After wandering the park we went to a little restaurant near city center. There were only two other patrons there, two drunk young men. They greeted us and coerced Ian into taking a shot with them. They were incredibly loud, so the three of us were joking about how alcohol "goes to your head." Well, one of the guys spoke enough English to catch little bits of what we were saying. He accused (first in Chinese, then in English for our benefit) Betty of giving us misinformation about Chinese wine culture. It turns out that Betty is pretty scrappy and not one to let something like that pass. The two of them had a heated exchanged and then we all attempted to return to our meals. Suddenly, the guys' tempers flared (for no obvious reason to the non Chinese speakers) and one of them got up, stood next to our table in a wrestling stance and nonsensically roared "ARE YOU READY?" at us. Betty held up her phone and (I assume) threatened to call the cops. The restaurant owners, an older husband and wife, came in and tried to get them to settled down. We decided to move our meal upstairs. A few minutes later, Betty told us she could hear the men telling the owners that they just wanted to talk to us. Sure enough, they showed up at the dividing door asking to come in (in English). They told Betty that they just wanted to explain and she unenthusiastically obliged. He basically just repeated that Chinese wine culture "is really nice," since he mistakenly believed that Betty had said something to the contrary. We all just nodded and said okay hoping to end the ordeal. In the end, they left before us, so we didn't have to deal with them again. It was pretty strange and definitely only happened to Betty because she was with us. I felt bad.
The three of us parted ways because Betty had to meet up with a man she has no interest in dating, but a student's parent is attempting to set her up with. Ian and I had no other plans, so we decided to see a movie. We saw "Now You See Me." It was alright, but probably not something we would have paid to see stateside.
The concessions aren't super strange (no squid like in Korea), but I noticed that moviegoers were allowed to bring in their own snacks without hiding them in their bags. The popcorn is caramel flavored (all the popcorn here is sweet) and mini Oreos seem to be the other main attraction. They were also selling bottles of Strawberry and Grape Sunkist along with fountain Pepsi products.
We had assigned seats (which we've experienced in every other country besides America). And all the folks were super quiet in the theater and no one used their cell phones during the movie (just like in Korea and markedly different from the US and Prague). People pay $10 (US) for a ticket, so it's probably good that they actually watch the film. I guess you can buy them cheaper online, which we'll do next time. Or we'll go on Tuesday, which is half priced.