And we both celebrate it in the same way.
We go and eat.
So couple of days back, we went to W hotel @ Sentosa Cove for my birthday.
Sounds expensive? Yea it was SGD88++ per person.
But with the promo from my Amex platinum card, dinner was SGD88++ for the both of us.
Dinner was thus, SGD103 for the both of us.
Not too bad in my opinion. Considering most buffts are above SGD70 per person these days.
The food wasn't too good. It wasn't bad. But even at that price I don't think it is good enough to return.
But I'm kinda fussy over my hotel buffets. Cos I've been going to hotel buffets for years to celebrate our birthdays.
Highlights of the buffet are:
Cold dishes : lobsters, slipper lobsters, prawns are fresh, oysters, sashimi, alaskan crab
Hot dishes : cooked sri lankan crab (unknown style), cooked prawn (unknown style), they had a whole bake stingray (pretty awesome. Not very nice but still looks awesome.)
My minus points are:
I have been cutting my calorie count recently so I don't eat much. I didn't/don't enjoy buffets as much as I used to. Can't eat as much as I used to. Nothing much special with the food. Similar quality can be obtained elsewhere. Would be more expensive elsewhere though.
For my wife's birthday we will be going St Regis semi buffet. Which will be SGD58++ per pax. But once again with the 50% discount, it will be SGD58++ for 2 pax. Pretty awesome right!
Haven't been yet so have no particular comments about that.
We haven't really bought presents for each other since I think the 2nd year of dating.
I discussed this with her previously.
1. It is a waste of money.
2. I have bought whatever I want/need which I feel are reasonable.
3. If you buy me something which I don't need/want, it is even more a waste of money.
4. If I don't use the item you gave me, you may not be happy.
5. If I use the item you gave me, I may not be happy. (If I don't like the item)
It's almost always a lose-lose situation.
Some people might like it though.
So we discussed this early in our relationship and did away with it.
We now just go for a nice meal which is what we usually do on weekends anyway.
Well birthdays have become simple days for us to spend more time with each other instead of events where we need to make special plans and plan for days in advance. I've heard of guys who get stressed cos they have to plan something special, better than last year or get stressed over what to buy.
Oh well, this is really very much between us.
I don't really understand the importance of birthdays.
To me, everyday we spend together is an important day.
Birthdays aren't more important. They are just as important.
I appreciate everyday I have with my wife.
How about readers? Do you guys spend a lot of time and effort on birthdays or special days?