Last week we put our taste buds to the test and tasted some foods from different parts of Asia. It was interesting to see the different packaging and to look at the ingredients listed in another language!
There was some interesting information on the back of the Fortune Cookie box. Legend has it that years ago an important person in China became worried that the people who lived in the town would challenge him and take over. So, he sent someone to take away all the weapons. But, this made the people cross. So, they used Fortune Cookies to send messages to each other about when and where they would fight the important person. We’re not sure if we believe this because Sam has a book that says Fortune Cookies were invented by two Chinese people living in America. And, people in China didn’t know anything about the cookies until they started importing them from America in the 1980s. Two very different stories depending which text you read.
Here are some of the messages in our Fortune Cookies:
* It is always the ones who talk the loudest who do the least.
* Faults are thick when love is thin.
* Deciding not to choose is still making a choice.
* Confucius say: “Wheresoever you go, go with all your heart.”