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Another time around the sun

April 27th, 2009

Today is what my friend MC calls “Welcome-to-the-world Day”. Does 34 mean I’m officially in my ‘mid-30s’? Eeep! Really though, there’s a ton in store for this next year — all very exciting stuff. I’ll surely blab all about it here :)

A few fun birthday facts:

  • I share the same birthday as Sheena Easton. This is annoyingly fitting: her “Morning Train” song is one that I too often get stuck in my head for days.
  • I was born at 6-something-A.M. on a Sunday. This is ridiculously not fitting: as indicated in the pic above, I am and have never been a morning person, especially on a weekend.
  • Some of my favourite childhood memories are the b-day parties my parents put on for us kids, especially the homemade piñatas my Dad put together.
  • I was born in the year of the Rabbit, something I shared with my Grandmother whom I was named after. Her husband (my Grandfather) was a Monkey, and so is John; I find this amazing, and also somehow comforting. I just know my grandparents and John would’ve liked each other.

When’s your b-day, and do you have any arbitrary related fun facts?

Postscript — As some of you already know, my sister (whose b-day is on Wednesday!) and I are having a giveaway; you’ve got until 11:59 P.M. tonight to enter. We’ll draw SIX winners and announce them tomorrow!

Post-postscript — May as well torture you too, since I can’t get this out of my head now:

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  1. April 27th, 2009 at 08:23 | #1


  2. Samantula
    April 27th, 2009 at 10:02 | #2

    Buahaha – I love the Easton reference!

    -I was born on the same day (not year) that JFK was assassinated.
    -The Beatles ‘White Albumn’ was released on my birthday
    -Scarlette Johanson is also born on the same day (different year)

  3. April 27th, 2009 at 13:03 | #3

    Happy Birthday! I think 34 represents a year of wonderment and can only envision fabulous things for you.

    45, which I just turned, represents a year of experimentation with things like preparation h to reduce puffiness around the eyes.

  4. April 27th, 2009 at 13:20 | #4

    ps: I believe that mid 30s begins around 42.

  5. Jen
    April 27th, 2009 at 19:45 | #5

    I share a bday with Walt Disney and Morgan Freeman. And my sister in law’s bday is two days after mine so we usually party on the 6th. Watch out – she turns 40 this year! I hear it’s the new 30 though.

  6. megan t.c.
    April 27th, 2009 at 22:46 | #6

    HAAAPPppppYYY Birthday!! (I’m so out of the loop and wrote it on facebook- dur…) :o) Yay 34! Yay year of the rabbit! Hope you have (had) lots O’ cake.

  7. April 27th, 2009 at 23:45 | #7

    happy birthday
    Mine is December 7 and a war buff friend of my mom always reminded me of pearl harbour. December 7th in history is pretty war filled day.
    I share a birthday with Harry Chapin and a Giam Bernini.
    I am a wood tiger and got a pinball machine when i was five:)

  8. April 27th, 2009 at 23:57 | #8

    I’m a little late…Happy Birthday! I love that pic of you : )

  9. Steve Moons
    April 29th, 2009 at 12:44 | #9

    I just looked closer at that picture of you – are those the same sheets that you had at university?! That’s some quality linen!

  10. May 7th, 2009 at 21:48 | #10

    The only thing better than Em Chen is Em Chen the Kid.

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