This post is old, so what you see here may not reflect my current opinion and mindset, certain information may be outdated, and links may be broken.
Yesterday was my 29th birthday, my last birthday in my roaring twenties, a birthday otherwise known as the most social media heavy birthday ever. So many people wished me a happy birthday through emails, Facebook posts and private messages, KakaoTalk messages, LiveJournal posts and private message, Instagram comments, and Twitter. It was quite overwhelming, but at the same time, I feel loved :)
Along with the bazillion well wishes, I got the following:
My daddy gave me this and $200~ I LOVE THE SPEAKERS. It’s way better than my old crappy speakers. Oh, man, the sound’s just bloody awesome.
My mum made me the annual miyeok guk (미역국 = seaweed soup Koreans eat on their birthdays for another year of good health and stuff), and she gave me $100 and 100,000won. I told her to give my grandma half the money.
My imo (aunt) made me budae jjigae (부대찌개 = Korean “Army Base Stew”) and got me cake on Saturday night! I wanted home-made budae jjigae for over a year, so my aunt ,and with my mum’s help, finally made me some as a birthday meal :D She also got me cake from Paris Baguette — some sweet potato cake!
My co-worker, Chris, bought me the fried chicken roll for lunch last Thursday, and she also gifted me some mocha cake from Paris Baguette!
I also got gifts that I wasn’t able to photograph. They are:
Michelle ~ Card and Letter Book
Dong Jin (cousin) ~ Fancy Korean Tea set
Mosh ~ $20 Amazon Gift Card
Anonymous ~ One-year LJ Paid Account
I really am grateful for all my gifts and the birthday greetings. Especially since I got to spend my birthday weekend doing what I want. I spent Saturday afternoon walking around Itaewon and then read at my favourite cafe, and came home to eat my budae jjigae. Sunday, my actual birthday, I dozed around reading some more and then I met up with my cousins to go on-base, where I treated them to the sirloin steak buffet at Dragon Hill Lodge. And now to have another lazy day on Monday, MLK Day :) I love having a three-day weekend on my birthday! I enjoyed it and am happy to have a low-key birthday, perfect way to end my 20s, I guess!