It's crazy how quickly one year goes by even during a pandemic. Celebrating my birthday this year was drastically different from the previous year in a sense that I'm dealing with so many surprising life changes. I am grateful for my mom and sisters for being in my life and making me feel special over the birthday weekend. I kept myself busy with community events, like attending the UW KhSA's Khmer New Year celebration and the White Center Seattle Swap Meet. Jasmine & I hosted our first live podcast show, and our mom got to sell some of her homemade snacks and desserts to help raise money for kcskc.org.
Due to being drained from all of the weekend activities, I decided to take the whole day off from work on my actual birthday to relax and hang out with my pup. That's how I usually roll. I love to treat myself once in awhile. On the 1st Monday of each month, the Selfie Museum in Downtown Seattle welcomes furry babies, so I thought to myself, "why not have some fun & preserve the memories of turning 33?"
On this past gloomy, rainy and cold Monday, my dog and I set off to Pike Place Market to trek through the gum wall and explore everything that the Selfie Museum had to offer. We were lucky that it wasn't busy and only ran into a few people during our 1-hour block. I would highly recommend bringing a tripod for your camera phone, which made it so much easier for me to take photos. There were two separate levels with about 18 different backdrops. It's a cool place to go to with family and friends and capture colorful and vibrant photos. It's definitely worth going to at least once!
At the end of the day, I picked up some sushi for dinner at a restaurant called Bentoya Goemon. Originally, I wanted to order this amazingly prepared bento box and have a picnic at the Washington Park Arboretum but this is what us Seattleites have to deal with all the time. On the next rare warm and sunny day, I'll make sure to have a do over!