Tuesday, February 28, 2006

The Scary World Of....

... Raw Veggies.

That's right. With all the adjustment to the new foods (dead and living) here and trying to find things that do not contain oyster sauce or squid, I have found something that completely grosses out the team here: RAW CARROTS.

I neglected to mention previously that a few of my favorite ladies on the project bought me a "hard boiled egg" which was a balut in actuality. It contained a real (but dead) half-developed baby bird inside. I almost threw up and that is not a joke. The balut is a delicacy here and everybody eats them.

However, today I brought peeled and thoroughly washed raw carrots as part of my lunch, and I thought poor Abby and Rax were going to lose it. No one there had ever eaten a raw carrot, or had even thought of possibly eating one. Finally Rax tried one and said "It's nice!" Maybe I should feel guilty for not eating the balut, but I really don't. My reaction would not be "it's nice."

Hey, Chris and Lisa - are my posts getting to be a better length for you now ;)

Quiz Time:
Which of these is NOT
culturaly
acceptable?

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