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Thirty One

I turned 31 earlier this week. It didn’t feel as huge as 30. And consequently, it’s been pretty low-key. I spoke to my family on the day and must admit, I didn’t want to be at work. It was lovely to receive wishes online and off it. And some from bloggers too which I always reckon is nice. Β On my birthday, JK and I went out to dinner and a movie. He enjoyed the dinner but didn’t think highly of my movie choice. I chose to see Birdman. I enjoyed most of it except maybe towards the end when it got a bit too arty. I loved Edward Norton in it and thought Emma Stone was pretty fabulous too.

Today, a few of my friends and I had a picnic in the park. One of them was kind enough to bake a cake for two of us — G has his birthday this coming week. Later in the week, I’m catching up with two of my other friends to celebrate as well — and we are celebrating 3 birthdays. C had hers on new year’s eve while J has hers next week. So a combined effort just makes sense!

Happy Birthday!

Happy Birthday!

This year for my birthday, I bought myself a slightly more expensive present than usual . By doing so, I also moved over to the dark side.

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Yeah…I bought myself a Macbook Air. An Apple product. After being a hardcore android supporter. The thing is, I needed to upgrade my laptop but I am not a fan of Windows 8. So I didn’t think a PC was the option. I was eyeing the Chromebook but apparently while the price is great, there are some drawbacks around speed and processing and longevity. So I bit the bullet eventually and bought the Mac as a birthday gift. I’d been eyeing it for a few months now and this was the best opportunity.

I was grateful for some other lovely pressies — books {one by Adam Gilchrist and one on travel to Canada}, an entry to tree top adventure park, candles, earrings and home made cookies. And of course, cards. I love birthday cards and even more so in this day and age when everyone prefers to just send texts or messages. While there isn’t anything wrong with that, cards still make me sentimental. And I cherish them and well, hoard them.

It’s been a good birthday. While I am not as excited as I was when I turned 30, I’m not too bummed about turning thirty one.

The thirties are a good decade to be in!

Until next time,

Cheers!!!

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  • Zita
    18 January 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend your birthday! And welcome to the dark side! lol…I am still a big PC fan but have the iphone and ipad which are never far from my side!
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  • Zita
    18 January 2015 at 11:00 pm

    Sounds like a lovely way to spend your birthday! And welcome to the dark side! lol…I am still a big PC fan but have the iphone and ipad which are never far from my side!
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  • Swathi Shenoy
    19 January 2015 at 12:03 am

    Wow!! You bought MacBook Air? What an awesome present!!! By the way, Belated wishes πŸ™‚ Have a great year ahead πŸ™‚
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  • Swathi Shenoy
    19 January 2015 at 12:03 am

    Wow!! You bought MacBook Air? What an awesome present!!! By the way, Belated wishes πŸ™‚ Have a great year ahead πŸ™‚
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  • Laney @ thelaneyfiles
    19 January 2015 at 11:42 am

    happy belated birthday! I have to say, if I was turning 31, I’d be over the moon right now! Alas, I am 37, many years away from 31! Your mac air looks great, I am jealous! Off out to get a new laptop myself this week, thinking I’ll be sticking to android though. Your blog looks great and I’m very impressed by your lists!

  • Laney @ thelaneyfiles
    19 January 2015 at 11:42 am

    happy belated birthday! I have to say, if I was turning 31, I’d be over the moon right now! Alas, I am 37, many years away from 31! Your mac air looks great, I am jealous! Off out to get a new laptop myself this week, thinking I’ll be sticking to android though. Your blog looks great and I’m very impressed by your lists!

  • simple girl
    19 January 2015 at 4:42 pm

    cheers on being 31… and congrats on the present .. πŸ™‚
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  • simple girl
    19 January 2015 at 4:42 pm

    cheers on being 31… and congrats on the present .. πŸ™‚
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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    19 January 2015 at 9:10 pm

    All the best people have January birthdays – just saying!!!

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think after using it for a while. I got a Windows Surface Pro 2 for my birthday last year and have found it a huge disappointment, wish I’d just gotten an iPad and been done with it.
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  • Janet aka Middle Aged Mama
    19 January 2015 at 9:10 pm

    All the best people have January birthdays – just saying!!!

    I’ll be interested to hear what you think after using it for a while. I got a Windows Surface Pro 2 for my birthday last year and have found it a huge disappointment, wish I’d just gotten an iPad and been done with it.
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  • Bikram
    19 January 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Wishing you a Very happy birthday and many many happy returns of the day ..
    the cake looks so yummyliscious ….

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  • Bikram
    19 January 2015 at 11:27 pm

    Wishing you a Very happy birthday and many many happy returns of the day ..
    the cake looks so yummyliscious ….

    Bikram’s
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    20 January 2015 at 1:59 am

    Belated Happy Birthday!!!! It sounds like you really had fun.And oh, I LOVE cards as well!!!
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  • J.Gi Federizo
    20 January 2015 at 1:59 am

    Belated Happy Birthday!!!! It sounds like you really had fun.And oh, I LOVE cards as well!!!
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  • Claire
    20 January 2015 at 5:27 am

    Happy Birthday! And welcome to the dark side πŸ˜‰ I’ve been a Mac devotee for donkey’s, mostly because it’s the system I got used to and now I’m too lazy to learn another one! Just bought a new MacBook Air too – I had an ancient Pro which gave up the ghost just before Christmas – and I think I might actually be in love with it. Hope you enjoy yours!!

  • Claire
    20 January 2015 at 5:27 am

    Happy Birthday! And welcome to the dark side πŸ˜‰ I’ve been a Mac devotee for donkey’s, mostly because it’s the system I got used to and now I’m too lazy to learn another one! Just bought a new MacBook Air too – I had an ancient Pro which gave up the ghost just before Christmas – and I think I might actually be in love with it. Hope you enjoy yours!!

  • Ren
    20 January 2015 at 9:41 am

    And a belated happy birthday to you! I have just bought a new laptop (Windows) after my Mac Air finally said “NOPE!”. It was a little workhorse. Learning the Windows machine is an exercise in patience now. One suggestion I would make for your new purchase, however, is to get a laptop cooler – a little thing you can clip your laptop onto. It elevates your laptop and has a fan for cooling and airflow. Mac Airs get VERY hot and I found that it ran much smoother when I helped keep it a little cooler.
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  • Ren
    20 January 2015 at 9:41 am

    And a belated happy birthday to you! I have just bought a new laptop (Windows) after my Mac Air finally said “NOPE!”. It was a little workhorse. Learning the Windows machine is an exercise in patience now. One suggestion I would make for your new purchase, however, is to get a laptop cooler – a little thing you can clip your laptop onto. It elevates your laptop and has a fan for cooling and airflow. Mac Airs get VERY hot and I found that it ran much smoother when I helped keep it a little cooler.
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  • nabanita
    20 January 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Wish you many more wonderful years Sanch…!Happy 31st!
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  • nabanita
    20 January 2015 at 11:56 pm

    Wish you many more wonderful years Sanch…!Happy 31st!
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  • Venice
    30 January 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Zeesh, am I late! Belated Happy Birthday PB! It feels good to splurge on oneself once in a while, right? πŸ˜€ Congrats on your new Mackbook Air, it’s quite an investment, so awesome for you! Cheers to the new year… πŸ™‚
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  • Venice
    30 January 2015 at 11:52 pm

    Zeesh, am I late! Belated Happy Birthday PB! It feels good to splurge on oneself once in a while, right? πŸ˜€ Congrats on your new Mackbook Air, it’s quite an investment, so awesome for you! Cheers to the new year… πŸ™‚
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