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Thursday, November 23, 2006

Happy turkey day!

Its' thanksgiving today, if anyone care. An all american holiday - this is usually celebrated hard core in the States. The day where you give thanks for the bounty that was reaped from the autumn harvest (also known as the Harvest Festival)..and also signifies the arrival of christmas…the day after thanksgiving has been historically the busiest shopping day of the year in the States where everyone go crazy on their plastics in the commercialisation that is christmas. One little note: I think its fairly strange that I still celebrate and love all holidays american style - 4th of July, Thanksgiving, Halloween.I also celebrate deepavali and merdeka..if I can I would be celebrating all year long. Since Deepavali I had Indian food, Chinese New year I had scottish haggis (don't ask) today I shall have the traditional roast turkey complete with sprouts and spuds with the addition of a Yorkshire pudding. Not many people have tried this, but I actually make a dead mean turkey.Moist on the inside, crispy skin on the outside, I stole my recepie from Whole Foods - and never looked back ever since.MaybeI will pop one out after xmas and serve it to the outlaws

I had also used thanksgiving as the marker day for christmas…therefore this scrooge did a headcount of presents yesterday - and I am doing suprisingly very well. Most people on my list have two gifts 'assigned' to them…and most of them probably need another one. I've lost the mil and the granma il's presents….purchased them at Camden when I was last down at London and of course, left it to Bacon to safekeep = dissapeared! I am having problems buying for men though…I have the ignorant accountant, the bro in law, fil and step fil. Then there is the assorted people that Bacon call friends.I had been asking around work for ideas…aftershave is a good one and some other guy suggested remote controlled car/helicopter/rocket. I'll probably pop over M&S and grab some man toys…compass,keychain sudoku ect.Bacon keep telling me that he don't care if I don’t like Christmas, HE does. My reply was that it was because I was buying all the presents on his behalf - he has not bought one single miserly present…therefore = no stress. And it's his family and friends that I'm buyin for. If I was him (sit back, relax and let the presents roll in without spending a penny) I would love christmas too! But anyone with any ideas for xmas gifts - let me know!

(at the moment everyone is getting candles/incense/soaps, or all three. Bacon's family and friends are going to be one fragant lot)

Ding dong the scooge is dead, the scrooge is dead!


Blogger Skippy-san said...

Its also Labour Thanksgiving Day (kinro kansha no hi): A national holiday for honoring labour.

But the American way is better. I'm typing this stuffed with Turkey, Pumpkin pie and beer!

11/23/2006 12:46:00 PM  
Blogger sourrain said...

Labor thanksgiving day! It seems like every country has its own version of labor day at different dates..

What do you eat/do/not do for labor thanksgiving day?

Now, if only your turkey came with football on tv; american style

11/23/2006 02:08:00 PM  
Blogger Skippy-san said...

You eat pretty much what you eat any other day of the week. Japan has no special food traditions that I know of except at New Years and Christmas. At Christmas it de-riguer to buy a Christmas cake; at new years families get special bento boxes (huge ones)- to eat over the holiday.

A friend was kind enough to invite me and the S.O. over for a traditional Turkey dinner it was great. I have not been allowed to make a Turkey since a few years ago and she took exception to the mess I made in the kitchen! ( But the turkey was good!).

11/24/2006 12:25:00 AM  

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