Giving Thanks on My One-Year Anniversary in Hong Kong

I hope everyone had a good Thanksgiving, if you celebrate it.  During my Introduction to Judaism class, I asked Rabbi Zamek at UJC Hong Kong if Jews celebrate it, he pointed out that American Jews do.  Thanksgiving is neither a Jewish or Chinese specific holiday, it is pure classic Americana.  I hope yours was filled with delicious food, wonderful friends/family, and plenty of shopping on Black Friday the day after! 🙂

I can’t believe it has been one year since I moved to Hong Kong from San Francisco! I’ve changed, well sort of, maybe a better term would be I’ve adapted to Asia…

I’m excited for more upcoming holidays (non-Jewish and non-Chinese included): Hanukkah, Christmas, New Years, Lunar New Years, etc.  The weather is getting cooler. I love getting bundled up in sweaters, jackets, scarfs, and boots.  Prefer being cold than being hot.

Tonight, I will attend a special Thanksgiving Shabbat service and dinner at the UJC of Hong Kong with some friends from my Introduction to Judaism class. Saturday night, a friend is having a big Thanksgiving dinner extravaganza – I am in charge of Pecan Pie (no oven so I had to buy freshly baked).  Looks like I will be stuffed this weekend! Looking forward to it! 🙂

Delicious Chinese Buns for Thanksgiving?! Possible!

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