Unbirthday Adventures


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Roadtrip: Philadelphia

Betsy Ross Bridge to Central Phila.

The drive wasn’t all too bad, about 1 1/2 to 2 hour drive from NYC to Central Philadelphia. 

Now of course unbirthday adventures are all about the cheesy so here comes my rendition of the famous Rocky Run.

How’s that for some fine entertainment! Can’t go to Philly without getting a cheesesteak! For that we went to Pat’s…

Pat’s King of steaks – philly cheesesteak with marinara sauce

“You, me, or nobody is gonna hit as hard as life. But it ain’t about how hard ya hit. It’s about how hard you can get hit and keep moving forward. How much you can take and keep moving forward. That’s how winning is done!” ~ Rocky Balboa
Stay curious adventurers!


 October 9- Silence of the Pig

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Fish ice cream 🐟🍦

It’s ice cream + taiyaki.
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October 6? – Arrival in the Philippines- Twilight Zoned

Hey, what happened to day 2? Oh yea that’s right I spent it on an airplane and airport all day and night. Flight itinerary hours 5 hrs from NYC to Vancouver, about 1 hour layover in vancouver. 13 hours from Vancouver to Manila. 5 hour layover in manila. 1 hr from manila to tuguegarao. 

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Blind Toy Scrump and No Chewing of the Chocolate

Back from a holiday hiatus with a little unbirthday gift to myself – Trying out the blind toy bag. Blind toy bags or mystery bags/boxes are gold mines to curious folk who like little surprises. However, though I am curious, I do NOT like surprises. I even ruined my own surprise birthday once. So I don’t normally “do” the whole blind bag thing but when I saw the toy possibilities  I HAD TO. They had Scrump.

Scrump – Top right corner, doll from Lilo and Stitch

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Eat, Dance, Pray – My First Tika

Another unbirthday adventure presented itself in the form of a tika celebration!! I am not from Nepal, nor do I practice the Hindu religion, but I was graciously invited by a good friend to celebrate “Tika” aka Vijaya Dashami. She explained it as “A festival that comes once in a year, its blessing from god and you become fortunate.” The blessings come in the form of tika, a red paste-like substance (placed on the forehead), fruit, and grassy plants tucked behind an ear. The blessings come from the god, Durga (spiritually) and from elders (physically) at a temple or house respectively.

tika banana and me

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