My dayoff sched request for May was not granted. I requested for a Manila flight on the 8th (my birthday) and exactly 9 days after, on the 17th (mom's birthday), I should be going back to KR. That could've been perfect, two birds with one stone. Or three, actually. Election day. And the long weekend holiday it would cause.
I checked my next month's sched today. I go home through Manila...on the fourth! HAHAHA! So who cares if my request wasn't granted? At least I'm still home on the day I turn 21. =)