Sunday, March 05, 2006

My 20th birthday

My mama woke me at 5 a.m. and greeted me a happy birthday. My tatay greeted me and left the house (bibili siguro ng panghanda) Duh! I am 20 years old, teen-no-more and chronologically an adult. *Whew!*

Today is an ordinary and sunny day, its jsut that I am a year older. I shouldn't care much since I don't look my age (kapal ko!). People around me, excluding my AB Pasaway friends, don't make a big deal out of my opposing age and physique, they understand that its in my Lagrio genes.

I attended my classes propmtly as usual. We rechecked our Semi-final exam in Rizal and exchange views about PD 1017. Our professor in PrinEco announced the Top 3 high scorers in the exam ( I ranked 2nd) and distribute our test papers. After a while, Dan informed the Ms. Lea that its my birthday. I heard someone meow and guessed that its Sarah. My AB Pasaway friends greeted me in their own way and later gave me a stuff toy.I didn't expect it. Karen, who is seated beside me, went back from the front row carrying a medium-size bench paper bag. She place it in my armchair and uttered "Galing sa boyfriend mo." I looked at her, I was baffled for I don't have a boyfriend, and I never thought that its a gift.
" Galing nga sa boy friend mo... para sayo yan... galing samin.." I slowly opened it. Presto! a cute orange pussy stuff toy. Karen pressed its belly and a loud meow echoed in the room. The stuff toy's belly was pressed couple of times which made the class laugh. From now on, my new stuff toy will be called PASAWAY.

I was teary eyed. I am touched; but I am afraid that my expression didn't show what I really feel at the moment. Let me emphasize that I AM THANKFUL, very thankful. I can't remember how many times I gave them thanks.My friends made my 20th birthday extra special. They destressed me and turned my gloomy day a glowing one. It feels good, honest!

Ms. Lea dismissed the class early, but the AB Pasaway and some BSHRM 3 remained. Picture-taking, laughing and shouting or what I call AB Pasaway fun followed. Once again, thank you AB Pasaway! I really appreciate it!

My deepest thanks to the other people who greeted me and made my date colorful.Thank you,thank you, thank you to Jhim, Yvette, Leovic, Ms. Maro, COMELEC family, Lynel, Jen D.....mwuah...mwuah...mwuah!