I can hardly believe it is February already. All I can say is that I hope 2012 doesn’t fly by as fast as 2011—at least not without some productivity on my part. But speaking of February, it is most commonly known as the month of love, primarily due to St. Valentine’s Day on the 14th.
For those of you who don’t know much about Saint Valentine, it is said he was a holy priest in Rome during the reign of Claudius the Goth (Claudius II). He was caught marrying couples and aiding any Christians being persecuted under the Emperor. As a result he was condemned to death and executed on February 14 around the year 270. For this reason, February 14th is meant to celebrate his martyrdom and he is the Patron Saint of love (among other things).
This year, the celebratory day falls on a Tuesday and as usual, restaurants will probably hike up their prices, roll out standard menus and (not purposely) provide poor service. In addition to this, you’ve probably seen stores start to stalk up on heart shaped boxes of chocolates, stuffed teddy bears and candied roses and hearts. Talk about pressure if you are in any kind of relationship.
Wonder what I will be doing? I am a kiasu person. I must celebrate every occasion / festival. I think the whole month (at least) should be dedicated to love and if anything. However, we should be celebrating the moments that really matter throughout the entire year and not just trying to create a romantic moment on one specific day. That doesn’t mean you shouldn’t celebrate your love on St. Valentine’s Day, it means that it should be one of many days you celebrate.
Still single? No worry.. Celebrate romance in general. Go out and shopping. Treat yourself a full body massage or just plain relax any way you like.
I Love Ya..