Two suitcases sit beside me: one weighs 48 pounds, another weighs 49. They are both under the weight allowance of 50 lbs per bag. I just hope that there isn't a problem and I don't have to leave anything behind. Some of my friends in Beijing have never had a real New York bagel and I want to rectify that.
My mouth is full of toasted sesame bagel and scallion cream cheese from Bagel Works on 1st Ave. I can't think of a more appropriate last New York meal.
My flight leaves at noon. I'm looking forward to being back in Beijing.