He doesn't like me to surprise him on his birthday

Philippines
@caliya (1178)
May 31, 2010 8:08am CST
Me and my man were talking about his birthday a couple of hours ago. His birthday will be in a month from now. So I told him that I have a birthday surprise for him. I said that he can pack his bag and I will take him somewhere really nice so we can relax, unwind and celebrate his birthday. I took a cue from our past conversations because he said that he is dying to travel and go to the beach. I really thought that he will be happy but I received the opposite of the reaction that I expected. He told me that he doesn't want me to plan for his birthday because it's his birthday so he should be the one planning for it. I was really hurt as I was already planning for it. So now I need your opinion on this, specially the guys. Why do you think he reacted this way? Do men in general do not want a surprise trip on their birthday? Please enlighten me.