Hey guys! It’s my birthday today! :D I'm all of 19 years old now; here's to my last year of teenagerdom! The reason I'm a bit younger than other kids in my year is because I skipped kindergarten. This has led to plenty of jokes from smart-aleck friends; comments like “My normal post for such an occasion is usually "Ew, you're old!" Unfortunately, that doesn't actually work for you. I guess I'll substitute "happy birthday" instead D:” and “happy birthday. you are like, 15 now?” appeared on my Facebook wall… Very funny. What great friends I have. ^_^
My family and I celebrated by going out for sushi for dinner. I’ve realized that the average sushi place in Arizona isn’t as good as the typical sushi place in Pasadena. The staff of the restaurant that we went to tonight was mostly white, whereas the sushi restaurants around Tech that I’ve gone to are staffed by Japanese people who are barely fluent in English. In addition, there were far fewer options on this menu than I’m used to, no udon and only a few special sushi rolls. Nevertheless, sushi is sushi, and just about all sushi is delicious.
All in all, it was a great birthday meal; the service was awesome and the food was delicious. In fact, the food was so good that half the time I only remembered to take pictures of it after we had already started eating…
Here are some pictures!
There's the tempura, after we've already devoured the shrimp:
An awesome sushi roll with crab and scallop topping a crunchy roll with more crab and cream cheese:
Unfortunately, we ate the first sashimi dish before I remembered to take a picture, and the pictures of our yellowtail sashimi dish didn't come out well.
Then we went home to open presents and to eat the cake my youngest sister, a 5th grader, baked and decorated. She also kept asking me what I wanted as a present, to which I replied that I simply wanted a hug. Soo, she drew this for me as a birthday card! It even has my squishable on it!
And here's the birthday cake, made with love from Jocelyn:
K, that's it. Later guys!