July 4th outside of the US is lackluster as to be expected, but I always succeed in making a spark!
I started off the birthday celebrating a day early with my book club ladies power breakfast group. Ice cream sundae to share after French toast! Thank you ladies for your blessings!

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Besides having work the day of the 4th, I got a lot of birthday wishes, including a great lunch with Jason. Look at this local spread, yum!

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Then, birthday cake at work. I love the question mark candle!

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After work, Jason and I make our way to the southern part of the metro line to Xinbitan, New Taipei for tex-mex at the Green Hornet. Thank you friends for joining us to celebrate!

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My awesome husband got me this fabulous cake and my amazing parents sent the candles from the states!

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The next weekend felt more “American” at the Grand Hyatt Oasis pool party. Great party and great hotdogs!

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A great close to the beginning of year 33! Carpe Diem!

20130715-001058.jpg In the Grand Hyatt lobby sporting my Anthropologie gift from my fabulous Auntie Karen and Uncle Lorin!

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