Sunday, December 12

1212

(1) Birthdays don't make you one year older. They are just like any other day, which means you are just one day older. After all, age is a continuous function, not a discrete one.

(2) I don't grow older with age, I grow wiser. I'm a red wine, I get better with age.

(3) I read somewhere that you shouldn't celebrate belated birthdays, is it true?

Anyway, happy birthday to me.

I sent a birthday card to myself last week, I wonder why it hasn't arrive. (kidding)

About the Author: Shingo T got an Ipod Nano as a present from his Wifey, his first ever Apple product. Now he is wondering how much was charged on to his credit card.

30 comments:

// krissy ♥ said...

Sweeeet :) Happy birthday Shingo! Enjoy being a day older ;)

RicAdeMus said...

Happy Birthday!

I once made the mistake of telling my wife a birthday is the first day of your x (age + 1 year) year. She didn't like that at all.

Keats The Sunshine Girl said...

Happy birthday Shingo! I too like to be the red wine that gets better with age. Just celebrate, every day is a new day.

HappySurfer said...

Happy Birthday, Shingo! Many happy returns too..

In two years' time, your birthday would read 121212. Nice!

Bananazą®‡ said...

Happy Birthday Red Wine..why S'pore post is just as slow as Federal hahaha

Ai Shiang said...

happy birthday Shingo, I always wish my friends "1 year wiser" as well :o)

Some complain that they would like to go back to become 20 again. But for me, there is nothing better than present. That's why it is called "Present", isn't it?

Mei Teng said...

Happy birthday! How young are you? ;)

Shingo T said...

Thanks everyone.

HappySurfer:
everyone will busy attending some wedding on 121212 to remember my birthday, haha.

Ai Shiang:
I do feel a little old sometimes, but I never look back. the present is something I love, and the future is something I can manipulate.

Mei Teng:
I am born in the year of the horse. =p

de.lizzy.cious said...

happy birthday, uncle! ;)

MKL said...

Happy birthday, bro. I saw you in real and I must say you really look great for your age :) So in your case you really grew older just for one day ;)

khengsiong said...

So, shall I wish you a belated happy birthday?

khengsiong said...

So, now you have joined the (evil) Apple Empire?

iamthewitch said...

Happy Birthday to you Shingo! Yea, I heard that one shouldn't celebrate birthday after the actual date la.. as in, no birthday cake or candle preferably

HappySurfer said...

Just to latch on to what Witch said, that belief comes from the Chinese. It is customary not to celebrate a birthday after the fact. It's not auspicious. The Chinese people do have a lot of beliefs and superstitions, don't we?

Some people, esp old folks, do not celebrate birthdays for fear that it be misconstrued that they are bragging about their longevity. I have a story to tell here.

I know someone whose grandfather (grand old man) stopped celebrating his birthday after three of his descendants died, one each year consecutively, for three years soon after his birthday celebration. When he realised it, he stopped celebrating his birthdays and surprising no one died after that until it was time for his turn. Superstition or coincidence? Anyone's guess.

foongpc said...

Happy belated birthday!! : )

foongpc said...

So now you are one year wiser? : )

Jo said...

Happy belated birthday. Wow your bday is on 1212? Wait till 121212, what a nice date to celebrate your birthday. You should issue a decree that all your frenz must celebrate this big day of yours with no weddings in the way. But wait, one of my morbid frenz truly believe that's when the world would end and decided to hold her wedding then. Very positive!

I'm rambling. Ignore me please.

Ah~ with your animal year, I could figure out your age. *Hiakz*

wenn said...

it's always nice to hv the feeling..happy birthday!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday!!!

You'll be a 'apple convert' in no time!


Wer Wer

LilyChen said...

Wow, happy birthday!! I was born in 11/11, and you were born in 12/12, we only have 1 month difference.... (Really? Haha) Anyway, wish you all the best in 2011. :-)

Stefanie said...

HAPPY BELATED BIRTHDAY Shingo! :D

Netster said...

Happy Birthday Bro!

Everyday a Happy Birthday :) But today is more special than the other because today you are more handsome more than before :D

Not that you ask ... but my birthday is on Jan 23 hahahahah


Ho ho Ho Merry Christmas and Happy Birthday to you. I'll send you one leng lui through your chimney on Christmas eve.. please clean your chinmey, I don't want to get dirty and all :D

Wenny Yap said...

"Happy Belated Birthday Uncle Shingo T!"

Sympathy for The Devil said...

you really are a very handsome chick magnet.
happy birthday to you, Handsome.

kisses.

autumn said...

happy birthday, uncle T!! ^^

dblchin (double chin) said...

HAPPY BDAY SHINGO!!! HOPE U HAD A BLAST!

Shingo T said...

Thanks everyone. ^_^

The last I checked, I looked just as good before and after my birthday.

Now all I want for Christmas is a smaller tummy and more hair.

Twilight said...

Never too late to wish you a Happy Belated Birthday!

The Envoy said...

Happy belated birthday, Shingo T :P

Shingo T said...

Khengsiong:
nooo.... Steve Jobs is not my father. =p

HappySurfer:
haha, lots of weird unexplainable things happening around the world, isn't it?

Jo:
gosh, you know my age. Now you must suffer the consequences. Muahaha *cough cough*

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