The Penultimate Year to Quarter-Life

I can't believe I'm actually saying this already: ONE YEAR NA LANG AT PAPASOK NA AKO SA QUARTER-LIFE AGE!! Seriously?!!! How did time go by that fast??? But before I enter the stage of quarter-life, allow me to savor first one whole year of being 24. Let me start it by sharing how my first day of being 24 went on. (Heto na binulgar ko na talaga age ko ha. Yung mga student ko na mababasa ito, huwag niyo nang itanong sa akin kung ilang taon na ako. hahaha. Anyway, age is just a number. Wow pampalubag loob?? LOL)

Below are some photos, greetings and surprises from people dear to me (I didn't include the others because they're too personal and I just want to keep them for myself so I filtered some of them hehe)

1. Who would be too excited to greet me on my birthday? I have to give it to my students this year! The very first person to greet me was a student of mine.At grabe lang yung iba nagtatalo pa na siya daw unang bumati, siya pangalawa, siya dapat una and so on. Nakakatawa sila. Chill lang guys. This ain't a competition and it's not graded hahaha! Ang cute niyo talagang mag-away sa twitter (ehemmm 9G boys). So here are my students who made an effort on my birthday (in random order).

Some really took an effort to edit because they know how much I love James Reid hahaha!

a former student sent me this :))))

I'm with James Reid in the original photo hahaha

And the most memorable birthday surprise (which happened two days before my birthday) was from my student two years ago. I know I've said this several times but SUPER THANK YOU Bong Gonzales for granting my birthday wish!!

2. My colleagues in Ateneo. I received several cute and funny birthday messages from my workmates but I was only able to get these two (2nd and 3rd pic) because they uploaded the photos (I don't want to screen cap their messages anymore for sentimental purposes hehehe)

Advanced birthday celebration with my bffs at Galileo

I felt nostalgic when I saw this photo because it brought back the memories of our batch during our first year of teaching.

The cutest and most kilig of them all.. (it's about James Reid again hihihihi).

3. My friends. Honestly, greetings from my friends were the least that I looked forward to because I know they're gonna post funny or candid photos of me. Kalokohan talaga yung iba. Hahaha

This photo was taken during our Baguio trip. According to my friends, this is my thing whenever we eat. Yeah right hahaha

Fine I look mehhh here but my friend keeps on laughing about this photo. Is it that really funny??? huhu I don't seem to get it.

Here's the most surprising and unexpected part of my birthday care of my besprenemy (best friend and enemy hahaha)

WAIT..I am hyperventilating right nowwwwww! Haha jk. Sabi ng kaibigan ko, "Hindi ko man madala si James Reid sayo ngayong birthday mo, kaya ito na lang". OKAY NA OKAY NA AKO DITO SWEAR! :)))) Nauumay na ba kayo sa post ko? Parang James Reid post yata ito at hindi tungkol sa birthday hahaha! Kidding aside, it makes my heart melt when people surprise me with things that I really love because it means that they know me too well. :)

effort! pnagawa pa niya talaga at ito pa yung pic na pinili!! NAKAKALOKAAAA!

Welcome to our house, James!

I spent my last few hours of my birthday with my high school friends. Too bad though because the squad isn't complete. But we'll see each other on the 26th!

4. My family. I won't get tired of thanking God for my family and every night I keep telling him "I'm so lucky to have such amazing family members."

My mini me!

Throwback photo with my dearest Mikkel <3

Birthday dinner with family <3 *insert those who are missing in the photo*

Here's a little backstory about this photo: I was surprised that my family bought a huge cake like this. A simple or small cake (kahit cupcake nga lang) will do for me. Also, I don't know if I'll be happy or annoyed because they still bought candles showing my age. Wala na talaga akong kawala. Ayan na panindigan na talaga ang pagiging 24 years old. Hahaha. Another funny story, my mini me brought this "Happy Birthday" headband and asked me to wear it while blowing the candles. Kung kailan tumanda ako, dun pa ako gumanito. HAHAHAHAHA

For the past few years, I've been blogging about my birthday celebrations because it's my way of appreciating how blessed I am. I think I already have the best of different worlds - family, friends and career. I couldn't ask for more except for one. Hehe. But I know in God's perfect time. :)

Again, THANK YOU to all the people who made my birthday extra special. I really feel the love. #ThankYouForTheLove as per ABS' Christmas Station ID. :)))))

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