Thursday, May 3, 2012

Well, We've Come This Far Without An Amnesia Joke

Today, I turn 30. I don't feel particularly sad or elated. I don't feel anything at all. Just another birthday, just another day. I would like to think of it as detachment. Or it could it be denial? All I can say is that I never imagined to be where I am now, say, 10 years ago.

I thought of doing something totally crazy like body piercing or getting a tattoo or running away to become a hippie but I decided to save those things for either of the two occasions: mid life crisis or menopause, whichever comes first. Instead I turned to altruism for rescue and donated blood, something I do usually do but this time it made me feel more useful. Deciding not to see life in black and white, I am seeing shades of Tiffany Blue and Silver. I bought myself this ring which I totally love.
I can always hope that one day I can travel at a speed more than that of light to the edge of the Solar System and come back to a time in my past to relive those moments again. Till then, I'll be marinating in Amber Absolute and wearing a bright red lipstick.

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  1. Happy birthday, Su! Hope your day is lovely :)

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  2. Happy Birthday :) Jewellery is always a great way to spoil yourself ;)

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    1. Thank you! Jewellery is a total pick me up for sure :)

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  3. Happy birthday!!!

    I didn't feel anything at 30 either but I had been mentally "preparing" myself to feel mundane. It hit me later at 32 that life was speeding by. Now at 34, I feel like I'm finally learning to find my own pace. I hope you have a wonderful year and do find yourself traveling at the speed of light. :)

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    1. Thanks :) I have no idea where 30 years went. It has been so fast. I desperately need a great year, hope this year is it :)

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  4. Happy Bday! The ring is gorgeous :)

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    1. Thank you! I am in love with it :)

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  5. Happy Birthday Su! I just turned 31 and I'm not quite sure how I feel about it either. Neither hiding under the bed in mourning nor blissfully happy with how life has progressed. It doesn't have to be a good or bad thing anyway, it just is, and we've made it thus far, so that's something to celebrate :)

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    1. Thanks, it is something to celebrate for sure :) Here's to uneventful 30, which is a good thing!

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  6. That ring is so pretty!<333 Happy Birthday Su!

    By the way you can't "become a hippie" because that was my mid-life crisis plan! hmph! haha :)

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    1. Thank you :)
      Haha, we both can do that! I will need some good company :D

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  7. Happy Birthday Su....Have a great time..... :)

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  8. Happy Birthday Su! Have a blast!
    Love the ring ;)

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  9. Hope you had a wonderful day Su, here's to dirrrrrty 30! ;)

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    1. LOL Yeah, dirrrrty 30! Thanks :)

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  10. Happy birthday Su!! I'm stressing out about turning 25, so it's a good reminder to know there are other people waaaaaaay older than me!! ;)


    You know I'm joking! Have a fab day and I give you permission to get one (1) hug from my totally real boyfriend Paul Rudd.

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    1. Haha, you are a baby compared to me :D I was very excited to turn 25. Life was so perfect then. You should enjoy every minute of it! Thank you for the Paul Rudd hug, it may change everything.... you never know :D I like that guy too!

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  11. Happy birthday su!!! I friggin love birthdays!!

    I remember have a total freak out somewhere in my mid 20s over the thought of turning 30...it seemed such a grown up age where you had to be all settled down with s husband and kids and mortgage. By the time I reached 30 I had all those things and it turned out they weren't that scary after all so I was actually excited About turning 30. I too got bling as I had too many beauty products as it was!

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    1. Thanks Sarah :) I know right, we are 'grown up' now! How the hell did that happen?!!! I think life was perfect at 25. Though I am settled and happy now, I think I need to get serious with career and stuff. This turning 30 is actually a huge kick in the butt. Bling can always be a good thing :) I never bought any makeup although it was very tempting!

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  12. Wishing you a happy belated birthday, Su!

    I remember when I turned 30. It was the birthday that really bothered me.
    Now that 20 odd years have passed, I look back and laugh at how young I was :)
    I still feel like I'm in my 30's and that's whats important.. how we feel.

    I hope your day was really special!

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    1. Thank you so much Lydia! I can totally understand. I have looked back at my previous birthdays and thought I was so silly too. I'll surely read this post in future and feel silly as well :D
      Oh, I don't feel a day older than 25 :D

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  13. Happy, Happy birthday, again, hun!

    I hope you had a fantastic birthday weekend! I think you celebrated in the best way, it's a gorgeous ring and it's so lovely to mark a momentous occasion by buying yourself something really fabulous!

    xx

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    1. Thanks Coco! I had a great time and the ring is something to look back and feel good :)

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  14. Happy Birthday! This is so awesome, good for you for buying yourself a rockin bday present! I am always telling myself I'm going to buy myself awesome stuff for accomplishing something big...and then I never do it. So, awesome for you for following through!

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    1. Thanks Jess :)
      Yeah, I do that too, buy so many small things which don't mean anything. This is one nice purchase that I am happy with :) Though I can't say turning 30 is an accomplishment ;)

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  15. Happy belated birthday dear Su. Hope you had a great one. Wold love to know what baby elephant gave you for your big day? :) Just love the engraved ring you bought. Sure was a special milestone for you. Wishing you years and years of birthdays ahead.

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    1. Thank you so much! Baby Elephant gave me a hug, aww :)

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