Celebrating My Birthday During A Pandemic

By Tin Gallemaso - 2:12:00 PM


Today I choose to live with gratitude for the love that fills my heart, the peace that rests within my spirit, and the voice of hope that says all things are possible. πŸ’–πŸ’–πŸ’–


Dahil sabi ko, ia-upload ko 'tong picture na 'to sa lahat ng pwedeng pag-uploadan. Sinusulat ko tuloy 'to ngayon.

Apparently, I got married with my crush of three years. HAHAHAHA! 
I know that I'm kinda crazy but I'm grateful that I also found crazy friends who support me wholeheartedly with this kind of things. May video pa 'tong kasama. Kung di ba naman mga kunsintidor din. HAHAHAHA!  


Feels great to celebrate my birthday at home after five years of spending it elsewhere. 🀦‍♀️🀦‍♀️
Since 2015, I chose to spend my birthday away from the people who want to celebrate it with me. Muntanga lang, Tintin?! HAHAHA. Well. Anyway. Ayan na. 2020 - our current situation forced me to stay still. Spent the entire day thanking everyone who greeted me, answered calls and video calls... when during the past few years, I was busy travelling that no one can contact me during my birthday so I'd just thank everyone sa isang post sabay sabay na at the end of the day. Haaaaaaay. 'Yung mga ganyang tao na ginawang hobby magpakalayo sa mga importanteng araw na ice-celebrate sila, pasalamat na lang na minamahal, inaalala, hinahanap, at nami-miss pa ng iba. 😍 Importante pala, tinatanggap kahit malakas makabaliw at hindi maintindihan madalas. πŸ˜‚ HAHAHAHA. OMG. Sorry naman. Lost and confused kasi si 2015 kaso naadik at nainlove sa travel 'yung mga next consecutive years kaya tinuloy. HAHAHAHA! 


GRATEFUL IN ALL WAYS
ALWAYS

πŸ₯ΊπŸ˜’😭πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°

Looking back at the character development of Tintin 2020. 






2017 in a Tri-Country Adventure
Malaysia, Cambodia, Vietnam


2018 in Thailand (cross border sa Myanmar, border din ng Laos)


2019 in Tagaytay



Someone asked me what the highlight of yesterday was and upon thinking about it: Ito rin pala - first time replying sa mga greetings ng isa-isa. 

 I know mababaw pero mababaw naman kaligayahan ko kaya natuwa na kong mapansing na-break 'yung pattern ng birthday celebrations ko for the past five years. And syempre, effort din nila naman mag type and mag greet so I felt happy responding to each messages.

Alam mo 'yung ginawa sa'kin ng COVID? Naging sentimental ata ako masyado. Naging more appreciative kasi ewan, parang ang bilis pala talaga mawala ng mga bagay-bagay. Though hindi ko pa maintindihan kung ganito ba talaga pag tumatanda ka na o dahil lang wala kong ibang mapag-isipan o dahil gusto ko lang magsulat pero hindi ko naman matignan 'yung mga lumang gala ko kasi nakakalungkot lalo. HAHAHAHA!


Laking parusa ng social distancing sa mga kagaya kong mahilig lumabas, mahilig sa quality time, mahilig tumitig/tumingin sa kausap, mahilig sa hug, sa holding hands, sa akbay, o sa kahit anong (platonic) physical intimacy. Pero may bagong mundong bumukas para sa'kin. 1.) You can be there for someone without having to be there physically - ako kasi 'yung tipo na pag kailangan ako kausapin lagi 'yan na, "Teka, magkita tayo tapos kwento mo ng personal." e kaso hindi naman pwede ganon ngayon. 2.) Natuto rin maging komportable na gumamit ng mga salita para ipaalam 'yung nararamdaman. Hindi ako vocal na tao, eh. Years ago, magsabi ng I love you, I miss you, I'm thankful for you, I appreciate you - mga ganyan para kong nawawalan ng boses, nahihiya ako. Pero nakakatuwa kasi in a span of a few months lang, kaya ko na sabihin at gusto ko na lagi sabihin sa personal at hindi lang puro sa chat. Pakadaldal tapos biglang shy girl pala e, noh? Hahaha!


Meron akong tao na nagiging kasagutan dati kasi ang sinasabi niya na sa bawat beses na umalis ako at bumalik, laging merong iba sa'kin - sa pananaw ko, sa mga ginagawa ko, at sa kung ano-ano. At lagi ko rin sasabihin na, isn't it supposed to work that way? Hindi ba 'to proseso of becoming a better version of ourselves? Hindi ba 'to ginagawa para ma-expose ka sa kwento ng ibang tao o kultura para matuto tungkol sa pananaw nila at para makapili ka what works for you and what won't?

Alam kong hindi simple. It will take time. Maski ako minsan hirap din pero that is ultimately the goal, diba? Kunin mo what you think works for you, iwanan mo what doesn't. Especially kasi each chapter of our lives requires us to be more than who we are in the past at 'yung more na 'yon, nakukuha natin from experiences and relationships. I'm far from being perfect and I don't compare myself to other people kaya lagi lang past self ko 'yung basehan ko. Looking back sa ako na nag celebrate ng birthday sa Palawan nung 2015 at ako na nag celebrate ng birthday kahapon dito sa Quezon City, ang layo na naming dalawa. Mabait pa kasi 'yung 2015. hahahaha. So baka kaya ako pinupuna kasi para sa kanya, laging nagiging mas masama ugali ko pag bumabalik ako? Sobra naman 'yon. Paka judgmental. HAHAHAHA!

Anyway, nakwento ko na before dito 'yung tungkol sa ACCEPTANCE, HEALING, and SELF-LOVE. Kasi naisip ko bigla na 'yung cycle na nagsimula nung 2015 ito na ata 'yung closure kasi pinapahawak na ko ng ibang pangarap at responsibilities. Dati kasi, lahat ng naging desisyon ko ginawa ko dahil ang dami kong gustong puntahan. Tinatawag na ko ng proper adulting ngayon kung ano man 'yung proper way of becoming an adult. 😱😱😱 KTNXBYE. 

One of my favorite conversations during this quarantine period kaya ko sinulat - Knowing Robin Egg Blue



"For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans to prosper you and not to harm you, plans to give you hope and a future. "
              - Jeremiah 29:11🌿

God knows what's best for you.
Continue to be faithful. 😊

✨✨✨✨


HAHAHAHAHAHA
TUWA PALA KO SABI AKO NG GUSTO KO NG ISAW, MGA APAT NA BUWAN KO NG CRAVINGS ANG ISAW AND... πŸ₯°πŸ₯°πŸ₯°


HAHAHAHAHAHA. ISA PA 'TO. PAHABOL.
LANG HIYA. NAHIHIYA AKO PERO MAS 'YUNG KINIKILIG AT NATUTUWA SA EFFORT. HAHAHAHAHA!

FIGHT FOR MY WAY PA. ❤️ SORRY, JI WONNIEEEEE. GRABE, FRIENDS. I'M SO TOUCHED. HAHAHAHAHAHA! MAGBA-BANGS NA KO RIN. HAHAHAHA TAWANG TAWA TALAGA KO DITO. 


ANG SAYA PERO ANG LUNGKOT AT THE SAME TIME HAHAHAHAHA 
SKY DIVING AND RAVE PARTY: ☑️☑️☑️
🀦🏻‍♀️🀣


Missing our simple life and happiness. Sources of happiness remain simple though but definitely a lot more complicated life. HAHAHA


kulot hair update: 



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