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24 – the number of hours in a day, the number of Kobe’s jersey, the number of years I’ve spent here on Earth. Yes, last Tuesday July 27, I celebrated my 24th birthday. Though there are a lot of things yet to have and dreams to achieve, I still have a lot of blessings I should be thankful for.

First of all, I would like to give praise to God and Jesus Christ for the life You have lend me. Thank you for all the countless blessings I continually receive. Despite all my shortcomings as You’re follower, You have never neglected me. I vow to serve You with all my life.

Second is to my family. For the support and the guidance, thank you. I made our life hell but they never left me. I wish time would come when I can give them all they wish for. I want to give back and show my gratitude to all of them. I love my family and they will be part of my priorities.

Next is to my friends- childhood friends, high school batchmates, college peeps, officemates, prayer meeting buddies and everyone I came to know outside my family. Thank you for making my life a roller coaster ride. For all the experiences and things we have shared, I will forever cherish those. Good or bad, I know I learned a lot from it.

Lastly, to all the girls I loved before… and eventually broke my heart, thank you for contributing to my maturity. I also learned a lot from the experience and I thank you for the opportunity of letting me feel that emotion, the jitters, the stutter. One day, I will meet someone and I’ll be happy too. I hope it wouldn’t be that long. I’m already 24, dear God. =)

For my wishes, I pray to have more birthdays to come and more years to spend here on Earth. Good health for me and for my family, success and accomplishment of mine and my family’s endeavor and dreams, genuine happiness, contentment, that’s all I want to have. In God’s time, I know everything will be provided to me and to my family. Just let me have the blessing of patience, understanding and contentment, dear God.


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