To John and Caloy, thanks guys for the reminders.
Actually I spent most of my time at Dupont Circle when I was in Washington. It's a few blocks away from my hotel.
I went to all the stores you mentioned and found Second Storey the most interesting with the big and tall man guiding me through the maze of bookshelves. I took a picture of the store but the man, who really looks like that big man on Addams Family, did not give me a discount.
Funny that John even remembered CVS. I bought my first bottle of water in America from that CVS branch.
I already visited Strand. Sorry, Loy, I wandered on the first floor and even climbed the shelves of French history books to get the "Memoirs" of Raymond Aron for John. I bought all the remaining copies "para sulit ang pagod."
I went downstairs too to the Journalism section cubicle, which is just before you enter the Crime section. Good that there were signs. I almost confused one section from the other.
And don't worry Loy, I'm not watching Aida. For the heck of it, I watched "Lion King" and sang "The Circle of Life" while walking on Broadway Avenue from Times Square all the way to 75th Street.
John, I had my Tom Yung Gong with Yasmin Busran-Lao at Raku, not at Sala Thai.