Monday, February 11, 2013

Valentine's Day? Bite Me.

Could it be the age? I don't think so. I know of couples much older than me who still celebrate on Valentine's Day. I don't know why I was never big on Valentines. To me, it's one of the most overrated occasions. 

But wait ... if you're about 18-25 years old (okay pwede na rin up to 30), you're excused. You have every right to expect to be wined and dined on February 14th every year. You have a right to expect flowers or a teddy bear (eeewww) or whatever plush toy your boyfriend thinks you'll like. If you're married and you're in the first 5 years of marriage, I'll excuse you as well. This is still well within the honeymoon phase where flowers are a MUST. If you don't get any, stomp your feet, throw a tantrum, walk out of the house.

Could it be bitterness? This is the first Valentine's Day that I won't be getting anything from my Dad. Every year for as long as I can remember ... even when a boyfriend or my ex-husband or N would forget to give me something, anything ... my Dad would always have something for Mama and myself. When Anissa came, she got something from him every year, and so did Sabine. He gave the girls gifts on Valentine's Day like it was some sort of gentlemanly tradition. My poor brother and N had to sit there and stare while all of us opened our gifts excitedly in front of Daddy. This was about the only reason I looked forward to Valentine's Day. And now?

The traffic ... the thick crowds everywhere ... all the elbowing and the frustration just to get to where you're going? It's just not worth it. I'd rather be at home watching my favorite TV series with N and munching on Ferrero Rocher or Lindt Truffles, or a bag of Doritos and a bowl of salsa.

So yeah ... I'm also majorly bummed that it's going to be Valentine's Day soon and I won't get a gift from Daddy. In fact, I'll never ever get a Valentine gift from him ever again. 


We're interring his ashes on Valentine's Day. No significance. We wanted it on a weekday and that's the only day Mama was able to get the priest she wanted to say mass for him. 


To all Valentine's Day lovers out there, your choice. Good luck.



  1. I have been anti valentines ever since!

    and dahil jan, may award ka.. hehe

  2. Haha! Thank you! Advanced Happy V-day! :D :D :D