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    Kanshasai - Japandemonium for November 26th, 2010

    I'm thankful for video games.

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    You don't know much much I want Atelier Judie and Violet on PSP to be brought over. Seriously. I want more Atelier games. I may have start importing them at this point.

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    Dude, next year come to our place. We had a rockass Thanksgiving.

    This past Sunday, our landlords' 4 grandchildren were playing outside and flagged me down to ask about the reason for the upcoming big dinner. I told them it was "Kanshasai," which is Japanese for "Thanksgiving Day." (Not made-up, this is dictionary style, official Japanese here.) Yet they didn't know what this was. I tried explaining, (of course in Japanese because these kids speak less English than anyone I've ever met) ...
    "Well, think about it. You know that 'kansha' means things you are grateful for, and you know that 'sai' is like 'festival,' right?"
    I was interrupted by Rimu, age 4:
    "HEATH-SAN!! DON'T TEACH ME JAPANESE!!!"
    I still laugh to think about it.
    Upon not recognizing the funky Japanese word, I also tried telling them about turkey or "Tah-kee." They didn't know what that was either.
    Me: "Taaki."
    Them: "Paati?" (party)
    Me: "nono, not party, TURKEY."
    Them: "?????"
    So I directed them into our kitchen where Janelle was roasting the turkey at the time. Questions were answered with visuals rather than words, and the celebration was met with the inevitable trading of Pokemans.

    After taking about 2 hours longer than expected to finish, I was worried about the turkey being dry or tasteless, but it turned out amazingly amazing. I want to say it was the best turkey I've ever had, but that might be because I haven't had turkey in so long. That shouldn't take away from how truly delicious it was, though. Everyone loved it, with lots of people grabbing seconds and even taking some home.

    Our bird. Stretching out the leftovers has made this one of the best weeks of like, my whole life. ~^_^~

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    The Fran picture... damn! I thought it was a scan from a doujinshi at first.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rage View Post
    Dude, next year come to our place. We had a rockass Thanksgiving.
    Where do you live and how much turkey can I steal from you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by GaijinMonogatari View Post
    Where do you live and how much turkey can I steal from you?
    Kagawa, my man.
    Other people brought home plates so ah... 1 *reasonable plate's worth?

    * = definition to be determined

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    Hmm... never been to Shikoku...

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    i think it would be interesting to see some people from the west having thanksgiving dinners in places that don't normally do them. Just invite some local friends over for dinner and see if they'll come back next year.

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    O_o that furry picture I can't tell who is riding who or what is going on...I'll just focus on Fran instead.

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    They're in a plane. :-p

    Twitter: BeckyCFreelance

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    Riding a flying robot, actually.

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