Saturday, November 14, 2009
Happy 13th Birthday, My Son!
Yesterday is the 13th day of the month of November. Yesterday is a big day for GiLoCatur's eldest son. Because 13 years ago on this date, FIKRI was born in a private maternity clinic in Kuala Lumpur. In GiLoCatur's family, FIKRI's birthday is the last one to celebrate every year. It coincides with GiLoCatur's wedding anniversary which fall in the third week of November. For this year, it would be on next Tuesday. It has become a tradition to have a family potrait picture taken every year.
Yesterday he celebrated his birthday with his dorm, Ibnu Rushd, mates by having KFC chickens coincidentally with the celebration of the year end (Form 1) completion.
Number 13 is quite special. It is the significant (official) age of becoming a teenager. And it also has special meaning and occasion in many religions. 13 also has its urban myth. Many unlucky incidents and tragedies are associated with number 13. For examples, Friday the 13th and Apollo 13.Even there are movies about it. GiLoCatur believes that many kids all over the world know who Freddy Krueger is.
Know what TRISKAIDEKAPHOBIA is? It means the fear of number 13. Many hotels do not have 13th floor or room number 13. Many air planes do not have seat no 13.
BUT for GiLoCatur, 13 is a very good and lucky number. GiLoCatur wishes and prays that FIKRI will accomplish lots of achievements and success in the future including in chess.
HAPPY 13th BIRTHDAY, MY SON!
MAY ALLAH SWT BLESS YOU AND STRIVE FOR EXCELLENCE.
AYAH & IBU WILL ALWAYS BE THERE FOR YOU, INSYA ALLAH!
WISH YOU GOOD LUCK IN WHATEVER YOU DO IN LIFE, ACADEMIC & CAREER!
ALSO HOPEFULLY YOU WILL BECOME A CHESS MASTER!
MAKE US AND THE COUNTRY PROUD, SON!