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Omisoji! Happy Birthday to Me!

Hi, everyone!!
お久しぶり!
How has everyone been spending the summer?  
Lately the weather has been perfect minus the extreme heat so I've been in good spirits.

Today is my birthday.  I've hit the big 3-0. Or what the Japanese call 三十路 (misoji). Oh why must they have a name for it??
Oh gosh, now that I'm an old lady...hope that doesn't make you want to de-friend me. Hehe...

No really, I still think of my myself as being young.  I hear this is one of the best parts of your life where you really become a lady.
I don't know about that yet.  I hear us Gen-Yers are a bit behind.  Besides isn't 30 the new 20 or something like that? hehe

Thanks to everyone who've been sending me birthday wishes via lj, twitter and facebook.  I'm happy to hear from you all and it's always great to know someone remembers your birthday. 


This is the picture of the birthday cake I want from Lady M.  It looks so delicious and reminds me of the gateau au chocolat cakes I used to buy from the bakeries in Tokyo. It's so cute!!


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valkyriesailor
Jul. 22nd, 2011 06:52 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday! Welcome by the 3X! ^^ Wear the title with pride, like we all do. It was quite the work to get here, right? ^.~

Didn't know that there is a name by Japanese for 30. O_o I only know how major the 20th is by them.
Must say though, that as in Hungary you become an adult with 18 - and can work from 16, drive a motorbike, etc. - any other age isn't handled as such a big deal.
mizukiaya
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:25 am (UTC)
Thank you!! It's a comfort to know I'm not alone.^O^
_miyuchan_
Jul. 22nd, 2011 07:07 pm (UTC)
Besides isn't 30 the new 20 or something like that?
Absolutely YES!
XDDD We're still so young, I'll let people call me old lady in probably other 30 years!!!

Again happy birthday! ^_^ I miss a little the years when we used to spend both our birthdays in Tokyo karaokeing and so on...hope one day we will be able to do that again when the situation will calm down >_<

Always waiting for you to come visit Rome, don't make me go all the way to America, come on XDDD
mizukiaya
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:32 am (UTC)
I guess one of the great things about being an English speaker is that I don't have to deal with little kids calling me obasan.:p

I miss those times, too. It's only been a year but it seems so much longer since those days. When we're well established we should plan a trip somewhere together!

I'm still hoping to go to Rome but the trip is kinda in limbo right now because my mom is having problems with her knee. So seems like we'll have to postpone our fall trip until she feels better.T__T
omeero
Jul. 22nd, 2011 09:00 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday best of wishes for you XoxO
mizukiaya
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:36 am (UTC)
Thank you, omeero!! Thanks so much!XD
dilettantka
Jul. 22nd, 2011 10:19 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday, girl! This might be poor timing since a lot of people go into shock over turning 30, but I can't believe you're 30 lol ♥ for me it was kind of anticlimactic, but then again you may not have spent all of your 29th year like OH GOD THIS IS THE END OF EVERYTHING!!! and then woke up the day you turned 30 and went "...but everything is the same?"

Have a wonderful year!
mizukiaya
Jul. 27th, 2011 04:48 am (UTC)
komawa yo! thank you!!

Honestly, I can't believe I'm 30 either. I ask my mom every year to tell me the truth about my birth year. I mean the early 80s are all a blur to me. But I can't deny it, I definitely remember 86& up. :/
So I'm accepting it and happy that at least I'm not 40 yet.:p
I'm also grateful that I still look younger than my age. As long as people can't tell how old I really am...it's almost as if I haven't aged at all.:)
wagashi
Jul. 22nd, 2011 10:43 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!!! I can't believe you're 30, you definitely don't look/act it! It's so weird how differently we view age here and in Japan.. In Japan it's considered such a bad thing but here we just look at it as different phases of life that are to be enjoyed. I hope you enjoy your thirties! It helps to not feel old, for sure.
mizukiaya
Jul. 27th, 2011 05:25 am (UTC)
Thanks, wagashi!! That's so true about the different views in Japan and US. Reminds me of when I was at a Tokyo Anime Center recording and Matsuki Miyu who was like I think 32 at the time was complaining about her body breaking down, getting back aches and being an old woman. And I kept thinking "????" Unless the age in her profile is a lie, she's not THAT old. But she was making a big deal about it like she was already in her 50s or something.

xaevyn
Jul. 23rd, 2011 02:46 am (UTC)
Happy Birthday!! I don't think hitting 30 is a big deal, especially since you're keeping that young attitude XDD; Hope this turns into a great year for you~
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 03:57 am (UTC)
Thanks, xaevyn! Are you still in NY? How's the writing going?
ekmisao
Jul. 23rd, 2011 03:22 am (UTC)
I'm glad you're okay, and happy 30th! (I'll be there soon too, huhu....)
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 03:59 am (UTC)
Salamat!!! Bring lots of short-sleeve or sleeveless shirts because it's hecka hot here!!
kuromi3
Jul. 23rd, 2011 05:59 am (UTC)
I hope you enjoyed your birthday. You've entered a whole new level after turning thirty. I turned thirty last year,but i still feel like i am in my twenties lol ok wishful thinking ^_^ Happy Birthday!!
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 04:02 am (UTC)
I feel the same way. It's great to hear there are other people who have crossed the 30 barrier because you know at this age is when you start feeling like everyone on the net (or at least lj) is younger than you.XD
mei_san
Jul. 23rd, 2011 07:08 am (UTC)
Hmmm tiramisu!! Happy birthday!!
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Thank you, meisan!! XXXXXD
pasterella
Jul. 23rd, 2011 09:16 am (UTC)
Happy birthday!!!
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 04:03 am (UTC)
Thanks, pasterella!!!
sleepcat_00
Jul. 23rd, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Happy birthday!!
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 04:04 am (UTC)
arigatou, sleepcat!!
starrbeam
Jul. 24th, 2011 09:14 pm (UTC)
30 is the new 20!
and happy birthday
cake looks delicious!
mizukiaya
Jul. 30th, 2011 04:06 am (UTC)
deshou!!
Thanks so much!!!XD
I miss taking bday purikuras!
raitantei
Jul. 31st, 2011 10:57 pm (UTC)
Happy Birthday for you, sorry I'm very late to word it >___
mizukiaya
Aug. 5th, 2011 04:37 am (UTC)
Thank you so much!! Even if it's belated, the sentiment still means a lot. ^O^
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