The Adventure Chronicle

The Milk and Cookie Diet

As we sweated out pound after pound of water during our Dec. 24th Christmas party, one thing became clear: Milk was a bad choice. The milk and cookie diet just isn’t practical in the tropics and it cost us. Cengiz and I removed those jolly red suits to find our clothes soaked through, stained red, and striped white with festive, salty, sweat stains- we had become candy canes. But, the sacrifice of dry clean only clothing was for good. The children, soar from smiles and laughter, turned dangerously jubilant and mobbed us for gifts. Santa sacks were pillaged, candy crushed under thundering stomps, and muscles burned with lactate as we struggled against the tide of joy. Cengiz, as fat a santa as I’ve witnessed, brough warmth and metal to Triumbundhit school and we posed for picture after picture with the admiring staff and students. I got to take so many that some started turning out well (like the horrified M5 student, or the close-ups that prove Cengiz is not wholly evil). After wringing his shirt out in a sink, Cengiz and I headed home to shower and change. After, we returned to school to relax and sun while festivities for Christmas night were readied. As the flourescent lights -pink, green, and white- were hung from trees and the pile of trash became frosty the snowman, it was clear that this would be an unforgetable Christmas.

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5 responses

  1. arzupancic

    My favorite is the close-up of mini Santa. That kid is going places. (Also took me 54 tries to get that picture).

    December 27, 2009 at 9:53 pm

  2. Travis

    hahahaha Tony your head looks so tiny in that third pic

    December 27, 2009 at 10:05 pm

  3. Tony Z, the elder

    Santa told me to tell you two that you did well in the sweltering heat. He appreciated your picking up the slack in the Far East. As for the your lactose intolerance, he suggested soy milk with scotch.

    December 28, 2009 at 7:32 am

  4. Drew Slo

    Tony, was your beard on because you have SARS?

    January 6, 2010 at 11:26 pm

  5. Semra

    I still would like to know who allows Cengiz that close to little children?

    March 10, 2010 at 7:19 pm

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