Yesterday (the 20th) was my birthday (even though I was born in a different timezone, which gives me two birthdays).
Pierre, my brother-in-law, is here for one more week. My husband, Anthony, took this week off from work so we could spend it together.
My type of celebration
For my birthday, I wanted to be close to the ocean and in nature so we drove to Vancouver to have a long nice walk along the Sea Wall. If you are not familiar with Vancouver, the Sea Wall is a road where bikes/rollers/pedestrians can be. It is around Stanley Park and the total loop is about 8.5 km. We did not do it all because it was started to be late for lunch (the girls are out of school at 2:55 pm, and it’s about an hour drive from the city to home) but we walked a good 6km.
You might already know that my favourite food is Japanese cuisine in general. After fighting and arguing, my husband and I settled down on having lunch at Gojiro Ramen, in downtown Vancouver (a full article is coming to my other website, Nova’s Kitchen).
I have been craving tsukemen for a while now. Tsukemen are the same chewy noodles as used for ramen. However, the broth is on the side and you dip them in it. I ordered the tori karaage tsukemen, so it came with fried chicken. Everything was so tasty! It satisfied my craving. Now, I need to find a recipe for the broth so I can make it at home.
Once home, I baked myself my favourite brownies. I am VERY picky when it comes to brownies, so now that I have found a recipe I love, I just use this one and made some variations now and then.
My husband made is cocktails, so delicious! And to close the day, we watched Birds Of Prey. I really love this movie…
Understand me better
This is something that I deeply believe is one of my life mission in this incarnation: figuring out who I am at my core. Not just the surface.
I have a weird passion for personality types… Even though these are general character traits, there is always something I can grab to understand myself better. In the MBTI (aka Myers Briggs Type Indicator), I am an INFJ-T. It stands for Introverted, Intuitive, Feeling and Judging; the T stands for Turbulent). It is said to be the rarest personality trait but I come across so many other INFJ women, it’s a little creepy 😉
I love this Youtube channel above and this specific video could help you understand me a little better.