Day One Hundred Seventy One, July 12, 2011

another year

Funny thing about living in China when it is your birthday; you celebrate it and then you are asked by a local how old you are, which you admit truthfully and try to be all graceful about the whole thing, until they ask, “is that in western years?”, “beg your pardon?” you ask, and then, just like that, they add a year to your already ancient age. Your birthday is the day you are conceived and not the day you are born, so here take 9 extra months on top!

Cheers, my friends, one day I will go back to the West and gain a year back πŸ™‚

7 thoughts on “Day One Hundred Seventy One, July 12, 2011

  1. happy happy happy happy happy ( how many times is that in western years?)
    hope your special day is really great.
    love the photo.

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