A Great Way to Spend Once’s Birthday


Head out to Deep Cove and start off the day with a breakfast of donuts and coffee from Honey Doughnuts. The donuts there are, quite frankly, my favorite of all donuts. If I remember it right, the family even went there during the dead of winter just to have some donuts. That’s how much we love them. Everything is right with the world when your first bite on your birthday is on crunchy-on-the-outside, soft-inside, dense, mmm-inducing donut dipped in dark chocolate.

I turned a year older last weekend. I requested that instead of throwing and catering my own party again (yes, I was insane), I wanted to just relax and have a picnic by the park.

Of course, it’s not all eating as I made my family “work out” by kayaking for a couple of hours before the feast. I mean, it’s not intentional that these days half the time one ends up doing some sort of physical activity when you see me. That’s a good thing, right? At least I don’t get blamed anymore for all the calories from my cooking and baking.


Yeah, you’ll have to work for it, but it will be worth it! :-)

It was a super gorgeous day to be out. There were a lot of people in the park, in good spirits.

Back in Manila, my birthday always falls on days of inclement weather…typhoons, heavy rains, gusts of winds and hey, no school or work because the typhoon warning is off the charts! It’s great that there are no classes back when I was studying, but heck, I couldn’t do anything during the day either! Here in Vancouver, my birthday is almost always sunshiney. LOVE!

We really had a super fun day in the sun, and I really think all birthdays should be spent like this. ;-)

It will be another beautiful summer (long) weekend here, so cheers to that! Hope you’re having a great weekend where you are, too!

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  • July 31, 2010 1:15 pm

    Happy Happy Birthday, my sweet friend, and a million more! This looks to be about the most perfect birthday celebration ever. Family, a stunning setting and yummy food… uh, donuts. Yes! Sending you enormous birthday hugs xoxo Jamie

  • July 31, 2010 5:13 pm

    Happy belated, Joy! xoxox

  • August 2, 2010 6:33 pm

    What a great way to spend your birthday! I hope your day was as awesome as you are Joy!

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