involves my friend Ashleen is always fun, especially dinner. She really is one of the most amazing people I’ve met here. Of course I had to meet up with her before going back home. I have met many people in China, but very few have proven to be very good friends. I am glad Ashleen is one of them.

Taking a few selfies while waiting for Ashleen

My friend Mauris introduced me to Leo’s Pizza a couple of weeks ago. I’ve been back there twice for dinner. For a couple of years now, I make it a priority to spend time with myself. If you don’t love yourself, no one else will. To be honest, I quite enjoy these dates with myself

At first I wanted to have dinner at Leo’s Pizza again, but Ashleen doesn’t really like their pizza.

I want to try every single thing on Leo’s menu, so I thought going there again would be a good idea. It didn’t go as planned, because Ashleen doesn’t like their pizza. Haven’t tried it yet, so I have no idea if it’s any good. When she suggested Paradiso, a restaurant not far from Leo’s, I agreed.

I went to dinner at Paradiso the night before Ashleen and I were supposed to meet there.

I tried the pasta, but it was absolutely horrible. DO NOT order any kind of pasta at this restaurant. The pasta was disappointing, so I ordered a salad the next day. Ashleen called to tell me she’d be running late for dinner. I was super hungry, and decided to order a salad. It was okay… They go really crazy with the black pepper!

My Black Pepper Salad…it is supposed to be “Chicken Salad.”

She arrived, we ordered a pizza… It was pretty good! So good, that I ordered some to go! This really was a good choice, I am happy to have discovered a new restaurant. Finding good food in China isn’t easy, so I’m glad I can add this restaurant to my list. Pretty sure it will become one of my favorite places to have solo dinners.

The pizza we had at ParaDiso

And at last, a picture of Ashleen and I. Have to say it again, she is an amazing person. In life, I hope everyone is fortunate enough to meet genuine people. Genuine in their thoughts, actions, and their character. We might not see much of each other, but she is always in my heart.

Ashleen and I