Friday, November 26, 2010
The clever Chinese solution was to bundle all three holidays into one. So, as instructed, all apartment residents came to the Thanksgiving dressed in our Halloween costumes, and we enjoyed the spread of stir-fried turkey and tofu and sweet-potato pies (of a sort) all washed down with warm Yanjing beer. In the midst of celebrating, who should march in to surprise us all?
We missed the costumes and Santa this year, but remember with warm hearts how hard our Chinese hosts tried to please us and tried to get it right.
(image from blog.yoyoor.com)