Two evenings ago I went to the upgraded food centre at Smith Street, Chinatown, and walked around the place to have a look. I have been there just after the upgrading but didn't walk around.
It was quite warm. No rain today. There were quite a lot of people. A few stalls I used to patronize are still there. The lady boss at Heng Kee still remembers me although I really didn't eat there often.
At one section there were groups of men drinking beer at several tables. A few already have several empty beer bottles on their tables. It reminded me of something interesting.
It was before the upgrading. I was having dinner with a friend at a stall. At a table nearby some men were drinking beer and having food. One middle-age dark-skin man was smoking and later he let the cigarette butt drop onto the floor.
I happened to be looking in that direction and saw it, but I was not thinking about littering. Maybe I looked at him one second too long. A surprising thing happened.
After hesitating for a second or two, he picked up the butt and put it on a plate on the table. Unexpected, right?
Later we had a good laugh. Hahaha! Maybe he has been fined before and he thought I was an officer from the Environment Ministry.
Ops! Nothing about beer girls yet, wait you say my title misleading ... Well, I also saw two beer girls serving beer at the tables but they were not the young sexy type.
Movie and opera stars of yesteryears - can you recognize any of them ...