now that you are older, do you still celebrate your birthday?

Philippines
February 18, 2010 5:20pm CST
some people does not like remembering their birthdays when they are older already for they dont like to be reminded by their age har har har . but i still celebrate mine. wait it is not my birthday i am just asking if you still celebrate yours. i am making my birthday as a thank you that i am still alive though i only make a small celebration. with my siblings and my mom plus my nephew and my nieces. a small celebration only.
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@sunyskies (126)
• United States
19 Feb 10
It's not a big deal to me like it was when I was a kid, but I still celebrate my birthday. My husband and my kids usually make a nice dinner and a cake or other dessert. Then they do all the clean up, which is really nice. I usually get a gift from my husband, one from my kids, and something from my parents. Sometimes I get a few cards from family members, too. I don't think you ever get too old to do something special for your birthday.
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• Philippines
19 Feb 10
welcome to the wonderful world of mylot and yes that is how simple the celebration i do during my birthdays. no drinking sessions for i dont drink, no loud parties and no one is invited. isnt it nice to have birthday like that? the simple the better. thanks a lot for the response
• Netherlands
19 Feb 10
Yeah, I do still celebrate my birthday. Always a great opportunity to sociale with friends and family.
• Boston, Massachusetts
19 Feb 10
Hi 7thbird, Age doesn't matter so still celebrate my birthday. there will never be me without that date. There's a need to celebrate life...young and old we need to to be thankful and make it a special day.
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
yes we dont need to mind the age, we must count our blessings instead. i agree when you say there will never be you without that date. young and old we should never forget this very important date. a simple and very small celebration will do.... the more okay if you can afford the big and glamourous parties har har har. thanks a lot for the response
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• Boston, Massachusetts
21 Feb 10
what is good in celebrating our birthdays as we get older is the sharing of foods and treats from family, realtives and friends. when they learn about the celebration, as they come they have something on hand to share. you will be surprise that you have lots of food in the table to share with. that's what i appreciated mostin celebrating our birthdays as we get olders...
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
true. you invite one and you gain additional food on the table. so the fun never stops. after that wonderful night all of you still have spares that you can eat for tomorrow specially cake. har har har. my son loves yesterdays cake for it is cold already from the ref.
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@cintoy (1014)
• Indonesia
22 Feb 10
i do not need to remember my birthday as one month before the very special day, my friends will remind me. They will remind me to treat them on that day. LOL well, i seldom (or i should say never again) celebrate with my family members. i just celebrate it with my friends.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
har har har. well try to think of it that is cool if you have friends that remembers your birthday but with a purpose har har har. for they want you to treat them all out. it is fun to see that there are people who remembers your special day and you turn out to share it with them. thanks a lot for the response
@cintoy (1014)
• Indonesia
24 Feb 10
Yeah. It's our habit of friendships. and i tend to remember others birthday better than my own. Then if it is my friend turn of having birthday, we will remind him of the day and ask him to celebrate it. LOL
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Hi there, I don't really celebrate birthdays and never have. I'm not sure why but I have never been one for celebrating my birthday even as a kid. When I was a kid my parents learned really early on not to invite a bunch of people over and make a big deal out of my birthday. A small family dinner, cake and Icecream was the best. For me, it has nothing to do with age but more that I just would rather keep it low key. My girls all got together when I turned 50 and threw me a huge surprise bash. I did have fun and it was great to see some old friends that I hadn't seen in a while but given the choice, a small get-together would be more my style. I actually would have no problem if everyone forgot my birthday.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
i go for small celebrations too. i am not that type who gives a loud and big party. for me as long as i have my family with me on that date is okay for me. your girls throwing a party for you when you turned 50 years old was a sweet move. like you said it was fun to see old friends... but like you said i too would rather have a small pne. thanks a lot for the response
@sid556 (31003)
• United States
23 Feb 10
Ya it was one of those bittersweet moments. had I known ahead of time, I'd have done all I could to shut it down. Walking in and seeing the crowd was paralyzing ...really. Then I calmed down and saw that I was surrounded by people I love and many whom I don't often see that travelled...it was a great memory!
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
18 Feb 10
My oldest son was born on my birthday. So, eversince then, that day has just been his birthday. Mine would just be an afterthought. If people would remember, they would just say, oh yeah! I forgot, it's your birthday too! That's fine by me. As long as my son does not forget to greet me to on his birthday. It's nice forgetting one's birthday. The aging is also forgotten.
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
a double celebration, that is cool. people may forget your birthday but you are celebrating with your son already. its like two birds in a single stone har har har. as long as we are aging maturely and beautifully then i think aging is not a bad thing. aging is wisdom that has back pains and joint pains har har har. thanks a lot for the response
@bounce58 (17524)
• Canada
27 May 10
Thank you very much for the BR tag!
@Roseo8 (2947)
• India
23 Feb 10
well birthdays are special to me and actually there is no need to count your age on every birthday..........well I pray and thank god for his blessings on my birthday and always expect a gift from my husband and a dinner.......But often I have to extract the former from him since he is so forgetful and I have to give sufficient hint in advance that my birthday is approaching..........
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
very well said roseo. no need to count on the age but count the blessings instead. but thats the depressing part if your husband forgets. i guess you should put the date on his planner or havea n alarm on his mobile phone so he wont forget it har har har. thanks a lot for the response
22 Feb 10
Every year that passes, my birthdays get more and more depressing! I used to get excited, but it's always so disappointing that I've learned not to get my hopes up. Last month my partner was too poor to buy me a present and I had to buy my own cake. My mother gave me eight bottles of shampoo and conditioner, wrapped individually. I know she has a few screws loose, but she really topped herself this year. The year before, the highlight was watching Kung Fu Panda. I think birthdays are more fun when there's not a global recession.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
i understand what you mean. i am sorry that you feel that way. wish your next birthday will be the way you expected it to be. but hearing that your mom still havea present for you though the economy is down i guess that is kinda sweet. thanks a lot for the response
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• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Yes i do. Though it may not be a grand celebration, I still celebrate it through hearing mass and having even a little pizza in the house. It's good to remember birthdays.
• Philippines
23 Feb 10
for me the best way to celebrate birthdays is to hear mass. not just having a happy birthday but thanking also our savior for another year to look forward with. eating with family also is one of the best way to celebrate. thanks a lot for the response
@secretbear (19464)
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
Hi seventh bird!^^ I'm getting old, going to my late twenties but I still celebrate my birthday. And it's always with a blast. I mean, I celebrate it like I'm still young, with lots of food, drinks, dancing and singing. I'm the sort of person too that doesn't like being asked how old I am because just the way people ask it makes me feel more old and therefore, embarrassed. But it's not a problem when me and my friends celebrate our birthdays because we rarely talk about how old we are. We just celebrate to get merry and forget things for a while. ^^
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
har har har late twenties is old for you? i am 36 already so i am a grandfather for your eyes? yes forgetting things for a while and just having a wonderful day is truly a great way to gain a year older. parties are for young and the young at heart. thanks a lot for the response
@allen0187 (34151)
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
i still celebrate my birthday. although, i must admit that the past couple of year's, the celebrations were low-key unlike before when i would have aseperate celebration for my family and another one for friends. i think that celebrating one's birthday is important. it need not be a grand event but a simple dinner shared with family, friends and loved ones will suffice. that's what i did last year. this year though, i'm planning a bigger celebration. hopefully, it pans out right. i'm planning a dinner with my family and a seperate all out drinking binge party with friends from highschool and college plus a friends from work. lol!!!
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
yes, it does not have to be grand (but of course if you like grand parties then go for it) a small one will do. as long as you are with people who cares for you and people you care for then that is a bash. thanks a lot for the response. goodluck with your party and happy birthday in advance
@MrKennedy (1994)
19 Feb 10
I am still relatively young, so I guess I have yet to reach that stage in my life where my age starts to become an issue I believe you are never too old to celebrate your birthday. You should find every excuse you can to just enjoy life, in my opinion
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
very mwell said mr kennedy. this is our day sdo we should not forget it. give yourself a treat. it does not mean that you need to give a party it is up to you on how you are celebrating it. thanks a lot for the response
@JenInTN (27564)
• United States
19 Feb 10
Oh yes..I still celebrate. I celebrate that I have made it another year..lol..I don't look forward to it like I used to as a child but I do enjoy the day. We actually get a paid day off of work for our birthdays so I get to sleep in and do pretty much what I want.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
wow i wish i can havea paid day off too. then i will really love and love my day har har har. your company is very sweet to do that. for that it shows that birthdays are truly important for them. so in a company like yours you will never forget it is your birthday. thanks a lot for the response
19 Feb 10
Whilst I still get the occassional card from family and a present from my folks it's been a long time since I actually celebrated my birthday. In fact I struggle to remember how old I am, that's how incosequential my birthday has become these days.
• Philippines
22 Feb 10
har har har well its okay to forget how pld you are but dont forget what year you were born.... so you wont get wrong when you need to right it in any documents you need to fill up. it is sweet that you still get presents and card.... cool that a few still remembers your big day. thanks a lot for the response
• United Kingdom
19 Feb 10
Well, I'm thirty-four years of age and I guess birthday celebrations are a thing of the past for me now! There's nothing wrong with this although there are people that love to celebrate every single birthday regardless of their age and this is fine as well. Having said this I still like to treat myself to a treat and this might be a new gadget or just something that will make me feel good inside, I think that it's very important that you treat yourself on these occasions! Andrew
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
i am 36 and celebrating a birthday is liking saying thank you that i am still alive. yes treating yourself is one of the best way. going out and giving yourself a tap on the back. i do that too when i was still single. treat myself out and just giving myself a good day. watch a movie or pig out, buy a cool gadget. thanks a lot for the response
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
I do celebrate my birthday in my only simple way. It's one way of acknowledging the blessing of still being alive rather than looking at it ironically as just being older. I have to attend mass on my birthdays, to thank God for the opportunity to celebrate my birthday, then I usually just have food gatherings with my closed friends, girlfriend, and family members. Sometimes my parents still like to celebrate my birthday so they would put up a much bigger party than I originally planned. With or without a grand celebration, I'm just happy being alive on my birthday.
• Philippines
21 Feb 10
well said choy, that you would rather celebrate it the somple way than looking it as a day of just being older. attending mass is the best way to celebrate birthday. some people think that just because i said celebrate means a big and loud party. clap clap clap also for saying happy that you are alive to celebrate a birthday. thanks a lot for the response
@megamatt (14327)
• United States
19 Feb 10
When I was younger, my birthday was a big deal. It was something that I had spent the entire year gearing up for. However, as I entered my teen years, it started becoming less and less important. Than as I was older, I did not really celebrate my birthday all that much. It was just another day for me. I was another year older. I might go out and eat something nice. Maybe open some cards and a couple of presents, but for the most part, it is not really that much of a big deal. Perhaps a small celebration when I think about it, but for the most part, that is the absolute extent of my birthday. Just another day, perhaps treating myself to a little extra and then getting on with my life the next day.
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
that is good... treating yourself. a day for you and yourself only. i did that too when i was still single. i go out and pig out. sometimes with my mother or sometimes alone. then i buy myself a present that i am saving my allowance with. now that i am married with a child i celebrate it with them with my siblings and mother. thanks a lot for the response
• Slovak Republic
19 Feb 10
Seen i have become older i have stopped having those massive parties that i used to have in school. Now I am more subtle with my birthdays, I don't like a huge number people, just a few close friends and family. Just have a few drinks and have a good time at a disco or at home. Basically I like a small celebration as well.
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
you had massive parties? wow. when i was a kid parties are relatives and family. then when i started high school my mother let me decide on what to do. i end up buying food and eating it at home with my mom and siblings. and until now it is the same. i am not that person who loves loud and nosiy parties and i dont drink either. but your celebrations sounds great. thanks a lot for the response
@jzumari (101)
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
well i hate when my birthday comes as i need to treat my friends. its a custom celebration here in our place that you must treat your friends when its your birthday and i hate that custom. they should be the ones to treat me since its my birthday. that's why i really hate when my birthday comes.
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
wow now that is one reason to hate a birthday har har har. i wont treat anybody but my family. nobody can force me to do that. i once treat a bunch of friends and they are only visible when my borthday is coming. so i dont need them. welcome to the wonderful world of mylot and thanks a lot for the response
@zandi458 (27952)
• Malaysia
19 Feb 10
I never like to be reminded of my age so would never want to celebrate my birthday. My birthday just pass off like any other day. After reaching half century, the joy of celebrating birthdays is no longer fun. Only kids love to welcome their birthdays every year as it means receiving presents too.
• Philippines
20 Feb 10
well it is really neat for kids to receive presents and that is neat too even we are all grown ups. thats what we feel everytime we receive presents on christmas. it is warm to the heart when people remember our birthdays. thanks a lot for the response and enjoy your weekend.
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
Hello Seven, When i celebrated my birthday last month, it was alos the inaguration of my cousin's home made second floor relaxing area. but instead of putting that inaguration in the balloon she put my name on it, which was humilitating at my age? is she kidding me. thank god the only people who came to visit was a my famiy.
• Philippines
19 Feb 10
that is a childish thing to do but i find it very sweet. you have a silly cousin har har har. you should appreciate that for effort and i know you did. now you can do that too to others. thanks a lot for the response and you gave me a good idea for my son's birthday.