Life

The Birthday

November 24, 2007

People born on the month of November are the sexiest (the sleeziest too? heehee joke!) in the face of the planet. No, do not argue with my alcohol-influenced generalizations here, shut up. Lemme just greet all the sexy men and women who celebrated and will be celebrating their birthdays this month. Happy birthday to you guys! :woohoo:

my butt would like to greet you

On a serious note, I know I have been depressed and have been in a weird mood for the past several days (or is that several months? or maybe even years?) up to till two hours before my birthday last Wednesday night. It was then when a glimmer of hope emailed itself to me.

Emailed? Hi-tech na ang emotions ngayon? Oh yes, di nyo ba alam yun? Oh but I digress. My point is, it was my birthday last Thursday, when I thought things would look very bleak, it wasn’t really really such a disappointing day. And I should be updating my profile everywhere that still says I’m 22.

My friends keep asking me what I wanted to do for my birthday. I kept saying it’s hard to decide since it’s a weekday and I wanted something different this year. Every year, I only honored my natal day with nothing more than sharing pasta (ispadeti anyone?) or ice cream or the small round cake from Goldilocks or Red Ribbon with the family or maybe with a few friends. I was hoping I could gather up everyone and have drinks and dinner. I know I have the means now unlike 5 years ago that I could not afford to have a debut. I know a lot of friends expected me to have a grandiose kind of party or whatever and I would have if someone urged me to. Instead, I spent most of my day with myself, pondering. I thought it was the best time to stop, sit down, and look around… really look around.

In a span of 3 years, I experienced being pregnant with so little support from the guy who’s suppose to share parenthood with me. I faced the cruel and biased lashing of the conservative society for being a single parent. I got cheated on. I encountered accidents I never deemed possible. I uncovered so many secrets that have altered my life in so many ways. Too many people close to me died, left, and disappeared. I got mentally harassed, emotionally abused and physically hurt. The last few years of my life was shaky, stressful, disturbing and psychotic. And even if my special day this year wasn’t exactly different either, I could strongly say that the worst of the storm has already passed. I am blessed. I survived.

I survived kasi masamang damo nga daw kasi ako :gross: but seriously, I know I would probably be in a straight jacket by now or buried 6 feet under, if it weren’t for the existence of my family and friends. And even if I didn’t exactly spend my birthday with any of you, I am still greatly thankful to everyone who have become a part of my life.

For this birthday, I didn’t wish for anything material or for a grand celebration, I just wish that I’d still be sharing my life with everyone I know now in the years ahead. Andrama noh?

From sexy to emo… Have you seen a more abnormal post than this? Oh wait, no don’t answer that question.

I’d also like to say thank you to those who remembered: Simon, Gino, Jimsie, Karmi, Jake, kuya Noy, RJ, kuya Ross, Roma, kuya Dindo, Henry, kuya Gerald, Glen, Frances; everyone who greeted me at WTF especially to my family over there Colleen, Travis, and Chris; my former officemates: Ester, Anna, Donna, Ivy, Ryan, Fredz, kuya Mark; my friends from high school: Chesca, Roslynne, Anmi, Charm, Nicole, Ginel, Renmark, Charina; people from the neighborhood Aubrey, Mharc, kuya Jack; my cousins Mark and ate Chris; my folks. Did I miss anyone out?

Thanks guys. You made my day. Where the hell are my gifts? :yes:

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10 Comments

  • Reply Baddie November 25, 2007 at 3:22 am

    One round of Facebook beer coming up! LOLZ

    I don’t really know you, but I think you’re a very strong woman. And I admire you for that. So, kelan painom mo? 2 Red Horse and a mini pizza lang sa IC’s, solb na ‘ko. Heh.

  • Reply mikmak November 25, 2007 at 4:28 pm

    OMG! Birthday mo ba sis? OMG! I’m so SORRY! Belated happy birthday sis!!! πŸ™ wag ka magalit sa akin ha? That picture can be really distracting sis kaso ang drama ng ending, naloka ako. Happy birthday talaga girl!

  • Reply detoxified_alipunga November 25, 2007 at 7:59 pm

    Can I just say……… WOOOOOW. Joiz, have a party! Now! Quick! I’ll be there, just make sure to introduce me to the ladies in that picture up there, ok?

    Sriously you are one strong and brave woman I am afraid to piss off. I remember all too well when your weird suitor was stalking you while we were in training and how you whacked his face with your racket when he threatened to drag you to church to marry you. You are a monster! A monster I tell you! πŸ˜† but we love you just the same. You are perfect the way you are and I hope that “alien” of yours or whatever it is you call him would take care of you and your kid. Or I hope you find someone who’d take you seriously and love you and accept all your niceness and complications cz believe me sis, you ARE ALL WORTH it.

    Happy birthday sis. Enjoy your vacation when the typhoon’s over, pictures ha? Yung pang fhm :yum:

  • Reply gUrLaLiEn November 26, 2007 at 12:43 pm

    hey mama joiz… i posted a birthday greeting on your friendster profile. have u seen it na? nah… don’t give so much time and effort in viewing it. its just one of those free image that you can post on freindster/myspace profiles. hehe… just wishing u a belated happy birthday… πŸ™‚

  • Reply scart November 26, 2007 at 2:38 pm

    hi joiz belated happy birthday isa ka ba dyan sa mga pwet na yan hehehe. Bilib ako sa mga single parent at sa tingin mas maganda maging single parent kesa pakisahaman ang lalaki na sa tigin mo eh magiging pabigat lang. More birthdays to come joiz πŸ™‚

  • Reply joiz November 26, 2007 at 7:51 pm

    Waaah!! Scarty, although I do own a hot pink t-back and a light pink t-back, I am neither of the two butts above!

    Yes gurlalien, I see, I saw, I acknowledged hehe

    D.A. thanks I do hope I get to find that right guy who’d consider me worth it although the party thing you want… errrr?

    M.M. thanks, it doesn’t matter, ok lang kung late, regalo ko? πŸ˜›

    Baddie IC’s! gadammit, I miss IC’s… When? LOLz

  • Reply Shabby November 26, 2007 at 8:17 pm

    Belated Happy Birthday, joiz! πŸ˜€

    Joiz: Thankies! ^_^

  • Reply Noreen November 27, 2007 at 6:16 am

    People born on the month of November are the sexiest (the sleeziest too? heehee joke!) in the face of the planet.

    I AGREE! I AGREE! hahahaa I’m a November baby πŸ˜‰

    Joiz: Hahahahaha! :yes: I guess it’s the nature of the beast, teh sexy beasts? :sweat: oh btw, moved your comment ^_^

  • Reply Ade November 27, 2007 at 4:18 pm

    I– I– I… I’d like to make an intelligent comment but the picture is too damn distracting. O_o

    Joiz: Hahaha you wanna know how Baddie was able to comment something decent? Because when he posted, that photo wasn’t loading. You should have been here when detoxified_alipunga was here, that thing wasn’t resized yet and took up every space in the monitor, that would probably make things harder :yes: πŸ˜†

  • Reply schoolcomms August 26, 2010 at 10:49 pm

    Boooooo, as a December baby I must disagree! If you want to change that to ‘people born in winter’ then that will be okay. I’ll agree with you then. You have so much strength and I think you should hold your head up high because a birthday is just a sign that you’ve made it through another year and you’re not dead.

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