December 05, 2009

1st Birthday

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. 

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.

the moral of the story, appreciate what you have and give what you can, it can make a big difference in someone else's life.


G. [who just cried] + Queenie
miammmy the same cake as our bday

wishing G. will have the best life ever..
xox

26 comments:

va said...

Wow ! How sweet of you to do such a beautiful gesture for Giau . Happy Birthday to her and may she have many more well deserved and fun celebrations to come in her life ! Hugs :)

xLeafClover said...

Wow ! Reading this post makes me tears up. ^.^"
That was so sweet of you.

:)

Dina (XYYan) said...

aww, you are really sweet for doing that. Happy Birthday to G. :)

kawaiilips said...

you're so sweet queenie! G really deserved feeling special at least for one moment in her life and even though it was just a birthday cake, im sure she will remember it for the rest of her life. the world needs more of u girl =)

~Lisa said...

Aww, that's so sweet of you guys!!

Happy Birthday Giau!!!
Hope you'll get many wonderful future birthdays =]

Emily said...

Not only are you pretty and rich, but you are also very generous. G. is very lucky to have a good boss like you!

L said...

This was such a nice, heart warming story to wake up to. (: Happy Birthday G!

Manju said...

that was so sweet of you. this made me smile so much. happy birthday to G :)

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Princess Jem said...

OMG QUEENIE
you're soooo nice!!
AWWW happy birthday G!!!

sizbelle said...

hey gal, its certainly touchy to hear a just simple wish on the special day!

Rach said...

aww that is so sweet!! that even bought tears to my eyes!! :)

Happy Birthday G! :) and many more to come :D

Sara said...

You are absolutely amazing your sister as well! Beautiful inside and out! Happy Birthday G :) wishing yoy more happy birthdays to come :)

Annie said...

You and your sister did such beautiful thing Queenie!

audrey said...

wow...! you and your sister are so thoughtful! I hope G had a wonderful birthday which I'm sure she did thanks to you two

Anonymous said...

Just reading her story made me cry. That was really sweet of you and your sister. I'm sure she will remember you guys every Dec. 3rd.

Anonymous said...

That was really sweet of you! I still find it amazing that you and your sister were born on the same day!

Anonymous said...

I always wanted to know what kind of rings you have with your boyfriend? I keep seeing a solitaire on your right hand in lots of your pictures.. Was wondering if that is a promise ring or something from your boyfriend? Really cute!

WLOVEXO said...

Queenie,
You and your sister are sooo sweet. I wish G a happy birthday and many many more to come :)


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ArzuSonmez said...

u're so thoughtful!! It's so touchy, and u are right! u can make a difference in someone else's life no matter how small it is what you're giving ..

Anonymous said...

This is a great story :)

I'm happy she got to have her first birthday with people as amazing as you

Miss Queenie said...

thank you guys so much for such nice comments. =] i never thought it would bring tears because my words in this post can never be compared to how she talked to me in person. i'm glad to see a lot of nice people who are as compassionate. thank you again!!

anonymous
the square ring worn on my left hand is a couple/promise ring with Prince.

alittlebitofevrything said...

that is so sweet... it's frightening how many people around the world don't have the basic necessities and luxuries that we all take for granted every day. you did an amazing thing for her, she will always have a special place for you and people like you in her heart!

<3

heartofpearl ♡ said...

omg this is really touching entry. it made me abit teary:( but aw im so happy for her now that she's there with u guys and have sweet ppl like you :) we really have to appreciate what we have and make the most of everyday, you never know w hat will happen>< really touching especially the pics too!! gd work girl! x

FriendzCentury said...

It's so touching to read your post, "A Happy Belated Birthday to G and may every birthday in the future be full of joy and laughter".

MAi said...

THAT was sSOoOOOOO incredibly sweet! AWwww...please give G a huge HUG from me too...