Friday, September 12, 2008

The Consolation of Aging

September 13 is only the legitimate day when my ego can indulge in overflowing compliments, best wishes, and greetings of all sorts. "Why were you even born?", asked one of my friends. I do thank him; at least that could be a bitter melon in today's sweet salad.

Yeah, today's my birthday. And I was expecting someone to greet me warmly today.
That person didn't.
Honestly, I felt that by birthday won't be that complete without that person's greeting.

But I couldn't care less now.

After my best friend from overseas dropped me a line, when my lawyer-to-be friend went out of her way to greet me, when all my relatives remembered...That person shrank to insignificance that I was able to tell myself:

"You're not a someone to begin with. No, you're not."

These people are the reason why I should be happy today:

Thank you everyone for making my birthday kimchi-esque.


Anonymous said...

Hey, its your birthday!


May all your wishes and dreams come true. God bless you!!! =)

Anonymous said...

Aaaawwww papa tumatanda na tayo....
Sino naman kaya yung "not someone" na yun???!!! Hmmmm kailangan mo yang ibunyag sa truad convention natin ha!!