Thursday, November 27, 2008


Despite being in Japan, Thanksgiving did NOT disappoint this year (besides the fact that Jacob had to work) as we headed down to our favorite American ex-pat bar.  The owner, Phred, had quite the spread (extra-worthy of a rhyme)!  Turkey, oyster stuffing, rolls, cranberry sauce, mashed potatoes and gravy, steamed veggies, cheesecake (because of an apparent pumpkin pie drought at Costco), and a marathon of Jennifer Lopez music videos on the tvs made us feel right at home!

Along with a plethora of Japanese, we had quite a few "Thanksgiving-First-Timers!"  Our fun Aussie friend, Sam, and the wonder that is root beer (also a first for many):

And Krystle and Adele, two lovelies from Trinidad and Tobaggo (who had to be coached in the fine arts of going back for seconds and thirds,  eating beyond one's limits, and NEVER saying "no" to dessert):

I'm so thankful for this opportunity to be in Japan, the chance meet such a diverse group of friends from all over the world, the ability to travel and explore new places, my family...oh yeah, and I suppose Costco in this case!  Happy Thanksgiving everyone!

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