Saturday, August 8, 2020

Mimosa Pudica

This plant is known for its shrinking reaction to contact.

The compound leaves fold inward and droop when touched or shaken, defending themselves from harm, and re-open a few minutes later.

The species is known by numerous common names including sensitive plant, humble plant, shameplant, and touch-me-not.

In our language, it is commonly known as "makahiya".

The closest people to me know I am bad at socializing.

Similar to Mimosa Pudica, I shrink when I come in contact with other people.

It also takes time for me to open up, and should you succeed, you better take good care of it because if not, just like the Mimosa, I will fold and droop to protect myself from harm and stress, and will become distant, and will take time to re-open myself again.

I have been like this for 28 years.

This has become my habit.

But I am not ashamed of it.

All of us have a different response to situations, and this is how I do it.

The foliage closes during darkness and reopens in light.

That is a cycle.

I do have my ups and downs.

The darkness is very stressful, it makes me feel uncertain and question life.

But I like it when it's dark because it makes me focus on where the Light is coming from so even if I cannot see the road I am taking in, my eyes are fixed to the Light that guides me.

I am talking gibberish things right now.

But in summary, I just want to say that....

Hey! It's my birthday!!!! 🥳

Even though I cannot celebrate physically with everyone I care about, thanks to technology, we find ways.

The celebration actually already started yesterday as my boyfriend surprised me with food delivery.

Who would have expected a surprise a day early from my birthday?

But actually, he did it last year as well. 😆

The food surprise for this year came in handy.

We waited until 12:00 AM to blow the cake candle.

Take note, "waited to blow the cake candle", not "waited until 12:00 AM to eat the cake", so as you can see, bawas na siya. 😂

My client also sent me a gift in advance yesterday.😍 (Thank you very much 🙇)

I am torn on which item to use it to, steam mops, air fryer or juicer? 

My birthday is not displayed on my social media accounts, so social media friends won't get notified about it.

That makes the greetings more personal for me. 😊

It's been raining these past few days, and it is cloudy today as well.

I wonder how we'll celebrate and spend the rest of the day.

But I am very grateful to those who remembered and have taken the time to greet me from different platforms!

You might as well help me fulfill the steam mop, air fryer, and juicer, so I won't be torn in deciding right? Just kidding.😝

That's all for now.

I need to make the most out of my day today so I will update more here next time!


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