My 25th Birthday

Today... is my birthday.

Birthdays over the years have always been a reason for me to seek celebration and attention.

It's that one time of the year that you want to make it about yourself, to reward yourself, to be loved and pampered.

Hitting the quarter of a century, I really want nothing more than to spend it with someone special.

Nothing fancy.

birthday cake


Just some quality time.

I cried last night.

I've been worrying about the things in life, about the uncertainty in the future, about family and friends, about achievements and failures. Of how my twenties is hitting it's mid term and I have yet to be where I see myself to be.

But as the clock struck 12. I sat on the edge of the bed in my hotel suite, welcoming one candle, that tells no age, shows no future, nor past; a cake, 50% off the shelf after 9pm, almost stale in taste except for the chocolate icings; an almost laughable cheap plastic container where the cake sat...

And a heart, of love and kindness, such tenderness and of gentle touch, one that knows no sweet romance, but trying his best to give, to present it in the best possible way, one that trembled with nervousness as I unwrapped his first wrapped gift, which was nicely put together with double sided sticky tape, with a gift wrapper that matched the gift.

And a card that made me laugh.


card and gift


birthday card


I want nothing more, nothing less, even if I have a choice, I wouldn't change it for the most extravagant trip to Europe...

Rather... to celebrate this birthday, with one candle, a stale cake placed in a plastic container, a cute card, a carefully wrapped gift and you. Yes, you.


Happy 25th Birthday Nicole.

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  1. Happy Birthday ! Hope you have a great year ahead of you !!!

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  2. very romantic. Lovely...

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  3. Happy Birthday, Nicole.
    Stay Happy AlwaYs ;p

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  4. Blessed Birthday Nicole.
    Wishes u well.

    xx

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  5. Hey Nicole, Happy Birthday!!! May GOD Bless you and Angels watch over you always. Guess wat? My birthday's tmrw, and i understand the feelings u mentioned, honestly im not lookin forward to tmrw for sum reason liek the 1s u mentioned, anyways, here's to a fantastic year and mayb nearer in achieveing our goals *HUGS* :)

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  6. happy birthday (:

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  7. happy birthday! being a quarter of a century years old is a new beginning. enjoy life to the fullest! =)

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  8. Happy Birthday, Nicole!
    Wish you a happy year ahead and good luck in everything you do!

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  9. Happy birthday Nicole!!
    all your blog readers love you!!

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  10. happy birthday 2 u...sorry that you've got to spent it alone this year... but hope for the next bday... i'm sure u got to spent it with him

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  11. Happy Birthday, Shu Chyi.
    May your wishes & aspirations come true!
    &,
    do have a great year ahead with you & your loved ones!

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  12. Happy birthday!
    Have a blasting year ahead :)

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  13. Happy birthday nicole....It's true what you said here :-)

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  14. Hey Hey! happy Birthday!
    no offence, but i think this entry was kinda emo. lolz! Nice looking cake! Wished you could have spent you birthday with your special one. hehe! Tc!

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  15. Yo! Happy Birthday!

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  16. Wishing you a Happy+Blessed Birthday!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  17. HAPPY BIRTHDAY GIRL!
    Just a reminder: u r one year older BUT Wiser

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  18. happy birhday, nicole, u rock!!!

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  19. Happy Birthday! Be strong and look further and go for what you want. One thing you can do on your birthday is to thank your parents for bringing you to this world.

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  20. Happy birthday! And that card is really cute! :)

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  21. Hey, Happy birthday! may this birthday bring loads of happiness and good luck to you!!

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  22. Happy birthday Nicole, no one knows the road for any of us down. what you can do is prepare yourself for what it takes for you to have a secure future!
    smile!

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  23. Though your birthday may have over a few hours, It not yet too late to wish you "Happy Belated Birthday" Some nice birthday songs just for you. Muuah!

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  24. What a GREAT day to celebrate... HAPPY BIRTHDAY!!! We're still celebrating it here in the USA since you in SEA have already moved on... as time does. Life is precious, make the most of it Nicole! Continue sharing your JOY with others!

    True happiness comes from doing something kind and meaningful for those who least expect it... and expecting NOTHING in return. Doing it just because it's the RIGHT thing to do!

    May your second 25 be gentle, benignant and gratifying for you Nicole!

    The world celebrates the day you were born!

    Tick-Tock...

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  25. Happpy Birthday Nicole.
    wish you joy and happiness.

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  26. Happy birthday dear! :)) To many more great years to come!

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  27. Happy belated Birthday dear... May your life will fulfill with MORE travelling experiences acompany with Thousands...milions of LOVES from the person who own that signature (That been sensor) on your bday card... :-)

    Happy birthday!!

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  28. Happy belated birthday...
    May all your wish come true

    Btw... what a lovely birthday card.

    ~cheers~

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  29. ello Miss Nicole,

    Happy birthday!
    Many blessings for the year ahead.

    :)

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  30. Happie Burfday Missie Nicole...U noe how long oledi I've been reading ur blog everyday??...Love u veli much...(^_^)"

    Best wishes
    Chubby Chin

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  31. Happy B'day Honey! Just keep doing the things that u're good at.

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  32. HAPPY BIRTHDAY, Nicole. Grow up, don't grow old!

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  33. happy belated birthday Nicole =)

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  34. AWWW~~~ that's so sweet and oh so lovely gifts!

    I'm so late.. lol. ur bday was yesterday.. happy belated birthday, Nicole! :)

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  35. HAPPY BIRTHDAY~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~

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  36. happy belated birthday nicole. all the best to you. love your blog.

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  37. In cantonese pls:
    祝福你生辰与天齐
    恭贺你生辰快乐
    年年都有今日
    岁岁都有今朝
    恭喜你
    恭喜你

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  39. Ya happy birthday and i hope u are young enough to continuously and energetically delete HATE MAILS every damn day.

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  40. happy birthday !! many happy returns to you ....

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  41. awwwwe...happy belated birthday.

    why do i feel sad reading this entry :(

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  42. CyberTravel Guy9/3/09 9:48 PM

    happy belated birthday too.
    nice world presentation here...
    and you are very cute presenter :-)
    bring more of the world to us please....

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