Almost 30
28th May 2015
birthdays, family, homelife, life, memories, thoughts | 2 comments

Wow. Almost the end of May and it’s almost June!! 19 more days until my birthday! I’m turning the big 3-0. I’m somewhat indifferent about it. As much as I say “age ain’t nothing but a number”, it’s still hard to believe sometimes that I’m going to be 30. At least I don’t look 30 LOL. People still think I’m 25 but that’s Asian genes for you. If you think I look young, you should see my Mom. That lady does not look like she could be close to 60. She gets carded at the casino because they think she has a fake senior’s discount card. Oh life. I guess I got my mother’s genes (well I guess my dad too – he looks very young for his age as well) and it doesn’t help that I pretty could look my mom’s twin. Everyone thinks I’m her younger sister for the most part. Kudos to my mom for that. I love my mom.

Anyways, I don’t feel any different being close to 30. Of course, there’s the joke that you start to feel like an old person once you are past 25. I agree with that LOL. I mean, I can’t stay up at late anymore. I think just last year, I was up until 4am one night and I have to say … I just can’t see myself doing that ever again. I just don’t have the energy for that kind of thing anymore. It is crazy to think though that back in my early twenties, staying up til 2am/4am was NOTHING. I could do it every weekend no problem and still have energy to do many other things. It really shows that aging really does change your lifestyle habits no matter how good you feel or how you think nothing has changed you. Yes, I admit now to the more occurring back aches, fatigue, “can’t stay up past 11pm” syndrome.

My mom always said to me, “you think you can handle things now like smoking and staying up until the very late hours but you wait. Once you hit a certain older age, it will come back to haunt you. You will start to feel everything you did to your body back in the day like it’s revenging on you”.

Well played, Mom.

I am looking forward to my birthday though. I haven’t planned anything special. As I got older, celebrating my birthday with big parties and such hasn’t interested me much. I was always happy to just call up my closest friends and have an intimate dinner at a restaurant somewhere which I might just do this time around again. I know my husband is going to be taking me out to this restaurant in the States that I have been wanting to try for a while now. His family might come along too since his mom’s birthday is the day before mine so it will be fun!!!

2 Responses to “Almost 30”

  1. Michelle says:

    That’s what my mom used to say too, and kind of what I realized. You can’t do things that you did in your youth. I’ll be 26 in August. Happy early birthday!

  2. Cat says:

    I turned 30 this year, but like you, I don’t look it, haha. Someone recently asked if I was still in college, so I guess that’s a good thing. I’m such a night owl though. I still stay up late, but I don’t have the energy to go to bars and party and stuff anymore. I just want to go home and be as lazy as possible!

    I don’t do parties for my birthday anymore either. I just like having a nice dinner with my husband, family, and close friends 🙂 I hope you have an awesome birthday!

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