happy thanksgiving

November 18, 2009 at 9:57 am 10 comments

i don’t see any better representation of thanksgiving than this work by norman rockwell that graced the cover of the saturday evening post on march 6, 1943. it was aptly titled, freedom from want.

thanksgiving is about food and family and friends sharing the food. it’s about togetherness. it’s about feeling you are not alone and being accepted for who you are. happy memories are made of these.

this would be my last post until i come back from my trip next month.

have a happy thanksgiving to everyone! may the spirit of the holiday be with you all.


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  • 1. AC  |  November 18, 2009 at 11:17 pm

    Bon Voyage! 🙂

    Come back with lots of photos and stories to share with us. 🙂

    • 2. plaridel  |  December 7, 2009 at 4:06 pm


      nothing much to report about. i missed the beauty of the fall. at the time i arrived, most of the leaves had already fallen leaving the trees bare. i’d been so busy that i didn’t have time to do anythng else. i did manage to visit the national zoo on a sunday and attend a thanksgiving dinner in potomac, maryland hosted by a d.c. lawyer and his wife. it was my first thanksgiving with an american family. i was surprised to find that they have a live-in filipino domestic helper. she must have been equally surprised to see me, too.

      • 3. AC  |  December 8, 2009 at 6:17 pm

        wow. kabayan! 🙂 it’s surprising to see a helper there noh?

        • 4. plaridel  |  December 9, 2009 at 2:55 pm


          kahit saan yata ng parte ng mundo, may pinoy na. ok lang basta kumikita

  • 5. Ruchi  |  November 22, 2009 at 6:48 am


    Today while I was sitting at the coffee shop pondering over the meaning of life, I overheard the people at the next table discussing Plaridel, and I got really excited, only I didn’t know that Plaridel was the name of a place (blonde moment!!)

    For a moment, I thought they were talking about your blog and just when I was about to interrupt them and introduce myself as your reader, I realized that they were talking about a place in Philippines. Silly me! 😛

    Almost embarrassed,

    • 6. plaridel  |  December 7, 2009 at 4:15 pm


      interesting to overhear ‘plaridel’ in india. it’s very common in the philippines. you can see people, streets, parks, towns, and schools named after it. it was the pseudonym of marcelo del pilar, a filipino national hero and propagandist, derived from the anagram of his last name ‘del pilar’. now you know a little about philippine history. 🙂

      • 7. Ruchi  |  December 8, 2009 at 3:23 pm

        WoW! Thts interesting… and I feel so naive not having known this before..

        So your name really is Plaridel?!


        P.S.: I am intrigued enough to really want to visit Philippines 🙂

        • 8. plaridel  |  December 8, 2009 at 5:30 pm


          it won’t be a bad idea to visit the philippines. it’s always interesting to engage yourself in another culture and to discover that we’ve got a lot of things in common. i, myself, would be interested in going to india and travel the country by train. someday, yes, someday..

  • 9. Waugh Somer  |  November 27, 2009 at 5:58 am

    Hey , it is Thanksgiving Day! I’m happy with my extra day off, and I am planning to make something fun that will probably involve a car trip and seeing something new in Malden I haven’t seen yet.
    You write new post at Thanksgiving?

    • 10. plaridel  |  December 7, 2009 at 4:17 pm


      thanks for the visit. please do come again.


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