News — By Ben on 13 June 2012
Feliz Cumpleaños a mi!

Today is that day of the year when I look at my reflection on the mirror and wonder how in the heck I’ve made it this far. Yup, it is my birthday! 34 years ago, exactly at this time, my mom was on her way to the hospital to deliver a big, beautiful baby into the world. I don’t know what happened afterwards because I’m not cute anymore, ha!

This day of the year always makes me think about my life, where I come from, where I am, and where I want to go. 34 years is nothing compared tot he vastness of time and universe, but I feel like I’ve accomplished a lot in this short period of time. I could have done more, we ALWAYS can do more. But that’s why days like this are a reminder that life is great, that time is short, and that you’re in control of your own destiny. There are a few projects in my life, most of them related to food, that I need to finish and only I can set up the pace and finish them. This day I want to take a deep breath and lunge forward with renewed energy to finish them. My family, friends, and readers give me the motivation to go forward and I want to thank you all for being there as a part of my life. Without you, life wouldn’t be the same.

And of course, my kitties keep me motivated too, they eat too much and I need money to feed them!

¡Buen provecho!

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grew up around food. His family owned a restaurant in Mexico City and he spent a big deal of his childhood helping and learning after school the art of creating delicious dishes from simple ingredients. He created this blog to share his kitchen adventures with the world.

(15) Readers Comments

  1. Happy Birthday!!!

    Don’t worry, I also wonder how in the heck I made it so far… ;-P

    Frodo is so cute.

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  2. Happy birthday dear Ben. Wishing you all the best.

  3. Happy Birthday Ben!
    Yeah, what Rosa said, none of us know how we made it this far. So you’re in good company. lol

  4. HAPPY HAPPY HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!!!!!!!!!! The world is a better place because of you!

  5. Happy B’day Ben…enjoy your day! And thank you for the lovely reflections in today’s post.

  6. Aww happy birthday Ben!! I hope you celebrated with some serious deliciousness!

  7. Happy Birthday Ben! Have a great day. And at least you’re reflecting. I know so many at your age that don’t seem so focused. And while you’re reflecting, make sure you decide to keep on blogging. I sure enjoy your site.

  8. ¡Feliz Cumpleaños, Ben! And who says you aren’t still cute? Silly you.

  9. Muchas felicidades! Hasta los 120 con salud y alegrias.
    Thanks for the great posts – it is a pleasure to follow your blog.
    Hug your kitties, your family and friends – enjoy them now, at this present moment.

  10. Happy Birthday Ben!

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