Yes, August is here and that means, I will be a year older. Should birthdays be celebrated or not? Because more birthdays means we are closer to our death, lol. Should we be celebrating our death? Haha.
But, yeah, we should be more on the positive side of life. I am grateful that I am still here breathing air after all the chaos in my life. Drama aside, in this article, I will just be sharing snippets of my birthday celebration. Actually, it is nothing special. For me, at my age, birthdays are just days with cream on top. Maybe that is how the adulting brain works already.
I filed for 3-day leave for my birthday, and also to just chill. In the morning, I was bombarded with messages saying happy birthday, wishing me happiness, and that I should already get a boyfriend. They are saying that on my next birthday, I should have a boyfriend already or else, I will stay single for the rest of my life. I really appreciate people who remembered and/or greeted me!
Mama is so sweet!
I already told her that I do not really want a present for my birthday. I told her that good health and safety for us are my wishes. She insisted still to give me a present on my birthday. I do not like to not accept it because I might hurt her feelings
Funny that she used an index card, haha. I bet she just used the papers in her office. I received a pair of shoes, and yeah, forgot to take a picture.
Eat the cake!
My family gave me a cake. I requested a chocolate cake, hehe. I do not know what happened to the lines to this cake. Maybe the baker is in a hurry, or is it just how the cake is supposed to be? It was good though! So chocolatey, and moist. I ate a slice and a half. I invited my relatives and neighbors to come to celebrate with us.
We have other food such as spaghetti (very Filipino), pancit, lechon, ice cream, shanghai, etc.
I did not take pictures of the food because it is annoying to keep people waiting for me to take the best pictures and angles to post. It is just not my vibe. I did manage though to take this beautiful lechon, mehehe!
After lunch, I am so stuffed that I fell asleep so quickly. I woke up around five in the afternoon.
Movie time! | Josee, The Tiger And The Fish
Movie overview: With dreams of diving abroad, Tsuneo gets a job assisting Josee, an artist whose imagination takes her far beyond her wheelchair. But when the tide turns against them, they push each other to places they never thought possible and inspire a love fit for a storybook. Source
I can say that I can relate to the girl. She also loves art but at one point, she was about to give up. I was in that situation before because I feel like my art is trash. I really like to enroll in an art-related course but my parents did not allow me. It is okay though because I believe that they are just making sure that I will land a job easier when I enroll in a management course.
The story is just heartwarming and painful at the same time. The animation is freaking mint! Also, I love that E ve’s music is included in the movie. He is one of my favorite music artists! The way he delivered the music is like describing the whole movie.
After watching the movie, I tried to search for more info about the movie and found out that it has a live-action version. The live-action though is a bit different from the anime.
What lies ahead of me?
Truly, I do not know. I can say that I am happy of what I have and what I am doing right now. Of course, I want more in life and I am getting there slowly. And there is a part of me that I feel empty every now and then. For now, I just want to focus on myself - my career, skills, and overall improvement. I have to build myself for now. Eventually, I will find that something that will fill the emptiness.
That is it for this article. I will see you at the next one!
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