More Than Just My Birthday

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I know very well not everyone take his or her birthday seriously, but I’m quite the opposite. Birthday has always been a big thing to me. It is not only my birthday, but also a day to appreciate my parents bringing me to this beautiful world. Obviously, it is not the only day I appreciate it but it just has a special meaning.

I celebrate my birthday each year as usual, but somehow I just wanted to make it extra special last year and thus I decided blogging. It was one of the best decisions I have ever made. I got to know all of you my amazing friends who give me love and support through ups and downs of my life. Taking your time to read, comment, like, and even send me personal emails. I know it can be very time-consuming, but none of you never stopped doing so because of that. Your support has been my greatest motivation to keep doing what I am doing. This has been an amazing journey for me. It allows me to connect with you through art, photography, and stories. Most importantly, it allows me to stay true to who I am.

Although it is my birthday today, it is no longer my birthday. I would like to make it our birthday as to thank each of you (my fellow bloggers and Instagram friends) for all your love and support.

Let’s get the birthday celebration started!!! πŸ˜‰ Shall we?

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My mum started celebrating my birthday by giving me “red eggs” and red pockets for a few years already. It is a very traditional way to celebrate birthday in Chinese culture. She usually places it in front of my room door so that I can feel the joy of it early in the morning. As we are celebrating our birthday together, please come and take a bite. Don’t forget to take your red pockets! πŸ˜‰

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The best part of the traditional birthday celebration this year is the birthday note my mum left me. “Wish you (piggy younger sister) a happy birthday and a good health!”, written by piggy mama. I always call my mum piggy mama, but never thought she would take it seriously. How cute she is!!! πŸ™‚

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Well, it’s my birthday so how can I not to treat myself with a nice birthday gift especially when I haven’t created any digital art pieces for a long time?!?!?

I would like to stick to the birthday theme “red” and thus the art piece I created was mainly covered with a red color. Also, the color of red often symbolizes luck and joy in our culture. I think it’s perfect to wish myself/you a wonderful year with good luck and joy. What makes even more special was the original photo itself. It was taken during my Porto trip, which I see it as a trip of “dream comes true”. Using this particular photo as a base for creating this digital art is to advocate the positive thoughts of “dreams can always come true”. Β With me looking up to intensify the meaning behind the art – hope is always around. Β All these positive meanings were well blended in this art will sure make this year filled with dreams, hope and happiness.

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Apart from birthday gift and celebration, I think it would be awesome to show you how I looked like as a baby. I don’t mind to share it, but please make a promise to me not to laugh at how chubby I was. πŸ˜€ I always ask my mum what she had when she was having me in her belly to make me this chubby. I looked more like a ball than a baby seriously lol. πŸ˜›

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I was not only Β a chubby ball, but also Β a happy baby. I kept eating, laughing and sleeping most of the time.

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I told you that birthday is a big thing to me (to my family and relatives also). Look how excited we were when blowing out all the candles before sharing the birthday cake!

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From left to right – my elder brother, elder cousin brother, younger cousin brother, me

Not only did we like to celebrate birthday together, but we also liked going to the park together. Let me tell you a secret (shh…please don’t tell anyone). I saw my younger cousin brother as my future husband while he saw me as his future wife at that time.Β  Obviously, the dream has remained as a dream. He is already happily married.

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Wish us a wonderful birthday! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

*Sorry for not making this post as cohesive as I can, but I was way too happy and I had no idea what I was doing lol! But well, one thing for sure I would like to give you a big thumb up for being my amazing friends!!! ❀

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40 thoughts on “More Than Just My Birthday

  1. Happy Birthday πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚ Your excitement comes through and catches up. Lovely pictures and the eggs sure look adorable. Hope this day gets better and better. Have a great birthday and a fabulous year ahead

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  2. Happy Birthday Khloe!
    What a wonderful birthday post, with your lovely art work and all the family photos. You were such a cute kid, no wonder you turned out into such a nice lady. πŸ™‚
    Thanks for sharing your special day and enjoy your celebrations πŸ™‚

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    1. Aww thanks a ton for your sweet compliment and wishes!!!😘 Glad you didn’t laugh at how chubby I was as a baby!!!πŸ˜πŸ˜‚ Aww you are too kind to say that!!!πŸ˜πŸ‘πŸ» It’s always my pleasure to share with you guysπŸ˜‰. You’re welcome as always. Have a wonderful weekend ahead!πŸ’•

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  3. η”Ÿζ—₯快乐η₯η¦δ½ θΊ«δ½“ε₯康万事如意。Happy happy birthday Khloe! Cute as a button as a baby and a beautiful dignified lady as an adult! Blessings and Garfield hugs πŸ˜€
    Have a great celebration. Peace and love πŸ™‚

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    1. θ‘·εΏƒε€šθ¬δ½ ηš„η₯η¦! I indeed had a very happy birthday with lots of blessings from you guys!!!πŸ˜πŸ’•πŸ˜ŒπŸ‘πŸ»πŸŽ‰ Aww how sweet you are too say that! I though I was round like button and chubby like a ball as a baby lolπŸ˜‚. A beautiful dignified lady – wow you are seriously kind to say that Garfield!!!😍 Thanks again for your blessings! Super big Garfield hugs back to you muahzZz😘😘😘

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  4. This is simply beautiful ~ I read this and felt so good for you, your family (especially your parents who have such an amazing daughter) and then it really did bring a smile to my face when you shared your birthday with us all. Adorable baby photos, and it seems you’ve grown up to be adorable as well ~ I think this will be your best year yet Khloe, keep chasing your dreams πŸ™‚

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    1. Thanks a lot for your kind words! πŸ˜‰ hahaha hope my parents feel the same! (you know me “trouble maker” lol πŸ˜€ ) Glad to know it actually brings a smile to your face! Feel so good to make people around me happy!!! hahaha Glad you found the chubby ball cute! Not sure if I’m adorable now lol πŸ˜› Yes, I believe so!!! Keep chasing my dreams! (I’ll never stop for sure) Have a great day!

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      1. Hahaha I’ll have to translate the post in Cantonese first before they can understand my feelingsπŸ˜‚. Hahaha “even more adorable adult” – blushingβ˜ΊοΈπŸ˜†. Have a great week ahead!πŸ˜‰

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  5. A very Happy Birthday to you, Khloe, although it’s very belated. I was in Malta when you had your birthday, so completely missed it! I can see you had a wonderful day, and I love the traditional Chinese eggs, and the use of red, Your digital art is superb, and truly fitting for your birthday. And your baby pictures are adorable. You were a very cute and happy little soul. I’m sure your parents are very proud of you.Thank you for sharing your wonderful post. ❀

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    1. Thank you very much Millie!😍😘 Even though it’s belated, I’m thankful to receive your birthday blessings. 😌 Seriously, it’s ok! I totally understand that. Yes, I indeed had a wonderful birthday . Oh yes, I too love those birthday eggs and I think it’s a cute when my mom celebrated my birthday the traditional way.😁 Honestly, I wasn’t thinking to create this digital art at first but then I was like “why not?”. Glad you liked it and it means a lot to meπŸ˜‰! Hahaha I was truly a happy kid who loved to laugh a lot. Hopefully, they do feel it that way (I was pretty naught when I was a kidπŸ˜‚)! You’re welcomeπŸ˜‰. My pleasure to share with you guys as always!

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    1. Now you know what it means in my cultureπŸ˜‰πŸ˜. Aww that’s cool! It is actually your favorite colorπŸ’•!!! Glad you liked seeing my baby pictures heheπŸ˜πŸ˜ƒ! Have a lovely day Sheldon!🌞

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