My first Thanksgiving!

  • ShanksE

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    Nov 26, 2010 4:57 AM GMT
    So today was the first time I got to celebrate Thanksgiving with a couple of my classmates at the Thanksgiving potluck that we organized. At the table were my American, Chinese and Indian classmates - a multi cultural group one may say.
    It was a really great experience and for me some of the highlights of thanksgiving were:
    1. That the President's Thanksgiving proclamation mentions not just the year as per the Gregorian calender, but also the year of the American independence - this is indeed a very surprising feature, which might sound commonplace to a lot of Americans. But from an 'outsider's' perspective I have now come to understand why Americans value their freedom and democracy so much!
    2. The constant struggle of trying to be multi cultural, while at the same time being politically correct.. It is amazing how easily many people manage to pull it off.
    3. The fact that people choose to substitute tofu with turkey - personally I think it is amazing how both camps fight it out.. the very fact that people are sensitive to the issue and are willing to forgo tradition, to challenge the old way of thinking, that in itself is commendable..

    Have a great Thanksgiving America.. Happy Thanksgiving my dear RJers
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    Nov 26, 2010 5:02 AM GMT

    Happy Thanksgiving, ShanksE, and we're thankful you're here, and a friend.

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    Nov 26, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    Happy Thanksgiving ShanksE!

  • aiko14

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    Nov 26, 2010 5:06 AM GMT
    happy thanks giving man... this is also my first thanks giving in the US XD
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    Nov 26, 2010 7:39 AM GMT
    This was the first thanksgiving back home in eight years. it was amazing despite my rowdy fight with some jackass.
  • Webster666

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    Nov 26, 2010 7:53 AM GMT
    I guess that it is pretty amazing; having a national holiday just to celebrate being thankful for what we've got.

    ShanksE,
    I'm glad you could join us.
  • ShanksE

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    Nov 26, 2010 2:16 PM GMT
    Thanks guys,

    Wish you all the same! icon_smile.gif
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    Nov 26, 2010 7:44 PM GMT
    Glad you had a great day! May you have many more like that in the future.
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    Nov 26, 2010 7:50 PM GMT
    Happy Shanksgiving!
  • ShanksE

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    Nov 26, 2010 9:47 PM GMT
    Heartrobb saidHappy Shanksgiving!


    Lol! Thank you Heartrobb!
    Also,thank you Sahem for that wonderful message! Warm regards all!
  • barriehomeboy

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    Nov 27, 2010 1:58 AM GMT
    You're being pranked. Shanks is not Indian or Pakistani, as he sounds. Not that I'm out to bust him.
  • ShanksE

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    Nov 27, 2010 2:07 AM GMT
    barriehomeboy said You're being pranked. Shanks is not Indian or Pakistani, as he sounds. Not that I'm out to bust him.

    ??
    And why pray tell, do I not sound Indian?
    Hmm.. Curiouser and curiouser!
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    Nov 27, 2010 2:22 AM GMT
    ShanksE said
    barriehomeboy said You're being pranked. Shanks is not Indian or Pakistani, as he sounds. Not that I'm out to bust him.

    ??
    And why pray tell, do I not sound Indian?
    Hmm.. Curiouser and curiouser!



    lol, OK what's up Barrie?

    -Doug