My Birthday Surprise Children's (大人向け 英語版 )
My Birthday Surprise
was created especially for
Miki F Maya
I love Miki! We were always friends
Yes, it was birthday time
again, Janary 31. Miki Maya of
Nerimaku, had reached yet another
major plateau in her life - age 30.
Miki was a high flier, a born
leader, and a man of many
accomplishments. There was no
doubt about it - Miki was a legend
in her own mind.
Mire,Mai and Makoto had
planned a big birthday bash for
Miki this year. Hand-written
invitations had been sent to all
Fortunately for Mire,Mai and Makoto
, the job had been very
easy. Only a few invitations had
to be written.
Mire,Mai and Makoto had spent
a lot of time developing a theme
for this special birthday party.
The ten keys to success
in your life
Obviously, the theme was a
very popular one. The party room
Mire,Mai and Makoto started
her success story by explaining that
the path Miki had followed through
life had been met with a series of
closed doors. 0ver the years,
judging from the shape of her beak
many of these doors had been slammed
in her face.
Despite these setbacks,Miki
had still managed to become a
success in Nerimaku.It was evident
that these ten keys had worked a
miracle for Miki.
Miki and the rest of the party
group were quiet when Mire,Mai and Makoto
announced the first key to
"Always be full of hot air"
Miki had devoted much of her
life to achieving this goal. Those
who knew him agreed that she was
definitely full of it.
The second key of success was
Miki maintained her youthful
appearance by following a strict
exercise program. Her favorite
activity seemed to be jogging to the
Unfortunately, staying young
was difficult after 30 birthday
celebrations. In fact, lighting the
candles on her birthday cake was
considered a fire hazard for Miki
and everyone else present at the party.
"No mountain is too hard to climb"
was another component of the success formula for Miki.
Anyone who had ever seen Miki
demolish a mountain of ice cream
topped with whipped cream and a
cherry realized the truth of this
statement. She could whittle it down in seconds.
The fourth key was a critical
factor in making Miki the success she
"Surround yourself with intelligent,
Miki always kept snapshots of
her trusted friends in her wallet.
Come to think of it, that was about
all you could ever find in her wallet !
The excitement of the party
had almost been too much for
everyone. They decided to briefly
interrupt this spell-binding
'Success Story" and have Miki open
her many gifts.
Nobody had trouble buying Miki
a present. After all, what can't
you buy for a man who needs everything?
After watching Miki open her
gifts, the anxious crowd was eager
to hear the fifth key to her
success. It was
Don't be a horse's... behind.
Unfortunately, Miki couldn't
help himself. It was just her nature.
The saga of Miki continued. The
next key to her success was
"Enjoy the sweet things in life."
There are many sweet things in
life: the presence of a wonderful
companion, adventure-filled vacations
and lots of money.
Whenever Miki wanted to enjoy
sweet things, she went to her pantry.
This was the only source of sweet things for Miki.
The seventh key was vitally
important for social climbers like Miki:
"Don't forget from whence
On her long climb up the ladder
of success, Miki never once forgot
his roots. She was so very proud of
all her ancestors.
| To really be successful, you must|
"Only play games you can win."
Talented individuals like Miki
pride themselves on their athletic
and business prowess. Very few
adults had ever beaten Miki at any
of her favorite games. Everybody
knew she would have a temper tantrum
if they did.
"Blow your own horn"
was certainly another vital part of
her success formula.
Everyone agreed that if Miki
didn't blow her own horn, nobody
would do it for him. In fact, she
kept stacks of horns and whistles
handy for all the important moments
in her life. Miki would do almost
anything to call attention to herself !
Miki always maintained that, to be
successful, you must
"Picture yourself as you want to be."
Miki thought that once she was
successful, her portrait would be
hung in the homes of all of her friends.
Now you know the ten keys to
the success in your life. We had
originally planned to have you say a
few words, but we remembered that
brevity is not one of your ten keys.
Congratulations on yet another
successful" year. Happy Birthday!