Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Mother's Day

This year I celebrated one of the most commercialised 'holidays' with someone else's Mum and it was delicious! (But I did call my Mum too!) A friend, Johnson, invited me to spend the day with his parents and they took me to an amazing restaurant just outside Taipei City. The place is huge and can seat 1000 hungry people at a sitting (there are 2 sittings for each meal). It's a buffet with hundreds of dishes from sashimi, sushi, salad, fruit, cakes, grilled, steamed, deep fried, roasted meats and fish - but it narrows it down if you only eat fish. I was in awe of how smoothly the system worked and wish I could have implemented some tricks in the lodges in SA.
We then went to one of the oldest temples for the God of Studying, Martial Arts and Good Husbands - so I hope my Chinese and Karate show a marked improvement soon!
They were all so warm and generous so I felt very comfortable even though we communicated with gestures and Johnson had to translate sometimes. His mother is actually at the same gym but it seems to be doing a better job on HER! I left with 2 huge bags of fruit and chestnuts and a Lotto ticket so it was a very special day.

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