Valentine’s Day Mayhem


Halloween ng mga single

My baby brother, Carl (who’s a good six foot tall and hardly a baby anymore) has his funny moments. The other day he came home and told me that there was such a thing as a Halloween for singles. Dumbfounded, I asked him what he was talking about and he said that he was reading a comic strip earlier and they now called Valentine’s Day as the Halloween for all us singles out there. That made me laugh, nothing was more aptly titled. However, unlike last year, I’m not wearing black this year on Valentine’s Day but I won’t wear red either or maybe I will, I’ll celebrate. To know what I’m celebrating about, do read my next entry.


Facets of Love

Once every year, I tend to get mushy but this year I do have something serious to talk about in time for the big “VDAY’.

My great grandmother died last week. She was 88 years old. She was the sweetest ever, she’d always talk to me and invite me to eat and we’d always find something to talk about. And although we’ve all accepted that this time would come, I couldn’t help but feel sad for my Grandmother (who’s more like an Aunt).

She’s fifty years old and she has Down syndrome and my great grandmother was there for her from day one. I don’t think they’ve ever been separated. It broke my heart to see her part with my great grandmother because they were so close.

And that’s when it hit me, the love that my great grandmother felt for my grandmother was so profound and something we overlook these days. We’ve been so caught up with love stories involving a prince charming or a knight in shining armor that we neglect the kind of love that my great grandmother and grandmother shared. You should see them, it’s a wonderful kind of love.

It’s so easy to gripe and complain about not having a significant other. But there are so many facets of love that we are blessed with. Don’t get me wrong, love in that sense should be magnificent or else numerous movies and stories about it won’t be told. But there are everyday love stories that we take for granted, the miraculous wonders that we experience everyday and yet put aside. The ones that don’t fade away, the ones that are unconditional and the ones that stick no matter what.

I’m actually looking forward to the big v day this year because it made me realize just how loved I am and how blessed I am to have such wonderful people around, sharing their love with me without being asked. It’s comforting to know that I don’t have to play some silly game to have that kind of love (okay, I think I’m starting to be cynical already haha!).
What I’m trying to say is that V-day doesn’t have to be as horrific as it used to be. I’m loved and that’s enough.

Just for the sake of it

My Ideal Man should have:

Andy Roddick’s Height
Hayden Christensen’s Gaze
Dwayne Johnson’s Smile
Leonardo Di Caprio’s Philanthropic Efforts
Pacey Witter’s Sarcasm, Wit and Humor
Barak Obama’s Charisma, Courage and Smarts
Dawson’s Leery Romanticism
Wentworth Miller’s Eyes
James Lafferty’s Physique
Joel Osteen’s Faith

What a guy huh?