Cupid must be blind, either that or his arrows are too blunt because of the Financial crisis that he can’t even afford to have the arrows sharpened by the nipper sharpening guy walking on the streets shouting “baaaa-iiiid” (What’s the Tagalog term for “sharpen”?). Anyway, I don’t think there will ever be a Valentine’s day for me as for sure, I will be packing my bags for Eservices in Manila that day and for sure, I will be too busy to even notice the pile of long stemmed roses in my office that are being delivered every 30 minutes (yeah right, wishful thinking).
I used to joke about Valentine’s day before as how every year, I don’t get a single rose or not even a card and just like the US Civil war reenactments, I can very well act out being on the field, all tied and you would hear someone shouting “Open fire!”. Until, I dunno, somebody must have heard me say that (or shall I say, got tired of me saying that) that, right in the middle of class, on Valentine’s day, a “Delivery guy” knocked on the door and informed the instructor he had a bunch of roses with him that was to be delivered to me. I was absolutely embarrassed ( I’m not too keen on every body looking at me and saying “ssssssssssss”). As a kid, I always enjoyed Valentine’s day as it meant that my older sister’s suitors would be sending boxes of chocolates. Of course, my ate would hand the chocolate to me and my little sister (it was only when we were older that our ate told us that she had the fear that maybe the chocolates were laced with “gayuma” and so she did not eat it ….bad!).
I guess, those are my little memories of Valentine’s day as I always think of spreading the love not only on occasions such as these but everyday (yeah right, sour-graping blues). This being the month of love however, I thought it would be nice to write down whatever I can remember about this fateful day (fateful man talaga). How about you? Why don’t you Share your Valentine Story? I think what’s nice about these occasions though is that we can get to recall fond memories and talk about it, just like what I did. 😀 Enjoy the upcoming occasion as I will enjoy counting the number of socks I have packed and wonder if I have packed my toothbrush in my kit. Lol!