Me and a friend were discussing how commercialized Valentines Day had become. Flowers; specifically roses, had become overly priced on such a date and you’d expect to pay double or triple the cost if you ordered even 1 week before. *phew*
Retracing back my Valentines Days
Thinking back when I first started celebrating Valentines Day, it’s really a kids event to me now. For the adult, probably an excuse to be romantic with your other half.
I don’t recall my first Valentines but here’s some of the stuff I’ve done for Valentines Day before.
- Bought 1 rose for a girl in primary school.
- Made a Valentines Day card.
- Wrote a sappy love letter back in primary school.
- Gave a set of silver earrings and necklace to a friend.
- Got an overly priced box and filled it with Hershey’s Kisses to be given to another friend.
- Had dinner and watched a midnight movie.
- Bought a bouquet of roses for my now fiance and got it delivered to her in college.
- Lastly, bought my fiance one of her favourite drinks. Story follows.
This year’s Valentines Day, I wanted to surprise Ariel by meeting up with her for dinner before her Japanese class because I normally wouldn’t. So once I was parked nearby her language centre, I messaged her casually asking if she had left work yet – she didn’t suspect a thing. Win!
Unfortunately, traffic was horrendous making her unable to attend class so she called to tell me she’s headed home.
Instead of just leaving right away, I changed the surprise. I told her that I’ll see her at home, as I was getting her a cup of bubble tea – still without her suspecting. When I saw her at home, I gave her the bubble tea and just wished her happy valentines day. She was happy enough to put on her smile for me.
Though every girl may expect a gift. It doesn’t have to be judged by its price tag. Being with them is more important.
By the way, that friend of mine who I was talking about the roses said in Cameron, cost of a rose is around only RM1.50. So, how much did you spend on roses this year?