As one of six non-Chinese in a town of a million or so people, every place I visit twice remembers me. When I "meet’ new people, they can usually give an accurate rundown of every time they’ve ever seen me around town (“I know you, I saw you buying underwear last February! You were wearing a red shirt!”) So I’ve got quite a few regular haunts.
I go pretty often to a Chinese BBQ place down the street. By now I know the family pretty well. I’ve got a restaurant near school where I go pretty often and they know my favorite dishes. A few of the street food vendors and fruit vendors can greet me by name. And downtown there is an outdoor restaurant by the river that I end up at a few times a week.
I can’t wait to get someplace where everybody doesn’t notice me, and doesn’t know me!