Saturday, my wife Tania and I went to celebrate Tania's nephew's first birthday. It is a big deal in the Venezuelan culture. Families usually go all out celebrating a child's first birthday. Though not at this one, I've been to celebrations where there is rum and scotch for the adults, games and pinatas for the children, and lots of food and drink for all. Saturday's celebration was a low-key family affair. It was very nice.