Wednesday, 13 February 2013

I Smell Valentine....and Trouble

So it’s a day to valentine and people are placing online orders, deliveries, reservations an lots of other crazy romantic moves. What are your plans this valentine.

February Is my favourite month of the year for two reasons; first, I was born on the twenty seventh of this very unique month , and secondly it is the month of love and romance, and I love LOVE!
I have been having one of those weeks from hell, pressure from work and some personal issues, and as much as I wanted to rant and rave about love this month on my blog, I have been unable to. So here I am at work listening to Color of love by Celine Dion, and I figured, what better time to write than the present?
I was chatting with a couple of friends some days ago and everyone had something to say about valentine, some felt it was over rated, some felt it was a time for pretences (this I found very interesting) and very few, like yours truly felt love could never be over rated, and if you feel it, just do something special for your loved ones that day. I grew up in a family where we did a ballot on valentine’s eve, everyone’s name was written on a piece of paper and you pick from the ballot box, whoever you pick automatically becomes your valentine and you have to get them a gift, no matter how little it was, even if it meant gift wrapping a pack of the cheapest biscuits from the mallam next door. We just wanted to share and laugh about it, and it was fun, because everyone was involved. I recall dad picked mum from the ballot box one year (romantic coincidence or was it ojoro? lol)

Now back to the part about valentine being a season for pretences and keeping up appearances, I found out from the group chat, that people, to be specific, ladies would send themselves flowers, chocolates and gifts just to show off to friends and colleagues!
That is so pathetic and the lamest thing anyone could possibly do! I have spent valentine’s day alone on several occasions, and I never felt it was something to be ashamed of, or deceive myself about. Why are people so obsessed with what other people think? Keeping up appearances. I am quite certain what I will be doing this valentine,  will let you know after valentine if there is a story to tell.
There is no specific day to show loved ones what you feel about them, but there is a day to celebrate that feeling, and that is the fourteenth of February, make it worth remembering for someone.

And for the guys, no crappy excuses of being stuck in traffic or working late, those excuses will not work this year, una hear? There are delivery companies everywhere, send her a nice bouquet of red roses, there are deals online,, Jumia, webmall, Konga etc.

And to all the ladies, stop taking and not giving! get him something nice, if you are broke buy him a card, make him a decent meal!

Let’s make this a love filled season y’all.

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