It's my birthday today! In a blink of an eye, I'm now 25. Gone were the days when I was given allowances on a weekly basis, and had absolutely no responsibilities on my back. Now, I have to pay for everything on my own, from car insurance to health insurance. On top of that, there's rent, electricity, water and Internet bills to pay. I suppose it's a part of growing up, so it would only make sense to face reality.
Anyway, I received plenty of birthday messages from family and friends via Facebook, Messenger and Whatsapp. It touched my heart to know that everyone took some time out of their busy schedules to wish me a Happy Birthday. I just had to show my utmost gratitude by thanking everyone individually even though it took me close to an hour to do so.
Woke up to find a gift from my housemate, which was a pleasant surprise indeed. The rest of the day was spent accompanying my partner to work. We then had a nice Japanese dinner at one of my favourite places (Buen 151A) which made me very happy. Even though I had a simple day, it was a good one nonetheless.
Update: 1st July 2016.
In the last few days, my partner kept asking me what I wanted for my birthday, but I refused to answer no matter how many times he asked. You see, I'm quite content with my life right now. I have enough clothes, bags, shoes and to have more of that would only be a bonus. Thus, we eventually agreed not to buy each other a birthday present this year.
But when my partner came home from work during his work break (the day after my birthday), he handed this to me:
A birthday gift! 😍
It was something that I was eyeing the other day, but had chosen to walk off because the price gave me a heart attack. Apparently, he had noticed that I was interested in the item, and decided to surprise me. Thank you!