Saturday, August 11, 2007

Story that Made Me Smile

Read the news story about Donna Gunnison a 52 year old actress with Prader-Willi Syndrome.

News like this gives me hope and makes me smile. If my Sam would turn out to be a stage actor he'd be fulfilling one of my childhood dreams for myself. It doesn't really matter though what he ends up doing when he grows up. I am sure Mark and I will be proud of him anyway. Days like this make me excited about what the future has in store for us.

Thursday, August 02, 2007

The One Who Gave Me Life... celebrating her birthday today! Yes. Our birthday is just a day apart. My sister and I will be going home this weekend to have a grand clan birthday celebration since there'll be six birthday celebrant this August in our [maternal] clan.

To help my mom celebrate her birthday I'm going to make her a blog this weekend and teach my dad how to blog for her. She still has trouble with her eye (that was operated on and got infected) so she needs my dad to help her out. She told me that she wants to learn to blog so a blogger she will be! That is so cool. Expect to see a link to my mom's blog next week. It'll be pink since it is her favorite color (teehee) and be full of wise words and verses. I hope she ends up being active in the cyberworld.

Happy birthday Ma! And though Ate and I are really stupid for being unable to say it to your face we love you so much and are thankful to have a mom as rigidly God-fearing as you are. We're sorry for all the heart break we keep on causing you. Now if only I can get the guts to actually let her know someday not just through a card....


I just noticed that the header in Neopets looked like this.

To make sure that it wasn't Neopet's birthday but them greeting me a happy birthday in the cutest and least annoying way possible I logged out just to be sure. As I expected the header reverted back to the usual unadorned yellow color. Though it may be a small thing, as I've said I love commercial greetings. It is the small things like this that adds pleasant surprises to one's day and [in this case literally] adds more color to my life. I don't know about you but I think personalization rocks!

Off course I took a screenshot of this since it'll be gone in a few hours. I'm thinking of compiling a repository of Neopets' birthday skins over the years! Wish I had logged on every year during my birthday before so I'll know how long they've been doing this. Oh well maybe I'll shoot them an email just to satisfy my curiosity.

Wednesday, August 01, 2007

Birthday Quotes for Me

If you want to be happy, be.
Henry David Thorreau

There are days of oldness, and then one gets young again.
Katherine Butler Hathaway

It takes a long time to grow young.
Pablo Picasso

Grow old along with me!
The best is yet to be...
Robert Browning


I am finding out that celebrating your own birthday in the plainest possible way can be far more rewarding than a whole slew of parties with people, cakes, noise and no time to reflect.

Another Year, Another Try

It's my birthday and I have a theme song! How corny can one get? I've got plenty to say to explain the song but I can't seem to be able to get it down right. So nevermind. All I can say is that this year will be a year for me to actively pursue my dreams and try to get back the parts of me that really do matter.

****Way Back Into Love****
from Music and Lyrics OST

I've been living with a shadow overhead
I've been sleeping with a cloud above my bed
I've been lonely for so long
Trapped in the past, I just can't seem to move on

I've been hiding all my hopes and dreams away
Just in case I ever need em again someday
I've been setting aside time
To clear a little space in the corners of my mind
All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love
Oh oh oh

I've been watching but the stars refuse to shine
I've been searching but I just don't see the signs
I know that it's out there
There's got to be something for my soul somewhere
I've been looking for someone to shed some light
Not just somebody just to get me through the night
I could use some direction
And I'm open to your suggestions

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart again
I guess I'm hoping you'll be there for me in the end
There are moments when I don't know if it's real
Or if anybody feels the way I feel
I need inspiration Not just another negotiation

All I want to do is find a way back into love
I can't make it through without a way back into love
And if I open my heart to you
I'm hoping you'll show me what to do
And if you help me to start again
You know that I'll be there for you in the end


Thanks to everyone who texted me a Happy Birthday. Sorry for not texting back. I have no load. ^_^