Saturday, November 15, 2008

Birthday reflections

Hi Hi my dear sisters ...... I am never big on occasions - birthdays, anniversaries. It may sound corny, but I really think if you are happy, then everyday is a celebration. Hehe having said that, I can't keep quiet about my birthday today as this is my very first birthday in Japan, a country which I love dearly.

I read this list recently sent from Coco which I like to share with you. I have edited some of it :

1. When you wake up in the morning complete the following statement : My purpose today is to __________. I am thankful for ______________.

2. Sit in silence for at least 10 minutes each day. Talk to God about what is going on in your life.

3. Take a 30 minute walk every day. And while you walk, smile and say ‘Hi’ to people you meet.

4. Try to make at least three people smile each day.

5. Drink green tea and plenty of water.

6. Eat more foods that grow on trees and plants.

7. Don't waste your precious energy on gossip, issues of the past, negative thoughts or things you cannot control.

8. Don't take yourself so seriously. No one else does.

9. Make peace with your past so it won't spoil the present.

10. Don't compare your life to others. You have no idea what their journey is all about.

11. What other people think of you, who cares?

12. Envy is a waste of time. You already have all you need.

13. GOD heals everything - but you have to ask Him.

14. When you are feeling down, start listing your many blessings. You'll be amazed how truly blessed you are.

15. Each night before you go to bed complete the following statements : Today I accomplished _________. I am thankful for __________.

Hehe, you wouldn't think I will leave without adding my own 2 cents worth, do you?

16. My daily dose of Bae supplements has kept my spirit young and healthy more than all the vitamins, calcium, glucosamines all combined.

17. My knowing Yong Joon has opened up my eyes to see a more beautiful, harmonious and hopeful world.

18. My admiration for Yong Joon has driven my rusty brain to think, learn, be passionate and try my best.

19. Hehe, my obsession with Yong Joon has flourished my life with the warmth, love and laughter from my dear Bae sisters (and also gained one major rival 'my chinggu' whom will not give up her fight with me over HRH until all our hair is pulled out!)

Thank you Yong Joon and my dear sisters for entering my life. Thank you my family and TO friends for always loving me unconditionally. May we all live with the purity of a child, courage of an adolescent, the charm of an adult and the wisdom of the aged. Have a great weekend!


gosijo said...

Dear Jaime,

I particularly like your numbers 17 & 18. They remind me of discussions we've had here in your blog and elsewhere with bae sisters about balance. I've come to think that the journeys we've embarked upon, following our 'hero's' bright light, is a really tricky thing. It's so easy to get blinded and leave it at that. Congrats on finding the wisdom to be illuminated as well and thank you for sharing that journey, your moments of dazzlement as well as those of insight, with us.

And, of course, Happy Birthday, dear wuri Jaime!

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime,

Happy birthday!

Love always,

P.S. I like all your numbers (16 to 19).

Anonymous said...

Dearest Jaime:
It is my good fortune to know you through your blog site on Bae Yong Joon. Happy Birthday. May the Almighty grant you all the desires of your heart.
Sarang Hamnida,
josephine pasricha

Jos said...

Dear Jaime,

Happy Birthday, Jaime.
I am gonna quote someone "Be Happy Always". Doesn't this always sound so familiar.

Blessing you,

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Girl
yes girl
never forget that
young at heart
young in spirit
happy to be alive
I hope God grants your deepest wish
and gives you many years of health,love and happines.


CC said...

Dearest Jaime,

I admit this was just downright freaky!! I sent you that ecard earlier today (it's still the 15th here in L.A.) without reading your blog or knowing it was your birthday --- you can thank RSW!!
I think he was definitely sending me vibes to contact you!!!

Let me add "Happy Birthday Dearest Jaime". Wishing you a year filled with good health and happiness each and every day.

By the way, there was not enough room on the ecard to write that all the traits it mentioned "Think kindly, act gently, care deeply, give freely" reminded me of you and so many of the baesisters.

Love & Hugs,

Anonymous said...


Otanjobi omedetou gozaimasu!! Happy first birthday in Japan. May your days will be filled with joy and laughter.

I especially love the last part, "
May we all live with the purity of a child, courage of an adolescent, the charm of an adult and the wisdom of the aged"- this is what our HRH is, and what I really wish to be.

cloud nine

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime

Happy Birthday

May you always be healthy and happy.

S'pore fan

Anonymous said...


Happy Birthday dearie and I also love numbers 16 to 19!Now that our non-stop rivalry is formally announced, I do hope that from this day on I do not need to watch my back daily(???) for some unannounced attack, hhehehehehhe!

Since knowing you through HRH, my life hasn't been the same boring round-the-clock duties. Each day have been most enjoyable esp. when you post new & hilarious topics for all of us to enjoy. Having you in our tiny covenette has added lots of zest and enlightening views that have been so helpful in our daily stuffs.

Please be the same Jaime and Chinggu that we have known since day one and rest assured that you can always lean on us especially me(in the kitchen & cooking department, hahhahahah!). We love you so much and will keep on loving you til we meet and carry out our long overdue battle, heheheheheheh!

Love yah!


flowerbossa said...

Otanjobi omedeto gozaimuasu, Jaime-san!

Arigato for sharing your wonderful insight with us along with the 'already complete list'!

It's always good to see you enjoying your life here in Japan.

If we'd known about your birthday last week, we could of celebrated it at Rai-tei!

Hope you had a happy day with your family & friends^^


jaime said...

My dearest gosijo,

Knowing and meeting you in person is one of my great comfort in this BYJ journey. I really feel proud that I am from the same city as you. Your observation, insights and writing never cease to give me pleasure. Thank you for writing to me.

love ... Jaime

jaime said...

Hi Hi Ivy,

Nice to hear from you here. Planning any visit to Baeland lately? I'll see u when I go home, ok?

love .. jaime

jaime said...

Dear Josephine,

It's my good fortune to be able to read about your perspective in life and with BYJ. Thank you for sharing your knowledge with me. Hope you are doing fine in your new country. It always takes some time to adjust to a new environment. Please take care!

love .... jaime

jaime said...

Hi dear Jos,

Hahaha yes, I still remember we were saying "Please always be healthy and happy" in Korean while you gals were here. Thank you and same to you too :) Take care!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

My dear moontime,

Thank you for your kind wish. Yes, let's remind each other to be young and happy at heart, ok? Hehe, how can we not be when we have HRH and each other?

Love ... Jaime

jaime said...

Hi Hi my dear CC,

Long Time no Talk!!! We miss you here! Really?! Silly me, I thought your e-card was a birthday card! Hahaha, that's definitely from RSW! Thank you thank you for thinking about me and took the effort to send me a nice card. To confess, I haven't tried to look for RSW or his news since I arrived. I know he always come here to Tokyo and probably lives close to me too. But our HRH is a big distraction, I can't do much of anything else besides staring at his handsome face. Hehe, are you the same?

I really miss the fun and laughter we had when you were here. Any plan to come back soon? Please keep in touch!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Oh dear cloudnine nim,

Jaime-sama? Hahaha, I am definitely not qualified for such an honorific address. But do we use it for people on their birthdays? Hehe, I think you possess all the qualities in that last sentence - purity, courage, charm and wisdom and I am sure all the sisters who know you can attest to that. Thank you for your greetings and I'll reply to your email soon.

love ... Jaime

jaime said...

Dear S'pore fan,

Thank you for dropping me a line, I really appreciate it. Hehe usually I keep my B-day very low key, but this year it's very special to me :)

love ... Jaime

jaime said...

Hahaha chinggu,

bring it on! A year has passed and I may be getting older, weaker and more forgetful. Eventhough you have all the advantages over me - youth, beauty, energy, wit and that desirable culinary skills, but for the ultimate fight for HRH, I will grind up every shred of my tiny brain to drum up all the evil stepsister's tricks. So , don't get too comfortable yet, wait for my next round, ok?

love much much ... jaime

jaime said...

dear flowerbossa,

Thank you so much for your kind wishes. To be very honest, I truly enjoy the time I spent with you sisters. This is already a great blessing for me. Hehe, what more could I ask for? My biggest gift is knowing BYJ and living in a country with so many wonderful women who love him so much :)

Please take care!

love ... Jaime

Anonymous said...

Hahahahaha, Chinggu! you are now forgetful too?!!!!! Awww, welcome to my turf! What a relief to know that I am not alone in my early AD signs.hehehehh!

Love you.

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Jaime! Hope that your special day has been what it is meant to be: a very special day!

Being a baebie, I am not quite there yet for items 16 & 19 on your list, but, items 17 & 18, oh yes, me too!

Do take care!

-- touched

Anonymous said...

Happy Belated Birthday Dear Jaime,

Wishing you many many more happier ones !!!
I agree with your 16 - 19 and coco's 10 & 11.


bb said...

oh shucks, i'm late i'm late i'm late!! but hey, believe me, my wishes for you are as sincere and true as the others', ya? :p

here's wishing you a big fat happy birthday, and yes, many many many happy returns! love and laugh always :)

p.s. so you're a scorpio! did you know that my best-est pals (and my dad as well) are all of this same zodiac sign? and hehe, they say me get along famously with scorpios!!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Jaime ! i realy like your last sentence . I never ever imagine one Artist able to inspire so many talented fans like this , you are doing the wonderful Art works , i
wonder if Mr BYJ realy lucky ? ha ha ha.

jaime said...

Hi Hi touched,

thank you for your message. Hehe, maybe you are right. The daily dose of Bae supplements is quite addictive. Better take it only when we are on vacation :)

love ... jaime

jaime said...

dear Yee,

I agree with you. I especially like #10 - 'You have no idea what their journey is all about'. Every person has his/her own blessings and cross to bear. Like Yong Joon, he is loved by many but also bears heavy burden of responsibilities.
Thanks for your greetings. pls take care!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

hehe princess,

thank you thank you and no worry la, I don't even celebrate much myself. So can I assume that you are Aquarius? Hehe me too, getting along well w/ Aquarius :) well, I'd better be, my son is under that sign too.

It's funny people have the impression that Scorpions are mysterious, but so far all the Scorpions I know are open, gentle and sincere. I have to knock on the head of whichever astrologist who came up with the 'mysterious' thingy.

love .. jaime

Anonymous said...

Belated Happy birthday!!

I wish you very best of everything for many years to come. And may your days will be filled with many happy moments and love.

I received the same list from my dear friend very recently, and I was going to share with my friends and bae-sisters. I wonder where is the origin of the list........

Hope to see you soon!
Please do take care.


jaime said...

Hi Anonymous,

Thank you for your kind words. Hehe, I think our relationship with BYJ is 2-ways. we draw on his strength and he draws from ours too. Yong Joon always keeps his family in mind and in his life. Thanks for writing to me.

regards ... jaime

jaime said...

dear baba-san,

So nice to hear from you. I hope the California is not affecting you, my thoughts is with our dear jillie.

Thank you for your greetings and I can't wait to see you in Decemeber. I am sure you have a lot of stories to tell us. Please take care!

love love ... jaime

Layla said...

Oh no....i'm so late in wishing u "Happy Belated Birthday Jamie"...but as the old saying, it's better late than never, right? wish is that this yr is better than last yr and life treats u well....take care....

phuong said...

Happy Birthday Jaime ! i really like your last sentence . It seems like you have a lot of fun as Baesisters .
I can not imagine one single artist
able to bring joy and to inspire so
many talented fans , your guy Art works are so amazing , it make me wonder if he is the lucky one ! Anyway , please take good care of yourself , stay healthy and most of all keep provide us more wonderful articles relating to our
prince , thanks.

Anonymous said...

Dear Jaime,

Belated Happy Birthday!!

Hope my greetings is not so late..

Love reading your Birthday reflection specially 16-19 and I am so glad that I have meet people like you and the rest of my bae family who can share their precious time because of love for one man. Hope someday I will be able to meet you and he rest.

Well since it's your bday. Let me wish yo happiness and good health.



jaime said...

Hi Layla,

Thank you for your well wishes. Hehe, you're not late, I'm always here!

regards ... Jaime

jaime said...

Hi Hi phuong,

Your are too kind. Yong Joon is the one who inspires and drives us to try our best and live our lives fully everyday. I know so many mommy and grandmommy generations' fans are still so active and full of life, all owe it to him. Thanks for your greetings!

love ... jaime

jaime said...

Hi dear jelen,

Thank you for visiting me again! Hehe, I hope you will have a chance to visit Korea and Japan soon. They mean so special especially you are a Bae fan now. Please take care!

love ... jaime

bb said...

hee... me no aquarius... (sorry...?) :p

vegas said...

My Dear Jaime!

Happy Belated Birthday!



I am very sorry for this late birthday wish for you. I trust you had a wonderful day.

I love what you posted - all 19 of them!

HI to all the lovely Bae sisters above!

Cheers to you my dear friend and may you have a wonderful, healthy, happy and BAE-utiful year!

hugs and love to you!

jaime said...

Hi dear vegas,

So good to hear from you. You know, actually I thought about you yesterday as we haven't heard frm you lately. Please don't worry about being late, thank you thank you. I'll send you an email, ok?

love .. jaime

Anonymous said...

Dear jaime,

Belated happy birthday in Japan.

I'm glad to have got to know you

through YJ.

Following the precious tips in

life,I'd like to lead a productive

day as much as possible !!

The cold weather is expected

tomorrow.Please take care !!


Layla said...

Dear Jamie,

Thank u so much for the cute photos...tell u the truth, i haven't watch april snow yet...wanna why? because there are "heavy scenes" he played which i'm not comfortable watching....hehehe ....selfish me...well, i've always potrays him as a well-behaved, polite kinna, u know what i meant...
One more thing, i've read bb's story on the "who wants to marry BYJ" that true Jamie, that Korean women has to do that especially if you r to marry an eldest son?....R u a korean Jamie?

vegas said...

My dear Jaime!

I got your email. Thank you!
Please check your email as I have replied to you!


jaime said...

Dear moichan,

so nice to hear from you again. Thank you for your greetings. I already admire you for leading such a productive life. Please also take care!

love .. jaime

jaime said...

Hi HI Layla,

really? you haven't watched AS yet? actually, he portrayed a responsible tolerant husband there. The 'heavy' scenes are, well, I am also very puzzled at how daring YJ is in movies. Just like Untold Scandal, such a departure from his drama days. But I guess that's the difference with movies, you can afford to venture into new grounds. Hehe, don't worry, only watch it when you are ready, ok? :)

Hehe, I actually had a headache just by reading the list of things a wife has to do in a Korean family! Dear, I am not a Korean. I am from Hong Kong, raised in Canada and now living in Tokyo. If I had a chance, I love to live in Korea just to experience how Yong Joon lives too :)

love .. .jaime

Layla said...

Hi Jamie....

Thanks for the info abt you...i dont know from where did i get info that u r from Korea...hehehe...sorry...i must be dreaming abt him again. So, u r in Tokyo, in that case, u must be lucky to get all the things/goodies on BYJ...for example the diary and the book etc...
Comparing his character in twssg, ws, as etc, i love damdeuk....the way he swing himself and a guy....anyway love him lots and lots....thanks Jamie for all the lovely photos esp the peeping chest....hehehe....

jaime said...

Hi Layla,

Hehe I guess you are right. There is a lot of Yong Joon's goods and events in Japan. The Japanese family definitely keeps the Yonsama fire burning here. I never thought I would say this, but I am getting more selective on Yong Joon's goods now because there are so much out there :)

love ... jaime