Thursday, January 14, 2016

The Century Week

Earlier this week, the first ODI of the series between Australia and India saw some big scores. While Rohit Sharma scored the highest runs ever against Australia in Australia, the game had a first ever stat. The game was the first ever instance where both teams had a double-century partnership. Rohit Sharma and Virat Kohli for India (207), Steven Smith and  George Bailey for Australia (242). 

We all love to see 100s scored on the cricket field, but this week is special because like in the cricket, there are two people in my circle of family and friends who have scored 100 - not in cricket, but in life. 

Celebrating his 100th birthday today is Mr. Felix Fernandez from my parish. Check out the link for more info about him. Also online is a special tribute put together by one of his grandchildren.

The other centenarian this week (tomorrow) is the grandmother (in-law) of one of my cousins. Based in Allahabad in North India, Mrs. Mary D'Sylva will be celebrating her century with children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren. There will sure be lots of music at the celebration with three generations of musicians. The family have put up a special Facebook page marking the event.

I wish them both a Very Happy Birthday and dedicate to them this song from the year they were born - 'The Sunshine Of Your Smile'. Yes, SMILES will be everywhere around them this week. 

The Sunshine Of Your Smile - John McCormack

There's this Happy Birthday Song that we have always sung for every birthday, soon after the cutting of the cake - 'It's A Hap Hap Happy Birthday'. It goes like this

It's a hap-hap-happy birthday,
May you live to be,
A hundred and three.
It's a hap-hap-happy birthday,
A hap-happy birthday to you.

Looks like those lyrics need to rewritten. Any suggestions?

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