May 05, 2009

23rd Birthday To Remember

I had a significant one this year - one that I will remember well later on. People I love all remembered me once again, feeling lucky for that... I've got messages, calls and surprises!
On my birthday morning, May 1st, mom and I went out for a breakfast together. Then we were caught in rain so we went back home instead of hanging out. For once I didn't plan anything as in how to celebrate this birthday and to be honest it felt alright. Then again as it was getting late, I thought I should go out do something nice. I dressed up and ventured out, took a bus went to the opposite coast. Hung out for two hours, ended up getting myself cheesecake instead of buying dinner cause the Chinese buffet has run out of business apparently. Yummy yummy. I did some people watching. It felt funny, as if I had a secret no passerby people knew. It's my birthday! I wanted to stop some people and let them know. I had all these thoughts about "how we perceive birthdays" on my way back to the bus. I am maturing nicely, I feel it. Everything gradually resolve to be just good if I put thinking into it. I've been having a lot of fruitful time to spare for thinking.
Back to my birthday,
Next day my sister and her boyfriend was visiting. I was so excited for that... and didn't know how to pass time so I spent hours cleaning & cooking beforehand. I made my first couscous! Thought I invented green bean chips also. Apparently not!
**Couscous with chicken and zucchini, carrot & yogurt meze, green bean chips!, Turkish pogaca oh yum
Food I made was gone in a matter of fifteen minutes haha. We quickly got prepared to go out after dinner.
So it was quite a night after dinner together, drinks at bar, Turkish tea & hookah at cafe and midnight snacking we did.
Next day I had such a sweet surprise from my boyfriend, red roses...
I'm still on cloud nine from all these!
Thank you all my foodie friends for celebrating me!


  1. I'm glad you had a wonderful birthday. It's the unexpected moments that make events like these worth remembering. =)

  2. AnonymousMay 05, 2009

    Sounds like the best way to spend a birthday! I am glad you had a wonderful time celebrating. It made for some wonderful memories by the sounds of it.

  3. I'm happy for you that you had a special birthday! The roses are beautiful!

  4. Happy belated birthday! Sounds like you had a great time and love the picture of you and the roses.

  5. Dear! Happy belated birthday :) Your BF has a lovely taste on flowers.. they are soo beautiful! Have a great year ahead.

  6. Happy Belated Birthday!!!! What a sweet post and I love the way you write! You look so beautiful too with your flowers! I wish I could have been there to celebrate with you!!! HUGS TO YA!

  7. Ozge,

    You are as fresh and lovely as those roses! Happy, happy birthday to you again. I will be celebrating my own birthday in a few weeks and I hope I'll celebrate it with as much optimism and joy as you did for your special day!

  8. hey, that's funny because I just posted something about couscous on my blog. your dish looks really good.

  9. Hey guys! I am happy about seeing you on here - most of you regularly. I've been missing this; having a circle of friends that I share the same passion with. Thank you all for this. It's been a short while, so far so good. I plan to keep it up and learn a lot of yummy cooking from you, meanwhile share some from me.

  10. AnonymousMay 13, 2009

    Hookah and Turkish tea are two of my most favorite things. When I was in Dubai I indulged in both...a lot:)Happy Belated Birthday!!!


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