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Turning 28 in Thailand

Turning 28 in Thailand

This year I spent my birthday 9000 kilometres away from home, in a tropical paradise with the amazing new mates I made. If you had told me last year at this time that this would be my reality I would have said duh, I’m planning for the trip over right now, you nincompoop. But if you had told me that this would be one of the happiest and most memorable moments and statements I would make in 2017, I wouldn’t have been sure.

Birthdays have always been an odd obsession of mine and I’d explain why this is so if the origin story wasn’t so dark. Essentially I rate people should be very grateful to be alive and to have been birthed (if this is what they wish of course). And every year, I come together with the people I hold dear to me – my female friends – and spend the day that I came out of my mom, jaundiced and cute as all hell. This year I asked my mother what time I was born, I figured she’d told me before and I’d just forgotten. She also doesn’t remember because how was she supposed to keep track of the time while enduring labour pains? Her words. But it was apparently any time between eight and ten, and I’ll take that. This explains my preference for sunsets over a sunrise. I’m a night queen (GoT wink).

My good friend Wendy invited me over to Phuket – to a less populated beach on Nai Harn and it was like something out of an actual dream. We started the day off at We Café for lunch where all of the produce is fresh and in-house. The rest of the day was spent on a beautiful blue water beach with cold beers in our hands and the sun gently embracing us, the water was cool enough and the beach was empty enough and my stomach and heart were full enough. In the afternoon we drove our scooter up a beautiful winding road, hugged by palm trees and other greenery on both sides, to the viewpoint overlooking the rest of Nai Harn and some islets off the gulf – I can still feel the breeze from up there right now.

Christina came in from our town in the evening and we sat down for a quiet al fresco meal at a Mexican style restaurant on the side of a busy road before heading to Patong for a more rowdy end to the night. We sang and danced and drank the night away – Grey Goose and Rihanna spurring us on – and returned to the hotel at the 3 in the morning. A fitting end to a wonderful birthday weekend. It sure felt really good to turn twenty eight.

The Best Love Cheeses

The Best Love Cheeses

cheeseThe Best Cheeses for Every Kind of Romantic Situation

All you need is the right cheese, some crusty bread, a bottle of wine, and maybe some honey, fruit, and chocolate. This is a rule for general life, btw. Read all about it here 🙂 (via bonappetit.com)

Some descriptions of these amazing cheeses that’ll make you want to leave the one you love and go live on cheese farm (That’s a thing right?).

“An approachable cheese that won’t intimidate, but surprises with richness and a lasting finish…”

“It’s studded with black truffles—need I say more?”

“A line of paprika that gives a subtle smokiness to the tangy and earthy interior…”

“Decadent soft ripened triple crème cheese that will provide rich, gooey comfort…”

I mean?! Also, it’s pretty crazy how food people make stuff sound so… sensual. O_o But I love cheese and all food, so. They’re excused. Have a great day and cheese out! (Yes, I just said that)

Burpple Food News ’13

Burpple Food News ’13

foodyumBurpple launches food-themed search engine on the Web

“Burpple has graduated from being a mobile-only food-themed photo sharing app to launch on the Web as a food search engine, as it seeks to monetize its services via collaborations with restaurants.” Because food is awesome! Read all about it here 🙂 (via thenextweb.com)

Some quotes on why you definitely ought to consider reading that article and furthering your love for food…

“After a good dinner one can forgive anybody, even one’s own relations.”
― Oscar Wilde, A Woman of No Importance

“One cannot think well, love well, sleep well, if one has not dined well.”
― Virginia Woolf, A Room of One’s Own

“There is no love sincerer than the love of food.”
― George Bernard Shaw, Man and Superman

“I cook with wine, sometimes I even add it to the food.”
― W.C. Fields

“Humor keeps us alive. Humor and food. Don’t forget food. You can go a week without laughing.”
― Joss Whedon

“Part of the secret of success in life is to eat what you like and let the food fight it out inside.”
― Mark Twain

Clearly great minds also loved food, like majorly. So go forth and binge eat, my child. 🙂