Sunday, February 25, 2007

25 years old!!!

















Well it has finally happened; I have made it to be a quarter of a century... ah well, it was a fun birthday nonetheless!!! Thank you, all of you, for your prayers and calls and birthday wishes: they truly made this wanderer feel loved and thought of though so very far away. Here are some pictures from both lunch on the 22nd and my birthday dinner on the 23. For lunch a bunch of my friends went to pizza hut for the all-you-can-eat buffet (which I did some serious damage on let me asure you). Sarah, Janet, Becca, and Laura actually got me a cake with candles as well as a bottle of red-wine!! It was loads of fun. For my birthday dinner Cody and the hisar crew, Brian, Alyssa, Chewie, and I went to a Turkish place in Cardiff bay sitting literally over the bay; it was a beautiful dinner with amazing food (and even better wine!) Here's some pictures from both. Hope you guys back home are doing well! Shoots, laterz!

Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Happy Chinese New Year!!

Howz'it everybody!! Well, the days are flying by here on the other side of the world, and it's already Chinese New Year! Last night to celebrate a bunch of my friends invited Cody and i to a lovely dinner and party at their house; it was serioulsy loads of fun! We had fortune cookies, all kinds of amazing food cooked by Wai-Chia, and a decent supply of wine and other dubious beverages to choose from. As the evening got later, and we got sillier, we busted out Taboo (which Cody and i won by the way, go Brooks' Brothers!), and eventually even got out the ol' twister mat. Here are some pictures from our crazy night. i completely forgot how hard twister was (though in the end i won that game as well =) Hope you guys are all doing great back home; we're having fun here, despite the tons of books i need to wade through before the morrow dawns. Shoots, see ya all laterz!

Sunday, February 11, 2007

A Proper Winter... an unexpected snowstorm!






Aloha everybody! Well, the last few days have been quite exciting here in Cardiff; first with Cody's arrival, and then with the completely unforcast snowstorm that fell upon Cardiff in the last two days. Thursday brought us a lite smattering of snow, a beautiful day that we thought would be our only snow day; we were gleefully mistaking. I awoke friday morning to a veritable white torrent outside my window. I, of course, ran headlong into the flurry with clothes that barely kept me warm and dry enough, and had a great day in the fields of snow. Cody eventually joined me and we had an awesome time pelting eachother with snowballs, wandering though the forests of Bute park, and generally freezing our buts off. Here are some pictures from the wintery adventure of the Brooks boys. Hope you guys are enjoying the warmth back home!