Sunday, April 08, 2007

Happy Birthday !!

Happy Birthday !! Wadhdiwasachya Shubhechha ! Janam Din ki shubkamnaayein ! Saalgirah Mubarak ! Joyeux Anniversaire !

The first thing on our special day we want to do is to hear these words. It makes us wait for full one year. This special day comes every year to everyone, yet it is so important.

You might ask, what is so important and special ? Well, you were born on this day, that makes it special ! A star was born this day. One tiny star grew brighter and brighter to be a beautiful and radiant light today...

Birthdays are the one day in the year when you are made to feel special by your loved ones. And for that one day you love all the pampering ? Don’t you ?
You become real Prince or princess for that day. Everything revolves around you.

And when you grow up, it brings back many happy memories of your childhood birthdays… the cakes, the balloons, the gifts, the hugs and kisses and the song “Happy Birthday to Youuuuuuuu" sung by one and all. And most importantly the unwrapping of the attractive gifts. So eager you were to open those mysterious packets. And what fun it was to poke fingers in cake and lick them..!!

Shhhhhh If I get a chance I still love doing that. ;)

But do you know the melody of this famous song was composed by Mildred J. Hill, a school teacher ? The lyrics were written by her sister, Patty Smith Hill.

And one of the most famous performances of "Happy Birthday to You" was Marilyn Monroe's rendition to U.S. President John F. Kennedy in May 1962 ?

Well, some people enjoy lavish fanfare, some love to be surprised; and some other simply want to have a quiet happy time with friends and family. Birthdays are always beautiful, no matter celebrated or not.

OK now, have you ever thought what if for once EVERYONE forgets to wish you ? On one of your birthdays you wake up to be wished by people but instead keep waiting & waiting. Not that they try to give a surprise and do it purposely but genuinely ? I know parents can’t forget their child’s birthday but what if they are unable to reach you on time and you are left with a void ?

But do birthdays mean only this to us ? It's a celebration of life...yes..but..

On a birthday, maybe one should think about what he/she has been to others so far in his/her life... what are his/her achievements in terms of being a human being...what have you been to others. What sort of person you have turned out to be. Because that's what really matters in the end. This year look at the radiant candles on your cake and think of how many people's lives you have enlightened - or how much more you have to work on it.

Oh la la.. Birthdays Birthdays... wonderful Birthdays.

And this post is incomplete unless I sing this song for Birthday Kiddos.

“Happy Birthday to You”
“Happy Birthday to You”
“Happy Birthday to You”
“Happy Birthday to You”

Note:- My current song is a very beautiful Marathi song sung by kids. Whether you liked my voice or not, listen to this song through the player. ;)

Current Song – Asava Sundar Chockletcha Bungla – Chorus


Aditi said...

par bday hain kiski

bachodi said...

Same question here. "bday hain kiski" ?

Have you heard of "boys hostel" birthday ? that is something very special. That makes the day "memorable" for every birthday boy.

and there is also a continuation to the song. "may the good god kick you ... may the bad devil f..." so on..

Alok said...

same question as others !
in anycase, Happy Birthday.

Fleiger said...

Yeh "mystery" kis cheej ki hai bhai?

Mumbai Guy said...

Your birthday today? Wishing you Happy one!

I really like this question - "what have you been to others". If one is sincere enough to answer this to him/herself, (s)he could be best person ever.

btw, where is the song you have mentioned?

I miss the marathi folk songs I used to hear during childhood. Just very touching.

SiD said...

initially I thought it was ur Blog's bday.. but that seems to happen in july..
So that means it is your birthday..

Mayank said...

Same question as others..

Is it your birthday ??

Happy Birthday !!

The question you have asked is very thought provoking. And thanks for enabling anonymous comments. :)

Deepak Gopi said...

Happy Bday to the anonymous one

Prashanth M said...

Belated wishes ma'am...

And here is a wish in Kananda - "Huttuhabbada Shubhasgayagalu" :)

Maverick said...

This reminded me of my b'day post ! If somehow my parents were not able to reach me then i wud go ahead n call them to get wished, cos its as important for them to wish me as its for me. b'days were more fun when we were kids more than bumps ,boozes n parties.

Deepak Gopi said...

He is 77 years old.
Mujhe bhi naheen Mallom,main blog ke naam kyun aisa rakha?
Some times when people address by that name I really fel shy
Good day :)

Priyam said...

Is it yours ?? I don't think so.

Anyways, Happy Birthday.. to whoever it is.

adi said...

arre yaar, kisi ka bhi bi ho, happy b'day to all of u
belated or advanced ;)
and to u too cuckoo
happy happy happy birthday to uuuuuuuuuuuuu

Leziblogger said...

Cuckoo, you've really got everyone(including me) curious!!

Nice post!Birthdays should be eventful enough to make us feel lively and tranquil enough to make us introspect, shouldn't they?

btw, after having read your post 3 times, I have a feeling it may not be your birthday but possibly of a close friend or relative!

Anyhow, like some of the people on this post have commented, 'Happy Birthday!- jis ka bhi ho'!

Dragon said...

Same question as others.

Kiska B'day hai ? You are making all of us curious.

Neways, 'Happy Birthday' to all of you.

Bhai, Cuckoo ne likha hai to kuch khaas hi baat hogi.

Waise excellent post.

mathew said...

yeah.though birthday these days doesnt carry the enthusiasm and charm we relished in our childhood..these days it is more or less a online card or a SMS..but there was a time when we loved making a card and writing the names with sketch pens..those were real celebrations..

I presume its ur bday..Wishing you a great time and enjoy the spirit of getting older!! ;-P

Ranjeet Adkar said...

Hi Cuckoo, Nice thoughts in your Post.
If it was your birthday on 8th April, belated wishes for you.
Wishing that all your wishes come true in the coming year and hope that you had a fabulous day.

You have asked the readers to think "what have you been to others". There are lot of social organizations who help you celebrate your birthday with those who are supported by them. e.g. Orphanages etc. You can definitely get in touch with them and they will be more than happy to share your joy. :-)

Ranjeet Adkar said...

Yeah, that's a nice song - My favourite is "Mamachya gavala jaauya" :-)

tulipspeaks said...

everyone wanna know.. whose bday is this???

i like the questions u posed.. made me to think n i love ppl who made me to hmm.. use my brain!! hahahaha..

nice one.



Keshi said...


**On a birthday, maybe one should think about what he/she has been to others so far in his/her life

totally agree. I mean what's the point of celebrating life if we dunno how to help others w.o. expecting anything in return.

U R A GREAT person Cuckoo!

Pyare Mohan said...

Whose Birthday is it? You are a Libran, so its not yours!!Bday hoga toh bathaana. Cake khaane ke liye aa jaoonga!!!

Birthday Kiddo said...

Thanks a tonne Cuckoo and all the others!!!

Anonymous said...

Hi Cuckoo,

Thank you very much to u n all.
I am touched.

Crow said...

nice blog beautifull layout

Crow said...

thanks for leaving a message on my blog..its very rare for me to received a message....take care and all the best in wat u pursue

Iceman said...

Aye wedi...
Wadhdiwasachya Shubhechha!

happy b'day Arien!

Jeseem said...

happy happy birthday.
so is birthday a time to look plan and re-allign your goals. no no, not on that date. you can do that, the next day.
b'day is a day of challenge, a challenge to make it your most fun filled happiest day, compared to any other day in the whole year :)

M O H A N said...

What a colour full post!!

Just enjoyed the vibrations and the beauty around.


adi said...

curiosity is killing the little mouse :))

Sugarlips said...

Hahahha...I read the 2nd post 1st :)
Happy Birthday to me...even though november is too far :)

Stay Beautiful...!

Cuckoo said...

Thank you very much for all your wishes. I enjoyed them a lot !!

I heartily accept the wishes and convey to the birthday kids. Thanks once again.

I am a seedhi saadi ladki. How do you expect me to know about those 'boys hostel' things ?

Yes, I also would do that.

I welcome to my blog. And I thank you for the wishes.

Hope to see more of you here.

Liked your attitude & the curiosity as well. :)

Ha Ha... you were almost there ;) Glad that my post forced you to read thrice. I appreciate the effort & time you spent on my blog. Thanks.

Haanji, kuch khaas hee to hain aap sab.

Yes, I do those kind of things. :) The question was for the readers. ;)

Welcome again. Thank you thank you.

You are the only one who could say that confidently !! Three cheers for you ! Go to Sula. I mean visit my other blog. ;)

Birthday Kiddo,
Oh I wish you all the best in life. :)

Not talking to you till you give your name.

I welcome you to my blog. Can I ask how you came to know of my blog ? Curiosity you see. :)

Thanks for your visit & keep coming.

Yes, yes, Happy Birthday to all the Ariens right now. Mera bhi no. aayega kabhi. ;)

Welcome again. And a BIG thank you. :)) When is your birthday ? Accept my wishes... advanced or belated.

Ha Ha.. You are the most clever person. ;)
November.. don't worry dear, I am quite close to you.

Anonymous said...

haha! they really got it wrong :D
i dont have such sweet bday memory of cake balloons gifts hugs and kisses lol
coz my parents used to give me money and we dont hugs and kisses like westners.

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