I was surprised to find the Asian almost empty yesterday but I was glad to have the museum almost all to myself. I ran into a charming couple from Canada with two delightful children who were awed by all the remaining decorations, dating from the time when the museum was a public library. I had a lot of fun showing them around and giving them my admittedly potted view of the history of the building. Lunch was a nice salad combined with some so-so samosas (the crust wasn't crisp enough for me.) The staff in the cafe were relaxed because there were only two customers, a gentleman who was engrossed in his book and me.