my sincere thank you on my 26th birthday
For almost 5 years, It’s been a ‘ritual’ that I celebrate my birthday, together with my family and closest friends on my dad’s folks at Lucban, Quezon since its also the province’s prestigious Pahiyas Festival (in honor of the the patron saint San Isidro Labrador.)
Not until today that I’m celebrating it abroad – with my newfound Phnom Penh family (celebrating it along with the Country’s King Norodom Sihamoni,56). It feels good to have a second family like the one I have in the office. Even with all the language and culture gap, they have been very supportive, sweet, nice and very thoughtful! I got more presents than my director who celebrated her birthday month ago haha!
Anyway, Id just like to take this opportunity to thank everyone ON and OFF-line for all your well wishes and greetings. Bloggers, friendsters, yahoo messengers, twitters, etc… To my folks friends in Philippines, my dad, tita and my lola. My batch mates, project partners jeff and ramsey, My partner-for-life joyce and aaron for being with me 24hrs. To my mom and my sister who traveled all the way from Phils., to my brother, my sister inlaw-kuno nina, to my cousin ate manel and partner mheanne, almost-brother jojo, bigboy, jean and and almost-sister franco and romyr, to roma and family, to mel and family who didnt made it to the ‘party’, to Mr. G for that very touching toast, to olive for that cute lil e-card, to my Khmer brothers and sisters — Kharen, Sorya, Deth, Phally, Vicheka, Udom and Chamraeun. To all the tuktuks that drives us safe. To everyone i forgot, that doesn’t mean you’re not in the heart 🙂
You’ll all be a big part of me and i will always live with it until the day i grow old.
Thank You and God Bless you all!
(oh yes, pictures to follow)