Monday, August 11, 2008

Sheng Ri Kuai Le to You!

Wow!
Who knew
that
birthdays in China
are forbidden
to pass
quietly, unannounced,
into the next day,
as the passing of certain years
(47 to be precise)
might warrant.
Xie Xie everyone for your
kind words

and
delicious surprises
and melodious
singing voices
in your ancient language.
And for making this
home away from home
a very special place to be.
Blow
One candle, for one world
may we always find common ground
to celebrate our magnificent
humanity
I wish.

Lao Wan Tong

12 comments:

kjpweb said...

Well then - Happy Birthday greetings from across the world!
Cheers, Klaus

Mep said...

Happy Birthday Tim!!!

Julie Zickefoose said...

A big wet Leo kiss (I'm envisioning a lion, wrapping its huge paws around you and slurping your face) to you, Tim, faraway but nearby.

Dee/reddirtramblings said...

Happy Birthday! I hope you are enjoying yourself. I put your blog on my blogroll.~~Dee

Jean said...

Happy birthday, Tim. Stay healthy. Stay safe. Have a blast. And keep the good posts coming. :-)

Greg said...

Many happy returns to you, Tim! What a time and place to be celebrating!!

Enjoy!

Birdie said...

Isn't it wonderful to be affirmed by friends when you're so far from home? Happy birthday.

Mary said...

ginibini1ginibini1Sorry I'm so late...big birthday hug to you, Tim! I'm smitten with the kindness you receive. But, who wouldn't be kind to you?

Mary said...

Pardon the sloppy post :o)

I think of you every day.

Mary said...

Pardon the sloppy post :o)

I think of you every day.

Mary said...

What's going on here?????

Doug Taron said...

Arrgh...late to the party again. A very happy belated birthday to you. I hope things are going well now that the Olympics are in high gear.

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