Birthday surprise!

A good birthday, in my opinion, is when you’re surrounded by friends and family. And though I missed out on the ‘family’ part of it last night, the ‘friends’ part more than compensated for it.
Yesterday, I turned 18. THE age to be. It should have been a momentous occasion. It probably would have been. Only, I didn’t let it be.

I spent most of the afternoon in my room, refusing to socialise. After two months in a foreign place, I was finally feeling the blues. Finally truly missing home. On my birthday. Perfect timing.

By evening, all I had managed to obtain was some sympathy from close friends and a splitting headache. But what followed after drove the headache from my mind completely.

A surprise celebration! Complete with an awesome cake (how can anybody resist chocolate cake??? Sigh…), nachos (don’t get me started on those!) and a band of close friends (who, by the way, had tricked me into believing that they wouldn’t be able to see me that day because they had exams…cunning devils!), I had the most perfect birthday anybody could hope for.

What surprises me is that I’ve known these ‘friends’ for less than 2 months now. Less than 60 days. And they’ve already become as close as family. Funny how life works sometimes…

I cried today; I laughed today. I felt miserable; I also felt very loved today. But that doesn’t matter. All that matters is that I’m 18 and I have the most amazing bunch of friends.

And I’m happy.


11 thoughts on “Birthday surprise!

  1. Clueless October 25, 2005 / 6:36 pm

    #Raji,yeah, i know…but u know what? the subject’s really starting to grow on me…i find myself looking forward to the classes!! :)#ann@,hehe…great to have u arnd too, dudette!! :D#anonymous,haha…will keep that in mind, dude!! oops…dudette!! πŸ˜‰

  2. Anonymous October 25, 2005 / 6:20 pm

    We r a bunch of cunning devils don’t worry !!! And u have to live with these devils for 7 yrs!! So b prepared…and for God’s sake many times do I have to tell u that its dudette for a girl and not dude ??? πŸ˜‰

  3. AnN@ October 13, 2005 / 11:56 am

    hey Anusha!now i know u blog πŸ™‚ so glad u had a great bday party! i’m so happy 2 have you dudettes ard! makes staying in PGP so much fun πŸ˜‰

  4. Raji October 10, 2005 / 9:36 pm

    Hey anusha..your birthday sure does sound very well celebrated.. Exciting to know that u r just a day away from me!But sigh..the month of September has gona past and we both find ourselves mugging for a subject that is out of this world!!!!Raji

  5. Clueless September 27, 2005 / 6:07 pm

    haha…:Danything for cake, dude!! πŸ˜€

  6. puttas September 27, 2005 / 5:35 pm

    dont ever ever believe us when we say that we wont come to meet you on your birthday…btw if we say that u can probably guess that there is a surprise party!!!!Anyway Happy Birthday once again… and shall we get that chocolate cake just like that when we next go to clementi…wotsay machogirl

  7. viv September 27, 2005 / 5:20 pm

    // i try and make use of all the time i’ve got with my uni ‘family’ right nowtell me about it!but yeah, from what I know, they’re the sweetest bunch of people. That’s very nice indeed πŸ™‚

  8. Clueless September 26, 2005 / 4:49 pm

    hehe…you’re both right…i try and make use of all the time i’ve got with my uni ‘family’ right now…cuz u never know when u might not get a chance to see them again!!

  9. sowmya September 26, 2005 / 4:44 pm

    great going anu!! dont talk to me abt surprise bday celebrations…i had enuf of those on my bday!! and boy do they make u feel good….i totally get what u mean. dont miss home too much sweetie…u have a great bunch of ppl acting as pseudo-family for the time being…just enjoy being with them!!cheers

  10. Macho Girl September 26, 2005 / 4:41 pm

    Sounds like an amazong birthday!!! i know how it is be blue on ur b’day sometimes.. it happened to me last time.. But i totally agree with u that being surrounded by ppl who truly care abt u makes a huge difference!!!

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