Just the other day to treat ourselves we ventured to Wagamama’ s on Lime Street (Cockle Bay) in Sydney. We frequent here a bit, it is like the McDonalds’ of Ramen/Japan fusion restaurants. Yep sure it is not the best Ramen/Chicken Katsu in the World, or even in Sydney
I love you Gunshara*Whispers* But it certainly is tasty and the Moyashi Soba is great, big, and great, and the curry sauce for the katsu is also delicious.
However, this is not a food review, although it turned into one right there, about eleven words ago.
Mrs Panda raised a really good point. As we were seated, with team Turtle Small Fries’ they gave the kids colouring in paper, with cool pictures to colour and a whole jar of crayons.
“I don’t know why they don’t give these to adults”, she stated
Why don’t they give these to adults?
Probably the best question asked of 2012 already looking like a contender for the whole year.
I would definitely frequent a cafe/restaurant if they supplied paper and pencils/crayons/pens for your creative delight. It would definitely be a great way to decorate. When you are at dinner, sure the conversation is good, and the company is great, so why not also have a little bit of creative fun.
It raises the question. Why?, or more so when?, do humans deem it fit not to be eligible for crayons and colouring in pictures of princesses and pirates. When we are 15 and too cool for anything other than Nintendo DS’ I am sure I would still like to draw my boyfriend/girlfriends name in a pretty heart, perhaps inspired by the latest art work on my favourite bands CD, and leave it on the table to display my love for them as a protest against the ‘man’ for not letting me buy the latest Dream on Dreamer CD.
Perhaps when we reach 25 we are too interested in our twitter TL (timeline) or our our face book TL to be creative. Perhaps this is why we are obsessed with social media, because all the iphoneography and funny status updates, is our way of being creative.
I was overjoyed to colour in and ‘doodle’ all over the menus and place mats at Wagamama’s. Why, I even helped the children draw a little.
I think if restaurants offered this to adults, they would love it. I am sure there is some restaurants already doing it that I don’t know about, but also keep in mind, I don’t want to have to order a triple shot soya chino, with fair trade dust sprinkled on the top. Just to draw my version of batman crossed with a whale shark.
It is hard not to stray onto the topic of where do we lose our youth, some people never lose it, but in a way that just makes them 30 year old fuck ups.
I wish I could definitely say I still have mine, at the beating centre of my chest like some sort of freedom power source akin to Iron Man’s failing nuclear powered heart.
But I am ‘serious’ now, a dad, I like tech and sneakers, but trampolining has turned into something kids do, and pushing someone on the swings, although fun is now one of my functions.
Please restaurants, re introduce adult colouring in. Mrs Panda is full of great ideas, please utilise them.