Just another Tuesday except…
It’s Valentine’s Day!
Ever since the dawn of my puberty, I never celebrated Valentines day. For me, it’s just a lame excuse to be mushy without feeling guilty or being picked on by guy friends. I would usually say to my friends, lovers, or whoever who would dare invite me out, that Valentines is not for me. With that being said, they would think I’m a loner or a no romantic person. The truth is, Vday is just another overrated world celebration. And besides, why wait for Vday to express what you really feel? Seriously?!
But anyway, Vday still exists in the calendar and where I am working, Vday created such fuss. Students giving chocolates to teachers, teachers giving chocolates to students. Not to mention that 15 steps from school, there’s a flower shop with a screaming tarpaulin and a convenient store with Vday promos and freebies.
So on a sunny Tuesday morning, I went out during my vacant time and bought some Vday presents for my students. I was having a hard time what to buy them since they are not kids anymore. One down when you are teaching university students is that you dont know what to give them on special occasions, especially when most of them are well off. As I roam the mall more, the more I got confuse on what to give them. My vacant time is about to end so I need to make a decision soon. Minutes more have past, and I’m still clueless. I did mention I never celebrated Vday before, right?
Finally I came into this cute shop. I found little mirror key chains, and message bracelets. And like how you see it in movies, a little light bulb above my head turned on.
The day ended just fine. And I’m pleased that my students like my present to them. Made me think that this isnt a bad day after all. I am happy I shared something to them without expecting anything in return. And I liked how surprising this day have become. Surprises really makes my day.
I would like to thank those who remembered to give me sweets and Vday greetings, those who respected my decision about Vday dinner dates, and to those who didnt judged me just because I dont celebrate Vday. Thanks everyone! I really aprreciate it. And no, I will never apologize for turning down an invitation. It’s me. It’s just me. And if you know the real me, you would understand that it’s really not my cup of tea. 🙂
To everyone who are overwhelming happy with hearts day, may you enjoy every minute of it and may you have the patience and courage to show it post Vday. Enjoy being mushy! ^^
As for me, I’m off to bed. I got worn-out after celebrating this mushy day with family. And that my friends, is the best way to celebrate hearts day!