Tuesday, September 06, 2011

_as you are_

I thought I'd run out of things to say about you for your yearly feature. :P But, I guess, a lifetime is not enough to describe how wonderful you are. I'm pretty sure that sometimes you fail to realize that, and this is why I am writing this.

Our adventures have really come really a long way. From being seatmates at SMPC to becoming flatmates in SG. I'll never get tired of talking about our lives in the Lion City. :P You are the only person I know who would understand what that place meant to me (and to us). (This is my blog, and this entry is dedicated to you. To everyone else, this may bore you. :D)

Bes, I know I speak for both of us when I say that living in the Lion City was a phase in our lives when we matured the most. It is true that you get to know someone better when you travel together, but you will get to know a person best when you share the same flat with him/her. :D We had our biggest misunderstandings during those years but they also made way for meaningful reconciliations and a rock solid friendship. It gave a whole new meaning to the term "housemates". The truth is, I would not have survived SG without you. Heck, I would not have survived all my heartaches without you. :P You made me realize that there really is so much in store for us.

The things that make you wonderful are things which I can't see, but things which I can feel. I lost count on the number of times you've made me laugh when I'm down. One of my favorites was the time you asked me to stop crying so that you could test your newly purchased eye shadow on me. :P I swear, I laughed the instant I heard you say that.

I've made mistakes, but I was definitely right when I said that you'd be a great mom. I think it's amazing how you balance motherhood, marriage, career and friendship. Yes, all your friends' craziness can be a handful too. :P

I can't put into words how much you've helped me and everyone around you become better persons. You do not only tell us that we'll be fine, you do your signature caring ways. It really is a blessing that we're all back home now. Maybe we need more time to be crazy together. And like I said before, no matter where we relocate, we would always have exclusive rights as best friends. :P

No other day is more appropriate to celebrate how grateful I am to have you as my best friend, and I can't help but let this glorious theme steep a bit in my mind and, cheesy as it sounds, in my heart right now.

For all the laughter, for all the tears, for all the discoveries, for all the love -- thank you. :)

Happy birthday, my Bes! :) Love you!