Valentine’s Day: A Hallmark Holiday?


It was February 14th. The day that was considered as sacred for most couples in the world. The day where you could do anything in the name of love, be it proposing your SO, or simply telling your crush that you liked them and you wanted to ask them out.

VALENTINE’S DAY.

I am not anti-Valentine’s Day. I like the cheesiness. There was always something unique about that day. Last year I celebrated Valentine’s Day with my friend by going to Den Haag. When I arrived at the train station, there were some people busy giving away free roses. My friend also said that in some places people gathered to offer free hugs and give away free condoms (say yes to safe sex!). Those were considered as unique things for me, because I come from a country that loves to talk about Valentine’s Day as “the day to do immoral things in the name of love”.

Since Valentine’s Day is filled by cheesiness, I think of it more as a Hallmark holiday. It’s the day when most young adult women were filled by the hope of having romantic comedy-like treatment from their boyfriends. Meh, I was not a romantic, and am not, so I did not really expect to have a luxurious and romantic Valentine’s day with Mr. C. In fact, here’s what we did on Valentine’s Day: he pissed me off for showing up 2 hours late, ate at McDonalds for dinner, and watched ‘Deadpool’ afterwards.

I did not feel upset at all for not having a glamorous and romantic Valentine’s Day like what my girlfriends shared on their social media pages. Sure, who was I to judge? Probably they thought of those extravagant things as an act of love. For me, I felt happy enough because I spent Valentine’s Day with the person I truly cared about. I felt heard because of the sincere things he did such as remembering my favorite McDonalds menu and that I wanted to see ‘Deadpool’.

How was your Valentine’s day? Do you celebrate it? If you do, how did you celebrate it with your friends and loved ones? If you don’t, why you decide not to celebrate it? Hit me up in the comments below!

P.S.: The next day, my favorite cafe sold Valentine’s day chocolates and cakes for 50% off. Say yes to cheap cakes and chocolates! #foodsbeforeboyfriend

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12 thoughts on “Valentine’s Day: A Hallmark Holiday?

  1. Karena 14 ini jatuh hari minggu, artinya hari bersih2 rumah. Aku masak, ngelap2, jemur cucian trus belajar. Sementara suami ganti seprei, bersihkan karpet dan nyapu. Sorenya kami mengunjungi mertua, pulangnya mampir beli pempek, menurutku ini romantis karena dikasih sesuatu yg aku suka (banget!) dan bisa dimakan. Melakukan pekerjaan RT bareng itu romantis versi kami haha.

    Suka

      1. Ada restoran Indonesia baru akhir tahun lalu buka di Voorburg. Namanya Pempek Elisha. Yang punya orang Palembang. Makanannya enak2. At least lebih enak dibanding Si Des, menurutku. Siapa tahu kalian mau nyoba *huaha semacam bagian marketingnya aku 😆

        Suka

      2. Itu yang punya tinggal di Zoetermeer Den. Bisa pesen dikirim lewat pos juga. Dia selalu buka stand di Pesta Rakyat di Wassenaar. Enak menurutku rasanya untuk ukuran sini ya.

        Suka

      3. Iya bener Mbak. Dulu beberapa kali beli langsung ke Zoetermeer, soalnya rumahnya deket kantor suami, jadinya suami bisa langsung ambil. Nah sekarang buka restoran deket rumah, lebih enak jadi aku bisa beli yg lain2 juga haha. Waktu di Pesta Rakyat, beuuhh antriannya puanjaangg.

        Suka

  2. Agree. It can be overdone in so many ways! Like I wrote to you in twitter, we were just being lazy in bed, got up and travelled to Sweden (he’s got meeting that day), I had lunch on my own (boo!) and he joined me for cake after his meeting. I kinda hinted him that I didn’t celebrate Valentine’s Day but he still gave me a bag of chocolates, well who can say no to chocolates? 😛

    Suka

  3. ngerayain seru2annya aja krn kebetulan Valentine jg berdeketan dengan ultah aku.

    senang sih ngeliat bapak2 tua beli bunga untuk istrinya di toko bunga, dan banyak anak muda yang jg nenteng2 bunga di jalan, ngeliat kek begini bikin hati hangat.

    Suka

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