My original birthday plans for this past weekend got altered a bit, but I still ended up having a great 26th birthday nonetheless. One of my best friends, Blythe, got sick unexpectedly, so I postponed my birthday dinner for Thursday night until she was well enough to attend. That meant I would spend my birthday evening alone with Chance, which was perfectly okay with me.
After I got done with work, Chance and I went out to dinner at a dalk galbi restaurant so he could experience his first Korean food meal. Turns out Chance not only likes dalk galbi, but he likes kimchi too! I was impressed; I’ve been here for two months and I still don’t like kimchi.
After dinner, we headed to a little cafe for some birthday dessert: ice cream sundae waffles! Mashisoyo! (That means “delicious” in Korean.)
After dinner, Chance gave me his birthday present: a framed picture collage full of pictures of us. This meant a lot because I love pictures, and giving framed photo collages as gifts is something I do often for my family and friends, so the fact that Chance did that meant so much to me.
Friday night, Blythe was feeling better, so a small group of us made a trip out to Osan, a foreigners’ city, for some Mexican food.
We never ended up going to the German beer and Mexican food festival because we didn’t sign up for it on time, but it’s okay. I got to spend my birthday with my boyfriend, one of my best friends, and some of my new friends. They helped to make my first birthday away from home special, and I love and appreciate them for it.