Posted Miércoles 28 diciembre 2005on:
Today I’m a quarter of a century old.
This morning I had to wake up early to work at the office. I didn’t mind that much since I sincerely prefer force myself to wake up early, than forcing myself to go to bed early the day of my birthday…
At noon D came to pick me up to go at the restaurant. The Mandarin is a all-you-can-eat buffet: you pay a fixed price for filling your plate as much, and as many times as you want. Usually you go prepared for such an event, i.e. D didn’t have anything for breakfast prior to that. We came out of that place completely filled, walking like ducks, bien gavés. Three hours later we are still digesting.
Tonight we’ll go to the movies. I hope “King Kong” is worth it. At least with a 3 hours long movie, I see our tickets as an investment! ha ha.
Little note about today’s date: As mentioned in Giulieta’s blog, December 28 in Spain and Argentina (and I believe all Latin America) is the day of the “santos inocentes”, the equivalent of April fools’ Day. However in the Roman calendar of the church (observed by some of the Lutheran churches too), the day of the Holy Innocents is in remembrance of the children slain by Herod’s command at Bethlehem after Jesus’ birth. According to the Gospel of Matthew 2:16–18:
“When Herod realized that he had been outwitted by the Magi, he was furious, and he gave orders to kill all the boys in Bethlehem and its vicinity who were two years old and under, in accordance with the time he had learned from the Magi. Then what was said through the prophet Jeremiah was fulfilled: “A voice is heard in Ramah, weeping and great mourning, Rachel weeping for her children and refusing to be comforted, because they are no more.”
— New International Version.