When I celebrate my birthday, I'm contempt with a few free beers from friends and maybe a cheeky little birthday snog from a kind stranger.
But a great man once said, "bling-bling, money ain't a thing" and one fashion horse in India has treated himself to a a special birthday gift that not even the most blinged-up rapper could dream of; a shirt made of gold.
Pankaj Parakh's fetching short-sleeved number has been spun from pure 18- to-22-karat gold is said to have cost the businessman a whopping $211,000.
According to www.nydailynews.com, Parakh is hoping the custom garment will put him in the Guinness Book of Records - possibly for the biggest waste of money. Ever.
Who among us doesn't yearn for the touch of gold; for the feeling of been cocooned in a garment that's worth the value of all your stuff put together; not to have swag, but to BE swag. I'm not ashamed to say it; I want one.