I found this song called Gobbledigook by Sigur Ros, an Icelandic band; it makes me want to fling my head, stamp my feet, jump all about and mumble gobbledygook. I really could make a blog soundtrack huh? 😀 (Remember this guitar solo Dave did for me?)
What is the significance of birthdays? Why do we celebrate birthdays? I’ve never really thought of my birthday as anything important. It’s a date I remember, of course, but I do not place much significance to it; it’s just another day to me, made special by the fact that I was born that day, and not made so special in the sense that I didn’t ask to be born on that day.
Which is why I do not indulge people my birth date. There really is nothing special about my birth date. Besides, everybody has one. What’s so special about it? Why do people have birthday parties? Why do we celebrate the people born on a certain day? I honestly don’t really get it. I get it on some level, but I also don’t quite get it. Do you get me?
So this year, my birthday has come and gone… wait, has it? 😉 I have received some birthday gifts – early or belated, you decide.
1. RM100 from Uncle PT which is half a birthday gift and half as a gift for my upcoming trip. That was very sweet of him, since I could use all the cold cash I can get, heh.
2. HKD$100 and some Australian dollars from Uncle PC, scrounged from his house, also half a birthday gift and half my Macau trip gift. The Australian dollars will add to the Macau fund when I go to the foreign exchange.
3. 9 (I haven’t spoke of 9 before – it’s a strange pseudonym to give a person, but it makes perfect sense if I told you why – long story short, I am 9’s person, as in Grey’s Anatomy “person” kind of person 🙂 ) gave me a VCD (Stardust! The first movie we watched together!), a metal bookmark which spells Love, and the sweetest and sincerest birthday card I’ve ever received.
4. The usual angpows from M & D, which will go to my Macau fund, of course.
Don’t really expect any more early or belated birthday gifts, because nobody else knows the date. 😛
No, wait, that’s wrong. There is someone who I know knows it, but I don’t think I’ll be getting an early or belated birthday wish, much less a gift. And that is possibly the one gift that I would have wanted…
Sigh, move on, move on. Wish me (early or belated) happy birthday, please? 🙂