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Tanked Giving

November 26, 2010 by admin

I mean, THANKSGIVING and I hope everyone at home enjoyed a beautiful one.  Here in Shanghai a few of us got together at the restaurant with the most American name we could find, Boxing Cat Brewery.  It was a good time had by all and they did a terrific job with the turkey and the 50 sides of carbohydrates.  I felt absolutely sick to my stomach AND they had free-flowing beer and wine…perfect!!

Instead of going on and on about how thankful I am for the wonderful friends and family I have, because who’s kidding who here, this year I would like to offer up some Chinese things I’m thankful for.

1. You MUST bring your own bags to the grocery store or pay for each plastic one you need.  Every country should adopt this policy.

2. Xiaolongbao.  Those wonderful little bites of deliciousness that keep you warm and happy all winter.

3. The several old men and women who give me a warm smile when I pass them each day on my dog walk.  You know they’ve been through it all and seen it all and still greet each day with a smile on their face.

4. Poker/Mahjong: what else would all those people in the park do with their free time???

(I really AM thankful for my wonderful family and friends.  I missed you terribly… especially that egg/jalapeno/cheese hot mess thing that mom has perfected)

And Bernie trying to tame the wild turkey

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