DJ Birthdays through time

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Over the years, I’ve tried to find creative and fun ways to celebrate the existence of DJ on this planet with his huge circle of friends scattered around the world.  Some years, it was easy… cruises or travel, but other years, such as 2020 with COVID-19 it was a challenge.

As I celebrate DJ’s birthday today, I look back at the some of my favorite fun surprises of past, as I plan for the future….

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2020: Everyone Loves a Canadian Boy

For DJ’s birthday at the height of the global COVID-19 pandemic (but with it essentially eradicated in Shanghai), I hosted a surprise party featuring a special “social distance” celebration including his many friends and family around the world, plus his local Shanghai friends for a dinner dinner/drinks evening in a private pagoda at Cotton’s, a lovely Shanghai villa restaurant.  Weeks prior, I had curated hundreds of photos of DJ’s life, plus friends around the world, for them to participate.  All under the theme I created “Everyone Loves a Canadian Boy“.

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2017: Better When Paired

DJ celebrated his 50th Birthday concurrently with good British fellow expat friend, Alison (celebrating her 60th), in Shanghai.  In addition to a surprise party featuring a sit down at the Bull & Claw restaurant for champagne, steak and lobster lunch, I also gave him 50 gifts (ranging from his favorites foods/wines to appliances and cash), each wrapped in his favorite color at the time of electric green.  It was a very special day for him.