Thursday, December 12, 2013

Two International Hofstra Students Experience Thanksgiving for the First Time.

During Thanksgiving break, two of our International students, Mika Nakazato (China/Japan) and Fangqi “Bridget” Xing (China), had the opportunity to experience their first American Thanksgiving at the home of fellow student, Rebecca Putorti, sophomore, in Connecticut. Here is their correspondence from after their stay.

 Dear Putorti Family,

I got to my dorm last night and I was really missing our five-day stay at your home. We did a lot things: went to the Macy’s parade, walked in your hometown’s parade, saw a football game, went to church, and played games together. This was the first time spending Thanksgiving Day in United States, and first time home stay in my life. Moreover, all things we did in those five days were all firsts for me. I had a lot of fun. I liked American culture more than before. I really like those busy days.

Your family, your friends, and the people in church were really kind and friendly. I really appreciate that you invited Bridget and me to stay your home. The Thanksgiving Day's dinner was great! I love to eat turkey and mashed potato! They’re really good and not to mention your pancakes!!

Though, we only spent five days together, but I feel like we have known each other for ten years!! I really love your family!!

Someday, I hope you can visit me in China and Japan! I know both countries very well, so if you have chance to come, please contact me!! I'm waiting your visit. If you come to Hofstra, you must contact me and Bridget, and let's have some lunch or dinner together!! :D
I really had a great time in this Thanksgiving. It was the most memorable experience for me. Moreover, America's Thanksgiving Day is much similar to Asian's New Year's Day because all friends and all families visit each other. I really appreciated that everyone gave me the chance to experience those days. Thank you for all!

*Just want you to know that I will go to China this winter! 

I posted some pictures below.*:)

Thank you!
Have a great day!


Mika Nakazato

A note from Fangqi “Bridget”:

My first Thanksgiving in USA was great since my American family is pretty nice.
I spent about five days in Connecticut with Rebecca and her family. All the people in her family are pretty nice and friendly.

Yashu, Rebecca's father, took us to many places and tried many different kind of things. We went to Macy's Parade and visited Yale. Also, we had a wonderful Thanksgiving dinner. The bread that Rebecca made was so good, and I love Polly's cooking, which is Rebecca's mom.  My favorite part of the whole weekend was the game that we played after dinner. We played together, and we made two new friends who come from England and New Jersey. We had a lot of fun.

 We also met a Chinese family since the Chinese man works with Yashu. Another exciting point is that we joined the town's Christmas's parade. We walked on the street and gave balloons and candies to children. This was my first time, and I really love it. On the last day, we went to church together where all the people in the church were so nice and friendly. I really liked talking with them.

I really like Hofstra's helping us experience this activity and arrangement. Also, I am pretty appreciative of Rebecca's family's care, and I feel they are like my other family, just in America. They are my American family! I think we will keep in touch.

 Thank you.


Fangqi “Bridget” Xing


A note from Mr. Yashu Putorti, father of Rebecca Putorti:

I want to let you know we had a great time with Fangqi and Mika. We are very happy they spent the holiday weekend with us. Both girls are friendly and outgoing. They were flexible with our schedules and willing to go anywhere. I want to let you know this was a great idea to ask Hofstra parents to participate in offering a place at our Thanksgiving table and we have now added two more people to our list of "family" members.

The girls arrived on Tuesday night with our daughter Rebecca. On Wednesday they went grocery shopping and helped prepare for Thanksgiving dinner. On Thursday I took the two girls to the Macy's Parade. We had a great time. We went home and had our dinner and then played Wii, and other games. We laughed a lot.

On Friday we went to a high school football game. We then toured Yale University and spent some time in the Yale bookstore. In the evening we went out to decorate a float that our church was putting in a local Christmas parade the next day. 
On Saturday the girls slept in while Rebecca played in a fundraiser soccer game. After lunch we had them participate in the parade. They walked with our church group behind the float and they handed out balloons and candy canes. That evening we had concert tickets, so the two girls went to have dinner and visit with a Chinese family they met at our Thanksgiving dinner table. (Our Thanksgiving dinner table had a Chinese family, Fangqi from China, Mika from Japan, Simon from England, and a few neighbors.)

On Sunday Fangqi and Mika went to church with us because they had spent the two previous days with church members and felt like family.

Even though it was only a few days, we feel like we have known the girls for years, and they feel the same.

Thank you for asking us to open our home to them. We all had a great time.

Best regards.

Yashu Putorti

-Compiled by Mary Coleman


  1. as the thanks giving day i want to say the thanks for all and for this post also.
    visit my site for best wishes

  2. Di sini anda bisa mendapatkan prediksi togel singapura yang bisa anda gunakan menjadi acuan dalam memasang taruhanPrediksi togel singapura . lihat prediksi togel singapura minggu ini Prediksi togel sgp prediksi togel singapura .

  3. seems great. I have bookmarked it in my google bookmarks to come back then.
    supplier kaos murah
    jasa konveksi jakarta barat

  4. Kami menawarkan tempat bikin kaos jogja dengan waktu pengerjaan paling cepat 3 hari. Jika kalian mau cari vendor konveksi, langsung ke Amanah Garment Jogja. Ada diskon dan cashback menarik untuk jumlah produksi diatas 100 pcs. Penasaran dengan diskon dan cash backnya ? Hubungi kontak dibawah ini.

    Email :
    Website :

  5. Really informative article.Really looking forward to read more. Really Cool.
    เว็บไซต์คาสิโนออนไลน์ที่ได้คุณภาพอับดับ 1 ของประเทศ
    เป็นเว็บไซต์การพนันออนไลน์ที่มีคนมา Gclub Royal1688
    และยังมีหวยให้คุณได้เล่น สมัครหวยออนไลน์ ได้เลย
    สมัครสล็อตออนไลน์ได้ที่นี่ >>> Golden slot
    ร่วมลงทุนสมัครเอเย่น Gclubกับทีมงานของเราได้เลย

  6. Im grateful for the blog post.Really thank you!
    โปรโมชั่นGclub ของทางทีมงานตอนนี้แจกฟรีโบนัส 50%
    เพียงแค่คุณสมัคร Gclub กับทางทีมงานของเราเพียงเท่านั้น
    สมัครสล็อตออนไลน์ >>> goldenslot
    สนใจร่วมลงทุนกับเรา สมัครเอเย่น Gclub คลิ๊กได้เลย


  7. شركة نقل عفش
    اهم شركات مكافحة حشرات بالخبر كذلك معرض اهم شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام والخبر والجبيل والخبر والاحساء والقطيف كذلك شركة رش حشرات بالدمام ومكافحة الحشرات بالخبر
    شركة مكافحة حشرات بالدمام
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة الجوهرة من افضل شركات تنظيف الخزانات بجدة حيث ان تنظيف خزانات بجدة يحتاج الى مهارة فى كيفية غسيل وتنظيف الخزانات الكبيرة والصغيرة بجدة على ايدى متخصصين فى تنظيف الخزانات بجدة
    شركة تنظيف خزانات بجدة
    شركة كشف تسربات المياه بالدمام
    شركة نقل عفش واثاث


  8. شركة نقل عفش بالرياض وجدة والدمام والخبر والجبيل اولقطيف والاحساء والرياض وجدة ومكة المدينة المنورة والخرج والطائف وخميس مشيط وبجدة افضل شركة نقل عفش بجدة نعرضها مجموعة الفا لنقل العفش بمكة والخرج والقصيم والطائف وتبوك وخميس مشيط ونجران وجيزان وبريدة والمدينة المنورة وينبع افضل شركات نقل الاثاث بالجبيل والطائف وخميس مشيط وبريدة وعنيزو وابها ونجران المدينة وينبع تبوك والقصيم الخرج حفر الباطن والظهران
    شركة نقل عفش بجدة
    شركة نقل عفش بالمدينة المنورة
    شركة نقل اثاث بالرياض
    شركة نقل عفش بالدمام

  9. چاپ فوم برد در اندازه‌های مختلف در دستگاه فلت بد، با کیفیت رنگ مطلوب و ماندگار با دقت و سرعت بالا و هزینه بسیار پایین انجام می گیرد و برش آن در طرح های متنوع و مختلف با دستگاه برش دیجیتال امکان پذیر است.

  10. Thanks for allowing me to view this portal which is full of relevant knowledge. We have reviewed the information provided and can claim that this is quite authenticated and we would recommend this to our friends. Surely we would also like to introduce ourself as HND Assignment help with below set of relevant websites:
    HND Assignments
    Dissertation Help
    HND Assignment Help
    HND Assignment Help
    HND Assignments
    HND Assignments
    Assignment help
    My Assignment help
    Assignment help
    Essay typer
    HND Assignment help
    Really appreciate to read our post and comments!!

  11. Blackmart APK Download 2020: If you are looking to Download Blackmart Alpha Apk, then you’re at the right place. Using the below download button you can easily grab the Blackmart Apk Latest Version for Android.

    ReLoader Activator is a good application for the activation of all versions of windows and also Office 2010 to Office 2013, Office 2015, Office 2016 and Office 2017.

  13. need for speed free downloader
    Need For Speed Most Wanted Game Download For Pc is an action and adventure car racing game in the NFS Games series.

  14. Situs agen bola 2020 terpercaya dari betdeal 

  15. I love this blog with latest information sharing with us.. Thank you for it..
    How to get latest updates of TM Menards Login information...


  16. Best CBD Oil Companies · March 4, 2020 at 8:46 am
    I do not even know how I ended up here, but I
    thought this post was great. I don’t know who you are but certainly you are going to
    a famous blogger if you aren’t already 😉 Cheers!
    Frog Puzzle

  17. It’s a great and great website, so it’s always impressive. Thank you for the good information that makes you understand and get lots of new knowledge.

    Royal Dice


  18. نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن
    شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن
    شحن الاثاث من الرياض الى الاردن
    شركات نقل العفش من الرياض للاردن
    اجراءات نقل العفش للاردن
    شحن من الرياض الى عمان
    شركات النقل البرى من الرياض الى الاردن
    شحن اثاث من السعودية الى الاردن
    اجراءات نقل الاثاث من السعودية الى الاردن
    الاوراق المطلوبة لنقل العفش من السعودية الى الاردن
    شحن من جده للاردن
    اسعار شحن الاثاث من السعودية الى الاردن
    افضل شركات نقل الاثاث الى الاردن
    نقل عفش من الرياض الى الاردن انوار الحرمين
    انوار الحرمين للشحن من الرياض الى الاردن
    نقل عفش من السعودية الى الاردن
    شركة شحن من السعودية الى الاردن
    شركة شحن عفش من الرياض الى الاردن

    نقل عفش من الرياض الى الامارات
    شركة نقل عفش من الرياض الى الامارات
    شحن الاثاث من الرياض الى الامارات
    شركات نقل العفش من الرياض للامارات
    شركات شحن العفش من الرياض للامارات
    شحن من الرياض الى دبى
    شركات النقل البرى من الرياض الى الامارات
    شحن اثاث من السعودية الى الامارات

  19. سلام دوستان . من میلگرد و تیرآهن از آسرون خریدم . هم قیمتشون نسبت به بقیه عالی بود هم کیفیت بار و حمل و نقلشون رات بود . کافیه فقط خریدتونو ثبت کنید خودشون باقی کاراشو انجام میدن. دو تا لینک براتون میزارم روشون کلیک کنید تا برید به صفحه آسرون

    قیمت میلگرد ظفر بناب امروز

    قیمت تیرآهن اصفهان

  20. Hi there,
    Great Post, as always. Really appreciate that coming from you. Very helpful indeed. Thanks for the valuable share. Also, I would like to request you to have a look at one of the Best Detective Agency in Delhi for Private Detective Services.

  21. hy
    thanks for sharing this blog

    plz visit 123movies

  22. hy
    thanks for sharing this informative blog

    plz visit Best Landscaping In India

  23. interesting content to listen to, hope you also visit my website ( percetakan online murah & jasa fotocopy murah )