It seems I always spend my birthday filming in Europe. My present this year was being legally inside Rome's great sights with our big camera and tripod. We had a great day in the National Museum, Colosseum, and Forum. As we spent well over $3,000 for the day's permissions, we were shooting vigorously until being kicked out at 7pm. Everything had gone wonderfully, and just a few minutes before 7:00, I was celebratory. As cameraman Karel got the last angles on the Arch of Titus, I met a gang of happy Filipino tourists, and asked them to sing me "Happy Birthday" in Tagalog. They obliged, giving me a wonderful birthday memory.