There’s one small scene I’m thinking of writing for the book. It’s about when I decided to give up my job as a teacher and miraculously transform myself into someone who sold words and sometimes pictures for a living. It was over a post-work snackette, some time at the turn of 20th century, in the place above that I came to that decision. The picture was taken on a return visit in 2006. Take a good look at it. Now watch the very short video below filmed in the same place in 2013. Seven years later and the place has not changed a jot. In truth, it probably hasn’t changed for the last twenty years or more. What a glorious shithole. Great Bánh gối too.