What's your view on birthday celebration

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Yesterday I turned a year older. In all honesty, I may have forgotten if not for the fact that my mum kept on calling the day before, asking to send her more pictures to add to the ones she's planning on posting.

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photo by @k-banti.

Peep the shoe I made :)

The day started as it always does, we woke up very early to pray. After the prayer, everyone started singing happy birthday, and I just sat there staring and smiling (I mean, what am I supposed to do when they are singing happy birthday to me?). When it was my turn to sing, I forgot my age, lol (as young as I am). I gave the excuse of feeling sleepy.

The rest of the day was pretty ordinary to be honest, at least till in the evening. Kudos to @demilade2all for spending her entire day making sure my cake was done. I told her about my cake plans at about 10pm, a night to my birthday (pretty late, I know). And she was able to buy the materials and produce this beauty before evening.

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photo by @demilade2all

A few other people came in and we all talked, drank wine, cut cake, prayed, birthday wishes and all that. I even received some monetary gifts. I really enjoyed myself,and I'm sure every one else did.

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Ever since I was little I've always found it easier celebrating other people's birthdays than mine. The unnecessary attention, the "birthday boy" tag, calls from relatives you have never spoken to before, it's was always so nerve-wracking. The only part I enjoyed however, was the gifts and the Pampering (who doesn't want to receive gifts and be pampered). But as I'm growing older I'm starting to get comfortable with these family traditions. Like putting your pictures as their dp or the family group chat dp, everyone calling you to check up on you, saying special prayers for you, basically showing you that they actually care. Though this should be done on a regular basis, unfortunately everyone has a busy schedule, they end up forgetting to check up. Thankfully birthdays give them a reason to check up, and catch up on old times.

I received a call from a friend of mine, who I hadn't spoken to for like a year and a half now. We talked for quite sometime and caught up on the good old days. After the call, I asked myself why we hadn't called or messaged each other all this time. I guess it was simply because there was nothing to discuss. And as time flew by, we just got engaged with life activities, we forgot about each other. Birthday's act as a reminder, and a reason to check up on some-one. What do you think about birthday celebration? And also I'd love to hear what you do when people sing happy birthday to you (I need a solution to this before my next birthday. I'm tired of looking lost and smiling like a creep).

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Thank you for reading this post, your support and feedback is greatly appreciated



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Hey, happy Birthday @bos Here's some !PIZZA !LUV and a whole lotta !LOLZ to celebrate 👏 I hear you on the Happy birthday thing. I love singing it to others and love it when my kiddos sing to me but...it feels kinda 'spotlighty' when a whole group sing to you, right? 😂 I always feel like I want to join in with the singing so that I don't feel singled out haha but then that is the whole point isn't it? To celebrate the anniversary of the birth of the person whose birthday it is😍 oh, and I love the cake... a work of art and a show of love from @demilade2all

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I always feel like I want to join in with the singing so that I don't feel singled out haha

Me too, at times I start singing, then I stop when I realize.

oh, and I love the cake... a work of art and a show of love from @demilade2all

A work of art indeed. Not just in the looks, but also in the taste.

Thanks for stopping by

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It was my pleasure. I enjoyed the post :-) have a great evening.

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Happy birthday @b0s . I hope the cake remains, cause I'm coming to get mine

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It's remaining small, so you better hurry

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Belated happy birthday 🎁
Glad you had a good day and you raise a good point that on one’s birthday we often make contact with people we have spoken to for months and that is a good thing

But that said unlike you I still don’t like celebrating my birthday I really don’t like being the focus of peoples attention at anytime and Birthdays sort of force that upon you

I used to every year go on a trip over my birthday often on a hike or go somewhere and pretend I had no phone service ie turn off my phone for the day and effectively hide away

But when I got married almost 20 years ago my wife wouldn’t have any of that lol

I still like to try and have my birthday pass unnoticed but accept it’s important to my family that they want to mark my birthday with me even though I joke each year I am old enough now I have had plenty of birthdays let’s move on lol 😂

But now I ask myself am I being contradicting in that I always want to make others peoples birthdays special

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I used to every year go on a trip over my birthday often on a hike or go somewhere and pretend I had no phone service ie turn off my phone for the day and effectively hide away

😂😂😂. Why didn't I think of that before? Oh well, too late. I'm beginning to like it now, lol.

But now I ask myself am I being contradicting in that I always want to make others peoples birthdays special

:) well, I think it normal to want to make everyone's birthday special. Which is what your family and friends are trying to do by speaking with you, and singing, and all that. So if you think about it that way, who knows you might actually enjoy it

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Yeah let me try a different mindset for my next birthday and see how it goes :)

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Happy birthday to you!

I mean, what am I supposed to do when they are singing happy birthday to me?

Hahahaha, I know that awkward feeling. Sometimes when people wish me happy birthday I get confused and say "same to you" and when they sing I just stare, wondering what I'm supposed to do in that moment. Birthdays are like any other day to me, the only difference is I am reminded of the fact that I'm getting older.

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Sometimes when people wish me happy birthday I get confused and say "same to you"

🤣🤣🤣. This has happened to me a few times in the past.

and when they sing I just stare, wondering what I'm supposed to do in that moment.

I just smile and hold the urge to sing along. Lol

Birthdays are like any other day to me, the only difference is I am reminded of the fact that I'm getting older.

You should try going out with friends, and or loved ones on your birthday, and doing things you don't do often. It makes growing older a bit more fun.

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You should try going out with friends, and or loved ones on your birthday, and doing things you don't do often. It makes growing older a bit more fun.

Yeah, I try to do that. It's fun because friends are more excited about our birthdays than us.

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Happy birthday to you, brother. I wish you many more to come. Enjoy God's best. I have eyes on your cake though...

@dreemport brought me here.

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!LOLZ 😂 this was a very funny read and I just kept laughing till the end.

I see your own made shoes, they are amazing art and I say you keep making those until you make one for me 😉

Happy belated birthday to you our shoe maker writer 🤪 just answer it like that.

When next they sing to you on your birthday, try to blush (close your face, open your face and make sure to keep smiling) then make sure not to forget your age next time 🤣🤣🤣

By the way, I love birthdays but I think that love has an expiring date sha... Maybe though 😇

Love the cake, hope you kept my share 🙄 I will take the bigger part 😋

Nicely written, got here through @dreemport

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Where do I start. You are a very funny person

I say you keep making those until you make one for me 😉

Yes oo, I'm looking forward to then.

Happy belated birthday to you our shoe maker writer 🤪

Yes oo😎, the one and only.

When next they sing to you on your birthday, try to blush (close your face, open your face and make sure to keep smiling)

Ahh, I don't think that one will fit me ooh.

then make sure not to forget your age next time 🤣🤣🤣

It was one time and, I was sleepy 😂

Love the cake, hope you kept my share 🙄 I will take the bigger part 😋

LOL, cake that will soon finish

Sorry for the late reply, was working on a pair of shoes

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😂 Was my comment too long and hard to reply? Oops sorry about that 😁

Lemme nor just quarrel for my cake since you're working on a pair of shoe... It may be mine 😉🤣

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Was my comment too long and hard to reply? Oops sorry about that 😁

No, not at all. In fact I enjoyed replying it.

... It may be mine 😉🤣

😂🤣Be deceiving yourself

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😂 Just allow me to deceive myself at least 😒 until you create mine 😏

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Happy birthday! I think that birthdays are something that we should cherish, but it's up to us whether we would celebrate it or not. It's a day that signifies our existence, a day that signifies our unique contribution to the world.

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Very true, but where I'm from you don't choose whether you want to celebrate it or not, it's up to your family.

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Oh what a wonderful pretty cake you got :-) happy happy birthday to you :-)
I love celebrating.... birthdays, christmas, whatever. staying around with the people I love is always a great thing, may it be their or my birthday :-)

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Oh what a wonderful pretty cake you got :-)

Thank you

I also love spending time with people I love. I just don't like having to be the center of attention. Thanks for stopping by

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(I'm not late) Heheh

Happy Birthday Bro... That shoe is a very sharp one. Looking good in it.

As for the cake, @demilade2all nailed it. Hwhwh. Hope she collected Something huge from you. That was an urgent service. Heheh

I wish you good things as you enter this new cycle

I came to your post through @dreemport

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Happy Birthday Bro... That shoe is a very sharp one. Looking good in it.

Thank you.

As for the cake, @demilade2all nailed it. Hwhwh. Hope she collected Something huge from you. That was an urgent service. Heheh

Well..., it relatively hooge. I also tried giving her 50 % payout from this post, but my ecency app didn't save it when I posted. Guess I'll have to do it manually.

I wish you good things as you enter this new cycle

Amen oo. Thanks for stopping by

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Alright Bro... Move one from you.

Congratulations ✌️

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Thank you😊
I dont know if what i collected was "Hooge" enough but yeah, it was huge

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Happy birthday in arrears.
I hope you enjoyed the cake😁

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After a week. Thanks Sha, I really enjoyed it.

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