I know neither you nor I speak English as our first language, but there are certain things that can be said only in English. If I were compelled to describe you with a single word, I’m pretty sure that none of the adjectives in the English lexicon would be sufficient to describe you. I might as well have to coin a word exclusively for you.
It was truly a moment of serendipity when I first met you, at Zizi’s place some years back where we had an informal poetry reading session, I never thought then, that we would tag along so well to the point where everyone thinks you’re my girlfriend (without the space Oh!).
It has been my grandest pleasure to be your friend. You are like the weather–unpredictable and sometimes capricious. The most gifted girl I’ve ever met with sense of humour and 99.9 level of naughtiness.
I’ve been mulling about the ways on how to wish you on your 16th and many months anniversary. But like I’ve said, I can muster no words or phrases that could describe how much I feel blessed to have you in my life. May you always wear that smile which makes everyone feel at home. In your presence, on my part, all my troubles seem a distant memory.
In this world, where the word ‘trust’ seems vague, superficial and rare like postcards nowadays, I feel as if I had discovered El Dorado when I met you. No gold can weight your worthiness. You are, as per Camus, a true artist–you never scorn nor hardly judge but always try to understand and reserve your judgements. You are truly a diamond among heaps of gold.
I hope that the heart of the Republic will be kind to you on your special day. I wish you’d nail your presentation like you always do whenever you’re given missions to accomplish. I hope I’ll be able to feel the sweet aroma of your friendship until the day I sing my swan song. I give you all my good wishes and my warmest gratitude. Happy birthday, have not just a blast but a sublime explosion.