By grace.g.yang ยท May 28, 2010
Under: My Life,Taiwan

You don’t often get to celebrate your birthday twice, right? David and I have done it TWICE. The last time we were on our way home from somewhere in Asia and this time is the same; we’re celebrating in Shanghai right now but we will be celebrating again tomorrow (or today?) when we arrive in Chicago!

David and I have a special relationship; we are siblings, roommates, and used to be colleagues. We get along, have inside jokes that my mom thinks are ridiculous, and actually enjoy each other’s company. Living in New York these past two years have been so much more fun because of David and I can’t imagine living without him in the next room (I joke that when he gets married some day, I’ll have the spare bedroom…he does not find that so funny).

Below are some of my favorite pictures from our trip – I hope you enjoy them!

We celebrated with my dad in Taiwan before we arrived in China – he bought us this really delicious taro cake:


Me and David cutting the cake together (in hindsight, maybe this picture wasn’t the greatest idea since newlyweds seem like the only people that cut cakes together):


This trip with David and my mom has been really fun and might be one of our last “family” trips; before you know it, we’ll be married and bringing our spouses and children on vacation with us!

On our first full day in Taipei, we headed to our favorite restaurant, Din Tai Fung:


Sitting in the hotel before going on another eating adventure:


Visiting the area where my mom grew up:


Eating three types of shaved ice at the night market:


A Japanese lunch at Matsui with David:


Jumping at the World Expo:


At the Syrian tent:


Another picture at the World Expo:


Taking a tour of a cave in Guiling:


Hanging out in Chongqing:


With my mom:


And my dad:


A big happy birthday hug to my big brother, David, who was nice enough to share his big day with me!

Reader Comments

Happy birthday to you and David! How cool to share a birthday with your brother!

Written By Jessica on May 30th, 2010 @ 7:21 am

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