On December 30, my birthday, I will be enroute to the U.S., so the Zhangs held my birthday early. The Happy Birthday song was rendered in both English and Chinese.
In Chinese culture, one eats long noodles on a birthday to insure longevity. There is also an egg pudding prepared which insures many promotions in the course of life. The crown, cake and birthday song have been appropriated from the West. Naturally, I consumed a lot of egg pudding. I go up for tenure in September. I bet someone could market it among junior faculty.
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