Forever young…

This came in the mail a few days ago…

BP from CL 1

It was from my Facebook friend and I must say that I was so very pleasantly surprised as I did not expect anything of the sort at all. She PM-ed me via my inbox for my address and I gave it to her thinking that she would send me one of those office pocket diaries or something – big companies usually give out things like that at the end of the year

I don’t think there’s enough for me to make a shirt but at least, you can all expect to see some nice backgrounds in my photographs…

BP from CL 2

…from now on. Thank you so much, my friend – your kind and sincere gesture is indeed very much appreciated.

And thank you to you too, Jimmy, for your present…

From J 1

Gosh! It’s so sweet of you to remember…

From J 2

…not that anyone can forget with all that hint-dropping left, right and centre. Hehehehehehe!!!!!!

And yes, in case anyone’s still unaware of it, it’s my birthday today and just a few minutes ago, I broke past the big SIX-O mark and I’m 61 as of today…andΒ no matter how one may wish it is so, the time will come, slowly but surely, when he/she would have to admit that he/she is no longer one of the young ones any longer…

*song starts at 1:00*

…but it’s perfectly all right. Don’t bother telling me that age is just a number – it certainly is more than that. Everyone grows old and being old does have its good points as well so I do think it is good to just grow old gracefully and not be like someone caught in some kind of mid-life crisis.

I certainly do not intend to stay forever young, that’s for sure, but I came across this song not too long ago and instantly fell in love with it.

This is by someone who is already 94 years oldΒ and I really like it a lot though the following version never fails to move me each time I listen to it…

It’s so very beautiful andΒ I thought the lyrics are so appropriate for somebody in his/her golden years.

However, I don’t suppose I will be getting any musical gift from anybody, much less this song in particular, but it sure would be nice to get all those wishes mentioned in the song on this very special day of mine today. Perhaps all of you can click the link to watch the video clip and quote the lines from the song, a line each…and hopefully, there will be enough comments to make up the lyrics of the whole song. That would be great, don’t you think…and hopefully, all your good wishes will come true…

Author: suituapui

Ancient relic but very young at heart. Enjoys food and cooking...and travelling and being with friends.

34 thoughts on “Forever young…”

  1. oh, it’s our dearest Sibu Food Mayor’s birthday today??!! 61 and still look young like 16~~ :p


    and hey, am i the very first one to come and greet you here??

    Yes, you’re first and thank you so very much. Don’t bluff!!! 16, my foot! πŸ˜€

  2. Happy birthday stp nice gifts you got! May all your wishes come true

    Yes, yes…thank you, thank you. The second line from the lyrics of the song. Nobody else is bothered to listen and quote a line, it seems… 😦

  3. Happy Birthday Arthur. Wow! Love reading this. “Age is not just number” it struck me! Thank you.

    When you’re old and slow and experiencing pain all over, you can be sure it’s a lot more than just a number. Thanks for the greeting, my newly-met friend.

  4. Happy Blessed Birthday, Arthur. Though 61st now, you are young forever in my eyes. May the Lord showers His Blessings upon you every now & then.

    Thank you. Sure would be nice if He can bless me with a little windfall sometime, pension barely enough…but praise the Lord – at least, I have that. Hehehehehehehe!!!

  5. Happy birthday,Arthur. Forever young at heart! πŸ™‚

    Nice presents from your friends. I like the batik.

    Thanks. Yes, so blessed to have all you wonderful friends.

  6. HAPPY AND HEALTHY BIRTHDAY TO YOU, ARTHUR! Stay good, stay cool….
    If I could, I would dedicate a Groovy Kind of Song to you… hahahaa….

    Thank you. Can, can…play and upload to youtube and share it here… πŸ˜‰

  7. Happy BIrthday Arthur! 61 still very young lah, younger than my dad πŸ˜€

    Thank you. Wahhh!!!! Too old to be your brother, I’m sure. πŸ˜€

  8. Yes, may God bless you and keep you always. May all your wishes come true.
    Happy birthday, Arthur!

    Thank you.

  9. Wah. Lots of tuapuis on stage.

    Yes, so sad. Old age, inactive, metabolism slows down…but praise the Lord we are all still alive and well. Some have passed on, skinny ones… 😦

  10. omigosh! happy birthday! i hope today has been a good day for you, that this week will be a good birthday week, and that the full year of being 61 will bring you joy and peace throughout, ya πŸ˜€

    Thank you. Yes, it’s been great so far…and I’ve got an ex-student’s wedding banquet to attend tonight some more. The feasting never ends… πŸ˜‰

  11. brr, it’s a cold day, with drizzling all day long in KL and a snowy blog.. hahha

    Happy Birthday!
    May the LORD bless and keep you always and may all your wishes come true!!

    ps. My hubby celebrated his birthday a day earlier.

    πŸ˜€ Thank you. Boy, what a coincidence! Belated birthday greetings to your hubby!

  12. You received some lovely gifts, I hope you have a wonderful birthday and many more. πŸ™‚

    Thanks, Opal. I certainly look forward to lots more to come… πŸ™‚

  13. Where is my comment? Hmmmmm..
    Lucky still not too late to wish you, happy happy birthday!! I bet you have a great day to celebrate your big day. Stay young and healthy always and god bless.

    Ahhhhhhh!!!!! I was wondering where you were all day. Thought you have already gone off somewhere on your year-end holiday…. Thank you, thank you!

    1. hahahhahah..i did wish you in FB and i did leave a comment here too, but i can’t see my comment, maybe i didn’t hit twice on my phone to submit the comment.

      These smartphones, sometimes not very smart. Hehehehehe!!!!

  14. Happy Birthday Arthur! I’m sure you had a nice birthday celebration with so many birthday messages, gifts, cakes and not forgetting food! πŸ˜‰

    Thank you. Watch out for the post… πŸ˜‰

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