Happy Halloween!

16 11 2015
We carved two pumpkins during class and then lit them up with cell phones (it's hard to find tea lights here).

We carved two pumpkins during class and then lit them up with cell phones (it’s hard to find candles here).

I let my classes choose an American holiday to celebrate, and my Monday class chose Halloween. Even though I told them to dress up and gave examples of how to do it, I was still the only person who did; but we had a great time carving pumpkins anyway. In China, most people eat pumpkin (nánguā) regularly, so none of my students had ever carved a pumpkin. It’s one of my favorite foods, and usually is fried with oil and served with salty duck egg. When we finished, we turned off the lights, lit the pumpkins with cell phone lights, and all my students ooh-ed and ahh-ed.

My students dug into the pumpkin to pull out the seeds. I was lucky to find orange pumpkins (they are usually green and not round), and these two were very small.

I dressed up as the easiest thing I could think of--a cowgirl. One of my students took this photo.

I dressed up as the easiest thing I could think of–a cowgirl. One of my students took this photo.

We also gave Tony a combination of his birthday gift and a donation to Zion: an electric drum set.

Tony enjoying his new drum set.

Tony enjoying his new drum set.

The sign says, "Tony--a great friend of ours, happy birthday. Love, Hello Kitty, Baby kitty, Mr. Feeny, Unikitty (& the SX team)" (A friend wrote the first part, and we wrote the second because Tony hates Hello Kitty. Mr. Feeny & Baby Kitty are his cats, who he also rather dislikes.)

The sign says, “Tony–a great friend of ours, happy birthday. Love, Hello Kitty, Baby kitty, Mr. Feeny, Unikitty (& the SX team)”
(A friend wrote the first part, and we wrote the signature because Tony hates Hello Kitty. Mr. Feeny & Baby Kitty are his cats, who he also rather dislikes.)

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