remembering your birthday!

Philippines
March 3, 2010 7:40am CST
How is it important to you for others to remember your birthday? Do you mind if your family, friends or love ones forget your birthday? What would you do if they happens not to remember your birthday?
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@silindaxu (208)
3 Mar 10
I haven't the habit of celebrating my birthday, nor my family. My mother always forgets my birthday. On my birthday, I will call her and tell her today is my birthday. Since I have a boyfriend, he always celebrate my birthday. But I always make little of the birthday.
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• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Well that's what you grown up, me, my mom always making each of our birthday special, like you can have everything for today, or you can ask any favor from them or from siblings or you can play games all day, something like that, we don't really like have a feast, just a something enough for us to eat and celebrate with. Anyway, it's nice that now you have someone who always remember your birthday. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
3 Mar 10
My birthday is very important to me and I always get upset if family forget it. I have always sent cards to others on their birthdays so it can be quite depressing when people don't reciprocate
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• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Yeah, same with me, Birthday is not just an ordinary day as I grown up and learn to value with it. But there are those times when some of my siblings did forget on that day however they called on the other day to say belated greetings. I love sending cards or text messages to some people whom celebrated their birthday even if I'm not that close to them. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@choybel (5059)
• Philippines
3 Mar 10
Sometimes it's sad if special people like your family members forgets your birthday but I don't want to make a big deal of it now that I believe am mature enough to understand. On the other hand, I feel happy and special if anyone at all remembers my birthday.
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• Japan
3 Mar 10
It is important and should be celebrated no matter how simple. I want to spend it with love ones and no less.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Yeah, Birthday is an special day of our life and it could makes us feel better if those people who are close to us, will remember and send a simple massage or call just to greet us, no matter how far they are or how busy their life can be. And yeah, it's best to celebrate it no matter how simple it could be, what matter is you celebrate it with people whom you love and who loves you as well. ANyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@Mady2791 (547)
• United States
3 Mar 10
It's not the end of the world for me. It has happened and I don't mind... people forget. What I don't like is when somehow I HAVE TO remember their birthdays and they don't remember mine...hey not fair. . I think it would bother me a little if my husband would not have a clue or if it happens often. He has never forgotten my birthday though.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
It's good that your husband did not fail to remember your birthday. Sometimes it could be not fair when we often remember their birthday and they always fail to remember ours, but as much as possible I understand them, and give them a chance to make it up.lol ANyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
• Boston, Massachusetts
3 Mar 10
Hi Care, i never experienced missed greetings from my family. all of us memorize the birthdays, anniversaries and special occasions of the family members. we will surely receive a message withby call or text or a surprise visit during our birthdays. even my sons, know our birthdays and the whole family's birthdays. i love the feeling of being remembered on my special day. thanks to mom and dad for instilling in us the value of giving importance to significants dates in each and everyone's member of the family!
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Oh, its the same thing with me, I have a very close family ties and significant days and occasions will always be remembered especially birthday. All of us remember each birthday and even with age. Because sometimes some of us can't attend the celebration so we'll send a cake or anything and put it on the age.lol It's also my parents, especially my mom, who teach us to value and give importance on each others birthday. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
• India
3 Mar 10
hi caregaurden, No mother could ever forget her child's birthday if not being caught by some forgetfulness;Busy fathers and other family members do remember in some occasions if not being reminded by mothers;Friends do forget if not given a party;finally the loved ones do remember even there is an inconsistency in commitment.But somehow miraculously if all of them coincidentally forget,either you'll also forget or you'll feel like you're all alone in this world.But people like me will start teasing eventually after forgiving them for their forgetfulness,by saying 'I feel like having a party today.' so that they start checking their memory about the occasion and immediately blush for their holy power of memory!
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Yeah, you're right a parents could hardly forget their childrens' birthday except when they have some problem with their mind. Or it could be that you forget to remember them, I agree with that, but to me even if you fail to communicate with me, I won't forget you and would still remember the special day of your life. Sometimes, when they fail to remember my birthday, I would ask them what they want to received as their birthday gift and they would recall that their b-day is way to far or it has passed already.lol Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@ElsaElsa (327)
• United States
3 Mar 10
I spend a lot of time remembering and getting presents for others on their birthdays. But I don't seem to mind if they forget mine. I feel that with so many new additions in the family that remembering everyone's is difficult. I give everyone the benefit of the doubt that if they were reminded they'd go all out to make my day special.
• Philippines
4 Mar 10
Yeah, when the family is getting bigger with many additional member it could not be easy to remember each birthday, but I don't mind if some of them fail to remember as long as those people whom I used to received greetings will still remember, yeah sometimes I give them a benefit of doubt since life can sometimes throw us many troubles. Anyway thank you for sharing with us and enjoy your day!
@Reyk22 (132)
• United States
3 Mar 10
My parents remember my birthday(altough sometimes not the other way around) and so do my brother and my sister and my extended family also(20 or so calls to the phone :D). I guess its just because its an American tradition in a way.