She’s 2 decades and a year old

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This might be so late but the past week had been a busy week for us. (Yeah, the perks of being nursing students, who can’t spend the summer break in beaches or other places that you can think of ‘cause I run out places that might pop out in your head when you say summer).


Oh my, TWENTY ONE! What can I say, uhm, let me think about it?

I’m tired of thinking so I’ll just say, YUP, YOU’RE OLD MY DEAR SISTER!

Through these years we’ve been together, childhood, teen years you, you had created an impact to us, your siblings. You had played so many roles, being our mom when we play “balay-balay”, the teacher when we play school, the doctor, and the best of all OUR MANANG VISSIA.

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You were a model, a beauty queen, a princess, a sun, a moon and a STAR!

Your laugh is contagious (with all your teeth showing and with that laugh that nobody can imitate)

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Your smile is priceless. (Because wired teeth cost a lot. Hi Betty!)

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You sing songs with incorrect lyrics. But you still got that confidence to finish it.

You were not good with names, making Frenchie Dy to Franky Dy.

You make jokes that make me literally go out of the room ‘cause I can’t handle the “corniness”. It just makes me sad but still I stifle a laugh. (That’s all I can do to support your dying joke).

Sometimes, you are a little panicky over things.

You drink too much coffee to the point that you made friends with the Starbucks people. (maybe decaffeinating your drink might lessen your panic mode)

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But then…
I admire your strength.

Your leadership skills.

Your charisma and how you deal with people

Your friendliness

Your positive outlook in life

and being RESPONSIBLE and MATURE over things.

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There might be times when we lose it and end up having some misunderstandings but it never lasted that long. After the day or a few hours we forgot that we even had a fight and the reason for that misunderstanding.

I thank God for giving you as my MANANG because you had always backed me up whenever I turn to you and needed some help, you say the right things when most of what’s replaying in mind were wrong, you held my hand when through victory and despair. The past few months of adjustment were a bit difficult for both of us but we managed to pull things up together. Don’t be stressed too much (I know having wrinkles at the age of 21 is not what you want as a birthday gift at all). Start crossing out some things on your bucket list. Live your life like you wanted it to be and not what others wanted it to be. Maturity doesn’t come with age , it’s more of a choice. Work hard on your goal and you’ll attain it. The experiences you had in those 21 years will be of great help, I know. But still there might be times you needed some hands, us, your family, your friends, and God will always be here for you.

THANK YOU FOR EVERTHING. MAY YOUR 21 and OVER be a continuing journey or a start of something you had hoped for.

I LOVE YOU HOMIE!

P.S. Don’t tell me you wished for World Peace.

Missing the busy streets of NYC. Everything happens fast in big apple that’s why it becomes all blurry. #bigapple #NYC

Missing the busy streets of NYC. Everything happens fast in big apple that’s why it becomes all blurry. #bigapple #NYC

Dad sent me a photo he had taken this #mid-autumn… Too bad I missed this. Hands down tatang #fall #orange #yellow #brown

Dad sent me a photo he had taken this #mid-autumn… Too bad I missed this. Hands down tatang #fall #orange #yellow #brown