So first of all, I’m in Beirut! George is taking a month off to visit family back in San Diego, so I’ve come up to Beirut for the next 2 months to visit Stephen and study Arabic. We arrived on July 2nd and wah! I love this city!! I’ve been here before, but only for a week each time, so I’m excited to have a chance to stay a little bit longer. Arabic classes start on Monday -wish me luck!!!
As for the birthday breakfast – it’s a tradition in my family that every year on your birthday, Dad makes you a pancake in the shape of your age. Last year, I made pancakes in Madrid with my friends Dom and Sebastian, but this year, I was in Ramallah and didn’t get a chance to make my traditional birthday pancake. But, Jad and Shadee – my awesome cousins!! – found out about all this and surprised me this morning with a belated birthday breakfast!