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Birth Week :)

Yap, you read it right, instead of just being my birthday on 28th Oct, it turned out to be a birthday week this year :).

I am sure I have mentioned here many times that Nepali people follow different calendars which means we have birthday in different days every year depending on what you are following, the Gregorian calendar, Nepalese Calendar or the tithi (birth chart and position of sun, moon and planets). Normally, I don’t care much as I don’t really know when my Nepali tithi birthday is. My mum normally does some puja in Nepal and that is it.

But as my parents are here, I celebrated my tithi birthday. It was on 21st Oct and my mum did a simple puja for me that day. As it was a weekday we didn’t do much but just tika and sagun to mark the day. It is always special to have your parents around as they make you feel special every day.

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Also after the puja, Chhori gave me a flower (thanks to AS) and a big hug and kisses to wish me on my birthday. I put a few of those photos taken during the puja on Facebook which led to many of my friends and family wishing me birthday as well. Thus the birthday week celebration officially started.

During the whole week, I had birthday wishes and Facebook posts which made me feel very special  🙂

On the 27th, my boss bought me flowers and they were lovely.

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On 28th, I work up early as normal and waited for Chhori and AS to wake up. As I was checking my phone, I saw a message from AS that he had send me before he went to bed so he was the first one to wish me :).

It said, “Happy Birthday to the one who has always been there for me. Whether rain or shine, I’m so happy and grateful that I can call you mine.”

He definitely made me happy and it was a great start of my special day.

There were a few more messages in my Facebook and inbox as well as sms which were flowing the whole day.

When both my sweethearts were awake, AS got Chhori to give me a card and flowers and gifts.

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The flowers were lovely and loved my wallet, sunnies and umbrella. AS has always been so thoughtful and Chhori was too cute hugging and kissing me. I have to admit it was one of the best days I have ever had.

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Since Chhori came into our life, our life has changed for the better and I love being a mum to such a cutie pie.

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It was the first day of Tihar that day so we did Kag Puja and went out for breakfast. I had egg Florentine and AS had the Big Breakfast. The food was yummy and we were stuffed by the end of it.

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The plan for the afternoon was lunch and movie as mum was looking after Chhori and we didn’t want to come home late. I think when you have a baby, you change things so you can be with your kids more and I was more than happy to come home early to be with Chhori.

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First we went to watch a movie. We choose to watch “The Girl on the Train”. I had heard good reviews about it so AS got tickets to it.

The movie was OK. I loved the drama and suspense but at times I found it very slow.

For lunch AS chose a nice Japanese contemporary restaurant called Sorenzo.  When we walked into the restaurant, as it was afternoon, there were not many people. The ambiance of the place was good but the food is what I am still thinking about.

We went there for lunch so we thought we would order a set menu to make it easy as it had a wide range of dishes.

We thought we were getting 5 different dishes and dessert as there was slash in the menu between two items. We thought that we could easily handle much of food as Japanese food is small in portion generally but we realised later that we were getting everything in the set menu.

So we started with our favourite edamame with salt sprinkled on the top. It was warm just like I liked it.

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It was followed by fresh pacific oysters. Both AS and I are not a big fan of oysters but we loved them as they were tasty and full of flavour and surprisingly they didn’t have a fishy aftertaste .

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Then came Kingfish carpaccio which was amazing and we finish them in a few seconds as it was delicious.

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It was followed by the most interesting dish of the day, sashimi platter. But the interesting part of this was the presentation.  The dish came with oozing Nitrogen and a skull making it really interesting. As it was close to Halloween it was a great idea. The platter contained various cuts of Salmon, Kingfish, Tuna and Scallops which were fresh and perfect. We were really impressed at this point and AS was really happy about his pick of restaurants.

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Following the sashimi platter, there was a chef’s selection of sushi which was light and perfectly seasoned.

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Then came the pan fried scallops with white miso sabayon which was one of the most delicious platters on the menu. The presentation was awesome as well.

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Next was tempura platter that included prawns, mushrooms, eggplant and sweet potato. It was fresh and crunchy and very yummy but we couldn’t finish it as we were already so stuffed with the sushi and the sashimi.

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The last and main dish was smoked salmon with sweet and spicy miso sauce. The dish was very delicious and flavoursome but we couldn’t finish it as out tummy was screaming to stop as it couldn’t handle the amount of food we were eating 🙂

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Finally, it was time for dessert and we both choose ice cream. I had lime sorbet and AS had passionfruit and chilli sorbet. The presentation of the dish was great but unfortunately we couldn’t finish them either.

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I think we ate 3 times more than what we normally have for lunch but it was a great experience and loved all the dishes.

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After lunch we headed home where our munchkin was eagerly waiting for us. I had invited my brother’s family for dinner that night.

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So in the evening when everyone was at my place, we had a cake for my birthday which was an amazing rainbow colourful cake.

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The cream was delicious and I loved it so, so much. And thus 28th Oct concluded :).

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The next day a friend of my visited and brought a nice dress for my birthday and the following day, some of our friends invited us over for dinner and I got a nice hand bag for a birthday gift.

I am so happy that there are so many people in my life who have made my birthday into a birth-week with their love, blessing and wishes.

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

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Birthday Celebration!!!

Well, you KNOW I love birthdays and today it happens to be mine :)! If you’ve followed me for a while you know my birthday is a time for celebration.

As life has been a bit busy these days due to so many reasons which I will post later so we didn’t plan a lot this year. We are going to dinner tonight with my brother’s family, AS’s uncle’s family and his cousins. It is planned to be a simple day.

But my day changed completely just now when I got a delivery of a lovely bouquet of roses as well as a Swarovski necklace with my name and a personalised card. Of course, it was from my darling husband and I was so please and surprised at the same time. Even after so many years of our marriage, he is still making me feel special and I feel so blessed to have him in my life. 🙂 🙂 🙂

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I loved the red roses and the necklace is just lovely.

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I also received a yummy cake and gifts from a lovely friend along with many messages and Facebook posts from families and friends around the world.

If you are celebrating your birthday today, Happy Birthday fellow Scorpios 🙂

Take care everyone,

M from nepaliaustralian

XOXO

P.S: Do not forget to nominate  your favorite blog .

Nominations open for NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2014

Best Birthday – EVER!

I think everyone in this world like to be spoiled, be it men or women, and I am not any different. We planned not to have a big party for my birthday this year like every year. There is so much happening around us that I wanted to have a quiet one this year.

So, the original plan was to go to work on the day but meet after work to go and have dinner. But as everything in life, things didn’t go according to plan.

On the 28 Oct morning, when I woke up suddenly I didn’t feel like working so AS insisted that we take a day off so we have a whole day to celebrate my birthday. For a change, it was a nice idea to just relax and unlike every year I didn’t have to worry about the party and plan and cook food.

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I was spoiled with amazing breakfast by my darling husband. It was a simple breakfast of toast, eggs, mushroom, bacon and tea. Just loved my lazy morning. Then we decided we have whole day and ended up watching my favourite series. By the time we were done, it was time to go for lunch. We went out had a quick lunch so we could watch a movie.

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AS let me choose the movie and I chose Gravity. I was looking forward to watching it. I like the concept of the movie but I was a bit disappointed. Nothing as expected but 3D made a big difference. The rating for the movie was really good but I won’t call it a 4 star movie though.

Do share your thoughts about the movie.

Anyway, after movie we had dinner reservation so I was excited to have amazing dinner with my husband.

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We went to a great Greek place where they served amazing food. The shared Greek entrée platter featuring Greek salad, dips, country-style bread, stuffed vine leaves, lima beans, haloumi cheese, savoury cheese pie, spinach and cheese pastries, fresh barbecued octopus, calamari and white bait fish was mouth-watering.

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It was so much that I thought we didn’t need the main but still we ordered shared meat and seafood platter featuring lamb and chicken souvlaki, lamb chops and pork ribs served on a bed of traditional chips and Greek salad.

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The food was accompanied by wine for AS and juice for me. I decided we didn’t need dessert as there was no room for more food in my tummy.

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So we drove home happy and content. When we got home, I was surprised by AS with lovely roses, a birthday card and a yummy cake. It was so nice of him to be so thoughtful.

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We cut the cake, just the two of us and celebrated my birthday. I loved everything about the day but the biggest surprise of the day was my birthday gift.

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Yap, I was a surprised as we had been thinking about our Christmas/New Year holiday but hadn’t decided on anything and this makes it all so perfect. He bought a cruise holiday for us.

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At the end of the year, we are going to New Caledonia from Sydney in a Carnival Sprite cruise and we will be stopping at Noumea, Lifou Isle and Isle Of Pines.

For those of you who don’t know, New Caledonia is a special collectivity of France located in the southwest Pacific Ocean, 1,210 kilometres (750 mi) east of Australia.

The culture in the five islands that make up New Caledonia has heavy French roots and also unique Melanesian elements, while their southerly location make them a bit cooler than other South Pacific holiday destinations. The New Caledonia Barrier Reef (the second largest coral reef in the world after Australia’s), the island of Grande Terre, the sophisticated beach capital of Noumea, the Loyalty Islands, and the stunning Isle of Pines is considered  as one of the best places to travel.

This is going to be our first cruise holiday so I am looking forward to this tropical holiday and this will cross two items from my bucket list, cursing and New Caledonia, how awesome is that. Of course I will keep you updated about the trip when it happens in December.

Now I am 100% sure that my husband knows me so well  🙂

Instead of just being a birthday, this year also I am celebrating a birth week. I had a nice birthday lunch at work on Wednesday and they bought me Halloween themed cupcakes. They were so pretty and yummy as well.

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Then the following day I went to lunch with another of my friends .Tonight my brother and his family are coming for dinner to celebrate my birthday as well so basically I am eating lots of food in the name of celebration. Scared to jump on the scale now  🙂

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Thanks to everyone who sent me special birthday messages, cards, e-mails, messages and Facebook greetings.  Your good wishes, love, and friendship mean the world to me 🙂

P.S: Do not forget to nominate  your favorite blog .

Nominations open for NEPALIAUSTRALIAN’s Blog Award 2013

 You may also like :

*My Halloween Theme Birthday Party  *My BBQ Pool Birthday Bash 
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Another year older

I can’t believe I am another year older, it looks like time flies since I seem to remember talking about my pool party only a few months ago, or was that a year ago??

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 God I am loosing my memory already, I must indeed be old now 😉 :wizard::wizard: :wizard:

And it’s weird, the older I get, the younger I seem to feel. As my body ages, my mind and my spirit are pulling a Benjamin Button. Is it normal? :headbang::nutcase::woo:

Even after so many years, I am excited about my birthday like little kids and getting a cake, wishes and gifts makes me feel out of this world. I find myself feeling much younger than I am.  I suppose we all feel that way.  All I know, right now, today, is that I am happy.

Ten years ago, I thought I would have done and accomplished so much in life by this age but  I don’t have it together today. I thought that I would. But I don’t. In fact, the more I learn about myself and life, I believe that life is all about constant learning and the more that we learn, the more we realize we don’t know very much.

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Looking back at my life, I am happy with it and hope to live the rest of my life surrounded by loved ones. So to celebrate life, I want to fill each day with something purposeful.  I’m so very fortunate to live where I want, with whom I want  and do what I want.

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This year I decided that I am not going to have a big party like the last few years. All I want to do is to spend some quality time with my husband. We have plans to go for dinner tonight; will let you know details 🙂

It’s been a happy day so far with lots of texts, phone calls, Facebook posts from family and dear friends, wishing me a happy birthday. Hopefully rest of the day will follow suit.

If you are celebrating your birthday today, Happy Birthday fellow Scorpions 🙂

You may also like :

*My Halloween Theme Birthday Party  *My BBQ Pool Birthday Bash 
*And the celebrations for birthday continues…

Birthday Surprise

I am so happy that I am surrounded by people who love me :). Last year it was my mum who surprised me (read here) along with my husband (read here) and  this year I have another one.

My birthday is this weekend and I am looking forward to spending good time with my friends and family. But my birthday surprise came a bit early this week when one of my co-workers bought me a special tart. It was not an ordinary tart; it was my favourite lemon tart from my favourite shop. I have tried lemon tarts from everywhere but the shop close to our work makes the best. The most incredible thing was that it was not the normal small tart that I used to buy every time I felt sugar craving but it was a massive one the size of a birthday cake!

Everyone at my work knows that I just love lemon tart and they always buy me one when they have to bribe me. They even joked that I should have that as my wedding cake as well as on my birthdays. Normally these tarts come in small and medium sizes which are just enough for one person. But to my surprise this year they made sure I got a birthday cake as the lemon tart which is a big sized.

I just loved it. I took it home and shared it with my family in our Dashain get together.

I did realise one thing that even though I love the tart so much there is no way I could eat such a big tart. After finishing the first piece I could not take another bite. :). Anyway it was a great start of my birthday week.

Check out my Halloween theme birthday  party from last year here 🙂