21st Birthday Gift, From Vy

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Vy found this piece of memento the other day while driving back from LA. I admitted I forgot about it and was pleasantly surprised when she brought it up. We listened to the curated playlist that she created when writing this letter for me. I was flushed with a mix of emotions - excitement, nostalgia, and a sense of anticipation for the future. We weren’t together back then, but I remember feeling anxious when I received her email. Listening to these songs again after all these years, I realized how lucky I am to have Vy in my life. We have been through many ups and downs, and she has always been my rock, steady and down to earth, the support that I need, and my confidante. Her words gave me the strength and motivation to face life’s challenges with determination and zeal.

It has been a long since that day, but sitting beside her and harmonizing the songs with her fills me with warmth and gratitude. I’m blessed by her love for me. I’m pasting the content of the letter below as a reminder of what she has done for me.

Once upon a time …
We have met for seven years
How did we at such a young age
Meet each other, I don’t even remember how

(Seven years of love - Kyuhyun (Super Junior)) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KJbO-FVeXQ

I’m lucky I’m in love with my best friend
Lucky to have been where I have been

(Lucky - Colbie Marie Caillat)

However …
Can’t swallow our pride
Neither of us wanna raise that flag
If we can’t surrender then we both gonna lose

(Battlefield - Jordin Sparks)

I’m divided in two. Please tell me what should I do?
A part of me says no no no no, and another runs to you

(Divided – Toy Box)

However …
If you’re not the one, then why does my soul feel glad today?
If you’re not the one, then why does my hand fit yours this way?
If you are not mine, then why does your heart return my call?

(If you’re not the one - Daniel Bedingfield)

They said,
“I bet they’ll never make it”
But just look at us holding on
We’re still together still going strong

(You’re still the one - Shania Twain)

I never know what the future brings
But I know you’re here with me now

(If you’re not the one - Daniel Bedingfield)

And then …
You’re half a world away

(Half a world away – Rolf Lovland)

So far away I can hardly make you mine
So long the day you are always on my mind

(By my side – Valentine)

The silence isn’t so bad
‘Til I look at my hands and feel sad
‘Cause the spaces between my fingers
Are right where yours fit perfectly

(Vanilla Twilight – Adam Young (Owl City))

Time passed,
It gave me a simple yearning
Different from what my mind was seeing

(Seven years of love - Kyuhyun (Super Junior)) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KJbO-FVeXQ

I hear you in my dreams
I feel your whisper across the sea

(Lucky - Colbie Marie Caillat)

But in my dreams never try to hold you tight
Don’t wanna awake find you aren’t here by my side

(By my side – Valentine)

During those 3 years spent alone
We contacted each other sometimes
Even if I met someone else again
Even I loved again …

(Seven years of love - Kyuhyun (Super Junior)) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2KJbO-FVeXQ

You’re still the one …

- A collage of nostalgic memories –

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