In our monthly series 'Getting Moderately Deep With... ' we ask a food vendor tough questions. Well, sort-of tough.
This month we meet Mr. Zhang, who is a waiter at a restaurant inside Blues Manor, a multi-purpose indoor complex.
What is your idea of the perfect day?
When I'm happy because there is nothing that bothers me.
What's the first thing you thought when you woke up this morning?
Time to get to work.
Who is your best customer?
My best customer? I don't think I have any at this point. [laughs]
Who is your worst customer?
I don't have any. I believe that all customers are equal and I treat them the same.
Which living person do you most admire?
My boss, who is a restaurant manager. What's special about him is his management and marketing skills. He would be able to fill a restaurant that is almost running out of business with a bunch of customers.
How are you feeling today?
I feel quite okay. I don't feel the time passing because I love what I'm doing.
When and where were you happiest?
I'm happy anywhere.
Which talent would you most like to have?
The talent to lose weight. I want to put together some fancy outfits. You know what they say – anything looks good on a fit body!
What do you consider your greatest achievement?
That I have a job with a very nice environment.
If you could change one thing about your life, what would it be?
I like how my life is now, so I don't wish for anything to change.
What is your most treasured possession?
My relationship. My girlfriend has short hair and a pair of big eyes. She's really kind and warm. I love spending time with her. [blushes]
What trait do you most value in a person?
What is it that you most dislike?
I don't like seafood and seaweed. They taste fishy...
What is your motto?
To be happy every day!
What makes you laugh?
Depends on my mood.
What's the most surprising thing that's happened to you?
When my older sister bought me a cell phone back when I was in middle school. I used it to play online games.
Which era of Beijing's history would you most like to have lived in?
Right after the founding of the PRC. I think that's when genuine equality among people was achieved.
Who is your hero?
[Cover photo via Yuka Hayashi/That's]