Celebrating Life A Year At A Time
Aaaaahhh, finally, the day that some of us dread every year, our BIRTHDAY! Don’t get me wrong, I love birthdays, especially my own. I’ve never been those who’d hide my age. Even if I do, I don’t deduct, I’d add on a few years more just for the fun of it.
Back then birthdays were all about party, celebration and presents. There was never a day in my birthday throughout my childhood all through teenage years that my Dad forgot to buy me a grand birthday cake. Of course, the older I got, the more he realized his taste in cake was never quite his forte; leaving my siblings and I the freedom to choose.
|Happy birthday to me! (Source: Internet)|
Nowadays, birthdays are just like any other day if not more stressful. Why I say stressful? Well, I’ve been so busy this year that I forgot it was going to be my birthday soon. Actually, I planned to order a great cake from a friend of mine. I know she bakes awesomeness in the form of everything sweet, nice and full of guilty pleasures.
However, my schedule has been a little hectic for me that I forgot a great cake does not bake in one day. A nice cake, perhaps because you can just go to the nearest bakery and start pointing at each lovely confectionery before making your purchase. But a great cake… ahhhh, a great cake is a masterpiece made by an artistic soul. Surely, each of you has a great cake in mind. Some like crafty fondant cake, some like cool ice cream cake. Some like vanilla, some like fruity.
|Fancy schmancy and pricey, not really my thing (Source: Internet)|
As for me, the perfect cake is something with lots and lots of chocolate. Yes, that is my vice; anything sweet and chocolatey. On top of it, show me just how chocolatey my great cake can be; with chocolate sprinkles, shaved chocolate, chocolate Oreo, chocolate balls, chocolate mousse, chocolate syrup, aaaaaahhhh… come up with something chocolatey and I’ll put it on my great cake. I live for chocolate and I swear by eating a large bar of chocolate on a weekly basis. Not to mention the smaller bars every time I fill up my the tank, haha!
|The Ultimate Chocolatey Great Birthday Cake (Source: Internet)|
But this year, I just completely blank out. I can’t even remember it was going to be my birthday until I started seeing people posting wishes and texting photos and videos and many more. Then it hit me, “Oh wow! Either I’m just too busy or I’m so old, my mind is slipping off and I forgot my own birthday!“.
What is wrong with my birthday year 2015?
Honestly, there is nothing wrong, but I believe that a birthday is one of those moments that you really close your eyes, take a deep breath and open your eyes again and finally, ask yourself, “What have you achieved so far for as long as Allah has given you a chance to live on this Earth?“.
|Oooh, now that’s a good combination! Something sweet to ease
your craving and something sour to balance it all.
There are many things in life that each and every of us want to achieve. Some want to achieve more at work, some want to achieve more at home. Some want to achieve greatness, some want to achieve recognition and yes, there are some of us who just want to achieve the unachievable. Not that I look down of them, but there is a fine line between a dream and a vision. Just like my dream of one day to marry Hugh Jackman. Well, we all know how that ended up, don’t we? Haha!
Sometimes when I look back, I wonder, what have I done so far and how far have I gone? Could I do so much more and could I go so much further? Well, just like any other human being, I have some pasts that given the chance to turn back time, I’d change it all back and make it better. Of course, we also learn that Doraemon’s time machine has yet to be built and the DeLorean car is in a museum somewhere on the planet.
|I don’t mind some of this!!! (Source: Internet)|
When dreaming doesn’t work and time travel is impossible, what is left for all of us? I guess, there is always passion that drives us further in life. There is always some hope that reminds us of all the good things that have happened and all the good things that WILL happen. And of course, there is always our connection to Allah, whether it is visible through our worship and invisible through our tiny voices of prayers at every breath.
We will find our ways no matter how hard things will be, as life is not about the destination but the journey you take and the people you meet along the way. This year, I plan to live a much better life, at home and at work and everywhere else. I plan to learn as much as I can and do as much as I can. And maybe one day, share as much as I can with the rest of the world.
|Now that’s a great cake for a coffee lover such as myself (Source: Internet)|
So, with that, I wish myself ‘Happy Birthday’, may all my dreams turn into reality especially the part when I said I wanted to marry Chris Evan (sorry, did I say Hugh Jackman just now?).
To all other birthday boys and girls out there, enjoy life and make the best of everything you do! When you do, share with us and share with the rest of the world.
Happy, Happy Birthday again! –> Yes, I’m actually that narcissistic!
So, what will my great birthday cake look like? Mmmmm… I honestly have no idea. Guess, I’ll just have to keep my heart open, like I always do in life!
|Open your heart and Allah will do the rest (Source:Internet)|
All my love, XOXO,