Life has been good to you so far but expect that it is going to get rough along the way as it had been rough in the yesterdays. When they are, keep your positivity and lose the pessimism- people will relate to that side of you but it does not mean it is good for them, and most of all, you.

Be careful in choosing your friends. Be very careful in giving your trust. Don’t be so naïve as to think that everybody is doing what they do because they care for you, it is not always the case so don’t allow yourself to be taken advantage of. Be very vigilant but stay gracious.

Heed to the guidance of those that truly love you: your family, your long-time friends- they are the ones that are willing to give up their own lives to keep you safe, to protect you from anything, and you know that.

You are the captain of your ship and you don’t need others to influence any of your decisions. If it feels wrong, don’t do it. If you know it’s wrong, don’t go along with it. Be decisive and stand up for people who cannot stand up for themselves. Be their role model. Be their champion.

Always remember, this fairy tale was yours for the taking. And it is all yours to keep.

And from me, well, I go by with Ben Lee when he aptly sung:

“And you gave me a reason

To give you my soul

I’ll give you it all”

So it is that on this day and onwards still, ‘tis the only present that I can give.

Will forever be your fan.

Happy 21st, Nicomaine Dei Capili Mendoza. ~ Vilo