An Open Letter to “Happy Birthday” girl

Hi young lady, it’s been awhile since we played together. I guess it’s true saying “You missed people when you are no longer with them” because I have been missing you these days. Been wondered what are you doing? I wondered how tall are you? I wondered if you still recognized me even I knew that’s a bit too much, but yeah, that’s what I’m thinking.

There were times when I scolded you because of a simple mistake you did, without thinking it might be because you were curious but I still scolded you. I, also remembered when you tried to get my attention by doing something stupid, instead of understanding the situation I choose to ignore you more and yeah, I feel bad for those actions.

An Open Letter to "Happy Birthday" girl

Hi young lady, I’m thankful for knowing you and let you passed my life. You were the cure over my struggle. At one point of my life, I believed God sent you, or it would be right if I say He sent me to you. Among all medicines, He chooses a very simple one, a child to heal me. You probably not the cute one if the meaning of cute refers to the white and funny one. Since for me, with your curly black hair, your black skin and your innocent behavior, you were an angel at least for me.

I loved when you were screaming at me because I was running apart from you. That sounded bad, but that moment made me feel there was someone to hold onto me for protection. Somehow I felt being needed by someone. I also liked when you hold my hand and dragged me into the playground, then asked me to play with you. I felt I wasn’t alone because I had a friend. Even I tried hard to teach you how to speak. Somehow I liked when you couldn’t speak clearly, you know why? Because you were the best listener to my talking without complains, interrupts and even critics. You just listened into what I say.


Dear “Happy birthday” girl, Thank you for sang that song everyday. No one birthday tough, but you still sang that song every time you saw a fire. The best lesson from it was “if there is a fire (problem or struggle), sing happy birthday means we should always be happy”.

Dear “Happy birthday” girl, through you, I learned about one most important thing. We, grown up should learn to easily forget and easily forgive which that is one of the most difficult lessons to do.

Your smiles, your hugs, your laugh, your songs, even your tears were the best cure ever. I never feel regret to know you. We are not a blood-relation though. Yet, I have admit that I once loved an amazing little girl who never tired of playing the whole day.


Gosh, your number one fans


I am a language trainer based in Jakarta, Indonesia. I love traveling, like a lot. I enjoy walking around, language immersion in different places, have a cup of coffee at some unfamiliar coffee shop, embrace the history or art in many different museums. I love coming across people and blending with new culture. I like having conversations with new people, blogging the stories and inspire people.

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