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26 Apr

26. that’s how old i am right now.

on the 24th of april, i turned a year older- probably not much wiser yet though…
i’m lucky enough to share my birthday with my best friend, even though she is a year older muahaha-ha, so we usually manage to throw a party or get a dinner event going.

this year, we celebrated at frank’s american restaurant with a small group of close friends. the special thing about frank’s is that it’s huge, and the menu is varied and everything (no seriously, everything!) is delicious- oh and they serve fantastic cocktails!

my starter was a flavorful mushroom crostini dish (similar to a bruschetta), and my main course was a luscious cheeseburger with a side of rough-cut fries and onion rings. can anyone tell i’m missing being in the states? :)
the whole evening through i drank cool water, a cocktail based on gin and blue curacao, with lemon, soda and sugar- it was like drinking a swimming pool, so fun!
my brother organized a surprise dessert, two warm soft chocolate cakes, that had a soufflé- like lava center! they came with vanilla ice cream and raspberry coulis- heavenly!

the evening couldn’t have been better, we laughed so hard at times, i thought we were going to get kicked out for being so noisy! i got lots of wonderful presents- let’s say that i will be very clean and awesome smelling for the next 6 months at least, i got so many amazing bath and body products! i also got the hunger games trilogy, a beautiful moleskine and pen, a spa voucher (thank you brother!) and other very useful stuff.

unfortunately, as with all good things, the day came to an end. and i fell into a pit of blue-ness.

sad birthday cat is sad

why is my phone so silent? gone were the calls, texts, bbms and facebook notifications that have followed me at very regular intervals throughout the day. 
and then my brain started working overtime: god you’re so old now, you’re past 25! look at you, single and at yet another new job. what about your grand plan, hm? in the grand scheme, you should be slowly settling down with someone, if you want to get married before you’re 30. you need to go buy wrinkle cream soon. one more year and you are officially not considered a “student” anymore. hey, in 4 years you’ll be 30. you get the gist, no?

so i said, fuck you brain! yes i just started another job, and yes i’m single- so what? i’m happy and healthy, have wonderful friends and a loving, supporting family. that’s more than some younger people can say for themselves.
so, in the wise words of barney stinson, i stopped being sad and became awesome instead.

and now i can really enjoy my presents, make plans for the year, throw myself into my new job, go shopping with all the money i will be making, travel, and relish in the freedom i have right at this moment.
26 is not old. hell, it’s actually going to be an awesome year.




7 Apr

Day 2 in scottsdale arizona!
My best friend mia and i arrived two days ago after an exhausting 24 hours of travel, but it’s so worth it! scottsdale, or arizona are truly different from any of the places I have visited in the states. you can really feel that you’re in the desert- it’s dry and hot, in a very unique way.
our friend christina’s wedding is today, and we have a half day plan of beautification! more about that in a different post :)
what I really want to tell you about is the food! we went to this amazing breakfast place called breakfast club and had a delicious (and huge!) omelette: the bird- stuffed with turkey, mushrooms, cheese and avocado! it was unbelievable! the omelette came with a side of potatoes and fruit, which was so yum! we also had fresh oj, and it amazed us how different fresh orange juice tastes here! it’s a bit sweeter, less tangy, and somehow more intense! needless to say we are going back there for brekkie- probably every day :)
yesterday was also my first time swimming and tanning this year! i can’t describe how much fun we’re having, even if the driving needs getting used to :)
come to think of it, i’ll get out of bed and go to the pool, catch you later.

the bird- omelette with turkey, avocado, mushrooms and cheese

the bird- omelette with turkey, avocado, mushrooms and cheese



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