In a couple of hours i’ll be celebrating my 25th birthday for the 17th time!
Just kidding. Actually this is just my 9th birthday 5 years in a row.
I actually forgot about it until a girl friend asked me how am i celebrating tomorrow and i was like huh. She’s like, aren’t you going out with friends?? To somewhere?! At least?! I was like what friend.
Anyway, this is the first time in 3 years i am not celebrating my birthday in Japan. Under a sky of sakura trees. And then the danna has been so busy with work that every morning when he leaves the house he bends down and tells Junya, “Papa goes to work now, see you tomorrow.” lolol. And then he’s not the surprise-party planning nor lavish present fancy bouquet type of husband. And i have always been bad at the whole party thing. So this year there would be no party, no celebration, no family dinner, no presents, no husband even lolol. And no Japan T____T. By right this would be my worst birthday ever.
But this is just about to be the happiest birthday ever.
Why? I cannot explain.
Maybe because there is no longer an expectation. Maybe because i am going to spend it like any other happy days. Maybe because i have gotten older and a little wiser. Maybe because i love my life a lot better. And mostly maybe because i am just very very thankful. To be where i am now.
To have such a hardworking husband trying to make the best for his family, to still have a couple of friends who care, to have a healthy and happy son, to be able to do all the things i love doing, to be able to want less things and be satisfied with more things, and to be able to celebrate each day with gratitude.
Also, to have a family which makes me want to continue to be a better and better self.
Today i woke up to this.
And i thought to myself, with a sight like this every single day, who needs birthdays?
(Ok fine. Maybe Junya does. By then we would be in Japan already wooohoooooooo!)
Happy Almost Birthday Cheesie! You seem really content and it shows on your face; think you’re looking more pretty as each year goes by. I’m happy for you! I hope you have a pleasant day tomorrow. (even when doing nothing celebratory in the “normal” sense.)
Thank you!!! End up we did go out for dinner and it was sooo gooood! Indeed i had a very happy day! Thank you 🙂
happy birthday cheesie! i’ve been reading your blog for almost 5 years already 🙂 please don’t stop blogging! and this is a milestone of cheeserland – the first sight of danna’s (quarter) face wtf yes thank you for entertaining us for the longest time!!! happy healthy junya and happy birthday cheesie!
😛 ok! I try… thank you!!
Hi Cheesie happy birthday! This post is by far my fav post of yours 🙂
Not many people realise the beauty of achieving contentment with what we have so far without presents and parties. Have an awesome day ahead!
Really? Thanks so much!! 🙂
Happy Birthday Cheesie!
Yes, everyone will reach a point in life where they will be so contented, our individual self does not matter anymore. So happy for you to have found such happiness in your family ^^
Here’s to more happiness and good health in your life ^^
Hope the same for you too! 🙂
awww happy birthday cheesie! such a sweet post and love that pic of ur hubz and JUNYA!
the rainbow is i add one hor
Hi Cheesie! This is my first time to comment here on your blog (even though I’ve been stalking you for almost 6 years now. Lol.). This post really moved me. You’re such a wonderful and humble person. After reading your recent posts, I’ve come to appreciate the things that I’ve always taken granted before. Thank you so much. I wish you and your family all the best. Happy birthday! 🙂
You did? That’s kind of awesome!!! 😀 I really didn’t know my recent entries have such effects on anyone. But thank you so much for letting me know!! Now i feel even better XD
Happy Birthday Cheesie! I love reading your blog, especially when you blog about Japan! Wishing you a blessed birthday with your danna and Junya! 🙂
thank you!! :)))
Happy Birthday Cheesie! This is the fifth year, I’ve been following and read your blog every single day (no post or new post I still love to visit your blog btw). First, I read your blog simply becoz we share same birthday, and I always want to know how other aries cope with their life hahahaha. Now, it becoz your silly pun (please upload more), beautiful life and family and also because you’re an awesome person.
Hope you and your family have a blast this year!!
omg Happy Birthday to you too!!! Really ah!!! T____T. So when there isn’t a new post, what do you do here? O.O
Happy birthday Cheesie, I have been following your blog for 5 years at least. Thanks for all the great sharing and please continue to blog as I have treat your blog as my daily dose before I start work. Have a blessing birthday ya. 🙂
Thank you so much for this T___T. Makes me wanna write more often T___T
Aww cheesie, this is such a touching post! And happy birthday to U! I’ve began not to care too much about birthday too. It’s certainly more important to be contented and live happily everyday. And as always, ur words have inspire me to become better as a person. Thank u so much. 🙂
You guys are too nice and awesome. Thank YOU. T____T
Hey. Happy Birthday Cheesie! I hope your birthday is as great as any other day. <3
it was!!! 😀
Junya mama is the best!! Junya papa is so lucky to have you lor! Forver 25 cheesie!
Forever 25 lolol i like this!
same pose..too adorable!! Happy birthday 🙂
got angle the camera a bit la hahaha
Happy belated birthday Cheesie! It’s important to have happiness everyday <3
Thank you for always sharing your love, experiences and tips of Japan 😀 and you are a great mother, wife and daughter!
And thank YOU for willing to share all these with me too. T__T
Happy birthday Cheesie!! I find it funny when you say you don’t have friends because every second post is about a date with a friend :’)
Happy belated birthday! May you feel the same if not more, joy and contentment on every birthday that comes your way.
My mom’s birthday is on the 2nd too! I cannot not remember yours now XD
It’s truly a pleasure to be able to read what you share. Thank you and have a great day everyday!
Happy Belated Birthday, Cheesie! Sometimes the simplicity in life is the best thing you ever have, ya? Enjoy living life happily! 😀
Happy happy belated birthday 🙂 I always enjoy reading your blog and check every few days for updates 🙂 May this year bring more happiness to you and your little family!
Junjun why u so cute?? Lovely family 🙂