Tuesday, February 08, 2011


suigetsu Actually yesterday was my birthday, not much fanfare but that is how I like it. I was lucky because Satoshi got the day off.

Our day started off having breakfast at our favorite cafe, Hiro.

Afterwards, we went to the city office to renew my "alien" card.

sasanqua In the afternoon we walked around Suigetsu Park, some of the ume (apricot) trees have started to bloom.

Did you know that sasanqua petals actually look like hearts? nice!

celebrate (2) For dinner I made some seared salmon and we also had some bok choy with eringi, along with some senbei (rice crackers) and other snacks.

celebrate And to drink we shared a half bottle of Codorníu Clásico Seco Cava, a Spanish sparkling wine, which I learned about from Su-Lin's post. Dry, bubbly a nice way to celebrate.

No frills but a great day.


KirkK said...

Happy Birthday Kat! I didn't realize you're an Aquarius too!

Su-Lin said...

Happy belated birthday!!! Glad you liked the cava!

Rissa said...

Happy belated birthday! Your seared salmon looks amazing...

Rowena... said...

Happy belated bday! It has been really warm (17°C) lately but still no sight of blosssoms on the fruit trees. Nice that you both could spend the day together!

Helen said...

Happy Birthday! I just had a birthday too! Mine was on Saturday.

It sounds like you had a nice day.

Japan Australia said...

Happy Birthday!!

Sounds like you had a great day and no better way to enjoy it than with a loved one and a nice bottle of bubbly.

TM said...

Happy Birthday! Glad you had such a nice and relaxing day with your Hubby!

K and S said...

Kirk, Aquarius' unite! :)

Thanks again for sharing that info Su-Lin :)

Thanks Rissa :)

wha, Rowena?? 17C?? our highs are still 10C~12C.

Sorry I missed it, Happy Birthday Helen!

Thanks J-A!

Thanks TM!

Take care everyone!

Sequoia said...

Happy Birthday! Now there's two things we have in common: Hawaii and being an Aquarius :) Hope you got everything you wished for!

OkiHwn said...

Happy Birthday!

Deb in Hawaii said...

Happy Birthday! I was on-time here but belated there. ;-) It sounds like a relaxing day--I like a low-key Birthday too.

Patzie said...

Happy belated birthday, Kat! :)

K and S said...

really? that is cool Sequoia :)

Thanks Nate :)

Thanks Deb in Hawaii :)

Thanks Patzie!

Take care everyone.

manju said...

Happy Birthday, Kat! You have the same birthday as my SIL. She enjoyed a low-key day, too. Glad Satoshi could spend the day with you. Bubbly always makes the day, doesn't it??
; D

K and S said...

Thanks and I agree that bubbly makes the day Manju :)

Take care.

jalna said...

Happy belated birthday. That salmon sure looks yummy!

K and S said...

Thank you Jalna, so easy to make :)

Take care.

Anonymous said...

Happy, Happy Birthday! I'm glad you had a nice celebration!

Paz xoxox

K and S said...

thank you Paz!

Take care.