Its Yer Birthday!

Just Like the Song
It’s another year getting older. Another celebration on the anniversary of one’s birth. All fun & dandy with the birthday cake, friends, family & everyone singing the birthday song. Yet did you know that the Happy Birthday song was originally an elementary school song titled ‘Good Morning’? And today ‘Happy Birthday to You’ is the most popular English song in the world!

The Past
Those whose birthdays are nearing might reflect back a little on the year past (before the birthday). How did the year go? Was it fulfilling? And we may even get a little nostalgic thinking back of times past. Yet did you know that some believe that Mesopotamia & Egypt were the first birth pangs of civilization which celebrated birthdays? And that birthdays were (are?) considered pagan celebrations and where not celebrated by the ancient Jews?

Personal Note
It was an enjoyable low-key birthday for yours truly a few days back. A lot of messages, calls & greetings from friends both near & far. A couple of cakes. A few ‘makan’ (eating out) sessions with various friends/family spread out over the next few days up til tomorrow. And a number of thoughtfully useful gifts. No crazy plans filled trying to cram fun in. A sign of getting older possibly. Overall quite touched by the thoughts =)

PS. This post is shorter than usual coz it’s my birthday. Pay me 10 dollars as you go by. Thanks !

(just kidding)

16 thoughts on “Its Yer Birthday!

  1. Happy Belated Birthday.

    A year older. A year wiser.

    May all your birthday wishes come true. πŸ™‚

    I’ve been a silent reader of your blog for eons. Since it’s your birthday, I decided to break the ice. πŸ˜›

    Stev: Thanks & I’m honored.

    Added you to my blogroll. Maybe I should announce my birthdays more often πŸ˜›

  2. Happy birthday!

    (According to my time, I’m still on-time, k?)

    Stev: I bet! (Except it’s actually on the 11th coz I posted out this post late.

    Thanks Sheena

  3. Happy Birthday Stev!

    May success be with you, always!


    Stev: Cheers, goodwill & success to all! πŸ™‚

  4. Pay u 10 dollars? but u just payed me 50 dollars for no reason didnt u? πŸ˜‰ hahha..

    Stev: Wakaka. It’s an interesting story. The 50 dollars is for the E&O Buffet Dinner you are bringing us too when you get back πŸ˜‰

  5. Only $10 to pass go? What’s up with the economy? Happy birthday. Thanks for the back story to this song. I wonder about all the addenda–living in a zoo, how old are you now, and the spanking–and who brought them in. Perhaps a more adventuresome group than the classroom set!

    God bless your Sunday!

    Stev: Inflation may rise, Weather may change but… Monopoly is forever πŸ˜‰

    Keke. There are a lot of variations really to happy birthday. I like the “Apio verde tuyo, apio verde tuyo” (spanish for “Your green celery, your green celery”

    Ooo. Spanking Sundays!

  6. Happy belated Birthday to you Stev!

    I did not know all the facts about the birthday song, so thank you for the info.

    Stev: Huzzah to world birthday enlightenment.

  7. stev…, the date on the 14th of the post is just deceiving everyone!

    we dun need to pay you $10 twice :p

  8. everybody go “awww”, how loved~

    Happy June 11th!

    Stev: Thanks

    (Everyone loves to get the date wrong ^.^)

  9. AWWWW… Happy belated birthday, Stev!

    Hey, why didn’t you go to me blog and announce your birthday? I’d’ve sing you a b-day song and call in the rain. πŸ˜›

    Stev: Can I take a raincheck on the singing in the rain part? πŸ˜‰

  10. CHANGE the date!!!!
    people are so nice to wish you… and yet it’s not the actual date…


    Stev: yes, yes already done – u guys already announced it anyway on the Chat area~ma πŸ˜›

  11. Happy Belated Birthday Stev!

    I wish for you the fulfillment of all your fondest dreams and unlimited blessings in your life.

    Life is short hence live life to the fullest. Do what matters most to you and learn to let go and open your arms for better things to come fill you up πŸ˜‰

    Stev: Thanks! *hugs*

  12. Hmm… Happy Birthday was spawned from Good Morning? Now I know why I was singing the Good Morning song using the Happy Birthday tune back when I was a kindergarten teacher… interesting…..

    Stev: Hahahaha. And suddenly the world falls into place…

  13. 10 bucks?
    Do you accept bugs?
    Any way, happy belated birthday
    Maybe if chance permits, a teh tarik on me

    Stev: Hakuna matata?!

    Sure. I’ll take you up on that πŸ˜‰

  14. Hey!!! Happy birthday *flying kisses and hugs*

    Disappear so long. Go holiday ka for your birthday? πŸ™‚

    Stev: *stretch* (fuh. almost missed the last flying kiss)

    Thanks πŸ™‚

    I wish… 😦

    Unless work is the new bday πŸ˜›

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