Years in California prepared me for holiday seasons sans what I consider "real" holiday weather. I no longer depend on the changing of leaves or the bringing out of jackets (well, light jackets -- I am Texan, after all) to alert me that it is time for the Thanksgiving holiday. Instead, I count on the enthusiasm of my dear sister, Caroline, who loves Thanksgiving like I love Constitution Day. And guess what? She gave up her American Thanksgiving this year to be with me in Hong Kong.
Monday of last week (the 25th), we had a "Friendsgiving" with my fellow YASCers Sara (Hong Kong), Ashley (Santiago City, Philippines), and Will (Hong Kong). Though my favorite pumpkin and chocolate pies were absent, our non-traditional Moroccan feast took first place on my list of favorite Thanksgiving meals of all time (sorry, mom and Caroline!). I am thankful for these humans I was fortunate enough to share it with:
|Sara, Ashley, Will, and me in front of St. John's Cathedral|
Before our late-our-time/early-their-time skype call with our parents in Santa Fe, Caroline and I spent Thanksgiving Day touring historic Coloane and the ruins on Macau. What a beautiful holiday.
This year, I am especially thankful for all of your support. Happy December, everyone!