a blog with cultural bulimia.

Thursday, January 05, 2006

Pig on a stick.

Instead of going to Rio, where they have the best New Year's in the world, I stayed in Itamogi and roasted a whole pig - from head to tail. I'm not joking. I don't even like pork meat. But that's what one eats on NYE here (only animals that are 'forward' like pig and salmon; no birds because they ... (what's the word for that thing the chickens do where they kick dirt backwards? My English is gone...)). And wears white. And a new pair of undies. So many traditions...

I chose the low key option which turned out not to be so low key - about 250 people showed up. 250 people that I'm connected with since I was a child which translates into a lot of love.

It felt good.