Two years ago I had my first encounter with Thanksgiving. A bunch of work colleagues and I went to an Irish American pub in China and arrived 30minutes after they started serving dinner. Much to our surprise, they’d sold out of turkey, well, all but one plate of it. Thus, more than 10 of us dug into one little plate of turkey with all the trimmings. Even though we were starving, I guess that’s what Thanksgiving is all about, right? Sharing a meal with close friends. It was certainly a memorable first one.
That year, Coldstone Creamery more than made up for it.
Then, last year, seeing as one of my best friends in Taiwan is American, we went all out. I’m talking the whole works- turkey up to my eyeballs, enough plates to feed all my colleagues from the year before, and then there was the dessert eating contest which resulted in me being put to bed with an overdose of Pepto Bismal. That’s right, we celebrated buffet style at The Grand Hyatt. Now that I think about it, I’m actually still full from that meal, so it doesn’t really matter that I’m missing out this year.
I did, however, eat chicken with apple sauce and rice today, so I guess that kind of counts. And my new colleagues and I went around the table and said what we were thankful for. I’m actually thankful for everything! Especially my friends and family (awww) and all the new friends I’ve had the chance to meet and get to know throughout this year. Here are a few moments from the past year I feel thankful for…I don’t actually know if this is how Thanksgiving works…American friends, what am I supposed to do?
Well I’ll just share a few photos of friends and memories I’m thankful for (these are in no chronological order whatsoever):
There are SO many more moments and friends, but I don’t want to overdo it in one post. Plus, everyday should be a day you’re thankful for things. I guess my final thing I’m thankful for is having the chance to experience working at Lomography Asia as it’s something I said I’ve wanted to do ever since I discovered Lomo.
Happy Thanksgiving American friends!