Thanksgiving is an American holiday. From what I have learned here, the only other country that celebrates the idea of “Thanksgiving” is Canada. Trying to explain why we celebrate Thanksgiving was hilarious.
The pilgrims + native americans + pilgrim buckled shoes + using our hands to draw turkeys in school = be thankful.
Yesterday about 30 or so students at Bond got together (around a pool) to feast and celebrate the fact that we were able to be here.
I ate food from Sweden, Denmark, China, Venezuela, and Australia. There was baked mac n cheese, blueberry banana bread, oreos, lamington, chicken, pasta salad, beef patties, meat pies, and garlic bread.
Lamington is a dessert of Australian origin. It consists of squares of sponge cake coated first in a layer of traditionally chocolate icing, then in desiccated coconut and it is absolutely delightful.
I spent my Thanksgiving surrounded by new friends from all over the world…and I could not be more thankful.
- The british term “cheeky.” I have tried to master this. The other day my class got cancelled and I said it was cheeky. That’s not using it correctly.
- The difference between americans and english. When we have a question we simply say “Um, I have a question…” … english say “Excuse me please, could you tell me …”
- A student from North Carolina asked me if we had “normal coffee” in Indiana. haha, apparently Indiana is a foreign country in his eyes.
- Australia doesn’t have “freedom of speech” in their constitution.
- An Australian student told me it was weird that we have holidays “in the middle of the year.” eg: summer, thanksgiving
- When talking about why we had Thanksgiving yesterday, there were more questions about why we had Black Friday. That’s a great question. “Wait, people stand in line for hours? Why? I don’t get it.” Me either.
- I need to stop checking the weather. 28 and sunny almost every day now.
- My sandwich artist at Subway asked me if I wanted salad. I said no, I just want my sandwich. He asked me again. Told him I just wanted my sandwich again. He proceeded to wrap up my bread and chicken. CAN I PLEASE HAVE SOME LETTUCE AND STUFF? “Oh so you DO want salad.” -_-
- In Sweden, it’s a tradition to watch Donald Duck on Christmas. I am not joking. Literally like every person in Sweden sits down and watches Donald Duck on Christmas Day.
- Food Comas exist.
- Australians sometimes think California is the “east coast” because it is east of Australia. Mind=blown
- Instead of saying someone is “hot” you would call them “fit” in the UK.
- Banana bread is universally accepted as being absolutely delicious.
- The punctuation on the end of a declarative or imperative statement is called “full stop” not “period.”
- Security guards don’t celebrate Thanksgiving I guess. Kicked us out at 9:30 p.m. SHARP.