Edit: All blog posts from 2005-2009 have been archived.
Today, I am officially 27. My birthday hasn’t fallen on a Thursday since the year 2009 and even then, I don’t think #ThrowbackThursday was a thing yet. I’ve been blogging for more than a decade now, and an idea came to me last night to look back on all my past birthday entries that I decided to just document it all in one post. This is more for me than anyone else, a chance to look back on the person I’ve come to be, the changes that have happened in my life and whatever the past 10 years did to me.
2006 – Seventeen
The year I moved back to Cebu alone to start college. Little did I know it was about to become one of the craziest years of my life.
My 18th birthday, and the time I was most active in the blogosphere and made the most friends online.
2007 – Nineteen & Birthdayphiles
Nineteen was a shameless post on comment baiting people to greet me on birthday, while Birthdayphiles talked about that one crazy birthday party.
For some reason I didn’t have an entry in any of my blogging sites (maybe I did, but probably deleted, idk I had all sorts of blog sites then that I purged), but I found that photo on Facebook. This was during the time my mom was going through chemo but she made sure I still had a party.
2009 – 21
I was super active on Tumblr this year. I wanted to find more birthday posts but it’s just too much hassle going through Tumblr archives. I realized that I really am over that phase.
2010 – Double Two in Two Days
One of my favorite pre-birthday posts. Around the time I started writing about how turning older definitely freaks me out.
2011 – On Feelings & When I Turned Twenty Three
On Feelings talked about trying to get over someone. It doesn’t really talk about my birthday in a detailed aspect, but it was a pretty pivotal time in my life. When I Turned Twenty Three was an overdue post on my birthday celebration with close friends back in Jakarta.
2012 – Sleep Deprived & Blog That Talk
The year when I finally moved back to Cebu indefinitely! On a side note, can’t believe it’s been 3 years now. Wow. My mom came to visit that month and there I was again unable to sleep because of pre-birthday jitters. Always happens. Blog That Talk is a summary of events that transpired during my birthday.
2013 – Quarter Life
Quarter Life was a short questionnaire that was lazily posted just to have something up on my birthday. It makes me look back on past interests.
2014 – A Year Older & Twenty Six
A Year Older is another one of those entries about me stressing out over my upcoming birthday. Twenty Six, on the other hand, was written 2 months after my birthday and possibly one of my most favorite blog posts. Every time I read it I still feel that heavy tug on my heart.
There you go. Damn, I’ve been blogging for a pretty long time. 10 more minutes left until my birthday is over in this part of the world and once again, just like ever year, I learn that age is just a number.