Saturday, April 5, 2014 - A Surprise Birthday Message for Me From Me

It's my birthday today.

Compared to my past birthday celebrations (most notably, bowling+beer day and Zambales weekend), this one was exceedingly tame.

I spent my salubong night pigging out at Sofitel with my When in Manila family, and then ended the night at my Southern friend's newest crib YOLO-ing like a teenager. Today was spent having halo-halo to beat the heat, and getting meetings and errands done before ending it with a short busker listening sesh with the child.

My only gift this year was a so-me treasure chest, and nothing extremely eventful went on; however, I did collect a lot of memorable conversations and one extremely inspirational and straight-to-the-heart surprise birthday message from none other than... my past self!

I am sharing the message here with hopes of inspiring you to write your future self some messages, as well. After all, nobody knows you better than you, and things like this can really, truly make you feel better later on down the line - especially when you've already forgotten you sent it. Take it from me.

Here it is:

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(I had to Photoshop-whiteout certain names and events, but I hope it still makes sense.)

Want to write your future self some inspirational letters? Visit - it's a great pastime! While there have been times where I hated Past-Anj for sending super vague letters with events that I no longer remembered, there are times - like today - where everything just made perfect sense.

Thank you, Past-Anj. You rocked my birthday socks. :)


  1. i love the idea of past self !!! cute letter

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