Sunday, October 12, 2008

Birthday Love...

(Warning:  This post contains mush and not of the edible variety)

Sorry for my absence but I have been enjoying the weekend filled with birthday love.
I have had the most wonderful weekend surrounded by beautiful people and and all kinds of happiness. 

To start out on Friday, my work, knowing my wacky vegan ways, bought me this lovely cake featured in this post.  (On a side note, Koreans are not very familiar with vegetarianism/veganism, so I often get looked at like I have a third eye).  The cake is made up entirely of deok, which is korean rice cake (glutinous rice powder mixed with a variety of different ingredients and then steamed to perfection).  The separate pieces come apart and you eat it like that, rather than in slices.  It was very delicious and the remains are waiting for me in my freezer for whenever I want another nibble. 

Friday night I was surprised by my awesome friends who had a little roof top gathering for me complete with, vegan food, candles and wine.  I took pictures and will post them soon.  They got me all kinds of goodies, one of note for this blog is a juicer.  I am quite excited to give it a whirl.  

Saturday, I had lunch with two of my friends and then went to a near by city for a latern festival and shopping.  Came back to my city and went to a friends bar and got to watch live music.  It was very refreshing.  Live music is not as popular in Korea as it is back home.  I think this was the second time I saw a band play at a bar since I have been here.

Sunday, was my actual birthday and it was also fantabulous.  For my birthday dinner we had a vegan Canadian Thanksgiving.  We had a beautiful assortment of food, which I will also post very soon.  I ended my evening with a four way chat with my brothers and my mom.  It was a family gathering via typing and I loved it.  It has been almost a year since I have seen them and I miss them like crazy.

To sum it all up, I shared good times with amazing people and felt so much love in one weekend that I am sure to be glowing for weeks.  

Thank you to all those people who made my weekend and birthday fantastic, including those of you who sent me happy words or thoughts from around the globe.  I am lucky to have you and hope to be able to make you feel as special as you made me feel.  

I love you all.


Catofstripes said...

Happy belated birthday, hope the rest of the days of the year are as joyful.

Megan said...

Aw, Happy Birthday!

Jeni Treehugger said...

I am speechless at that cake! How awesome is that!!
Happy Happy Birthday!

Eric said...

Ooh your cake looks awesome! Isn't it just extra touching when people go out of their way to make something vegan? I'm always flattered when anyone makes me food, but for a non-vegan, it can be pretty intimidating to make a vegan dish, so whenever anyone does that, it just makes it that much more special.

I can't wait to hear more about your juicer. I've been wanting one, but haven't yet taken the plunge!


VeganView said...

Awww Happy Birthday!!! Everything looks fantastic! Lucky You!

Ricki said...

That does sound like a fantabulous birthday! And the cake is gorgeous :). Happy Birthday!

River said...

Happy birthday!! That cake is unlike anything I've ever seen before! It looks so interesting! YAY, a juicer! What a nice present!

Your comment on my blog cracked me up! You're so sweet! "I want to eat fingers" :)

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday! Happy Thanksgiving! I'm so jealous of your juicer, and that "cake" sounds and looks poetic!

...barbara... said...

Thank you, thank you, thank you...
You all are too sweet and adding to my birthday awesomeness.....
hugs and kisses all around....

VeganCowGirl said...

Great way to celebrate your birthday with a cake like that.

Wanted to wish a fellow Canuck-a-broad a very happy thanksgiving!

Great blog.

Sanja said...

Happy belated birthday!

That's so kind of your co-workers to bring you a cake!

And wow, a year is long! (When) Are you going back?

Anonymous said...

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Check out
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And if you’ve already been tagged by somebody else then- aren’t you the popular one ;o)

evestirs said...

Happy Belated Birthday! :)

kittee said...

mochi cake?????


i just found your blog and really like it. the korean green store looks amazing. hope you are doing well.