I am on my last few hours of my special day and instead of me dining out – traffic here in Manila is just so crazy that I don’t want to get stuck – I am here at my bed thinking and writing this birthday blog post.
A few hours before Two Nine, I was invited into a Year End Party (YEP). But I was still working until around 830pm. The YEP was scheduled to start at 7pm.
I was hesitant to follow because its already late and the YEP has already started and I was watching the Coronation night of Philippine Super Liga – Petron vs. F2 Logistics. But I still followed because it’s free food, booze, place and its salubong to my Two Nine. And, of course, the best part about it is I get to enjoy the salubong with my friends for free.
The salubong was intense that it was one of those times that you don’t want to end – and I managed to drink at least 5 rounds of rhum coke – a new achievement for me as I am not really a heavy drinker.
The party ended just in time the salubong. Everybody went home and I arrived my house around 2am.
My 28th was a year of ups and downs. And it was definitely a year to remember: a year of mental toughness, physical resilience, and emotional maturity.
My mental toughness and physical resilience were tested when my dad was in and out of the hospital for 2-3 months due to a couple of operation in his left foot.
It was mentally, physically, emotionally and financially draining. But with the help and support of my family and friends I was able to get through it – they were my rock through the process.
And it is one of the things I am thankful for in my 28. Yeah my dad was in and out of the hospital but we came out of the hospital stronger, better, and more conscious of our health.
I’ve matured emotionally, after traveling solo (thanks to my current employer) I was able to travel to Cebu (click here to read my blog about it) alone.
And I was able to talk to quite a number of people who taught me to be emotionally stable and be emotionally matured.
Throughout 28, I met a few people who I thought was going to be my partner. Some one stood out and was my TOTGA. I was sad when the “relationship” ended fast but I know that someone out there is for me.
This blog post may sound that I am ready to bid goodbye to 2018, but no I am ready to leave 28 with all the lessons I’ve learned and I am ready to face what ever Two Nine will throw at me.
As you can see, I’ve included some of my selfies/photos taken at my 28 – I wanted to show that no matter how little the difference of the photos may be – I know that I’ve grown as a person.
And a thousand thanks to all who spared a minute or two to send your warm greetings to me. You know who you are and I am grateful that you remembered me on my special day.
Oh and before I forget it’s the Christmas season, its that time of the year to get merry. Time to have reunions with your high school friends and college partners. But most of all, let us not forget to spend time with our family. After all, at the end of the day, they are the ones who got our back what ever happens to us.
Most importantly, the reason of the season.