Friday, November 28, 2008

a different kind of thanksgiving

This year, while all of my friends and families were in temperatures around the mid-80's, Abe and I were bundled in our winter best deciding if we should try our hardest to find a store that sells turkey deli meat (they don't sell whole turkeys in Japan) or if I should just make plain old chicken. It's that time of year again. The time of year when everyone is at home, getting all excited about Christmas and I am traveling around Japan watching Abe and the team play basketball games. We ended up having a fun little Thanksgiving...with Indian curry, saffron rice, and nan bread. Very international I think! In any case, it was a wonderful day because Abe finished practice early and we got to spend time together. No rushing or stress. Just relaxing. Yay!

As for the next big holiday, Christmas, that may be a little easier to do here. KFC is VERY popular, you know, because that's how westerners celebrate Christmas. Apparently, Japanese people feel that's the best way to celebrate the holiday, so KFC stays open for 24 hours that day and there's usually a line out the door. The shop staff at different locations even feel a connection with the Col. Sanders that they dress him up for different holidays.

Anyway, hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving filled with yummy food and family.