Would you be my Valentine?
How many times have you been asked by this question? More importantly, how many times have you received this from someone you like? What did you answer?
Last February 14, I have never expected to see a lot of people going out exactly on Valentine’s Day. Wherever I looked red, I saw red, and I meant it literally. Bunches of red roses along with heart sticks and teddy bears were being sold by street vendors along the pedestrian lanes, while shopping malls and restaurants were competing each other for the best Valentine-decorated place. Also, hotels, resorts, and even motels gave all promos one can imagine just to entice customers to have a reservation. All these mostly for couples who would like to celebrate their love on this red-letter day.
In my country, one will be painfully aware that he/she is single during Valentine’s Day. It must be the culture, Internet, media, or probably the effect of those three, which made it an unwritten rule to better celebrate with a partner. I don’t agree with any of this. Why a person’s happiness would depend on another?
Can’t we just appreciate the love we feel and witness around us? The love of our parents, siblings, friends, and colleagues? Yes, loving someone special is an entirely different experience, but if we don’t have a partner at the moment, we must not feel bitter about it. Instead, we must appreciate the love we are willing to give to someone we haven’t met.
ABOUT THIS OUTFIT
I wore this for a pre-Valentine celebration I had with my friends. Yes, friends! It is possible to have fun and celebrate love even if Kimchi Man is in his home country and we couldn’t celebrate together. Anyway, I got this very feminine and ruffled white top more than a year ago, while a blogger friend and I bought this lovely red skater skirt in the first week of February. For the shoes, I have received many compliments for this pair, but I am not sure exactly where you guys can buy this. I only got it from a blogger bazaar last December.
For this look, professional makeup artist and friend Anne Olila made my eyes more dramatic to suit the romantic night we were in. She did amazing contouring on my face that photographer friend Edryl Gwayne Castro commented that I looked like some local celebrities. Whoa! That’s how excellent Anne is; she could make a goddess out of a nerd.
Since it wasn’t a planned photo shoot, Gwayne only had her camera ready. Thus, most photos are dark. If you have seen some bright lights on my face, it was because of my Samsung S4’s Assistive Light default app. Anne was very resourceful to have thought of this. 🙂
Who had fun last Valentine’s Day? Did you celebrate it with your special someone? If your answer to my last question is affirmative, did you exchange gifts? Oh, I hope my readers are not that type of girls who feel entitled to receive lavish gifts without giving something in return! Check where I am coming from and read My Thoughts on Valentine’s Day post.