I tried something different this year during my birthday. I set my birthday date on my Facebook page days before so it can only seen by me.
What for? Well, for many years since I’ve got my Facebook account, a lot of people congratulate me regard of this. It is not a surprise because eventually Facebook shows people who has their birthday on News Feed, so it is easy to find out. It doesn’t mean that I didn’t appreciate what they did or wished for me back then. However, it lacks of personal touch, IMHO. It is not special enough. So, I wanted to find out how it turned to be when there’s no notification from Facebook.
First wish came from my parents. They came to my bedroom and congratulate me. It happened in minutes because they were tired and also worried about waking up late for having sahoor.
During the day, I’ve got several messages wished me a happy birthday. From my brother who posted our old photo on Path, from my closest friends, my senior high school friends, etc. I have to admit that the number of people who congratulate me is lesser than before. Surprisingly, I am happier!
At least, I’ve got some prayers from people who really put a thought on my birthday. There were also unexpected people who give me a call toward it and you should know how heartwarming they are. :)
Well, I’ll keep doing it this way.
PS: I set back my birthday visibility on Facebook page. It doesn’t matter anymore, for a while :D