Happy Birthday to Me

There are 365 days in one year — today is just another day in the grand scheme of things. Life goes on the way it does. I am still the insignificant speck of carbon-based organism in the universe that happened to be born on the 17th of October, stuck in the eternal rat race to ascend the corporate ladder.

But when I received birthday wishes from family and friends, for a moment, just for a moment, I was on the top of the world. I was the most important person alive, and the world has grounded to a halt to commemorate my birthday.

Thank you all for remembering the fact that another fellow hairless ape was born today, who could have easily been lost and forgotten among six billion other hairless apes, especially with his short stature. I have long since given up wishing to grow taller — I simply can’t bear to destroy the fragile illusion I have maintained since childhood that birthday wishes do come true.

In chronological order of birthday wishes received, I would like to say a heartfelt thank you to Yishan, Gerald, Sherlyn, Pierre, Kelly, Samuel, Teck, Jerine and Minchao. What more can I wish for in life with dear friends like this?

Happy birthday to me!

17 October 2006 · My Life

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