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Nineteen and Beyond

March 25, 2017

Today, I turned 19.

It’s somehow amazing to think that I’ve come this far. Just 19 years ago, my Mom and I are on the brink of breathing our last. The doctor said that there is only a 50-50 percent chance that the both of us would live after my Mom’s caesarean operation. But look at me now – living a well and healthy life blessed with so much love from all the people around me. I really, really feel so fortunate.

For my 18th birthday last year, I chose to spend it in travelling with my Mom and relatives instead of throwing a grandiose debut celebration. We ventured the northern part of the Philippines and I had such an amazing time. I also wouldn’t forget how I made one little boy, who poked me on my back and quietly asked if I wanted to buy his sampaguita, happy because I bought all the flowers he was selling. His smile made me realize that it’s actually the little things that matter most and they’re mostly the ones worth remembering.

Shoes: Call It Spring | Makeup: Maybelline, Sooper Beaute Matte Lipstick

Today, I intend to do the same – celebrate my birthday simply, that is. Besides attending the ASEAN Youth Leaders’ Association-Philippines activity on SDG 101 this afternoon, I am going to watch the film, Beauty and the Beast, with my Mom tonight. We’ll probably eat in a restaurant and go shopping for some new shoes and that’s about it. No grand stuff and whatever. Why? Because through the years of seeing different realities – from meeting with the elite people to going to communities of lesser opportunities, you get to realize that the world is truly unfair. Sometimes, we have to take part in bridging those gaps.

Well, enough with the preaching and stuff. (I’m sorry, I get too emotional in moments like these hahaha! But I hope you guys learned something from me though!) This post is also dedicated to you, my readers. I know, for a fact, that I haven’t lived through life blogging, okay. I wasn’t blogging or writing when I was born. (Duh??? 😂) But it has been a year or so that I have been sharing my life, my skills, and my interests with you and even if I get so inactive at times (ugh huhu i’m sorryyyy), you still always go back to this site and take time to read my posts. That is one of the most special gifts you could ever give me. So thank you, thank you, thank you!

I hope you are living your lives to the fullest, loves. Carpe diem, right? But remember, you only have to look for the little things that move you and ignite you because those are the things that are worth living for.


With love,


What’s the best birthday celebration for you? And when’s your birthday? Who knows, maybe I could greet you personally? 😉

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  • Belated happy birthday, Myrra! I love your skirt and shoes! I’ve been eyeing a shoes like that, but I don’t think I could pull it off. Haha, looks good on you. 🙂 Btw, are you using a Solopine theme? ‘Cause I think we’re using the same theme, haha. Also, thanks for following me on Twitter, now I was able to discover your blog. Hope to read more of your posts soon! 🙂

    • Myrrazen Kate Sabater Consulta

      Hi Dianne! Thank you so much for checking out my blog and for the greetings! I definitely appreciate them 🙂 I bet those shoes will look fab on you, too! And nope, by the way, I’m using the rosemary theme but I noticed the similarity of our themes! Omg blog twins! Hihi. I’m glad to know about you and your blog, too! I’m going to read more of your posts! Yay 🙂

  • Kai

    Hi there! It’s my first time to read on your blog, and thank you for following me on Twitter! Haha now i have a new blog to read 🙂 memories are worth keeping in whatever form of celebration is. Godspeed, girl.


    • Myrrazen Kate Sabater Consulta

      Hello, Kai! You’re welcome, it’s my pleasure to follow you there! Thank you so much for reading my blog. It means a lot to me. God bless!

  • Belated happy birthday, Myrra! I love how this post resonates so much love for your mom. Mothers really are the best! Your 19 and still oh so young. I wish I can go back to being a teenager and do the things I regret passing up on.

    • Myrrazen Kate Sabater Consulta

      Thank you so much, Jamie! I always make sure to be grateful to my Mom because she is my everything 🙂 I wish you the best!