Had a buffet lunch at a five star hotel today. Delicious, especially the blueberry tart. If my friend invites me again, I will probably return to enjoy the breads and lovely fruits. Nevertheless, what has stayed in my mind is how it all felt unbearably like a Hollywood set. Or maybe it’s simply that I am inured to the scale of copycat luxury in Shenzhen; it takes more than dorian columns and ornate chandeliers, gold colored hallways and mosaic floors, Dafen paintings and leather sofas to impress me. What’s one building, when neighborhoods of 10,000 come and go each year?