for those of you with girlfriends/wives or boyfriends/husbands...

@allen0187 (26350)
Philippines
February 10, 2010 4:41am CST
what are you doing for them this coming valentine's day? i think valentine's day is one of the most commercialized days of the year. just imagine the amount of advertising that malls and other commercial establishments churn out to push their products and services to those who are blinded by this feeling called 'love'. unreal!!! i think this year, i'm going to give the wifey some flowers and for my daughter some chocolates. i might take them out for dinner but nothing really fancy. my daughter doesn't dig those kind of places. lol! i might not take them out on the day itself since restaurants and malls are packed on that day and i'm expecting traffic to be really bad. better yet, i think i'll prepare some homecooked meal for my family and spend the day at home spending quality time with them. so, what's everyone's plan is for valentine's day?
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@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
10 Feb 10
kicking him out probably :-(
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@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
lol!!! you can always tell the story behind this one dawn. hopefully, it's not the serious and you are joking. if you are serious, better make plans for spending valentine's alone, which isn't that bad at all dawn.
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@dawnald (84130)
• Shingle Springs, California
13 Feb 10
Things are rather tense and that's the truth...
@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
hopefully, it all pans out right for both of you dawn. keep your head up!
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
10 Feb 10
Im not home on valentines day :( unfortuately, last year my boyfriend came home with lovely darkred roses and invited me out for the dinner :D
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@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
that was lovely downwinds. i prefer to give mums or tulips myself. roses are fine but i prefer the other two that i mentioned. more variety and certainly a lot more affordable duirng valentine's day. lol! hope you get a repeat this year downwindz! cheers!!!
@Downwindz (2231)
• Netherlands
15 Feb 10
Tulips are lovely too :) I was told last evening that he had a present waiting for me for when i get home, since i have been gone for a bit more than a week, now i just cant wait to get home :P
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
hello allen, wow! that was so sweet of a husband & a father! for sure your wife & your daughter will appreciate it and will be happy & feel special! with me, hmmmm actually we don't have any plan since we are not celebrating valentine's day! it will just become a normal day for us, since its sunday i guess we ill just be in our church and yeah just the usual, kinda busy day for us... anyway, no problem with me even if we don't have any celebration or what during this day coz for us, everyday is a valentine day! haha
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@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hi ckyera! agree with you on making everyday like valentine's day! one shouldn't wait for any occassion to tell loved ones how important they are to us. not wanting to sound like a hallmark card but that the way it is in my book. lol! well, my daughter and wife attended the party of one of my wife's nephews so they got home late. i, on the other hand, had come from work but all paned out right. i got two dozen mums for my wife and a bagful of chocolates for my daughter. both my wife and daughter were excited and pleased with the gifts that they got and seeing their smiles was a sight to behold for me. yeah, cheesy, but hey, it's post -valentines day cheesiness so let me be, right?!! lol! anyway, here's wishign everyone that they enjoyed their valentine's day with their families and loved ones!
@ckyera (17262)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hello allen, yup, we should always find sometime to express our feelings to our loved ones. tell them we love them & how important they are to us. coz we are not gonna be here forever...so cherish every moment we have. work even on sundays? huh! wow, i can imagine their smiles upon seeing your gifts for them... and i can also sense that happy feeling from you seeing them happy with what you have done for them. nothing will compare to the joy that we feel whenever we see our family happy... haha, don't worry, being cheesy & sounds like a hallmark card is no problem with me...coz i am also like that sometimes! haha happy to know that you have a nice valentine celebration with the women of your life... and..thanks for the br...
@sublime03 (1811)
• Philippines
10 Feb 10
I have to admit, we do not have anything planned for Valentines. The reason for this is because we do not have funds to do anything. We are stuck at home or doing our Sunday thing just for the heck of it. Sad but true. But I miss going out on dates. Wishful thinking for me I guess.
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@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hopefully, things pan out right sublime. celebratign valentine's need not be expensive. you can share a home cook meal and snuggle in bed with your lover. i think that qualifies for celebrating valentine's day sublime. cheers!!!
@illfavors (592)
• United States
10 Feb 10
We will probably just have a nice quiet evening at home. Most of the time my husband will cook me something special on Valentines. I like it just simple, nothing fancy, no gifts.
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@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hi illfavors! to each his own my friend, to each his own. i prefer the simpler joys in life myself illfavors but i like to indulge in some luxuries eveery once in awhile. let me tell you that the flowers and chocolates i got for my family this valentine's isn't extravagant in any sense but i'm not after that. for me, it's really the thought and the effort that counts. i'm sure the case is the same with you and your husband. i hope you wouldn't mind sharing what your husbnad cooked for you. i'm sure the meal filled your stomach as well as your heart. cheers!!!
• United States
10 Feb 10
I have no idea, I've been doing the same thing for years, I need some new moves!!
@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
13 Feb 10
lol gfp! why don't you post your 'moves' and i'll post mine and we cna compare notes! not really sure why you need new 'moves' gfp. unless you're eyeing a new girl in your life. hahahaha! cheers!!!
• Canada
10 Feb 10
My husband and I are still trying to decide what we want to do for Valentine's Day. For a few years, we were long distance, even after we got married, because he was working in the USA, and I was living in Canada. Oddly enough, no matter how crazy our schedules got, we always managed to be together on Valentine's Day. Now, no more crazy schedule, and we're both living in Canada, but we are still going to do something for Valentine's Day.
@allen0187 (26350)
• Philippines
15 Feb 10
hope you have fun dc!!! glad that you are spending time with your husband nowadays and not having a long distance affair. that causes some strains in the relationship and that is something we can all do without. keep us posted! cheers!!!
• Boston, Massachusetts
13 Feb 10
Hi Allen, There's no plan yet. For sure we will be doing our regular family activity of going to church, grocery and dine out with the kids. after that i don't know if my husband have something in mind that we can have a separate date or whatever...i am just waiting for some surprises from him. i have a gift for him so maybe before going to bed i will give to him to close the valentines day and sealed it with a tight hug and sweet kisses!
@BART78 (2933)
• Canada
11 Feb 10
since my wife is working abroad, i had sent her valentines card and phone her, for the evening i'll spend it with my mom and sister in a semi fancy resto, i hope my sister's boyfriend could come along so i could get to know him more...
• Philippines
11 Feb 10
you're right, valentines day became so commercialize already...anyway, i don't know what's our plan for valentines day. dinner maybe? i'll ask my husband when he gets home this saturday. lol so sweet of you to take your family out this valentine tho. ^^
• United States
11 Feb 10
We (roommate and I)haven't been doing too well for some time. Only when he worked in hospitality did I ever get a present (aka re-gift). For a long time, I've wanted to do things but his whining about money has really worked a nerve in the past year. So I plan to treat myself to see Martin Lawrence at a nearby casino next week. I always pick up a little V-Day token for my mother and grandmother.