Friday, April 30, 2010


Last Sunday was the best birthday ever. Aside from the fact that I celebrated from 12-12--yes, 24 hours of being the queen, I realized how loving my parents were. Pop woke me up to a bouquet of roses and a letter that made me bawl like a baby. I could not understand his handwriting but his letter went like this: "Do you know why I love you so much? It is because it is through you that I became a dad. You will always be my baby girl. I love you so much." Wasn't that the sweetest? See, my dad became a dad when he was 17 (when he had my brother, Ahya D.A.). At that time, (and I am guessing that all teenage dads would agree) he did not know how to be a dad. History repeated itself when he had me and since April 1988, he became a real dad to me and my brother. My parents attempted to plan a surprise birthday dinner for me last Sunday but they ended up breaking it to me. It did not push through but it is the thought that counts. We went to church, had lunch, bought Zia's BlackBerry, had coffee with my siblings while parents were "out to pay bills", picked us up from Starbucks. In the car, Pop asked me if I wanted an iTouch. I said, yes but I do not need/want now plus I already got my present, which was my sister's BB. Then he sang Happy Birthday and gave me an iTouch. I cried, everyone in the car did. I love how my parents make me feel special in so many ways. I'm happy and everyone's happy. I love family.

It was, however, difficult to part with my old iPod (four years of memories).

I believe in the power of prayers. I am not the most religious person in the world--I go to mass every Sundays, pray to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, believe in the Miracle Prayer BUT I have my vices. Thing is, all the things I have asked for were given to me before my birthday. I have mentioned them in my previous post. I have been doing alot of thinking and the best thing I have received, the most important of them all, is for me to move on fully. I cannot expound on this as it is private. But the feeling of gaining something bigger than you by letting go of something that has made a huge impact in your life is one of the best thing I have felt to date.

Okay, so much for the babble but I am overjoyed. I am graduating in June.