“Caution should not be mistaken for cowardice” from The Secret Language of Birthdays by Gary Goldschneider & Joost Elffers

Pamela Haik by ©Lindsay Lauckner

Image © Lindsay Lauckner

An Interview with Pamela

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

A. Best memory when I had a party at my house and all my best friends came and we finished it at 10am next day.

Q. How about the worst? And why?

A. The worst is that I had to work the next day and I had a terrible hangover and no sleep.

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

A. I received a car!!

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

A. I always want to eat Lebanese food.

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

A. I think the most important aspect is to share that day with all my family and people I love.

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

A. The tradition we have is to eat together, sing Las Mananitas with a big cake and party all day!