What’s With Valentine’s Day ?

@SIMPLYD (82839)
Philippines
February 14, 2016 11:19pm CST
Yesterday was Sunday and it’s Valentine’s day . As I have said before , my hubby only go to church when he feels like it and on occasions. And since yesterday is Valentine’s day he went to church with me , which completed my Valentine’s day already . The priest greeted the parishioners with Happy Valentine's day greeting and his sermon is related to that . Then , we went to the mall and ate lunch . Not so romantic since it’s not dinner , but it’s our date for the occasion . We saw a lot of people in the mall . Some are holding bouquets of flowers . There’s an acoustic singer by the lobby and people are listening to her love songs . Fastfoods and restaurants were filled with people . It seems the people really celebrate this special day . Even at FB everyone is posting pictures of the bouquet of flowers they received . Oh my ! What with Valentine’s Day really , that people seemed to be fuzzy about it ?
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@1hopefulman (32412)
• Canada
15 Feb 16
I don't understand all the fuss. If you love someone, does one have to wait for a certain day to buy flowers or go for a meal?
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Precisely . And do you really have to post at FB where you went for dinner , what were your husband's gift ?
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@salonga (27954)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
We don't allow commercialism to take advantage of our Valentine's day now that we are already married. I myself have told my husband to stop giving me roses because it is not practical anymore because of the high price. He gives me roses other days but not Valentine. We did not go out yesterday, only went to church because restaurants and the likes are crowded and i hate that. We are instead going out for dinner tonight.
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• United States
15 Feb 16
Yes, during Valentine's Day the price of flowers is double. Where as any other day it's regular price and sometimes even more fresh and beautiful.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Exactly , that's how we think also so those bouquet of roses is instead for the dining out . Married couples can really be already practical .
@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
@infatuatedbby Of course that's how it is because of the law of demand and supply . But when the demand is no more , it's back to normal .price . Businessmen takes the opportunity to raise their prices.
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@brokenbee (8023)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
I don't know. Hihihi! For me, it's just an ordinary day.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Didn't you and your boyfriend had a date ?
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@brokenbee (8023)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD I don't have a boyfriend. Hihihi
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
17 Feb 16
@brokenbee That's okay , because maybe you are not yet of age to have one . So, how did you spend your Valentine's day ?
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
15 Feb 16
I don't really celebrate Valentine's day so it is just another day to me. My brother did give me a card which I thought was really sweet of him.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Oh how sweet of your brother to give you a Valentine's card . Who needs a sweetheart if one has a brother as sweet as yours .
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@simone10 (21647)
• Louisville, Kentucky
16 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD I agree, he is a sweetheart. He can get on my nerves sometimes as brothers do but I wouldn't trade him for anything.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
@simone10 Siblings are like that , they quarrel yet they love each other .
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@LadyDuck (175651)
• Switzerland
15 Feb 16
I do not appreciate the commercial side of this celebration, I am sure that people do not even know because this particular day has been chosen to celebrate love.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
I agree . It seems everyone wants to show that on this special day , they are dating , when actually you can do it at any time of he year or everyday .
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@LadyDuck (175651)
• Switzerland
16 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD To go out for a nice dinner it's not necessary to wait the Valentine's Day, any dinner can turn in a romantic dating.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
@LadyDuck Correct !
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• Philippines
18 Feb 16
Hmmm, I am single and well, for me. I can say that Valentines is just others way of fully expressing their love to their partners with expensive gifts (lol - not bitter but that is how I see it sometimes). Same like Christmas - we can always choose to celebrate as how we are accustomed to.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
19 Feb 16
That is true . Valentine's day is the official day for everybody to show and express their loves to their loves ones . Even singles can do that , to their parents and siblings and even relatives .
@just4him (126889)
• Green Bay, Wisconsin
16 Feb 16
It's a day for the florists and merchants to make money.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
And the restaurants and fastfoods outlet too.
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• Philippines
15 Feb 16
not much happened in that day for me, it was just another ordinary day.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Didn't you take your special someone to a date ?
• United States
15 Feb 16
I think Valentines day is so hyped up that people miss the point about love, it should be given everyday
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Precisely . Well , actually it's the businessmen who put so much drumbeat on Valentine's day , so that whatever they are offering and selling would be patronized so much .
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@Freelanzer (9499)
• Canada
15 Feb 16
I neverr like to make a fuss about it but y husband always gets me flowers. This year we stayed home so you did more than I did for valentine's day
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
How sweet of your husband to give you flowers always . But anyway , since couples don't need to be reminded that they are loved by their partners because they always feel that way, just being together on this special day of the hearts is already enough . Time for each other is the nicest gift actually , don't you agree ?
@Lucky15 (33699)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
i don't know what's with v-day. lovers seem to make businesses had their income skyrocket :))
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
16 Feb 16
Precisely . They make gimmicks about Valentines that people would also crazily patronize .
@amnabas (10314)
• Karachi, Pakistan
15 Feb 16
Craziness beyond expectations really.
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Indeed . And those businessmen who makes all those things about Valentine's are very happy because the people are crazily following the fad .
@EddieHands (37807)
• United States
15 Feb 16
Yes bloody valentines day! this is why I didn't go on my main facebook. And also why I didn't go out today! I hate seeing people all lovely dovey! It's annoying
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@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
15 Feb 16
Why is it that you are annoyed ? Are you one of those singles who hate Valentine's day .
@ridingbet (59343)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
for the lovers who are so active in showing their love to their other half, Valentine's day is like Christmas day that should be celebrated well.
@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
Actually , there's no need to do that since they show their love to each other everyday .
@ridingbet (59343)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@SIMPLYD no, I meant the newly engaged or just a month or week old lovebirds, they are happy to celebrate the heart day.
@SIMPLYD (82839)
• Philippines
26 Feb 16
@ridingbet Oh them ! They surely are waiting for this special day to show to the world how much they love each other . Some people can really be showy .
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