It’s my birthday!


I love love love birthdays! Every October 9th I am THE MOST SPECIAL PERSON in the world. That’s how it feels. What’s so special? Well, for starters, I get to name WHATEVER restaurant I wish to have my birthday dinner. Nobody says ‘No’ to me. I get to eat sweet, sugary stuff. Of course there are the presents. I often get money as presents. Excuse me if I don’t seem delighted to receive money as a birthday present. I understand the general idea  of money… it buys you stuff etc but I haven’t quite grasped the different values of money. I mean I don’t know when to shout out with joy….when I receive a RM100 or a RM1 as a gift. That’s because I have no idea what RM100 can buy compared to RM1. Mum tried teaching me the value of money for years but in this one she has not succeeded.

I want to dress like that

I often misplaced money when I was young. This is what happened a number of times with my Hari Raya money so I was trained to surrender it to Mum for safe-keeping asap. The first time I earned my own money was when I got paid for working in the staff cafeteria of a hotel as part of an industrial placement scheme for children from Special Education stream. When Mum asked what I wanted to do with the salary I asked Mum to buy me a vest, a cowboy hat and boots. Mum was so puzzled until I explained that I wanted to be like Woody in Toy Story 2, my favorite movie at that time. She explained that people don’t dress that way in real life and I will look very odd indeed. Sometimes I think ‘real life’ is a very boring place.

Anyway, for today real life is not at all boring. I’m looking forward to the dinner. However this year I had to promise not to choose a Tex-Mex restaurant. Seems everyone but me is sick of it. Before dinner they promised to take me to a karaoke where I can sing my heart out. Today nobody can take the mike away from me unless I willingly give it up….which I won’t. The only thing I had to promise was to pick other songs besides Disney and oh yes, to use my own voice instead of mimicking others. I do a pretty mean version of  ‘Thriller’….dance steps and all (well it depends who you ask). I hope you will have as good a birthday as I’m gonna have today. HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO ME!!!!!

May you live all the days of your life. – Jonathan Swift

P.S I will post pics of my birthday later.

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7 responses to this post.

  1. Posted by Farid Hamid on October 9, 2010 at 10:46 am

    Happy Birthday Haziq! May Allah always bless you and your family, keep you in His Protection and His Vision, may He grant you your best wishes, wisdom, health, happiness, bliss and Iman.

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  2. What do you think about adding some more illustrations? No offence, site is really nice. Just as I’ve heard people acquire info much more effective when they see certain useful pictures.

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  3. Generally I do not post on blogs, but I would like to say that this post really forced me to do so! really nice post

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    • Thank you so much. This is my first blog and I am really hoping to contribute towards the awareness of Autism by sharing my experience in bringing up my autistic son during the pre-Internet era and in a country though well on the way to development, did not offer much in resources for a mother like myself.

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  4. It was extremely interesting for me to read this article. Thanks for it. I like such themes and anything connected to them. I would like to read more on that site soon. BTW, rather good design that blog has, but don’t you think design should be changed once in a few months? I mean it 🙂

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    • Thanks alot for your comments Sara. I just started this blog (my first) barely 4 months ago so I’ll think of a design change much later on. At this point I am more concerned with posting valuable information/experience that can contribute towards the awareness and understanding of Autism. I will try to add more illustrations tho to add interest.

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