Monday, November 3, 2008

The BIG Three-O!

I'm thirty years old today and not worried at all. Why would I be? Yes, I'm a year older, but, it also means that I have another year to look forward to. The last 29 years have been good. Not perfect, but the way I just wanted it to be.

My 30th year started with a surprise. I was roused at exactly 12 midnight by my husband Jowell, sisters Chelly and Bru, brother Eboy, and my sister's boyfriend Mhieko's cheerful singing of "Happy Birthday". They even had a cake with a single candle lit. I feel so blessed and loved.
Aside from the singing and the cake, there was pizza and ice cream. The handa was truly simple, but I truly appreciated it. Before that kasi, at around 7PM last night, I was saying to Jowell that this will be the first birthday that I will have no handa. And 4 hours later, there we are, gathered at the dining table and sharing my husband's humble gift to me. I will forever cherish that moment as it was the nth time I fell in love all over again with my husband.


The giddy husband.


No superstitions, please. It's only because I moved too soon. :P


Midnight snack courtesy of my number 1 man.


My cake in my favorite color. Yum!

We still have no plans for later. Maybe more surprises, eh!

(Note: Indeed, there was more! Jowell bought palabok, roasted chicken, and pata hamon for dinner. Yum!!!)

And yes, it's ok to be 30 as long as you look 20! Hahaha.

Some random facts on my birthday.
3 November 1978

Your date of conception was on or about 10 February 1978 which was a Friday.

You were born on a Friday
under the astrological sign Scorpio.
Your Life path number is 3.

Your fortune cookie reads:
When you speak honestly and openly, others truly listen to you.

Life Path Compatibility:
You are most compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 3, 6 & 9.
You should get along well with those with the Life Path numbers 1, 2, 5 & 11.
You are least compatible with those with the Life Path numbers 4, 7, 8 & 22.

The Julian calendar date of your birth is 2443815.5.
The golden number for 1978 is 3.
The epact number for 1978 is 21.
The year 1978 was not a leap year.

Your birthday falls into the Chinese year beginning 2/7/1978 and ending 1/27/1979.
You were born in the Chinese year of the Horse.

Your Native American Zodiac sign is Snake; your plant is Thistle.

You were born in the Egyptian month of Tyby, the first month of the season of Poret (Emergence - Fertile soil).

Your date of birth on the Hebrew calendar is 3 Heshvan 5739.
Or if you were born after sundown then the date is 4 Heshvan 5739.

The Mayan Calendar long count date of your birthday is 12.18.5.6.11 which is
12 baktun 18 katun 5 tun 6 uinal 11 kin

The Hijra (Islamic Calendar) date of your birth is Friday, 2 Dhi'l-Hijjih 1398 (1398-12-2).

The date of Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 26 March 1978.
The date of Orthodox Easter on your birth year was Sunday, 30 April 1978.
The date of Ash Wednesday (the first day of Lent) on your birth year was Wednesday 8 February 1978.
The date of Whitsun (Pentecost Sunday) in the year of your birth was Sunday 14 May 1978.
The date of Whisuntide in the year of your birth was Sunday 21 May 1978.
The date of Rosh Hashanah in the year of your birth was Monday, 2 October 1978.
The date of Passover in the year of your birth was Saturday, 22 April 1978.
The date of Mardi Gras on your birth year was Tuesday 7 February 1978.

As of 11/5/2008 10:02:57 AM EST
You are 30 years old.
You are 360 months old.
You are 1,566 weeks old.
You are 10,960 days old.
You are 263,050 hours old.
You are 15,783,002 minutes old.
You are 946,980,177 seconds old.

Celebrities who share your birthday:

Dolph Lundgren (1959)Adam Ant (1954)Kate Capshaw (1953)
Dennis Miller (1953)Roseanne (1952)Ken Berry (1933)
Michael Dukakis (1933)Charles Bronson (1921)

Top songs of 1978
Night Fever by Bee GeesShadow Dancing by Andy Gibb
Le Freak by ChicStayin' Alive by Bee Gees
Kiss You All Over by ExileBoogie Oogie Oogie by A Taste of Honey
Baby Come Back by PlayerMacArthur Park by Donna Summer
Thicker Than Water by Andy GibbThree Times a Lady by Commodores

Your age is the equivalent of a dog that is 4.28962818003914 years old. (You're still chasing cats!)

Your lucky day is Tuesday.
Your lucky number is 9 & 11.
Your ruling planet(s) is Mars & Pluto.
Your lucky dates are 1st, 10th, 19th, 28th.
Your opposition sign is Taurus.
Your opposition number(s) is 6.

Today is not one of your lucky days!

There are 363 days till your next birthday
on which your cake will have 31 candles.

Those 31 candles produce 31 BTUs,
or 7,812 calories of heat (that's only 7.8120 food Calories!) .
You can boil 3.54 US ounces of water with that many candles.

In 1978 there were approximately 3.1 million births in the US.
In 1978 the US population was approximately 203,302,031 people, 57.4 persons per square mile.
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 2,152,662 marriages (10.1%) and 1,036,000 divorces (4.9%)
In 1978 in the US there were approximately 1,921,000 deaths (9.5 per 1000)
In the US a new person is born approximately every 8 seconds.
In the US one person dies approximately every 12 seconds.

In 1978 the population of Australia was approximately 14,430,830.
In 1978 there were approximately 224,181 births in Australia.
In 1978 in Australia there were approximately 102,958 marriages and 40,608 divorces.
In 1978 in Australia there were approximately 108,425 deaths.


Your birthstone is Citrine

The Mystical properties of Citrine

Citrine is said to help one connect with Spirit.
Some lists consider these stones to be your birthstone. (Birthstone lists come from Jewelers, Tibet, Ayurvedic Indian medicine, and other sources)
Yellow Topaz, Pearl, Diamond

Your birth tree is
Walnut Tree, the Passion

Unrelenting, strange and full of contrasts, often egoistic, aggressive, noble, broad horizon, unexpected reactions, spontaneous, unlimited ambition, no flexibility, difficult and uncommon partner, not always liked but often admired, ingenious strategist, very jealous and passionate, no compromises.


There are 50 days till Christmas 2008!
There are 63 days till Orthodox Christmas!

The moon's phase on the day you were
born was waxing crescent.


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