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Today is my birthday 🎂

📅May 05, 2020

Today is my birthday. Congratulate my parents first, they taught me the awesomeness. Happy Birthday to me !! 🎂

I’m a fairly quiet person. For me, on my birthday, I don’t like to go to the bar or have a big party with friends. The way I’m thinking about it’s very simple. Just enjoy it like a normal day or I can do a few creative things to make my birthday more special. Here are the things that I did for my birthday celebration.

Counting down until the clock indicates 0 hours 🕛

I’ve never slept before my birthday is near (about 1-2 hours before my birthday). The feeling is very special. That moment I often look back on the things I did in the past age. It can be said that in the past year I’ve done a lot of important things. I’ve graduated from university with a good level, have a driver’s license. And this year marks a turning point in my life. I decided to go to Ho Chi Minh City to work away from my family. I think it’s time to experience, to be independent, take care of myself. My family fully supports me. They once said that this year I have done many great things. I feel very proud of that.

Send a wish to myself

I’ve been turning off my birthday notification on all social networks for a long time ago. If you are like me and feel unhappy because no one remembers your birthday, don’t be too sad. Why don’t you send your own birthday wishes? Even if it’s just a very simple wish. And here is my wish for my friend on his birthday.

Happy birthday to you 🎂🎂. Hey man, today is your birthday. I wish you all the best. I believe that your dreams and ambitions in your new age will succeed. Keep moving forward, Buddy.

Watching a movie alone 📺

I’m a fan of watching movies. But watching the movie on my birthday, it has never happened before. Both in the cinema or on the Internet. But this year is quite different. Coincidentally because my birthday is the day my favorite movie “Gladiator” came out (on this day in 2000). So I decided to sit back and enjoy that movie again. Everything was going on as if I was watching the movie for the first time.

Start fresh

The way I start fresh to relaxing my mind is go to a quiet place. Listen to some of my favorite songs and leave everything behind in quite a bit.


A small dinner with my family

This has always been so during the past 25 years. Fortunately, I don’t have to celebrate birthday alone every year. Actually this year I thought I was going to have a birthday alone. 2020 is a memorable year due to the impact of the COVID-19 epidemic. All must be isolated. My hometown is in Hanoi and I working in Ho Chi Minh City. I was planning to go home on holiday but couldn’t move for the epidemic reason. It was fortunate that in the last days of social isolation, there were no new cases so I was able to return home. This makes my birthday this year even more meaningful.

Writing this post ✍️

By the end of this day, I sit down and spent a little time remaining to write this article as a way to retain memories. You know, when you’re getting older, the most valuable things are memories.

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