Singing to the tune of MJ’s bad. Yeah I’m bad. For taking 4 whole days until I actually sat down to do this post.
For those of you who don’t know, 15th was my birthday and I finally turned 20!!! The feeling hasn’t kicked in yet, and I’m probably almost going to say that I’m 19 if someone asks me my age today. Not only am I bad, I’m pretty slow like that….
Anyway, the 15th really was a day I could feel the warmth of people around me in my life. This may come off as me just being a cold person, but to be entirely honest, I never really used to give any significance to facebook birthday wishes from people I barely knew (though of course I thanked them; I do think it is nice of them after all because they could have just ignored the whole idea and not wished me at all). Though I don’t know why but this year, I sort of felt warm from the inside for every acknowledgement I got, whether I received it on a social networking websites or face-to-face from that person. Maybe it’s one of the effects of me becoming “softer” these days – as I’ve written about pretty often in this blog as well, I have been trying to be kinder to both myself and those around me. I have been trying to go back to the core of our being; remembering that nothing else matters if there is no kindness and love. Cheesy, I know. I’m not saying that everything is rosy and peachy perfect in this world, but I am trying out a non-cynical approach, and it has been doing me good so far. The fact that I literally felt “loveful” that day itself is a proof. One of the biggest things I can be thankful for today. So thank you, to all my friends, family, and everyone for acknowledging me and making me feel that way. I wish you all the happiness you deserve!!
Okay, so this post was supposed to be an actual “recap” of the activities of my birthday; sorry I went off the track.
Birthday breakfast…nothing special, the usual oatmeal.
Wore my bracelet that says “mum” in different languages. Love you, Mum!!!
The SGS members at uni surprised me with a present and a birthday card!!!! Thank you so much, Beckie, Shiny, Bronwyn, Austin, Dush, Divya, Cecilia, Daniel, Nithya, Chris and Darran, you guys are awesome
Pink roses from Cecilia. So sweet of you Cecilia, thank you so much!! Getting inspired to incorporate more flowers into my life.
Leaves are turning red and falling already….
Thanks to Austvina for organising such a fitting dinner! “Fitting”, because 20 = legal age you can start drinking in Japan and “izakaya” is like a pub/bar traditional Japanese style
Thanks to all of you, Julz, Kelly, Des, Lachlan and Shaun for coming!!!!
Despite being in an izakaya, I did not order any alcoholic drinks, as usual…just hot water for me
I tried a bit of this dessert. These popcorns on top? The best thing EVER. They were sugar crusted with bits of lavender. AMAZING!!!!
The wall art was pretty cool…sad I couldn’t take a better photo of it
Oh, and this dessert too Also, unpictured was Lachlan’s ice cream with Japanese vinegar (whatever that is…maybe rice vinegar?), and that was awesome too
Shaun gave me this cool cookbook that consists of 200 recipes of JUST SALADS!!! Need to make it a project of mine to try out every single one of them Thank you so much for such a thoughtful present, Shaun
And this card was from Shaun as well
And this awesome gift was from Lachlan! Thanks so much!! So thoughtful too – headphones, so I can listen to music and keep my ears warm when I run outside I tried them out and they are super light, comfortable yet fitting and obviously so much of a better sound quality than my old earphones!!!
All in all, it was an amazing day and I’m happy got to spend such a fun time with my friends! Thank you all so much for such a lovely day