Monday, June 25, 2012

Eric's Dirty Thirty

On June 21st, Eric entered his next decade and turned 30!  To celebrate this monumental birthday, we invited our Penang friends to join us for Happy Hour at Euro Deli and dinner at Tree Monkey. 
Our friends at Euro Deli celebrating over a beer
Eric had a multicultural birthday celebration as we had friends from New Zealand, Australia, Canada, Mexico and the US present to welcome him to his 30s.  It was a great group of people -- some have known Eric for 10 years (I wonder who?) and a few that have known Eric for only 4 days.  Eric's birthday was a great reminder of what life as an expat is meet awesome people from all over the world that are fun and willing to celebrate almost every occasion, as long as beer is involved.
Dinner at Tree Monkey
As Eric transitioned into his 30s I wanted him to remember that he is never too old for toys.
Remote controlled helicopter.....
And a new lens for his camera!

We stretched Eric's birthday into the weekend making a quick trip to Kuala Lumpur where the goals were to have good beer at eat pork. We hit up our favorite Italian restaurant and feasted on fresh pasta and traditional pizza, before making our way to Eric's favorite beer bar, Taps.  Interestingly enough, the waitress at Taps remembered us from our visit in April and asked us where we had been.  Guess we made a memorable impression back then.  On this visit, Taps was offering Free Flow Beer after 11 pm, which means it was free all you can drink delicious Stout beer from 11pm onwards.  I think we drank our fair share! Apart from eating and drinking, we took in some of KL's sites, including the Petronas Towers and the amazing Islamic Arts Museum. 
Steve joined us for our adventure.  The three of us in front of the Petronas Towers
Traditional Islamic architecture
Eric's favorite painting from the museum. 

Ornate work in the ceiling domes

All in all an excellent weekend and a great Birthday for Eric!

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