Thanks, everyone! Great to know friends do not forget even the neglectful one.
Turned 50 yesterday and thought I'd do something meaningful about it so spent it at my favorite orphanage in Antipolo. Took the day off, got some Jollibee, a pair of clowns, and a bunch of toys and had a great day with little kids. Best birthday of my life (so far!).
BTW, I know I got lots of text msg greetings yesterday morning but, as I was about to read them, my phone died. I'm using a service unit now and all my contact nos. are lost so, to the greeters, thanks, and sorry if I could not respond.