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!
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?
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 !