31 August 2006

One more year ...

This must be one of the hardest blog I've had to write ... I lost count of the number of times I've had to scrap and redraft the whole thing all over again ...



I'm turning the decade today. I'm turning 30.

Moz cried out loud 30 years ago in KL, the first child to proud parents. Daddy Moz calmed his nerves by looking out the window at the Merdeka procession. Mummy Moz had to endure a caesarian. I didn't make it easy, my entry to this world.

Today I count my blessings, ask for forgiveness from my parents for the times I've hurt and inconvenienced them, say thanks to all the people who've helped me in major and minor ways, and look forward with brimming optimism to my next year, my next 5 years, my next 10 years and beyond.

My difficult childhood, which in part is due to my family's background and in part due to bad timing, had turned out to be a blessing. It had taught me that adversity is not a permanent condition, and whatever doesn't break you would just make you stronger.

My parents don't speak English, but would you believe it if I told you my mom taught me English? My dad was a chain smoker and an alcoholic, but would you believe it if I told you I don't smoke, and I'm while I can carry my drink, I prefer an orange juice? To my great parents, I would always conduct myself in a way that is worthy of your love and care for me. Your warmth and sacrifices is not wasted on me ... =)

As far as I'm concerned, at 30, I've lived as full a life as I could to this point.

  • I still have the privilege of having the company of my elderly parents.
  • I have a great job that pays decently.
  • I have the chance to travel and experience the world while I work.
  • I am on the way to achieving financial independence.
  • I have friends who are real friends, people who will stand up for my come hell or high water.
Happy Birthday to me ...

13 comments:

Jemima said...

Happy Birthday, Moz.

You're a very filial son. I'm very sure that your parents are very proud of you.

Have a Great Birthday! :p

pelf said...

Happy Happy Birthday!

(1) You will only put your photos up on your birthday? Kkakka =)

(2) I prefer orange juice too =)

(3) I think you should have said "I achieved financial independence" instead of "on the way to achieving financial independence" =)

*hugs*

P/S: I wrote a poem =)

moz monster said...

jemima: Thanks ... I just try my best ... =)

pelf: I've put my photos before on other ocassions. Maybe you weren't paying attention.

I do prefer my orange juice stiff =)

I have high expectations for myself ... with regards to financial independence ..

Infectioner said...

Happy Birthday! Share the same day with National Day, darn lucky ar you!! XD

angel said...

waa! waa! waa!
who's da' liuliu lengchai???
*swoons*
:D

want me to sing the song again arr?
no nid lar hor... :P

wishing u blue skies and everything nice ;)
*huggies & muakies*
*if u want, just pretend they are hamsap ones...* :P

Fashionasia said...

Happy burpday Merdeka boy!!! :>
Wishing u sugar and spice and everything nice!!!

moz monster said...

infectioner
Thanks !!!! I have no idea how lucky I am ... I didn't get a local uni place although I think I more than deserve it ... I can't buy good cars unless I pay about a year of my salary ... if I'm lucky for being born on the same day as Malaysia, I don't feel it.

angel
tenqiu again hor, angeliu ... dunna wat i wud do without liu ...

fashionasia
*BUUUUUUUURP* .... excuse me ...

Thanks !!! =)

Wingz said...

erm .... i no i no i abit late ... happy belated birday!!!

Inevitable said...

Sorry man, I was busy and did not blog surf for the past 2 days...
Happy Belated Birthday!!!!

Che-Cheh said...

Happy Belated Birthday...

So how did you celebrate your birthday ? With orange juice ?

moz monster said...

taiko wingz
Wah ... you wish me happy birday, anyday of the yar oso I happy =)

Sang Tak Dapat Di Elak
No worries, dude ... I'm not going to deduct brownie points or anything ...

che-cheh
KFC, 3 oranges, half a bottle of wine ... and no girl =(

Gab said...

Happy Belated Birthday!
nice smile, nice dimples
nice tie, nice vest...

your parents must be very proud of you!
and you have people out here (hint) who envies you. :)

moz monster said...

gab
Dear gab ... Thanks for the birthday wishes ...

I'm not sure if anyone wants to be envious of me ... but thanks !!!