Tofu Tuesday
Comments 18

Tofu Tuesday: It’s My Birthday


Today is my birthday and it’s been exactly one year since I turned 30. 

It’s been crazy busy here lately but I told my bosses I wasn’t working on my birthday (and they couldn’t do a thing about it). I’ve worked on my birthday only once in my life, it was some insignificant birthday in my twenties and I regretted it. It’s only one day a year. Treat yourself!


When I turned 30 last year, I was lucky that my sister, Joey just arrived back in NZ after being in Europe. I was able to catch up with her on my birthday. This year, I’m lucky that one friend finished a work contract and another finished uni for the year so I have (at least) two lovely people to hang with.

The weather has been stunning over the past few days and I’ve made plans for a super day before the weather packs up again…

The Daily Specials:

1 hour aromatherapy massage*.

Head to my favourite swimming beach to catch high tide.

Main Course
Enjoy a light picnic lunch and then to Cheltenham Dairy for ice cream sandwiches.

Dinner with my family at Cazador, one of Auckland’s best kept secrets.

*I’ve never had a massage in New Zealand. Weird huh? I get them in Asia because they’re so cheap you can have them daily. It takes some getting used to NZ prices, but I decided to splurge for my birthday. I’ve been crazy stressed and busy that my body is screaming for a good massage. Plus, immediately after I made my booking, I got an email from them offering a discount for a birthday massage. Sweet!

tofu-happy-birthday3 tofu-happy-birthday4

This entry was posted in: Tofu Tuesday
Tagged with: ,


I am Genie, a graphic designer/photographer obsessed with food and bunnies. I live in Whanganui, New Zealand with my husband, The Koala and our two rabbits, Kobe and Bento. I write about my hedonistic ways and I love the mantra "Eat well, travel often". I prefer not to write about myself in third person.


  1. Darling girl, happy happy birthday! You’ve had a huge year with highs and lows and I’ve loved being a part of it and watching your adventures.
    Keep being your wonderful you. Big love xxxx

  2. colleenanderson says

    Happy Birthday! Sounds like a great way to celebrate. I did My Excellent Birthday Adventure this last year, exploring shops in my hood that I’ve never entered. Friends joined me throughout the day and it was great. 🙂 Enjoy!

  3. Happy B-Day Girlfreh’! I hope you had an awesome day, your birthday ‘menu’ sounds like heaven, and you totally deserve it all and more!

I love your comments! Your comments are like extra melted cheese on top.

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s