Friday, February 03, 2012

The Month of Love

February is the month of retail love. There goes our angpows! Some people say all kinds of negative things about Valen-marketing-gimmick-tine's Day, and sometimes I'd agree. There were some years when we spent it like any other day because we hate crowded fully-booked restaurants and overpriced flowers and menu. We didn't' even do anything special at home. We even ate RICE! You are supposed to eat ang moh food on special occasions right?

But today, now, I'd say, HELL YES, CELEBRATE IT! If you are with someone special in your life, even if it has been 10 years, even when you've had a herd of kids, even if you had a long day at work, even if you don't feel like doing anything with anyone, celebrate it! It doesn't need to be extravagant. At any moment during Valentine's Day, just grab your beloved, any moment, in the morning before you leave for work, or at the end of the day before bedtime, look him/her in the eye, hold him/her firmly and lovingly, and say "Pork chop, you made me a very happy man/woman. I don't know how, but you did and you still do. Happy Valentine's Day my chocolate topped baby kailan".... or insert your own favorite affection names.

Here's why we should give V-Day a little credit.

Love is a miracle. You have to meet someone that you are attracted to, mutually. You have to go on that first date. You have to learn about each other, and remain attracted to each other. This process could take 10 years. Then you have to take that leap and get married. Now that is a miracle, don't you think? Like a sperm swimming the distance to meet AND fertilize the egg! So, at least acknowledge the special day and commit a moment to thank your honey for everything that you two have gone through together, no matter how trivial, coz BEING together is worth the celebration.

Here's some of my favorite Valentine's Day card.

Rifle Paper Co.


mylittlebuffalo


QuillandFox


And here are some that I made!


5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Hi Ally,

Do you sew items like passport covers? If yes, how much do they cost?

Anonymous said...

Hi Ally,

Do you sew items like passport covers? If yes, how much do they cost?

Ally said...

Yes I do! It costs about USD10.

Mohamed said...

I recently came across your blog and have been reading along. I thought I would leave my first comment. I don't know what to say except that I have enjoyed reading. Nice blog. I will keep visiting this blog very often.


Susan


Cure for Sweaty Feet

Ally said...

Thank you Susan! It's always wonderful to know that there are indeed readers to my blog! Hahahha. This always motivates me to write more!