It was my birthday yesterday. I love my birthday. Aside from celebrating having made it to another year older and (ahem...) much, much wiser, I love that I was born in such a festive month like December. I also like that my birthday falls on an even-numbered day (a little idiosyncracy that I have). Now it turns out that there is another reason to celebrate. My cousin and his wife were blessed with a baby girl on my very same birthday. What a very smart girl to have the sense to pop out on her aunt's birthday. LOL!!!
It was a low-key day. I went to work (I personally think you shouldn't have to work on your birthday), got lots of phone calls, text messages and emails. My sister took me out to dinner in the evening. She planned on taking me to Bambudhha (sp?), where she said the food was excellent. However, it turns out that they are closed on Mondays and only open to special bookings (there was a party going on). We drove to Ikoyi towards Reeds, an Asian-fusion restaurant. I felt so out of the loop, btw. I don't think I've heard of this place. The traffic heading towards Awolowo Road was crazy, so we climbed on the bridge and headed back to VI. We eventually ended up at Pearl Garden. Pearl Garden has THE best Chinese food around (it used to be China Restaurant at Ikoyi Hotel, but alas they are no more).
All in all, a wonderful day! Now I'm eagerly awaiting my 2-week break from work. Already a lot of staff have left for their various holiday destinations, so the rest of us are in semi-holiday mood.