Do your family celebrate your Birthday?..Just Wondering..

@noyida (795)
Singapore
July 4, 2007 1:22am CST
Last Sunday, someone dear to me celebrated her birthday. She was not aware of the surprise birthday party which was held for her. Anyway, being non family members, while they were taking photos, I felt envy and sad. No ..not because I was not invited to take photo with her..its just that I envied her for the joy and happiness. Her family took the trouble to organise the party. Sad cause my family never did once organise any birthday party for me. :(. Do your family celebrate your birthday with you.
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@collstarx (1177)
• Indonesia
4 Jul 07
Yes my family always celebrated my birthday, although not large scale but contained the meaning that was deep for me. Good luck to you my friends best regards
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
You are one lucky person. Thks for sharing.
@cher913 (25865)
• Canada
4 Jul 07
well while we dont have a large party perse, my family (hubby, kids, parents and inlaws always get together for my birthday which is in september) and while i dont get a lot of presents, i get a few small things...its nice
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing. It not a lot of present that I look for, it more for the bonding and remembering that its my birthday will already suffix to me. Anyway, wishing you a Happy Birthday in Advance. :)
@leafgxu (472)
• China
4 Jul 07
When I was a child, my family was helding a small party for me. On the party, my parents would wish me to have a good luck in a new year. I think the birthday party is necessary for the child. I want to thank my family because they celebrate my birthday every year.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Lucky you and glad that you appreciate your family effort. Thanks anyway.
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
You are not alone. Since young, my parents do not believe in celebrating birtdays and they highly do not encourage it. However, my older siblings will be the one buying gifts to surprise me. Though there's no cake involved, I feel quite contented... Now, that I have my own family, I'll ensure thta my family members would have some surprise celebrations. Not big though, only us family members. We would head for our favorite Makan place for dinner.... It's a quiet celebration... Of course, when I was little, I envy my friends for their big birthday bashes and I would feel kind of sad......
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Glad that I'm not alone. At least I felt good that someone share the same boat with me. As for me, since I did not have any celebration, will make sure try to chioa from Singapore to avoid the sadness and loneliness. Makan of course lah..so many friend want to give a treat before the actually day as they knew, I will sure cabut from Singapore. BTW, where is your favourite makan place here?
@syain1972 (1011)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Hello noyida..... I have a few favourite Makan Place. The high end ones are Straits Kitchen and Bali Thai. Bali Thai's Tom Yum soup so shiok....... There's also Pattaya Restaurant...... Then, for the hawker or food court, I love the chicken rice shop near Pattaya Restaurant. I think the name is Jong Ann or something. It was previously from Geylang Serai old flat, coffee shop. Even the sweet and sour fish taste yummilicious. It's cheap and takde tandingannya. You have any nice recommendations? We all hantu makan!!! Hehehe......
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
11 Jul 07
Oh! macam sama aja..heeheee..pisceskan?. I knew that jong ann. I love their chicken rice and hati goreng kicap. How about Kg Melayu Seafood now at changi Road. Previously they were at Tampines Singtel Bldg. Ah Beng is the owner... I always got discount when eating there. Infact some naughty fren will mention myname to Ahbeng saying that they are my good fren and I recommended them the restuarant, they too got the discount. Terukkan, pakai nama org anyhow. Hhhm, infact there are a lot other interesting and nice food place that I patronised. I used to go jalan jalan cari makan when in my younger day..now engine dah slowlah.. masak kat rumah lagi best dan menjimatkan...so if teringin nak makan black pepper crab, bilang bilanglah, thats my speciality. BTw if nak list all those nice place for makan here, berjela jela beb. I message you later.
@squaretile (3833)
• Singapore
31 Jul 07
awwww.... if i knew your family i'd drop them a mail now. I'm sure they'd be happy and excited to plan a surprise birthday party for you. just that it probably hasn't crossed their mind. sometimes you have to drop hints! my favourite surprise party was when i was studying and knew differnt groups of people, but one group planned this huge party and invited all the different groups that i knew, including this guy i had a HUGE crush on! i was SoOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO happy. :)
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
13 Aug 07
Thanks for your thoughts though. But dont think they will be bother to do such thing for me as most of the time, I'm the person who will coordinate birthday party at home. You are such lucky person. Have good memories celebrating your birthday. So what is the outcome of that guy you have crush on ... anything interesting happened that time?.
• Singapore
13 Aug 07
nothing happened... but just as well! :)
@williamjisir (22900)
• China
6 Jul 07
My family celebrates my birthday every year. But it is not a big one. Don't feel sad, noyida. It could be that your family is not used to that. Next time, you can just begin with mentioning your parents birthday before mentioning yours to make it a rule for celebrating birthday of each family member. Cheer up.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Thank you for your response and suggestion, Unfortunely, I had no more parents. So just have to sulk it to myself.
• China
20 Jul 07
I am sorry to hear that, friend. Such being the case, you will have to celebrate your next birthday with your loved and friends to get rid of the loneliness on your birthday. Good luck to you.
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
Since when i was just a child, i never experienced of what we called birthday because of i belong to poverty family. Even if i like to have a party but i cannot do that due to lack of financial. Right now im 21 yrs old but still i havent experienced a birthday..but im not blaming my parents to me.. coz for me i treated their love as a birthday gift to me. Even if i dont have a birthday i still be proud coz i belong to where family loves one another. But if given a chance to have a birthday, i will spend my birthday to the fellow children who never had a birthday coz i know how it feels. Thanx for the post, it reminds me of my incoming birthday again... wish someone would remember me at that time. :) Godbless you my friend!
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Oh no! I didn't meant to make you feel sad by posting this topic. Nevertheless you make me realised that not having a birthday party is not a big deal. Hope that one day, you will get a chance to experience your own birthday party. May God answer your wish and wishing you a HAppy BirthDay. May God also shower you with good health and happiness always.
• Philippines
6 Jul 07
It's ok with. Well thanx anyway. Godbless u too my friend. Having a birthday party is a gift but it doesnt mean that having not a party you dont celebrate your party. Birthday celebration is within our hearts... It is the joy that we should share to others. God Loves You.
@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
4 Jul 07
Yes, my family celebrate my birthday with me, and it makes my day that much more special. My children are grown up now, but still call me to say Happy Birthday (my boys never send me cards). However, my daughter who lives in the USA (I live in Austtralia), always calls me, sends me a card in the mail and also an e-card on the computer. Sometimes we will all go out for a meal together (except my daughter of course), or if that is not possible, my husband always takes me out to a special restaurant. I got married on my birthday, so it's a double celebration!
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Wow, its a double celebration for you. You are very lucky Abbey. Even your daughter is far, she remembers to call you, send you card and as it is not enough, even send you an ecard. So have you celebrate your birthday this year yet? If not, then I must bring a present for you when I come and see you in August then. Thanks for sharing.
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@abbey19 (3129)
• Gold Coast, Australia
5 Jul 07
Yes, it's a double whammy for me on my birthday. My birthday and my Wedding Anniversary on the same day! My birthday/wedding anniversary is in January, but thanks for the thought! Looking forward to meeting you in August. Abbey xx
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
4 Jul 07
Whose heart is not gladdened if family members dedicate a day for anyone. My family members observe the birthday not in a formal way, but by inviting a few friends and relatives, have a dinner, arrival of fresh flowers and reinforcing family ties. The age of sending greeting cards are over.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Thanks for sharing. At least there do celebrate your birthday with you. For me having a family get together having dinner in recognition of a birthday is good enough.
@ssh123 (31096)
• India
5 Jul 07
That is fine. There are millions who do not even remember their birthday due to paucity of time or they are simply not interested in any celebration or observation.
@nfhs79 (861)
• Malaysia
5 Jul 07
We celebrate even it had past! Haha. It means a lot to me to celebrate birthday, even small event. Today is my daughter birthday and we will celebrate it maybe next week because my husband got to work late this weekend. :)
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
Hhmm, happy belated birthday to your daughter. I always felt that birtday means something to me too. It a special occasion for the 0ne borned on that particular date. BTW, how old is your daughter?
• United States
5 Jul 07
Quite frankly, I don't celebrate my birthday. I almost feel as if celebrating one's birthday is a reflexion of the self centered society we live in today. Perhaps I am a cynic but I don't see a point to celebrating ones birth... instead I like to honor the good things that people are doing or the world. Have you seen my super sweet 16? It's sickning the way those people think the world revolves around them...
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
9 Jul 07
To each its own. You can have your own view, but remembering the birth day of someone in your life is a good deed and to celebrate the joy of living for that long of life for the birtday person is to share the happiness. Anyway thanks.
• United States
4 Jul 07
Every year my mother makes me an angel food cake. That's the only thing I ever really ask for. I try and eitehr call/text/or email my friends on their birthdays. When i celibrated my 30th I asked if they would go out with me and celibrate, some came in full force ready to party, and a few had to be hunted down.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
So thoughtful of your mum to bake your favorite cake.
@Polly1 (12647)
• United States
4 Jul 07
I know how that is. My family loves me, but nobody celebrates my birthday neither. Its been along time since anybody did anything special for my birthday. There have even been times that some of my family members have forgotten my birthday totally.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
I knew my family loves me too but at least call at wish is the easiest thing to do,but none from them. Sob Sob sob.
• India
4 Jul 07
Wish her belated happy birthday from me. Don't feel sorry because your family is not celebrating your birthday. I also do not celebrate my birthday. We used to celebrate when I was child. But, now we don't get time to do all those things. Many times, I even forget my birthday. But, my mom never forget. I stay away from my family, so, my mom just give me a call and reminds me that I was born on this day. So, today is you birthday. blessing of our parents is always with us.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
Hmm. not felt sorry but just sad only. Thanks for sharing.
@senthil2k (1501)
• India
4 Jul 07
Yes they do. There are many of my birthdays, which I forget myself, but my family remembers always and give me a surprise on my birthday. Its good to have a family that really cares about you, that remembers everything about you, that can do anything for you. And for such a family, you can do anything for them too. Not only for my birthday, but also for my other functions, such as my Marriage Anniversary etc. also, my family keep track of them, never forget them, and celebrate the function more than I celebrate it. I thank God, for such a family I have.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
6 Jul 07
What a great family you have. Thanks them all the time and cherish their love for you. Good luck mate.
@cuif_d (20)
• United States
4 Jul 07
Yes,my family celebrates my Birthday and everyone's else. I don't really care since it isn't important to me,but I'm always looking forward to the cakes,presents,fun,and games!! We usually buy a cake and eat it after dinner.
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Hmm, being celebrated and remember on your birthday yet you dont care. What else can I say. Thanks for sharing though.
• India
4 Jul 07
Don't feel bad because your family didn't organise one for you.These parties don't matter.The thing that matters is love,affection and respect towards each other.A simple wish from a true heart is more valuable than a million dollar party.Hey hold on this was just an example.Don't neglect a party.But do respect the ones who wish you without forgetting your birthday. My family celebrated my birthday till I was 10.Then they thought I am too old for a birthday celebraton.But these parties really don't matter to me.What I want is people should remember my birthday without fail and never expect a treat from me.hehe.Just kidding.
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Ya, of course family love, affection and respect towards everyone is very important and of unmentioned value. Not celebrating my birthday in one thing, they even dont wish me on the day itself. Anyway, thanks.
@khaezi (1003)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
Yeah but not really a big party..my last birthday party was a long time ago when i was just small..previous celebrations were held mostly outside, we just eat on a good resto together..
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Even it is not a big party, at least your family remember. Thanks for sharing.
@add_im (2712)
• Philippines
4 Jul 07
Yes they always do, every year they always think about my Birthday Celebration and the great thing is they make it as a 'Big Surprise Celebration' without my knowing, and it's really a wonderful feeling knowing that you have your loving family who's always there to support you all the way through. :-)
@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
Such a lucky person. Great that you are being surrounded by your loving family. Happy for you. Thanks for sharing.
• India
4 Jul 07
my birthdays have not much been a grand affair..only a few close friends..jus five or six if them and family..and i myself had to do all the arrangements for teh party..
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@noyida (795)
• Singapore
5 Jul 07
At least you got to celebrate them with your family and closed friend. Never mind ig you had to help with the arrangement though so you know that it will be perfect to your desire. Thanks.