in China... with the design aesthetic of a P.F.Chang's
First off, as it's been said already, it isn't a mall. Secondly, I am getting the strong sense you've never set foot out of your suburb, let alone been to China.
Places like P. F. Chang's and the Chinatown sections of large cities share aesthetics with traditional and historical Chinese architecture, Chang's didn't invent it.
I live in Taiwan, my girlfriend is from China, and we're taking a plane there next Thursday to visit. New, modern resorts look new and modern - they don't have red pagodas and leftover facades from the set of "The Last Emperor."
Mirage is filled with gaudy crap, hence saying it looks like a Western style Chinese restaurant.
By the way, I grew up in the projects, where we knew better than to call people out on **** we had no way of backing up. That makes two things this post has taught you.
These are like, third dimension glasses, you know? They don't really work, though because I feel like I'm still seeing stuff in whatever dimension we live in.