My Second Thanksgiving in the U.S.
Last semester, I was with my mom during the holiday since she came to the US for some business reasons while this semester, I was here alone, literally. But actually I had great fun in different cliques.
Let me introduce you an amazing place for seafood – Mystic Lake’s Casino Buffet! It is a place for gambling actually but they do offer buffet. But they only provide seafood buffet on Wednesday and that’s why we went there. I promise you it was the longest time for me to wait for food – 2 hours! The price for seafood buffet is $22.95. Besides the oyster and crab, the dessert tasted good as well.
On the afternoon I went to a friend’s apartment. We had hot pot and then the most exciting thing was that he has the karaoke system at home!! He connects the laptop with TV so that the songs are updating. I just couldn’t believe he even downloaded the most recent songs. We were having hot pot and singing for more than 4 hours. It reminded me of my hometown. Nowadays, Chinese young people’s most popular way to spend leisure time is karaoke. It is very cheap to stay there for a whole afternoon. In addition, my friend is from Taiwan and he is good at cooking. He asked friends to eat at his apartment and we can order the dishes online beforehand (he posts the pictures of his dishes online). After that, we decided to go shopping because it was nearly midnight which means Black Friday was coming. We went to Albertville Outlet and there were already too many people that we were not able to park closely. I felt like Chinese people all have the join-in-the-fun nature because I didn’t buy much stuff but I would rather go even it was cold and crowded.
Four of my friends drove to Akita Sushi and Hibachi to have sushi buffet for dinner. As I am taking Japanese course, I felt excited to have Japanese food. However, as I entered the restaurant, I saw white people wearing kimono and Chinese waitress speaking Chinese instead of English or Japanese. Err…literally I don’t know how to describe my feeling. Anyways, the food was good but a little bit expensive. After that, we went to AMC to watch the new movie Twilight. I was so into it even when I got back home. I downloaded the OST of the movie. I love this one although I saw many critiques online.
OMG… it is the end of my thanksgiving holiday. I felt stressed today because I played too much and final is coming. I am a sophomore right now but on one hand, I am still developing the ability to balance, on the other hand, I am learning the social skills such as being an ice-breaker which is definetely necessary in the future.