Interview #36

Book Corner: “The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders” by Shiro Oguni

周家盈 | Slowdown Town

Written and Images by 周家盈 | Slowdown Town
Translation by Wendy Yiu

A book is like a friend. We understand the world and life, or even observe ourselves through texts, and have a deep realization of oneself that we are not alone. PMQ invites different people from design and culture sectors to recommend a book, so that you can enrich yourselves as book therapy.

Why would you recommend this book?

周家盈: Sometimes when I am waiting in line at the convenience store to pay, I would be afraid of not able to find the Octopus card. Suddenly chills just went down my spine.

So if you have a chance to visit this restaurant that always serves the wrong dishes, you will probably find it comforting as you order here, the order most likely goes wrong, you can make mistakes here.

Maybe you will ask : "How can there be such a business?" The waiters who take orders there are all patients with Dementia.

“The Restaurant of Mistaken Orders”

Author: Shiro Oguni Translated by: Chen Yijun

The project initiated by a TV station that has attracted the attention of the media and the public around the world, because the restaurant is full of incredibly comforting and warm scenarios. Knowing that you might find yourself with a spoon for eating salad; they get you dumplings but you actually ordered pizza, then you say to yourself “it’s alright.“ And enjoy the rest of your day.

Like the granny here in the photo standing at the customer's table to order food, and she is murmuring, "What am I doing here ..." The customer made a warm gesture to remind her that there are laughters everywhere.

Let’s learn to allow yourself in making small mistakes, as the road of seeking perfections can be very tiring.

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