Another Birthday

A birthday is always another milestone reached in your life. Embrace it!

I am 34 years old young today. I wonder if I am considered being in myย early-30s, or have I reached myย mid-30s?

It does not matter (though I do like to think that I’m still in my early 30’s – that’s the woman in me talking!). I am thankful for being alive. And what’s most important is that I am as old as I feel! And right now I feel great and blessed to have my good health, a loving and supportive family and a loyal group of friends, runners and non-runners alike.

I received countless greetings both on Whatsapp, Facebook and Twitter today. I am deeply touched so thank you so much to everyone who has dropped me a note, I truly appreciate each and everyone of you! Here are some unique greetings from a few runner friends which I thought was particularly sweet.

Farisha drew a greeting for me in the sand while running on a beach in Oman
Ejah also drew and sent me a greeting at Sepang Gold Coast beach after her morning run!
Dyna from the Philippines made this photo montage for me, so incredibly thoughtful!
My friends from Gaited Community got together and signed me a birthday card – which I need to pick up from them at a later day. I regrettably missed this morning’s long distance run! But thank you for your thoughts, dear friends.

My friend Fana from Jakarta made this for me too! Thanks so much sis!

Fana and I met last year in KL after some 8 years since our initial meeting. She is such a lovely person.

This one just blew me away as well, a special shout-out from Helen Susanto and the IndoRunners group, a running group close to my heart!

Shoutout from IndoRunners – I share a special bond with this group!

And now for some shots from the family album:

Received a handsome black Garmin FR10 watch from my family. My FR60 strap broke so this will be new companion on my runs.
This is me and my kid brother Jim (who also happens to be 2012’s Street Luge World Champion!).ย 

My brother and I share the same birth month (his falls on 22nd) and for years we’ve been sharing the same birthday celebrations with our family. This year, the family and I gave him what any sportsman appreciates: compression wear!

Just for giggles, here’s a photo of us from 1988, also from our birthdays. Weren’t we a scream?
Jim and I got a total of 2 homemade cakes, 2 ice cream cakes and 2 dozen cupcakes from our family on our birthday! Well I definitely have to execute some rigorous running to work all of this off. ๐Ÿ™‚
Fairy and the Birthday Run
Squeezed in a birthday run with my new watch, top and wrist band before dusk. 8km of pure sweltering post-rain humidity!!!

Here’s to a magnificent 2013 and beyond! Thank you family and friends, I love you all!

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Hi! I am Fairy from Petaling Jaya, Malaysia - currently residing in Sydney, Australia. This blog contains write-ups on my fitness adventures, whether it's running, swimming, hiking, Zumba, whatever! If I sweat, I write! As a young adult in my twenties, I led a relatively sedentary lifestyle before I had an awakening in 2011. I was overweight by age 30 and finally decided to turn my life around, so I started to reclaim my health back by losing 20 percent of my then body weight by playing dance and fitness video games! I've not looked back since and now happily lead an active lifestyle. If you want to get in touch with me, please email me at fairy[at] or DM me on Instagram @myindo. Thanks for stopping by!

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  1. Fairy…how come we have a lot in common ? ;)) not only birthday apart 1 year and 1 day, my brothers’ falls on 13 of this month as well…
    So yes…my parents threw us birthday party at the same time when we were kids :))
    Ontajoubi omidetou, fairy-san :p
    Wish you run faster and stonger ๐Ÿ˜‰

    1. Hi Kiky, thank you so much for your well wishes. ๐Ÿ™‚ Wow, we do have a lot in common, lol. Hilarious kan that we had to share birthdays with our brothers? Untung the gifts were different, only shared cake. ๐Ÿ˜€

  2. OMG like seriously u r 34th this year, Fairy? *jaw dropped… Couldn’t believe it… U looked so much younger than your age, 24-25yo.. Guess that running a lot is really some sort of rejuvenating therapy for you…

    Happy burpday Fairy… U r definitely will be loved by all your runner friends out there… Just savour this special month of yours to the max… =D

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