It’s my favorite photo of you since I find it the simplest. I don’t know. I’ve always seen you that way. The beauty in your simplicity’s really fascinating. :)
Hello Claire, Happy Birthday!
Wow, awkward prelude.
So, the first time I talked to you was.. during the first week of first year, I guess? We were making these stuff I can’t recall anymore. Basta, we were sitting on the floor and you started talking about your “life”. Yep, that’s right! Your life. You’re so open to everyone, even to those people whom you’ve just met. That’s how I knew how trusting you are. Your hair was still short back then and you were still wearing glasses. You seemed like a wallflower, I thought.
..well, not until I heard that dazzling singing voice of yours! You kept on singing the same song over and over though, ”..and I am telling you, I’m not going..” You’ve sang it for like, 3 times yata in-front of the class, so.. Feeling ko talaga hindi mo siya ganon ka-gusto?
Anyway, I don’t remember how we became close, but that doesn’t matter. The important thing is that it happened and I couldn’t be any happier because you’re one of the best people I know. I’ve learned so many things from you and about you. From the tragic things you’ve experienced in life to the beauty of it. Some I’ve even encountered because I was there. I’ve seen you transform, if that’s how you call it, from being the person that you were to the person that you are now. You’ve grown so well. You’re not as cranky as you were before, you started thinking straight, deeply, and with a thought. You became more independent, loving, and understanding.
Thank you for being a great friend, for all the memories and the memories in queue, for the laughter, the stories, the secrets, and everything else in between!
Despite the things you’re going through right now, I hope that you’re still happy not only because it’s your birthday but because you should be! Don’t let the negative things ruin your happiness. Instead, let it serve as a positive thing, an experience, an adventure. You love adventures right? Soon enough, everything’s going to be clear to you. Things just don’t happen, they happen because they are supposed to. Don’t worry because God will never leave you unarmed and believe me, things will get better. :)
Since I couldn’t come to you personally, (and I’m not sure if there’s still flood around you house) I’m just gonna hug you virtually! I love you!
Pinaiyak mo na naman ako. Haaaaaaa. Aryne thank you sa pakikinig sakin, ikaw yung isa sa mga taong sobrang pinagkakatiwalaan ko. Lahat na ata ng secrets ko alam mo. Naalala ko nung una kong punta sa bahay nyo at yung pagsshare mo sakin ng mga nakakatakot at nakakatawang bagay. Marami akong natutunan sayo. Salamat kasi naging parte ka ng buhay ko. kahit na ngayon di na tayo magkaklase lagi pa rin tayong nagkakasama. Kapag may problema ako alam kong andyan lang kayo lagi. Nandyan lang kayo sa kabilang pinto. Sa room ng Harvey. pati na rin dun sa dalwang loko na kaklase ko :) love you aryne!