My 39th birthday would be my pinaka-wala akong expectations. Kilala niyo naman ako. Sobra akong papansin and imagine niyo na lang how am I when it’s my birthday. I believe that everyone should be treated nicely and special during their birthdays. Yun na lang ang ka-isa isang araw sa taon na pwede mong sabihin na sayo.
For this year, kung ako lang ang masusunod, all I wanted was to stay in bed and sleep all day. Wala akong ka-gana gana nung birthday ko. I don’t know if it’s because sa dami ng iniisip ko or meron akon 1.5 mm x 10 mm na singaw under my tongue (you know how difficult that is?!) or bumi-bwelo ako for my 40th. Basically, I didn’t want anything. I didn’t even want to move.
But since my birthday falls on the first day back at work, I dragged myself out of the bed and out of the house. May pamahiin ako about skipping the first day of work. Bawal otherwise tamad ka for the whole year. But that’s just me.
So pumasok ako. Lutang lang.
I wore that dress that has been on my mannequin at home for the longest time. Mga 3 years na siyang nandun. Yun ang peg ko na weight eh. I had it washed last Christmas and I found it inside my closet. Sinuot ko nga.
Anika doesn’t have school yet so I asked Wowa if she can pick her up and bring her to my office. We went out na din for lunch at Rai Rai Ken in Magallanes. Faye, LT and Isabel followed with a sobrang delicious cake from Kumori. Lasang clouds talaga, promise. It’s so good!
My spirits were lifted up. Nakakahappy to be around these women especially Isabel. Isabel is like a walking happy hormone. It rubs on you.
After lunch, I went back to the office. I was busy doing something on my desk when Abeth called. Samahan ko daw siya sa meeting niya. I said okay. Isama ko din daw si Anika. Sabi ko wag na kasi pinagna-nap ko sa office.
One the way to the meeting, I asked her anong meeting. She was like “hauling ermerlskdjg”. Hindi ko nagets. Pero deadma, sumama pa din ako.
When we got to the meeting room. Ang dilim pero ang ingay. Sabi ko, grabe naman mga ito. Pasukan na kung ano ano pang petiks ang ginagawa. They opened the door and boom! All my staff were there complete with a cake, balloons, ice cream, banners and food!
Gosh I love them.
Thank you so much guys. Napasaya niyo ako more that day!
I was thinking paano yung surprise nila nakalusot. Sobra ko feelingera na lagi ako naka-alert for surprises on my birthdays. I must be deep in thought the whole day na hindi ko man lang naramdaman na come 3pm, halos wala nang tao sa office namin. Akala ko sabay sabay sila nagmerienda break. Yun pala, they all went na to the meeting room for the surprise. Come to think of it ha, hindi ko din napansin why Abeth was calling me to go with her for a meeting at 3pm. Merienda time talaga ng lahat yun.
There was one time earlier that day, inabutan ko yung 4 staff ko na deep in discussion. Tumigil magsalita bigla sabay sabay when I approached them.
ME: Bakt? Ano yan? May problema ba?
STAFF: Wala po Ma’am. Pinaguusapan po namin routa ni Raul.
Wala lang talaga ako sa hulog that time eh. Kung nasa ulirat lang ako, I would have noticed something fishy was going on. Seryosong seryoso sila tapos route lang ng driver namin pinaguusapan?! Hahahaha!
During dismissal (dismissal talaga?!), Anika and I went to the bar to meet up with Alvin, Pineda and Janis.
Ayaw ko talaga ng kahit ano. I just wanted to go home and sleep. Mapilit lang si Alvin. Sabi ko sige sa bar na lang na dinner then isama na si Lyn para hindi na din siya magligpit.
And then my cousins, Ate Cindy and Kuya Yul, you might recognize them from my photos during my Amsterdam trip last July, arrived too! Ang galing galing talaga. I’m also happy they came.
My brother in law, Paul, was also there. Sobra biglaan lang this get together. When Alvin was making me pilit, sabi ko, si Janis and Pineda na lang iinvite because they live near us. But I am glad pinilit ako ni Alvin. We went home at 1:30 am because we kept on jamming with the band.
All in all, it was a pretty nice day. Ganun talaga siguro when you don’t expect anything.
Thank you so much for all the greetings. Thank you for all your messages. Masaya birthday ko kahit papaano. I am looking forward to what year 39 will bring.