Really, I do, literally. It’s crazy I tell you. In almost any shopping centre, you see red! The shopping centres, shops are brightly decorated with everything scarlet. It’s so bloody bright (hur hur no pun intended.) You see nothing but blooming, cherry, copper tones. You see clothes in burgundy blushes, shoes inflamed in fiery shades, books, confetti, water bottles…. Don’t even get me started on the Chinese New Year songs blasting and trying to attract any and everyone. Every shop, at least the majority, is
preparing prepared for Chinese New Year AND Valentine’s Day. It’s almost an overkill!. I mean, they’re so overrated.
Chinese New Year. Almost all prices, especially anything that can be profited from (like bak kwa, haircuts, even clothes), are jacked up. Valentine’s Day shares the same similarity. Of course the difference is where the profits come from.
I mean look all around you. If you notice all florists have orders of bouquets spilling out of their shops. While I was walking past a florist (on my way to work), one of the workers from the florist was matching her orders against the bunches of flowers in front of her.
Please don’t get me wrong. I’m not against anyone who celebrates it. AND I’m definitely not some bitter chick who doesn’t like Vday because no one gives me flowers etc, I just don’t like the idea that it’s so damn commercialised. I also do not like the fact that SO MANY people (*looking at the male species*) only treat their other halves, so-called loved ones specially nice ONLY on that day. It doesn’t make ANY sense to me, no?
I guess, that’s why in all my years (with anyone, like dom and ken), I don’t accept things especially on Valentine’s Day. It doesn’t mean anything to me, and serves no purpose. Well, if I want to be treated nicely, I’d rather be happy on ANY OTHER DAY other than Vday. 🙂 I would feel more special. I mean, I wouldn’t wanna be just like any other girl on the streets today, looking so elated.
That’s just me I guess 😉