Saturday, 15 February 2014

Happy Valentine's Day.

Happy Valentine's Day! Red heart

How has your Valentine's Day been? 

I am obliged to resume doing my Economics homework, but yesterday has been one of the happiest day of my life, and I am driven to jot (type) down every single lovely detail, so that I don't miss anything as my memory of this wonderful day fades. Flirt male

For the past few years, I have never given any thought to Valentine's Day. My only memory of this day is when a senior from lower secondary school gave me a teddy bear accompanied by Ferrero Rocher chocolates. That was it. I can't remember how the rest of the years were spent on the 14th of February, primarily because I didn't have a Valentine and it was just like any other days to me. Smile with tongue out

But the thing that I'm certain of is my feelings towards Valentine's Day. I didn't roll my eyes at couples looking extremely lovey-dovey together, nor did I sneer at pictures of bouquet of roses getting posted all over social networking sites, because no matter how comercialised Valentine's Day has become, or how 'mainstream' it is in many's eyes to receive chocolates, flowers, jewelry, or to enjoy a candle-light/ gourmet dinner, I have always been aware that this day is a celebration that promotes love, marks the blossoming of many beautiful relationships, and changes histories for people all over the world.

This year, I am lucky I get to spend my Valentine's Day with a special someone, who goes by the name of Yan Jie. Smile

I don't think I have officially introduced him on my blog, simply because I am shy (hehe) but I think the time has come for his identity to be revealed. Open-mouthed smile

He came over to my house in the late afternoon, I was still rushing on the final touch of the card I made for him, so I didn't greet him at the door. When I came downstairs to meet him, he presented me with a beautiful rose, and an absolutely amazing card that he made for me. Red heart 

I didn't expect flowers from him (to be honest I never know what to expect from him Smile), and my eyes lit up the minute I laid eyes on the gifts he handed to me.

Earlier in the day, I was feeling listless and languid from the meagerness of sleep, but the moment I saw him, every drop of droopiness in my blood vanished into thin air. Haha, sounds exaggerated but it's every bit the truth. Smile with tongue out

We sat down and tried our best to catch up with each other's lives, of the happenings and events lately. I was just incredibly thrilled and overjoyed to see him, to look into his eyes and to have our hands clasped tightly. Smile

We talked and talked and talked and finally stood up to go on a stroll in the nearby park. The sun had toned down a little by then, and we were more than pleased to get our blood circulating and perspire through physical activities. But on the whole, I simply relished the moment that I got to walk next by him and hold his hands (yes, yes- always one of my favourite things to do when we meet up). Winking smile

I remember taking joy in our conversations while walking, and I also remember smiling to the point that I just. can't. stop. It's an ineffable mirth that radiates from the inside, and I felt positively peaceful having him by my side. Thinking back, I suppose I didn't realise how much I've missed Yan Jie. Sad smile

We felt raindrops splattering on our bodies (hands Smile with tongue out) and decided not to spend Valentine's Day being soaked by the rain and quickened our footsteps walking back home. 

Mum and Dad greeted us as soon as we reached home. It was time to have dinner!

But before settling down for a meal, I noticed a bouquet of roses lying on the table. 

Naturally, it caught my eyes and I held it up. My initial thought was that the flowers were bought by my father as a Valentine's gift to my mum. I checked the card and turned out it was meant for me! Surprised smile

I was overwhelmed, and straight out taken aback. I asked if Yan Jie bought the bouquet of roses, but he shook his head.

I have no idea who sent me this bouquet of roses, whoever you may be, if you're reading this (I hope you are), I want to take this opportunity to say thank you so, so much. I hadn't received flowers for as long as I have lived (other than the one from Yan Jie), and the pink roses were truly lovely and delightful. Smile I read the message you've written for me as well, and it unquestionably touched my heart. My stomach was fluttering and my heart sang. Thank you, dear one, I appreciate you. May you be blessed- wherever you are. Smile 

But the focus of the day was still the guy who asked me to be his Valentine that morning. I teased him that it was cliche but I was secretly elated. My heart melted when I read his message. Smile It's fantastic how the little things in life make me jubilant and unambiguously thankful. 

I'm gratified that Dad is willing to be my photographer of the day. He has been my photographer all my life, to be precise. (Wait a minute why am I so emotional hahaha).

We sat down to a steamboat dinner, which I couldn't bring myself to enjoy it because mum/ whoever who prepared the soup overdone with the black pepper. My parents and Yan Jie could handle the heat/ spice, but I wasn't up to it! I felt bad and am sorry I didn't sit down with them for the rest of the dinner, but I also had some Readers Club's matter to attend to. 

After the dinner, I gave Yan Jie the gifts that I've prepared for him, a photo frame with our picture in it, and a card as well. Looking back, I don't think my gifts were up to his expectations (if he were expecting anything, that is), nor am I certain he liked my gifts (even though he did assure me that he did... Crying face) and I want to apologise because... because I did try to make it memorable and exclusive and unique. Sad smile

Later on he suggested to sing karaoke, and at the beginning I was reluctant because I can't sing well! Surprised smile But then... anything to make my Valentine happy, right? Open-mouthed smile

We sang a few songs together, and then I stopped because I felt my throat acting up (true enough, my throat now hurts Sad smile) and Yan Jie continued singing. I believe Yan Jie is super talented and sporting and I also don't think that I'm bias. Smile with tongue out

I loved every single moment of the night. I don't want to further describe on this part because privacy is what makes intimacy so special and extraordinary to me... so let's just say I had a splendid, momentous and remarkable time with him. Red heart

That night, I went to bed with a contented smile plastered on my face. Smile I felt exultant, well-loved and blissful. Thank you, dear, for putting the effort to make this day such an awesome and unforgettable day. Red heart Red heart Red heart I sincerely wish you had a great time too.

I hope everyone of you had a wonderful time celebrating Valentine's Day!

I am off to treat my throat (boo Sad smile) and complete my homework!

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