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August 5, 2011 - Happy 5th Birthday, HubPages!!!

Updated on August 7, 2011

Ladies and gents...your attention, please!

Let's sing the birthday song, with the versions of Alvin and the Chipmunks or with the sultry voice mimicking Marilyn Monroe.

This is a very important day on HubPages family. I am sure they'll be closing the streets of Minna street in San Francisco, California, USA in order to give way to all visiting hubbers and other well-wishers bringing lots of foods and goodies from their own country. Police traffic enforcers will direct all party goers to one 'hotspot' and that's gonna be the HP building.

I'll bring some of my Tropical Cooking samples and put it at the buffet table where the CEO -Founder Paul Edmonson is waiting, while HubPages elites and other staff are moonlighting as ushers and usherettes.

This is sure to be a BIG, BIG, HubPages Meet-Up coinciding the fifth year anniversary since 2006.

I'll be ready with my pen for the autograph signing with my special Hubpages organizer and white t-shirt where fellow hubbers could write their names and greetings as well.

It will be a blast.

Chipmunks - Happy Birthday to You!!! c/o 1uzbek

Greetings from all over the world

Let's make a trending topic on our social media sites. The share button of Facebook and tweet button of Twitter will be amassing lots of hubtivity and spread of hub-loves that can surpass the red level alert due to a kind of 'hysteria' going on from all corners of the world.

I have to Google translate from English to other languages the birthday greetings that's been mushrooming on this hub. You, too can also share and tweet these 'happy birthday' shout-outs.

  1. Russian: С Днем Рождения,Hubpages! (S Dnem Rozhdeniya, Hubpages !)
  2. Spanish: ¡Feliz cumpleaños,HubPages!
  3. Latin: Donec,HubPages!...
  4. Chinese (traditional): 生日快樂,HubPages!(Shēngrì kuàilè,HubPages!)
  5. Filipino: Maligayang Bati, HubPages!!!
  6. French: Joyeux anniversaire,HubPages!
  7. German: Happy birthday,HubPages! (The same in English, Irish, Danish, Icelandic and Norwegian or even Afrikaans)
  8. Italian: Buon compleanno,HubPages!
  9. Greek: Χρόνια πολλά,Hubpages! (Chrónia pollá , Hubpages !)
  10. Bulgarian: Честит рожден ден,HubPages!! (Chestit rozhden den, HubPages!)
  11. Korean: 생일 축하한다,HubPages! (saeng-il chughahanda, HubPages !)
  12. Hindi: जन्मदिन मुबारक,Hubpages!!(Janmadina mubāraka, Hubpages! )
  13. Portuguese: Feliz Aniversário,HubPages!
  14. Japanese: ハッピーバースデーHubPagesの!(Happībāsudē, HubPages no!)
  15. Swedish: Grattis på födelsedagen, Hubpages!
  16. Romanian: La multi ani,HubPages!
  17. Ukrainian: З Днем Народження, Hubpages! (Z Dnem Narodzhennya, Hubpages !)
  18. Thai: สุขสันต์วันเกิด HubPages! (S̄uk̄hs̄ạnt̒ wạn keid HubPages!)

Let's make it a trending topic inside the Wall posts and chat rooms of popular social media.

Let's say it again in unison........

Happy 5th Birthday, HubPages!!!

My Tropical Buffet for HubPages' anniversary

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Chopping the Lechon or roasted pig (Photo by Travel Man)Tropical dishes (Photo by Travel Man)Fish Escabeche (Photo by Travel Man)Fish Escabeche II or Sweet-n-Sour Steamed Fish (Photo by Travel Man)Tropical Long Table (Photo by Travel Man)Fish Escabeche III (Photo by Travel Man)Tropical Drinks and Fish Pulutan (finger foods) - Photo by Travel Man
Chopping the Lechon or roasted pig (Photo by Travel Man)
Chopping the Lechon or roasted pig (Photo by Travel Man)
Tropical dishes (Photo by Travel Man)
Tropical dishes (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche II or Sweet-n-Sour Steamed Fish (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche II or Sweet-n-Sour Steamed Fish (Photo by Travel Man)
Tropical Long Table (Photo by Travel Man)
Tropical Long Table (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche III (Photo by Travel Man)
Fish Escabeche III (Photo by Travel Man)
Tropical Drinks and Fish Pulutan (finger foods) - Photo by Travel Man
Tropical Drinks and Fish Pulutan (finger foods) - Photo by Travel Man

Happy Birthday Mr. President c/o dumbbrunettegal1

Positive slices and more icing on the cake

Since my inclusion on HubPages last September, 2009, I've seen and experienced positive changes of nurturing writers-hubbers to the fullest by the HP Staff and management.

Features keep on improving. Tools are upgraded; although, I still believe that news are also an important factor in keeping abreast with any development of written hubs.

It's a sad goodbye to Kontera but challenging welcoem to the Panda algorithm of Google AdSense. HubPages instantly promoted each hubber to have a subdomain for a more traffic, feeds or backlinks on a particular account.

Affiliates, like eBay and Amazon are also countered by HubPages' own Ad Program in order to give fair remuneration or monetization to hubbers who are participating on the program.

HubPages garnered a finalist award and status for Best Consumer Service site this year. This is a very commendable progress of HP family, thanks to the CEO Paul Edmondson and multitude of supporters and financier to reach that rank in just a short span of period.

The resiliency that HubPages management is exercising and implementing keep hubbers to be magnetized by the positive outlook of the site.

If you write original and quality hubs, you'll surely shine in due time. You'll find the unique voice within you that will keep you stand out from the rest.

It's time to party!!! the meantime, I'm trying to get near the HP's buffet table, there are long lines of weel wishers arm with plates, forks and spoons.

What a grandiose cake they've made and decorated here! Can't wait to get a slice of that five-story HubPages cake!!!

Painted by Travel Man
Painted by Travel Man

Travel Man's wish

I hope HubPages, with the tutelage of CEO Paul Edmondson and family will grow as the most reliable source of information online.

Again, happy birthday...long life, more blessings to come and God Bless!!!


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    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Romano Arnesto: Thanks for gracing the party. Spending two years on HubPages taught me a lot as I grow continuously as a writer.

      Having success on HP is not at all pure luck. It is always coupled with patience and perseverance to sustain one's resiliency.

    • Romano Arnesto profile image

      Romano Arnesto 

      7 years ago from Philippines

      Nice High 5, HubPages! Happy celebration. Thanks for helping us all here!!!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Happyboomernurse: You're as cool as this hub, too! Thanks for gracing the party!!!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Robin: Yes, Robin. You're right. We, hubbers are part of HubPages journey. Hard work and dedication..we must all possess it to be at the top of the ladder. Slowly, but surely. Thanks for your very inspiring comment!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @Phil Plasma: Nice, Phil. I've been saying the same to HP since this hub was published a week ago before the BIG day! Thanks for dropping by!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @LeslieAdrienne: Thanks for the felicitation! Hoping HubPages will last for a long time!!!

    • travel_man1971 profile imageAUTHOR

      Ireno Alcala 

      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      @earthbound1974: Hi, I was overwhelmed by when writing this hub. LOL!!! I didn't know I exceeded 1 year ahead of HubPages' 5th birthday. I had to edit it again.

      My honest mistake. 5 candles on HP cake. Happy celebration !

    • Happyboomernurse profile image

      Gail Sobotkin 

      7 years ago from South Carolina

      Very cool hub, especially the Happy Birthday song by the 3 Chipmunks.

    • Robin profile image

      Robin Edmondson 

      7 years ago from San Francisco

      Thanks for the birthday wishes, TravelMan! It has been an amazing journey so far. It's because of all the fantastic writers on this site that it has been so successful! Thanks for all your hard work and positive community interactions! Cheers!

    • Phil Plasma profile image

      Phil Plasma 

      7 years ago from Montreal, Quebec

      Happy Birthday Hub!

    • LeslieAdrienne profile image

      Leslie A. Shields 

      7 years ago from Georgia

      Congratulations, HubPages!!!

    • earthbound1974 profile image


      7 years ago from Bicol, Philippines

      Wow! HubPages is already 6 years old. I can't wait to taste that special cake, and the icing, too!

      Congratulations, HubPages!!!


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