Although it's almost the end of the day here in Singapore, I wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving and thank you :)
Thanksgiving is a day of mixed feelings for me. On one hand, it is great to have many people feeling grateful and having a positive attitude. On the other, the fact that many turkeys are raised to be slaughtered for our consumption on this day cannot be denied. I better be thankful they don't gobble us up for gobbling them up.
Have also been reading about President Bush pardoning a turkey. I find it particularly interesting that the US presidents have to pardon a couple of turkeys for every thanksgiving... it makes me wonder if turkey was served for their dinner :o It is still great though, that such a gesture was made. "Follow the leader" works great in this case, perhaps we could pardon a turkey from our dinner table and spare our health from the extra burden.
If you have read about the history of thanksgiving, you may have read about historians debating whether or not a turkey is served on the very first Thanksgiving. It could have been ham. So now they have this petition for Mr Bush to pardon a pig (which he has yet to done so).
素满园 (People's Park Centre)
6 days ago