Sunday, March 17, 2013

On the last day of my being 38

On the last day of my being 38, I panicked a little. Like, for 5 minutes. I took a close look at the mirror for any wrinkles or age spots. Thank goodness I have oily skin, for these facial lines are still nowhere to be found! (My skin can be so oily that on extremely humid days, you can actually fry something on my face.)

On the last day of my being 38, I was with my book club friends. We had a book discussion on a locally authored book. It was a blast! I'll post about it soon. There was non-stop eating that happened as well, with a buffet lunch, a Chinese snack (the discussion was held in a Chinese restaurant, and a Chinese lauriat for dinner.

On the last day of my being 38, I received these gifts from my book club friends. I've still left them unopened, but I'm guessing that a few of them are notepads or notebooks. Yes, I'm a magnet for these things. The mug is a special gift, as it came from the author whose book we discussed on that day. It actually had poetry on it! The TWG gift is from R, who has indulged me with my ongoing tea phase.



On the last day of my being 38, I realize again for the nth time that book-ish friends are the best. They know exactly what you want. I love them. And I hope they love me back, even though I can be grumpy and moody during book discussions. Hopefully, now that I've sworn off drinking coffee, I'll be in a more cheery mood during these meet-ups.

On the last day of my being 38, I got home late and dog tired. But I couldn't complain though. I had fun, and it was a great day to end my being 38. Today, the 17th of March, St. Patrick's Day, I turn 39. Yes, it's my last year before I the 40s. I'm already getting positive vibes from 39 though. Now you have to excuse me. I need to check something in the mirror again.

15 comments:

Ao Bibliophile said...

HAPPIEST birthday again Peter! you and my Mom share the same birthday so it's something i won't forget. enjoy your gifts, your tea and happy reading! :)

Tina said...

Happy birthday to us, Peter! :)

Peter S. said...

Hi, Tina! Happy birthday to you! Mwah!

Hello, Ao! Happy birthday to your mom!

Jack said...

A most very happy birthday to you, my friend! And don't fear 39. It must have a lot going for it; after all, Jack Benny stayed 39 for over 40 years!

All the best, Amigo!

Overthinker Palaboy said...

Maligayang kaarawan ser peter!

Peter S. said...

Thank you, Jack and Overthinker Palaboy!

Rise said...

A happy birthday, Peter! I liked the message on the mug. Rio Alma?

Even when beating deadlines
I don't have any regret
for the days that have passed.

Peter S. said...

Hi, Rise! Yes, Rio Alma. I like your translation! By the way, that mug was from Bebang Siy.

Chee said...

happy birthday! one year wiser and another year well spent on the magic of good books!

Louize Gonzales said...

Happy Birthday, Peter!
They say, Life begins at 40. Now you have a year to prepare for it. hihihi
Don't worry about the wrinkles, consider them as "memory etches". I got that from my abuela; and that's exactly what I tell myself in the mirror. ♥

Lynai said...

Hi Peter! Happy happy birthday! Cheers! :)

ram said...

happy birthday...

Peter S. said...

Thanks, Chee, Louize, Lynai, and ram!

Tina said...

Happy un-38, and even Happier 39....they just keep getting better. So glad you had a chance to enjoy your special day(s) with friends.

Peter S. said...

Thanks, Tina!