Sunday, December 9, 2012
Alex At A Turkish Cultural Night
Song: Magic Of The Evening
Artist: Omar Faruk Tekbilek
There is a Turkish Cultural Center in Reno.
Many of Alex's school staff are from Turkey.
The staff had sent out invitations to the students for a night of
Eastern Turkish culture which included a presentation of the
geography, people, agriculture, and the culture of the people
of Eastern Turkey.
Afterwards, there was an Eastern Turkish buffet.
They had the traditional slow roasted and thinly sliced meat used traditionally in Gyros.
The man on the left is one of Alex's advanced math teachers.
The man on the right is the Dean of his school.
They then served dessert.
The man in the forefront is the Dean of Academics for the High School...
and the woman next to him is another one of Alex's advanced math teachers.
Alex really liked the dessert...
so much so...
that he asked me if it was alright for seconds :)
As Alex doesn't normally eat dessert (except when we eat out)...
I don't mind him having dessert on special occasions.
Here is Alex getting seconds.
Afterwards, a group of people sang a traditional Turkish song (in Turkish)...
and although I didn't know what was being sung...it sounded nice.
The young man singing was actually a talented singer.
Another man was making some sort of traditional dish as the group sang.
Alex had a good time, as well as I.
I love exposing Alex to other cultures.
There is so much to learn from them.
I love the food and traditions...and well...the food :)
I am particularly fond of the various foods throughout the Mediterranean.
Everyone at this gathering was polite...
and I could sense their pride in their culture.
That is always good to see in people.
With each exposure to new cultures...
I hope to have Alex realize that while they may do things differently...
they are just manifestations of the same basic human drives in all of us.
This makes us all brothers and sisters...
with just different flavors added.