Thursday, 8 February 2007
Everyday is a V-Day
Once again, the much anticipated V-Day is looming ahead of us.
It seems to be a dreaded day. Well, not many people embrace the V-Day. It’s the same old story every year. The happily attached couples coo, "Everyday is Valentines Day..." The singles sigh at their fate and cringe at the sight of lovebirds having candle-lit dinners .
We all know V-day is over-rated. The only positively happy people are the florists, jewellers and restaurateurs.
Even so, the most practical woman feels somewhat envious at the sight of other women clutching a bouquet. Why is this happening? Because of the media! For years, we are shown advertisements of starry-eyed couples, of happy women receiving diamond rings and flowers. Not just any kind of flowers. Only a dozen red roses will do!
How unrealistic is that? I think we should stop playing victims to these merchants! Let V-Day be a day to reflect on how special your loved one is. There are so many ways to express your love. I don’t even have to go into that. If you truly love a person, you will know how.
For me, all I have to do is look at this silly screensaver he made to cheer me up on a rainy day. It makes my everyday a V-Day!