Today, on the 29th of January 2013, I turned 29. Twenty-nine! Seriously, where did all my years go? I vividly remember turning 21 like it was just yesterday, and now I’m in my “late twenties” slash “almost 30″? Srsly?!
I took a leave from work and just spent this day at home. Some friends took an hour or two from their day to spend it with me. Other than that, I just wasted hours working from home (I know! Lame.), reading a book (The Fault in Our Stars by John Green), liking and replying to greetings, and watching The Impossible.
The Impossible is a film based on a true story of a family that were victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami. It’s intense, heartwarming and heartbreaking at the same time. I cried every several minutes! You HAVE to see it. (Sorry, I had to insert this into my birthday post, cos watching it is one of the highlights of my day. May surge of emotion pa din. Haha)
I want to post pictures of the lovely people who took some time to celebrate my 29th birthday in their own little ways. Thank you, my dear friends and loved ones, for your thoughtfulness. This is for you if you happen to cross this blog.
Our small group celebrated the Jan&Feb birthday celebrants last Friday (Jan 25). It was a non-stop singing and laughing time at the Beat Karaoke in Fort. And we had a nice time talking about anything over coffee after. Isn’t this just the prettiest group of (God-fearing!) ladies you’ve ever seen? Queue up, boys!
Yesterday at the office (Jan 28), my teammates surprised me with our traditional birthday cupcakes from Sophie’s Mom. I should have had a hint already that the “urgent meeting” was for me, but I really did think there was something urgent we needed to discuss since we’re usually swamped with work. So it really was a genuine gulat reaction when they suddenly sang happy birthday and gave me the cupcakes. Good job, teammates!
When my former colleagues, Romz and Mei, learned I was just at home today (via our Daily Skype Chat) they asked if we can have lunch together and I said yes! A spontaneous “birthday plan”, why not? My daughter from another life path, Gem, was also with us. It was just a nice time of catching up and laughing out loud with these crazy friends of mine again!
Photo Booth photos of me, my nephew Uno, and my brother last Sunday (Jan 27). I spent my birthday weekend with them, my sister-in-law, and Mama. Don’t you just wanna bite Uno’s nag-uumapaw na chubby cheeks? I can’t stop pinching them!!
Finally, just before the day ended, I received a bouquet of flowers, gifts, and I love yous from my 7-year admirer. LOL :)
So that’s my short and quick 29th birthday story.
29! Wow. Just wow.