May 30

Papaya fun

I get very, very cranky during my birthday. It helps when friends go out of their way to greet me. Turning 35, in particular, is something of a milestone -so much that should have been done, so much still to do, so very much that may never get done.

Then you run across ephemera like this, and you can’t help but smile. Thank you to all who took the time to greet me.

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Did the poor priest ever hear of papaine?


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  1. jobert


    So, I understand that you’re celebrating it in the US! Well, hope you’re having fun over there. One tip if you miss the life here is to just get TFC and tune in on The Buzz. That’s all the news you need to know to feel at home.

    Oh… and don’t tell me you brought along something as important as that card with you on the trip.

    Again, maany happy returns of the day! (Is that the right greeting?)

  2. mlq3

    Thanks. No, I was in the States two weeks ago. I got home a week ago, it was a very short trip. Thanks for the birthday wishes!

  3. batjay

    happy birthday bossing. muntik mo nang maging ka birthday ang mommy ko. she turns 81 today. that makes your 35 look like you were just born yesterday, so don’t get cranky.

  4. mlq3

    Thank you! My mom said the same thing (she’s 78): “I’m so far ahead of you you’ll always be very young to me!”

  5. Paul

    Happy birthday too! Don’t forget to blow out all the candles on your cake.

  6. mlq3

    Thanks, Paul. Oddly enough, I didn’t have a birthday cake. We had Chinese food.

  7. Paul

    Oh well, then I hope noodles was on the menu 🙂

  8. jdavies

    Happy Birthday!

    At first glance I thought the card was the packaging for a papaya soap! What a prize find!

  9. mlq3

    Thanks! Funny, no?

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