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Aunty is now old enough for Zippy’s!

card2 Aunty has been waiting forever to be eligible for Zippy’s Senior Discount Card.  Last week, on her 65th birthday, Aunty got her card!!!  Woohoo!

With photo ID and an annual fee of $20, Aunty gets 10% off all food and drinks – dine in, take out, bakery, and free parking!  (Actually, parking is free but it was a good way to end the sentence.)

Happy Birthday to Aunty

To tell the truth, Aunty really doesn’t like birthdays – going to them or having them.  Bah, humbug!

And spending a lot of money on a little bit of food is really not Aunty’s style, so when the kids asked “where do you want to go?”, the answer was easy.  Her favorite, Zippy’s Sushi in Kahala (there’s another one in Pearl City).

hamachisaladWe sat at the counter (which got much smaller after the renovation) and Aunty ordered her favorite sushi – hamachi nigiri ($11.55).  The very nice waiter said he liked the salmon skin, so Aunty ordered the salmon skin salad ($7.05), which came on a bed of iceberg lettuce.  Both were very very good, and perfect for a semi-light dinner, with a little room for dessert. (Jalna, you would LOVE the salmon skin.  It reminded me of bacon, yum yum yum.)

teishokuDaughter on the left got the 2 choice teishoku ($19.50) with sashimi and salmon.

Kids on the right ordered the monthly special dragon maki sushi ($10.95) and the Chef’s special ($21.60) which came with assorted nigiri sushi, udon, and tempura (sorry, no pictures).

As we waited for the food to arrive, the sushi chef gave each of us a wonderful dish of deep fried battered salmon cubes in a cold vinegar ponzu sauce (SOOOO yummm!) and double bonus of some fish sticks that were cooked to crispy crunchy perfection.

donutRosie’s John picked up the tab, saving money with Aunty’s NEW senior discount card, and Rosie treated Aunty to her favorite dessert – glazed donuts.  With Aunty’s discount card, she saved 14¢ per donut – which doesn’t sound like much, but it was still – Wooohooo!

The best is yet to be

Becoming 65 is quite wonderful.  Zippy’s senior discount, getting Medicare qualified (easy to do on the ssa.gov website), and also being eligible for a senior bus pass.

After a year, Aunty will be 66, and eligible for FRA – full retirement age social security benefits, regardless if Aunty has wages or income from other sources, WOOWOOHOOO!

It is great to grow older.  It really is.

About The Author

Aunty is a new senior citizen and loving this phase of her life. Less responsibilities, less fear of being weird, able to do more of the things that I want to do! Older, yes, slower, yes, but life is even more wonderful in my golden years and I look forward to even goldener ones.

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Comments (6)

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  • gigi-hawaii

    I didn’t know there was a Zippy’s Sushi. Happy birthday. Wait til you are 71 like me.

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  • Tutu

    Aunty, wow, can’t believe you’ve reached this milestone, you who has weathered the passage of time remarkably well, wrinkle free, energetic, positive, progressive, unable to list all that keeps you looking youthful.

    We also love Kahala Sushi & their quality entrees like the hot or cold tempura soba or teishoku combos. You did a nice job of promoting with photos the various dishes, even the glazed donut looked good. Zippy’s should hire you as an advertising agent on the web. I like how they include calorie counts which help us weight watchers not to go overboard, even the pastries indicate the number of calories.

    Hope you’re on board with the best Medicare & Supplemental & Prescription plans which will also give dental & vision coverage.

    Congratulations! Hugs, Tutu

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  • jalna

    Hahahaha . . . “free parking”! Now I’m looking forward to getting my discount next year.

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