Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Happy Birthday Dad!!

Hmm, how long has it been since I've celebrated my dad's birthday with him in person? 16 years maybe?

Whao! That is a long time. It isn't till I really sit down and think about that I realize he's been celebrating alone these years.

I also realize that he has probably been feeling lonely living in Florida alone for all these years. We didn't do anything fancy for his birthday, but I tried my best to make sure that he enjoyed it.

We went for dinner, as usual..

#1. Dad with green dumplings. LOL!

#2. I don't usually try new stuff, but since it is my dad's birthday, I went ahead and tried the Mango Prawns and Beijing Chicken he ordered. See how much I sacrificed for you that day, dad. Hehe!!

I think one of the times where he was really happy that day was when the waiters and waitresses came out with a cake, singing Happy Birthday.

#3. He was smiling for the picture without me having to tell him to. That is a sign of him being genuinely happy (according to me). =P

Apparently one of his co-workers knew he was going to the restaurant we were headed to, and called ahead. His co-worker took care of the bill and even told them it was my dad's birthday. Hence, the cake.

I was kinda miffed cause the person who was suppose to treat my dad was me! But that's okay. He looked happy either way. So, my present to him was.. the news about him not having to pay for my tuition this summer! Financial aid and scholarship covered it.

Glad I decided to keep this information till today; he looked like a huge load has been lifted off his shoulder.

I am never good with words, nor am I good with expressing emotions. Especially when it comes to people who are really important to me.

But my dad is so patient with me, that I wouldn't trade him for any other dads. I can't do a whole elaboration about how wonderful he is like my sister, Amanda did, because I can not find word(s) to describe how much he means to me.

All I want to say is, "Dad, I hope you had a wonderful birthday. Although I haven't been the world's greatest daughter, you are the world's greatest dad to me. Thank you for always putting up with me. Happy 58th Birthday Daddy!"

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