Turning 23

23rd birthday

How fast May has flown by! I celebrated my birthday this weekend with dinner at Nodee Sky, followed by cake (made by my talented mother-in-law) with theĀ in-laws. The day was full of surprises and fun!

Nodee Sky / Barcode


The only thing better than delicious food is delicious food with a view. At Nodee Sky, you can enjoy both!

Sushi and gyoza at Nodee Sky

View from Nodee Sky

I really enjoyed getting to celebrate my first birthday in Norway with the whole family! šŸ™‚ I receivedĀ the sweeeeetest cards and gifts from themĀ ā™„

Blowing out the candles

Birthday cards

A huge thank you to all who sent me birthday wishes! šŸ™‚

Summer on my mind

Just three weeks ago it was snowing here, but now that warmer days are here, it seemsĀ as though Oslo has skipped over spring altogether and gone straight to summer.

There are soooo many ways to enjoy summer, both indoors and outdoors. Having my birthday at the end of May means that it is celebrated throughout the months ahead as well šŸ˜‰ I hope you are as excited as I am!


Eirik and I are heading to the United States in June andĀ will spend a week in Pittsburgh, PA for OCON. If you have not had a chance to go to OCON, I highly recommend coming this summerĀ because it is a great investment for your mind and, ultimately, your life. The conference, held at the center of industrial America, is not only forĀ people who are familiar with Objectivism, the philosophy of Ayn Rand, but also for individuals who are interested in livingĀ a meaningfulĀ life. The lineup consists of intellectually stimulating sessions with productive heroes from a variety of backgrounds, so I guarantee that you will leave with a better sense of clarity and purpose.

After the conference, we will head to New York, NY! Both of us haveĀ been to NYC before, but this summer will be extra special because we will experience the city together for the first time and do things we have not done before, like tour the Freedom Tower and attend a performance at the Met Opera. I can hardly wait!

What are your plans for the summer? Let me know in the comments! šŸ™‚

XOXO HONG PHUC