~ birthdays ~

20 May 2006

koda and i are 30 years apart. today, koda is turning 1 year old, while i am turning 31 ( *gasps*… i’m old…). we took turn in celebrating our birthdays — koda’s birthday was celebrated in the afternoon, while mine was in the evening.

presents for Koda

ari and i went shopping for koda’s presents. we bought her new collar, since she chewed the old one to pieces. same thing for a chewing toy. her old one, which we bought 2 days after we got her, was in pieces. other than the stuff shown in the right, we also got her new brands of canned food. she looooves canned food. on top of the food, we put a small candle (which was a pain in the butt to find… i don’t get it… the nearest grocery store sells all kinds of party equipment, but birthday candles…):

koda stares at her b'day candle (or food?)

isn’t she cute? it took us a while to take this picture, and Koda is patiently lay down in front of her bowl, staring at her food, drooling profusely.

koda enjoying her birthday presents

she was very happy when we let her eat the food. after her early dinner and her usual bathroom trip, we gave her the chewing toy… she’s been eyeing this toy since i took the top picture. she knew that i will eventually give that to her. so, when i finally did, she immediately took it and played with it for a good half an hour. ari and i are pretty happy that she didn’t try to destroy it right there.

later that evening, ari and i went to our favorite Japanese-European restaurant called Ma Maison. the restaurant is usually quite full during weekends, so ari had reserved seats for the two of us.

we had some escargot for appetizers:


ari had Beef Stroganoff with rice. similar to Omurice, except the rice isn’t fried rice and it is not wrapped inside the egg.

beef stroganoff

i, of course, had my favorite dish: Spaghetti Mentaiko.

spaghetti mentai

after the main course, we still have a little space left for desert. ari had the cheese cake:

cheese cake

and i had their creme brulee… which i’ve tried to order a few times prior tonight, but always ran out. lucky me, this time, they still have it available.

creme brulee

how fun! i told ari that we should have this kind of dinner more often. complete meal course with wine… hehehe.

birthday girl (the human)

so, it’s a happy day today. koda was happy for all her presents and treats. i was happy with all those meals. and ari was happy for doing all these things. yay!

now…my birthday resolution: stop smoking! wish me luck!

~ comment (38) ~

Hey happy birthday to Thalia + Koda-chan… Looks like you had a wonderfully yummy birthday! Semoga panjang umur ya… :-D

yasmina | 21 May 2006 - 01:28 | reply

thank you, thank you!! it was yummy :D

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:00 | reply

happy birthday thalia.
as the sun sets in the west i wish you all the best : )
and good luch with the birthday resolution.

I never knew your birthday (or if I did, I have certainly forgotten). You happen to share birthday with my favourite actor, James Stewart : )

guido | 21 May 2006 - 04:26 | reply


guido | 21 May 2006 - 04:27 | reply

thank you :) i didn’t know that i share birthday with such legendar actor… wow.

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:01 | reply

Happy Birthday to you, and to Koda!

C | 21 May 2006 - 04:40 | reply

thank you, C :D

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:12 | reply

happy b’day thal smoga semakin cute & sukses selalu

herdiansah | 21 May 2006 - 08:07 | reply

oi, makasih, de! :D

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:13 | reply

happy birthday thal + koda!! :D
she’s a very patient dog! my dog would’ve jumped and ate the food right away, whether there’s a burning candle on top of it or not.

fel | 21 May 2006 - 12:59 | reply

thanks, fel! yeah, we wouldn’t do the stunt if we weren’t sure that Koda does well on “stay” command :) i wouldn’t want her have burnt throat ;)

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:54 | reply

Happy Birthday Thal & Koda!
Wish you luck on the stop smoking resolution. I ‘ve stopped smoking for almost 3 years now. I know you can do it ! .. we are all witnesses … like LeBron ads .. :)

emon | 21 May 2006 - 01:48 | reply

thanks, mon! yep, i know i can do it… :D he he he.

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:59 | reply

happy birthday, thal! happy birthday, koda!
all the best wishes. thal.. don’t worry, you don’t look like a 31 year old gal… :)

sLesTa | 21 May 2006 - 02:03 | reply

haha! you made me blush! thank you, for the wish and the kind comment ;)

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:55 | reply

hei. happy birthday, thal!

wish you the best for everything… especially the stop smoking thingy ;)

avianto | 21 May 2006 - 06:36 | reply

haha, yeah, wish me luck on that. so far, the two days went well ;)

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:55 | reply

What a sweet birthday celebration for both of you. Happy birthday, and good luck with your wise resolution.

Mimi | 21 May 2006 - 07:14 | reply

thank you, ma! :D

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:56 | reply

Really sweet post :) Happy Birthday to you and Koda both. And hope you can stop smoking. It’s such an arduous thing to do. I’m trying to as well!

inversarium | 21 May 2006 - 11:14 | reply

it really is! the last time i tried to stop was 13 years ago. and it only lasted 3 months… wish me luck ;)

thalia | 21 May 2006 - 11:57 | reply

waaa yummy sekali sepertinya!

selamat ulang tahun ya Thal.. :)
panjang umur, sehat2 & sukses terus sama kerjaanya.. GBU.

utk acr tgl 28 lo balik lg ga?

marthin | 22 May 2006 - 12:09 | reply

tenkyuu tenkyuu! memang yummy! hehe.

engga, gue ga balik. salam aja ya ;) btw, bukan tgl 28 tuh… tgl 27! nah lo, jangan ampe telat sehari, ntar lain orang lagi… hihihi.

thalia | 22 May 2006 - 01:47 | reply

selamat ulang taun…semoga keinginan berhenti ngerokoknya tercapai yah….

pimpi | 22 May 2006 - 01:06 | reply

terima kasiiih :)

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:27 | reply

Happy Birthday Thalia! Happy Birthday Koda! Wish you both happy moments to come :D

ayu | 22 May 2006 - 01:34 | reply

thank ya! koda says thank you, too! :D

btw, yu, gue ada poto2 elo nih di kamera gue. mo dikirim ke mana?

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:28 | reply

hey..happy bday to you n koda yah….

monic | 22 May 2006 - 05:19 | reply

thank you, monic! :)

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:29 | reply

happy happy birthday to you and koda!! ^^

momo | 22 May 2006 - 06:29 | reply

thank you, momo :D

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:33 | reply

Happy Birthday Thalia (& Koda too!)!! I’m glad you had a great meal and a fun time. Hopefully your 31st year will be full of fun and happy surprises.

Megan | 22 May 2006 - 10:32 | reply

P.S. Good luck with the no smoking thing. Travis and I quit about three and a half years ago now, it was one of the hardest things we’ve ever done, but it was so worth it in the end.

Megan | 23 May 2006 - 10:27 | reply

thank you!! yes, it will be tough, especially since my husband is not quitting…

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:36 | reply

happy birthday & good luck
“ngat rokok”(excuse my poor

jerry rig | 23 May 2006 - 02:08 | reply

hehehe, thanks Paul. yep, ngga ngerokok ;)

thalia | 23 May 2006 - 10:34 | reply

Happy Birthday! Don’t look like 31 at all. More like 25 :-) Ooh, Koda’s one already. Gosh, that’s quick!

Lisa | 25 May 2006 - 01:28 | reply

aww, thank you! 25! that made me happy, haha!

thalia | 26 May 2006 - 07:52 | reply