This is my first time that I am attached on Valentine's Day... what did I do different compared to other years? NOTHING... Li-Ann's not here, I didn't send her any flowers or anything like that. Don't get me wrong, I'm no Mr Romantic but I DO like to do something sweet for my sweetheart once in a while, and especially on Valentine's Day. But being the practical and selfish person that I am, I felt that Valentine's should be celebrated by couples together. So we decided (or rather I decided, and she helplessly agreed) to celebrate on Chap Goh Meh (15th day of Chinese New Year) instead. Actually, I got this idea from a friend of mine (Tan Li Choong, if you are reading this, you have been acknowledged!). Less stress, less congestion, more fun at lower prices, and we get to be culturally closer to our roots too as Chap Goh Meh is Chinese Valentine's... I think.
But upon yesterday morning, when I saw a few female colleagues having bouquet of flowers delivered to them... how their faces lit... how other female colleagues crowd around them with excitement (and envy as well)... I thought about how left out Li-Ann might feel.
I really have to make up when she comes back.