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Grown-ups and a 1-year old

Last night, I went at a birthday party for a 1-year old baby. It is Dima, the little baby of my friends Marwan and Basma. For me, it was a first. I’ve never attended something like this.

I saw last night how, for an infant, the parents` creativity explodes and their eyes are just full of joy. The apartment was decorated with lady beetle designs everywhere: the party hats, the glasses and the plates etc. The ceiling had, I guess, about 50+ balloons, all very colorful. Read more to party on!

Not too personal · Old blog

#GettingPersonal: Happy Birthday to me

Yesterday (February 11th) was my birthday. Happy birthday to me!

I am not a very sociable person offline so, this year, I wanted to see if I can have a calm, relaxing birthday. I made my birth date private on Facebook. Unfortunately I forgot to do the same on LinkedIn and it seems you can’t do this on Skype.

263 friends on Facebook, 2546 connections on LinkedIn and a few relatives. All relatives called (by phone or Skype) to wish me a Happy Birthday. I received about 10 birthday messages on LinkedIn (from persons I don’t remember adding). On Facebook I received three profile posts (my sister, an old friend and a high school colleague born on the same day) and 5 private messages (from people who I really like). YOU SHOULD REALLY READ MORE!