25 February 2009

30 is the most talked about age. For some, 30 means their getting old, aging as if tomorrow will never come. And others think that reaching 30 is fabulous.
I just turned Treinta (30) 3 months ago. And it was one of my happiest birthdays ever. What made it the happiest? Well, a great surprise did. I was gifted by a dream to own a DSLR.
The reasons why I made it so special are the following:

* As for an ordinary person like me, it would be a ga-ga thing to splurge on something that is mostly for professional use.
* My reason of improving our photos clearly, didn't support why I need to have one.
* In the present economic crisis, it is really not applicable to buy something that is not of priority.
But he bought me one. I have it now and I'm enjoying every moment with it.
A good friend from highschool tagged me with a one of a kind Q&A. Thanks ISA for this tag. It gave me another chance to share some more of these thoughts I have in my head.
This post was from a survey Isa answered. It's entitled "30 Things A Woman Should Have and Should Know By The Time She's 30".
According to the author, by the time I'm three decades old, I should have:
1. One old boyfriend you can imagine going back to and one who reminds you of how far you've come.
Nobody. I already have my husband.
2. A decent piece of furniture not previously owned by anyone else in your family.
For sure. My husband and I are very concious on taking care of our stuff.
3. Something perfect to wear if the employer or man of your dreams wants to see you in an hour.
A good pair of well-fitted pants (not jeans), a plain long-sleeves with the top part unbuttoned a bit. The hair and make-up will cover for the rest. By the way, I prefer mentioning pants than slacks.
4. A purse, a suitcase and an umbrella you're not ashamed to be seen carrying.
I will never be ashamed to carry anything that will keep me protected and at ease.
Especially, if its for family's sake.
5. A youth you're content to move beyond.
I am happy that I have experienced a normal childhood/teenage life. And I am still enjoying it with my sisters around. I see myself in them, I give them advises, I'd go shopping with them, we hangout in Starbucks (like any other highschool kid, who thinks it is a "cool" thing).
6. A past juicy enough that you're looking forward to retelling it in your old age.
Juicy in a way that my husband and I see ourselves in some of the young couples. That proves, that we've moved on to a different level in life. And we appreciate seeing something we once enjoyed and experienced.
7. The realization that you are actually going to have an old age - and some money set aside to help fund it.
I'm there, I'm very aware of it. And being a SAHM makes it a bit complicated. Right now, I am merging with my mom to form a business. I still want to hold onto something that will secure our future. On my part, that is.
8. An e-mail address, a voice mailbox and a bank account - all of which nobody has access to but you.
I made sure that my husband has access to all of my emails. Bank---my own. Voicemail---nope! I don't rely on it that much.
9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.
I have my life as a Mother to back up this statement.
10. One friend who always makes you laugh and one who lets you cry.
So far none of my firends made me cry. We'd always laugh and talk about funny things.
11. A set of screwdrivers, a cordless drill and a black lace bra.
I am for all 3. Especially the black lace bra. Even if its an undergarment, it's best that we still look good even under. Screwdrivers and cordless drills, my husband's toys.
12. Something ridiculously expensive that you bought for yourself, just because you deserve it.
Lacoste polo shirts. I swear I am very much into it. I started wearing them when I was a teenager. My Aunt would send us shirts from the States. Until such time, from shirts, it upgraded to make-ups and perfumes.
13. The belief that you deserve it.(supporting #12)
I love the feel of it. I don't have problems on what bra color to wear, because of its thick cloth. It's doesn't get worn out easily. And yes, I still find it ridiculous because, it's too expensive for a shirt. Let me clear this up, realistically speaking, 3000 bucks (Php) is "kalokohan" for a t-shirt. Especially if you buy it here in the Philippines.
What I do? I save up for it. At least in a year, I get to buy one. Lucky me, my husband knew what I wanted, he bought 2 for me, last Christmas.
14. A skin-care regimen, an exercise routine and a plan for dealing with those few other facets of life that don't get better after 30.
Just my big tummy issue. Tea and work-out are my solutions.
15. A solid start on a satisfying career, a satisfying relationship and all those other facets of life that do get better.
I'm happily married even before reaching the age of 30. I'm a happy and satisfied Mother & Wife.
16. How to fall in love without losing yourself.
It's true that you need to use the mind more than the heart. That way, you will also understand the other person's needs and objectives.
17. How you feel about having kids.
I say, it is the most fulfilling.
18. How to quit a job, break up with a man, and confront a friend without ruining the friendship.
I'm through, done and over with these things.
19. When to try harder and when to walk away.
When you tried everything, and still, it doesn't work. That's the time to walk away.
20. How to kiss in a way that perfectly communicates what you would and wouldn't like to happen next.
Getting harrased. Or forced.
Let me end here. 10 more questions to fill, which is going to be the Part2 of this entry. This tag is open to anybody. Let me know, so I can visit you :D


Azumi's Mum said...

omg i still have 3 years left to reach my 3rd decade of life lol... i swear until now i can't believe or even feel that im almost done with the quarter life crisis....

Happy treinta ate enchi... i believe most of the time better life starts at 30 =)

The Mother said...

Is there a list for when you're about to turn 50 (wait. I didn't just say that. 29. Really)?

SASSY MOM said...

This is a nice read, Enchie! Nice to get to know some things about you.

yummybite said...

hi there! i'm glad i've dropped by your space.

i hope my 30 will be a happy turn-of-age event to me too! well, i still have about 4 years to embrace to.

pehpot said...

9. A resume that is not even the slightest bit padded.
I have my life as a Mother to back up this statement.
-I love this Mommy Ench!

and you what I really love your name.. if I am commenting on your post, it is always that I say your name out loud.. specially Ench. I don't know.. I just love love it..

and by the way (it seems na I ma flooding na with this pero I can't help it talaga.) short advsory lang:
They just made an upgrade on Blogger Following, Google Friends Connect are now being integrated to it. I have been using both features. To prevent any public humiliation on the users, Google set the settings of Blogger following to private. If you have noticed that I am not following you, I already fixed the followers issue.

I hope that it will not affect our blogging relationship.
Have a nice day!

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