I’m writing you this “birthday tribute,” not only because you are my best cousin and partner in crime, but also because your bitch ass harassed me for it LOL. Okay, but in all seriousness, I can’t believe you’re 20 already. Which means it’s been about 14 years since you first met me and Ate Joyce in person at our Coldwell house where we got acquainted over crayons and coloring books. You probably don’t, but I seriously remember that day like it just happened. I also remember the day when we found out you were going back to the Philippines and might not have come back and even though we were young Ate Joyce and I felt such an intense worry and sadness, like we lost our third musketeer and our adventures would never be the same again. From collecting marbles and trading Pokemon cards and getting overly competitive at dodgeball and playing “shark” and microwaving balogna to xanga days and awkward fashion statements that the family could never understand and tulsas and mall missions and movie nights and days like this where all we need are a generous amount of (good) food, an unreasonably long camerawhorage sesh, nice scenery, and maybe an unfortunate looking person or two around to laugh at and judge, you will probably always be my favorite cousin and a really big role model figure in my life (and I don’t mean that in the “you look like a fucking whale” sense either.) This is getting really long and your ego is probably inflating, I can feel it. So I’m going to stop this now and say Happy Birthday, another year older, another year fiercer. Live it up :) <3
PS. Don’t ever expect me to release this type of emotion around you in person kthnx, lol.
i am so in love with this. thank you! we have our whole lives ahead, filled with more food and shopping and photoshoots. i’m glad i have you to share this journey with. and bitch don’t worry, i got your back. you can live with us when you get kicked out of your house :]
p.s. i remember that first day too. how you both thought i was all pro about coloring within the lines. HAHA
it’s been such an exhausting last few days studying for this class that pretty much runs our lives and careers. but, now, all of that is done and i am ready to celebrate the end of exams and my birthday! so, tentative plans are:
tonight - dinner with the co-workers wednesday - starbucks sesh with B and sunset cliffs/downtown with the nursing kids. THURSDAY - hello early 20’s (i can technically say that now) and family time friday - maika comes down and jeseline’s gossip girl inspired dinner saturday - eat out with everyone and anyone!
so, we’ll see if all of this even happens but there it is anyways. and i have to find some time in there to GET SOME SLEEP.