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Monday, March 24, 2008

Super Bowl Party v2.0

Last month my father recorded the Super Bowl on DVD and sent it to me. This Saturday I had some co-workers come over for an American style Super Bowl party! There were about 12 guests from China, 3 from India, and one from Norway. Out of all of the guests there was only one person from India (who had lived in the US a few years ago) who had ever watched American football before.

The game was pretty exciting for a Super Bowl and I was glad it was not just a blowout like some years. The commercials were not as good as usual, but everyone enjoyed watching them very much!

Kwai Ling enjoying the game

One of the strange things about the DVD was that when I played it on my DVD player the play-by-play announcers were speaking in Spanish. Everything else was in English. It really didn't matter since no one really understood the rules or the terminology anyways.

Enjoying some snacks and watching the game

I didn't cook anything this year, but we had a lot of food and drinks. We had some cut up vegetables with some ranch dressing to dip them in, some cashews and peanuts, chips and salsa, dried fruit and regular fruit, cheese and crackers, a few little cakes, beer, orange drink, and Coca Cola. We ordered several pizzas from a pizza place nearby also. Since the weather outside was so nice people could go out on the balcony whenever they wanted to.

Some friends chatting during the game

It turned out to be a nice party, and I'm looking forward to having another party soon... maybe a pot-luck dinner. Another first for my friends here.


  • Didn't you know that while you were gone we all decided that Spanish is the language of the US?

    The English portion of the commentary is only a conciliatary novelty.


    By Anonymous Greg, at 11:41 PM  

  • I'm waiting for the Mexicans to invade China as well.

    I've got a question for you Steve. Do the people there, like the ones that came to your party, think you've a regular/ordinary American?

    Which leads to a whole series of other questions. Like have your knuckles been purple lately? Have you seen a guy standing at a white van holding a 6' tall cross made form 4x4 lumber? Do they have Cool-Vent Windows with three panes, count 'em 1, 2, 3, in China?

    By Anonymous Les, at 8:22 AM  

  • Oh and are you getting smarter due to osmosis?

    By Anonymous Greg, at 1:58 AM  

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