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In America my family and friends will be together eating turkey, stuffing, mashed potatoes and gravy, vegetables, and pumpkin pie for Thanksgiving celebration. Here in Brunei, Dad and I had fish nuggets and french fries. What a Thanksgiving. Truth is, we didn't even realize it was Thanksgiving because it's not a holiday here.
Today we went to town took some pictures and looked around the shops downtown a bit. We saw the old palace, which is now the Prison Dean's house, and it's nothing compared to the massive extravagant and over the top palace in which the Royals occupy now. When we were ready to go back home, we had planned on getting a water taxi for a few bucks, like our driver told us it would cost. But when we asked around the first guy said 50 bucks and my Dad was so upset with him he just walked away then another guys came up and said 25..my dad walked away again... as we were walking away they ran up behid us and said they'd do it for 15, which is something we would pay but my Dad had had enough. We went to the other side of the building where water taxis were waiting to take people to the water villlage, not so touristy. We asked how much to take a water taxi and we decided on 10. The driver didn't even know where he was going... i think he was just stoked to get some money. Anybody know how that get payed or how that works?
When we arrived at the Yaht Club with our bruised behinds from the long stretch of choppy water we asked if they had any turkey. It turns out they had had a celebration the day beforeand the only turkey they had left was reserved... WHO RESERVES A TURKEY!? It should be first come first serve, damnit. I was bummed... I realized I wasn't going to get a Thanksgiving this year. I hope Christmas isn't this disappointing
BUT I was able to find Twilight's New Moon for B$3.00 .. Not to be a nagative nancy but honestly, it wasn't as great as the previews...