“Beauty is not always something you must search for” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Emilio Cassab by ©Lindsay Lauckner

Image © Lindsay Lauckner

An Interview with Emilio

Q. What is your best memory/moment from one of your past birthdays?

A. On my 9th birthday I invited four friends to my ranch and we played a soccer match and we scored 10 goals.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. After going to the ranch on my 9th birthday the next day it was actually my birthday and I had to be with only girls and I didn’t like it.

Q. What was the present you’ve received for your birthday that most surprised you?

A. An action man with an arbor called Virgo.

Q. Is there one food or dish that you insist in eating during your birthday celebration?

A. The cake that my mom makes because (it) is really colourful and my mom makes them especially for me.

Q. What do you believe is the most important aspect of celebrating a birthday?

A. Enjoying what people make for you, that is the most important day for you in the whole year.

Q. Do you/your family/culture have any traditions/rituals/ceremonies that are performed to celebrate birthdays? What is it?

A. Sing a special song called “Las mañanitas”