Friday, February 29, 2008

Leap year!

First of all, happy birthday to everyone who was born on this day, you'd better enjoy this birthday because it won't come for another four years! *chuckle*

Speaking of birthdays, I don't know why, but I don't seem to get excited anymore. When I was a little kid, I would always used to be like "wow! I'll be turning (insert number less than 10), but now my opinion has changed to something along the lines of: "wait, it's my birthday? Damn, another year wasted." But even though I don’t appreciate my birthday that much anymore, presents will always be welcomed. :P

I’m going to turn 16 this year, and I’m debating whether I should have a party or not. Sweet sixteen parties are expected common here; a month ago, this girl I know rented like, half a restaurant to have a party, and it was very formal too, I mean like formal dresses and tuxes for guys. The dresses are for the girls, not the guys, in case it wasn’t clear.

But the thing is, I don’t see a point in celebrating turning 16, what’s so good about it? You get your driver’s license so that you have more freedom (and can cause more accidents on the roads)? You get to screw up hang out more with your friends now that you have more “freedom”? That’s pretty much it; what else happens when you’re 16?

Even though I don’t feel it’s that exciting, I’m still considering maybe a small dinner with a few close friends or something, but definitely not some place too formal; I’ll save that ‘til when I’m like 25.

I think everyone’s in too much of a rush to grow up, and so they think that a formal party will make them seem more mature. But me, I’d just like to stay this age; where the most important thing you’re worried about is that pimple that just won’t go away. Rent, bills, and houses… don’t want to think about those, ever.

Maybe I’m too idealist and am living inside this bubble, but for me, this bubble’s enough. I know I’m going to encounter more serious problems and am going to have to grow up eventually, but don’t you wish life could just stay as simple as it was when you were a child?


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