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Quiet… don’t tell anybody this, it’s just between you and I, but today is my birthday (Feb. 20). I’m not going to say how old I am today, because I’m certainly getting older. Oh, well… I guess I will. I’m 45 today. I moved to the Philippines when I was 38, and have been living a good life.
Since today is my birthday, I thought that would be the subject for the day. Birthdays in the Philippines.
Here, birthdays are really a big deal! They have big parties and such. It would be almost unthinkable to not have a birthday party here, it seems! Back in the States, having a birthday is just not really a big deal, but it’s not like that here. Singing, cake, the whole “she-bang”.
One thing that is kind of different for me is when one of my kids has a birthday. In the States, if you have a birthday party for your kid, you just invite other kids. Here, you invite people of all ages, even if they don’t have kids! It is kind of fun, I guess. There have been several times when I have neglected to invite people (adults) to my kid’s birthday party, and it was kind of a feaux paus. It’s just not something that I am used to, I guess.
So anyway, yeah… I am a bit older today, but that’s OK. I hope I still have a little life left in me!