2016年5月20日

Turning 27 - 27歳になる

Happy Birthday to me !
私から私におたんじょうびおめでとう!


Yes, yes. May 20th. The day I finally evolve into the later part of the "late mid twenties", whatever that vague era might mean. I am turning 27. 

はい、そうです。5月20日です。今日やっと27歳になってきたんです。30代に近くなることについてちょって怖い何で、マー大丈夫です!

I've never been fond of celebrating my birthday, as I don't see the point of throwing a party for just living one more day. It's not like billions of people haven't lived centuries before me either isn't it. But this year, I'm glad to be there, and I'm really happy to be celebrating the fact that I am alive and well.

前にずっと私の誕生日にスペシャルエベントにすることあまり好きではなかったんで、まーもう一年を生きていることは特別 ではなくと思いますね。なんだけど、今年生きていることは嬉しいです。いい感じですね、生命。だからね、今年喜んで、セレブレーションにしたいんです。

Last year, I remember being at a new job, being freshly back in school, in the hopes that maybe I could do something with all of these studies, without much hope or motivation if I do remember well. I was glad of the new changes in my life, and I know they came from my hard work in the past few years. This year, I'm better still, and there are still so many new things, but this time, more hope and motivation are filling my heart. So this is what I'm celebrating this year for my birthday, with my close friends.

去年、新しい仕事見つけたばかり、大学もう一回専門のために行きましてして、何かしたいを聞けまして、モチヴェーションあまりなかったんです。もう9月の時に大学行きます(もう一回!)、仕事の所でいつもいいこと起こって、皆と遊んで、嬉しいです。

I almost had a full birthday week this year ! 

We started on last thursday, pretending it was an excuse to see my friends and celebrate the first bit of my birthday. One of my friends is leaving to move to Japan this monday, so we really were trying to find time to spend with her too. So we went to a southern food little restaurant that hooks their customers with a full pic-nic experience ! They prepare your food and fill a basket with your goods and all the cutlery and tablecloth you need to enjoy the park just on the other side of the street. We had fried chicken, mac n' cheese and hushpuppies, along with limonade, greens and other yummy southern food ! It was a nice fresh day too, so we could comfortably sit outside in the park and enjoy our dinner.

先週の木曜日に始まって、一回の誕生日パーティーになってきましたんです。友達は来週月曜日に日本へ引越しますので一緒に時間過ごしたかった。だから、一回も行ったことなかったアメリカの南料理レストランへご飯してみました。近くに公園あるので、小さいご飯箱に食べ物とか皿おいて、全部公園へ撮ってきて、あそこにご飯できるんです。可愛くない?すごくいい感じだったし、天気はすずしくて、晴れていたから楽しかった。フライチキン、マカロニチースとかありました。


My "real" birthday dinner was planned on the saturday, because it was the only day I could meet with everyone since our schedules are both busy, and all very different. We had decided to go to an all you can eat Korean BBQ restaurant, and then go enjoy some old school console video games at a small bar not far from there. It was fun ! I do enjoy the games from when I was young a lot. So we ate a lot, and played a lot ! 

本当の誕生日パーテイは土曜日に予定しました。皆忙しくて、仕事の日は違うから、土曜日だけでみんな一緒に会えること出来ました。韓国バーベキューへ行って、後でこの近くの所へヴィデオゲームバーへ遊びに行きました。


I also offered myself new Gudetama items for my birthday ! My collection is growing ! I got a new coffee tumbler and a bus pass case, and also a couple new keychains ! 

ぐでたま好きなので、コレクション始まったから、誕生日プレゼントにして新しいぐでたま商品を買ってしまったんです!コーヒタンブラー、ICカードケースとキチェーヌです!


I also received nice gifts from my precious friends <3 A make-up case, very nice shampoo for damaged hair (well needed) and a nice dinner ! Thank you everybody <3 
友達からもプレゼントくれました。化粧ケースとかいいシャンプーと美味しいレストランのご飯をもらいました。皆さん、ありがとう!

Tonight I also go out with my friend, and then sunday my parents are visiting me from out of town for dinner as well. 
今晩友達とレストランへ行って、日曜日に両親がケベック市から来てくれて、レストラン食べに行きます。

Then a new year will start. I want to do my best working towards all my goals, since being a year older just reminds you that time flies, and I really want to get things going to get there as soon as possible. I will update everybody on school a little later, and on the process of preparing for japan as well ! 

MAY 20TH Edit ! 

This morning my friend came to visit as he said he had something for me, and it just happens that May 20th is also his birthday hehe. So he came to see me around lunch time, only to surprise me with... a Gudetama Birthday cake !!! I was so surprised haha. 

今日友達が何か私に上げたかったから、家に来ました。5月20日に彼の誕生日もですから!だからね。。。ぐでたまのケーキ発表した!びっくりした!!


After that I had planned to go have dinner with my friend (once again haha) so we decided on going to an indian tapas food restaurant in her area. It was really yummy and calm since we went early, so it was very nice to spend time there, the food was so good ! 

今晩も予定がありました。ご飯のためにインド風料理レストランへ行きました。すごく美味しくて、ひとが少なくて良いでした。

Venison Samosas with mango chutney / サモサとマンゴソース
Chili chicken and paneer / チリーチキンとパニール
Mango salad with salmon sashimi with sesame / マンゴサラダとサーモンさしみ
& Naan bread / ナ~んパン

Now only sunday, I will meet with my parents for the last dinner. I will post pictures then ! 


Everybody, thank you for being with me. 
Here's to another fulfilling year ! 
皆様ありがとうございます。
もう今年頑張っております!