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Thursday’s Special: Trip to Japan

Hope everyone had a great Thanksgiving!  Here in the U.S., this holiday is an opportunity to reflect and give thanks for all the great things that we have been blessed with in our lives.  Thanksgiving also marks the start of holiday eating.  The main course in Thanksgiving is usually the turkey.  In my family, we celebrate with a medley of food, but not with the traditional turkey.  I never grew up eating turkey for Thanksgiving unless I was invited to someone’s home.

I fondly remember on one occasion when one of the aunties mentioned she would be refraining from eating turkey as she didn’t want to be going on a trip to Japan.  I was so confused.  How could eating turkey prevent you from going to Japan?  I was puzzled, but as I was a guest, I didn’t want to seem out of sorts with not understanding what she meant.  It was not until I asked one of my friends what the aunty was referring to that I started to laugh.

This aunty was not referring to Japan, but to tryptophan.  I guess she must have said it too fast or I had too much wax built up in my ears, but I could have sworn she said “Trip to Japan!”.  So, if you did indulge in turkey this holiday, don’t worry, you still can go on a trip to Japan, but you might be a bit drowsy.

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