오늘은 제 생일이에요!! (…Today is my birthday!)

I certainly got my fill of cake today!

I certainly got my fill of cake today!

Yes, I’m afraid that today’s post is a helpless, self-gratifying post filled with pictures of ME…and cake ^^
But today is the one day it’s allowed! ^_^  Also, now that I’m 25 years old, I can finally use the quote I’ve been waiting since I was 17 to use:

“That’s quarter of  a century.  Makes a girl think.”
Now, imagine that being said by Marilyn Monroe…to Tony Curtis…who is dressed in drag.

Yep, you’ve pretty much got one of my favourite movies of all time.  Family back in Canada (at least my sisters), I know you’ll get the reference (mainly because I’ve forced you all to watch it at least once).  For those of you whom ever are looking for something new and utterly-awesome to watch, this is my 생일 선물 (saengil seonmul – birthday present) to you:  ‘Some Like it Hot’ (1959).

Here, I’ll give you a head-start…this is the original trailer ^^  guaranteed to get you giggling!

It’s been a pretty good, if exhausting day!  After classes finished at 1pm, my class and 선생님 (seonsaengnim – teacher) all went together to an Indian Restraurant in 신촌 (Sinchon) called  ‘Jyoti Restaurant.

Indian food!

I got the ‘tandoori chicken set’, which came with mutton curry, naan bread, tandoori chicken, rice, and a lassi.

Why yes!  That IS Shahrukh Khan dancing in the background ^_^

Why yes! That IS Shahrukh Khan dancing in the background ^_^

We also got a special little honey soaked dessert that I’m not if it was standard, or if they gave it to us because we were a group of 13 ^^

After that I walked around with my friend Patricia for a bit and bought this shirt as a present ‘from me to me’ ^^  It was only 5,000원!!

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Next, it was back to the university to meet up with 현진 (Hyeon-jin) for a quick hour, during which she surprised me with cake!  We chatted, and drank raspberry juice with the cakes until 6pm.

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After that I went to my first meeting with the Cre-Mation club (the Manga/Anime/Drawing/Writing club that I joined).  It was actually pretty funny, The meeting was 90% in Korean and 99% of the guys there were to shy to talk to me.  Only two did.  One was the president of the club and he bashfully said he wasn’t very good at English and that because I joined he had to make an intro in English.  I think he did very good!  The only other guy to talk to me there was forced to talk to me by another member who was trying to get the new people introduced.  All in all, a good time ^^  I was the only blonde head there, but not  the only forienger!!  There was two girls from Japan (who could speak Korean), a fella from Iran (who could speak Korean), two gentlemen from Australia (couldn’t not speak Korean.  Yay! Not alone!) and a younger boyo from Mexico (also no Korean).

생일 케이크 (saengil keikeu - birthday cake)

생일 케이크 (saengil keikeu – birthday cake)

After the introduction meeting was over, I bounded off to 홍대 (Hongdae) to meet 지희 (Ji-hee) and 희연 (Hee-yeon) for supper.  They also surprised me with some cake!  We went to the “Peony”, a place famous for its home-made cakes.  Look at how pretty it is!

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We went to a  치맥 (chimaek – Chicken and Beer) place for supper, though none of us drank.  And guess what?  It had poutine on the menu!  Granted they called it ‘뿌틴’ and translated it as ‘powtin’  but still!  It was there!

And there you have it, my birthday in a nutshell.  You know, it’s funny…this actually marks the third birthday I’ve spent away from home in a row ^^ (2011 – living in Norway, 2012 – on shift at the Seabee Mine, 2013 – living in Seoul)

Thanks again for all the birthday wishes everyone!  I had a great time today.

Till next time~

P.S. Word of the day is 생일 (saengil – birthday) ^^
P.P.S.  I was originally going to make today’s Posty Song the Korean version of ‘Happy Birthday’, but I didn’t like any versions I could find, and they were playing music from Sister Act in 이대 (Edae) which lead me to listening to the soundtrack again on YouTube  which lead me to “It’s my Party” by Lesley Gore and heck!  It’s my birthday!  I don’t need another reason ^^  Enjoy this jem from 1963!

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One thought on “오늘은 제 생일이에요!! (…Today is my birthday!)

  1. Loved reading about your birthday….Jim and I both always read your blogs!
    Have an awesome time with Steven and again, Happy, Happy Birthday!

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