Thursday, November 27, 2008

Thanksgiving Dinner

It was Thanksgiving when most of my friends left Lincoln and me and a few of others here.

So, My housemate and I joined an American, Helen's family for the Thanksgiving dinner.


The living room


This was Helen's house with her son, Tyler sitting there. Helen was a nice and lovely woman. This house had a great story. She built this house with her husband and moved to a farm house not long after that.

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Family gathering

She missed this house a lot since it was what she and her husband built together. After her husband passed away two years ago, the house was on sale again by the previous owner so she bought it back and moved in, staying there alone.






Helen's husband (picture), not in the mirror (不是显灵)

When she talked about the story behind this house and how her husband wanted the house to be, i could see a lot of stories in her eyes.
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Tyler by the corner

I like this corner a lot. Warm light, comfortable couch, peaceful view...



A warm dining area

Here comes the Thanksgiving meal!!!




Thanksgiving Meal

It's not dinner actually... It was around 1 pm when we had the Thanksgiving meal. Of course, Thanksgiving meal is about turkey...

The dinner was awesome, thanks to Helen, Karen (her sister-in-law), and Kristy (her in-law's sister-in-law).




Left to right: Helen, Karen, Brooke, and Kristy

Time to go outdoor for American family game...




Some simple baseball...

Another thing about Thanksgiving, it was for family gathering. So, family members might just get together and play some simple games, watch football, and take a nap.
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There she is...
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Everyone played better than me... :(
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Board game: Trivia
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It was mostly about asking and answering trivia questions.
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The guy in the middle was Steve who was supposed to be in Houston, Texas suddenly showed up at the door surprisingly when his dad talked about him...
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"My second son, steve is teaching in Houston... Oopss.. no, he is there?!" Staring at the door, surprisingly.
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The women were so surprised and yelled, followed by a big hug. So sweet....
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Another team in the game

However, most of the questions are mostly about Americans.. So it was totally a disaster for me. haha
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Baby?
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Oh, I saw this before we left.. It looked creepy, isn't it? haha...
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When we were leaving the house, I saw Helen was alone in the house. I was overwhelmed with mixed feelings.

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Thanks for having us, everyone.
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P/S: 能够回家,是一种幸福。能够团聚,是一种福分。

11 comments:

HansonLi said...

你身处在那儿??
有幸福洋溢的感觉

wahlui said...

waa never ask me go! hate you wayne wayne! :(

Danny said...

love the ambience of the house.. cosy and warm...
when you come back, we do another thanksgiving for you..
you 'give' us gift and we 'thank' you...lol

十六夜真人 said...

美國人真的很重視感恩節這個節日哦~

wayne said...

HansonLi,
身处千里之外。

wahlui,
cheh.. u always hate me, don't u?

danny,
yea... i m gonna thank you for the birthday gift once again though..

十六夜真人,
在美国,感恩节和圣诞节一样重要吧。。

Leon Koh said...

a totally different feel .. I love the laid back and country side charm!

阿洛 said...

看你拍的照片让我感觉到秋天的萧瑟。
没在秋天去到温带国家。不懂是不是会让人特别想家?希望你有个温馨的假日。

你好我是阿洛。

Chris said...

I never celebrate Thanksgiving b4.

wayne said...

Leon Koh,
I miss the heat in Malaysia though. Being family is always warmer.

阿洛,
秋天会让人特别思念,因为热情的夏天才刚走,无情的冬天就快来了。

chris,
it's just like CNY eve with reunion dinner and gambling. haha

ah_man said...

希望大家都懂得感恩哦~

ah_man said...

希望大家都懂得感恩哦~