I keep hearing from Westerners about how expensive their birthdays are and about a year ago I found out why.
They pay for all sorts of people they don't know, plus some that they do know to come wish them a "Happy Birthday!". Strange.
Anyhow in a village a few friends usually get together buy some food and beverage and have a party
Tesco had goong\shrimp on sale for 125 Baht per kilo, my contribution. Someone brought a chicken someone else mada the soup and another the salad.
Anyhow a fine night was had by all.