Eating Healthy - Later in the afternoon our deli manager (the Sushi chef's husband) asked if I wanted to try a new product they had received - a 'hummus' made from edamame instead of chickpeas. I declined, mostly because I usually don't eat beans and I'd already tried the Natto for lunch. Anyway, a customer was within earshot, listening to this exchange. She was grabbing something from the bulk bins and had a couple of 'nutritional bars' made mainly of sesame seeds and honey in her hands. She asked if I had tasted them before because they were oh so good, and even raw! I told her I had not and she responded by saying 'so you just work with the healthy food all day, you don't actually eat it' ... BIG smile runs across my face. Of course you, being a reader of this blog, know what I was thinking. I did pretty well by just saying 'I do eat healthy, I just don't eat bars'. I left it at that, but I think she didn't quite get that one might not see prepackaged bars and soybean hummus as entirely healthy prospects.
|I think I look older with a beard|
Speaking of my Burmese friends, this pic was from November, 2010 when they got married in Texas. I was the only Gringo there (I'm in the back row) but they made me feel like Family. They and their culture are so incredibly hospitable. We could learn a thing or two from Family oriented societies like theirs.