pursuit of ever-elusive happiness

  I’m glad I was born. When I was born, people around me were happy to have me. I am fortunate, and it humbles me. My parents never had lots of money, and we considered getting a cake on our birthday was special. It was my dad’s job to get one on his way back home from work. The bakery had those cakes on display … Continue reading pursuit of ever-elusive happiness

birthday wishes

While three of us rot away in the jungle, I received a few birthday wishes via cards, texts, and phone calls and realized that they are all from faraway places and none of my close (geographically) friends (?) even remembered. It’s hideous that I think of my birthday that important, but… Though I am thankful for the few friends that I do have, I wonder: … Continue reading birthday wishes

any other day — 一人の誕生日

誰も一緒に祝ってくれる人のいない、 一人の誕生日。 プレゼントを開ける姿を見守ってくれる人のいない、 一人の誕生日。 ろうそくを吹き消すまで歌ってくれる人のいない、 一人の誕生日。 フランスからのワインと、 チョコレート・チーズケーキで、 一人で乾杯。   In response to The Daily Post’s writing prompt: “Getting Seasonal“ Façade of diplomacy displayed. Bullies coerce their ways. Commercialization and apathy decried. While people go about their lives. We still love and are loved despite all, Embrace goodness and weakness, Courage and flaws, Virtue and imperfections. Another day on Earth, French wine and chocolate cheesecake, Happy … Continue reading any other day — 一人の誕生日