One of my favorite stories about you is the first time I got to talk to you. It was during your camp, and I was asking you if you were okay because you seem pissed off or something. Your reply totally left me a big impression, and I didn’t talk to you as much after that. :P I think it went something like this: Okay lang ako…bakit mo tinatanong? Ayoko nang tinatanong ako kung okay ako. =))
It’s one of my favorite stories because I don’t think people would believe that about you anymore. You’ve changed so much from the first time I met you, and I know you know that. Sometimes I really can’t believe that you used to be that quiet guy who I’d often find at the tambayan studying quietly (and truth be told, I don’t really talk to you that much because of that impression back in camp :p). I’m sure a lot of people agree with me on this. :D And when you were placed in my household, I have no idea how I’m going to talk to you.
But you know what? I believe that everything was in God’s plan. Two reasons. First is because He wanted me to learn how to take care of people who didn’t leave a nice impression on me at first, to teach me that first impressions don’t last, and two, He wanted me to see how He works in other people besides me. You were (and still is) a proof of how God can bring out the best in people. You never fail to make us “oldies” smile because we know that you allowed God to mold you and continue to mold you into a person that you are and you will become. It was a big blessing for me to be able to witness you grow up in your faith, because when everything seemed like a failure, God used you to remind me that it’s never a failure. :)
I could go on and on and on, but this might end up being the longest birthday greeting I’ve ever made here (so far this greeting holds the record for the largest image :p) and I might run out of space. :P So I’ll cut this short now, by saying…HAPPY BIRTHDAY PRINCE DARHYL ANTHONY RYAN! =) I thank God for making our paths cross and I pray that this God-centered friendship/sisterhood-brotherhood we share will last for many many more years. May God fill your twentieth (Haha, you’re as old as I am na! :P) year with even more blessings than the past year. :) You will always be the Prince in my life (haha, kung sino man yung para sakin, si Prince Charming, so iba ka pa rin). May you grow more in love with God (haha, boldfaced for emphasis) and may He grant you your heart’s desires…may you grow to be the man of God we all pray you become…and may you never lose that smile and cheerfulness that I have seen you put on since the day I met you. :)
Okay, I’ve talked long enough. See you on Friday, I think. I’ll always be here for you, Princester. :) God bless! Waboo! â™¥
If I try to list all the things that we’ve been through, this space would not be enough. So I won’t. In fact, I’ll keep this birthday message short and sweet because I wrote what I have to say in the scrapbook. Okay, maybe I’ll add a bit more here. Haha.
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, TONI! We’ve been friends for so long, and things have changed and are still changing…we’ve been through a lot, and right now we’re still going through some things, but through it all, we’re still friends. :) Remember that you’ll always be my friend whatever happens — don’t believe the way I act. Haha. But seriously. I thank you for being the friend you’ve been all these years. And I look forward to more years of friendship between us. :) I’m always here for you…if I don’t make paramdam, I probably don’t have load in Globe. Haha. BUT, rest assured, I’m always praying for you. :) Got that?
And you’re the only one who can understand the meaning of this title. HAHAHA. :P More birthdays and blessings to come! :) And again, here’s to more years of friendship together! *clink* Waboo! God loves you! â™¥
I bet everyone still says this when they first meet you: you look like a drug addict. Haha. But seriously, the first time I met you, you looked like one too. :P And what surprised me then was you weren’t smoking that time. Aha, contradiction! :)
We started to get to know each other during RELSTWO class, when we’d end up laughing at whatever Dr. Gaerlan would be saying in class. Then it’s FYI CD Days and then ISTECH2 days. I have never seen such a mess like your place, but we had some good memories in your house, with Micko and Marfel and all other people who also stayed there. :P
You’re the person who created issues with me just for the heck of it, and fed on the issues until we laughed ourselves silly. You’re the one who gave me my worst nickname ever — Fetus. Haha. You were also my “editor”, who makes my stories cheesier and then twists them into something morbid for your taste. :P
And how could I forget the dorm days, when you became the semi-permanent extension and roommate in our dorm? Haha. That sure made my dorm stay interesting. :P
But seriously, you are one of my dearest friends in college. I knew that I’d always hear an honest comment from you, and that even if you say you’re all bad, you still have good blood inside of you. :) Don’t you dare deny it! And that you’d always stick to a friend’s side no matter what (except siguro kung ninakawan ka ng pera. :P).
Kaya halika na at tumawa! Labo, pero tawa tayo..yung tawa na walang tigil! Hahaha. :P HAPPY BIRTHDAY, MITO!!! Hoy manlibre ka naman na! :P Haha, joke. :) Sana pag sikat na sikat ka na hindi mo pa rin ako makalimutan. :P
The first time I really met you was during the second day of the LPEP, when you arrived with Louie. We didn’t really hang out until 2nd term frosh year, when we happened to be seatmates because our names come after each other. At first I thought you were too quiet for me, and I was wrong, because once I got to know you better, madaldal ka rin pala. :P
We grew closer come second year, and I remember you laptop because you’re nice like that. You were also there during the time I was oh-so in like (haha) with a close friend of yours, and you even did me a big favor by dropping him a big hint. ;) Haha, remember that? You were also the one who witnessed me crying in front of your laptop while debugging your MP back in AKIC. Mems, mehn!
I say this to almost everyone, but I really mean it: college would not have been the same without you. You listened to me without judgments, and you accepted me for who I am, faults and all. I’m happy that you finally found a place to call your own in this world, even after much failures. And I’m glad that even if we don’t see each other anymore, we’re still friends. :)
I know that your birthday usually brings you bad luck (how many cellphones have been stolen from you on your past birthdays?), and seeing your Y!M status just now…it seems like it’s another one of those birthdays again. *hugs* BUT, I hope that this birthday would still turn out differently and I hope that I made a difference with this simple greeting. If not, there’s the other birthdays to come, which I wish you as well. :) I miss you dude. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, JHOSAREEN/LOVE/HAPON! You’re one of the reasons I am who I am today. :) Yesssh. Waboo! :)
P.S. I wanted to post this at exactly 12 midnight, but I was too slow in making the graphic. Ooops. :P
To one of my favorite household members last year and to my “predecessor” (haha), HAPPY BIRTHDAY OCHE! You have grown so much from the first time I’ve met you and I’m really really proud of you. Continue to let God use you as His instrument in YFC-DLSU, and may you shine your light for Him in everything that you do. :)
Again, happy, happy birthday! May you have many more birthdays and blessings to come into your life. Inay is always here for you, even if I’m not in school anymore. ;) I’m always praying for you. I love you! ♥
So how do I describe yesterday? It was not as bittersweet as high school graduation was. No one even shed a tear — maybe because it’s because we were all so happy that we made it through a major hurdle of our lives. And maybe, personally, I wasn’t that sad because I know we’d still be able to see each other afterwards. I don’t know how, but I just had this feeling that we’d still be seeing each other a lot even if we’re all done with school. Perhaps because we are bound to work in Makati? Or maybe meet again to talk about asset based lending or something. Haha, I don’t know. Or maybe it’s just because it would be easy to get together even after school because we know how to go around already, unlike in high school, when we were all still busy with the next chapter in our lives.
Anyway, the graduation yesterday was very…nice, for the lack of better words. :) It was so nice to see everyone all dressed up in black robes (ala Harry Potter style as Micko, Vida and I put it) and even if the ceremony was just too long, it was still fun. The event wasn’t as solemn as the school wanted it to be because we all just want to talk and laugh at the silly surnames (no offense :p) and at some bloopers onstage. Plus when Bro. Armin congratulated us and we finally turned our tassels to the other side, we couldn’t help but whoop at the joy of it all. It was nice seeing the smile on Bro. Armin’s face as I climbed on the stage and he recognized me (I hope he did…haha, he did have this expression on his face as if he knows me from the GK dinner we had) and getting the pseudo diploma and the DLSU pin. The singing of the Alma Mater song left us kind of bitin though…we’re used to singing it twice, but we only sang it once.
But it’s all good. :) We wanted to get pictures onstage, but everyone decided to go there so we decided not to anymore. After hanging at the PICC for a while, my parents and I headed over to SM Mall of Asia, ate lunch at Italianni’s, went around the mall (well, parts of it), bought shoes because our heels were killing us and went home. It was a good day. :) What an understatement.
And here’s the “obligatory” thanks message, even if half of these people won’t even read this. :P
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I’m really happy that you’re home for Father’s Day. :) You look waaaay different now than you do here in this picture, but inside you’re still the same Papa that Mama, Kuya and I all love. :) Naks. I know for sure that you’re going to read this…so eto nalang: HAPPY FATHER’S DAY PAPA! I love you! â™¥
This one goes out to the other Father that I still don’t quite know so well because of His greatness, but love very much. I figured most people forget about You this day and to think we all call You Father. Thank You for being the perfect Father to me (and everyone else) even if I usually doubt You and hurt You. Thank You most especially for Your love because without Your love, I don’t think I’d even be here at all.
So…Happy Father’s Day, Father God. â™¥ I love You!
And to all other Dads out there…HAPPY FATHER’S DAY! You rock. :p
It’s really and truly over. Ladies and gentlemen, I am now officially unemployed. I am now a statistic. :p
I wish I had better pictures to show how the entire event went through (well, I do have pictures, but I’m a bit too lazy to transfer them yet), but it would have to wait for now. Because I need a nap before I go to my CLP. :P
This is it! Welcome to the world. :)
I’ll post more sentimental whatever thoughts later. I just want to say this out to the people who sat through the entire 3 hour event with me in black gowns inside the PICC Plenary Hall:
CONGRATULATIONS TO THE DE LA SALLE UNIVERSITY GRADUATES OF 2005-2006 (Third Term)! =)
I remember I met you during the LPEP, while we were eating our snacks at the now-extinct Aquarium. You and Vida were so noisy at your table that it wasn’t hard not to notice you. We became inseperable during the LPEP, and you became unforgettable because of all the things you get yourself into. Who could forget your countless crushes — from your first block crush to the how many other crushes you have had ever since. It was always fun to be with you because you never failed to make other people good, to make other people laugh. You were one of my major ego boosters during some of my depressing periods in my college life, and you were also there during times when I celebrated (how could I forget being the first one I hugged when we finally passed IS-RESM?). If I try to list all the memories I have with you, I’d run out of room. :P
I just realized that I’ve never been to any of your birthday parties — starting from your debut four years ago. I hope I get to be with you during your birthday this year, before I finally bid goodbye to school.
I pray that more blessings come to your life. I pray that He gives you the courage and strength to face the challenges in your life, and you will be victorious. I also pray that you will soon meet the Prince Charming that you have been waiting for so long already. :P But, rest assured if he doesn’t come yet, you’re still a very beautiful princess that God and I love very much. :)
HAPPY BIRTHDAY, LOUIESEXY! :) Thanks for everything, and may my graduation not mean an end to our friendship. Here’s to more lunch outs, outings and years of birthdays and friendships to come. I love you!