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Less than 24 hours to my birthday..

This time, last year, I sat with my girlfriend, You Ning and I told her that I only had one wish for my birthday. I made up my mind I was going to find someone who would love me unconditionally 365 days a year and years onwards. You Ning agreed and we shared our stories of ups and downs and how we progress since we finished our SPM in 2005.

And not too long after that, alhamdulillah, I met my man.

Funny how as we get older, it’s not much about the material things anymore but more of the company and the people that we spend time with.

Truth be told, to turn a year older is just another nature of life but as I turn a year older, my priorities and focus too are bound to be changed.

They say, older and wiser. Well, I sure hope so.

I wish not for material things because you work hard enough, you can get whatever is it that you want off the counter, or from the supermarket, or bookstore etc. But I wish for a peace of mind and happiness. These two attributes are not some off-the-shelf kinda things but rather something that some people search for their whole life but failed to find it.

Happiness is a state of mind. And I do believe it starts with being happy with yourself and then the people around you. I love my loved ones so much and I am very happy that in the past 1 year, I have met some incredible people that love me and made up some big part of my life.

I pray to Allah that it will last and that I will soon found the destination of my happiness with my better half.

To you sayang, the answer to my prayer ; I love what you are, what you do, how you try. I’ve seen your kindness and your strength. I’ve seen the best and the worst of you. And I understand with perfect clarity exactly what you are. You’re a heck of a person and I love you.

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So many things on my to-do list for 2013 that I want to do and I hope that I can find time in between work and squeeze in some adventures!

Being happy is imperative for me because it motivates me to do better in life, in so many areas. It’s this thing that I have that I am happy to make other people happy.

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So, here’s to another year happiness, love and success. InshaAllah.

Yours truly,

Lia

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