I have achieved the age of twenty-seven: the first integer which requires four syllables in English, ni-ju-nana in Japanese, and the age at which Jimi Hendrix, Jim Morrison, Brian Jones, Janis Joplin and Kurt Cobain all died. An article from The Times Online describes it this way:
It's the age when you realise that the first flush of youth is truly over; the age when you teeter on the cusp of real life; the age when young athletes reach their peak. Hell, it's even the age when you can no longer use your young person's railcard...27, the doorway into adulthood, is a year imbued by history with a tragic resonance...
Wow. Considering the fact that I got MarioKart Wii, which was what I really wanted, I'm thinking I may be behind the curve. I'll keep my fingers crossed that this year doesn't have any tragic resonance, though. And also: teeter on the cusp of real life? Are you freaking kidding me? I've QUIT a fancy, traveling, suit-wearing job in the past year. Psh.
Dinner was delicious! The soup is an unappetizing color, though. Hm.
We had a little dinner with Nadine, John, and Baby Who Now Cries at the Sight of Me last night - Josh made samosas, I made chicken vindaloo, cauliflower soup, and a big yellow cake, and our friends brought gifts and a balloon animal cake! What fun - Indian food and Mario all afternoon. Now we're off to base for a bit, then dinner out and to bed early since Josh has to go back to work. Thanks all for the birthday wishes! Yep, we ate our cake with sweet adzuki beans on the side. Welcome to Japan!Isn't it cute?! It looked even better yesterday, but I forgot to take a picture.