I Just Want To Thank The Academy…

Nah, I was joking, but I promised I’d make a post like this, and I admit I’ve been distracted lately, but here I am.

I just want to say this has probably been the best birthday I’ve ever had. And the most tear-inducing one.

I cried when Lailati sent me a voice call at 12am singing me a ‘happy birthday’ song.

I cried when people sent me endless texts from the minute I hit my head on the pillow till I wake up the next morning.

I cried when Jia Yuan and Yi Jing and Jou Wen and Angeline and Sin Shiun and Zhao Xian and Chia Shin and Wei Xing and Lian Kai and Vincent and Ooi Zhen held and showed up for my surprise birthday party.

I cried when Hoi Chin sent me a text:

“I don’t know how to express my feelings. But, just want you to know that you will always be my BFF. Maybe you don’t think so and totally don’t agree with me, but no matter what, you will always be my BFF. And I do mean it. Always.

Happy birthday.”

I cried when Sasha called me at Cameron Highlands just to wish me happy birthday.

I cried when Sasha sent me a text:

“Haha. Love you regardless. God bless you Mayo! He’s done enough for me to have put you in my life.”

I cried when Uncle & Aunty Lim, Kai Li, Su Jun, En and my parents held another party for me at Cameron Highlands.

I cried when not one, but two people actually sent texts at 11.59am, wishing they were the last ones to wish me a happy birthday.

I cried when Elya dedicated a post especially for me.

I cried when people posted birthday wishes on my Facebook wall, even got a message from someone unexpected, and three messages waiting in my inbox on Tumblr.

I just want to say, I have the best friends and family in the world and I really, really love all of you so much.

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Author: Michelle Teoh

23-year-old cynical Asian, book enthusiast and purveyor of fine sarcasm.

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