Last March 20, I just turned 23 years old. I don’t really know what to write or feel after. I’m glad because I’ve been living blessed for 23 long years but a part of me has been dreading feeling old. Haha. Sometimes, I really feel like I’m stuck between teenage years and adulthood because of the variety of people I hang out with. (That’s a different story, altogether.)
Anyway, this year, I’ve wanted to celebrate my birthday in another way. For the previous years, I would always resort to birthday parties and get-togethers. So, I’ve thought of having an ultimate “ME” time on my special day.
I met up with my orgmates/friends from DLSU-D Lifters and we decided to eat at Mcdonald’s.
(L-R) Me, Gillian and Sarah. Sarah is a graduating student so she volunteered to pay for half of what I should be treating them. :)
It’s just sad that we weren’t complete. Allison, another orgmate/friend followed though. We mostly talked about that funny stuff called love life. Haha.
Around 11:30 PM, I felt that my sister Lanie and cousin Jean was up to something. I was using the computer and went down to pee, but I saw three candles at the dining table. H, B and D. I was really laughing hard because I caught them. I was even teasing them because they copied my surprise (cupcakes). They got busted but nonetheless, it made me really really happy.
A lot of people greeted me on my birthday, maybe because they’ve seen it on my FB account. I don’t care, actually. Haha. I was glad because people took their time to greet me and I really appreciated those little things. I’m not the kind of person who feels embarrassed because people shower them with attention. I want to feel loved that’s why I let people know it’s my birthday. I even bullied some to greet me. Haha. But seriously, I just want to have fun.
One of my friends, Kaye, even thought of surprising me but I kinda busted it. Haha.
My ME time was composed mostly of watching a movie and eating all by myself. Haha. It was fun though tiring. I watched ‘Mana’, an Indie film. It has a horror theme injected into it and because it was shown simultaneously with the Hollywood movie ‘Divergent’, it was sad that only two people watched with me. The whole theater was ours and it was such a funny story to tell. You see, I was this kind of girl who cries whenever I feel scared. And it was such a great experience to watch a horror movie by myself though I can’t say it’s that scary. I also happened to guess the plot twist 20 minutes in the movie that I was kinda disappointed in the end.
I also ate at Tokyo Tokyo, a japanese fastfood resto and I was able to consume 4 cups of rice. I felt really proud of myself because I accomplished things out of my ordinary routine. Hehe.
My post-birthday celebrations included a treat from my brother Jayvee at Seafood Palutuan at Seaside Macapagal Avenue. It was a dream come true for me because it was my first time to visit that place. I really love seafoods though I’m allergic to it. Good thing it didn’t attack me because I forgot to bring my meds. Hehe.
Another post celebration was hanging out with my friends. We had pizza and ate at a BonChon. They even gave me a surprise cake which I bullied them to do. (They covered my eyes and sang Happy Birthday while I was crossing the street.) Haha.
My birthday this year may not be the most extravagant of all my birthdays. Some people I really consider important in my life may have forgotten about it. I may not feel special because some of my expectations weren’t met. But nevertheless, my 23rd birthday has been memorable. I’ve gained new friends and new experiences. I’ve also realized a lot of things and felt really grateful for a lot of blessings.
My life had it’s series of extreme ups and downs but I was able to pass through them all. I am still thankful because I felt loved. Still, I attribute all this to God’s grace. If not for Him, I wouldn’t be here now. I know it’s still a long way to go. There are still a lot of mountains to climb but I know that I’ll be able to conquer it all because God is with me.
Birthday or not birthday, I am still loved. :)