Tuesday, November 27, 2007

Thanksgiving (American Style)

I didn't have the opportunity to celebrate much on Canadian Thanksgiving except for a phone call home where I got passed around to a bunch of family members. Thanksgiving isn't celebrated in Taiwan, but around the American date, more Thanksgiving-y stuff becomes available at places like Costco which sell turkey. On Thursday, Sylvia, a coworker who I work with at one of my schools, invited me to her church. They were having a Thanksgiving service/outreach event with a turkey dinner afterward. The service was good, but quite long, with a number of testimonies from different people in the church. The dinner included turkey, tofu, sushi rolls, red bean cakes, you get the idea... but it was a fun time and I got to meet the members of Sylvia's small group, which holds its meetings in English! Here are some pictures taken by others to give you a taste of my celebrations.



But the celebrations weren't over there! On Saturday a bunch of us gathered at a co-worker's house for a Thanksgiving potluck! There were around 25 people there! After eating some we had a sharing time.


This is about 1/3 of the spead. There was sooo much food there! I made apple crisp!


Me with Lisa (one of my roommates), and Linda.


Some things I'm thankful for:
* English worship opportunities
* Friends and family in Canada (or elsewhere) who haven't forgotten about me yet!
* Friendly Taiwanese people
* Students who make my job enjoyable
* Two good legs
* Fresh, cheap fruit all year round
* Hugs
* MSN and other ways to keep in touch


3 comments:

  1. That looks more like apple mess!
    (ducks out of the way)

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  2. That apple crisp looks yummy! I'm so happy to know that ingredients to make it can be found here. How do you make it?

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  3. Hey Happy Thanksgiving! :) Potlucks are such wonderful things - I had one for Easter, last year. I love teaching! I really need to update my blog...maybe this weekend...

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