Tomorrow... I will be drinking Eggnog.
I am incredibly excited. So excited that I thought it worth telling all of you about how excited I am.
(And to prove wrong my prediction about an eggnog-less Christmas)
Costco is the only place in Taiwan that carries this wonderful holiday treat. For that I'm certain. However, I did have to shell out $355nt for the carton. Supply and Demand, I guess. (fyi: $355= about $11us.)
But it's worth it. You see, I asked my class if they've ever heard of Eggnog, and their noses curled upwards.
"Ew! Does it really have eggs in it???"
I said, "Are you kidding me?! You're Taiwanese!! You eat pigs' feet and gall bladder!"
So I ventured down the road to Costco, used my American Costco card to get in, resisted the temptation to buy ice cream and pizza, and fought the insane crowds (see 17i), and found myself staring at the one stack of off-brand half gallon cartons of $355 Eggnog.
I'm banking on the hope that my class will be repulsed at the taste, and I'll get more than a few mugs out of it.
Selfish, I know. But at least I'm giving them a fair shot at an exotic cultural experience.
In other news... the Holiday's are in full swing. There's translated Christmas music on the radio, and plastic tree's in every Starbucks and McDonald's. The Vineyard of Harvest Church on my block was the first to put up lights and start projecting Kenny G's Christmas album onto the sidewalk (I have mixed feelings about that), but the Condo Complex and the bright orange underwear store on the corner have followed suite.
The funny thing is... no one celebrates Christmas. No one gets a day off work, or school. It's just another day. Traditions, huh?
Thinking of you all. Would love to hear from you as to what you're doing this holiday season.
Til then... Merry Christmas.