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Absolutely Not Your Monkey

Apr 14 2009


I was up in the Minsheng Community area returning an old Yashica Lynx to Brian Q. Webb this morning. The last time I was there a few weeks ago, I strolled around my old neighborhood, past the buildings on Minsheng East Road and Xinzhong Street where I used to live so many years ago. It was eerie, part of a different life, a different existence and yet still there.

This time I walked over to G’Day Cafe for lunch. This was a mistake. Don’t get me wrong: the food was delicious and the service great, but going there dredged up a bunch of memories I’ve been shoving aside for a good while now. In general that whole area tends to bring around such thoughts, so it wasn’t exactly a surprise. But that particular restaurant, more than any except possibly Hooters (but I’m not going to test that hypothesis), made me feel a strange combination of nostalgia and awful over what happened between me and one of the best friends I ever had, the person who used to be known here as Mindcrime.

I won’t get into all that now; suffice it to say that we used to eat there a lot. This was back when we rode motorcycles everywhere, seemingly an age ago, and…

Oh, fuck it. I don’t feel like going over all the stupid shit we did, so I’ll just get to the point: I miss him.

posted by Poagao at 2:21 pm  


  1. Next time we’ll meet somewhere neutral. 🙂

    Comment by Brian — April 14, 2009 @ 5:48 pm

  2. Not your fault, Brian. It’s hard to live in a city for so long and not accumulate a certain amount of baggage.

    Comment by Poagao — April 14, 2009 @ 5:57 pm

  3. Memory is like drugs, which can make you feel good in the beginning and then drop you down later. Poor monkey……

    Comment by Steven — April 18, 2009 @ 12:45 pm

  4. You are not the only one. I have bad memories about that place as well. I don’t even remember how to get there anymore and I certainly won’t go back.

    Comment by The Taipei Kid — April 21, 2009 @ 12:11 pm

  5. where is mindcrime now? any chance of mending fences?

    Comment by v — April 24, 2009 @ 6:19 pm

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