Thanksgiving in India is very different from Thanksgiving in the U.S. Nevertheless, they take this time in the Indian state of Goa to thank God for all of their materials and spiritual benefits.
Here is a list of the three ways India celebrates the harvest season a bit differently from how we do…
- Date: Whereas we celebrate our holiday around this fall season, they celebrate August 15th each year.
- Food: Whereas we focus on eating turkey, ham, and dressing, farmers work to harvest milk-filed corn from the rice field and grain, and even give each other chocolates as gifts!
- History/Traditions: Whereas we call it “Thanksgiving,” and get the idea from the story of the pilgrims and Native Americans, they call it “Ladin” or “Ladainha,” in which sponsored by a different person every year who either seeks benefits or has been lucky enough to have God’s special grace.
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“Thanksgiving in India 2014.” India. http://Www.india.goodinformationabout.com, n.d. Web. 17 Nov. 2014. <http://www.india.goodinformationabout.com/indian-festivals/thanksgiving-in-india/>.
Well, ENGL 1020 has not been a typical English class for me. In fact, I, for some reason, keep waiting for the moment Dr. Anderson tells us to pull out our textbooks and follow along with her powerpoint lesson for the day. And as you can tell, it hasn’t happened yet.
Our theme of Digital Citizenship has taken some adjustment on my behalf, considering I only check Facebook once a month as it is. I don’t feel like a very good citizen in this digital world because I am just very inactive in it. Nevertheless, it is thought-provoking, so it has been worthwhile. And I have found myself diagnosing a lot of students on campus. ;D
I won’t fib and say this class has been a piece of cake. It isn’t that it is “hard,” but this course has introduced me to a practice that I am, in no way, familiar with: REFER TO THE SYLLABUS. I mean, I’m pretty sure that I could get a witness or two that it is not something that our previous instructors ever emphasized. However, it has improved as time has gone on, and I’m getting use to flipping through 11 pages daily.
1) DON’T use all capital letters unless it is absolutely necessary!
It is just plain offensive when you read all caps. Feelings get hurt and people will usually misunderstand the entirety of what you’re saying because of this distraction.
2) DO proofread what you type before sending/posting/tweeting.
You will be embarrassed, ultimately, and your message can be misconstrued all because of a simple typo.
3) DON’T copy/forward/repost/retweet something online by someone else unless they would be okay with you doing so.
If they send it to you personally, it should, definitely, not be shared with others, and vice versa.
4) DO say thank you when complimented online.
It’s the polite thing to do, and they’ll appreciate it.
5) DON’T be a jerk when saying something online; be nice!
Mom always says, “You get more bees with honey than you do with vinegar!” 🙂
6) DO type it only if you could say it to their face!
Nobody likes to read stupidity or a virtual fussing. It is pure common courtesy to think of the people reading before typing.
7) DON’T write/post on somebody else’s page more than they do on it!
It is THEIR page, for goodness sakes!
8) DO give people a chance to respond!
It is a annoying if you message people over and over, and they won’t get back to you any quicker because you do. We all have lives, so let’s live them first!
9) DON’T share pictures of someone unless you have their permission!
The time that your friend is drinking and/or smoking at a house party and starts to behave like a lunatic may be a hilarious and very popular story… unless their employer runs by it. Some things should be kept a secret, so just don’t share images that your friend may not want the world to see of them.
10) DO dedicate the majority of your time to life around you (instead of being on your technology)!
Family and friends deserve you much more than a screen does. Don’t have FOMO, because life around you can be just as enjoyable!
So, I didn’t purchase this shirt, but I am writing a review to warn people who are considering purchasing this, caution those who might encounter it, and inform the public of its effects in an effort to prevent anymore victims, like myself.
First off, I am a woman that many guys would consider to be “attractive.” I have a nice amount of assets that men usually drool over, and it is nothing to me for a guy to whistle and shout. However, I have NEVER been so insulted by a guy’s admiring of me until one of those jerks had this shirt on.
I went to get some gas one morning at the local station a few minutes from my house. I pulled up to a pump, parked, and proceeded to walk inside to purchase breakfast for my little red Corvette. I stood in line with a $20 bill folded up in my hand and minded my business, as always. Like 10 seconds later, this guy comes in and stands behind me in line. Now, I can, literally, feel his eyes looking me up and down. Then about 30 seconds later, he had the audacity to slap my behind!!! At that moment, I almost lost it, ladies. I’ve seen that mess on movies and stuff, but I NEVER thought a man would actually have the nerve to hit my butt!!!
Anyway, naturally, due to my reflexes, I whipped around to this man and, as you might have guessed already, he was wearing a blue, short-sleeved Three Wolf Moon t-shirt. He nods at the shirt, gives me this little grin, and, then, winks at me! I mean, HOW BOLD this guy was! Did he really think that this shirt was a legit excuse for what he did?! Before I even knew that I moved my arm, I had slapped him so hard that the right side of his face had a red imprint of my hand and he was laid out on the floor, unconscious. Unfortunately, my adrenaline didn’t stop there, and I kicked the heck out of him. Long story short, by the time I left, he was still knocked out and I drove to a gas station about 30 minutes away (in other words, I drove until my tank was on E) to attempt to put some gas in my tank once more.
Now, I am not endorsing violence in any way. And I am not justifying my actions towards this man, for, under any normal circumstances, this is not my character. But I am promoting awareness of the mental/magical effects it may have on its owner. And I encourage people to STAY AWAY FROM THIS SHIRT, ALTOGETHER!
The only positivity that I can share in this rating regarding this fiasco is that I am somewhat of a celebrity at the local gas station, a shining example of the local feminism, and I am fulfilling one of my life-long goals: to be a mentor and use my life experiences in a way that is beneficial to mankind (hence the 2-star rating instead of 1).