Wednesday, February 14, 2018

My Valentine...

As with most important occasions, I always try to find a song that best encapsulates what I feel. For this year's Valentine's, the song that is most apt is Edwin McCain's "I Could Not Ask For More". I'm posting another version here by Sara Evans because the way she sings it is just so much feels :)


I loved this song from high school and I feel that I understand it a little better now that I'm married. Hehehe..it's just different, you know? The kilig when you're still single and gushing and dreaming, versus the now - married with kids, the struggle, the love, and everything in between. I mean, I can try my best to explain here but I guess that won't be necessary because Daddy A would be the best person to understand how I feel now. Right? :)




So what went down on our Valentine's? I wish I could say that he whisked me off to a faraway place (which is partly true LOL) and spent the entire day by ourselves (entirely true). But as I said earlier, it is just so different now. At this point and with the age of our kids, we really can't just take off in a whim and be back in 3 days. 

Although we did go to a faraway place -- 4 hours from Manila, this was more because we had responsibilities to attend to. But I guess being away does SOME good. No dreamy picnics or fancy dinners, just some decent food from gasoline stations and eating on the go. Since we were on the road for maybe 10 hours total (back and forth), we had some discussions, little arguments and agreeements too :)


Because we expected a very long drive, we ordered Rafik Shawarma's Wagyu version right after ordering our lunch to-go: Tokyo Tokyo's beef bento meal. Ganyan ako pag gutom hahaha...you don't want your significant other to go "hangry" while on a road trip, do you? :)


How do I feel? I feel like a college kid who cut classes just to have a date in Tagaytay hahaha...Although, I haven't really done that so, I guess this is how it must've felt.


Ever ready for hunger pangs...got my Tokyo Tokyo lunch, got our shawarma for sharing..and this, spanish bread! Still, nothing beats LA Bakeshop's Spanish bread..


Quick stop at a gasoline station, selfie time too! I make sure to always bring a floppy hat and shades whenever we're out and about. There's something about extreme sunlight that makes my head hurt..


We planned to go to Padre Pio shrine in Sto. Tomas Batangas for our Ash Wednesday Mass. But we weren't able to do so because of some delays encountered in BIR Lucena :( I don't want to end this Vday blog on a sad note but I was really bummed that day. Imagine, travelling 4 hours (one-way pa lang yan) and not really getting the result expected. This means I have to go back to Lucena again and finish this requirement. Oh well...

Since it's Vday after all, traffic was horrible even down South. We settled for another gas station meal. Tapa King this time. I always order Tapa Queen because it's a bit spicy and a bowl of Sinigang na Baboy. 



P.S. No flower / no gift post -- why? 
I have this NEW thing with flowers. I used to be so sad whenever Daddy A forgets or decides not to get me one. So this is my new rule. I told him specifically - Please don't give me flowers..

(a) If I have to tell you to give me flowers. 
(b) When they're ridiculously expensive!! [Might as well hand me a steak! Hahaha]

Of course, this can be over-ruled if he really can't resist buying me one! Hahaha..The catch is, if you don't give me flowers (see a & b above), please also don't buy me flowers when I'm gone (hahaha)..

This is what I ask him instead --- sing me love songs, write me a letter, dance with me :) Much better? Much better!

Happy Valentine's everyone! :)

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