On March 13, 2010 I turned 15! I just love birthdays, especially when it is mine… And as most of us opening the birthday presents and cards are the most interesting part.
I wrote down a list of presents that I would love to have but I kept it to myself and see if I shall receive any of them. Amazingly, 4 of my wishes came true, a sketch pad from my little sister Anisah, a set of coloured pens useful for writing notes from my popular little blogger brother Ahmad Ali, a set of Faber Castell gel pens from my little sister Aeshah and a bottle each of Herbal Essences: Hello Hydration shampoo and conditioner from everyone in my family. Mum gave me a bar of goat’s milk soap. I could never understand why is the soap so expensive…
I guess the most wonderful present is another present from Ahmad Ali. He gave me 2 bags of marbles! Mom once gave me a congkak board but I could never use it since we do not have the marbles to play it with. ‘Congkak’ is a Malaysian traditional game rather similar to Mancala but our ‘congkak’ board which come in a shape of a boat has 14 small holes and 2 big ones.
Anyway, the best present is a keyboard from dad! Thank you, Abah. I really, really love it. Well, I’ve always hope to have a keyboard for years and finally I get one!
I wish to thank my parents and siblings for making my birthday a very special day for me and for all the wonderful presents…
Anyway I know that there’ll be more presents to come… Sometimes even in November when mom found something that I would love; she’ll buy it and say that it is another belated birthday present! At least it is better that way rather than keeping it aside for my next birthday but ended up forgetting where it is kept.
I bought something for my little brother’s birthday a few years ago and kept it in a very ‘safe’ place. Came his birthday I can’t remember where did I keep the present and ‘lost’ it for a few years. At last it was my little brother who found it a few years later!