Valentine’s Day is coming. Lokes and I, we’re not big on such celebrations. We go out for dinner during our anniversary, and celebrate each other’s birthdays, but we never really celebrated this universal lovers’ day. I think back home, we went out some years with our friends Hazel and Darren for BKT, that’s all.

Not romantic but it was delicious.

This year, we thought since we’re in a new country and all, we’d go ahead and have dinner, maybe even take in a movie. Of course, I had to ask him to take me out. I’m not shy at all. That’s what happens with marriage (or maybe it’s just with mine). Hoping your man will by some miracle remember it’s a commercial ‘special day’ is hoping that he will start cleaning up after himself suddenly, or hoping he suddenly enjoys shopping.

A hint won’t suffice either. You will need plan it, arrange for babysitting and what not, check the listings for a movie or a restaurant. You gotta Make Things Happen.

Thing is, we have a ‘date Friday’. Once a fortnight, we’d go out, spend some quality time alone. Used to be Wednesdays but Friday’s just more fun, I guess.

Plus American Idol is on Wednesday nights, so cannot.

So JUST having dindin and a movie seems so…normal.

What else can a couple do on Valentine’s Day?

Alarmingly, I have no idea.

Share some?


UPDATE: I have to help Raeven make 17(!!) Vday cards for school on Friday. Talk about starting them early. Americans sure take this day seriously!