Thursday, February 22, 2007

Surprise!

I'll let the picture below explain the relevance of today's posting...

Happy Birthday to Me

Er, yes. Well - actually no - it's tomorrow but, never mind, that day has arrived.

Life begins (hopefully) or as YY puts it (dolefully)
四十岁的男人是一朵花,四十岁的女人是豆腐渣

As recently as 4 years ago, I had never been to Asia and didn't know a single word of Chinese (beyond Chicken Foo Young). The idea that I would becelebrating my 40th birthday in Hangzhou, married to YY, have an (almost) three month old baby and be running a Chinese company wasn't really where I saw myself going. Still - it's all good. Really, really good in fact.

I also (and the reason this post is a day early) never imagined that I would be spending my 40th birthday by getting up at 5am so I could catch an 8am flight to Hong Kong with the express purpose of spending the rest of the day studying Financial Accounting.

Funny the tangled webs we weave.

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday From Double B

花崗齋之愚公 said...

Happy Birthday!

pete said...

congratumalations!

basil said...

you must be 45 dude if i'm only 5 years older then you?
double B!??? is that a boast? oops reading to much of meursault!

mike said...

Belated birthday greetings, and welcome to the Prime Of Life.

Reluctant Nomad said...

Happy Birthday! A bit late, I know, sorry.

NewsElephant said...

Ah! Financial Accounting! My life seems so empty in comparison...