Birthday 2014,

This year birthday switch was a little different from the usual years.
From a ‘1’ Club, I have actually joined the ‘2’ club.
For some reason, I felt a little sentimental and nostalgia towards many of the memories.
I eventually wrote a letter to the 19th year old me.

“Dear 19th year old me, Is 2359! Happy advanced birthday to you, CW! In just one minute time, it would be your big day and you have reached the ‘2’ mark.. Hope that you will eventually become an even better person in life. Love the life you live and live the way you always want it to be. Always appreciate the small things and wonderful people around you because some people and things are just hard to come by.

As you grow older, you should know that the responsibilities in life will definitely be more compared to now. Always be prepared to face obstacles along the way. There are many times when you experienced things that might bring you down but that’s just part and parcel of life. So never ever lose your faith and don’t ever give up on the path you have chosen to take in life. I have watched you changed positively as you grew older and I’m really proud of that.. so I’m really glad and thankful that you existed.

So hello to the 20th me and goodbye 19th me.”

The realisation of many changes in life are actually unavoidable kind of hit me really hard. Some changes happened with a reason but some without.
And eventually when we lose it, we lost it. But when you think back to the past incidents that have happened, those are probably examples of what they meant when they said that some things or people are meant to be a blessing or a lesson.
We just have to learn how to grow with it.

To all the people I have known in my entire life,
either you are a blessing or a lesson,
Thank you for existing in my life before.
And sincere thank you for the changes you have made in my life.
Someone ever asked me before what is it that I wanted most from them or if I could get them to do something, what would it be?
I answered but the person didn’t believe me. The next few times when I was asked this question again, I said the same thing.
And when asked the last time, I did not reply. I’ll just like to take this chance to say that my answer is still the same.
I really wished that you can be happy and that’s it. Simple happiness is a bliss and definitely a crucial key to allow you to go on in life.

This thought applies to everyone around me.
If you ever ask me the same thing again,my answer will probably be the same for you all.
This was a really important lesson I have learnt in my life that you don’t need complicated things to make one happy. It’s no longer about the surface area of things but the in-depth. Simplicity is the key and simple happiness will give you more than you think and the thing is that it is priceless. Isn’t it more worth it?

Now back to this year birthday, it was pretty much a special one.
Received many surprises from the people around me.
I have to say I’m really thankful of everything that have happened.
And thank you to all the well wishes messages I have received especially this year, I actually received many individual texts on phone to wish me a blessed birthday.

I really can’t be more thankful than that.

And sometimes I wonder what I have done to be loved so much by all of you?

Thank you for loving the imperfect me. I really had a blessed one.

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