Tuesday, 3 December 2013
Last weekend I went to a thanksgiving dinner party thing in Hitachi. Calling something a dinner party makes it sound somewhat sophisticated - trust me it wasnt, we were sat on the floor using plastic cutlery. However, I had never had a thanksgiving meal before, just seen it in many American tv programmes and movies. I sort of expected a regular roast and mash with veg type thing, with people going round the table saying what they were thankful for and a bunch of other cheesy rituals. This isnt what it was like at all. When I asked Tommy (the most american person I know) about it, he gave me a "yea right" eye roll, and simply said "no one really does that stuff". Out of ignorance, I was shocked. I was slightly relieved though - It would have felt weird to get all nostalgic and sentimental over a festival that I cant relate to with a large group of people. Anywho, the food was way more exciting than I expected - there were all these colourful casserole style dishes with exotic names that i had never come across before. It reminded me of that scene in Hook where the lost boys are eating an imaginary meal, all colorful and tropical.