Need to go to work on Valentine's day

happy valentine's day - To all the mylotter :happy valentine's day
@yuriii (151)
Hong Kong
February 5, 2008 11:38am CST
I am a student and I'm having my lunar new year holiday when Valentine's day.I was thinking of spend the whole day with my boyfriend.BUT,my boyfriend need to go to work that day.Maybe I can go to the shopping mall to see the couples walkinh with their flowers in the morning.sigh... Do you need to go to work on the Valentine's Day? Do you have any plans to celebrate on that day? Have you prepared the persent that for your boy friend/ girlfriend??
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@owlwings (42002)
• Cambridge, England
8 Feb 08
I find it slightly bizarre that you celebrate a lunar new year (so you are of Chinese origin?) AND the day of a Christian saint (who is a partly mythical one, at that). Actually, St Valentine's Day really is based on a pre-Christian, Roman, festival, the eve of Lupercalia. It was 'Christianised', as many festivals, places and older gods were, so that converts from paganism could still celebrate their customary holidays and recognise the gods they honoured but within the framework of the 'new' religion. Please don't think that you are wrong or peculiar to celebrate as you do! I just think that it is very strange how cultures and customs mix like this. As I pointed out, there is really a very long precedent for it!
@owlwings (42002)
• Cambridge, England
8 Feb 08
To answer your question, neither Valentine's Day or the Lunar New Year are holidays in the UK, so most people work. The Chinese restaurants and takeouts in this city seem to be very busy, though, and generally decorate their establishments to celebrate their New Year. If I were invited to share their celebration, I would do so wholeheartedly because I have great respect for others' customs and celebrations. We are one world.
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
Valentine's Day - Mickey and MInnie celebrated hearts day
hi yurii! ^__^ don't be sad. if you are really going to miss your boyfriend during Valentine's Day, then why not visit him at his work? but it would have to be a quick visit so that you won't disturb him. ^__^ and then you can always spend time together after his work right? i have to go to work too during that day. its a weekday, Thursday, and we have work. but then, i don't really have a boyfriend to celebrate it with. ^__^;; so its fine for me. but i think i'm going to have a date after work on that day. ^__^
@secretbear (19463)
• Philippines
15 Feb 08
thanks for the best response. ^__^
@luvstochat (6914)
• United States
5 Feb 08
I usually work Thursday nights so I will most likely work Valentines night. My husband will have to work during the day so we won't see much of each other that day. Our 10 year anniversary is the 13th and the 16th is my birthday.
@yuriii (151)
• Hong Kong
10 Feb 08
WOW,10years.so,that means you will celebrate your 10 year anniversary and your birthday on 14th?anyway,happy birthday.=]
• United States
8 Feb 08
I find that all too often there are obstacles to spending Valentine's Day with the one we love most. Either work or school seem to get in the way. The best thing is not to place too many expectations on having a 24 hour romantic interlude but rather, to make it a day to express one's love and appreciation to all the people who make our lives better, like family and friends as well as the acquaintances we see regularly in stores, the post office, even casual neighbors. Everyone that hears the words "Happy Valentine's Day" from you is likely to smile and feel better, since they are likely having the same experience you are. You and your boyfriend can phone, text and email... maybe you can even see each other on your computers... Try to make it a day when you feel love for yourself, give yourself the gift of self-pampering and who knows, you may see each other and share your love before the day - or week - is over. Happy Valentine's Day to You!
@betta88 (37)
• Italy
8 Feb 08
o yes... a big chocolate kiss to eat in a magic hotel room... very romantic! i
• United States
8 Feb 08
We go to the Sinbad's Place and eat and then go to the new play.."Eros"
@marketing07 (6266)
• South Korea
8 Feb 08
hi yurri, it so sad your boyfriend is working for that day..but every day is valentines day for lovers,,we dont have any plans for it,,my husband is not that romantic kind of person,,but as ive said everyday is always a valentines day..
@Liasonfan (1702)
• Canada
6 Feb 08
Nope, I do not work outside the home anymore. I am a stay at home wife and grandmother. I babysit my grandkids often and have a blast doing it. My hubby though does work on Valentine's Day and I can't complain, he sometimes works other holidays too, but he is a great husband and probider. We make time to celebrate Valentine's Day and other holidays in the evenings, or whenever we can, and I am sure you and your boyfriend will too, if you care alot for one another. Happy Valentine's Day to you and to all the lovers on mylot.com!
• Philippines
6 Feb 08
Valentines day is not considered a holiday for most companies. It's just some socially constructed occasion. Of course, unless your government or company says otherwise, you need to go to work on Valentines day. For me Valentines is nothing really special. Just some capitalist ploy to spend more on gifts for lovers post Christmas. I hate the concept of spending much amount of money on a day that you and your love could have arbitrarily set yourselves.But yes, I may prepare a special dinner for my husband on Valentines day. *snort* My point is, everyday can be Valentines day if you want to.
• Kuwait
5 Feb 08
WE can always do the celebration after the work,,if it is not your off,, but valentine is an ordinary day that you celebrate before or after the work, its not necessary to scape the work or feel sorry that we can't spend the whole day together. what is most important is that you too excert an effort to celebrate and feel it inside your heart and spen the whole day the afterwards you'll just fight at the end..be pracitical...