Wednesday, February 10, 2010

My not-so-funny Valentines

It’s Valentine season once again...

Anyway I will just be contented watching my environment smoldered in "blood", maybe this is not yet my time to be associated with Red. 

And just like the past years -- since I learned how to pout my lips when people ask how I would spend the day of hearts -- this Valentine's Day, I will celebrate it again with my close friends, nothing has change!

Here  are some of my most exciting & funniest events every Valentine's Day with my friends:

Since started working, I always spent my Valentine's day with colleagues in the University (Pressie De la Torre, Rose Alegada, Pinky Ordaneza, Judy Merecido and Arlene Cardinas), over dinner. One Valentine's day we had a dinner somewhere in Bajada, we were amused to find out most of the tables were occupied by lovers who couldn't take their eyes off out of each other, as if one of them will melt or evaporate if they will blink!

So funny to see these kind of couples because they were so glued to each other as if the Earth will crumble in a minute, and their movements were not really spontaneous! Why they seemed super tense?why they couldn't relax? Okay I will try to find out these unsolved mysteries in the years to come.

Then on the following year, the year I thought I would be having a different Valentine's Day, but to my complete shock I still joined my friends and repeated what we did in the previous V-Day, dining out and movie hopping.

In 2006, I spent the day of hearts with two of my friends, Pressie and Rose, this time our conversation was a bit serious, finally anxieties started knocking off our poor heads and wondered why we always spend this "mysterious day" with each other when other people kept changing partners every Valentine's Day.

Our usual question: When will we celebrate Valentine's Day with a boyfriend? Then I thought..hmmm..maybe next year things would be different..and next year..and next year..but in 2008, goodness, I still spent it with my friends!grrrrrr! 

(left photo: with Bechay and Prissie)

So I pleaded help to St. Jude, the patron saint for the love and the hopeless..ahem.. to give me a different Valentine story next year.

Oh well, it seems St. Jude had a difficult time finding the map of my destiny that my request did not reach heaven, so again, in 2009, only the style of my hair changed,  everything in my system remained "unmoved" and, well, what else is new. I still spent it with my colleagues with a dinner.

The meaning of my Valentine's Day is heavily confined in the company of my close friends in a never-ending dinner set-up, sharing the same old, tiring story of hopelessness and the mystery of where the heck of the universe Mr. Right is hiding.

Until we began poking fun with each other with "what will gonna happen in 2010? will we finally spend it with ..uhmmm..someone? or with a ghost?" but as weeks unfolded into months and reached December, I finally resigned to the fact that I will be having another round of a “friendly” Valentine’s Day celebration on the following year!

It's 2010. This Valentine we will going to have a quiet dinner at GARDEN FRESCA-I've never been into this place so I'm kinda excited..and, .ahhhh..why not explore the place.

But despite this excitement, deep inside I felt so empty. Last night, while editing my two manuscripts, I tried pacifying myself "Okay, never mind having another round of Valentine blues this year, after all St. Valentine did not die for sentimental love but because of his love for his duty, his mission in life, his friends"-related infact, Valentine's day is officially omitted from the list of  holidays in all nations and in the Roman Catholic list of feast days)

 (left photo: Pink Tulips--my favorite flower)

Being loveless on the day of hearts seems the most terrifying aspect of every unattached human being because of the endless taunting from people. But for the past decade, I learned artistically how to fire my bullet without harming anybody--I just shrugged it off and shot them with a blazing gaze...most of them got my point.

But deep inside I started to feel the pressure. And begin questioning myself why I can't be with someone, why no one seems interested on me. What's wrong with me? 

But then again that's beyond my control. I'll just lift everything to God. 

Happy Valentine's Day everyone!make every moment unforgettable..!

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