so on the day of her bday, me & Amy went to buy her a cake...when she was done with work, just before she left, we came out and sang her the classic song all together. she was shocked at first, not knowing what was happening and then realized it was for her. she cried so much and hugged each and every one so tightly thanking us at the same time. she told me this was probably the best thing that happened to her since....forever. every one present was pretty emotional, a lot of us had tears in our eyes when witnessing such happiness.
December 05, 2009
i tweeted a while back about knowing someone who never celebrated their birthday ever since they were born. she's the new employee my parents just hired. her name's G. and she just came to Canada a few months ago. it was near my own birthday so i asked when hers was. G. told me it was december 3rd, but then its nothing important. i was so surprised when i heard that because to me, bdays are extremely important. she said that as long as she can remember being alive, she never once celebrated her bday, whats worse, people dont even remember to wish her a mere "Happy Birthday!". she often explains her situation and lifestyle back in Vietnam saying her family was too poor and she had too many siblings for their parents to handle. on top of that, she went to work 3 shifts a day, 7 days a week and had to study. education wise, with juggling house chores and work, she managed to finish high school but couldn't further her studies at University since her and her family couldn't afford it. every time i hear G. talk (i ask A LOT of questions), i feel so thankful for all i have, the life that i live, the love that my parents give me. when hearing her stories, i cannot help but feel touched and my eyes would automatically turn teary.