Now entering my last year of being a teenager…there’s something very weird, but very exciting about that at the same time. Eighteen was such an interesting year, I’m hoping that being nineteen won’t disappoint.
Compared to last year it was a pretty low-key birthday. I went to see a performance by the Budapest Symphony Orchestra at the Performing Arts Center. Starting with Hungarian Peasant Songs, Sz.100 (BB107) by Bartok, the orchestra moved into the Fantasy-Overture from Romeo and Juliet by Tchaikovsky, ending with Symphony no.9 in C Major, Great by Schubert. I really find that European orchestras play quite differently then American ones and it is also nice to hear some classical music on a quiet Sunday afternoon especially after the snow from the day before.
In the evening my parents and sister came and took me out to dinner, complete with the waiters singing their own rendition of happy birthday. I used to find it super embarrassing when I was a kid and in a lot of ways, I still do, but now it’s not as bad since I haven’t been living fully at home for four years.
Happy Halloween! Everyone should try to go trick-or-treating despite the snow or your age because it’s fun (: