Life can be happy if we focus on being grateful for what we have instead of complaining and ranting about all the bad things that happen to us. I know my birthday had passed for quite a while but I've been having the urge to write a post about it. In recent years, my expectations to receive something on my birthdays has gradually increased. It's not that I expect my birthday celebration to be greater and greater each year, but at least those important people in my life would remember my birthday and do a little thing about it, because they are the ones who matter the most in my life.
Ah Dang, my girlfriend Yee Vien and I.
This year, I actually have been hoping that Yee Vien would come over to Miri to celebrate my birthday with me, nothing fancy, just a simple one, together with my family. However, I've been trying to lower down my expectation as she kept on telling me how busy she was and that she had many things to study and that she had to attend her faculty's Sports Day on the day before my birthday. BUT!! She had been planning the surprise on my birthday with ah Dang and my mommy since last year and even booked the flight tickets since then. That Saturday morning when she was supposed to attend the 'Sports Day', but she flew here and surprised me at the gym together with ah Dang as ah Dang and I initially planned a gym date. Three of us then went to Citrus for brunch and had a good time together.
That afternoon, we went for a simple date, bought some crepe cakes and an egg tart, went to the seaside and ate the food in the car, just plainly enjoyed the moment together. After that, we went home, rest for a while then went into the kitchen to help my mommy out (she loves helping my mom out in the kitchen and spending time together) as my mommy invited 3QQ and his family over for dinner. We cooked rice and washed midin(a Sarawak vegetable) together.
My mom, Yee Vien and I.
At 12:00am, she was to excited to wish me happy birthday and sing birthday song for me. Then she gave me a handmade birthday card(it's the first card she made for me) and a necktie as my birthday present. It was very simple, but I was very content and happy because it's the thought and effort that count.
Thank you <3
Her gifts for me.
All in all, I really appreciate what I have in my life now. I'm blessed with a lovely family, surrounded with many loved ones and I have meaningful friends. These are the people that make me feel loved and blessed <3
May God bless those who read this :]