B-day – comment is free

by Dr. Whoifof

I have just survived my birthday. I’m celebrating everyday, anyway, so enjoying who I am and who I can become once more was a real treat πŸ™‚

Beyond ‘me, me, me,’ this occasion also brings upon ‘people’ certain responsibilities and requirements to perform. Even though I threw a small b-day party – we fried tons of minciunele/csoroge and had a cultural feast with music from around the world – not all of my family attended. Mainly because it was a ‘peer’ party πŸ™‚ So now I’m catching up and deep frying some minciunele (don’t know what these are? Google them up or let’s have another deep frying party together). In half an hour, I’ll visit my parents in law with these delights, to have a mini-minciunele-birthday-party.

Comment is free, dear students and friends, on the forces and dynamics of family and friends as social institutions in acknowledging a member on a special occasion (belonging? socialization?) and on the cultural practices around b-days πŸ™‚ Do you think my in laws would have been offended if I didn’t deep fry some minciunele? πŸ™‚ What do the books say about roles and performance?



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