Those words in the title come from a song of my favorite singer, Jimmy Buffet. I find it true, though, for me.
Tomorrow is my 51st Birthday. Last year was the big bash for #50, this year is a more reserved laid back occasion. That’s what I want. I rarely ever have birthday parties, last year was an exception, because 50 is a milestone of sorts. This year, things are back to normal. No party, nothing like that. A sort of tradition for Feyma and I is that if it one of our birthdays, we go out to lunch together, then in the evening we spend it with family.
Where will we go to lunch this year? I am still trying to decide, but I still have about 24 hours to make the decision. I want to try someplace new, and a nice place. It’s hard to think of new places, though, because I have been out to most good restaurants in Davao. I can’t think of any new places off the top of my head, which I have not been to. So, where to go? I have to keep racking my brain about that.
Last night, Feyma and I were sitting with the kids before bedtime. Feyma asked me what I want for my birthday. I was honest with her, I told her that there is nothing that I want, just lunch with her, and a nice dinner with the kids. That is all it will take to please me.
I remember the days when if my birthday was coming, or Christmas or some such holiday, I always had a lot of things in mind that I wanted. These days, I just don’t hunger for material things, I guess. For one thing, most of the things that I really want or need, I just buy them anytime that I decide I want them. I mean, I have the money that I don’t need to get all worked up about it. I suppose in that way, in addition to growing older, I am also growing up.
Thinking of Jimmy Buffett, I just put on some of his music. I decided to play his Album, Meet Me in Margaritaville. The first song on the album is, not surprisingly, Margaritaville. As those lyrics went through my head, I decided where I want to eat lunch for my birthday tomorrow. Paradise Island in the Davao Gulf. It’s not a favorite resort of mine, but their food there is great. I especially love their sweet & sour lapu lapu fish. Oh, I know I said I wanted to go to a new place, and I’ve been to Paradise so many times already… but it’s been a few years since I’ve eaten there. There is only one downside… today is a rainy day here in Davao, if tomorrow is the same then it won’t really be practical to take the boat over to Paradise Island for lunch. I’ll keep hoping, though!