Monday, February 16, 2015

Did you get flowers on Valentine's Day?

Because I didn't.

But that's because I've told my hubby countless times through the years NOT to give me any. Of course he showered me with flowers and all kinds of gifts when he was still courting me and during the early parts of our relationship. He even gave me a giant teddy bear that was almost as big as me one year back in college. I swear, he must have looked so silly lugging that thing around in the mall after he bought it. People were probably thinking "ang cheesy naman" hahaha!

The thing is, I appreciate the gesture. But then I would always feel na sayang lang un money. Flowers are beautiful but they are expensive and eventually wilt. Being the practical person that I am, I would prefer that he get me something I really like and can use. That's why I always go with him when he buys me a gift or simply tells him specifically what I like (where to buy, size, color, even the price haha!). Yes, there's no element of surprise but hubby prefers it too since he doesn't need to play guessing games anymore.

And it was the same for this year too. I told hubby not to buy me flowers or anything. Ako na bahala sa gift niya. So I went online and bought a couple of outfits I really liked. So thanks hubby haha! ;p

Nagkataon lang talaga na red ang color nun dress. And no, I did not wear this on Valentine's Day ;p

But then Valentine's weekend came and I started seeing all these pictures on my feed of people showing off flowers and gifts they received from their significant others. At first, I was thinking how corny... But then after a while, parang lahat may flowers ha! I kept showing post after post jokingly to hubby and he was like "gusto mo din ba ng flowers? pwede kita bilhan" To which I was like "wag na, may gift ka na nga sakin diba? un Zalora!"

We also avoid going out on Valentine's Day because we know how traffic and full all the restaurants can get. We did go out on Feb. 13 and had dinner in probably the most unromantic restaurant ever - CHOPSTOP in SM BF! But it was fun for us since we ended up drinking (well I had one beer, my first ever for the longest time!). And I will get cheesy and say that it doesn't matter where we are, as long as we're together that's what counts. (eeeek corny but it's true hihihi!) ;p

Hiyang-hiya daw siya sa Valentine's date namin hahaha! 14 pa talaga un table number e! ;p

After, I saw a post a friend made on Facebook. It was something like how he didn't like Valentine's because if you're single, you feel bad about not having someone special. If you're in a relationship, you feel pressured to take part in the commercialized frenzy. He then goes on to say that shouldn't we make our loved ones feel special the rest of the year as well? He's newly married and apparently he didn't give his wife flowers or make any dinner plans... which led to her making tampo (uh-oh).

A lot of people commented, some agreeing with him while others saying it was unforgivable haha. One person said "Piece of advice lang... Just buy the flowers... It will turn out to be a bargain whatever price you bought it for..."

And now, after doing some soul-searching (naks), I have to say that I've turned a new leaf and sort of wish I'd gotten flowers on Vday. It doesn't have to be a super expensive bouquet, a single rose would work for me (or even from the garden pwede na rin, chos!). But I guess what I'm saying is that deep down, every girl wants to feel special, appreciated, and kilig once in a while. Especially for couples who've been together for a long time, it's important not to forget these little romantic gestures matter as well.

So will I be getting flowers next Valentine's? I guess we will just have to wait and see... :)


  1. Ako nga pinagluto lang ni partner ng popcorn then movie marathon He He He. Kasi araw araw naman nya daw akong pinagsisilbihan. Pero I guess your right, sometimes, us girls really want to feel special. Kaya nga I always tease him na wala na naman syang gift sa kin Ha Ha Ha.


    1. Haha ok naman pala sis kung everyday kang pinagsisilbihan. :) pero fun din un popcorn and movie marathon date niyo, masaya na din ako sa ganyan :)

  2. Hahaha I can relate to that Helene. Grabe daming nagpopost sa FB na para bang outcasted ka kapag wala. Hehehe.

    1. Diba??? Haha! Akala ko hindi na uso un mga flowers na yan, ang dami pa rin palang mga romantic. Inggit tuloy ako haha ;p



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