Thursday, October 22, 2009

Being 28

I've been thinking about writing this for a while, since it's been a few days since I had a birthday, I just never seem to get the time or energy to do it.

Typically, I'd skip commenting about this day since, unlike most people I know, it's not my favorite day of the year at all. I have to put up with a whole month of astrological hell before it, and then when it supposedly finally comes to an end, I get one year older.
My lack of enthusiasm over my birthday is actually problematic to the point that I sometimes fail to acknowledge that this might actually be a special day for other people, but I try really hard not to forget that.

This year, nevertheless, my birthday was surprisingly pleasant. Truth be told, I haven't celebrated my birthday properly in over a decade, and apart from the Sweden fiasco 4 or 5 years ago, birthdays have usually been a date to forget.

I guess because I have always been traveling and never really settling down, I never get to spend birthdays with who I really wanted to be... or I don't know. Facts: I haven't spent a birthday with my dad and brother in 11 years, with my mom in about 9 years, with my sis in 6 years... as closest friends go... I don't even wanna go there, since they're all spread in different parts of Europe, Japan and Brazil.

But I've been living in California for 3 years now and I guess I kinda adopted my own family here... 2, actually. They're people I care about and who care about me. I got to have 2 birthday dinners with my 2 families - and with my babies, and they were delicious meals as well.

Then there's boyfriend. I could clearly see he was making an effort to make that day a special day for me (I admit to have taken some advantage of that), and I really haven't felt this in a very long time... so instead of being a dreadful day, I cherished it to the fullest... boyfriend spoiling me, international phone calls, sms, e-mails, msgs on social networks... I guess I thought of my birthday as too much of an ordinary date, but this year, it was an extraordinary day :)


  1. oh! so it's your BigDAY! it's good to hear that you had a great day with the people you cherish! ^_^ i wish you all the best!

    and yeah... thanks for always visiting my blog! i so love it! ^_^

  2. i'm glad you finally had a great birthday! that's exactly how birthdays should be, you know? spending time with people you love so you can celebrate...yourself! haha. so i hope it was amazing this year! happy, happy birthday! <3

  3. a bit belated, but happy birthday darling :D
    i'm glad it was a great day, special ^^

  4. Happy belated bday! glad you enjoyed it with the ppl you love!

    Enjoy the rest of the weekend!

  5. Happy Belated Birthday, Lili! May you have a long, healthy, successful and love-filled life :)

    You and I seem to have the same attitude towards our own birthdays, but I'm happy it felt different for you this year. May it not be the last time :)

    I cannot believe I missed wishing you that on time; I made sure to follow you on here today, though. BTW, my old blog on your blogroll is dead. Update, update, update! :p

    Big hugZ


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