I’m back! Or rather, I’m in San Diego but my computer and I have been reunited!

I’ve been jotting down comic ideas like there’s no tomorrow since I’ve been here but I still have plenty of NYC material left to cover my last days in New York. This one is not specifically about my last days in New York but that doesn’t change the fact that it happened verbatim. I couldn’t help but let out a sudden laugh when the guy said “dumpling sauce.”

That’s the thing with Chinese people. They might have an answer for this particular situation, but if they know that you might not understand the answer, they’ll just make up something that you will understand which might be insultingly literal. My entire life I grew up calling cellophane noodles “see through noodles.” Also what they call Pad See Ew in Thai, I grew up calling “fat noodles.”