In All Sorts Of Ways. . .
The word and concept of interconnectedness has long fascinated me. Not so much as a matter (no pun intended) of science but in general.
Things seem to come together in odd yet almost amazing ways at times. Some simultaneously and others quite randomly.
On a recent train trip to Chinatown in the city of Los Angeles, it was apparent - change was underfoot before my own eyes. In fact, there was evidence of that even while walking from the train station on the sidewalk. One can see things happening as well as others not happening.
Perhaps coincidentally (or not) the trip was on New Year’s Eve Day. Arriving before noon, there was activity but it seemed more quiet than usual. Some storefront locations were closed. Either for the day or for a bit longer. There were some new places too.
One of these was a Vietnamese restaurant. Perhaps appropriately it was called GiGo's Cafe and Deli. More on that later. To say it was unassuming might border on exaggeration of the term. There was absolutely no ambiance, yet the food was more than fulfilling. Although they didn’t have what originally caught my eye on the menu, the very helpful server (she may have been the owner as my further observation of the surroundings led me to surmise) offered a close substitute. It turned out to be more than suitable.
While an old favorite restaurant-wise wasn’t found that day, a new discovery was made. And then I got to thinking of the name of the restaurant. GiGo's. In computer speak, which I am far from fluent, GIGO is an acronym for bad input leading to bad output.
You may better recognize GIGO as Garbage In, Garbage Out. And somehow, it seems fitting for an analysis of the past year for some. Or any year. Maybe not at all.
As I see it, it’s always about what we put into any experience, isn’t it? Taking a suggestion. Trying something a bit different. Maybe a new experience. It can and does work on so many different levels.
By the way - some additional information about the restaurant: GiGo’s Cafe and Deli in the Chinatown Los Angeles neighborhood has no website (at least as far as I could find). It is located at 853 North Broadway. The phone number is (213)229.8889.
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