Birthday Message From Me

Thirty seven years ago.

Today I remember my parents who brought me out to this world and raised me, my family who made me whole, and God who gave me life.

I personally would like to thank all the people who took time to greet me. It is heartwarming, as we say it in Filipino (nakakataba ng puso) to read messages even from social media like Facebook. Just imagine each person taking time (just a few seconds) to type in their birthday greetings? It can be as simple as “HBD, Happy birthday or Enjoy your day”.  I super appreciate each thought! It means a lot to me. I feel very special on my birthday. Thank you from my heart!

I would just like to share. When I was younger, I was excited for my birthday. As a kid,  you look forward to gifts or parties. As the years went by, I felt different about it. I can say I feel a little scared because I know that I am aging. I know we should not look at it that way, but it seems like  each year I am  marching towards the end of my journey.  I am afraid to grow old. I am afraid of death. But you know what, I also feel like as years go by, it is like God is pulling me towards Him. I don’t know maybe it is the same for other people. Aging, growing old makes you reflect on the meaning of life, the meaning of existence. It is no longer about material things. It goes beyond it. My life. The people I love and care about.

For people who really know me, I am not so much into parties or big gatherings.   I love people and  I love my friends. But truly, I am really more of an introvert. My former boss (Dennis) said, today that I should do something fun. Fun for me is reading all my family and friends’ greetings. Writing about what I feel and maybe “fluting” later. I felt very inspired too that one of our school former teacher (who is now a conductor of an Orchestra) wished me a happy birthday. He told me to keep fluting! : )  It meant so much to me. Today I feel really special because my hubby took off from work and will just spend the day with me. He will take me out to lunch. Will also do something fun with the kids later. I told my children last night that they are my greatest birthday gifts ever!

One last thing. I wish to grow more in wisdom. I want to be more appreciative of each moment. I am not perfect and will never be. And this world isn’t too. We can not please everybody. That is one lesson I have learned. Some people still won’t like me. But some do love me!!!  And I guess growing in wisdom is like learning how to strike a balance, knowing your focus or priorities, and accepting some facts about living. Lastly, is giving your darn best to be good. Just be a good wife, a good mom, a good person.

Wishing you a happy life as well! Thank you for everything!!!

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Star Wars Birthday Theme

Last Saturday we celebrated my first born’s 7th birthday. It was attended by his 30 closest friends. It was held at Fun City, an indoor play area.

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Before I planned his birthday, we came up with a long list of themes. He kept changing his mind. And finally, he decided that he would go with STAR WARS. He is an avid fan. He watched the movie, the cartoons in Netflix, and read almost all the books!

So I researched (google) ideas for his birthday. I came up with the following food: Padawan Pizza, Millenium Mac and Cheese, Jedi Robes (Spring Rolls), Jello-Carbonite, Asteroid Candies, Hans Rolos, Jar Jar Jelly Beans, Wookie Water, Jedi Juice.  I was so busy during the celebration, and I can not believe I forgot to take photos of these! Hopefully, after I compile photos I may be able to update and upload some of them here.

Below are some of the ones I was able to take pictures of:

                   Jabba Hut-dogs by my Mom

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Cupcakes made by my friend

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                      Luke Skywalker

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Light sabers

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I printed this out and attached it to his party favors : )

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That’s all I have to share! You guys have a great week!

By the way I saved a slice for Jim! : )

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