Do you still celebrate your birthday?

Philippines
June 16, 2007 11:53pm CST
this is like a trend when you are very young or just very tiny kida, haha!!then there are parties.. but when you turned into adolescent less birthday celebrations, what if you are in 20 years old, or 30 - like me..?? do you still celebrate it? or just an ordinary day? or just a day which makes you remember that you should add 1 in your present age? or you still have parties? or you just have a simple gatherings or a food trip - restaus?
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@rakhii (1302)
• India
17 Jun 07
I love celebrating my Birthday. I am 25 years old, but I still wait for my birthday to come. I celebrate it with my friends as well as family. In the daytime, I go for lunch with my friends, cut the cake, and enjoy the day. In the evening, my family is ready. we either go for a movie or for dinner or celebrate at home, but we do celebrate. I love my cell ringing whole day of wishes from my known. I am fond of celebrating my birthday and hope to celebrate it every year.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
it is very good to celebrate it with your family, and friends..hoping more birthdays of you to come!!^^, good!!
@rakhii (1302)
• India
17 Jun 07
Celebrating birthday with family and friends is always very wonderful. I enjoy it a lot. Thanks a lot for your wishes!
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
thanks...i love to see you more here..thanks..good!!^^
@lisado (1230)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Nope. We don't do anything for our birthdays. I'll be 35 this year and my husband just turned 33. We try to give each other a card and a gift but no party or anything. We don't live near family, which is probably part of it. We might do more if we had family around, but I doubt it. Birthdays just don't hold the magic for me that they did when I was 16. lol Our oldest son is Autistic and doesn't understand parties. He actually has a fit if you try to get him to open gifts (he doesn't like tearing the pretty paper) so we don't do anything for his birthday, either. He won't eat cake or ice cream and he doesn't really have "friends". He doesn't understand how to play with other kids and usually prefers they stay out of his space. We did have a small party for our youngest son (we just have the two children) when he turned one in April. He had a blast in the cake, and he liked watching the older kids play, but it wasn't a big deal. We had a couple of friends come over with their kids of various ages. I am hoping to be able to have better parties for him when he gets older.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
i am sorry for you,, no!!, DON'T BE SORRY, those children are special and gift of God, in time i believe he may somewhat understand it, just believe and believe, ok, don't lose hope...in time he will appreciate that party^^, just believe..oh..i am getting so redundant..and your next child, i think giving him parties or just simple celebration he will be very very happy ...for me, as with my age, we just have some simple dinner, or going out to restaurant..thanks..good!!!^^
@tracy1985 (654)
• China
17 Jun 07
I have not celebrated my birthday since I was ten.I think it is an ordinary day,and do not deserve to celebrate.I do not like to pay more attention to my birthday.I like enjoy everyday as usual.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
yeah, somewhat, but try to celebrate it..me, i am trying to celebrate it cause it's like feast and christmas day once a year only..!!thanks..good!!
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@abroji (3247)
• India
17 Jun 07
For me my birthdays are as the same as any other day. However my daughters are planning to celeberate my sixtyth birthday during 2009. Birthdays are for kids. Thank you.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
oh, don't be like that we as well as my sister and brother celebrated my parents' 60th birthday too, it is more on reminiscing..birthday is just once a year..right?..and also if you are so practical then tell to them but for me they'll disagree like what we did when our parents insisted..!!^^thanks...good!!^^
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@abroji (3247)
• India
17 Jun 07
Thank you for your advice. I will look into it. Thank you for the comment.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
thanks just pm if pm having problems thanks...for the response..again!!^^
@inked4life (4227)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Yes I do and I expect cake dammit.....LOL. I'll be turning 40 this year and my wife is well aware that I expect a massive blowout in celebration of this momentous event...actually, as long as I get a slice of cake I'll be happy
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
wow, i want to be given a cake too, even a slice in my birthday, i wish you all the best and not lucks cause i know you are already lucky!!^^i wish you'll not just get a slice but a whole of your most favorite cake..ever..thanks..good!!
@rakhii (1302)
• India
17 Jun 07
Me too love cake very much. I mad after cakes and pastries. That is one of the motives to celebrate birthdays.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
thanks, love cakes too...good!!
@franxexces (1096)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
Yes, I still celebrate my birthday.. But not extravagantly since having a party is expensive.. But if ever I have a lot of money I would always celebrate my birthday with lots of guests.. Even when I'll be 20 I'll still celebrate my birthday.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
maybe to me, cause i have kids already if i will have that money then it will be to them but if you'll call it an extra or super extra money, why not!!??^^, yeah, thanks, good!!
• Philippines
21 Jun 07
How many kids do you have? Kids deserve a kiddie party! hhehhe
@ryanphil01 (4186)
• Philippines
17 Jun 07
before when i was still younger just before i retired from my work, fellow instructors and students were serenading me at dawn at my house on my birthdays. they woulnd't miss a year greeting me on my birthday. this i really missed a lot because i do not anymore celebrate my birthday nowadays, no more parties and gifts whatsoever. it's just like an ordinary day for me. what is important is to thank the Lord for giving me another year to live and enjoy with my family and friends.
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• Philippines
17 Jun 07
yeah, Lord first, but you may celebrate it alone, even treat yourself!!, or maybe call your friends, because it is your day, your special, the day wherein you were welcomed here in this world, thanks..good!!
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
i don't need to spend anymore like treating anyone to eat. it's hard to earn money these days. LOL
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@raychill (6530)
• United States
20 Jun 07
Ever since I have been a teenager I've pretty much wished my birthday didn't exist. This year I turned 25 and I really really wished it didn't exist.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
why, birthdays are fun but if you are to hate it, i will respect it just read the posts made by your fellow mylotters and me it's fun!!, thanks..good!!^^
@vonn1378 (706)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
I love celebrating my birthday because at the same time its a get together with my friends and family.But its different when your a kid we're there are balloons and clowns hehehe...
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
yeah, it is much different but it is okay cause friends and family are with you!!, thanks..good!!^^
@shen23 (126)
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
i always do celebrate my birthday..
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
that's nice, thanks..good!!always forward that day to God, thanks..good!!^^
• United States
18 Jun 07
I no longer celebrate my birthday since I was 8 years old. It's kinda sad but I got used to it already.The reason I no longer celebrate my birthday is because it is between Christmas and the New Year. It is difficult to invite friends over, since my close friends are from out of town or they go home during this holiday period. But I never forget to go to church to thank God for another year that he had blessed me.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
yes, it is still the primary way to celebrate your birthday,, or the most important, to celebrate it with God, i think you are wrong with that,!!you still celebrate it but not with lots of foods and stuff, but with the presence of our HOLY LORD!!^^, that's the best...and also to be more practical celebrate it with Christmas day so you will have your family with, it will be a double celebration as well as it is a pleasure to you to celebrate it on the same day as God celebrate his birthday, thanks..good!!^^
@maybey (366)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
After my debut party when i'm 18 years old I'm stopped celebrating my birthday as a party. I celebrate it hang out with my friends or visiting church. Then now I have own family we celebrate it with them eating outside or watching movie sometimes swimming.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
yes, when you already have a family, or kids, it is common to eat outside - restaurants, or just watching movie, ...thanks, good!!^^
• India
18 Jun 07
Hi, In my childhood, I didnt celebrated my birthday. Just buying chocolates from the shop and distribute it to friends in the school and to teachers. Sometimes my mother used to bake a cake in the home. But now, when I got married, my husband wants to celebrate. Last year on my birthday, I came to here to attend an interview, and he went to another city for his interview. But this year, he is telling me that he wouldn't leave me alone on my birthday. Because he feels that, that was the lucky day hch brought both of us to join in the job. And that was the day we started our job career. Thats why he feels that it is a lucky day for us.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
oh, that's good, and now since you have jobs already because of that very lucky day, then you should celebrate it, do you have any siblings?, maybe for me just a simple but romantic celebration will do..me, i always put my kids first before anything else, but we cannot change the fact that it is only once a year and my kids are the one pushing me to celebrate it since i will treat them in a restaurant, oh!!i love them, good future on both of you, thanks!!^^, good!!^^
• India
18 Jun 07
Although I stopped celebrating my birthday 4 years back. I still have a simple gathering for our entire family. Because we hardly get to have moments like that. I guess a birthday can be an excuse for that. I love being with my entire family more than anything else.
• Philippines
22 Jun 07
yeah, me too, there is always a way, if there's a will there's a way, even if it is not your birthday, but with the busy schedule, i think birthday has become the only day, right!?!, thanks, good, have a nice gathering!!^^
• Canada
18 Jun 07
Well I'm 36 and every year I have a birthday party with all my girlfriends.House party and then out on the town.
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
wow, so you have really nice friends, and you have money as well!!^^, but me i have kids so more focus on their study, thanks, but it's really nice to hang out for quite sometime with your peers, thanks..good!!
@chenee08 (591)
• Philippines
18 Jun 07
im going to be 18 this september and my family planned to have a party during that day since it's my debut.. but i dont like the idea.. i really dont like it.. wearing gowns and dance with my 18 roses ...for me its a waste of time.. i prefer a simple party with family and my close friends..
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• Philippines
22 Jun 07
no, you will surely enjoy it, your family really love to make this day a very special day of you, for sure, many girls are really wishing and dreaming to have a very grand debut party cause it is their day, the day when they will feel free, but if you are not happy with that tell them cause i know as a mum that they will do anything for your happiness, but i think they will feel disappointed cause they did expect that you'll be very happy with their idea, but it's the best to tell them the truth!!^^thanks, good!!^^
• China
18 Jun 07
My parents and friends celebrate my birthday every year.And they give me a wonderful party , i can receive many cute gifts.
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
wow, you are so lucky, then, having those relatives or close to you, thanks, good!!^^
@dentidle (293)
• Switzerland
17 Jun 07
As a kid i used to distribute chocolates to neighbours and school mates and the cake cutting celebration with near and dears. As a teenager in the college hostel, i had a great time during birthdays as my friends used to wake me up in the middle of the night, surprise me with gifts, and break eggs on my head, that's what happens to every other birthday girl. After getting married, its kind of a subtle celebration involving only my husband and kid, ofcourse with gifts and the cake and phone calls from family and friends.
• Philippines
20 Jun 07
no, i think it is not so subtle, it's more happy if you are with your kids and loved ones, me , not so often...but it made me quite laugh when someone break an egg on your head, haha, they really put an effort to wake you up and greet you, they are very nice friends, thanks..good!!^^
@anonymili (3138)
17 Jun 07
I celebrate my birthday every year, this year I'll be 40 but no one is allowed to say that, as I've said I'm going to be £39.99 and my age will stay that way for a long time! I have a get together with friends every year on the nearest Friday to my birthday and we meet up in a pub and then go onto a nightclub afterwards. On my actual birthday I tend to go to my parents and mum cooks a special dinner for me, yes, even at my age! It's a family tradition! I usually send out emails to my friends weeks before my birthday to say "come join me to commiserate getting yet another year older on xxxx at xxxx!" which people never fail to find amusing! x
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
wow, you do have a very nice oh not nice, very very nice, kind, i wish my mum is like that too, like your mum, but so i think we budgeted our money a lot and a very as in very simple diner will do, if have some money i will treat my kids out, you are in a very good family and friends' group, hanks..wish you the best!!^^, good!!^^
@saierchok (1294)
• United States
17 Jun 07
Yes I do, I make a party and invite my friends and have hell of a good time! and get lots of presents as well.. my birthday is a day before our school day and this is why lots of friends come to it, they sometimes organise it for me or even ask me for another one!!!
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• Philippines
20 Jun 07
wow, that's nice, very nice, but i don't have many budget on it, so i just tell my kids just to treat their classmates some snacks, thanks..good!!^^