My Birthday in Metro Manila

Today is my birthday, another milestone of my life, another year to be thankful because life itself is a gift and it should be cherished.

Today I realized how much God has protected and loved me all through out my life. How lucky I am to be blessed with so many things.

I am forever yoing and that's what I have always in my mind. So no worries of what might happen in the future. After all, age is just a number, and has nothing to do with biological ageing and personal growth. We become what we think everyday.

Mark Twain once said: "Age is just an issue of mind over matter, if you don't mind then it doesn't matter"

There's something in age that I find wonderful and incredibly terrific. As we age, we become wiser and more confident, more emotionally secure, we tend to leave insecurities behind, and we know how to balance things sensibly, and women become sexier and prettier as they age!

I tried looking back now what I had accomplished or missed in my life and analyzing the circumstances and all those what-ifs, I can say, I've traveled a fulfilling journey for the past years. Each year, I always make it a point to give myself a birthday gift, and this year, I've decided to buy something spiritual for my special day to make the occasion more meaningful and memorable.

Best religious finds at Our Lady of Manaog at Tierra de Maria

To mark my special day this year, here is the list of reasons why I am very thankful and felt so very blessed to reach this milestone.
  • I'm more confident, emotionally stronger and more self-assured
  • Fully understand the value and worth of "waiting" and why God let me wait longer for that perfect moment to come.
  • I already surpass the stage where the desire of marriage is as urgent as waiting for a bus ride during rush hour lol!
  • I'm not afraid to sail into the sunset of my life alone, but still longing for a special someone to come into my life.
  • I can still sort things out, what's important and what's not.
  • I can still change decisions, map out plans and rearrange my goals.
  • I don't have to worry too much about homely finances.
  • I've come to accept that wisdom is a lot important than riches.
  • I learn to remove price tags from people.
  • Understand that life is a give and take and has ups and downs but it's not going to be like that all the time, coins flip to the other side from time to time.
  • I learn to understand that life is full of beautiful, wonderful things that must be cherished, after all we pass in this world only once so make the most out of it.
  • I've materialized almost 95% of my life's wishes.
  • I always look things on the brighter, positive side of life.
  • I learn to discard the notion of failure, resentment and other self-defeating thoughts.
  • I am more understanding, more forgiving and more considerate.
  • I've come to accept that not all things we wish to receive can be given.
  • That prayers can move, yes, really move mountains.
I am so blessed in many aspects, so lucky that I reached this stage without much entanglements, but looking on the other side of the coin, there are times that I felt so terribly lonely, that deafening silence within myself, that painful emptiness lurking deep inside, I know from the deepest corners of my thoughts, I longed to be with someone, to take care a family, to nurture kids, to make a house a home, but these are some passing moments that I have to battle, when I wake up the next morning these thoughts quickly fade and felt so refresh again, ready to start another day with excitement.

Everyday is so inspiring, the routine never tires me -- waking up early to fix myself, reporting to work in the morning and coming home at night – and the reality of living in the busy metropolis never disappoints me. The energy in the metro is so contagious I quickly caught it J   

So how special my birthday this year?

I felt so fulfilled! No doubt about it. Though not 100% haha! But the most important thing is, I have that awesome feeling where I don't ask for anything beyond my capacity anymore, I stop thinking also why life has so unfair to me, I am confident God is preparing a wonderful plan for me, someone better, something bigger and grander and as I age and progress in life, I come to understand these reasons and purposes.

I am also finding time to realize other wishes and stuff I've been planning to do in my life. I am so determined that this year I really want to make a difference! LOL!!

For years, I've been dreaming to try Ice Skating but never got a chance because there's no ice rink in Davao City, I also wanted to do an awesome tumbling moment just like what Bianca Gonzales had been doing in her numerous travel adventures. So  for the first time in my life, I finally found an opportunity to realize these wishes ^_____^
So funny! I tried to make the angle perfect but to no avail, 
it's so hard to raise my feet up high!


Last April 9, I pulled enough courage to try Ice Skating! Ice Skating has been my favorite event in Winter Olympics, I love watching figure ice skaters doing difficult routines in the ice rink. One of my favorite movies is The Cutting Edge partly because the concept of the film tackles the love story of two figure ice skaters. The movie shows most part of the scenes in the ice rink where Kate and Doug did ice skating routines! And so goes my fascination.

Tried Ice Skating for the first time
With my friend, Rowie, in the ice rink

So goes my birthday this year and as with most years in my life, nothing big news worthy to share haha! Hopefully as months or year will progress I can feel that awesome feeling where I can say, this year, really marks another milestone.

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